Le Smoking

Rated 4.57 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings
(7 customer reviews)


“Le Smoking” , named after YSL’s first Tuxedo for women design, is a sophisticated green chypre tobacco fragrance.


About This Product

Le Smoking: The Tuxedo: c.1968-1975
The Tuxedo for a woman was revolutionary and avant-garde at the time that YSL began introducing the style into his collection. Inspired somewhat by the smoking jacket and women’s liberation, the Tuxedo was a continuous muse for every subsequent collection right until the last.  Based, of course, on the Blond Tabac (fine cigarette) note as well as the new ‘marijuana’ cigarette and Moroccan incense, Le Smoking is a gender-bending classic that’s great on both men and women.

* EdP / VdP sample vials are 1/2 filled; Perfume / extrait mini roller sample vials are full.

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7 reviews for Le Smoking

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Arneblaze (verified owner)

    Complex and multi-layered, this is a truly daring scent.

    First, it steps outside the comfortable realm of pipe tobacco, warm, cherry/honey humidor – and strikes out for the cigarette no man’s (or woman’s) land, where more than one attempt to duplicate or improve the iconic Caron Tabac Blond has failed miserably.

    Le Smoking succeeds admirably. First a bitter blast of what seems to me a mix of patchouli, vetiver and actual cigarette smoke, it certainly grabs your attention. It then rounds these edges, removing the sharpness and adding a sophisticated, amberish warmth that nevertheless does not abandon the central cigarette smoke accord.

    Most creators in the past have gone for the obvious re-creation of the unburned cigarette tobacco, but Le Smoking revels in the actual smoke, rising from a lit cigarette.

    The effect is that of a nicely perfumed woman, sitting in a Mediterranean hotel lobby, smoking a very fine gauloise. If Audrey Hepburn were a smoker, it would be she, Givenchy hat and veil in place, waiting for Cary Grant to join her for a tisane.

    Unique and quite splendid!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    A sophisticated, sexy fragrance. It’s classic, but also modern. Think Helmut Newton’s famous photograph of Le Smoking.

  3. Rated 4 out of 5

    cochlearphotography@hotmail.com (verified owner)

    (Written by Cochlea)
    This is a sensual, earthy and smoky scent!
    Le Smoking starts off classically as a chypre- bitter and green with begamot. There is oakmoss with some floral notes with a delicate hint of aromatic sage underneath. On my skin I sense the distinctive scent of marijuana, perhaps it is a fantasy note. I sense spices with a realistic peach accord. Immediately I get my favorite note- the tobacco! The tobacco is then sweetened by the soft warm benzoin accord. The drydown is sort of an ambery/benzion musk!
    My vial is filled only half way, I must hold off on it until I get my flask!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    caroldawson (verified owner)

    Marvelous–all the addictive langour of smoking (more than one kind of old-school Russian and Turkish cigarette, that is, coupled with a spicy, sharply herbal pipe-filler) contained in a single bottle, without any of its deleterious effects! A permanent Oriental addition to my collection of favorite scents.

  5. Rated 4 out of 5


    On me this a scrumptious honeyed tobacco with fleeting hints of bergamot and something soft (leather? musk?). This is a scent made for the evening. And not just a straight-jacket, glam-filled evening but a late night road trip or getting lost in the dark narrow streets of an unknown city. It’s the perfume you imagine wearing when you start in a moody montage sequence.

  6. Rated 4 out of 5


    I love tobacco and smoke scents, and was very excited about this. I found it interesting and the greenness of the tobacco is really unique. I need to try it again because it was surprisingly weak on me. I feel like I have to use more to be able to experience it fully.

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