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    What are your thoughts on this fragrance?

    I was shopping scents yesterday and tested about 20 or so that I was interested in.
    Of them, only Tom Ford Black Orchid really stood out for me.

    Apparently it is a unisex fragrance?

    It smelled a bit like 'velvet tuberose' body wash that I used to use...

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    Def unisex and easy to wear, apart from the initial loudness perhaps. It's strong and seems to last forever. I do enjoy it sometime, esp once it dries down a bit.

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    It's intriguing and unique, yes. But after using up most of my Nordstrom sample it just got on my nerves.

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    It has an air of spicy and dark tropical scent for evenings.

    Good unique scent indeed!
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    I did not like this one at all. I would not enjoy smelling it on anyone (male or female), but that is just me... It is very true to its name, however, so if orchid scents are your thing then you probably will love it.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
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    4)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

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    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    Mine will be arriving the mail later today. I'll have to let you know.

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    Men can definitely wear this, although I think there are a lot of people who interpret the scent as somewhat feminine. I have a full bottle and wear it fairly frequently. It's a very loud fragrance, so you'll want to be careful not to overapply.
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    2. George Sand--Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
    3. L'Ame Soeur--Divine
    4. Violet Blonde--Tom Ford
    5. Santal Blush--Tom Ford

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    I find it overwhelming and everlasting.

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    I can smell it days later on clothes. Very long-lasting. Lovely drydown.

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    Don't care for it.

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    Apart from the Private Blends, this is hands down my favorite Tom Ford fragrance.
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    I had bottle and ended up giving it to my girlfriend. Prefer it on a woman to be honest.

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    Default Re: Tom Ford Black Orchid

    I really love this one.

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    Does anyone else say that Calvin Klein Obsession is a copy, I own both and they are almost exact to my nose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilkcceleb View Post
    Does anyone else say that Calvin Klein Obsession is a copy, I own both and they are almost exact to my nose.
    I take it you mean Obsession Night? They are certainly similar but not identical. I actually made a thread about this when I first received my ON. I'd say Obsession Night is the more subdued, masculine version of BO

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    Black Orchid is my favorite scent by Tom Ford. Glorious, heady and strong. It tales real balls to wear this woman's parfum and most women don't have balls.
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    The best Tom Ford, in any line

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ete View Post
    I take it you mean Obsession Night? They are certainly similar but not identical. I actually made a thread about this when I first received my ON. I'd say Obsession Night is the more subdued, masculine version of BO
    Yes, sorry I meant Obsession Night.

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    Default Re: Tom Ford Black Orchid

    Black Orchid is strictly for women. it is also overdone and tacky.

    Black Violet, on the other hand, has a similar style but is qualitatively WORLDS better than Black Orchid. Unisex, but it leans masculine. So underrated on these boards.


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    I would love this scent on a woman.
    My current top ten:
    1. Spice and Wood
    2. Dior Homme Parfum
    3. Tonka Imperiale
    4. Pure Malt
    5. Bois d'Argent
    6. Noir de Noir
    7. Apple Brandy
    8. 5 o'clock au Gingembre
    9. Epic Man
    10.Tobacco Vanille

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    Default Re: Tom Ford Black Orchid

    Black Orchid is a luxurious, dark fragrance, easily worn by a confident male ...

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    I'd say 7.5/10, but if they would have toned down the florals and ramped up either the chocolate, amber, or sandalwood, it would be pretty much perfect to me. It reminds me of a Hallmark store because of the wide variety of scents that hits you from the candles.

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    Default Re: Tom Ford Black Orchid

    It is one of the best releases from the past decade.
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    i bought this after testing it in a shop. A few weeks later i gave it away because i found it nauseating.

    I gave it to a friend who liked it...but she doesn't wear it anymore either!!!

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    Received it yesterday, really glad I did. It smells amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d4N13L View Post
    The best Tom Ford, in any line
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    my current top five (always in transition)

    Dior Eau Noire
    HdP 1725 Casanova
    eau de gloire parfum d'empire
    Dia man Amouage
    comme des garçons man 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    It is one of the best releases from the past decade.
    i agree. i love it.

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    Is this black Orchid a unisex one cuz I hope it's a mens to some sort, I really like this one

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    love it, dark and refine. Cannot believe it's a unisex. Sexy but a little bit loud during first half hour

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    Default Re: Tom Ford Black Orchid

    Seems a little overrated to me. A very loud feminine with few practical occasions for wear.

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    I bought it for my wife but I also wear it, it is fantastic.
    But I like Black Orchid Voile de Fleur even better.
    It was discontinued (VdF) so I bought 8 bottles. That shows you how much I like it.

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