Tom Ford Black Orchid EDP

3.8

108 reviews

62% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

The top notes are French jasmine, black truffle, ylang-ylang, black currant and effervescent citrus. In the floral-spicy heart, dwells the Tom Ford's black orchid, imaginary more than real, and the base combines woodsy notes (patchouli and sandalwood), dark chocolate, incense, amber, vetiver, vanilla and balsam.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

This is one of my favourite perfumes. I love it. Its a very strong perfume & it is one that lasts. This is also a unisex product.



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Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Medium Brown, Neutral

Hair: Other, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Hazel

A girl I once knew used to drench herself in this, daily she would come to work, Black Orchid upped and although it made me feel sick and made my eyes bleed, bizarrely when I had the chance to get one myself, I did.

That was about 2 years ago, and that dominant, stripy black bottle that looks a little like a victorian cough medicine (I don't hate the way it looks) is still there sat in my perfume cupboard right at the back where I never want to see it. I used it once, maybe twice and nearly passed out. I hate the smell on me, I hate the smell on others, I hate the odour in the air it leaves. I personally find it to be an ugly, overwhelming fragrance that overpowers anything in comparison. It's neither fruity, sweet or fresh. It is just a powerful, strong, strange musty smell that immediately hits and would probably be good used to clear odours out of a room.

It is a unisex fragrance but I wouldn't really care much for any man or woman who wears this as their scent would overshadow anything they may do or say. It does have musky notes to it and I adore musky fragrances but this I cannot deal with. It could probably mask tobacco smells it is that strong, I hate it and hate anyone who is wearing it. Sorry but it's just nasty and induces headaches. Not to be used when feeling slightly under the weather or for discreet occasions.

Some reviewers state this fragrance lasts for so many hours, I would add it lasts for weeks. Do not spray it into clothes that you never wash that often, for example, coats, as the smell lingers and lingers and lingers. Please girlies don't use this on your first date as it will probably knock the poor fella out.....unless you don't like him in which case, spray away.....!

Thumbs down....sorry Tom, but your Neroli Portofino is just lovely in comparison.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I got a sample of it and i was hoping to like it, but no just no!! It is an overpowering and unpleasant scent.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

This is pure sex in a bottle. It's a gorgeous, unique, warm scent. Definitely not for the faint of heart or for those sensitive to smell. This is my signature "going out" perfume. Every time I wear it I get compliments. Plus the scent lingers for ages! On bare skin it lasts anywhere between 24-48 hours and on clothes, scarves, etc I've had it last up to 3 days. I was lucky enough to have this gifted to me, but when I do run out I will repurchase!


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

Fast becoming my favourite perfume. Hubby bought me this for Christmas and I use it all year round! The scent lasts all day, I could even smell it on a top I wore the day previous. Husband loves it too which is a must. It is very expensive but a little goes a long way, too much can be overpowering. The bottle really stands out on my dresser, an elegant sensual fragrance for a real lady!


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Blue

A beautiful, sexy scent from Tom Ford. It was his first under his own brand (though he helped with ones previously for YSL and Estee Lauder). He has so many others in his Private Blend line and other Signature fragrances. I think this is one of his best though. It's definitely a unisex scent, there's something to please both women and men. It's floral, but more over it is a spicy alluring scent. I think it would smell different on a woman than it would for a man. Black truffle, vanilla, some incense. Just beautiful stuff.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Spicy, warm, musky, sexy fragrance. Can be worn by both women and men, so it's not really a feminine scent. A little goes a very long way, and too much will give you a headache. Definitely a colder weather scent. As others have stated, it's a mature scent, and complicated. Lasts a long time throughout the day. I noticed that hours after I had applied it, I could smell chocolate, which was very surprising. I can't compare it to any other fragrance, however, I will say it's one of the best I have ever used. I love it, and it works well with my chemistry, but apparently that's not true for everyone. I'd try it for a while before purchasing because it's expensive.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Spicy! Sexy! Mature! Not for the easily pleased! Incredibly complex scent, love everything about it including lasting power. And the bottle is Gorg.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Red, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Blue

When I first tried this perfume on inside Sephora, it almost made me sick. I could not wait to get home and wash it off. Within 5 minutes of leaving the store, I could not believe how great it smelled on my skin. I went back the next day and bought it. This is now my signature scent and I can't imagine going without it.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Another reviewer said this smelled like dirt. Spot on. I tried a sample and although it was overpowering at first I gave it the benefit of the doubt.
Ten minutes later I had another tentative sniff and said to my friend "It smells like soil".

The most "Emporors New Clothes" fragrance I've ever come across.


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