For Men (2007) Eau de Toilette

For Men (Eau de Toilette) by Tom Ford
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For Men (Eau de Toilette) is a perfume by Tom Ford for men and was released in 2007. The scent is woody-spicy. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesCitric notes, Lemon leaf, Italian bergamot, Mandarin, Basil, Violet, Ginger
Heart Notes Heart NotesTunisian orange blossom absolute, Black pepper, Tobacco leaf absolute, Moroccan grapefruit blossom
Base Notes Base NotesAmber accord, Cedarwood, Patchouli, Vetiver, Oakmoss, Leatherwood, Cypriol

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Scent

7.4 (279 Ratings)

Longevity

6.5 (200 Ratings)

Sillage

5.9 (179 Ratings)

Bottle

7.8 (193 Ratings)
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BeauDeJour

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BeauDeJour
BeauDeJour
7
Prince
Early 2000s, our little closet in the bathroom.
Full of cotton buds, beard combs, my dad's shaving stuff, dental care stuff, and whatnot. A collection of discounter goods for personal hygiene.

I, just arrived in puberty, and somehow always enthusiastic about scents and the feelings and memories they can evoke, my nose cannot take from this one yellowish-orange bottle. It's not Tom Ford - For Men, because this didn't exist yet.
But it is simply the most masculine and pleasant fragrance in the world - so distinctive that I can imagine the smell at the touch of a button if I don't sniff the bottle my father completely neglected. I often smell him, sometimes I treat myself to a few wet gossips in the face. Because only I appreciate the citric looking elixir, this testosterone to clap your face in, this nameless and for me unfortunately untraceable Aldi-Aftershave.

Do you know that? You just can't understand how a person doesn't perceive and appreciate one of your deified scents as much as you do? So it went for me for years, until the good stuff had simply disappeared sometime - my father probably did not need it any more.
When I decided in 2012 - well, that's another story now - that I no longer needed my father in my environment, the circle closed. No, I didn't kill him. But the contact was aborted.

But much more the loss of this fragrance hurt me, which he wore only gaaaanz rarely after his shave. I've googled, yes, I've searched the whole Internet, and on my intensive search on the net I'm sure I've caused nationwide blackouts. There's no way to buy it anymore. I got the most useful information from my mother.
"Mama, what was the name of this yellowish-orange aftershave that my age had kept in the cupboard for years and never used? That never turned over? That made my first sack of hair grow and my voice hum for the first time?" - "I bought this for him at Aldi's back then. I think it said something about "Prince" on it."
"Prince" on Google, discovered the deceased singer. "Prince Aftershave", "Prince Aldi Aftershave", "Aftershave in the color of Donald Trump's face Aldi", ... all the search terms brought no result.

Yeah, well, I haven't forgotten this is about Tom Ford - For Men.

So we jump into 2018 or something. On the way in Mainz with my buddy, a little side trip to the Douglas. On the shelf of the brand "Tom Ford", which I had never seen before, I saw a bottle. You can guess the color, because you are currently on the corresponding product information page. I immediately associate the colour with the smell of that time, the presumed "Prince". I sniff it - oh, my God. It smells 90% like the bottle from our bathroom cabinet. And the color is almost identical. Could it be? I buy my first "Tom Ford" tweedletry, which by the way raises the house "Tom Ford" to my personal Top 5 of the most interesting houses, which is not least due to the charismatic boss with the same name.

What's next? Disillusionment. This new and yet so familiar, wonderful fragrance, which has suddenly completed my development into a man at the end of my 20s, has vanished before I could enjoy it. The durability is a joke and measured by other TF fragrances probably just as weak. Why here of all places? The scent had a chance to become my signature scent. I would have even mixed it into my shower gel and my daily oatmeal. In my opinion, this paragraph here already suffices as a review of the fragrance. It smells wonderful and much too short.

So I don't want to go into my disillusionment any further, but rather indulge in memories and bring about the feeling of that time out of pure imagination. Maybe I'll buy a new bottle of the "Tom Ford - For Men" sometime (yes, I emptied it quite fast because of the bad durability).

Nevertheless I would like to start a world-wide search action, which brings me the mad smell of that time again: #findprince

Although it appears with input of the Hashtags with Google search calls to escaped dogs, but perhaps it brings nevertheless what.
And don't forget: Yellowish-orange it must be, and the sack hair only so sprout let.
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Leporello

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Leporello
Leporello
Very helpful Review    8
Tom Ford's interpretation of sex ..
or why Tom Ford wants us to believe that, in his opinion, women like the smell of sweaty testicles.

Before I am accused of any form of olfkatorischer perversity, I would like to point out that the above statement is based on an interview with Tom Ford by New York Magazine entitled "Tom Ford After Sex" from 2007 (May 18, 2007). There has been enough written about Tom Ford about sex in recent years. Anyone who has followed Tom Ford's career will notice that Tom Ford has always consciously used sexuality or "sex", whatever Mr. Ford understands by it, flirted and advertised, in a very striking way. Be it during his time with Gucci, think of the scandal advertising of 2003, or the already very primitive and striking sexist advertising for this fragrance, staged and photographed by Terry Richardson. Now one may think and judge as one wants, the goal of greatest attention from the point of view of marketing has been achieved. By the way, the photo campaign brought the fragrance to my attention for the first time in autumn 2007. Based on the very interesting interview in the above-mentioned issue of New York Magazine (available in the online archive), you might wonder why Mr. Ford believes that women want to smell like sweaty testicles (I assume he's talking about the scent Black Orchid) and what this means in reverse for his first men's scent, especially measured against the scandal campaign. At this point, custom and decency forbid speculating about whether Tom Ford For Men was created with the claim and assumption that men want to smell like [...] and whether this should be suggested by campaign technology.

Now let's leave the Ford´schen Dirty-Talk at page and dedicate ourselves to the fragrance itself. Because despite all the sexual coquetry I find it incredibly wearable and grandiose. We are talking about a Tom Ford fragrance, which I would like to interpret as a kind of "door opener" into the world of the Private Blend series. He didn't make it with me, though, because as much as I like Tom Ford (I find him somehow "funny" and extremely elegant), I can only start with a few scents from the Private Blend range. Apart from the fact that Ford's pricing policy is ridiculously high, I have to admit that I like to wear his famous Cardigan from James Bond a lot of comfort for my life and had to have him at all costs (sometimes you are a marketing victim). Back to the scent. What Tom Ford offers us men here under his name is for me one of the best men's fragrances ever. Now, this is not meant to be a hymn of praise, but a serious comment and therefore I would now like to give a sufficient explanation. Tom Ford For Men is first and foremost a boring mainstream fragrance of his time. The scents promise classic citric-woody boredom for men over thirty. The market really hasn't waited for this to happen. But far from it, because what begins as an expectation of citric-woody boredom quickly ends in the impression that one has taken a completely different path here. Tom Ford For Men opens with plenty of citrus notes, but these are not bitingly tangy, but rather warm and naturally sweet. Especially the combination of bergamot and mandarin, which is very oily and ripe, combined with a prominent basil note makes the beginning of the fragrance very interesting. This very basil note is so wonderfully green, aromatic and spicy that one might think one has a tub of basil in front of one's nose and a bowl of all kinds of citrus fruits to the right and left. Whoever thinks of Pesto here is wrong, rather one could describe the impression as a "smoothie". But Tom Ford wouldn't be so obsessed with sex if he didn't give the scent one, I apologize for the Anglicism, "dirty-vibe". After thirty minutes at the latest, the top note clears the way for a wonderful, slightly animal and sweet-spicy mixture of pepper and tobacco accompanied by orange blossom.

This mixture works a little, I would like to say "slightly sweaty" as if one had put a light "dirty" veil over the notes. This is also evident after about an hour, when the scent, on my skin, develops light notes of fresh tobacco (like smelling a pack of cigarettes). Note that it is not a tobacco scent, but these warm, sweet-spicy notes of tobacco make the scent very interesting. If one would like to take up the topic of sex again at all, one could speak of a Ford´schen interpretation at this point, because the fragrance becomes more "physical" but still carries a good portion of the fresh citrus and flower notes with it. Truly no animalistic bomb like a primeval Couros, but something makes the scent appear "animalistic" in the sense of physical. I suppose this impression comes from the Cypriol (Nagarmotha), which is described as earthy and balsamic exotic, and from the Tasmanian false elm, which is said to give a particularly good honey. So if we have Tom Ford's olfactory interpretation of sexuality in front of us, it's hard for me to judge, the scent just smells too good. As far as durability is concerned, we're not dealing with a quickie here either, because on my skin the scent loosely lasts eight hours with rather light sillage.

What can we say in conclusion about the first men's fragrance from Tom Ford? Surely it is a very solid and pleasant men's fragrance that can be worn by a wide age group on all occasions, as long as they take place on the "cooler" days. In addition, the fragrance skilfully balances on the fine line between animal notes, fresh-sweet spicy top notes and a warm base. Olfactorically speaking, it doesn't take much courage to wear this fragrance, it is a safe bench and simply smells damn good. And what remains of Tom Ford's favorite theme sex? Well, most likely the scandalous campaign and the alienating ideas of Mr. Ford regarding human sex pheromones and their conception in his first two fragrances.

PS: I recommend anyone who wants to learn a little about Tom Ford, his concept of clothing, style and fragrances to read the interview in New York Magazine.

(http://nymag.com/news/features/32120/)
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Norleans

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Norleans
Norleans
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A restrained Tom "Fort"
Tom Ford does not usually try to find meaningful names for his fragrances. It usually says what's in it. Oud Wood, Plum Japonaise, Grey Vetiver, and so on With "For Men" a Tom is already heating up the fantasy by his standards. Many pre-commentators agreed that this is a restrained fragrance for the office. "Class" I thought to myself, in the office I am a lot, and already for a while on the search for "the" office smell.

I didn't torch long and renounced the obligatory order of a bottling or sample and ordered directly on my favorite perfume portal. My first blind buy, so to speak. Well, what can I say: You, the previous speakers were of course absolutely right!
This fragrance is made for events where you don't want to be too present, rather for events where you ask your counterpart for a favor or a courtesy. Male, but rather tender and conditionally unisex-suitable.
The fragrance greets you with a strong citric (orange in my nose), but weakens in the course of time in favor of soft woods with a hint of sweetness.

TF For Men is truly not a masterpiece of perfumery, but it gives me a pleasant day in the office and is perfect for a special kind of appointment. For the extendable durability Tom came up with something really great, because the beautiful and noble bottle (in my case 50ml) is flat and slightly rounded like a flask, so that you could carry it in your jacket pocket for spraying - which makes the attribute "always cool stored" obsolete in an advertisement in the souk
Fun by the side, this fragrance is a little Tom "Fort", because it takes a pretty quick break. But as with many other fragrances, I take it in the morning with me in my briefcase, so that nothing stands in the way of a repeated after-spraying .
Not my discovery of the year, but very portable, pleasant and wonderful for the office, but also a companion for the weekend everyday life if it should not be so exciting.

I like him.
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Jazzy76

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Jazzy76
Jazzy76
4
Let the sun shine!
Warm, Yellow, powerful: this Tom Ford's masterpiece is the energy of a sunny day made perfume.
First of all, why the name "For men"? this powerful and opulent scent is genderless in my opinion and it has all the "atouts" for being a wonderful feminine Eighties style, rich and vibrant.
At the opening you smell a fizzy and vibrant symphony of citruses, then you're involved by a warm cloud of very sensual White flowers such as the orange blossom , married to intoxicating and intriguing spicy -Smoky notes.
At the base a warm embrace of Woods, amber and a round patchouli not at all earthy.
I sprayed on my skin and I felt all the warmth and the sensuality of this opulent bouquet .The sillage is strong but the result isn't heavy or "heady" and you can wear this scent also in the good season by day, because the tobacco touch is just suggested. The price for this refined "bottled sun" is very high, anyway I think this is a true gem wwhich could be worn also by those women with a strong personality . Let the sun shine!
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Smora

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Smora
Smora
Helpful Review    4
Introverted Gentleman
Scentrack: Sting - Englishman in New York

Tom Ford for Men is full of soft citruses, spiced with fiery ginger and just a touch of herbal basil. I really like the gentle orange flower and masculine tobacco slowly burning on the skin. Clean, but in the same time dirty enough to be masculine. Unfortunately it's so introverted. I wish it was just a little bit louder. Another great Yves Cassar's work.
A pleasant and mellow daytime/ evening scent for walks in the park in autumn.

Rating: 7.5/10
ColinM

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ColinM
ColinM
Helpful Review    4
Politely compelling
I’ve never been much of a fan of Tom Ford’s masculine offerings, as I find them either nice but overpriced, or fairly dull (Noir, for example). For some reasons I always never cared for this one, maybe unconsciously thinking, given the name, that it was a sort of epitome of all of that, and... bingo, this is instead the first one which works for me. Mostly because it’s finally something solid, with a fair price (well, sort of). Maybe a bit boring, surely too discreet for the needs of the average “bros” building pools to bath in their Private Blends, and however miles away from being ground-breaking: just solid and mature, unpretentious and versatile, with a remarkably decent quality and overall, extremely pleasant to wear. The composition smells simple and clear, and notes seem all built with really decent materials: the spiced, gingerish orange-citrus notes are sparkling, tangy and juicy; the floral-infused musky-ambery base smells compellingly warm, slightly creamy and slightly salty too, the whole woody-herbal accord is a bit aseptic and nondescript (I only get some faint, weakly mossy vetiver), but working fine within the composition, providing an office-safe “boisé” feel which will get some more credit on the drydown, and the suede-ish tobacco smells, well, like most other tobacco notes on the market - which means “nothing like real tobacco” for me, but nice anyway; smooth, sweet, “brownish” and affably, youthfully distinguished.

Like for some other reviewers, two fragrances came to my mind while wearing this the first time: Hugo Boss Baldessarini and to a much lesser extent, yet worthy a mention, a sort of spicier and watered-down version of L’Instant pour Homme by Guerlain. Maybe Carolina Herrera for Men too, just for the tobacco accord (an “orange-amber” flanker of that would be close to this Ford’s, I guess), and Kenzo pour Homme Boisée just for a similar citrus-scented light woody accord. Above all I’d mention Baldessarini though, and I would say Tom Ford for Men smells quite a bit better than that – more crisp, more appealing, definitely more quality too. So, anyway: a zesty, classy, politely self-confident fragrance with just the right hint of musky tackiness and a pleasant spicy-woody drydown with a warm whiff of amber. Surely a mild, maybe pedantic, kind of “generic” office-safe fragrance based on a really conventional and mainstream concept of “tart-spicy Oriental cologne” with pretty much the sole scope of making you smell nice in the most mannered, discreet and crowd-pleasing meaning possible... but hell, it does it impeccably good (sadly with a short persistence, but it does).

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Miaw2

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Miaw2
Miaw2
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Nothing special
Im sorry to say but there's nothing actually unique here.

Opens with a good citrus notes with ginger, but dries down to a sweet ambery tobacco base that smells a bit generic.

Weak lasting power, timid sillage and projection. Try before you buy. It does even get close to some of TF Private Blend line.

Revised January 2014
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Missk

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Missk
Missk
Very helpful Review    5
Elegant, classical warmth
The whole raunchy campaign that surrounds this fragrance's release, had me somewhat excited to see what made this fragrance so sexual. Tom Ford for Men is sexy, at least in my opinion, however not to the extent that its advertisement suggests. I won't be posing naked with a bottle of this anytime soon, that's for sure.

The scent is an interesting concoction of smooth woods, spicy sweetness and rich, earthy tobacco and patchouli. Surprisingly, Tom Ford for Men is rather soft on the skin, I expected a much louder fragrance.

Not nearly as citrusy in the opening as one would expect, Tom Ford for Men, is smooth and classy. I am somewhat addicted to smelling this fragrance every few seconds, even though it's not what I'd call particularly outstanding or unique.

There's definitely something very appealing about this fragrance, and there's no way I'd be offended by any man wearing this. In fact I'd be elated if they did.

Tom Ford for Men has a somewhat oily quality that makes me feel as if this fragrance is more concentrated than it is. Every now and then the scent becomes dark and musky, however the honey-like sweetness tends to brighten this fragrance, bringing it up out of its dullness.

While the sillage is fairly intimate, I do rave about the lasting power which is amazing, lasting well into the next day. In some ways, Tom Ford for Men reminds me of BLV pour Homme, especially with the presence of the ginger note. I must say that if you love BLV for Summer, you'd most likely love this fragrance for Winter.
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Lola82

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Lola82
Lola82
Helpful Review    4
Tom Ford
When i think about Tom Ford three letters S.E.X
spanked across the bottle, Mr Ford known for Kinky
and Luschious Ads brings shock and bad taste T.F
channels Larry Flynt the king of smut and pubisher
of Adult Entertainment Hustler to the bone and leaves
no puches. Tom Ford for Men gives an air of elite
and arrogant tenure only a select few can share
Exculsive and V.I.P it may be shallow but one's
gulity pleasure starts creeping in and want to
know about the rich and the elitist, The opening
which i was a bit disappointed and expected to be
more deeper and more Resinous with incense woods
leather and Myrrah, Instend it was more aromatic
and in a fougere class because of it's sharp citric opening but still it was nice, then dries sort of boozy like a tinge of vodka swiming around the Lemon almost like a cocktail drink.

Violet leaf opens the middle drydown and bring a sweet and crisp wet texture to the fragrance underpinning of pepper lays below the violet and
counteracts well and basil adding to the spiciness to the middle base,The sweet and smoky Tobacco closes the Heart, The Finishing is suble and not as loud like the top opening and middle Grounded Patchouli gives a Earthy feel to the scent dry vetiver which i can dectect nomally i can't dectect vetiver in T.F it's visible warm amber is a bit diluted but noticible and Ceder finishes it.

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Jazzy76 8 months ago
The sun in a bottle! An explosion of citruses, White flowers and warm notes very pleasant on the feminine skin too! Good sillage.High price.+1
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AmberScent 14 months ago
Tom Ford generic. A polite and timid fragrance. It's likeable but... Don't expect the sillage to be able to shout "TOM FORD" wherever you go+3
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MrHonest 17 months ago
Woody orange musk more reminscent of something by Baldessarini. Grown up, a little warm, but certainly not as complex as the note breakdown.+1
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Hermesh 3 years ago
Slightly citrusy and sweetish, subtly woody, soft, nice and quite tame; tries to please everyone. This at the expense of the scent profile.+1
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