a year ago
I purchased a small sample of Soleil Blanc. This is such a nice fragrance. Soleil Blanc is definitely coconut and suntan lotion on salty skin. Supposedly tuberose is listed as a note, but I don't get the typical tuberose heavy sweetness. This is a pleasant and light fragrance that will immediately remind you of a nice day at the beach. The beginning also reminds me of Margiela's Beach Walk. However, one thing that I've never read anyone mention is how the drydown of Soleil Blanc is almost an exact match to the drydown of Jean Paul Gaultier's Classique EDT (the pink corset not the lacy corset). It took about 4 hours of wear time to get to this point, but I immediately recognized the scent. After the powder note calms down in Classique EDT you are left with a really pleasant, lightly floral, not too sweet musk. I detect that exact smell in the drydown of Soleil Blanc, which is a good thing in my opinion. If you are seeking a departure from the typical gourmand fragrance OR want a fresh fragrance that isn't citrus based, then you might want to test out Soleil Blanc (or Beach Walk for that matter). The huge problem with Soleil Blanc is its very soft sillage. Most people report that this fragrance isn't longlasting, but I can smell it on my skin and clothes 6-7 hours after application. But the scent is painfully soft and I doubt anyone would be able to smell it but the wearer. Couple the sillage problem with a $235 price tag and most will forego the purchase. I know Tom Ford thinks he's worth a hefty price tag, but I'm not sure I agree. This is my favorite Tom Ford fragrance. I can't decide if I'd invest in a bottle or not, but it is definitely worth a sample.
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