Tobacco Touch Review: Tantalizing Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille Dupe

Tobacco Touch Review, bottle of Tobacco Tobacco Touch and a tobacco leaf.

Welcome to my Maison Alhambra Tobacco Touch review!

Tobacco Vanille is one of Tom Ford’s most replicated fragrances. Maison Alhambra has released quite a few fantastic fragrances inspired by Tom Ford, and they have knocked it out of the park once again. Maison Alhambra Tobacco Touch is a warm, sweet, spicy tobacco fragrance that is almost a perfect dupe for Tobacco Vanille.

I tested and compared Tobacco Touch and Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille, and Tobacco Touch is an incredibly high-quality fragrance at a very low price and a fantastic dupe for Tobacco Vanille. 

Overall
Longevity
Projection
Versatility
Value

Tobacco Touch

Maison Alhambra Tobacco Touch Review

✓ Pros

  • Great dupe of Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
  • Very low price
  • Great choice for fall and winter
  • Versatile

✗ Cons

  • Some people report poor longevity

What Does Maison Alhambra Tobacco Touch Smell Like?

Tobacco Touch is an incredibly accurate dupe of Tobacco Vanille. 

The opening of Tobacco Touch is a bit sweeter compared to Tobacco Vanille. Tobacco Touch opens with very well-blended vanilla, tobacco, and warm spicy notes. I get cinnamon and cloves immediately, mixed with a smooth tobacco and smooth vanilla.

As Tobacco Touch dries down, it retains its balance of warm spices, smooth tobacco, and sweetness from the vanilla and dried fruit notes. Overall, Tobacco Touch is a very well-blended and high-quality fragrance that smells much more expensive than it is. 

  • Top Notes: Tobacco, Spicy Notes
  • Middle Notes: Tobacco, Vanilla, Tonka Bean, Cacao
  • Base Notes: Dried Fruits, Woody Notes

Performance

Tobacco Touch has decent longevity and projection. It has impressive projection for the first 2 hours, then it quiets down to a more subtle scent with mild but noticeable projection for at least 8 hours. 

The last time I wore Tobacco Touch, I applied it in the morning and could still easily smell it in the evening before bed. It isn’t a beast mode fragrance that keeps strongly projecting throughout the evening, but it is definitely still there.

Tobacco Touch also lasts even longer on clothes, so applying it to both skin and clothes will easily provide an all-day experience.

For the price, Tobacco Touch performs quite well.

When to Wear Maison Alhambra Tobacco Touch

Like Tobacco Vanille, Tobacco Touch is a great fragrance for the colder months in the fall and winter. It is a great choice for nights out, but it is also versatile enough for daily wear.

Price

Price-wise, Tobacco Touch is incredibly competitive, offering a high-quality fragrance experience at a very low price. 

Maison Alhambra Tobacco Touch vs Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

Let’s compare Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille vs Maison Alhambra Tobacco Touch in terms of scent, performance, and price.

Scent

Opening: Both fragrances have a sweet, warm, spicy, tobacco opening. I find the opening of Tobacco Touch to be sweeter than Tobacco Vanille, which has a heavier emphasis on the tobacco note right away.

Dry down: Both fragrances retain a similarly sweet, warm, spicy tobacco scent throughout the dry down. Tobacco Touch remains a bit more on the smooth and sweet side, while Tobacco Vanille is a bit drier with a stronger and bolder tobacco note.

Overall, they are very close, and if someone were to smell Tobacco Touch alone, I don’t think they would be able to tell it apart from Tobacco Vanille.

Winner: Tie

Performance

On my skin, Tobacco Touch lasts longer than Tobacco Vanille. I get decent longevity from both fragrances, but Tobacco Touch is one of those fragrances that will linger for a full day and then some!

Winner: Tobacco Touch

Price

Tobacco Touch can be found at a tiny fraction of the price of Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille.

Winner: Tobacco Touch by a landslide!

Final Verdict

Both Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille and Maison Alhambra Tobacco Touch are fantastic fragrances. I would personally buy Tobacco Touch over Tobacco Vanille since it is a very close dupe and pretty much free compared to the price of Tobacco Vanille.

Ideas for Layering

Tobacco Touch stands on its own quite well, but if you enjoy experimenting with layering, here are some ideas!

A few layering ideas for Tobacco Touch.
  • Maison Alhambra Kismet Angel + Maison Alhambra Tobacco Touch
  • Kayali Vanilla 28 + Maison Alhambra Tobacco Touch
  • The 7 Virtues Vanilla Woods + Maison Alhambra Tobacco Touch
  • Kayali Lovefest Burning Cherry + Maison Alhambra Tobacco Touch
  • Tom Ford Oud Wood + Maison Alhambra Tobacco Touch
  • Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb EDT + Maison Alhambra Tobacco Touch
  • Maison Francis Kurkdjian Grand Soir + Maison Alhambra Tobacco Touch
  • Lattafa Khamrah + Maison Alhambra Tobacco Touch
  • Jean Paul Gaultier La Belle Le Parfum + Maison Alhambra Tobacco Touch

FAQ

Are Maison Alhambra Tobacco Touch and Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille unisex fragrances?

Yes! Tobacco Vanille is very popular with both men and women. Tobacco Touch is very much a unisex fragrance as well. As always, all fragrances are gender-neutral, and everyone should wear whatever they enjoy!

Can I wear Maison Alhambra Tobacco Touch and Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille year-round?

Definitely! Many people prefer these fragrances for the fall and winter due to their sweet and spicy tobacco notes, but as always, feel free to experiment and wear what works for you!

Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille is expensive but I’d like to compare it with Maison Alhambra Tobacco Touch. Can I buy a sample of Tobacco Vanille?

Yes! You can buy samples of Tobacco Vanille from Scent Split and MicroPerfumes if you’d like to try it out without buying a whole bottle.

What does tobacco smell like in fragrances?

Tobacco in fragrances usually smells rich, warm, sweet. Tobacco leaves can also smell earthy, aromatic, and woody. [1]

Final Thoughts

Maison Alhambra Tobacco Touch is a fantastic fragrance at a very low price and a very close dupe of Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille.

Both are great fragrances and either one would make a fantastic addition to your fragrance collection if you enjoy sweet and spicy fragrances.

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