Very helpful Review
Big White Flowers Dusted With Darkness
Black Orchid Voile de Fleur edt wears like pure perfume: very strong, very insistent, with big sillage and a seriously commanding presence. This composition seems extremely feminine to me, and the huge bouquet of white flowers--especially gardenia, but also tuberose--would be enough to knock some people out, I am sure.
I, however, love this intoxicating potion, which exudes quality and richness. It's difficult to convey the distinction between a perfume such as this and those evidently sourced from the vast vats of low-brow juice factories, but it's absolutely palpable. The composition is itself excellent, but there is another factor which makes this perfume what it is. The house of Tom Ford appears to use much better basic ingredients, and as a result it feels and wears very differently from most designer perfumes.
Although Black Orchid Voile de Fleur is indisputably a big white floral fragrance, it is much more than that, and achieves its oriental quality from the patchouli and spices, in addition to the mysterious "noir" accord. The abundant white flowers have been thus dusted with darkness, but it is only a screen: the white flowers are still there in all of their splendor, and they really do dominate this perfume.