London 2013

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 was last marketed by Estēe Lauder Companies.
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Yann Vasnier

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesMadagascar pepperMadagascar pepper
SaffronSaffron
Cardamom absoluteCardamom absolute
Coriander seedCoriander seed
CuminCumin
CoffeeCoffee
Heart Notes Heart NotesEgyptian geraniumEgyptian geranium
Jasmine absoluteJasmine absolute
FrankincenseFrankincense
CistusCistus
Base Notes Base NotesOudOud
MuskMusk
BirchBirch
CedarCedar
Balsam tree

Ratings

Scent

7.8182 Ratings

Longevity

7.9159 Ratings

Sillage

7.5160 Ratings

Bottle

8.7163 Ratings

Value for money

6.723 Ratings
Submitted by Apicius, last update on 02.12.2021.
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FantOmaSS

15 Reviews
FantOmaSS
FantOmaSS
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Bottled cat piss...
A blind purchase can sometimes come as a surprise.
Sometimes it is not what you expected...
That's what happened to me with this London.
Not that this scent is bad, but to my opinioni it will take quite a while before i tame it.
We are here on a hot, smoky, balsamic/balmy spicy (one of my favorite pairings), and yet, i can't hang on it.
London captures the noble and unique London elegance, as well as its casual spirit.
This spicy, animal fragrance is a blend of Oud wood, an ingredient extremely prized by Tom Ford, and warm and sensual tonkin musk.
Notes of sandalwood, black pepper, saffron, coriander and incense add a little more warmth to this scent.
What bothered me the most was the fact that i expected, given the olfactory pyramid and the ingredients, something more... Dirty, even filthy.
Filthy in the style of the Londoner shallows of the 90s, these lowlands with dark and sordid corners, these ferrous subway rails, these oily exhaust fumes...
Due to its complexity, i imagined a more dirty and heavy scent, and above all less spicy.
As soon as i sniffed the first scent of this London, it immediately reminded me of a mix of two fragrances, Cuir Intense and Bois Mystérieux from Guerlain.
To give you a realistic olfactory idea, imagine a cat's piss heated in the sun, a sour sweat coupled with super powerful cumin, add a spicy animal touch and you will still be far from the truth...
All this mixture gives a sickening and too complex side.
The Oud is not present at all, as is the coffee.
It is indeed too bad.
This perfume gives me the effect of a cake filled with all the spices possible and imaginable.
Result, we end up with all kinds of flavors that go a little in all directions...
Be careful, I'm not saying this London is bad, but it's just not my style.
Unfortunately, or fortunately, the sillage and longevity are moderate.
I only appreciate this perfume after 3/4 days of drying, or the scents are much softer and recognizable.
Good advice, do not buy it blindly, it will be at your own risk...
Conclusion: A refined, sophisticated fragrance that can sometimes seem a bit dated.
Certainly for lovers of sour smells, but not for me.
Having smelled most, if not all of the scents in the lavish Private Blend range, this London is by far the one i like the least.
And 2 eyars after, it doesn't change...
To see over time...
My rating: 7/10
Akis

11 Reviews
Akis
Akis
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My oh my!
My oh my! I am amazed by this dark and sexy scent. Very rich, spicy, sweet, peppery, smoky, and slightly floral notes compete. Powerful, sophisticated and eccentric. If you like Tobacco Oud Intense, Βois Μarocain and Moss Breches you will love this one. Τhis is simply glorious! So damn good!

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VictorLhv

26 Reviews
VictorLhv
VictorLhv
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Exclusive and Elusive
An addictive scent that reminds me of Tobacco Oud, with an additional more masculine touch, perhaps the result of the cumin, black pepper and coffee combination. There is a distinctive note of expensive cognac that envelops it all, and my nose also seems to recognise something close to juniper, in any case a dark note that gives the entire velvet-like blend a virile wave. It is very gentlemanly and discreet, just like the famous exclusive clubs in Mayfair. Exclusive and elusive, perhaps even a bit excessively elusive... And addictive...
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Ropanski2020
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Very helpful Review    9  
Polarizing grace
Oh, a daring scent, my dear Mr. Ford. That it was removed from the Private Blend series doesn't really surprise me that it was published at all, all the more so because it doesn't fit into your portfolio. But first things first.

A snack on the Thunderbox or a visit to a crowded oriental bazaar - somehow London combines both. It is definitely unique and striking at the same time and therefore a small work of art, provided that the distinct animalistic impact does not trigger a polysynaptic reflex in the wearer. Thus the route of travel is predetermined.

The prelude is quite peppery. Chords of cardamom, saffron and cumin clearly dominate, the latter being responsible for a rendezvous of dirty desires, which is not everybody's cup of tea. After a few minutes, woody components are added, which take away some of the pungency and at the same time ensure that this fragrant safari does not end in a cesspool. Although this spicy-woody conglomerate still has the faecal impact, this is soon balanced by a sweetness that is difficult to describe, without completely fading into the background. Top, this is really well done by hand, I think
Durability: Okay to quite good! Lasts depending on the daily form about 4-6 hours on my skin. Whoever wears it will hardly receive any compliments in our latitudes, its external appearance is too polarizing. But you can expect a respectful nod of the head here and there. Connoisseurs know the score.

London, a daring experiment with an uncertain outcome. This is the conclusion. Anyone who loves animal scents will certainly enjoy testing them extensively. All others are recommended to give this alleged *stinker* a wide berth. I really liked him!

(Greetings go out to dear Moenti)
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Chizza
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Chizza
Top Review    23  
Sloppy and beautiful oasis of many cultures
London is without doubt a city that has a lot to offer. But it is also a city of numerous cultures - in some districts as Tottenham even very strong - and of contrasts. The huge and modern as well as glamorous buildings and then sometimes diametrically opposed narrow streets with small houses pressed together. Already exciting. So many people and so many ways of life, that makes a city pulsate. And not only has beautiful sides, but also leads to negative aspects, which a tourist admittedly sees less often.
When I think of Tom Ford's London, I think of the people there and their cultures. The mixed scents of their food, the smell of the streets and the hustle and bustle of everyday life there with its positive and negative realities. How a working person, like an ant, scurries back and forth in the hustle and bustle. Last but not least, the ant-like atmosphere in the open-plan offices there is evident. Whoever moans about German versions of it has never been in a London office before.
So when we are at meals of many nations, the characteristic smell of cumin should not be missing. Here it is quite strongly perceptible, dueling with the smell of coffee, which of course plays along all too logically. For me, this makes cumin darker and less voluptuous, the coffee itself does not dominate. Pepper I hardly notice, but cardamom, which is classically perceptible here, but is more likely to shine in the second limb. Now I have to admit, you have to like that, because at least two of the three actors of the top note polarize. Steaming, loud and hot the fragrance streams towards you. Sometimes it appears grubby because of its extreme notes like saffron. It doesn't rush forward either, but remains in the compound of the olfactory spectacle. Anyone who finds this too much, too sweaty, too dirty, has my understanding because it is comprehensible

But London is becoming finer, more delicate and more detailed. Even now, the cedar is already stirring, the fragrance sublimely carries this vibe that only the cedar develops. Sublimity and pride in the achievements of togetherness, I would like to paraphrase it. The balsam tree, which is vanilla and makes London seem reconciliatory, greets you. Almost as the traveller is struck down by London for the first time, but towards the end he is delighted.
Anyway, London is Janus-faced for me; sometimes you can still smell the cumin strongly, only to notice the creaminess of the balm paired with the smoky birch element a second later. A word about the birch tree: it stays discreetly in the background and helps the balm to get more depth and new facets. Its smoke is of a soft-warm nature and rather weak

These different faces are also quite noticeable at the beginning. But in the majority of cases everything harmonizes from time to time and if the weather is too oppressive, the multi-cultural spice festival is a bit too strong and then also too grubby, because the saffron comes through too strongly in this case. But even in this case, we're talking about maybe an hour, which remains at that stage.
London may be a bulky scent by Tom Ford, but it resembles the other TF scents in its design. All of them are - when opened - very pleasing, and it is this dirty/smoky-creamy element at the end that I like very much. As soon as the exuberant beginning is over, it almost becomes cuddly. Well, you just have to acclimatize in new cities before you can feel comfortable.
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Taurus1967

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Very helpful Review    15  
Londung
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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Syzygy73Syzygy73 5 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.
HermeshHermesh 5 years ago
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Cumin is present from the beginning, but it's delicately weakened by a soft velvety note which characterizes many Tom Ford fragrances.

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