10-30-2014, 09:34 PM
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  • Shaun
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  • St Peters, NSW, Australia
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Have I stumbled upon something interesting?

I was recently seated in my sunny back yard next to some pink and white flowering primulas ('Lollipops' or primula malacoides) and BOOM, the scent of Tabac, the unmistakable scent of Tabac manifested/revealed/unveiled. Filled my head. I didn't connect at first. I hadn't used Tabac in a few days. Could it be? I caught it again, the scent, and looked about. There they were...the lollipop primulas... and also some polyanthuses (also a kind of primula), but nope it wasn't the latter. I placed my nose closer to the malacoides and, holy moly, I couldn't believe it: Tabac! I kid thee not.

I claim the prize!

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 10-31-2014, 04:05 AM
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  • Carson
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  • Adelaide, Australia
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To me, Tabac has always had a floral type scent. It just seems to be complex and unique enough that its not that easy to distinguish its makeup. Im not surprised there is a flower out there that corresponds with the tabac scent. It would've been great to come across it and make that association.
Tabac has been a favorite of mine for quite some time now.

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 10-31-2014, 06:19 AM
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Shaun, you have the flowers, now, all you need is a few more ingredients and you have yourself some soap! Biggrin

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 10-31-2014, 07:18 AM
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Your next step, as a budding chemist Wink, should be to investigate whether the lollipop primulas are genetically related to the tobacco plant.
Love the Tabac. I've been using it for over 30 years; since I lived in Germany.

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 10-31-2014, 07:30 AM
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I agree with Primo. Please do continue your research.

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 10-31-2014, 10:08 AM
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  • kiruiz
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It will be interesting if you can put some pics about the plant. I love tabac too.

thanks
Ken

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 10-31-2014, 10:16 AM
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  • Crag
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  • Menifee, Ca 92586
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Down in Huntington Arkansas where I grew up there is a swamp-weed that grows and produces little white flowers early in the spring...no idea what it's called, but it smells JUST like Tabac, except with a more familiar floral note. Mt grandma said it was called poor-mans tobacco...

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 11-16-2014, 02:03 PM
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I love Tabac too, and I always assumed it was a complex blend of fragrances, as are most commercial scents. Interesting to note that another famous German shaving product line is based on a single plant - Speick

Here's a photo of the Lollipop Primula flower:

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 11-16-2014, 05:14 PM
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  • Mouser
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I've always assumed it was the scent of tobacco flowers. Of course , that would be spelled Tobac instead of Tabac.

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 11-16-2014, 06:16 PM
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(11-16-2014, 05:14 PM)Mouser Wrote: I've always assumed it was the scent of tobacco flowers. Of course , that would be spelled Tobac instead of Tabac.

In which language? At least in French, it's two a's.

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 11-16-2014, 08:29 PM
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Tabak is the German word for Tobacco.

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 11-17-2014, 01:48 PM
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Hiya,

Just a quick story related to the Tabac EdT. Some of the police departments use it in their training program. Yeah, you can buy the EdT at police supply places in large quantities.

It's used for training cadaver dogs since the scent so closely resembles dead things. Police canine handlers know it as pints of 'Body in a Bottle' when making out the paperwork.

Interesting eh?

Martin

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 11-17-2014, 02:05 PM
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[I see that Dodger used the cadaver-dog joke here a little over a year ago. It's visible on other forums too.]

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 11-17-2014, 11:12 PM
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When i smell tabac, i see this in my head: http://s28.postimg.org/3s0jx3m25/fall_co...lpaper.jpg

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