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Velvet Orchid (2014)
by Tom Ford


Velvet Orchid information

Year of Launch2014
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 68 votes)

People and companies

HouseTom Ford
PerfumerYann Vasnier
PerfumerCalice Asancheyev-Becker
PerfumerShyamala Maisondieu
PerfumerAntoine Maisondieu
Creative DirectorTom Ford
Parent CompanyEstee Lauder Companies

About Velvet Orchid

Velvet Orchid is a feminine perfume by Tom Ford. The scent was launched in 2014 and the fragrance was created by perfumers Antoine Maisondieu, Shyamala Maisondieu, Calice Asancheyev-Becker and Yann Vasnier

Reviews of Velvet Orchid

Very similar to Black Orchid. A little boozier on top. I like the suede note. It gives it a little more edge, than BO. This is a little more toned down, than Black Orchid. Very creamy after a few hours. Overall it is a rich, floriental. I wouldn't refuse it, if someone gave me a free bottle.
11th June, 2017

The seduction of a desert sunset:a warm breeze in the air giving a feeling of well being.VELVET ORCHID is inspired by fantastic BLACK is a true anthem of femininity,luxury and mystrey.the perfume is ideal for mature woman who choose models from TF collection and enjoy style and spirit of FORD of the best feminine perfumes in this year. Voluptuous,Oriental,Velvety,Intense, Sophisticated,Complex,Warm,Deep and Irresistible.

For this new feminine creation,TF explore the extreme sensuality of sexy orchid note.he has wrapped the voluptuous character of another's flowers like rose, jasmine, magnolia and heliotrope which add tothe femininity of the heart.the base is velvety due toaccords sandalwood,vanilla and suede to arouse the addiction and warmth and to create an irresistible olfactive trail.a great perfume for a ferless woman who she wants tomake a great impression.


Longevity?Very Good onmy skin.

11th May, 2015
This is very recognisably Black Orchid's younger sister, but much more creamy & tropical. l don't really notice any fruity notes. l think it's completely gorgeous, & l think many might find it more wearable, if a little more feminine than BO. Now l have to decide whether l can justify owning both!
30th March, 2015
Wore a sample of this today and have decided it is not just for me. It just seems to be a perfume that doesn't know what it wants to be when it grows up. It seems like so many things were thrown together to make this that it has no true definition. I'll have to pass on this one.
18th January, 2015
I initially was so positive about this one, because I am in love with the rum and honey notes, and was hell bent to overlook the horror that is the mandarin note.

As gimmegreen so astutely described it, the "olfactory organ rejection scenario" with this sour note wrecks the whole scent for me.

If natural mandarin essence with all of its nuance and volatility is analog, this popular synthetic mandarin is Autotuned digital sound with all the actual life kicked out of it.

A shame, because there's some beautiful stuff going on with the florals and the deep, sweet, intoxicating base, but as a whole composition, it's a committee meeting where people didn't agree and the issues at hand didn't get resolved.
03rd August, 2014 (last edited: 13th November, 2014)
Tremendously polite, which is not something one can say about its mama, Black Orchid. There’s a curious dissonance at the start where the citruses separate from the creamier, more vanillic, honeyed and mushed up florals that are at the heart of this perfume as if they were enacting some olfactory organ rejection scenario. The floral notes are of the dense variety: jasmines and hyacinths, the pollen laden and fatty narcissus, languid heliotrope, to say nothing of the hothouse orchid accords that supposedly reign, which few will have smelled but most can imagine. Not that these florals are available in any distinct form, they create a rich and heavy core to what remains a pretty muted perfume. A sourish make up note (recently quite in vogue) is on trend but adds little. Whereas something boozy which made my nostrils flare with interest fades out of the mix too soon.
Funnily enough, Velvet Orchid, with its profusion of notes still leaves me wanting more, it has a curiously unfinished, almost unpolished feel, even though four perfumers were involved in its making. The deep drydown is its most satisfying phase wherein a suede aspect melds successfully with the cosmetic accord taking this into terrain usually covered by iris-centred perfumes.
08th June, 2014

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