Tom Ford ‘Violet Blonde’ Eau de Parfum ($100, $145)
Violet Leaf Absolute, Italian Mandarian, Baie Rose, Tuscan Orris Absolute, Tuscan Orris Butter, Jasmin Sambac, Sampaquita, Benzoin, Cedarwood, Vetiver Absolute, Musk, Soft Suede.
It took a while for me to get my hands on ‘Violet Blonde’. But the wait paid off big time. I prefer to test perfumes for a few days, if I can handle the aroma, before expressing my opinion in reviews. And I have to admit, I’m very impressed by this one. I enjoyed every stage of this fragrance, from the first spritz to dry down to the leftover whiff.
‘Violet Blonde’ is concentrated enough to get you complements after just a spritz or two. Get ready to be noticed and constantly asked about your fragrance. It’s that good.
The blend of violet and jasmin sambac is deep and elegant, musk and soft suede add richness and sexiness, while mandarin and cedarwood bring fresh notes to the mix. Tom Ford did it again! The man is a genius. ‘Violet Blond’ stands far from a traditional floral, it’s nowhere near classic territory. I would call it daring, bold, in-your-face sensual, mysterious, and captivating. And it’s neither overbearing, nor ever heavy. It lasts forever on my skin, which I certainly don’t mind. I think it definitely belongs to ‘gorgeous and chic’ category. Highly recommend a sniff.