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Tom of Finland (2008)
by Etat Libre d'Orange


Tom of Finland information

Year of Launch2008
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 188 votes)

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HouseEtat Libre d'Orange
PerfumerAntoine Lie

About Tom of Finland

Tom of Finland is a masculine fragrance by Etat Libre d'Orange. The scent was launched in 2008 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Antoine Lie

Reviews of Tom of Finland

Vinyl and milky notes. Most wouldn't consider it especially masculine (given the promos), but who cares. It smells great and and is imminently wearable.
10th November, 2019
so where is the man, i ask myself.

is he hiding behind the cypresses? or more wisely under a hint of ambergris?
is he a modern man made of aldehydes or is he more subtle but contemporary for that hint of tonka bean?

I don't see the man nor, i suppose, the pleasure of its body. is it because the saffron takes a bit away the meat and replaces it with a vague dream of a dark room?
where is the salt? where is the mistery?

this man is interesting and certainly leathery but I did not fell for his trickeries.
I will continue to delve deeper in the dark alleys of this dark palace of sins.
he-who-smells-divine must be here somewhere, under all this opalescent darkness.
28th August, 2019
To my humble unexperienced nose, this smells absolutely gorgeous.

Opens directly with a really smooth, nice suede leather with just a little touch of citrus. This isn't an animalic leather at all. It is definitely a clothing article, maybe some great shoes.

45 minutes into it, the saffron appears out of nowhere with that gorgeous accompanying spiciness. It complements the creaminess of the leather perfectly.

The fragrance gets a tad sweeter for the following hours, but I don't get much else from a notes-standpoint. The saffron and the leather are dominant at all stages.

My first experience with this house, and I love what I'm getting. I'd love to have it in my wardrobe one day.
22nd March, 2019
Fresh, herbal green opening. Something creamy as well. Then the leather comes in. The final version is a soft, smooth, creamy scent that is very pleasant but nothing exciting.

Feels casual and pretty unisex to me, even with the leather.

Projection is just average but longevity is good with the skin scent still there after 9 hours.

13th December, 2018
Fight Club by David Fincher 1999 ( may be Tyler Durden )
18th November, 2018
Total scrubber.
Cloying sweet geranium musk and pepper from the open. Looks like it may clear up to something more interesting and metallic but lapses back into its suffocating sweet heart. Phew.

Fragrance: 5/10
Projection: 6/10
Longevity: 7/10
04th October, 2018

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