Are you interested in learning more about Tom Ford colognes? You’ve come to the perfect place! Read on to learn more about this iconic brand.
Women’s Wear Daily once described Tom Ford’s meteoric career as “Fashion’s boldest, most audacious success story ever.” Keep reading to learn more about Tom Ford and his brand’s colognes.
A Brief History of Tom Ford
It seems there is nothing he can’t do. Tom is a celebrated fashion designer, parfumier and now a film director, screenwriter and producer.
He talked his way into Gucci in 1990, when the company was facing bankruptcy, becoming Creative Director just four short years later.
He left in 2004 with Gucci’s profits at more than $4 billion annually. Along the way in his career, he also revived Yves St. Laurent, putting them back in the fashion mainstream.
After Gucci, many thought he would launch his own fashion label, but he decided to first turn his attention to fragrances – a passion of his. He became an overnight “scentsation” with the launch of Black Orchid, loved and worn by both men and women.
I think fragrance might be more important than clothes.Tom Ford
Tom Ford currently has over 40 fragrances in the luxury Private Blend Collection, which was launched in 2007. These fragrances represent Tom’s continuing fascination with the Middle East culture and his use of oud and other exotic ingredients.
There are more than 10 fragrances in the more affordable Signature Collection. Each fragrance begins with a begins with a strong, dominate scent base, whether it be spiced, smoky, or woody with fragrances such as amber, leather, gardenia, tobacco, black violet or oud.
He then creates a unique scent profile by layering complementary notes of exotic spice blends and bright, citrusy or floral notes. A signature characteristic of
Tom Ford fragrances is the complexity and high quality of each one. His colognes are designed for summer, winter, or year-round wear, and each one is unique and complex in its own way.
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8 Best Tom Ford Colognes
Here are some of Tom Ford’s best-selling colognes.
Tom Ford For Men
Classy and luxurious scent that’s perfect for day and night. It was launched in 2007 and put Ford on the map in the fragrance world. This cologne was celebrated as a scent that mixed the modern with the traditional.
The top notes feature a wave of citrus combined with spicy ginger and green notes of basil and violet leaf.
Heart notes are orange and grapefruit blossom with spicy black pepper and tobacco. The base notes feature leather, vetiver, cedar, and patchouli, accented by amber.
When To Wear It: This scent is versatile and soft. You can wear it in a variety of settings and seasons, though it is ideal in warmer months.
Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
Rich, woody, and sophisticated scent, it is adored by both men and women. Grey Vetiver was launched in 2009. It is solid, masculine, with opening floral notes of orange blossom and sage and a hint of grapefruit.
Heart notes include spicy red pepper, orris root and nutmeg, giving it a powdery fresh feel. The woody base notes include amber, oakmoss, and, of course, vetiver.
When to Wear It: A fragrance that you can wear in a variety of settings with its warm, confident masculinity. It is long-lasting scent, which is a bonus, because it is not cheap.
Tom Ford Tobacco Oud
This fragrance, initially launched in 2013, is filled with masculine scents, opening with a whiskey note.
Middle notes comprise spices like cinnamon and coriander, cedar wood, oud, sandalwood, and patchouli, matched with aromatic tobacco, vanilla, and incense that together shout masculinity.
When to Wear it: Tobacco Oud has a complex, woody, spicy scent, with good duration, so you can wear it in a variety of settings. Perfect to wear with a formal suit.
Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
This is a unisex aromatic, citrus fragrance, launched in 2011. Top notes are bergamot, mandarin orange, lemon, bitter orange, lavender, rosemary and myrtle.
Middle notes are African orange flower, neroli, jasmine and pittosporum, with base notes of amber, angelica and ambrette. Its citrus tartness mixed with orange flower and neroli give it a pleasing balance.
When To Wear It: Sophisticated and unique, this is one for the spring and summer months, due to its refreshing citrus-y elements.
Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
A warm, musky, opulent, unisex fragrance with woody and spicy tones matched with tobacco leaf, ginger and vanilla.
An iconic fragrance, it is reminiscent of a “gentleman’s club” according to Tom. Top notes are spice and tobacco; middle notes are vanilla, cacao and tonka bean; base notes are dried fruits and wood.
When To Wear It: Wear it on chilly winter days and for black tie gala evenings. It is a formal fragrance, so don’t wear it with less than a jacket and tie.
Tom Ford Noir Extreme
Noir Extreme first appeared in 2015 and features top notes of orange and a variety of spices like cardamom, nutmeg, and saffron.
Heart notes include floral rose, jasmine, and orange blossom, as well as kulfi and lentisque. The base contains woody notes, with sandalwood, vanilla, and amber. Noir Extreme lasts up to 10 or 12 hours.
How to Wear It: If you’re looking for a more intense cologne to wear at night on a date during chilly weather
Tom Ford Private Blend Oud Wood
A robust, sensual cologne, Private Blend Oud has top notes of rosewood, cardamom, Chinese pepper, and heart notes of oud, sandalwood and vetiver. Base notes are tonka bean, vanilla and amber.
Tom Ford Tuscan Leather
There’s something so sexy about the smell of new leather in a car. You want to bury your nose in it. Tuscan Leather has top notes of raspberry, saffron and thyme, middle notes of olibanum and jasmine, and base notes of leather, wood notes and suede.
It smells like soft leather drenched in sunlight with a warm spiciness opening on your skin. Primal, animalistic, Tuscan Leather is sensual yet sophisticated.
When to Wear It: Best for evenings, although it has a rugged, outdoorsy feel, so you can give a simple spritz at the beginning of the day to give yourself a subtle, day-long fragrance.
When asked once in an interview how he wears fragrance, this is what Tom said:
“Layer one or two perfumes to create a sense of depth and richness – it’s perfect, in particular, for the party season.
I usually end up wearing four or five different scents by the end of the day, as I don’t change my fragrance for the evening – I simply add to my existing one.”
And why not?
Which Tom Ford Fragrance Will You Choose?
There’s no doubt that Tom Ford has a lot of great-smelling colognes. The question is, which one will you choose?
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