Tom Ford • Black Orchid EDP • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||71%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I was in love with this scent when I first tried it on me. People want to smell you when you have it on you. I purchased a full size bottle but unfortunately I noticed that especially men wear it much more beautifully when compared to women. Not only myself, many other women, except very young ladies. I gave it to my husband and he likes to wear it very much. This should be classified as a very unique men's cologne, I think saying it's unisex would not be so true for most of the women.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
What an unusual and refreshingly sophisticated scent. I got a sample of this with a sephora order, and am completely mystified by the sweet, creamy vanilla and toothpaste accords here. This has so much patchouli and vetiver underneath the opening notes. I don't think I've ever smelled a fragrance with quite so much patchouli that isn't a single note. It manages to be sweet and herbaceous at once, and almost reminds me of some kind of gilded age cocktail.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Love it! It's warm and inviting and seductive and very cozy. And I had to come back to add that I got a 1.7 oz EDP with a tube of body lotion at CCO for $80...quite a bargain, considering the EDP alone usually runs for $105 (I think) at Sephora!
Age: Unknown Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Stunk horribly on me. I don't know what this is supposed to smell like, to be honest, because the scent was so vile that I had to scrub it off. I gave it 1 hour..... developed a headache in that time from the scent. Based on the reviews and descriptions, I thought I would love it!!
Do try this before you buy it. So glad I did.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I started off with a sample of this, given to me by an impatient fragrance SA at Nordstrom. Well, she did not get my sale but Nordstrom.com did! This reminds me of something, and I cannot put my finger on it. Dark fruits (as someone else said) smoothly make their presence upon application, but it is NOT screechy at all. I have not looked at the notes but I detect a smokey vanilla, and maybe some patchouli. This is incredibly blended. The bottle is fantastic with its black, art deco design. I keep reading that this is better suited to winter, but I am all about breaking rules...I am pretty much like the honey badger in that respect. In conclusion...dark, smokey, mysterious, and sexy!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Between this and Violet Blonde, I chose the latter because it smells more feminine even though both (to me) have the same sillage and strong character. I sprayed this on the crook of my arm (hidden by long sleeves) as I was leaving the mall to pick up my hubby from work (about 2 blocks away). When he got into the car, he immediately rolled down the window and said "whew! perfume!". Not just strong sillage, but the top notes are have big presence. It took about half-hour before the notes softened up to offend everyone around me. On the top notes, I detect strong white florals (jasmine and ylang-ylang and perhaps some tuber?) and bergamot - screaming to compete with one another. In the middle notes, all notes seem more subdued and are joined with spices. The drydown is my favourite when it sweetens on my skin and I find my nose to my wrist quite often to get that scen-sual high. This will be on my buy list because the drydown is that good to me that I am willing to wait out the strong, strong (almost scary) opening. Lasts 9-10hrs on me. 4/5
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
i love this fragrance. it is a strong scent. i dont think it can be pulled off by everyone. it is unique and fashion forward. it is floral but dark and there is an aquatic quality to it. to my nose this translates as freshness. it is a heavy skin scent that does not smell stale. on the occasions i have smelled this on another person, it interrupts my thinking. the first time i had to stop to find out what this person was wearing. it is amazing. you have to have a distinctive air about you for this to suit you. it is bold, refined and expensive smelling but sexy and unnerving as well.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Definately a try before you buy fragrance. On my skin this is a very grown up fruity oriental. Black fruits indeed reign supreme with a masculine base of vetiver, which I love. I agree with the pp that this is most certainly unisex and you can make it even more delicious by mixing it with Tobacco Vanille. It reminds me of Mauboussin without the Smokey note. Black Orchid is going to remain a winter favourite for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
HORRIBLE on me. So excited to try it and thought it smelt interesting in the store..got the smallest bottle as it's quite expensive...so glad I did! This smells almost petrol-y on me! So so strong, masculine - could definitely work on a man. I want to like it so bad seeing as everyone else does but it also smells so old! At 20 I'd like to think I'm old enough to wear adult smells having moved on from anna sui etc but I feel ridiculous wearing this...I think it could smell really sexy on the right person (e.g. a man..?) but you'd have to have the persona/attitude to go with it (an interesting feature for a perfume!) I personally feel like it doesn't suit me at all but then I guess I'm more of a lancome hypnose/hugo boss deep red kinda gal...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
Oh my..... This is the best parfume I have ever bought. EVER. And I am the biggest parfume freak I know - I have around 100 different bottles no kidding! I always buys parfumes but I have never used one up. It's a curse. But TF Black Orchid had a totally different effect on me - I went to Sephora and told myself "Malou, do not buy this one. You just bought a new Dior Miss Cherie 100ml EDP yesterday and you don't need another one" but when I tried it on I couldn't resist. I simply couldn't...
The smell is amazing and sooo soft and deep! At first it's a bit heavy but as it melts into your skin it gets soooo intense and so sexy. I've never been this happy with a scent before and I ended up buying the 100ml as I knew TF-BO would be my new scent!
If I could rate this any higher I would. It is soooo good and I got so many compliments while wearing this. It is amazing. I love it. I'm going to buy the 30ml to keep in my bag as all fragrances tend to last very short on my skin.. I applied it three hours ago and it still smells very nice but very little.
Did I mention that I love this???