The Mäurer & Wirtz company, the creators of the Tabac scent, has been run by the Wirtz family for five generations. The current family Managing Partner is Dr. Hermann Wirtz. Although formally the cosmetics and fragrance division of Dalli Werke the companies have operated independently since 1990. Founded in Stolberg Germany in 1845 by Michael Mäurer and his stepson Andreas August Wirtz the company first produced Tabac as a soap in 1938. Twenty one years later in 1959 the scent we know was introduced as an Eau de Cologne, Aftershave and Electric Pre-Shave. The Tabac scent now covers an entire line of male grooming products and is available in 140 markets worldwide. I highly recommend visiting their website for more information.
Tabac seems to be one of those scents you either love or hate. There seems to be little middle ground here. After much use I could have sworn it has tobacco in it but that's not the case. Mäurer & Wirtz describe the scent as "a harmonious accord of aldehyde notes, peppery spicy accents and precious exotic woods with flowery elements". While my nose can't find all that I do enjoy the masculine and somewhat barbershop-esque scent. The website has a good page illustrating the scents and layers involved in developing the fragrance and it is well liked on Basenotes.
I am a big fan but I will admit the scent can be a little overpowering at first but it calms down quickly. The splash is not overly moisturizing, not drying and does a good job on razor burn. Overall a good all around aftershave with plenty of fans over in the reviews section. Presently I use the aftershave, soap and cologne and find all to be excellent products and highly recommended.
The aftershave is available in a big 10 oz. bottle for around $20 from several of our supporting vendors. Definitely a good buy if you like the scent.
Ingredients: alcohol denat, water, propylene glycol, fragrance, PEG-40 hydrogenated caster oil, lactic acid, sodium hydroxide, hydroxy-citronellal, citronellol, alpha-isomethyl ionone, coumarin, evernia furfuracea(treemoos)extract, benzyl salicylate, isoeugenol, butlyphenyl methylpropional, benzyl benzonate, limonene, amyl cinamal, gerniol, hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexene carboxaldehyde, eugenol.