While I now have an impressively large fragrance selection, I usually find myself likely back to Black Orchid. There is one thing about it that will normally hold me coming again. Probably it is because it captures a flower that isn’t going to genuinely exist in nature—Black Orchid was born from Tom Ford’s quest to locate the “perfect flower.” It is not a normal orchid scent—black orchids are scarce and mesmerizing. (If you’ve study The Orchid Thief, you know how particular orchids can be.) In character, there’s no orchid that is genuinely black, but some are dark sufficient to look just about black, and they are tough to discover. “To me, it is the ideal flower: lavish, sophisticated, pure, and refined,” Tom Ford reported of the elusive black orchid when the fragrance was introduced.
The way Ford feels about the black orchid flower is the way that I feel about Black Orchid. To me, it is the best fragrance. It blends alongside one another florals and spices in a way that is genuinely hypnotic—I will not believe any other fragrance arrives near. The scent opens withblack truffle, ylang ylang, bergamot, black currant, the coronary heart is darkish florals, abundant fruit accords, lotus wood, and a noir gourmand accord, patchouli, incense, vetiver, balsam, vanilla, and sandalwood are at the foundation to ground the scent.