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March 01, 2007

Notes on Tom Ford Private Collection

Cosmetic World has recently featured an article that offers a glimpse into the creation of Tom Ford's Private Collection, which is describe as a concept behind the line that is about to enter stores in May of this year. The article offers more information on the notes of Ford's 12 new fragrances:

Amber Absolute (oriental) with notes of amber, African incense, labdanum, rich woods, vanilla bean.
Noir de Noir (oriental-chypre) with notes of saffron, black rose, black truffle, vanilla, patchouli, oud wood, tree moss.
Velvet Gardenia (floral) with notes of black gardenia, orange, jasmine, rose muguet, tuberose, dark plum,, honey, beeswax, incense, labdanum.
Black Violet (floral) with notes of citrus, pulpy fruit accord, black violet, woody notes, oakmoss.
Tobacco Vanille (tobacco) with notes of tobacco leaf, spice notes, tonka bean, tobacco flower, vanilal, cocoa, dry fruit, sweetwood sap.

Oud Wood (woods) with notes of rosewood, cardamon, Chinese pepper, oud wood, sandalwood, vetiver, tonka bean, vanilla, amber.
Purple Patchouli woods) with notes of orchid, citrus, leather, purple patchouli accord, spices, amber, patchouli, Peru balsam, vetiver.
Bois Rouge (woods) with notes of citrus, spice, cedarwood, patchouli, jasmine muguet, sandalwood, vetiver, amber, leather, vanilla and tonka bean.
Moss Breches (woods-chypre) with notes of fresh wood, spice notes, beeswax absolute, Moroccan clary sage, Hungarian tarragon, Corsican rosemary, labdanum, patchouli, benzoin.
Tuscan Leather (leather-chypre) with notes of saffron, raspberry, thyme, olibanum, jasmine, leather, black suede, amberwood.
Neroli Portofino (cologne) with notes of citrus, floral notes, amber.
Japan Noir (cologne) with notes of spices, purple patchouli, porto noir, night blooming jasmine, leather, amber, vetiver.

1.7oz Eau de Parfum will cost $165 and an 8.3oz decanter will be priced at $450. The fragrances will be available from the Tom Ford retail store in New York, Bergdorf Goodman, select Neiman Marcus and Saks 5th Avenue stores. In Europe, the collection will be sold in the UK, France, German, Italy and Switzerland. While there are 12 fragrances to begin with, the Cosmetic World reports that "the collection will be 'renewed', with some scents added and others subtracted" (p. 64). Information from Cosmetic World, Tom Ford Creates Connoisseur Collection, p. 64 (February 26, 2007, Vol. XLIII/No.8)



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