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Champaca Absolute (2009)
by Tom Ford


Champaca Absolute information

Year of Launch2009
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 103 votes)

People and companies

HouseTom Ford
PerfumerRodrigo Flores-Roux
Parent CompanyEstee Lauder Companies

About Champaca Absolute

Champaca Absolute is a shared / unisex perfume by Tom Ford. The scent was launched in 2009 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Rodrigo Flores-Roux

Champaca Absolute fragrance notes

Reviews of Champaca Absolute

This is glorious....period. This is a soft, sweet, powdery woody floral that offers a moderate sillage (about 3 to 5 feet) and has pretty decent longevity (5-6 hours medium sillage, 7-10 hours minimal sillage on dry skin in a warm, somewhat dry climate). It's instant femininity and comfort. It's gorgeous, pure and simple. Every once in a great while, I will get the slightest hint of bubblegum. However, it doesn't happen often and it's not enough to diminish the enjoyment I receive otherwise.

I love this so much I am debating buying the $520 bottle (mostly because it's an incredible price considering how much you get). This may be my most favorite fragrance of all time.
04th December, 2016
Floral with too much going on. Sweet, soapy and just not my style. A sample is far as I would go with this one. 6/10
18th August, 2016
Complaints about this being too floral misunderstand the absolute aspect of the name. Champaca is a flower isn't it? And next to rose and oud for that matter, it produces a wonderful delightful balance of simultaneous dirty and clean which tickles the nose.

It takes some getting used to yes, it is a Tom Ford afterall, but give it time and it will show itself. Your nose will crave it.
28th October, 2015
An amiable floral. Rose leads the pack, with other flowers of indeterminate type. Hint of soapiness. Not overtly sweet or heavy. In fact, I found it rather restrained, and therefore not especially noteworthy.
12th April, 2015
Not strictly champaca by any means, but this is a solid narcotic floral that makes a mockery of the florals that TF have been releasing as of late. However, it’s very sweet, powered more by honey, vanilla, and amber than anything. Slightly soapy, quite syrupy, and somewhat lactonic. It doesn’t smell like any one specific flower (although rose stands out once it gets going), but it smells very floral with a capital-F. Heady, slightly oily, a bit tropical, but there’s not much to it and it’s very, very loud. So if you wear too much of this in a public space, expect to be pegged as “that person” — and deservedly so.
04th March, 2015
This is a magnificent fragrance. Lush, heady and intoxicating - yet perfectly restrained - is the feeling I get from this. Blended to perfection and one of the most unique florientals I have smelled so far.

Great longevity! 10/10
25th December, 2014

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