Hey hey you fragrance lovers and freaks! Welcome to a new commi from me! Recently I had a Tom Ford under my nose again, one of the brand's newer fragrances, Beau de Jour.
Yeah, the scent name makes all my hair stand on end! Beautiful boy! Beautiful boy of the day! Argh... If I hear anything like that, brrrr.... Well I have to admit that there is also a little envy about me, because I don't feel particularly attractive on the outside and also hardly ever received compliments like "you look good", but I find the term "Schönling" so miserably stupid, because it also implies a certain "imagining" of the "affected" Schönling to me. In any case, I just have the feeling that "beauties" are quite aware of the fact that they are attractive, which makes their behaviour particularly annoying when it comes to others.
Of course it doesn't always have to be like this, I'm lucky to know a lot of people who look so great and know that they are beautiful or attractive, but still aren't snobbish or conceited. Which admittedly is at least a small consolation, because you can see that not all "beauties"... uh, people are miserable ass violins and show-offs :DD
But jealous I become nevertheless a little on outwardly attractive people,... I am just a bad person, argh :D *seufz*
Well, the fragrance is nice, but I have to warn you: Don't expect too much, because most of the time this fragrance smells just too familiar, but good, I'll describe it first:
For me, the fragrance begins with lavender, but without coming across as a classic men's fragrance. Instead, it already has light, sweet scents, which make the fragrance quite pleasant, so that even the lavender doesn't come across too bitter. The same applies to the spicy notes like rosemary (later more basil), which sometimes shine through and come across nice. I like these "kitchen herbs" fragrances very much, so I like them here in this fragrance also well.
Over time, the lavender becomes somewhat weaker, but most of the scent is present and can be smelled. Towards the middle and especially towards the end the fragrance becomes more earthy through the patchouli. And although patchouli is not one of my favourite fragrances, I think it smells quite good here together with lavender.
In the end, the fragrance gains a clear (and beautiful) sweetness with the amber, which together with the rest of lavender, patchouli and a light, leathery fragrance quite nice fragrance.
All in all, "Beau de Jour" is a beautiful fragrance, but nothing that hasn't been there before.
The Sillage and the shelf life:
The Sillage is quite okay, neither particularly strong nor really weak, so that he can be smelled quite well from a normal distance (i.e. where one normally talks to someone or the fragrance carrier passes by). The shelf life is pretty good as it lasts over 12 hours.
The flacon is as nice and high quality as you would expect from Tom Ford. It is dark brown, rectangular and looks like a column together with the distinctive lid. In addition, it sits well in the hand and can therefore also be sprayed on well.
Soo... that was one of Tom Ford's newest fragrances from 2019. First of all: Yes, it's beautiful. One smells beautiful scents and despite lavender it doesn't look really old-fashioned, but already contemporary or modern. But it's also the case that for some, especially those who already had a lot of scents under their noses, it might seem a bit unspectacular or even slightly boring, as the scent somehow has hardly anything new to offer and simply smells like a well-done men's scent that you might even know from Tom Ford himself. Well, everybody has to decide for himself, but you can test him!
It can be used especially well in autumn and winter and is actually suitable for many occasions. Although the sweetness encourages me to go out, he is rather a good daily companion for me. And certainly not only for pretty ones... *sigh* :D
Well, actually, that's it, too. Therefore I wish you all a nice evening, and until the next time :)