I haven’t been this in love with a scent for a long time. In fact it must be seven years ago when I discovered Prada Iris which I still love as a summer fragrance. For me this is pure opulence in a bottle, rich, sexy yet subtle this fragrance make you feel special and is day and evening appropriate, the scent just speaks for itself. Think of this as Black Orchids less heavy weight sister.
The top notes in Velvet Orchid are honey, rum, bergamot and mandarin orange. This gives it a citrus yet hit of sweet smell. Heart notes are Jasmin, rose oil, orchid, orange blossom, magnolia, heliotrope and narcissus, so you can really see where the depth and sexiness is coming through. Bass notes are Vanilla, myrrh, suede, sandalwood, labdanum and balsam. For me sandalwood and myrrh get gives you that feeling of grandeur and luxuriance.
The scent lasts on the skin and I find myself sniffing my wrists throughout the day just to get a hit. I truly believe that when buying a fragrance it should be for your own enjoyment, and it gives me such pleasure to just enjoy this perfume. This was my main christmas present and my husband did well with this one.
As you can imagine being Tom Ford it’s not a cheap fragrance, but it’s worth every penny. It starts at 30ml for £52 up to 100ml for £107.
Available from Space NK