I tried 'Tabac Noir' as well as 'Tabac Exquis' and fruther on I have also tried four other new Caron creations from Jean Jacques. My results: These are not Caron perfumes anymore. I am a huge fan of the classic Carons and especially their line from 2015-2017 with newly re-released classics like 'French CanCan' - superb perfume art, deep, luxurious, high-quality scents they were, reaching back to the 1920s. Since Jean Jacques creates the new scents they (sorry, but it's the truth, at least for my nose=) smell synthetical ('Tabac Exquis' was especially awful), overly sweet and I would never smell it is Caron scents if I did a blind test. (In fact, if I did a blind test I would guess that these new scents are priceranged betwenn 10-30€ in the drugstore, the shelf down below, that is how they smell. Funnily enough, despite this obvious lack in quality (you can see that in the INCI lists as well, now you find lots of chemicals in there and stuff like Ambrox, Cahmeran etc. instead of high quality natural oils as it was before, they still cost between 180.- to 250€.) That, indeed was possible with Caron scents before, they were such high quality and unique with a certain DNA that I could blindly smell it's a scent from the house even if it was a new one.
So, I will treasure and appreciate my Caron scent collection of the classics up to the line until 2017. I will not test any further Jean Jacques creations, he simply can't produce high quality scents.