Tom Ford's Black Orchid Finishing Oil Review
I have a weakness for tropical finishing oils. I own Nars Monoi Body Glow II and Estee Lauder's Tom Ford Azuree oil. I wear them exclusively in the summer and layer them with tropical themed fragrances like Bond's Fire Island or Monyette Paris.
This oil is based on the original Black Orchid fragrance, which I was not a fan of.
To quote one of my favorite readers Rach..."Good Gravy Martha!"
What makes it more tolerable to my skin than the original fragrance?
I am going to guess that the addition of apricot kernel oil has managed to settle down the black truffle note. Now the note adds an earthy sensuality to the scent instead of morphing into "damped earth" on my skin. I have no science to back this theory up. I might even be biased because I am cuckoo for tropical oils but I can not smelling my wrist.
It leaves just a whisper of fragrance and the oil settles into the skin quickly. Lasting power is fair. I get the faint whiff of incense after a few hours of wear.
Just a brief note, the bottle looks like the original fragrance. I have been playing with the photoshop program on my brother's computer.
This product is available at Neiman Marcus, Saks, Bergdorfs,Nordstorm and Bloomingdales and launches this month.
Credits: Blogdorf Goodman
Disclosure: A press sample of this product was provided by Tom Ford Beauty