Tom Ford Black Orchid
Black Orchid is the introduction scent launch from designer Tom Ford, as whose eponymous beauty line had been declared last year, it beneath the Estee Lauder brand continues to be anticipated with anticipation.
Black Orchid begins right away using a bang -- it's a statement aroma, make no mistake about it. There's citrus, there's a lot there are heady flowery notes, there's jammy fruit. Controlling that all is a powerful undertone of something earthy and dark (the black truffle treaty, presumably) and vaguely off kilter, in a manner that is good.
As it dries down, the earthy- stuff that is dark fades, the vanilla steps up as well as the florals turn smooth and creamy. It manages to concurrently remind me (it's rich and sweet and creamy) without being just foody (there are way a lot of flowery words that are heady here about eating, to think). Later the creamy vanilla component relaxes the woods warm up a bit and a few of the earthiness beams through again.
But a year ago when Flowerbomb was released, I was struck by it as a surprisingly traditional scent from two designers who have been known because of their non-traditional way of trend. 400 scents that are insipid and one year later, it will not smell quite so normal to me.
My feelings are not dissimilar. You may find yourself disappointed: this is not M7 in the event you had been looking to go way out on a limb. I can not think of what a more impressive mainstream release this year was if there clearly was it.
The packaging is simply fantastic, as well as better in person than in images: a retro-glam fluted black glass bottle with the engraved metal plate, quite femme fatale, and certain to shove you over the border in the event you're waffling over whether to purchase or not. The bottle is better: a limited edition (numbered, 5000 bottles and signed) but also for that you'll need to save your cents.
Coming shortly: Lustrous Hair Perfume, Hydrating Emulsion, Ending Oil Spray and Body Cleansing Oil.
Black Orchid can be found . Should you not adore it, no stresses, Tom Ford has more strategies for 2007: Tom Ford Private Blend (a group of 12 unisex blend 'n match scents for "perfume connoisseurs", rumored to possess connoisseur-worthy price tags) and a men's cologne, and then a colour cosmetic line to introduction in the autumn. A second women's perfume will follow in 2008.