Tom Ford Black Orchid perfumes and other products have a scent that is like nothing else. This is probably due to the rare, and exclusive to him, black orchid itself, one of the main notes in this fragrance. Black Orchid is a deep and woody fragrance, with oriental notes. It is intense, and most suitable for a mature woman; this isn't intended for teens or young women, and unless she's an heiress, most young women wouldn't be able to afford it.
The fragrance notes in Black Orchid include bergamot, citrus, jasmine, ylang-ylang, sandalwood, vanilla, and of course Black Orchid, along with a few others. It is available in a number of forms, including a 1 ounce eau de Parfum spray for $60, a 5 ounce Finishing Oil for $40, a 1.7 ounce Hair Perfume, and my own purchase, the 5 ounce Hydrating Emulsion (or body lotion, for the rest of us) for $45. At that price, it's out of my budget range too, but I absolutely love this scent, and it was the least expensive product I found at the time.
This is a sensuous and sultry fragrance; it is elegant, classic, and timeless, and the Art Deco style bottles and tubes only add to its mystique. It is for a women who wants to please herself, and to be remembered for the scent she wears.
The Eau de Parfum is quite strong; a tiny dab or spritz on ONE pulse point is enough; it isn't a body splash, as should be obvious from the price. Even the body lotion, I mean, the Hydrating Emulsion, has a strong fragrance; it should be used sparingly unless you want your perfume to arrive 10 minutes before you do. This scent won't appeal to everyone, but that is part of its appeal.
Although expensive, this is a wonderful fragrance, and I'm not sorry I bought it. I only hope it stays around long enough for me to save up for more.