I have now owned this very bottle of Tom Ford's Black Orchid for close to three years
and still have a good half a bottle left.
Now don't mis-interpret this as an unloved product it is far from that but Black Orchid in my opinion
is a scent I really need to be in the mood to wear and is not one I every reach for in the warmer months.
Tom Ford's Black Orchid is by far the strongest scent I own and my collection is pretty vast (perhaps in 2013 when I begin YouTube video's I'll do a collective video) and it is also the one perfume that wears
not only all day long but the next too, even after a shower.
So if you struggle finding a fragrance to last the pace of the day which I know some of us do then this is
one to investigate, yes it is a little pricey but it is so intense that you use so little each wear.
I'm really heavy handed with perfume in general but with Black Orchid three sprays is all I need
instead of my usual half a bottle...I jest (kinda).
"Tom Ford Black Orchid is a sensuous, dark and dramatic fragrance which captures the attention and holds it as the notes deepen and balance.
The attention is captured by a sensuous blend of black truffle and ylang,
mingled with fresh bergamot and blackcurrant.
A dramatic signature unfolds with the custom–made Tom Ford black orchid blended with dark, tempting florals and rich fruit accords. The heart is deepened with the intoxicating lotus wood.
The decadent noir gourmand accord is balanced by patchouli, incense and vetiver, while vanilla tears add a fluid creaminess to warm balsam and smooth sandalwood."
I'm normally quite good at pin pointing scents (my ego is outta control) but this is so complex
that I really don't know where to begin.
It is rich, intense and slightly spicy but does loose the spice based edge once the scent settles
after an hour or two.
It's grown up and dare I say it sexy and with a slightly masculine edge, all I know is that it smells
like nothing else I own or have tested and is the scent I wear when I need a confidence boost.
Have your tried Tom Ford's now famous Black Orchid scent?
Tom Ford Black Orchid EDP 50ml/£68 via Selfridges - link