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My letter to Tom Ford (it's about time, but it's not meant seriously)
My dear Mr. Ford,
i admire you for being not only a fashion designer but also a filmmaker, a multi-talent so to speak and a good businessman anyway. I also admire your talent for briefing your perfumers to create something extraordinary. And actually, I like the unorthodox and crazy that goes on beyond the mainstream.
Your fragrances, however, with all sympathy for what you do, practically never correspond to what I expect and certainly not aim at my personal sense of well-being. Whether "Oud Wood", "Fucking Fabulous", "Tuscan Leather" or "Anthracite Noir" - do you wear that personally, in private?
With "Mandarino di Amalfi", which contains no mandarin at all (but never mind) I thought we could possibly reconcile in the fresh-citrusy way, but unfortunately that doesn't work out either. After I have already "smelled" because of you for test reasons after wooden furniture, carcass, second-hand shop, hayloft or spice bazaar and "hated" it, I still give you a compliment for awakening such associations in me at all - with whatever ingredients!?
However, I don't put on opera arias, free jazz sessions, Europop songs and folk songs either, because these genres simply don't appeal to me. Quite similarly it behaves with your fragrances. Each one I've always found more unpleasant than soothing so far. The tangerine tears it now also not out, because in my opinion I smell here (although already over 50) after the successful, very short prelude to a piece of "old men's soap"!
Can one (s) like (ladies do that certainly less, although it is a unisex fragrance), but you do not have to. In this respect, no reproach to you, dear Tom Ford. I just think you missed the point, for example, in contrast to virtually every fragrance of the "Blu Mediterraneo" series of Acqua die Parma, which are more sparkling, fresher and also come in a blue bottle (which, on the other hand, there is also much longer).
From therefore I must hereby unfortunately terminate our olfactory friendship, which never really existed. I hope you'll forgive me, because in principle I appreciate your original approach and pleasant otherness in the big wide scent world. It's just not mine! Therefore, there is also no rating!