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    Default Re: 4 New Tom Ford Private Blends for Fall 2012 - and some other news

    I'm pretty stoked about the hyacinth, the jonquil, and the lily. All three are favorite notes, and all three renditions sound like something I'd be into.

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    Definitely looking forward to all of these. No immediate red flags for Joe, means no mainstream crowd-pleasers for me, but a bit of niche would do me good. I think Noir is almost a must-have for me if it's anything like Extreme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugandaraja View Post
    I'm pretty stoked about the hyacinth, the jonquil, and the lily. All three are favorite notes, and all three renditions sound like something I'd be into.
    +1!
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    Default Re: 4 New Tom Ford Private Blends for Fall 2012 - and some other news

    I tried to find these at the local Tom Ford counter but they don't seem to be in yet. Any release date?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugandaraja View Post
    I tried to find these at the local Tom Ford counter but they don't seem to be in yet. Any release date?
    looks to be september-ish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    Definitely looking forward to all of these. No immediate red flags for Joe, means no mainstream crowd-pleasers for me, but a bit of niche would do me good. I think Noir is almost a must-have for me if it's anything like Extreme.

    Joe - is there any obvious coffee in Cafe Rose? Certainly hoping there is.....
    Unfortunately I did not get any coffee from it.
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    Default Re: 4 New Tom Ford Private Blends for Fall 2012 - and some other news

    I believe slurpees387, from YouTube, put out a video on the new Tom Ford fragrances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by senore01 View Post
    I believe slurpees387, from YouTube, put out a video on the new Tom Ford fragrances.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCPTzBZOTho and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3wfA_qp4UY Ignore the incorrect names of the fragrances.
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    I saw these in Selfridges in London a couple of days ago. I tried CR and thought it was ok, quite subtle. Looked like they were all in stock. Same price as the other PBs.

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    Just wanted to let you know TPC has five small sample packs available. Have no idea how long they'll last.
    Please cancel my subscription to your issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emdia View Post
    I saw these in Selfridges in London a couple of days ago. I tried CR and thought it was ok, quite subtle. Looked like they were all in stock. Same price as the other PBs.
    they come in the 250 ml bottles as well, correct?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fitch256 View Post
    they come in the 250ml bottles as well, correct?
    Only the 50ml bottles were on display for testing. The other PBs are on display for testing in 250ml(blotters are dipped in these). There were a couple of 250ml boxes behind the counter of the new PBs. I asked about 100ml and was told they were only available for a couple of the existing range which I assume means that size is being phased out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emdia View Post
    Only the 50ml bottles were on display for testing. The other PBs are on display for testing in 250ml(blotters are dipped in these). There were a couple of 250ml boxes behind the counter of the new PBs. I asked about 100ml and was told they were only available for a couple of the existing range which I assume means that size is being phased out.
    as long as they're selling them in 250 ml bottles, that's all i care about, it's the best deal on TF's you can get, especially with the new pricing. and yes, the 100 ml bottles are being mostly phased out except for the very, very popular scents.
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    Default Re: 4 New Tom Ford Private Blends for Fall 2012 - and some other news

    Just got a chance to smell them today at NM. All of them are well made and blended but not a game-changer like Tobbacco Vanille or Tuscan Leather. Cafe Rose is the best of the line. I get a dirty natural rose but not much of the "coffee" side of the fragrance at all, it seems like the closest to the Private line already in the collection. Reminds me of a less potent Carnal Flower / Une Rose like fragrance. Hyacinth is the Jean Claude Ellena of the line, a transperent garden that feels like a safe / underwelming Un Jardin entry. I still think that Hermes does the Jardin style better in execution and also price point.

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    NM SA tells me they should be in stores to purchase around the 2nd week of September.

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    Ingsoc48, do they have samples at NM? If so, I need to go check them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulmtAz View Post
    Ingsoc48, do they have samples at NM? If so, I need to go check them out.
    They have lab samples, yes. I found Hyacinth and Lys Fume to be interesting, I'm not sure where I stand on them. Hyacinth is a very odd and incredibly dry floral with a bite to it, and a very much background freshness in the drydown. I almost got a similar fresh note to Azure Lime in it. The smoked lilies of Lys was a nice combination, but I would've liked them to be more smoked than they are. Jonquelle de Nuit still smells like a repackaged Velvet Gardenia to my nose. I agree no real game changers, but no boring stinkers like Jasmin Rouge and to an extent Lavender Palm were.
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    Lol..I thought the title said Tom Ford blends for fail? LOL Sorry, carry on, lol.
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    I tried cafe rose today , it's the only one of the newbs that I fancied trying and my god what a disappointment . Zero coffee , nothing .... It's a poor mans Kilian Rose Oud , nothing new or even remotely interesting , hugely disappointing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pour_Monsieur View Post
    I tried cafe rose today , it's the only one of the newbs that I fancied trying and my god what a disappointment . Zero coffee , nothing .... It's a poor mans Kilian Rose Oud , nothing new or even remotely interesting , hugely disappointing
    Are they available in all the shops now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pour_Monsieur View Post
    I tried cafe rose today , it's the only one of the newbs that I fancied trying and my god what a disappointment . Zero coffee , nothing .... It's a poor mans Kilian Rose Oud , nothing new or even remotely interesting , hugely disappointing
    I just have to point out how funny it is to read that a $205/50ml fragrance is "a poor man's" anything...

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    Default Re: 4 New Tom Ford Private Blends for Fall 2012 - and some other news

    I sniffed all four today, two on paper, two on skin:

    Ombre de Hyacinth - wore on skin, see my review here.

    Lys Fume - wore on skin.

    I have so say I absolutely love this. I think how you feel about this will largely depend on how you feel about lillies, as it's almost a monolithic soliflore ode to an oriental lilly.

    To my nose, this is a mid-point between the old formula of SL's Tubereuse Criminelle, PG's Louange Profanes, and most of all, Penhaglion's Lilly & Spice. But where as the latter is very mild, rather underpowered, and brief, this is far more fleshed out.

    It starts out rather where Tubereuse Criminelle used to end: creamy-frosty vanilla, floral sweetness, musk, and and a hint of that salicylate chill. Then, in the heart, it veers almost a little sweet for me, a tuberose-bubblegum thing going on, but the distinct spice makes manageable. Finally after about an hour in it turns to a perfect light-hearted lilly fragrance, perfect enough that I kept forgetting it was on and looked for where the lillies were in the room.

    I want this. I want this now, as I can already see discontinuation lies ahead.

    Jonquil de Nuit - smelled on card.

    This was merely pleasant. I wanted a jonquil, and this isn't it. There seems to be a hoard of shampoo sambac jasmines these days ( their rightful queen in my view is Love & Tears ), and this isn't really the best example. Smells a lot like J'Adore Absolu to my nose.

    I do not get Velvet Gardenia in this at all. They're as far apart as Katy Perry is from Kraftwerk.

    Cafe Rose - smelled on card.

    Move along people: coffee and rose is a great idea, and this isn't it.

    That being said, it's one of the more pleasant variations of the rose-oud combo I've smelled. Not as nice as the Kilian, much nicer than most Montales.

    Like the previous, eminently wearable, but arguably unnecessary if you have some other variant.

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    As an aside, I don't like the bottles. Funny that my favorite Ford scent comes in my least-favorite Ford bottle! The purple label cheapens the whole aesthetic for a reason I can't quite put my finger on.

    Also, I've never seen a more bored sales assistant. I went up to the counter and said "Oh, I was waiting for these!" and she looks up from her magazine and says "Oh, you can try them if you want..."

    Maybe it's because I work in sales myself, but I feel I could have sold me Lys Fume!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pour_Monsieur View Post
    I tried cafe rose today , it's the only one of the newbs that I fancied trying and my god what a disappointment . Zero coffee , nothing .... It's a poor mans Kilian Rose Oud , nothing new or even remotely interesting , hugely disappointing
    Largely agree. I also sampled this (and only this, of the newbies) at the weekend. I like it, and may acquire it in time, however it's a major disappointment from the coffee point of view, and for me not worth full RRP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugandaraja View Post
    As an aside, I don't like the bottles. The purple label cheapens the whole aesthetic for a reason I can't quite put my finger on.
    Agree. They do look cheap. Which they most certainly aren't.
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    Default Re: 4 New Tom Ford Private Blends for Fall 2012 - and some other news

    After some more testing, Jonquil de Nuit is becoming my favorite of the lot.
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    The discontinuation of AA doesn't surprise me. There's a glut of nearly identical ambers on the market and this one was by far the most unoriginal of the TF Private line (at least of the one's I've tried).
    Is this one like Ambre Sultan? That's what I heard..that they are similar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalli View Post
    Is this one like Ambre Sultan? That's what I heard..that they are similar?
    No. Ambre Sultan is much more herbal & woody. AA is a rich, thick amber with a wisp of incense, & IMO one of the very best amber fragrances out there.
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    Well then, I must try amber absolute! Thanks teardrop!
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    I enjoy Urban Musk.

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    I enjoy AA very much; for those looking for a comparatively straight amber fragrance it is a good one to sample. I get a bit of smoke with it and brilliant longevity.

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    I've become obsessed with Lys Fume. I'm going to give it one more wearing, and then if no-one else arranges splits on this one, I will!

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    Color me surprised at Amber Absolute's passing. Franken-juice like Velvet Gardenia I understood them shuffling off, but AA seemed like a genuine crowd-pleaser ( there's a reason every line does an amber... )

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    I was lucky enough to test them at Le Printemps, in Paris, a fortnight ago and fell in love with Jonquille and Lys...

    Kron offers splits of all four in the split section of the forum!

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    I wound up taking one of the spots on the Lys Fume. Well worth it for me.

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