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

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  • Amber Absolute

    8 3.81%
  • Arabian Wood

    1 0.48%
  • Azure Lime

    2 0.95%
  • Black Violet

    3 1.43%
  • Bois Marocain

    0 0%
  • Bois Rouge

    1 0.48%
  • Champaca Absolute

    2 0.95%
  • Italian Cypress

    11 5.24%
  • Japon Noir

    4 1.90%
  • Lavender Palm

    1 0.48%
  • Moss Breches

    3 1.43%
  • Neroli Portofino

    6 2.86%
  • Noir de Noir

    31 14.76%
  • Oud Wood

    19 9.05%
  • Purple Patchouli

    1 0.48%
  • Tobacco Vanille

    62 29.52%
  • Tuscan Leather

    44 20.95%
  • Velvet Gardenia

    3 1.43%
  • Jasmin Rouge

    1 0.48%
  • Other

    7 3.33%
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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

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    I guess would be TV

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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 07:34 PM.

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

    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.

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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) 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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    Next to AA I would choose Urban Musk: a truly unique very nice scent on my skin.
    Currently wearing: Jeu d'Amour by Kenzo

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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.
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Xerjoff - Nio
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
    4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    5. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    7. Creed - Virgin Island Water
    8. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    9. Creed - Original Cologne
    10. Clive Christian - 1872 for Men

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    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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    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.
    Current Top Five:
    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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    Tobacco Vanille, followed by Noir de Noir, then Oud Wood. My wife likes Neroli Portofino.
    Currently wearing: Cuoio by Odori

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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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    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. Spice and Wood
    2. Tonka Imperiale
    3. Dior Homme
    4. Pure Malt
    5. Oud Wood
    6. Ambre Nuit
    7. L'air Du Desert Marocain
    8. Noir de Noir
    9. Apple Brandy
    10.Straight to Heaven

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