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    Question Tom Ford Neroli Portofino - Dark vs. Blue bottle?

    I've read that Tom Ford slightly tweaked the formula when they changed the bottle from dark brown to blue. Has anyone tested out both versions of Neroli Portofino? How would you describe this slight tweak in formulation, and which version to you prefer?

    I tried Tom Ford Neroli Portofino recently, and I really enjoyed it. My sampling came from the newer blue bottle.

    Sorry if this starts up a reformulation debate. I'm not one to dwell on formulations, but I believe this info came directly from Tom Ford.


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    Default Re: Tom Ford Neroli Portofino - Dark vs. Blue bottle?

    Have not heard this. Where did you read this? Why would they change the bottle just because the slightly tweaked the scent? Seems like a lot of trouble to go through. Someone in the future will site your post as a source of fact of reformulation.

    So which color is vintage? I guess whichever isnt available now right?
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    Default Re: Tom Ford Neroli Portofino - Dark vs. Blue bottle?

    My guess, change in color had to do with more long term marketing. Neroli Potofino is more the face of TF, then any other fragrance in the line. There are all sort of products in the line that carry the Neroli Portofino name.

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    Default Re: Tom Ford Neroli Portofino - Dark vs. Blue bottle?

    they released the brown bottle first, I did hear somewhere that they tweaked it slightly but I can't attest to it. I doubt the difference is much though...I heard the new version might be a tad lighter in some aspects I believe. I have the brown bottle and it smells pretty good.

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    Some vendors state that Neroli Portofino is a limited edition (I think Neiman's) so I presume by this they mean the blue bottle.

    Don't know for sure.
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    Default Re: Tom Ford Neroli Portofino - Dark vs. Blue bottle?

    At Nordstroms here they just put up a giant display with about $500,000 worth of Neroli Portofino perfumes, lotions, shampoos.... It is impressive. Its the only PB that is available in every NM and Nordstroms that ive been to. Seems like a big money maker for TF.
    Its ok for a fresh scent but really not special enough to worry about any reformulation.
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    NP is nice, but it was also pretty good back when it was called 4711.
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    Default Re: Tom Ford Neroli Portofino - Dark vs. Blue bottle?

    Quote Originally Posted by loki8 View Post
    I've read that Tom Ford slightly tweaked the formula when they changed the bottle from dark brown to blue. Has anyone tested out both versions of Neroli Portofino? How would you describe this slight tweak in formulation, and which version to you prefer? I tried Tom Ford Neroli Portofino recently, and I really enjoyed it. My sampling came from the newer blue bottle. Sorry if this starts up a reformulation debate. I'm not one to dwell on formulations, but I believe this info came directly from Tom Ford.
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    Neroli Potofino is more the face of TF, then any other fragrance in the line.

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    Default Re: Tom Ford Neroli Portofino - Dark vs. Blue bottle?

    Okay, I found the threads where I first read about it. Post #17:
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/283...no-tooth-decay

    And post #5: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/274...roli-portofino

    Also, I could've sworn I read it somewhere outside of basenotes. I think it was marketing copy from Tom Ford, saying it was tweaked to wear lighter. Of course, now I can't find it...

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    Default Re: Tom Ford Neroli Portofino - Dark vs. Blue bottle?

    The former Tom Ford rep (and BN member) who was there for the change from dark to blue bottles said that they added more lavender to the blue bottles to make it "fresher". Supposedly, the company is being quite open about this, informing the reps in stores and using it as a selling point.
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    I didn't realize that Neroli Portofino was getting such a push, since I'm rarely in brick and mortars where it is displayed. But it makes sense; NP is light and fresh, and lasts most of a workday. It's what the market seems to want right now.

    And it's a very nice composition. Tom Ford really has some nice scents.
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    Default Re: Tom Ford Neroli Portofino - Dark vs. Blue bottle?

    'Fresh' or 'fresher' seems to be the buzzwords when it comes to male fragrance marketing. I wonder why...

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