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 floral-sweet. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is being marketed by Estēe Lauder Companies. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Black truffleBlack truffle
Ylang-ylangYlang-ylang
Black orchidBlack orchid
Black plumBlack plum
Rum absoluteRum absolute
PatchouliPatchouli

Ratings

Scent

8.3149 Ratings

Longevity

8.9135 Ratings

Sillage

8.3136 Ratings

Bottle

8.4135 Ratings

Value for money

7.659 Ratings
Submitted by MonsieurZolo, last update on 16.10.2021.
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Carlitos01

319 Reviews
Carlitos01
Carlitos01
Top Review    9  
The vampire fearless scent
In Paris, academics Elvira and Genevieve are completing their final essay. They heard about the 15th-century tomb from the countess Wandessa, allegedly a vampire. The countess' tomb was probably located near a village in northern France. So the girls loaded up their Citroen 2CV and set out to find the place. After a day trip, the night was falling. The poor girls were short of gas. In the gloom and without maps, they stopped at a rustic inn to ask for information. They ended up deciding to spend the night at the inn. The poor innocent girls had no idea that the Innkeeper was Waldemar, the region's feared werewolf. The place was dark, isolated, and had no telephone. During a dinner of cold red meat and wine, Waldemar reveals that he is writing a book about the history of the Gothic buildings, while Elvira reveals her search for the vampire Wandessa. The Innkeeper became astonished but interested.
The girls went to the bedroom for a good night's sleep, but Elvira was woken by Waldemar's sister Elizabeth when she sneaked into the room. Elizabeth whispered to Elvira to leave before the night of the full moon. The following morning, Waldemar explained that his sister is harmless, but she had lost her mental stability after their father's death. Meanwhile, Genevieve explored the mansion and found Elizabeth restless in an annex with blood on the walls and handcuffs hanging from the ceiling. Waldemar gave a simple explanation that the handcuffs were used to hang and prepare the animals he used to hunt. After relieving the girls, Waldemar warns Elizabeth to leave the girls alone because they were his to take.
Aided by the innkeeper, Elvira and Genevieve went in search of Wandessa's tomb. They found and opened it. Due to sheer bad luck, Genevieve cuts off his hand as he pulls a silver cross from Wandessa's chest. Some of Genevieve's blood drips onto Wandessa's lips and the vampire slowly opened her eyes...

I am sorry to say that it ends here my synopsis of an old vampire horror movie. But I assure you that everyone in this story was using Black Orchid Parfum ... even the werewolf!
I like a love or hate perfume. Some are originally designed for ladies. Any version of Black Orchid is too masculine to be considered just a feminine fragrance. This version of the perfume is smoother and not as fat on your face as the original EdP. However, it still doesn't suit teenagers of any gender.
Its horror film darkness is obvious but not offensive. It is really my concept of a vampire scent. The feeling is deep dark but very sensual and generates a notorious amount of attraction. However, this fragrance is not all about darkness. Here and there we can spot some vibrant, floral, and happy colors. Its suppleness is also notorious and adorable. Its earthiness and sweetness give the kind of fearful but happy vibe you experienced with the movie "The Fearless Vampire Killers" directed by Roman Polanski.
It starts with a strong note of chocolate and warm musky truffles. Plum emphasizes sensuality. Then comes the syrupy booziness of rum to frame a floral accord of banana and dark vanilla of ylang-ylang and black orchid notes. The base is all about earthy and woody patchouli. It is a very well accomplished and melodic dark composition. Its gloom is seductive and appealing. I believe that more men than women show enthusiasm for this fragrance.
The performance is well above average.

Let's look at some math applied to Black Orchid Parfum :
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Opening: 10.0 (warm and chocolatey musk truffle mixed with sensual, fruity plums; mixing with the body notes of rich ylang-ylang and dark orchid is perfectly mastered)
DryDown: 9.0 (dark, musky, and earthy patchouli)
Longevity: 9.0 (3 sprays can last 10 hours)
Sillage: 8.0 (up to 6 feet above and 2 hours of strong projection with 3 sprays)
Exclusivity: 8.5 (This version of the perfume is smoother and not as fat on your face as the original EdP. Both have a thousand clones. Some of them are easy to use and offer a nice take on Black Orchid perfume. I can mention Oud 24 Hours Eau de Parfum )
Portability: 7.5 (avoid warm or hot weather)
Versatility: 7.5 (avoid any kind of sweaty situation like the gym or other crowded places; this fragrance has a lot of haters for being so poignant)
Praise: 8.5 (Black Orchid does not have universal acceptance, but it is a compliment magnet with any dark fragrance lover)
Quality: 9.5 (high-quality ingredients, solid bottle, good sprayer)
Presentation: 10.0 (no flaws! It's simple but very elegant. I think it's much prettier than Tom Ford's private line bottles)
Price: 6.0 (the 100 ml gold flask has a price of 125 € at several retailers)
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Overall rating: 8.50 / 10.00
- between 7 and 8 = above average;
- between 8 and 9 = recommended;
- greater than 9 = don't miss it;

Opinion: The Parfum Edition fragrance is similar to the original Black Orchid Eau de Parfum, but it is smoother and less sharp. The choice between the two versions is really a matter of taste for a creamier or harder version. I've seen people choose by the bottle color too. The perfume version is € 25 more expensive.
Don't buy it blindly.

Music: Bonnie Tyler - "Total Eclipse Of The Heart"
9.5
Scent
10
Longevity
10
Sillage
9
Bottle
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Top Review    19  
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
J1ndujun
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J1ndujun
Very helpful Review    18  
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

Carlitos01Carlitos01 5 months ago
Its gloom is seductive and appealing. The flask is superb. I believe that more men than women show enthusiasm for this fragrance.
MrLawmanMrLawman 5 months ago
7
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
6
Bottle
If you love the normal Black Orchid, chances are you will like this one too. Every characteristic note from the OG is amplified here. Power.
BertolucciKBertolucciK 1 year 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.

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