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 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 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.
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 :)