Tom Ford Eau de Parfum is an easier, extra linear fragrance that embraces and accentuates the sweetness of contemporary roses with the rosy, citrusy aroma of peonies. It has a extra citrusy floral high quality to it for the primary half hour to an hour earlier than being largely a candy, considerably jammy rose and peony combine. Within the center, there was a sharper, clear musk that coupled with the rose however this was smoothed out about two hours in. The drydown was barely candy and extra resinous over a mattress of roses.
It’s described as a “decadent, untamed rose” that contrasts with “Chinese language peony” and the “smoky carnality of cistus absolute and myrrh.” Listed here are the notes:
- high notes: Chinese language peony
- coronary heart notes: rose
- base notes: myrrh, labdanum
It opened with mushy, candy citrusy florals; the peony was in totally bloom is lush, pink petals that have been somewhat bit spicy, candy, and contemporary. The refined, citrusy undertone of the peony lifted the rose, which was aromatic and wafted candy rose into the air, although it wasn’t overly candy or jammy–simply contemporary, simply blooming roses within the backyard.
The candy, jammy qualities of the rose got here by way of extra noticeably after 20 minutes of selecting my pores and skin. There was nonetheless a clear, freshy side that lingered from the peony nevertheless it was undoubtedly a rose-driven scent at this level within the put on. At instances, it smelled virtually like laundry detergent, it was that clear, nevertheless it was considerably sharp to my nostril, too, which made it much less nice to put on. From a distance, the candy florals rose over the clear undertone, however closer-up, it was brasher.
After an hour and a half, the laundry-like clear musk subtle to a average stage, so it was left sharp and the candy, barely jammy rose settled over it with a touch of peony.
For testing, I used two sprays to the underside and topside of my wrist space on my left arm. I used an unscented moisturizer previous to making use of the scent as that is additionally my swatching arm (aka, extremely parched at any given second) as I discovered scent didn’t maintain properly right here in any other case.
It lasted for eight hours till it was a skin-scent and about 14 hours earlier than it was fairly tough to detect on my pores and skin. The sillage and projection have been average with noticeable drops after three hours of damage.
The way in which the clear musk translated on my pores and skin was sharper and tickled my nostril (and never in a great way!), and I’m grateful it didn’t final for the whole lot of the fragrance’s put on, it was a major a part of its growth and character. I undoubtedly discovered that Rose de Russie (and the unique Rose Prick) to be my most popular picks for the model’s rose-centered Non-public Blends.