If one thing makes me weak at the knees it is a new Tom Ford fragrance launch, couple that with Summer ready notes and the most beautiful rose gold packaging ever and you undoubtedly have the best scent launch of 2016; not to mention a bottle worthy of 10 or so Instagram photos, brace yourself ladies and gents, a storm of photos is a'coming when Tom Ford Orchid Soleil Eau de Parfum lands.
Tom Ford Orchid Soleil is a triple hitter - it looks good, it smells great and boy does it last on the skin - the kicker? It doesn't launch here in the UK until August the 1st but at least that does give you a little time to save up and treat yourself?
Where shall we start? The bottle? Fans of the original and non- private blend Tom Ford fragrance dynasty will instantly recognise the iconic bottle - the only difference this time around is that Tom Ford Orchid Soleil has been dipped in a rose gold coating - it glimmers, it reflects and it will remind you of both liquid gold and the heat of the sun. Perfection and if ever there was a bottle of fragrance that is worthy of a space on your dresser it is this.
Now for the scent, you have no idea how much I wish you could "scratch and sniff" the screen - it is utterly heavenly and I feel a little selfish not being able to physically share the lingering tones of Tom Ford Orchid Soleil. As this is a further branch of the Tom Ford Orchid scent family (does anybody do Orchid scents better than Tom Ford?), this of course does have a certain familiarity but due to the additions of the warm and altogether warmer notes, Orchid Soleil does however have a new and exciting energy.
In my opinion Tom Ford Orchid Soleil Eau de Parfum is bold, bright, slightly zesty with a creamy dry down - rather than reminding me of the warm days of Summer and beaches, this reminds me of sizzling hot nights, bronze skin and exotic locations. The official note line up is pretty interesting and unlike anything else I own: top notes - Bigarade, Pink Peppercorn (spicy, warm) and Fresh Cypress (I think this is what gives it both the fresh, almost alpine burst on first application), at the heart there is: Orchid (of course!), Spider Lily, Tuberose - combined they are fairly strong but oddly not overpowering and lastly we have the beautiful accents of Vanilla Chestnut Cream, Patchouli.
Let the bottle capture your attention and then let the lingering, warm weather ready notes captivate you. Roll on August the 1st so we can all smell like Bond girls emerging from the sea...