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    When I was in London, I visited Roja Dove haute parfumerie in Harrods. I had an opportunity to talk with him a bit and I asked about Tom Ford private blend. He said the fact that private blend scents are here, in his haute parfumerie, shows that they are quality scents. He thinks that private blend is one of the most important events in perfumery of the beginning of the XXI century.

    There are sceptical views about private blend, for example, Luca Turin, scentemental.

    I like almost all private blend scents very much. They all are deep, sensual, glamorous - like Caron scents of the XXI century. I don't think that they were made in a hurry. They were made by different perfumers. Every perfumer dreams to create a perfume with good ingredients.
    Tuscany Leather and Noir de Noir show Harry Fremont and Jacques Cavallier at their best.
    Tobacco Vanille for sure was created by Olivier Gillotin with great passion and love. He put much effort in creating this scent. The same could be said and abour D. Apel's Purple patchouli and S. Nilsen's Moss Breches.
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    I tend to agree.
    There are scents that you sniff (both niche and designer) that are touted as having quality blends and ingredients.
    Many of the TF Private Blends feel superior to many on the market. I think Ford gets a lot of stick on occasion, just because he is Tom Ford. But I don't think his choices are arbitrary and thoughtless at all.
    Tuscan Leather, Oud Wood and Italian Cypress are top notch in my book, but Im sure the nature of many of his scents leave his competitors scratching their heads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri View Post
    ...I don't think his choices are arbitrary and thoughtless at all....but Im sure the nature of many of his scents leave his competitors scratching their heads.
    Agree as well. Even the ones i don't like that much are because of how they smell, not because of any other shortfall. Quality scents.
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    Count me as another big fan!
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    I really love Tobacco Vanille and like Tuscan Leather.


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    I haven't smelled all of the Private Blends but Italian Cypress may well be my next full bottle. I thought Japon Noir was lovely but not really my style. Am very eager to try Tuscan Leather, Oud Wood, Amber Absolute, Purple Patchouli and Tobacco Vanille.

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    Quote Originally Posted by perfaddict View Post
    Agree as well. Even the ones i don't like that much are because of how they smell, not because of any other shortfall. Quality scents.
    Completely agreed. There's a lot of hype around the PB scents, but I think it's probably deservedly so as Tom Ford seems to have done a rather good job on them.
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    Tom Ford private blends are excellent imo and a lot of work and effort has been made to get each and every one smelling to a very high standard. Italian Cypress and Oud Wood are certainly ones on my 'to get' list... I'm also looking at Tobacco Vanille too now after I smelt it on Saturday and was also impressed. Tom Ford private blends gets a thumbs up from me.

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    I would exchange my entire collection of perfumes for the entire private blend collection. It's the modern chypre reference library!
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    I don't love all of them, but to my nose, they're a great step in the direction of rich, complex, and interesting fragrances.

    And the bottles? My all-time favorite.

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    I'm another huge fan of the Private Blend range. Tom Ford gets such a bad rap on here and I have no idea why.

    These fragrances are so much better than most of the drivel out there on the market today.

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    Put me down as a fan too as I think the private blends are fantastic , some of my favourite frags

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    Black Violet is my favorite, and probably one of the more masculine leaning TFPB's, but is rarely talked about on BN.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WindyCity1014 View Post
    Black Violet is my favorite, and probably one of the more masculine leaning TFPB's, but is rarely talked about on BN.
    I actually haven't tried that one in a long, long time. I'm going to have another sniff this week!

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    It always amazes me that with all the rose threads on these boards that Noir de Noir is rarely mentioned. It's a sublime rose scent as far as I'm concerned. I fell in love with the TF private blends the moment they were released and I was fortunate enough to smell them. People rolled their eyes about them, so I just enjoyed them and kept my mouth shut. Who cares if some of the perfume gurus don't like them? I know what I like and I know quality when I smell it. These are quality scents that I adore! Some of the new musks that he came out with I'm not sure about yet though. I have to spend more time with them. My first impression is that they are over-priced, but I really need to reserve judgement until they get some more quality attention from me.

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    I have the following Tom Ford Special Blends. Within the group, I will assign from one to five stars according to my opinion of each. Five is highest, one, lowest.

    Arabian Wood ****
    Black Violet *****
    Bois Marocain ***
    Bois Rouge ****
    Champaca Absolute ***
    Italian Cypress ***
    Japon Noir ****
    Moss Breches *****
    Noir de Noir *****
    Oud Wood ****
    Purple Patchouli ***
    Tobacco Vanille ****

    Other Tom Fords I have, rated the same way within their own subgroup:

    Grey Vetiver *****
    Tom Ford Extreme ****
    Tom Ford for Men **
    Urban Musk ****
    Black Orchid Voile de Fleur ***
    White Suede ***
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    Does anyone know if a new tf private blend will be out next year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WindyCity1014 View Post
    Black Violet is my favorite, and probably one of the more masculine leaning TFPB's, but is rarely talked about on BN.
    agreed. this and Tuscan Leather are my favs.

    much respect for the whole line. i think they are too heavy for everyday use though. but when that special occasion/craving hits, TF satisfies like few others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rioni
    Does anyone know if a new tf private blend will be out next year?

    nothing confirmed yet but check out this thread.

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/265...e-new-Tom-Ford

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    Thanks. Is this futami from sf?

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    absolutely love them............

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    I find Tom Ford and Serge Luten to be deeper and more appealing than Cr**d.

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    i have sampled the following (and i agree with with sorcery of scent, word by word)

    Japon Noir *****
    Moss Breches *****
    Noir de Noir *****

    Tuscan Leather *****
    Amber Absolute *** 1/2

    Other Tom Fords
    Tom Ford for Men ****
    Black Orchid *****

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    I stoll adore the Private Blend line. They simply ooze quality to me. Nothing wishy washy about them(with the possible exception of the lovely but gossamer light Azure Lime).

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    From the ones I've sampled

    Arabian Wood **
    Bois Marocain ***
    Italian Cypress *****
    Japon Noir *****
    Tuscan Leather ******
    Oud Wood ***
    Tobacco Vanille ***
    Grey Vetiver ****

    Looking forward to Moss Breches

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    Quote Originally Posted by rioni View Post
    Thanks. Is this futami from sf?
    Nope, Miami

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    Quote Originally Posted by perfaddict View Post
    Agree as well. Even the ones i don't like that much are because of how they smell, not because of any other shortfall. Quality scents.

    I agree i love tobacco vanille that is my fav.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rioni View Post
    From the ones I've sampled

    Arabian Wood **
    Bois Marocain ***
    Italian Cypress *****
    Japon Noir *****
    Tuscan Leather ******
    Oud Wood ***
    Tobacco Vanille ***
    Grey Vetiver ****

    Looking forward to Moss Breches
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    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0396171/

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