Get a grip, Larie. It's perfume.
But it's a lovely one. Even its name (i.e., volutes de fumée = curls of smoke) is sensual and delicate and sultry. I have samples for both the EdP and EdT, and I like the EdP much better; it's a stronger iris-tobacco-vanilla with a sweeter, spicy drydown. The EdT smells like a citrusy, splashier TF Violet Blonde on me, and I am indifferent to it. This review is for the EdP.
The official description is: "Blond, honeyed Egyptian tobacco transports you to mysterious horizons and far-off shore. Iris strengthens it, spices give it body, and styrax imposes a daring and distinguished leathery note" (Diptyque site), with notes of "Mugwort, pink pepper, Sechuan pepper, saffron, mandarin, immortelle, hay, honey, iris, tobacco, styrax, opoponax, musk" (Luckyscent). I didn't think I'd like a blend that features tobacco (though honestly, I have no idea what actual tobacco smells like), and I'm still undecided on iris (despite owning Prada Infusion d'Iris), but I am typically a fan of styrax and its brethren.
It's going on the wishlist. I'm reveling in the experience of enjoying a perfume I thought I'd hate - something different from my usual fragrance choices. I think I'd pick this over the vanilla-safe Eau Duelle, and that's saying something.
[I leave you with my one confession: I dislike the jumble of letters that chaotically spell out Diptyque's fragrance names. It makes me twitch.]
Have you tried Volutes? Do you have any other tobacco perfumes to recommend?