I've grown to really like Gentleman, and it's nothing like Tabac. I've heavily invested in Stirling soaps and haven't tried all the tobacco scents on the market. BUT there are a slew of different scents based on the various forms/states tobacco can be found in, so "best" isn't just subjective, it's apples and oranges subjective. I've read that Tabac is supposed to smell like tobacco blossom. I've never smelled the blossoms, so to me Tabac just smells like 1959, and performs like a legend.