Fucking Fabulous Fabulous 2017 Eau de Parfum

Fucking Fabulous / Fabulous (Eau de Parfum) by Tom Ford
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Fucking Fabulous is a popular perfume by Tom Ford for women and men and was released in 2017. The scent is sweet-spicy. It is being marketed by Estēe Lauder Companies. Pronunciation
Goes well with Noir Premier - Or Intemporel 1888
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Fragrance Notes

LavenderLavender Clary sageClary sage Bitter almondBitter almond VanillaVanilla IrisIris LeatherLeather AmberAmber Tonka beanTonka bean Blond woodsBlond woods

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8.21419 Ratings

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8.01332 Ratings

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7.71332 Ratings

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8.51317 Ratings

Value for money

5.6713 Ratings
Submitted by Michael, last update on 03.10.2022.

Interesting Facts

The fragrance is marketed just as Fabulous in some countries. The reason for this might apparently be the name perceived as offensive.
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DaveGahan101
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Top Review    37  
If it looks that simple...
..it's often the hardest! For this often slightly deceptive (first) impression, there are many other examples in very different areas: Fashion, art, soccer or even the acrobats of Cirque du Soleil who are unrivalled for me.
During my first test a few months ago, I immediately thought: yes, it smells very pleasant, but somehow quite mainstream. Mainstream I would like to equate here with usual. It was very difficult for me to reconcile the attribute "ordinary" with the purchase price, and here in the world of perfume it rarely works, actually never at all. The more common a fragrance is or is perceived here, the more its price or its "exaggerated" marketing moves into focus, clearly gaining more weight. People then like to talk about fooling around, rip-offs, speeches of beauty and blind following of his disciples. Creed is a very popular victim here, as if these 2 brands had invented it;-)!
To anticipate, no I don't have to talk about this "Schmodder" and this (over?)ambitious price, because I paid much less than the shop price because of the dear Mynos, so I didn't get into this embarrassment and by the way, good marketing is for me the absolute top class, not absolutely necessary for me, but every time exciting to watch, why what works when and how, demonstration lessons at apple.com;.).
Anyway, in spite of quickly putting away the scent card, the scent stayed in my back of my mind, he made some string sound without me really being aware of it.
Somewhere in the subconscious this was stored and demanded more attention. Every time I visited a perfumery I had to spray it on myself and yet I never managed to recall a similar, a comparable fragrance. I have tried Lumiere Blanche, El Born, Palo Santo, Boy, Bois Dore and Dries van Noten. Yes, everything somehow not quite so far away or not completely beside it, but on the other hand it doesn't fit at all. This wonderful creamy almond note (unsweetened) is absolutely unique for me. In the beginning as a 2-minute topping accompanied by a fresh bergamot, it quickly goes over to the warmer part, warm and spicy, homey, yes you might think of Austrian desserts while skiing, but here nothing satiates. I like to accuse the Tom Ford fragrances of an overloaded eccentricity, which often inspires me, but on some days it's quite a pain in the ass. As a result, I can rarely wear his scents twice in a row. It is so well hidden here that I would almost like to say that the art of omission was applied here. That's exactly what you notice with a Tom Ford fragrance, everyone knows his magnificent all-time classics and you can smell them out of hundreds, so you get the impression here, but there's something missing here. Nope..here nothing is missing, yes it seems slim and reduced and a little simple, exactly that is the art of this fragrance for me. Exactly this is his magic, because he is incredibly dense, intense..but lets it work easily.
What I like, which is also the parallel to Boy, he gets a masculine edge over time, before he runs the risk of becoming a little too monotonous. The edge is slightly herbaceous-spicy, could be Mysore sandalwood dipped in sage, which for me is always very aromatic-spicy, but also has such a creamy melt. The whole fragrance smells so insanely valuable, sublime-noblesse, this can be due to its iris powderiness..this is just wonderful.
I'm sure you can't make this fragrance for 50,60 Euro, because often this synthetic (fruit) sugar note gets through, gets sticky, starts to get on your nerves. It's like the difference between real vanilla pod and back vaniline (see best the comparison Double Vanilla-Eau Mission). If it has to cost 270€, I did not say, but for me it is worth every cent of my paid price.
The durability is with over 8 hours accordingly class, the Sillage quite strong, it should not have been more. However, it only shows its great class on cool days and loses its lightness on warm days. Chino, jeans, suit... anything should be possible. For me another highlight in an already very long row of Tom Ford fragrances.

Edit: 12.07.18
Now I can think of another scent relative, Tragedy of Lord George of Penhaligons, who, however, has a somewhat milder and more reserved sweetness.
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What the F***
It's the year 1984 - no future!

Scene 1: At the end of a pool party...it's dark...coked-up models lie in their tight evening dress spread around what happened. Pink inflatable Flamingo Pool Islands - anywhere. The biting smell of plastic robs you of all your senses. You're feeling exhausted. Burning car wrecks out on the streets... we're still fine. Still! The drug cocktail 12 hours ago is now drawing its dark side. You're about to throw up - you're blurry. You fight with your body. You need to get out of here now. You keep this up, you'll be dead in six months at the most. Escape - escape to the country. Your skin smells like everything you've experienced. Plasticizer substances in PVC, fire, smoke, drugs, sweat... You're not human anymore - you're part of your sick world.

That's what shot me in the head when I tried FF for the first time. It's cruel to me. So cruel that I wanted to wash it off, but it stuck to me like a part of me. Showers, curd soap, disinfectants... nothing helped. When I think about it today, I smell it... this smell. No one ever touched me again - never was I so shocked. Tom, you've burned yourself in my brain with this
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Top Review    35  
An obituary
I have to hurry with writing before the memory has faded, because Fucking Fabulous has to leave me, unfortunately. It's my wife again. No, wrong. I am to blame again, because I had to buy a complete bottle of the little potty (I gave it to myself for Santa Claus), without checking the compatibility with my better half.

Yesterday we were in the process of preparing to dress up for an annual event in Hamburg. The lady in an evening gown, the gentleman in a tuxedo. I asked the lady if I should put on something fresh or something heavy. Fresh would have been Aqaysos, heavy FF. Your choice was a difficult one. Zack, half splash on the chest, half splash on the back of the head. Undershirt put on and down the stairs to the living room to put on the shirt that was provided. That was the plan, but it was rejected ad hoc and resulted in me having to take another shower, including washing my already styled hair. As far as the deviation from the time sequence of the schedule I had set until the pickup by the taxi and the conjugal dialogue connected with it were concerned, I will not repeat them here. In any case, my wife found good Tom nauseous and something of intolerable. If I sat with her in a car and spent the whole evening in the ballroom next to her, she would not survive the evening...

With FF, Tom Ford has created a fragrance that makes the bombastic orientalism a little easier for me. FF can't really be described, I smell liquorice, some hashish, leather, spices and wood. Nothing that I like particularly, but captured in this bottle, it gives a very special and, in my opinion, easily wearable fragrance for many occasions. I don't know anything that bears any resemblance to FF. But watch out! If you pull the trigger more than twice, you need a gun ownership card in the EU, because it really hits you and even gives me a headache. The shelf life is comparable to the half-life of plutonium. Really out of this world.

Unfortunately the good Fucking Fabulous will have to leave me now and I can go on the search for a new scent with a clear conscience. I'm gonna miss him already
Oh yes, as a "substitute" Royal Mayfair was then used - also a brilliant material and very compatible with Mrs. Norleans.

Thanks for reading it
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Very helpful Review    38  
Champagne Day-Date II
"Boarding won't be for 30 minutes anyway, I'll be right there!"

It's happened four times. 2 times Munich and 2 times Palma. Every time I leave the security check behind me, I sneak briefly through the duty free again and am happy every time they have Fabulous there.
Admittedly, at the beginning I was disappointed, too, because the expectation of the fragrance was very high. But you just have to test it more often. You have to give him 5 chances.
Meanwhile, I love him. Fabulous begins with me like the smell of this cheap plastic of inflatable pool rings, but very quickly turns into a creamy-sweet, somehow gourmand note. I feel the heart note like one of those candy canes that you can find at the fair. Out the back it gets leathery/woody again, but then it gets rather quiet.
"For those days when you feel a little bit fabulous." - as Tom Ford himself once mentioned. Perfectly described. Walk of Fame. Superficial, fancy, bling-bling. Optics of Paris Hilton, nevertheless one feels, there is neat money on the account!
That's exactly how I want to smell when I go shopping in Hollywood at 27 degrees and take off my sunglasses, because otherwise I don't see anything on the display of my iPhone.
That's exactly how I want to smell when I drive through Ibiza in a white Mercedes-Benz drop-top and buy a Chia-Chai latte from Starbucks. With extra cream and caramel.
That's exactly how I want to smell when I slurp my moët at a rooftop party in the whirlpool and talk to Lilly and Jessi about Tortenrezepe.
For days when you just don't take manhood seriously ;)
For me, it's really a nice, carefree, good-tempered scent. I can just have fun with him!
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Fucking good?
Holerö dear fragrance community. Oh, don't even look up Holerö's meaning, I picked it up from old Nintendo roleplaying games, where sometimes the German translation was strange but funny.

But let us stick to terms and meanings. I'm doing "Fucking Fabulous" by Tom Ford. And yes, actually everyone should know nowadays that the term "fucking or fuck" is not only the English word for ... well ... fuck, fuck, fuck etc... but actually means fucking, shit, shit, etc. Therefore the name of the fragrance does not denote the act of a "fabulous fuck" but simply shows that the fragrance is apparently "fucking awesome"!

Yes yes, terms and meanings are strange things, aren't they? I call myself here Don Juan De Cat. And "Don" is a Spanish term for "gentleman", but who would have thought that "don" in Turkish derogatory stands for trousers or even underpants? :DD And no, I didn't intentionally name myself as underpants, even if some of you would certainly think so of me, argh! :D

But all right, let's get to the scent now. I'm curious if this Tom Ford is so brilliant that he deserves this name!

The smell:
The fragrance begins with a mix of soft leather and woods, with a soft-sweet tonka bean and a slightly bitter almond note. While the woods quickly fade away, the leather notes become somewhat stronger together with the tonka bean. A slightly herbaceous lavender is quickly added, which goes well with the equally herbaceous sage.
A little later, the fragrance continues to smell of leather, herbs and tonka bean, although here some of the sweetness seems to come from amber. In addition, it comes across beautifully soft and powdery. After all, tonka bean is a gentle scent anyway, and together with vanilla, everything appears a bit softer and powdery, especially in combination with resins.
In the end you smell the scent as described, but the leather seems to weaken a bit, so that you can smell the mix of tonka-amber/vanilla with the herbs as well as the resins much better. Also at the end the woods seem to gain in intensity.
In the very late base, the sweetness of the fragrance decreases, so that the woods can be perceived a little better. Everything else remains as before, but I have the feeling that I can still perceive a slightly acidic oud note in the very late base.
A quite good fragrance, but I don't think it's really outstanding now, especially not very distinctive and new. But still, as I said, it's a nice scent that you can try!

The Sillage and the durability:
The Sillage is quite good, although not bombastic, there are even stronger scents from Tom Ford. But never mind, because the scent is good to smell on you for a while. But the shelf life was really good, because the scent was smelling on me for more than 12 hours.

The bottle! The matt black bottle is rectangular and is slightly curved inwards at the top towards the neck, to which the cap is attached, continuing the shape of the bottle, which together with the cap looks like an antique column. On the front is a square label, which for a change is not golden but white. All in all, great as always, even though I find the blue/green summer flacons by Tom Ford a ticking better.

Conclusion:
So... that was Fucking Fabulous. The most important question now is: Is the smell so fucking good?
Well... no, not really! Before you hardcore Tom Ford fans (hmm... I really shouldn't use the terms hardcore and fucking in the same text here in comments... :DD) all faint, I should write that the scent is already good. But it's not as good as the name of the fragrance might pretend to be. Basically it smells nice of leather, herbs, tonka bean and soft scents, and a little bit of wood. It's all very nice, but not what you haven't had under your nose before. Of course you can still test it, because sometimes the scent perception is a bit different, especially tastes are very different, so that some people might like this scent really well, that is "fucking well" (or won't like it at all, whatever :D).

Anyway, I would use such a fragrance as an allrounder, because its leathery notes are not very intense, I don't find the fragrance overwhelming. Maybe you could tend towards autumn, but I think you can always use the fragrance as long as it's not murderously hot. And as an occasion you can use it in your free time as well as in the evening when going out or meeting friends and so on, you know what I mean.

Soo, and that's it. I wish you all a "fucking" good evening (... okay... the terms "fucking" and "evening" are not really better in the same sentence... :DD) and see you next time, snoops :)
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MrFumejunkieMrFumejunkie 5 years ago
Ugh. Fuck me sideways. Nope.
The 'bros' are gonna lap it up like it's water from the holy grail. The new aventus panty dropper? Sigh...
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ToreterToreter 4 years ago
Plastic-leather and powder. Lots of Fuck but few Fabulous. Oddly my girlfriend liked it.
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ScentedSalonScentedSalon 4 years ago
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Oddly lacking in invention. Guess all the time was spent on coming up with a name.
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Carlitos01Carlitos01 3 years ago
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With this label, it’s not really about the juice. It's about bottle-bragging rights! It's sweet & spicy and resembles P. de Marly Pegasus.
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HermeshHermesh 4 years ago
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Unspectacular powdery fragrance with a subtle almond note. In contrast to the distinctive name, which is a fabulous good marketing move.
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