Tobacco refers to elements in a composition that may be associated with the plant most commonly known for being the source for tobacco related products. This means elements that prove to have the aromatic characteristics of rich, warm, and deep tones, where they are reminiscent of cut and diced nicotiana tabacum. Notions of liquor, of particularly whiskey, and of maple syrup, caramel, and of woody or leathery resins, are all qualities associated with tobacco fragrances. The aromas are also sometimes possessing of qualities most comparable to that of rose, of violet, and of perhaps the most dried and leathery of fruits. The use of tobacco isn’t to evoke feelings of cigarette ash or of thick, foggy smoke from a cigar or pipe, but rather the deep and warm nuances of dried and cured tobacco cuts. These pleasant and intriguing aromas are often owed to nicotiana sylvestis, which emphasizes the more floral and sweet smelling elements of the fragrance, as well as of the tobacco blossom which features the dry, hay-like aromas of the leather family.

The use of the term tobacco can also be used to refer to the family of fragrances, which is also commonly known as the leather family.