04-02-2014, 08:06 PM
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So, I ended up taking advantage of the Pefumania offer on Amazon the other week to get TWO GIGANTIC 10.1oz bottles of Tabac for $15 shipped.

For some reason I didn't quite understand how much 10.1oz will look when it's for cologne...and holy moly...the bottle is as big as my hand if not bigger.

I put a Gillette NEW here to get a sense of scale:
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Now, I didn't remember how Tabac smelled so it was a bit of a gamble...luckily it turns out I rather like the scent.

I did notice though that it fades pretty quickly.

Here is a highly unscientific test I did.

Applied a splash of Tabac on my wrist. Strong scent. Smells nice.

10 mins later: Approx 1/3 of the strength is gone
25 mins later: Scent is still very evident
45 mins later: Scent is maybe 15% of it's original strength
90 mins later: Stayed the same for the past 45 mins
120 mins later: Oddly enough the strength of the scent stays the same. Faint but still very much there.
240 mins later: Now very faint. I can pick it up but only with my nose an inch from my skin.

So seems like it has a rough lasting power of about four hours. Not sure if that is 'normal' as I'm sure any scent reacts differently with different skin.

Anyway, I got 20.2oz...so I can just splash liberally... Smile

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 04-02-2014, 08:42 PM
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  • Hanzo
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I bought a bottle of Tabac years back and just laughed out loud when it arrived, I had never imagined the bottle would be so large. But then I bought a bottle of Varon Dandy and its larger and then some. lol

The Tabac bottle is like the bowl, very sturdy milk glass and that hard unbreakable plastic top. Its nicely old fashioned , just don't see that kind of everyman product made these days.

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 04-02-2014, 08:59 PM
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That is lovely looking bottle. Smile

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 04-02-2014, 09:42 PM
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(04-02-2014, 08:42 PM)Hanzo Wrote: I bought a bottle of Tabac years back and just laughed out loud when it arrived, I had never imagined the bottle would be so large.

That's exactly the reaction I had Smile

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 04-03-2014, 05:27 AM
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I pulled the trigger on the EdC last time they ran this special....but only got one bottle. Biggrin

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 04-03-2014, 06:01 PM
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  • TheMonk
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You can never have too much Tabac! Biggrin

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 04-03-2014, 06:08 PM
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Holy cow ... I never realized how large these EdC bottles are.

I too have forgotten what Tabac is like ... I'm going to dig my soap out of storage ... Biggrin

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 04-04-2014, 02:03 AM
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(04-03-2014, 06:08 PM)Agravic Wrote: Holy cow ... I never realized how large these EdC bottles are.

I too have forgotten what Tabac is like ... I'm going to dig my soap out of storage ... Biggrin

I believe you'll be pleasantly surprised, Ravi. Wink

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 04-05-2014, 01:35 PM
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Been using Tabac every day for the past few days and I am really, really digging the scent Smile

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 04-05-2014, 03:47 PM
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(04-02-2014, 08:06 PM)Darkbulb Wrote: I did notice though that it fades pretty quickly.

The scent lasts quite a while on me. I have a tester with atomizer and with two sprays at 7am
I can still smell hints of it at 4pm.

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 04-05-2014, 04:06 PM
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(04-05-2014, 03:47 PM)5Savages Wrote:
(04-02-2014, 08:06 PM)Darkbulb Wrote: I did notice though that it fades pretty quickly.

The scent lasts quite a while on me. I have a tester with atomizer and with two sprays at 7am
I can still smell hints of it at 4pm.

I wonder if that tester is the same cologne or if it's maybe EdT or some stronger concentration.

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 04-05-2014, 04:29 PM
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(04-05-2014, 04:06 PM)Darkbulb Wrote: I wonder if that tester is the same cologne or if it's maybe EdT or some stronger concentration.

I"m pretty certain it's EdC, but I'll check when I get home. Even if it is, it could be stronger anyway. WHen I ordered the large bottle of Tabac I was concerned that it didn't have an atomizer because of how strong my tester is. Perhaps I don't need to worry about it.

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