I’ve got to stop blind-buying just because I like the packaging! I bought this Tokyomilk perfume because I loved the raven and it’s semi-goth-name, Poe’s Tobacco. As I put it into my cart, I imagine this would be a dark, moody fragrance with amber and smoky tobacco. Well, it’s nothing like that.
Poe’s Tobacco is far from goth. It’s a super green, energetic fragrance. It’s not a Cleopatra-eyelined beatnik. It’s a fun, outdoorsy gal. It’s a heady jasmine with crisp green tea leaves. There’s no tobacco. It’s a white floral white floral with green tea and freshly mown grass. There’s a vague apple, fruitiness that is like chamomile tea. It smells like a spring day. It’s sunshine so bright but I’m not wearing my shades, so I find it irritating.
What we have here is packaging and a name that went to waste! There’s a disconnect between the marketing and the final product. And that’s really a bummer. If you want something dark, moody and gothic, you better look elsewhere.
This retails for about $30 on Amazon.