Notes: aldehydes, lemon, cypress, pine, safraleine, pepper, cypress, galbanum, geranium leaves, vanilla, tonka, iris, vetiver, styrax pyrogene, suede, musk, ambergris.
It could be the Vraie Blonde version for the male.
Despiste the previous avant garde launches, (fantastic recreations by my taste), ELDO now reaches a new challenge. Create a perfume for the mainstream without losing the nickname of "efant terrible". And, honestly, they raise the topic, with a good result.
The packaging is quite erotic orientated, so, "Tom of Finland" can be easily categorized as a gay perfume, or as a promiscuous perfume, but the reality is beyond the controversial perception of the scent, is, actually predominantly abstractly elegant, even a bit of "childish".
This is dificult to express with words.
You have to wear it to find out for yourself!.
TOF open kind of effervescent: loads of aldehydes.
Oh, I do love aldehydes!; all this synthetic bubbles head on are just simply delightful.
Instant dejá vú of "Vrai Blonde" or "Miroir des secrets".
but the aldehydes goes here beyond. The companion of lemon make it a really clean ozone-like note. Lovely. It has a vague reminescent of CDG "Odeur 53". Nail polish?.
Instantly appears hand by hand:
nail-polish-like aldehydes combined with overdoses notes of iris, resinous pine & cypress brings a metrosexual twist of femininity against a masculine atmosphere.
Makes you wonder: -Oh, no. No another over femenine cologne for a man-.
But the iris fades away and the combination start to smell like skai, or latex, kind of plasticy, but not in a industrial, synthetic way.
The saffraline gives a metallic like accord compained with the geranium leaves.
Just a hint.
The juice develops in the heart, kind of fruity. Sometimes reminds me a clean "Secretion magnifiques" + leather. Strange.
The iris comes back and stays.
Powdery but discreet, till the drydown.
The styrax just smells like tar, and the scents come rather musky, with light notes of leather, in a "frozen" watery way like "Rien". Still clean. Not animalistic.
The iris fades giving a dicreet touch of baby powder on the drydown.
The idea and description is quite psychodelic but the result is frankly gorgeous.
Maybe the closest description will be a innocent fragrance that plays at times with the ambiguity, but fades into pleasant and clean, masculine, but innocent perfume.
The scent develops close to skin, but the longevity is quite good.