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Black Orchid, Tom Ford


Bottom Line

Black Orchid is a fragrance for women from the American fashion designer Tom Ford. It is an Oriental Spicy Sweet Balsamic Earthy Floral scent. Top notes are: Gardenia and Truffles. Heart notes are: Orchid, Spices and Fruity notes. Base notes are: Chocolate, Patchouli, Incense and Vanilla.


Full Review

Black Orchid is a fragrance for women from the American fashion designer Tom Ford. It is an Oriental Spicy Sweet Balsamic Earthy Floral scent. Top notes are: Gardenia and Truffles. Heart notes are: Orchid, Spices and Fruity notes. Base notes are: Chocolate, Patchouli, Incense and Vanilla.

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Black Orchid was created in 2006.

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Black Orchid by Tom Ford smells like a dark forest at night with a thick mist and a full moon. Deep in the forest, a beautiful witch is burning incense, eating chocolate and waiting for her man. Black Orchid is strong, dark, decadent, intense and intriguing. It is also very powerful, smoky, warm, sultry, sweet and sexy. The opening notes are very powerful and many people hate the opening. Black Orchid is mysterious, exciting, dark and sparkling. The fragrance will bring to mind dark gothic poems and dark spooky castles in the forest. It is like a sexy fairy tale.Lonelyforest

The smell is also very luxurious, exotic, tropical, sensual, rich, and elegant. It is the essence of decadence. It is larger than life, lush, exuberant, mystical, perverted and euphoric. It is provocative, deep, delicious and opulent. Black Orchid is dirty, naughty and sensual. If you are a sensual person, Black Orchid will just amplify this.hayworth

Black Orchid is dark, gothic, wild, sweet, rich, barbaric, violent, violently sexy, uncivilized, passionate and dangerous. It is on the edge between being seductive and just playing vulgar. It is deep, sexy, luxurious, dark, mysterious and a killer fragrance. It is definitely a head turner. A vampires fragrance for sure. Sexy female vampires in black dresses wear Black Orchid. Beware however, because Black Orchid is also a toxic, irresistible, fleshy and like a drug. It evokes nightmares at night. Liquid sex in a bottle. Humid, heavy, sweet and sweaty. Over the top glamorous and on the border of being dangerous. Sultry, steaming hot, but refined and woman

Seduction, gorgeous, heavy, hot, luxurious, expensive femme fatale. Black magic. It is almost has a skanky and “come to mama” vibe to it. Black Orchid evokes the feeling of materialism, excess, wealth and unabashed sexuality. Glamour, opulence and decadence. If Satan wears a fragrance, it is certainly Black Orchid. Black Orchid is also audacious, heady, magical, sublime, enigmatic and very expensive. This fragrance is creamy, velvety, enchanting, deep, strong, intense and certainly sexy. It smells like a cemetery on a rainy night. It is heavy, damp, sultry, earthy, dirty and moist.


Olfactory pyramid

Black Orchid by Tom Ford has an Oriental Spicy Sweet Balsamic Earthy Floral scent.

It has a complex olfactory pyramid.

The top is: white floral, earthy, dirty, decaying, sweet, mushroom smelling, tangy fruity and slightly narcotic, fleshy, animalist, exotic and citrusy. Top notes are: Gardenia, Tuber, Black Currant, Jasmine, Ylang-Ylang, Bergamot, Mandarin Orange and Lemon.

The heart is: floral, powdery, spicy, fruity and slightly aquatic. Heart notes are: Orchid, Spices, Fruity notes and Lotus.

The base is: gourmand, dark, deep, sweet, dusty, bitter, dirty, earthy, balsamic, smoky, powdery and woody. Base notes are: Dark Chocolate, Incense, Patchouli, Vanilla, Amber, Sandalwood and Vetiver.




Black Orchid by Tom Ford is not for the faint hearted. No other perfume smells like this one. It is so unique and strong that people either hate it love it. Only for those with an attitude. It is not a “safe scent”. It is not a run-of-the-mill perfume. Do not blind buy it. Try it and test it before you buy it for yourself or for others. Only for strong confident women. It is not for girls. It really stands out. Black Orchid is for women with a confident swagger and a devilish grin. It is for women that are vamp, hedonists and fatal. It is definitely not for shy people. It is a modern big personality fragrance. It has a decadent feel to it. It can be unisex for the right personality of men and for the right skin chemistry.


The bottle is elegant and charming. It is black and gold.

Longevity & Sillage

Black Orchid is so strong it has to be applied very carefully. One spray is all that you need for Black Orchid to last for more than 12 hours. It even last more than 24 hours. Sillage is also incredible. It fills the room or at least radiates more than 6 feet (2 meters).


Black Orchid is strong, powerful and very sexy. The wearer gets many compliments and gets very sexy.


For many people Black Orchid is just too strong and overbearing. One spray is enough. Do not overspray. In addition, many people do not like the pungent, rotting fruit, musty, earthy or mushroom notes. Even more people cannot stand the opening, but love the dry down.



Season & time of the day

Black Orchid by Tom Ford is a winter – fall fragrance. It is a nighttime scent. It should not be worn in summer or in the day because it is too strong and provocative for warm weather or for day activities.


Black Orchid is very suitable for winter evenings. It is great for special occasions. It suits cold foggy evening perfectly. It is used best to make an entrance or statement. It is for glamorous night parties in the winter. It also can be used in romantic situations. It is not for everyday casual use.

It can be used by man. Many consider it unisex. If you have a suitable personality, you can pull it off.


Black Orchid is suitable for women 30+ or at least 25+. It is not for teenagers or for the faint hearted.



Black Orchid Voile de Fleur by Tom Ford is a lighter version of the original Black Orchid. It is less fatal and sexy than the original. It is more floral, milkier, fruitier, woodier and less spicy, less earthy and less dirty.

Many people say that Black Orchid and Angel by Thierry Mugler have similarities in the dry down.

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