Tom Ford Private Blend line has released three new fragrances in fall 2016 – Vert des Bois, Vert d’Encens, Vert Boheme. So let’s take a look at all three, each of which has a center of green notes. Interesting angle.
Tom Ford Vert des Bois has notes of Spiked Ouzo accord, poplar buds, olive tree leaves, lentisque resinoid, roasted tonka, patchouli. It goes on really green, and there was a moment when it smelled a little Gobin-Daude. Lovely. That much greenness does back up a little, and I smell that memory of those lovely perfumes through much of the drydown. It becomes more resinous and woody. I kept thinking this would be my least favorite because I’m not a big green fan, but I was pretty fond of this. It made me shed a tear for the lost Gobin-Daudes.
Tom Ford Vert d’encens has notes of Pine resin, tree sap accord, fir balsam, incense, heliotrope, boxtree oil. It also opens really green, same Gobin-Daude memory with that tree sap and boxtree. This lands more in a pine area and a sorta green incense. Think the smell of pine burning, best way to explain it. I thought this would be my favorite, but it wasn’t. I really liked it, though.
Tom Ford Vert Boheme has notes of Galbanum, Sicilian mandarin, magnolia, honeysuckle, violet leaf, gustavia superba. I was thinking this would be tragic, but lo and behold, it wound up being my favorite. lovely galbanum on the open, smoothed out with the magnolia and honeysuckle. Really gorgeous green floral, centered more on the floral with just the right touch of green thrown in.
All three were interesting and gives some good green perfumes to this line that was missing that with the killing of Moss Breches.
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I’ll do a drawing from commenters for three sample sets of the new Tom Fords. Just leave a comment picking which one you think will be your favorite based on notes!