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  • Amber Absolute

    7 4.07%
  • Arabian Wood

    0 0%
  • Azure Lime

    1 0.58%
  • Black Violet

    2 1.16%
  • Bois Marocain

    0 0%
  • Bois Rouge

    1 0.58%
  • Champaca Absolute

    2 1.16%
  • Italian Cypress

    7 4.07%
  • Japon Noir

    4 2.33%
  • Lavender Palm

    1 0.58%
  • Moss Breches

    3 1.74%
  • Neroli Portofino

    6 3.49%
  • Noir de Noir

    27 15.70%
  • Oud Wood

    15 8.72%
  • Purple Patchouli

    1 0.58%
  • Tobacco Vanille

    54 31.40%
  • Tuscan Leather

    33 19.19%
  • Velvet Gardenia

    3 1.74%
  • Jasmin Rouge

    1 0.58%
  • Other

    4 2.33%
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  1. #1

    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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    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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    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 (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)

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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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    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. Creed - Pure White Cologne
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
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    by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    5. Clive Christian - 1872
    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    7. Xerjoff - Nio
    8. Neela Vermeire - Bombay Bling
    9. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    10. Chanel - Allure Homme Edition Blanche

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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.
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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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    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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    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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    Neroli Portifino. The runner up would be Tuscan Leather.

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    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.

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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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    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. Epic Man
    3. Tonka Imperiale
    4. Noir de Noir
    5. Bois d'Argent
    6. Musc Ravageur
    7. Apple Brandy
    8. Dior Homme Intense
    9. Aoud 1
    10.Tobacco Vanille

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    My son likes Tuscan Leather

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    For me, TV is the only one worthy of purchase.

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    None, actually wanting to trade the few I own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CologneFan85 View Post
    None, actually wanting to trade the few I own.
    Which ones do you own?

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    My favourite is tobacco vanille, just because I haven't found such a strong vanilla scent that projects so well in my skin.

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    Noir de noir, followed by tusc leather

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    Chose Tuscan Leather but also love Tobacco Vanille
    "Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each!" - Henry David Thoreau

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    Personally, I thnik the TFPB is worth every single penny. Just shows how subjective fragrance is. Tough choice, but I voted for Oud Wood. I've not smelt a TFPB that I didn't absolutely love. Possibly my favourite house/line ATM.

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    For me it is Tuscan leather. Noir de Noir and Tobacco Vanille is the second (and third) option after TL.
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    OW >TL > TV > AA. Would like to try a few more though.

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

    Happy to see Tobacco Vanille was at the top of the list. It is my favorite from the Tom Ford line.

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    Mine changes. I voted Italian Cypress, but in the past I've listed Tobacco Vanille as my favorite. I'm just on a Italian Cypress kick now.

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    Amber Absolute
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    I need to go to Saks or Neiman to sniff these but what is the consensus on the top "everyday" fragrance from this line?

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    Tough call -- I had to say Tuscan Leather, although Tobacco Vanille and Plum Japonais are great too. But some days I put on TL and the first 15 minutes makes me wonder WHY DID I PUT THIS ON??? lol.....

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    voted tuscan leather as it's my favourite. Noir de noir, oud wood and TV are all pretty good in my book though.

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    Oud Wood! Can't stop sniffing myself when I wear it, and it gets me more compliments than both Champaca and Tabacco Vanille.

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    Tuscan Leather

    Oud Wood is 2nd

    Also, how come Santal Blush is not on the poll?

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    From this list: Noir de Noir.

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    Tough one, slight edge to Tobacco Vanille over Tuscan Leather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LizardKing View Post
    I need to go to Saks or Neiman to sniff these but what is the consensus on the top "everyday" fragrance from this line?
    Plum Japonais without question or hesitation. Just try it.

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    are Saks and/or Neiman Marcus good with giving out samples to test? Bond counter is great with samples.

  53. #53

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    In the past i used to love Tobacco Vanilla, but today i really appreciate the leathery aroma of Bois Rouge. Too bad it was discontinued

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    Today my vote goes to Tuscan Leather.

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    Tuscan Leather currently, it says I voted already in 2012 apparently and at that time I probably voted for Tobacco Vanille.
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    NdN

    Sahara Noir should be in the private line but it's ok as I am happy not to pay the private line charge for it.
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    So many good ones... Tom Ford is one of my favorite designers and I love (and own) most of his fragrances. That said, I voted Tuscan Leather - it works exceptionally well on me, I can wear it any time, any place, and I kid you not, I get compliments from total strangers almost every time I wear it. Which is crazy, because otherwise I hardly ever get any compliments on any fragrances I happen to be wearing, from strangers or otherwise.

    From the Private Blend, these are my favorites:

    Arabian Wood
    Bois Marocain
    Italian Cypress
    Japon Noir
    Moss Breches
    Neroli Portofino
    Noir de Noir
    Oud Wood
    Tuscan Leather

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    Without a doubt Amber Absolute for me!
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    Amber absolute . Too bad they don't sell it anymore .

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rynegne View Post
    Without a doubt Amber Absolute for me!
    I love Amber Absolute as well - it's absolutely awesome - but I voted slightly differently for a fragrance I can (and do) wear a lot more. Amber Absolute is a little much for casual use, at least for me. But it is a great, great choice, Ryan!

    Quote Originally Posted by bravacosta View Post
    Amber absolute . Too bad they don't sell it anymore .
    They don't officially sell it, but... if you know your Tom Ford rep at either one of their boutiques or a place like Neiman Marcus... drop a hint that you like Amber Absolute and you may find that they still have some stash available. Earlier this month I bought a bottle of TF Tobacco Oud and the Tom Ford rep gave me a 15ml atomizer of Amber Absolute. Free. 4ml samples go on eBay for $30 or so, so this is like ~$120 worth of AA. Can't complain about that - my 50ml bottle of AA is almost empty!

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