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Black Orchid (2006)
by Tom Ford

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Black Orchid information

Year of Launch2006
GenderFeminine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 904 votes)

People and companies

HouseTom Ford
PerfumerDavid Apel
SupplierGivaudan
PackagingDoug Lloyd
Creative DirectorTom Ford
Parent CompanyEstee Lauder Companies

About Black Orchid

Black Orchid is a feminine perfume by Tom Ford. The scent was launched in 2006 and the fragrance was created by perfumer David Apel. The bottle was designed by Doug Lloyd

Black Orchid fragrance notes

Reviews of Black Orchid

Loud, syrupy-sweet, feminine floral opening. I also get plenty of chocolate-vanilla, maybe tuberose. Later into the drydown, it becomes a soft, sweet, powdery, wood scent that is more unisex, pleasant and seductive.

Performance is excellent with big projection and 9-10 hour longevity.
25th July, 2019
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
The opening is rich and complex. Orange and bergamot add a fresh side, but the main thrust is dark floral, with jasmine, gardenia and whiffs of oleander givens a shadowy tone from the orchid that gives this creation its name.

The drydown adds a fruity touch of redcurrent, combined with a peppery and spicy undertone; the latter with a good incense aroma that adds an oriental vibe.

Further into the base a tonka-based sweetness develops, quite rich and creamy at times. A dork patchouli also develops, a soft patchouli without any significant harshness or sharpness. Cocoa features at times too, and I detect and nonspecific woodsiness towards the end.

I get strong sillage, excellent projection and six hours of longevity on my skin.

A rich autumnal creation, good day and night, at times a touch generic but otherwise complex enough to provide good olfactory entertainment. 3.25/5.
17th April, 2019
I would not say bad about this fragrance however it is more for a mature audience. Anyone under 30 may not want to pull this off. It is a floral composition, strong and have fantastic projection. Looking at the notes would somewhat give away the kinda fragrance that it would be. The scent is linear and does not change its appearance. Do not attempt to over spray as it is rich and will be cloying.
22nd March, 2019
Cloying horror.
28th January, 2019
Absolutely love this fragrance. The jasmine and gardenia notes are ever present especially initially. As I wear the scent longer spicy notes push through with very pleasing notes of amber, patchouli and sandalwood. It is a strong, yet not overwhelming fragrance that is enticing and sexy. It is a perfect fragrance for a romantic evening out or a sensual evening in. Long lasting and mysterious. This is one of my favorite perfumes to date.
10th January, 2019
I'm currently wearing Black Orchid on my right wrist and Velvet Orchid on my left, dazed and confused by smells and writing how it feels like. Don't expect anything about notes as I cannot possibly distinguish any, it seems like this fragrance is a soft monolith of sensual, wicked, sweet and dark smell, like a neat ravenblack hairdo with no stray hairs.

So how does it feel wearing Black Orchid? It smells like a witch's lair with a brewing kettle full of rotting fruit and body parts, it smells of black and damp earth, it smells of graves and dead bodies being raised again, it smells like this absolutely stunning necromancer witch who is hundreds years old, is wise, ruthless, sensual, confident, demanding, strikingly beautiful (is that an illusion? is she also rotting behind that mask of a mocking smile and raven hair?) and doesn't look older than, say, 35. So what are you doing in that lair? Are you a witch? Are you an imp, a servant of the witch, or just a body being raised?

Now this little black imp of perfume is sitting on my wrist for five hours and at this moment its scent is way less sweet that Velvet's, and its far more subtle and much quieter than Velvet Orchid. Just an hour ago I found its smell of rotting fruit way more welcoming than VO, which started being sickeningly sweet, but now rotting fruit are dying down and the smell is super subtle, yet dark, boggy and warm. (And I start smelling honey and flowers in VO instead of that pungent sweetness, so I'm starting to like it more over BO again, but these two are switching places in my mind and heart constantly, so I cannot tell which one wins in the end.)

So, do I like it? If I were honest, I would select my rating as "Neutral", as I can't fully embrace this darkness and cannot really dislike it as it's luring me in, but I don't think it's possible to be "Neutral" with this one.

Will I try this again someday? Oh yes, but not in a near future. Can this fragrance grow on me some day? It is possible, especially after bewitching several people and raising a horde or two of zombies. Will that day come soon? Absolutely not, as I'm not a necromancer or a dark sorcerer, at least yet.
03rd January, 2019

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