Black Orchid Parfum 2020

Black Orchid Parfum by Tom Ford
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Black Orchid Parfum is a new perfume by Tom Ford for women and men and was released in 2020. The scent is oriental-fruity. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is being marketed by Estēe Lauder Companies. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Black truffle, Ylang-ylang, Black orchid, Black plum, Rum absolute, Patchouli

Ratings

Scent

8.5 (48 Ratings)

Longevity

9.1 (43 Ratings)

Sillage

8.8 (42 Ratings)

Bottle

8.9 (49 Ratings)
Submitted by MonsieurZolo, last update on 20.10.2020.
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9.5
Scent
10
Longevity
10
Sillage
9
Bottle
SvenScent
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Very helpful Review    11  
No matter, Black Orchid stays Black Orchid!

Since Black Orchid is one of my absolute favourite fragrances and I have followed its reception continuously, I know not only from myself but also from many other fragrance enthusiasts that the release of the perfume variant was eagerly awaited.

Because I think, for this reason, that there could be an increased interest in a comparison of the two, and because a statement simply offers too few signs for this project, I would like to concretize here, in a rather condensed and brief form, the statement I made some time ago. My impressions here are based on a solo-carry-tag as well as a direct arm-arm comparison.

The head of the perfume version is quite chocolaty. While chocolate was already a chord at EdP that many users (me less) noticed, this note is clearly evident in the perfume's opening. The opening at the EdP, on the other hand, I find noticeably darker, truffier, earthier, even dirtier.
The heart of the new fragrance is also a little rounder, floral, balsamic, fruity, with the newly added plum note contributing to the latter. The more the drydown settles down, the more similar the two variants become, so that with the duration they are actually no longer distinguishable.
I find the appearance of rum in the new perfume disappointing. This can only be guessed a little bit late in the drydown. I had expected a lot more, because I think this rum note could have given the orchid that certain twist, that certain something that made it special and made its purchase mandatory.

As far as performance is concerned, the two versions hardly take anything away from each other. I perceive the Sillage in both equally strong - so they're both Sillage monsters - and in terms of durability, the perfume may have minimal advantages, nothing more.

The bottom line is - and this should be emphasized - that both variants are impressive scents, unique and great! It should also be noted that although Black Orchid in the new version appears unisex for the first time on the market, I consider the old eau de parfum to be the more masculine of the two in the end.
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10
Scent
9
Longevity
9
Sillage
10
Bottle
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Helpful Review    14  
8000 meters into infinity
The highest mountains in the world are over 8000 meters high. There are only 14 of them, all others are less high, but by no means more difficult to climb. There are also scent pyramids, which are different in height and different in their downward direction in different compositions.

It is not my first perfume by Tom Ford, which I was allowed to test, but due to the missing impression of the predecessor, I went into this test completely unbiased. The quality of Tom Ford's fragrances would be described by some as the tip of the iceberg of perfumers' art. Some runaways downwards do not at all diminish the overall picture and not everyone likes every fragrance. The "black orchid" is for me 2020 the Mount Everest among fragrances, a king among fragrance compositions, difficult to understand, but easy to enjoy and to wear with pride.

For one or the other, there might be "better" scents in the area of the Nieschen fragrances, just as mountaineers prefer to climb the Matterhorn. But it must be said that this scent has been so well formed, so brilliantly harmonised. A dark orchid underscored with the spiciness of patchouli, as well as a pleasant sweetness of ylang-ylang and plums. Rum Absolue serves as a link, which remains pleasantly in the background, but from the fragrance laces a package that remains unmistakably unique.

Similar to mountaineers on an ascent, the fragrance lingers for a long time in the room, on the skin and the surroundings, is clearly perceptible in the wearer's surroundings and caresses the charisma of the person who appreciates the fragrance. Strong in character, memorable, opulent, yet elegant, courteous and perfect in appearance, Black Orchid Perfume completes the whole art of a perfumer. Great.
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Statements

BertolucciKBertolucciK 20 days ago
7.5
Scent
9
Longevity
9
Sillage
9
Bottle
Like the EDP, you get a dark and creamy orchid scent, with a touch of chocolate, vanilla and patchouli. The Parfum is rounder and smoother.
CnFCnF 23 days ago
8.5
Scent
9
Longevity
8
Sillage
10
Bottle
A good flanker. The original DNA predominates. It is a little more intense, with more cocoa smell. It would be redundant to have both

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