Tom Ford Black Orchid Eau De Parfum, the essence of the Black Orchid flower in a fragrance both modern and timeless.
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Rated 4.21 out of 5 stars
This is a fabulous scent. It has excellent projection, leaves a sexy scent trail and let's people know I WAS HERE. It is full bottle worthy. However, if you are uninitiated in the world of TF frags, I would recommend getting a sample or trying this in store first. it goes on really loud but the dry down is pure, unmitigated sex appeal. If you are having a problem with any frag staying with you, make sure to use a good moisturizer, first. something like Aquaphore or Alicia Keys little pot of everywhere balm. I have the Keys balm cus it's lipgloss size and I can throw it in my bag (plus I use it for lips) Just put down a dab the balm, enough to leave the skin a tad tacky. then apply your scent and your perfume will stay on all day. my skin positively gobbles up expensive frags like a thirsty kid drinking Sunny D!! Since I started doing this,I finally am having luck with my perfumes staying on. Also a great reason to consider perfumed lotions. anyway, this is a great scent. I like to layer this with patchouli and Jungle from Lush. I actually made that into a 15ml spray and it is so good!! if you like dark, sexy scents that have versatility, give this a try. Mr. Ford never disappoints!
As a long time Tom Ford fragrance fan, this one misses the mark for me. Admittedly, Im picky - I like very specific scents. Something spicy, warm, smoky, gourmand, sensual. I switch between OG Tom Ford, TF Patchouli Absolu, TF Tobacco Vanille, And Maison Margiela Jazz Club/By the Fireplace. Guerlain Gourmand Coquin is my all time dream.
Back to Black Orchid - the bottle is beautiful and stylish; everything you expect from a designer like Tom Ford. The initial spray was aggressive - the sillage is so, so, heavy. On the nose it is very musky, not as floral as I was expecting - maybe its the patchouli. It was almost off putting, I dont think I could spritz anywhere other my wrist. I could tell from the initial spray that it was promising. It softened as I wore it and ended up smelling wonderful - it just didnt have the outward lasting power towards the end. It definitely smells expensive, like a true quality fragrance.
After I sprayed my wrists, my husband entered the room not knowing what I had done/sprayed. He mentioned had a mature scent that was initially very musty. He also mentioned a few times throughout the day that it lingered.
I can say this fragrance is definitely seasonal. It craves a warm sweater, cold weather, and a special occasion. Its incredibly unique.
*Personally, I would not purchase a full size bottle. Black Orchid is a special occasion fragrance, not a signature scent.
daydream from Oregon
I sprayed this directly on my wrist at the store and immediately regretted it. I thought it was awful and wondered why had I done this to myself!!! Then about 2 hours later I noticed this smells amazing and I can't stop smelling my wrist. This definitely has more staying power than my favorite TF fragrance Neroli Portofino. I will consider buying this.
Gigi from Seattle
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DD from Ga
This fragrance is amazing, the undertones are so unique and spicy and love how the scent stays on for a long time and you continue to get hints of the fragrance throughout the day
Zadeke from Michigan
I received a sample of this and at first thought it smelled a bit like an old lady perfume. Then I put it on. I couldn't stop smelling myself, my lover was very complimentary, and a co-worker asked me what I was wearing. my new signature scent.
Ann from Statesboro, GA
Once put on, it takes a few minutes for the fragrance to develop into something that you just can't stop smelling until you can no longer smell...then you get some coffee grounds to sniff, so you can keep smelling this amazing perfume! So hard to explain, but I love it!!
Unruly Julie from Texas
And so do I! This fragrance is not for everyone. I think that it just doesn't mix well with some people's chemistry. But if you're one of those it works with, it is very rich and sensuous. I have always gotten lots of compliments when wearing it. It's the only fragrance that I use.
Cat from Austin
This is a terrible smell. It literally smells like bug spray! It gives me the worse headache and also it's so obvious when anyone wears it because it smells the same on everyone so nothing left to the imagination with this stinky perfume. The only reason I gave it one star is because I had to in order to leave a review.
Leigh from Raleigh nc
Musky sexy … like me❤️
adeline from chicago
I absolutely hated how it smelled on me. it made me smell like grandma and church, but on my husband it smelled so good. recommend as a men's fragrance.
Tytybug from Houston, Texas
I don't know if the heat got to it on the way to me or what but it has a very mature, woody, backwoods church smell to me and mom. I'm not mad at it and I appreciate that it's unisex. It definitely takes me on a journey lol It will be layered.
Amy Lynn from Milton, PA
This is one of those scents that you either love or hate. At first I hated it. I thought it smelled like an old ladies perfume. But once you get past the initial spray, the dry down turns this perfume into a sexy, warm, dark, mature scent. It lasts ALL day and then some on me. Even though the price is obscene.. its worth it. I only wear this on special occasions due to the cost so it can last longer🤣🤣🤣
Sol from Ohio
This perfume might smell too manly to some but it's because it's a UNISEX perfume. Somehow it's only promoted to women but it shouldn't since it one of the few perfumes out there that fits both. With that being said the scent is rich with floral hints of bergamot. I personally love the scent.
Cynthiam2003 from Kentucky
I got this for myself, and for myself, I'd give it 1 star. I think it's a very masculine scent. I gave it to my husband, and it's 4 stars on him.
Over 50 from Upstate NY
I am simply overpowered by this scent. It's too manly for me, even though I like 'no gender' scents.
MG from TX
Smells like a baby doll from the 90s
Eloise from Indiana
it didn't stay with me
RaeU from Ohio
I bought this scent awhile ago and initially loved it. The scent was rich and woodsy and wasn't too masculine for women like I thought it would be. However, after dowsing myself in this, I'm talking seven or eight sprays, I realized that after an hour I couldn't smell a thing. People around me said they could kinda smell it but barely. However, I've seen enough people calling this eternal that I'm sure for most it is lasting. I'd buy a sample to test it before diving into this just in case. Would recommend trying still it because it is such a great smelling scent and it could last forever on your skin.
Saya J from Katy, TX
Purchased for the hubs just because I liked the scent in store. Normally purchase Bond No. 9 but this is a really good men cologne that snatches the noses of women. He's only allowed to wear it to meetings now!
Lyn from Palm Springs, Ca. 92262
This black orchid by Tomford is one of the best among my perfume collections. The scent is beyond compared. My Aventus by Creed is also one of my favorites but my first favorite now is this black orchid. The scent is so classy, elegant. Sensual, unique, addictive, very pleasant smell & the best part it suits my body chemistry 'coz the scents stays In my body & clothing for 24 hours. This is one of my best investments last Christmas.
VanillaBean000 from Fresno Ca
I googled top perfumes this year and it kept coming up in everyone's top 10 list. So I ordered it, not having tried it yet.... and I LOVE IT!
KEM from Memphis, TN
I love it, it is a unique smell, and it lasts at least 8 hours
Love my cats from East Amherst, NY
I only have one fragrance and this is the only one I need all year. Not over powering just enough wow when you walk by people to say how nice this fragrance is!! Compliments continually
dianag1980 from undisclosed
It is a feminine perfume, but definitely for me, it can be unisex, it has a deep and soft smell, its aroma is a mixture of dark chocolate and flowers, it is perfect for the days, when you want to feel magnetic, interesting and want to make an impact. .
It seems to me that it gives impetus and makes me feel mysterious and daring.
The packaging definitely gives that mysterious and curious feeling.
I loved it and I invite all women to try it, it is a unique and addictive fragrance.
kenzyc3 from undisclosed
My go-to fragrance! A little goes a long way all day. Great smell long lasting !!I gift it to men and women , Honestly the BEST!!! Sometimes, I will get the little sample and give it to a person... they end up loving it and buying it