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Tom Ford White Patchouli Review

Fragrance Review: Tom Ford White Patchouli

With the breathtaking Erykah Badu in the ads (which you loved) and a devastatingly chic white opal glass bottle with 23K gold accents, Tom Ford White Patchouli ($92) certainly has the bells and whistles that make up a cult classic. But as it turns out, I would still wear this fragrance if it came in a plastic spray bottle sold on the street.

White Patchouli is characterized as a "floral-infused wood fragrance," so the patchouli is surrounded by notes of peony, rose, and jasmine. Because I wear a lot of rose (Stella by Stella McCartney also has rose and peony), something about this fragrance is familiar but still fresh. There's a sexy, musky undertone that's very Tom Ford, but also something vibrant about it. Depending how you spend your days and nights, this may be best for the p.m. hours, though it could also make for a hauntingly sexy signature scent. Of course, I can't stop smelling myself, and that's never a good office look.


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Dutch-Damasta Dutch-Damasta 8 years
I LOVE this product & your review was exceptional... The ads are GORGEOUS with miss Badu! Tom Ford is a genius!
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
Me too Emalove. It reminds me of grandmas or incense. If it was hidden enough I might be able to try it.
KimBurnett KimBurnett 8 years
Fab, isn't Black Orchid nice? I haven't seen the ads yet.
emalove emalove 8 years
Patchouli is my most hated fragrance. It literally makes me gag.
Fashion Fashion 8 years
Ooh, and love the ads. Black Orchid is my Winter fragrance. What season would you say this one is? xo
Jello-Wanabe Jello-Wanabe 8 years
This is my current fave, I have been wearing it since early August!
KimBurnett KimBurnett 8 years
I wear Tom Ford's Black Orchid, which I love. A woman in a store complimented me on it just recently. I love patchouli and am interested to try this.
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