Originally Posted by AnthonyDG
Agreed - I'm still curious why they singled this one out for a color change, though.
was (is) one of the best selling of the entire Private Blends line. When TF repackaged NP they did it to 'match' the ancillary body products that they created, for the scent: soap, shower gel, body scrub, body lotion and body oil. I think the packaging was quite beautiful and I remember drooling over them at Neiman Marcus.
I remember when these first came out, years ago, I tested all 12 of them...one per day, for 12 days straight. I like many of them right away and some I disliked right away, but I remember calling Neroli Portofino
a 'modern 4711
' and I don't think I have changed my mind. Just goes to prove that not necessarily the 'best' scents are the 'best selling' scents. The perfumer Ford chose, Rodrigo Flores-Roux, had a history of very popular, best-selling fragrances...many of which I absolutely detest (many of the Varvatos' masculines, the terrible TF Jasmine Rouge
by Clinique) and also a few I enjoy (some of the Arquiste line, Black Cashmere
by Donna Karan, the 'new' 2010 Fougere Royale
reissue by Houbigant)
These days I constantly compare NP it to Anbar
by Comme des Garcons which is drastically more affordable and just as good IMO.
OFF TOPIC: I would kill to have some of the other TF scents (Moss Breches
, Velvet Gardenia
, Tobacco Vanille
) in soap or shower gel formulas. Although I don't think that's ever gonna happen, especially since two of these are discontinued.