Tom Ford • Neroli Portofino • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||72%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Got the splash bottle of eau fraiche this summer, and I love it so much. I get a lot of orange blossom and a touch of lavender on my skin. This is a light scent, it fades to just a whiff of orange blossom by the end of the day, and the eau fraiche is obviously not going to last as long as a real perfume. But honestly, I kind of love how faded this gets; I have a miniature orange tree in my house that only blooms once a year, and the scent is translucent and transient, so that only sometimes while I walk through the living room I catch just a whisper of the blossoms. The fleeting scent of orange blossoms on my skin at unexpected moments reminds me of this, and just makes me feel so happy and at home.
I think Tom Ford does a great job of creating fragrances that are classic and simple. My downsides for this actually have nothing to do with the scent. The splash bottle, while gorgeous with the turquoise and gold, is such a pain to use. I decanted some into a pretty glass faux retro atomizer that I found at Ikea, and that is what I keep out on my vanity. The other con is the price. This was a gift, so I can't complain about that, but its $110 for what amounts to a body spray. I will likely never buy the real perfume ($210), but I will rebuy the splash as a fancy treat for myself.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is beautiful. Other TF scents are too strong or heavy for my taste. This reminds me of being in a sea town....mandarin and I get hints of lavender right at the start. Shortly afterwards is when the bergamot kicks in for me. Overall, these scents do not change again over time. On me it keeps the same essence through the day.
This one won't be for everyone, starting with the fact that perfume changes on everyone's body chemistry. On some it may be too citrusy, on some, too "soapy". For me this smells like I just emerged from the best shower (of Mediterranean water ) in my entire life.
I said I'd repurchase, but as it is so expensive this will depend on my finances when that moment arrives!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Neroli essential oil is one of my fave scents so I had to try this Tom Ford fragrance. I really like it even though it goes very sheer on me quite quickly. Definitely reminds me of the beach in late spring and early summer. A marine orange blossom and petitgrain blend. I am sensitive to many fragrances but have no problems with this one. Wish it was a little less expensive being that I do have to reapply it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
HOLY HELL i love this fragrance. Tom Ford can (almost) do no wrong in my book. This scent makes me think of an afternoon on the beach which is why this is my spring/summer scent. So refreshing and light but not flowery. Also, this scent lasts on my skin unlike some of the other reviewers.
I'm intrigued by the 4711 dupe, I'll need to investigate.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Like another reader I found this smells JUST like 4711 a french eau de cologne. I smelled it and immediately told the sales person and he thought I'd "read the book"! hardly. It smells just like it except fancier. I do really like the smell but can't justify the just a price tag...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I got a sample of this and initially loved it. I'm not sure that I agree with previous reviews that this is masculine. I find this to be fresh and citrusy in a very feminine (but not sweet) way. I would definitely purchase EXCEPT it has no lasting power on me. While other Tom Ford scents typically last all day on me, this one evaporated in a couple of hours. While lovely, this is not worth the hefty pricetag.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I've never been to Portofino but this is what I imagine it would smell like on a perfect summer day. Nothing beats a well made fragrance and Tom Ford doesn't dissapoint. If your looking for a cheaper alternative I found Jennifer Anistons perfume to be quite the dupe!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I wish i tried this on my skin but had a quick sniff and reminded me of a gorgeous and intense and sweeter version of 4711. Did anyone else find that?
I need to re-test properly but my first impression was wow!
Gorgeous for summer.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is the first perfume I sought because of the color of the bottle -- that dark aquamarine is mesmerizing! That said, the juice is a bit of a disappointment. It blasts on hard -- I found it almost overwhelmingly masculine, and I am a gal who wears a lot of unisex and men's fragrances. It settles down to a marine orange blossom, with a waxy heaviness keeping it from feeling airy or ethereal. The scent is very "solid" -- it's a big smell, all in your nose at once, instead of morphing over time, or offering itself in whiffs.
Because it is so spendy, after I put it on I kept asking myself, "Does this smell expensive?" and the answer was a resounding NO. The texture of it was all wrong. It is not solid and heavy like a Rolex; It's solid and heavy like a supermarket croissant.
ETA: I realized today in a blinding flash what this smells like: Irish Spring soap. A little waxier, perhaps, but if you love Portofino Neroli you can save yourself $229 by getting a six-bar pack of Irish Spring instead.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Brown
I tried this last summer during its re-release. Got a sample from Neiman Marcus while I was on vacation in central Florida. Absolutely loved it. However, it was/is so expensive. I love it enough to purchase but not at full retail.
Fresh. Marine. Classy.