Fragrance Review - Zara Tobacco Collection : Rich/Warm/Addictive
The second of my Zara fragrance purchases, was Rich/Warm/Addictive from the Tobacco Collection. This is a steal at £12.99 for 100ml, assuming it’s any good. I’ve been focussing on building up my collection with scents to wear in the colder months. The vast majority of my shelf is fresh citrussy options, so as the winter gets ever nearer, I need some more appropriate things to wear. Apparently, there are other fragrances in the Tobacco Collection, but in store, I could only see this one. I wish they’d have given this a name slightly easier to remember. Far too many words going on!
First thing I have to mention, is that I really hate the packaging. The typography is nice enough, but the method for opening and just the flimsiness of the cardboard really make this feel so so cheap. I’m fine with brands if they want to do something different. The Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male tins are a noticeable example. This however seems like far more style over substance, when I would have preferred a normal opening box made from a heavier cardboard, to give it way more of a premium feel.
With all that being said, conversely, I really love the bottle design for Rich/Warm/Addictive. It has a kind of Aesop/Le Labo kind of aesthetic which I really gravitate towards. The glass feels solid and it’s dark brown look matches with the Tobacco theme, coupled with an understated label printed in white.
On my first spray, I got reminded of my first day of school funnily enough. We used to keep crayons in old tobacco tins, and they had a certain kind of smell. After that, I got a thick sweet fragrance with a kind of vanilla honey vibe topped off with hints of chocolate.
I was actually surprised at how much I enjoyed Rich/Warm/Addictive. It’s such a warm and cosy scent that’s perfect for those cold weather evenings when you want to stay indoors wearing chunky knitwear with a hot cup of coffee.
Top Notes: Coconut, White Peony.
Middle Notes: Rum, Honey, Vanilla Bourbon.
Base Notes: Tobacco, Sandalwood, Cedar.