Black Orchid (2006) Eau de Parfum

Black Orchid (Eau de Parfum) by Tom Ford
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Black Orchid (Eau de Parfum) (Tom Ford)
Black Orchid (Eau de Parfum) (Tom Ford)
Black Orchid (Eau de Parfum) (Tom Ford)
Black Orchid (Eau de Parfum) (Tom Ford)
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Black Orchid (Eau de Parfum) is a popular perfume by Tom Ford for women and was released in 2006. The scent is oriental-flowery. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is being marketed by Estēe Lauder Companies.

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Perfumer

David Apel

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBlack truffle, Bergamot, Blackcurrant, Ylang-ylang
Heart Notes Heart NotesBlack orchid, Lotus wood, Floral notes, Fruity notes
Base Notes Base NotesBalsam, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Vetiver, Frankincense

Ratings

Scent

7.6 (583 Ratings)

Longevity

9.0 (422 Ratings)

Sillage

8.3 (400 Ratings)

Bottle

8.0 (380 Ratings)
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Reviews

1
A mysterious dark lady
Heaven, I'm in heaven. And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak... Seriously, this is awesome. I was expecting something more masculine (I bought it as a blind buy - I love the thrill of it, and very rarely do I get disappointed based on the reviews here.) And this lady, yes, I know, it... Read more
Bottle 10.0/10 Sillage 10.0/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 10.0/10
3
Thick, heady, carnal madness!
Black Orchid isn't pleasant. It isn't easy. It's falling in love - irrationally and uncontrollably. Love in that raw, lustful and chaotic way. Your hair stands on end as your skin tingles. Your insides flip and thrash all around and it makes you feel sick. Longing invades your mind and prevents any... Read more
Scent 6.0/10
Very helpful Review    3
Well Named
For reasons that now escape me I have several miniatures and many decants of this fragrance--enough to fill a gold 5ml purse spray several times. (I once had three gold purse sprays but my daughter and a niece fell in love with the other two's contents and begged them off me.) This one contains... Read more
3
It works.
The opening of Black Orchid is a tad tacky perhaps, but nicely made enough to avoid being completely cheesy: basically a sweet-floral sugar bomb, which soon gets more dry and balanced leaning towards a dark-sweet velvety floral blend, which is frankly quite pleasant. I get powdery-soapy notes (no... Read more
Helpful Review    4
A melted, chocolate-coated vanilla ice cream bar in the back seat of a warm car.
For years, I have heard about Black Orchid, so I decided to finally try it. The notes listed include ylang-ylang and black currant, black orchid, and, basically, a patchouli/chocolate/vanilla drydown. I am wearing it now, and, basically, all I smell is a slightly metallic chocolate/vanilla. There... Read more
Bottle 10.0/10 Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 9.0/10
Helpful Review    6
Lush, Dirty, Sexy stuff...
Black Orchid was the first release for the Tom Ford brand. In his mind, he felt like the modern designer market trends didn't offer anything really unique, heavy or interesting enough... as most of them were watered down versions of best sellers. With Black Orchid, he wanted to evoke a smell of... Read more
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Bottle 10.0/10 Sillage 10.0/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 10.0/10
Very helpful Review    4
Perfume masterpiece
After a long time I finally got this "Black Orchid" this precious gem to my perfume collection. It is superb perfume, dark, gothic yet sweet and exotic very promising with huge longevity and sillage. As I am a perfume collector I have appreciated this perfume for the its deep character... Read more
Sillage 10.0/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 8.0/10
Helpful Review    2
Lush Potion
When you are very very sensitive, this perfume obviously is too too much. For everybody else: black orchid makes you face any kind of music:
Swank, uninhibited, no excuses.

A tribute to Les Fleurs du Mal...
4
~ Unique Unisex ~
This review is only based on minimal wearings but I have to say my initial impression as a man is this TF would be just masculine enough with it's patchouli notes to be in my weekly rotation. But if your a gent who sides on the absolutely "no labels for ladies" on your bottles or need a... Read more
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Bottle 10.0/10 Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 8.0/10
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4
Pray under the dark sky
I am amazed. BLACK ORCHID is an excellent perfume, and even though I say, it is for exceptional occasions, if I would have a full bottle, I would use it almost every day. At the beginning the freshness of black currant and bergamot overrun the airspace around me as a forerunner, before the... Read more
Scent 10.0/10
Helpful Review    5
who's that girl?
the complexities of BLACK ORCHID are numerous and the result is nothing less than astounding. of course i expected nothing less from this power house. only the best ingredients could create a moment like this... dark, sweet, smoky and spicy all at once. it truly smells expensive too so you know... Read more
Helpful Review    7
Unearthly
I adore this fragrance! I notice the opening notes of course of woody spices, incense, patchouli and bitter dark chocolate, but then I just don't care anymore. I loose myself in the fragrance and it overwhelms my senses. The scent reminds me of a dark primeval forest full of strange,... Read more
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Bottle 5.0/10 Sillage 10.0/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 4.0/10
1
Feminine coconut!
That's a monster in terms of sillage and lasting power.

I smell sweet coconut and vanilla mostly with some chocolate.

Beautiful scent but very very feminine.

Updated January 2014
Bottle 7.5/10 Sillage 10.0/10 Scent 10.0/10
Helpful Review    4
elegant dreamy perfume
Tom Ford black orchid, “spicy floral and fruit accords”, lotus wood, patchouli, incense, vetiver, vanilla, balsam and sandalwood.Black Orchid starts right off with a bang — it is a statement fragrance, make no mistake about it. There is citrus, there is lots of sugar, there are heady floral... Read more
Bottle 7.5/10 Sillage 10.0/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 3.0/10
2
This Is Very Scary Stuff...
Extremely floral and overbearing (albeit, it does live up to its name). This one was a scrubber for me. I honestly could never pull this stuff off, and while it would smell better on a lady, I am not sure I would want to smell it on *anyone*. Just way too much, IMO. The sillage on this one is... Read more
Bottle 10.0/10 Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 10.0/10
Helpful Review    9
Blushed and disturbed and in love
There are so many great reviews of Black Orchid i don´t think another description is needed. But i have to say something about this fragance. It climbed up to my top 10 favourite fragances from the first sniff. Just like that. I agree with the many who find Black Orchid a quasi-pornographic scent.... Read more
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Very helpful Review    8
A glorious, sexy, hot mess!
There are actually many more notes in this fragrance than the ones that are listed. In fact, there are so many notes that only a few truly stand out, while the others are meshing together in a sort of background tapestry, showcasing the big players. The most evident combination, (to me) is... Read more
Scent 7.0/10
Very helpful Review    10
Bewitched, bothered and bewildered
Hmmm ... how to begin? Perhaps I'll just eat my hat and then sit around simpering bashfully . I don't like Tom Ford. I get the same feeling from him as I do from the Kardashian brood ... common and trashy. I also had a dance partner who drowned herself in Black Orchid soon after it was... Read more
Bottle 5.0/10 Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 5.0/10
Very helpful Review    4
Some smell chocolate; I smell sweat
Black Orchid by Tom Ford is quite possibly one of the most recognised niche fragrances on the market today. It took me so long to get around to trying it, but now that I've been there and done that, I am ever so slightly confused. I expected Black Orchid to be quite a dark smelling fragrance. So... Read more
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Bottle 10.0/10 Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 7.0/10
Helpful Review    4
Big Enough to Be Inconsistent
Tom Ford's BLACK ORCHID is a thick, ultimately patchouli-rich fragrance with a number of distinct phases according to my nose. On first spritz, my immediate reaction was that this was a sugar festival. Within less than a minute, however, the sugary opening gave way to a flour-y phase very... Read more
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Hajuvana 13 months ago
Wait... an aquatic floral gourmand? Congrats on the worst idea ever. The fragrance is great fun, though ...and approximating wearable.

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