Carnal flowers and a skin-lacquering warmth: Tom Ford introduces Velvet Orchid

If you’re a fan of Tom Ford‘s debut fragrance Black Orchid, you’ll quite simply adore the designers latest perfume creation.

Rich, warm, bold and strident, Velvet Orchid takes the legacy of the original floral composition and pushes it into a new territory. It’s feminine, yet also comprises delicious wisps of masculinity.

Cool citrus accords accompany notes of honey and Succan absolute (purified rum extract), lending an indulgent caramelised aroma. At the heart, you’ll discover a floral bouquet of jasmine absolute, rose oil, tender orange blossom and Brazilian Cattleva orchid, intertwined with the signature addition of black orchid. Heliotropin adds an enticing savoury accord to the fragrance, while magnolia, hyacinth and jonquil lend a contrasting floral femininity.

The base is lavished in indulgent notes of vanilla, raw suede, sandalwood and soft resins.

Tom Ford Velvet Orchid, £72 for 50ml eau de parfum
Try it at: Selfridges

Written by Alice Jones

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