Tom Ford Black Orchid was created by Givaudan the fragrance company in 2006. The top notes are jasmine, gardenia, mandarin orange, black current, bergamot, ylang-ylang, and truffle. In the heart, dwells Tom Ford’s black orchid, spices, fruity notes, lotus, gardenia, jasmine, and ylang-ylang. The base notes are vetiver, vanille, incense, white musk, amber, patchouli, sandalwood, dark chocolate, and balsam. Tom Ford Black Orchid is a luxurious and sensual fragrance with a rich, dark trace of black orchid and spices, it is modern and timeless. It is a very long-lasting perfume for women.
Tom Ford Black Orchid perfume Review 2020
Imagine you’re on discovering travels across worlds. Today you embark a new unknown landscape on your quest. The air is humid, your feet stubbornly get stuck in the mud while you’re making your way through wetland woods, with some familiarity to mangrove or rain forest. The trail is a challenge, but you are prepared. The machete in your dominant hand cuts away the branches in front of you. The sound of streaming water somewhere close, a river, or a waterfall maybe, but you can’t see it yet.
Climbing over giant rocks you follow a path through the hills onwards, upwards, downwards… You hear the unique songs of tropical birds and chirping insects in the distance, sometimes the quacking of frogs. You pass caves. You’re sweating, panting, but you feel strong and you know you’re close to what you’ve been looking for. You casually wave some mosquitoes away. One look at your compass followed by a big gulp of water from your bottle, then you feel determined with certainty: you shall reach “the place” before midnight.
Hours of footsteps later. It’s almost impossible to see in the heavy darkness, and your hand-crafted torch won’t allow you to see very far ahead, but your nose can tell: you have arrived. You smell the damp soil of the earth, the wet leaves that cover roots of trees with monstrous proportions, traces of vanilla and hardened resin. The oxidation of fruits almost -but not yet- turned brown… Do you detect cocoa trees somewhere near? A warm embrace of sweet (and sticky) pollen of exotic flowers gives your tired arm muscles a well deserved relief, a sense of healing relaxation. A hint of musk: the animals around you are perfectly hidden, but your nose can’t be fooled. Fireflies gracefully circle around you, vaguely reminding you of far star constellations. (Now don’t get sleep dizzy: the time is now!)
You’ve reached the Orchid Sanctuary of the mysterious seductress Tia Dalma. The odor of spices and incense reveals she must be home… You brought some Hawaiian Baby Woodrose seeds she will definitely take an interest in. Now: inhale, exhale, focus. And don’t get deceived by her tricks and mind games. The seeds are a great trade for the Magickal Truffles she grows on these lands, and she knows it…”
This is what Black Orchid smells like to me. ❤
Fun fact: Best blind-buy so far! It is one of the best long lasting perfumes for men and women in 2020. Tom Ford Black Orchid is a very versatile unisex perfume. It is both modern and timeless!
In this review, I try to stay away from things already mentioned all over the web and give you my personal experience and associations as an addition. Hopefully, some of you will find my review helpful or appreciate them in one way or the other. ❤