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Tom of Finland (2008)
by Etat Libre d'Orange

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Tom of Finland information

Year of Launch2008
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 173 votes)

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HouseEtat Libre d'Orange
PerfumerAntoine Lie

About Tom of Finland

Tom of Finland is a masculine fragrance by Etat Libre d'Orange. The scent was launched in 2008 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Antoine Lie

Reviews of Tom of Finland

Fresh, herbal green opening. Something creamy as well. Then the leather comes in. The final version is a soft, smooth, creamy scent that is very pleasant but nothing exciting.

Feels casual and pretty unisex to me, even with the leather.

Projection is just average but longevity is good with the skin scent still there after 9 hours.

13th December, 2018
Fight Club by David Fincher 1999 ( may be Tyler Durden )
18th November, 2018
Total scrubber.
Cloying sweet geranium musk and pepper from the open. Looks like it may clear up to something more interesting and metallic but lapses back into its suffocating sweet heart. Phew.

Fragrance: 5/10
Projection: 6/10
Longevity: 7/10
04th October, 2018
A smokey leather. This is a lot of fun. From the notes list, suede (leather), tonka, lemon, and vetiver sound right, and there are others I can't identify. It's a broad, complex scent. This is the first Etat Libre d'Orange fragrance I'm trying, and I'm a fan.

In the base, I don't see it listed, but the smell reminds me of immortelle (everlasting flower).
03rd April, 2018
In keeping with the rest of the "coniferous bliss" pack provided to me by Bloom, Tom of Finland opens with some excellent and refreshing light and "outdoors" notes: in this case, light citrus, a bit of pepper, and most of all a "stripped bark" accord that is attributable to the birch and pine woods. There have been some excellent scents in this six-pack of samples, but none have had an opening that surpassed ToF, so expectations of the remainder of the scent were high. It really did evoke the impression of being on a demanding hike in the Scandinavian countryside in the springtime.

But what's this? Into the fray appears a hen party, clearly having taken a wrong turn somewhere, fully made up and not appropriately attired for the terrain. One of them is carrying an inflatable sperm whale. The smell of iris and suede suddenly invades the surroundings. This is the baffling turn taken by ToF: from coniferous masculine to Dior Homme-esque androgeny in one easy but jarring step.

The final act adds some vanilla, musk, and amber to the iris, for a soft but decidedly feminine effect. At this stage, it's not bad at all, really rather pleasant - but I would rather smell it on a woman than wear it myself. So overall, as a scent it's not bad, but I would enjoy it more if I didn't feel that I was the butt of an in-joke about non-binarism, or something like that.
01st January, 2017
In typical Antoine Lie's style Tom of Finland is abstract, misty, gasseous and "padded" in to a concept of post-modern "molecular" re-interpretation of a classic leather/chypre theme. I can see in here several Andrea Maack's style "blades" and yet a "Nu_besque" prelude of the Carbon/Helium's type of gassy/prickly spicy and ambery talky woodiness (exuding more than vague points in common with the Givenchy PI's white dusty consistency). Citrus, talc, white lemony/ambery (somewhat eliotropic) pollution, nebulous spices (caraway, pepper, saffron??), fir resins ( really deep and starring though never sticky), aldehydes and rare suede with musky/green undertones, that's Eldo Tom of Finland, frankly nothing muscular or visceral. I detect a reference with Slumberhouse Vikt due to the cypress resins influence but while the previous is dark and profoundly resinous the Eldo's one holds on somehow dry (just minimally resinous but in a different way) and foggy. Probably hints of tobacco round finally the white slightly resinous powder while patchouli, amber crystals, may be heliotrope, soft leather and powdery iris perform a sort of velvety/luxurious final haze a la Escada Magnetism for man or L'Essence de Cerruti for men. Despite its complexity (which disguises in any case a dark/velvety, mineral and ambery depth) the final outcome is neither hyper virile nor "logger type" but somewhat linear, talc/suede centered, wearable and appealing to the younger crowds.
26th May, 2014

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