After World War I, women had changed and wanted to free themselves from the conventions and customs of the previous century. With many men away at the front women had learned to take the initiative, to take jobs, drive cars, and occasionally to smoke. In 1919, the flapper fashion of women dressing more like men came along. Times were changing. Because of this, Daltroff decided that he would create a perfume for men, an idea never conceived before. Emancipated women immediately adopted the perfume. Homage to women's liberation, Tabac Blond is a subtly ambiguous fragrance that combines leathery top notes usually found in men's fragrances with an eternally feminine patchouli bouquet. As such, it can be shared by men and women.