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  • Amber Absolute

    13 4.29%
  • Arabian Wood

    1 0.33%
  • Azure Lime

    3 0.99%
  • Black Violet

    3 0.99%
  • Bois Marocain

    1 0.33%
  • Bois Rouge

    1 0.33%
  • Champaca Absolute

    2 0.66%
  • Italian Cypress

    20 6.60%
  • Japon Noir

    4 1.32%
  • Lavender Palm

    2 0.66%
  • Moss Breches

    4 1.32%
  • Neroli Portofino

    8 2.64%
  • Noir de Noir

    37 12.21%
  • Oud Wood

    35 11.55%
  • Purple Patchouli

    1 0.33%
  • Tobacco Vanille

    81 26.73%
  • Tuscan Leather

    68 22.44%
  • Velvet Gardenia

    3 0.99%
  • Jasmin Rouge

    3 0.99%
  • Other

    13 4.29%
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    Default What is your favorite Private Blend Tom Ford Fragrance?

    If you can choose ONLY one bottle from the Private Blend line what would it be?

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    I'm probably alone on my choice, but i've purchased many, and tried almost all. Wonderful line, but Champaca Absolute is my favorite
    Currently wearing: Vétiver by Christian Dior

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    I guess would be TV
    Life is too short to sample. Buy Blind | I am generally not interested in batch hunting or weak fragrances.

    Top 10 in no particular order:

    Amouage - Epic Man
    Montale - Black Aoud
    Boucheron - Jaipur edp
    Hermes - Terre d'Hermes pure parfum
    Thierry Mugler - A Men Pure Malt
    Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
    Rochas - Lui

    [UK] - Acqua di Parma Colonia Leather Eau de Cologne Concentrée, Mancera Cedrat Boise, Dior Sauvage split

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    Default Re: What is your favorite Private Blend Tom Ford Fragrance?

    Tuscan Leather

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    Default Re: What is your favorite Private Blend Tom Ford Fragrance?

    Moss Breches. Also like Neroli Portofino, Amber Absolute, and Tobacco Vanille.
    Last edited by JON RODGERS; 25th December 2012 at 08:34 PM.
    Currently wearing: KL Homme by Lagerfeld

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    I think the Tom Ford Private Blend line is overrated, particularly given the price.

    The packaging is terrific and well art directed and there is that magnetic draw to all things TF as being a signifier of sleek and cool, but the fragrances themselves seem lacking relative to the amazing offerings to be found at the same price point. Don't get me wrong: they aren't terrible (except "Noir" which is just inexcusably boring given the potential of that moniker in the hands of TF - great bottle though...), but I don't think they'd stand up in a blind side-by-side with other notables that cost the same or even less. They really aren't that daring or bold, and certainly are not as evocative as their names. I really wanted to love them all, but...no.

    That said, I voted for "Tuscan Leather" because it is the most interesting of the bunch and one I could find myself reaching for, although never for that price. It's just not that special.

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    LA2000, with more than 20 fragrances, quality control has sometimes slipped and there are certainly "fillers" in the line that are outrageously overpriced. Still, there are are gems there, sadly one of them is gone now; the wonderful and strange Moss Bretches. I have never found anything like it, it was one of the true originals of the line.
    Currently wearing: Grey Vetiver by Tom Ford

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    Of those I've tried, it was a close run thing between Italian Cypress (Mrs JTB's favourite 'date scent'), Oud Wood, and Tuscan Leather.

    I finally went for Oud Wood 'just because'
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    Default Re: What is your favorite Private Blend Tom Ford Fragrance?

    I think Tobacco Vanille is easily my favorite, but none of the line is FBW at their lofty price tags, IMO.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
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    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) Polo vintage (Ralph Lauren) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
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    Next to AA I would choose Urban Musk: a truly unique very nice scent on my skin.

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    AA for me. Very similar to 24Gold which I own and love.

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    Tuscan Leather, no contest.

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    Tobacco Vanille, although Tuscan Leather is close behind.
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    Default Re: What is your favorite Private Blend Tom Ford Fragrance?

    So many great ones - I had a hard time choosing between AA, Bois Marocain, NdN, Neroli Portofino, and TV. I decided to go with TV.

    Also love Champaca Absolute, Black Violet, and Moss Breches too.

    A great lineup for sure.
    Current Winter Favorites:

    1. House of Matriarch - Blackbird
    2. Brückner - Aoud 1
    3. Creed - Royal Oud
    4. Stéphane Humbert Lucas 777 - Generation Man
    5. Armani Privé - Oud Royal
    6. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    7. Stéphane Humbert Lucas 777 - Mortal Skin
    8. Ormonde Jayne - Black Gold
    9. Creed - Royal English Leather
    10. by Kilian - Cruel Intentions

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    Default Re: What is your favorite Private Blend Tom Ford Fragrance?

    Tuscan Leather and it's the only one I own. If they were half the price I would be exploring the line with a lot more interest. I would like to buy Amber Absolute but with it being discontinued and the price being so high it hardly seems worth it.

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    Tobacco Vanille is the ultimate fragrance in my opinion. Divine smell, incredible utility and versatility. Lasting power is immense. I mean they really hit it out the ballpark with this one.

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    Lavender Palm, one of Yann Vasnier's creations.
    Fine fragrance is alive; it breathes, unfolds and unravels with each passing hour....

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    Currently wearing: Apple Brandy by By Kilian

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    Tough one, I would have to choose between tuscan leather, oud wood and tobacco vanille. My vote goes to oud wood.

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    Default Re: What is your favorite Private Blend Tom Ford Fragrance?

    I like a lot of the PBs very much, but my favorite is Cafe Rose.

    Of the ones listed, I'd choose Japon Noir.
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    1. Bois des Iles--Chanel
    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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    Tobacco Vanille
    Tusc Leather

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    Default Re: What is your favorite Private Blend Tom Ford Fragrance?

    I find NdN to be the gem in his line, but Tuscan Leather and Amber Absolute would come in after that.

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    Default Re: What is your favorite Private Blend Tom Ford Fragrance?

    Neroli Portifino. The runner up would be Tuscan Leather.

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    Default Re: What is your favorite Private Blend Tom Ford Fragrance?

    Tobacco Vanille followed by Neroli Portofino

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    Default Re: What is your favorite Private Blend Tom Ford Fragrance?

    Tobacco Vanille, followed by Noir de Noir, then Oud Wood. My wife likes Neroli Portofino.
    Currently wearing: Aventus by Creed

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    Default Re: What is your favorite Private Blend Tom Ford Fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by LA2000 View Post
    I think the Tom Ford Private Blend line is overrated, particularly given the price.

    The packaging is terrific and well art directed and there is that magnetic draw to all things TF as being a signifier of sleek and cool, but the fragrances themselves seem lacking relative to the amazing offerings to be found at the same price point. Don't get me wrong: they aren't terrible (except "Noir" which is just inexcusably boring given the potential of that moniker in the hands of TF - great bottle though...), but I don't think they'd stand up in a blind side-by-side with other notables that cost the same or even less. They really aren't that daring or bold, and certainly are not as evocative as their names. I really wanted to love them all, but...no.

    That said, I voted for "Tuscan Leather" because it is the most interesting of the bunch and one I could find myself reaching for, although never for that price. It's just not that special.

    THIS!

    I own Noir de Noir in FB, and have a small decant of Tuscan Leather. Only yesterday I tested almost all of the Private Blend fragrances when I went to Bloomingdales, but they all come a cropper when one factors in the price. I still love Noir de Noir, but you can find a spicy rose fragrance just as good as NdN at half the price (Ormonde Jayne's Ta'if, Rosine's Rose Kashmerie). A lot of his latest offerings have either been unmitigated duds or just plain mediocre, or worse, very generic smelling.

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    Default Re: What is your favorite Private Blend Tom Ford Fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Partario View Post
    I find NdN to be the gem in his line, but Tuscan Leather and Amber Absolute would come in after that.
    Noir de Noir would've be my second choice.

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    Default Re: What is your favorite Private Blend Tom Ford Fragrance?

    I would say that TV is my favorite, but given the not so amazing bottles and the price, I would never own anything other than a decant (which I do).

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    Santal Blush.
    By the way, has anyone seen the preview of the new 'mysterious' TF on 1000fragrances? Apparently, it something very dark and very very good. be still my heart..

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    I echo the sentiments regarding the price. I'm a big fan of the Tom Ford Private Blend and love a lot of their fragrances, but at $205 for 50 ml (not including sales tax), it's just over priced in my opinion. That's why I've gotten all of my bottles via splits or from eBay.

    My favorite PB is Noir de Noir. I really like a bunch of others though as well: Tobacco Vanille, Oud Wood, Amber Absolute, and Italian Cypress.

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    Default Re: What is your favorite Private Blend Tom Ford Fragrance?

    Mine is Tobacco Vanille. While I really enjoy NDN I find that it is really not something that is easy to wear casually.
    My current top ten:
    1. Oud Wood
    2. Straight to Heaven
    3. Pardon
    4. Santal 33
    5. Tonka Imperial
    6. Pure Malt
    7. Jubilation XXV
    8. L'air Du Desert Marocain
    9. Envy
    10. Terre D'Hermes
    Currently wearing: Epic Man by Amouage

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