Archive for May 6, 2008

Tuscan Leather

Posted in fragrance with tags , , on May 6, 2008 by LPB

Tom Ford ‘Private Blend’ consists of twelve unisex fragrances, each developed with a back to basics approach. Instead of a plethora of top, heart and base notes, the idea behind each fragrance is to focus on a single top note, enhanced and complemented by a small handful of secondary notes. Tuscan Leather has a top note of leather, complemented by black suede, amberwood and night-blooming jasmine. Inspired by the rich brown glass of apothecary bottles used by parfumier’s of old, they come in two sizes: the 50ml flacon – architectural and functional – or the sizeable and weighty 250ml decanter. –

A chypre blend of notes brings a raw, yet reserved sensuality to this original take on a classic leather scent. Saffron, Raspberry and Thyme open to Olibanum and Night Blooming Jasmine. Leather, Black Suede and Amberwood add an intricate richness.-

Tuscan Leather, is husky & warm. Its tarry smokiness is twisted with citrus-fresh raspberry note, before the peppery sharpness of incense & powdery sweetness of jasmine emerge, then finished off with the rawness of suede  & sexiness of amberwood.

As  EDP, it is long lasting and lingers with a sophisticated sillage. ( However, it has been rumored to resemble cocaine ).
I spend AUD$275 on the 50 mls EDP, i guess this is still cheaper than 50g of coke, right? Needless to say, i am head over heel on this nocturnal & notorious fragrance; It’s my signature scent and i am going to express my rebellious by wearing it during daylight hours!