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Does Tom Ford's Fragrance Have the White Stuff?

Does Tom Ford's Fragrance Have the White Stuff?

Here's a question about fragrance that's considerably more scandalous than most: Does Tom Ford's Tuscan Leather fragrance smell like cocaine? That's the latest hearsay, and New York magazine got to the bottom of the question:

Well, according to cognoscenti of that drug, yes, a bit. “That’s what everyone says,” admits a counterboy at the Ford store on Madison, who adds that one customer even bought a bottle because he thought it smelled like coke.

I'm a teetotaling child of the Just Say No era, so I have no interest in finding out what cocaine smells like. (Seriously, if I'm at a party and someone has it, I become an awkward wallflower and start praying for Nancy Reagan to swoop in and tell me that coke is a joke and that it's okay to feel so uncomfortable around people who are high as a kite.)

So really, I have no idea whether Tuscan Leather smells like the white stuff. The scent has notes of saffron, raspberry, thyme, olibanum, night-blooming jasmine, leather, black suede and amberwood—none of which are illegal South American exports. What do you think? Are people just buying into hype, or is it just a really good scent?

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dbellissimo3 dbellissimo3 10 years
CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHERE TO BUY HIS RARE PATCHOULI?? I HAVE HIS BLACK ORCHID.
imalifeguard imalifeguard 10 years
coke doesnt have an odor...only a taste. what a crock.
katlovesclothes katlovesclothes 10 years
So who'll be the spokesmodel for this one? Britney or Lindsay Lohan?
evita evita 10 years
love Tom Ford, but why would anyone want to smell like coke?? i didn't even know it had a odor!
CestLaVie CestLaVie 10 years
Either way the notes listed for the fragrance smell yummy. Saffron and raspberry- oh my!
CestLaVie CestLaVie 10 years
Ughhhh maybe it's just me but I didn't even know coke has a scent to it! News to me!
nyaradzom2001 nyaradzom2001 10 years
I've been around coke but not close enough to smell it, I was too scared i'd accidentally inhale or something. Coke addicts must be rejoicing.
mlen mlen 10 years
haha the only way i'll ever smell coke might be smelling this perfume i guess! what a weird thing to smell like.
beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
no idea either - but what an odd thing to want to smell like (drugs generally)!
etab etab 10 years
I never understood coke to be a pleasant flavor/aroma. Hmmm. Fortunately, I am not very familiar with it anyway.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 10 years
I have no clue what coke smells like and I never want to find out. If I liked this scent it wouldn't be because of the "cocaine" like scent. From the notes described I don't think I'll like it - I don't like a leather scent - Unless it's a shiney new white BMW,lol.
hollygo4405 hollygo4405 10 years
Never seen Coke or smelled it but I'm sure Tom Ford knows what he is doing... he is such a genius.
Amanda-La Amanda-La 10 years
I wouldn't have a clue what coke smells like, thankfully
marley11 marley11 10 years
thats ridiculous.
precious_pets4 precious_pets4 10 years
hmmmm.. what's with all the smelly blogs?
Hellena25 Hellena25 10 years
Well, if this is remotely true, then I predict record sales for this stuff where I live (Good 'ol 'Scarface' Miami, FL) Maybe i'll send a bottle to my crazy ex-boyfriend...but he's too strung out to get the joke... :)
arrhythmia arrhythmia 10 years
even if this dreamy little scent smelled like cocaine i wouldn't know it! it took me awhile to figure at the marijuana smell (and it isn't pleasant) :\
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