Tom Ford • Black Orchid EDP • Fragrances

rated 4.0(87 reviews)

Average Rating.4.0
Would buy this product again.67%
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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* cocorocha on 11/27/2012 8:56:00 AM more reviews by cocorocha

Age: 30-35   Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm   Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Brown    

quite delectable,yummy gourmand,particularly heavy on the plum....no, plum jam to be exact...
I didn't expect anything from B.orchid, and got so much!!
special,very unique- one of the kind -scent of raw,untamed and earthy notes that go so well together...
it is extremely potent and sexy, extremely sweet,extremely in the center of anyone's attention...and I looove it...
the most non-cohesive part of this perfume is the begining where top notes collide, smelling like hot mushroom, or truffle as the notes say...it is oily shroom,mixed with dark,sweet plum jam, jasmine and ylang-ylang which gives the spine to this overwhelming and heavy darkness...I can detect sandalwood,incense,patchouly but not apart from the lighter notes, and they compliment each other in a very flattery way....I could imagine this one on a woman or a man, but one thing's for sure...don't overdo it, and don't wear it in places whrer people dine, ok...

once I was eating my dinner in a small restaurant and there she was-a heavy leather-ed girl with black lips and goth make -up...wearing Black Orchid...all I could smell was her perfume....and all I ate that evening was her perfume...it was a very unconfortable situation and if I didn't started to hate it then, I never will....

and I didn't, but just discovered that BO is not supposed to be worn in crowded places,small clubs or miniature apartements...it wants to breathe...cold weather,wind and lots of space is what it takes to makes this blossom!...

absolutely-try before you buy....it is very edgy but if you like it, it will be so kind to like you back,because it is not an exclusive and mysterious in a way that it picks it's own public or wearer....it is not simple and cutsie,but modest and special....

definitely a winner but in the right circumstances...
9/10

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rated 1 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* Jaimee on 11/24/2012 10:57:00 AM more reviews by Jaimee

Age: 36-43   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral   Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Brown    

I really wanted to love this scent, my husband thought it was so sexy. But unfortunately it gives me a huge headache. It smells really pretty on and has good staying power but I can't wear it.

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* 2ksmom on 11/16/2012 9:17:00 AM more reviews by 2ksmom

Age: 30-35   Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral   Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium   Eyes: Brown    

I am not sure what I can add that hasnít already been said, but this fragrance completely surprised me (in a good way) and I am utterly obsessed with it, so I just wanted to share my thoughts. I am not very knowledgeable in distinguishing fragrance Ďnotesí, nor am I very eloquent in my fragrance descriptions, so I will try my best to describe what this invokes for me. Damn, this is sexy. But more importantly, it makes me feel sexy. My husband always compliments me when I wear it. Itís an acquired scent. It took me a long time to even muster up the courage to wear it. I had been using a drop on a sachet to scent my underwear drawer ;) and only just recently tried it on myself. I have a little .14 oz splash bottle, and after wearing it a few times, ordered a 1 oz EDP spray (for a great price off of Ebay). This is the rare exception where I actually prefer the smaller splash bottle, as a dab behind my ears and in the crease my elbows is more than potent enough. I will apply it in this manner, and have worn it on several non-sexy occasions (work, church) and I have not found it to be inappropriate or overpowering. I save the EDP spray for going out or for more formal occasions. The staying power is amazing; I can still smell it at the end of a 12+ hour day, and it lingers even longer on clothing.


So what does this smell like? It smells expensive. And womanly. It definitely says, ĎIím wearing perfumeí. Yet is meshes beautifully with my body chemistry and transforms into something rich and unique and luscious once it hits my skin. So, try before you buy, and give it time and perhaps a few uses before making a decision. I did not like this when I sniffed it out of the bottle, it just smelled too earthy and masculine. But when I tried it on my skin, I noticed more floral and fruity notes. After looking up the fragrance notes, I suppose I can smell the orchid and black currant, yet its grounded by the earthy notes of patchouli and dry vanilla. It is a bit reminiscent of Calvin Klein Euphoria, though less sweet. I find the mix of masculine and feminine notes appealing. It does change on me throughout the course of wear. I actually like this best at the end of the day, when it has had plenty of time to soften and become one with my skin.


This is a strong fragrance, the will undoubtedly invite strong opinions. Itís definitely out of my comfort zone of sweeter, vanilla- and amber- based scents. This is by far the most Ďadultí fragrance I own. The fragrance, the name, the sleek black packaging, everything about this is elegant and sophisticated and sexy, and I canít get enough of it!

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rated 5 of 5 Emily0816 on 11/14/2012 6:31:00 PM more reviews by Emily0816

Age: 30-35   Skin: Combination, Fair   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Hazel    

I've been looking for a perfume to replace Gio by Armani - not necessarily one that smelled the same, but one that evoked the same sense of femininity wrapped in power and high-class sex appeal - nothing loud or trashy, please. Black orchid isn't quiet, but it's not brash, either. Unlike Gio, which I swear is like a perfume mood ring that can change just as unpredictably as the woman it's meant to represent, black orchid is faithfully sexy, sweet, and unmistakably powerful. Unlike some florals, it's a serious fragrance for a serious woman. Which isn't to say that you couldn't wear it for a fun night out on the town, but you'd better have some designs on seducing the man you're with. This could be hard to pull of during the day, but it's perfect in the cold months after the sun goes down.

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rated 3 of 5 totesboats on 10/21/2012 2:41:00 AM more reviews by totesboats

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Blue    

Having gone through three samples, I can't wear this anymore. The opening is AMAZING, like an earthy truffle with cocoa, leather, and liqueur. The drydown used to smell to me like a faintly sweet vanilla/sandalwood aroma, but now all I get is a weird chocolate cucumber smell. If only those opening notes had lasted longer, this would've been a winner.

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rated 5 of 5 Lilosette on 10/21/2012 12:15:00 AM more reviews by Lilosette

Age: 25-29   Skin: Other, Fair   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Hazel    

It's dark and sexy and noirish where saint
and sinner collide in one bottle. The opening starts with white gardenia with it's sweet innocent scent represent the saintly part of the fragrance dries to an
tart and succulent of black current, there
is an nuance of tangerine that is juicy
to the core dries to an velvety texture
of bergamot, and ends the top notes with
nocturnal jasmine with it's quieting aspects and ylang ylang that hangs in the dark night.

As we go down to the middle notes we enter a room of fiery spices but it's
not overwhelming and brings exotica to
the senses there is an deep and diluted
note note of fruits that makes it primal, the lotus is the quietest note
in the perfume but it also makes it powdery and the orchid the star of this
fragrance is the most dark quality of
orchid you can ever get dries the middle
down.

Dry sandalwood starts the drydown with a
esoteric fervor then warms with amber
and earthy patchouli then dark chocolate
with deletable tastes makes it sexual
ends with the mysterious note of incense.

When i wear this it conjures me of a late 1920's metropolis where a fashionable women wearing all black with
fur short cut dress and a close fitting
crochet hat walking though the shadowery
streets with streetlights reflecting her
shadow and the steam from the subway
from the asphalt floor and she comes across a man who's dark good looks slowly pulls her in and kisses her deeply and slowly moves her stocking from her garters and rubs his hands
over her flawless legs.

this is truly sex in a bottle.

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rated 5 of 5 yc01 on 10/18/2012 7:44:00 AM more reviews by yc01

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.

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* blueelm on 10/7/2012 7:20:00 AM more reviews by blueelm

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.

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rated 5 of 5 Nimue2 on 10/5/2012 8:49:00 PM more reviews by Nimue2

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!

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rated 1 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* CJCJ on 9/29/2012 1:15:00 PM more reviews by CJCJ

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.

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