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Tom Ford Black Orchid Is The Sensual Scent Of The Season

A truly extraordinary fragrance is the perfect gift for the festive season, whether you’re shopping for someone else or compiling your own wishlist. And when it comes to choosing which, there’s no scent more desirable than Tom Ford’s iconic and intoxicating Black Orchid, in both its eau de parfum and parfum iterations.

It was in 2006 that the fragrance market as we knew it changed completely. Amid a sea of crowd-pleasing florals and zesty citrus scents launched something entirely new – a sensual, dark amber chypre that still feels just as timeless, just as arresting and just as covetable now as it did then. Tom Ford Black Orchid became the scent that turned your head on a busy street, the scent that lingered on bare skin long after being spritzed, and the scent that hung in the air at the very best parties. It kick-started a new wave of rich, intoxicating fragrances inspired by its heady, distinctive quality – and still, there’s nothing that quite comes close.

With the season of giving upon us, there’s no present more perfect than Tom Ford Black Orchid, in its elegantly fluted and instantly recognisable glass bottle. A worldwide bestseller, its innovative composition and long-wearing formulation means it’s utterly desirable, totally morish and sure to elicit delight. Calling upon the very finest materials, it also has a truly unique quality thanks to the inclusion of the mesmerising Black Orchid ingredient, which is exclusive to the Tom Ford brand.

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And how you choose to give and receive Black Orchid is up to you. Tom Ford offers personalisation services, as well as bespoke gift sets exquisitely presented in elegant boxes. Not only that, Black Orchid’s powerful and sophisticated scent comes in two subtly different and yet equally exquisite formulations to choose from: Black Orchid parfum and Black Orchid eau de parfum.

The eau de parfum remains that same distinctive and hypnotic fragrance we collectively discovered in 2006, complete with bright and fresh top notes of citrus fruits and white florals. The heart is a heady blend of lotus, orchid, spices, jasmine and fruit notes, while the base is sensual, warm and woody. The parfum is similarly addictive, but more decadently rich and concentrated. Top notes of black truffle, ylang-ylang, blackcurrant and bergamot give way to an opulently floral heart with the addition of heady tuberose, whilst an intense base rounds out this standalone fragrance.

And for the ultimate decadent stocking filler, consider Tom Ford’s much-adored Soleil Lip Blush – the shade-shifting balm that glides on as a transparent, hydrating veil, before transforming into a personalised pink stain based on your skin’s unique PH. It glitters with exclusive 24k gold-toned flecks in both the balm and packaging, and promises mistletoe-perfect lips all party season long.

Create a bespoke gift or choose a carefully curated set – however you choose to celebrate, you can do it beautifully.

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