London by Tom Ford
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London is a popular perfume by Tom Ford for women and men and was released in 2013. The scent is spicy-woody. It is being marketed by Estēe Lauder Companies.

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Yann Vasnier

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesMadagascan black pepper, Saffron, Cardamom absolute, Coriander seed, Cumin, Coffee oil
Heart Notes Heart NotesEgyptian geranium, Jasmine absolute, Frankincense, Cistus
Base Notes Base NotesOud, Musk, Birch, Cedar, Balsam tree



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Indeed, one does not have to write much about the British capital anymore. On the one hand it will be known to almost everyone and on the other hand my personal memory has faded quite after 40 years, even if I liked it there extraordinarily well. What has remained stuck and is still true today: London is a cultural melting pot and this is reflected in Tom Ford's Eau de Parfum.

However, sniffing at the spray head can quickly lead to sniffing, as London reveals a slightly stallid-dunglike undertone here, which hardly appears later in this species.

On the skin, the fragrance plays with quite oriental-spicy components between sweet cardamom, soft saffron, semi-hot pepper and a slightly oversized pinch of cumin. Sometime in the course of the top note, the latter takes over a little too much and temporarily slows down the flow into the dry, dusty and dirty. Fits well to the metropolis, but still has a counterproductive effect.

The flower department in the form of rose geranium and jasmine goes down a bit, but I don't miss it very much. A little more space is given to incense and oud, both really balanced without blending. Woody and resinous are the keywords when the olfactory London trip comes to an end.

What remains is a well composed eau de parfum with all kinds of experience corners and classical elements, modern but also traditional as a mediator between Orient and Occident. As generic terms for the classification I would choose clearly oriental-spicy-resiny-woody, whereby the feared (for others possibly also longed for) horse only briefly leaked from its stable and inflated its nostrils. And as the dear Yatagan already mentioned in the statement, Nebel wafts from the Thames through the alleys and quarters, because London embodies more the autumn-winter side of this cosmopolitan city.
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Syzygy73 2 years ago
As dark as the subtext of a Dickens novel, full of poverty, vice and wretchedness. This evokes the seedy London of Jack the Ripper.+2
Hermesh 3 years ago
Cumin is present from the beginning, but it's delicately weakened by a soft velvety note which characterizes many Tom Ford fragrances.+3

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