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    Default Velvet Orchid by Tom Ford

    New Tom Ford scent, Now Smell This reports:

    Tom Ford will launch Velvet Orchid, a new fragrance for women, in March. Velvet Orchid is a followup to 2006's Black Orchid, and will join the Tom Ford Signature line. Other recent fragrances from Tom Ford Signature include Sahara Noir.

    Notes for the floriental fragrance include rose, jasmine, and a purple orchid from Brazil.

    Tom Ford Velvet Orchid will be available in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum.
    I wonder if this is a flanker for Black Orchid or a brand new scent?

    Link here: http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/01/10...d-new-perfume/
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    Default Re: Velvet Orchid by Tom Ford

    Thanks for the heads-up. It sounds more traditionally feminine than Black Orchid but I'd like to see a a more complete pyramid of notes.

    Nice bottle!

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    Default Re: Velvet Orchid by Tom Ford

    Thanks mike, this sounds like something l might like!
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    Default Re: Velvet Orchid by Tom Ford

    Very interesting.

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    Default Re: Velvet Orchid by Tom Ford

    Off to Nordstrom's I will go to try this new one. I've been hankering for something purple. Thanks!

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    This sounds interesting to me. I've enjoyed Orchid a time or two.

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    Default Re: Velvet Orchid by Tom Ford

    Quote Originally Posted by Trilby Lark View Post
    Off to Nordstrom's I will go to try this new one. I've been hankering for something purple. Thanks!
    It's already out? I thought it was to be released in March?
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    Default Re: Velvet Orchid by Tom Ford

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    It's already out? I thought it was to be released in March?
    The nordstrom rep I spoke with last night did not have it on their upcoming fragrance releases up till June. The sales rep did say that they still may get it before June even though its not on the list.
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    Thanks Rev320
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    Default Re: Velvet Orchid by Tom Ford

    It is now for sale, exclusively online, at tomford.com. Link here: http://www.tomford.com/velvet-orchid/8806602394.html

    $112 / 50 ml & $159 / 100 ml

    List of notes are:

    Bergamot, mandarin, Succan absolute (purified rum extract), honey, black orchid blended with notes of velvet orchid,Turkish rose oil, jasmine, purple orchid, orange blossom, rose absolute, narcissus, hyacinth,heliotrope, Peru balsam, myrrh, labdanum, sandalwood, suede and vanilla.
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    Thanks Mikeperez23 for the info. The notes sound great. Wish I know the smell difference between black orchid and velvet orchid and purple orchid. I'll stop by my local Bloomingdales to check it out.
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    Default Re: Velvet Orchid by Tom Ford

    Oh those orchid notes, they're just marketing BS. But, yes I believe the 'velvet' and 'purple' ones are new to this scent...whereas the 'black' one was in Black Orchid.

    I hope it smells uniquely different than Black Orchid. I like it when it came out but because of it's nuclear sillage/radiance and the popularity (I smell it on men & women all of the time here in Miami) I got kind of burned out on it.
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    Default Re: Velvet Orchid by Tom Ford

    Same here Mike.
    I went through 2 and a half bottles before it suddenly got really popular.
    Had to stop wearing it for exact reason you mention.
    I still like getting whiffs of it off of people.

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    Default Re: Velvet Orchid by Tom Ford

    Did you ever smell the parfum hedonist? It's great - simply because it's not so 'loud'. But it's stupidly expensive. I have a teensy sample somewhere in my huge sample pile. Who knows if I could even find it. (sigh)
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    Default Re: Velvet Orchid by Tom Ford

    No never smelled black orchid parfum.

    I'm smelling velvet orchid right now.

    It's structure is identical to Black Orchid.

    Loud & compelling.

    I'm getting flashbacks to Purple Patchouli too.

    People who loved BO will at least like VO.

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    Default Re: Velvet Orchid by Tom Ford

    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    No never smelled black orchid parfum.

    I'm smelling velvet orchid right now.

    It's structure is identical to Black Orchid.

    Loud & compelling.

    I'm getting flashbacks to Purple Patchouli too.

    People who loved BO will at least like VO.
    Purple Patchouli, you say? Woo hoo!! I think I was one of only 4 people who liked Purple Patchouli, so now I definitely want to try VO.

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    Default Re: Velvet Orchid by Tom Ford

    Purple Patchouli is one of my favorites too!


    But not from a notes perspective.
    They share this roccoco style.

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    Default Re: Velvet Orchid by Tom Ford

    PP gave me a rash. Seriously. Blech!
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