Rose Prick 2020

Rose Prick by Tom Ford
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Rose Prick is a new perfume by Tom Ford for women and men and was released in 2020. The scent is floral-sweet. It is being marketed by Estēe Lauder Companies. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesMay rose, Turkish rose, Bulgarian rose
Heart Notes Heart NotesTurmeric, Sichuan pepper
Base Notes Base NotesPatchouli, Tonka bean

Ratings

Scent

7.7 (79 Ratings)

Longevity

7.8 (69 Ratings)

Sillage

7.2 (71 Ratings)

Bottle

8.5 (81 Ratings)
Submitted by Menix, last update on 21.10.2020.
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TruuMax
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TruuMax
Helpful Review    17  
Pure eroticism
Some call him the greatest fashion god of our time, others a provocateur and others a pervert. Tom Ford polarizes like hardly any other designer with exorbitantly high prices and the sometimes most offensive marketing strategies of the fashion world.

Tom Ford is sex, Tom Ford is eroticism, Tom Ford is not for everyone
That's what Rose Prick stands for.

A juicy rose with patchouli, erotic, attractive and not a bit reserved.

I don't understand the voices below, "It's not strong enough", because it is strong. Rose Prick eats into the wall and never leaves the room again. The durability is good, not on the level of Noir Extreme, but still far better than most other fragrances.

The scent is present, although not extreme. Sharply rosy at the beginning, somewhat woody at the end.

However, it is important to know that you need self-confidence for this thing. Hiding is just not as good as hiding as a man with such a polarizing rose scent. Are you wearing it, or is it wearing you?

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Marquise27
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Marquise27
Helpful Review    7  
Rose with thorns? Just a little pain!
The prelude is very interesting, somehow a smoky rose. Not sweet but refined, a little bit cheeky and bold...smoky through turmeric and patchuly, very unusual but wonderfully wearable.
The sting is, if at all, that of a very young rose and still soft and flexible, causing only a mini-pain. Overall, the fragrance develops more in the juicy direction, it becomes soft and supple. The tonka bean gives this rose bouquet something sensual with a subliminal sweetness - this comes from the depths. I like the scent - it comes very close to the body and stays close - no loud or unpleasant scent. The mating of the individual rose varieties seems to me to be extremely successful - it's a bit daring, isn't it? One expects a mega rose-impregnated candidate, is then surprised with a finely paired and subtle perfume. I am convinced that a lot of ladies like this, sorry I forgot of course also the guys ....
Soft matt powder pink as the color of the bottle chosen this time, very harmonious and intimate color, very very very beautiful. Price at 50 ml with approx. 279 Euro, quite high but so what it is Tom Ford! I can call it my own.
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Emorandeira

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Emorandeira
Emorandeira
   3  
Roses body milk
The new rose based perfume by Tom Ford is like the rest of the private blend's perfumes: It has an awesome smell but a weak performance. The scent makes me think of fragances like lyric by amouage but more simple, more creamy and with worse projection. Although It shares some notes with other TF like noir noir is totally different. I find It unisex and better for a dayly use more than a perfume to go into special events. For me It is more like wearing a roses body milk than a proper perfume.

Scent: 9
Longevity: 6.5
Sillage: 5.5
Quality/price: 4 (more expensive than other private blend's only for marketing)
Versatility: 9
Originality: 7
Global: 7.5
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Yharnam79
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Yharnam79
Very helpful Review    8  
From Indie Rock to Modern Talking
I'm actually really a fan of Tom Ford's fragrances - especially the Private Blend Collection.
In my collection there are therefore also about 25 of them. All (in my nose) special, extraordinary, peculiar.
My enthusiasm has already decreased with the last scents of the Private Blends (apart from Lavender Extreme, which I find quite good and whose name at least keeps its promise). With the Fougeres or especially with Soleil Neige I thought it couldn't get more irrelevant...

In the faint hope that Tom Ford might have returned to the art of perfume and this year, instead of 20 times, maybe only release 10 fragrances on the market, but with the accompanying good quality fragrances, I have now also tested Rose Prick for a few days The result of the once again deliberately provocative marketing strategy consisting of name and price could hardly be more sobering for me as a TF lover.

Rose Prick turns out to be not a sting but at most a prick.
The rose at the beginning is nice. Nice but not more. On the one hand it is not very well staged and on the other hand it looks like the rose that you have smelled a thousand times in any other rose scent.
But the rose also retreats quite quickly or is pushed backwards by tonka and patchouli. For now, both things I like. In Rose Prick, however, I can neither recognize the patchouli as striking - to be honest, not even as such - nor the tonka bean smells simply too sweet and in the long run it becomes really annoying.
In addition, there are some small spicy nuances that do not disturb the housewife during the ironing, but that also do absolutely nothing for the scent and/or its course.
There is nothing more to say about Rose Prick, because nothing more happens and nothing more is Rose Prick for me. Sorry.

All in all, the whole fragrance actually seems pretty cheap to me. And simply completely uninspired.
Neither the bottle, nor the name, nor Tom Ford, who I am really starting to worry about, can save this..
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Chanelle

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Chanelle
Top Review    23  
Yes sir, I can boogie!
I don't know what's wrong with all of you. The scent is fine! Admittedly, Tom Ford has developed in the eyes (noses) of many perfume-technically from the "successful" to the "forced", almost like Kilian. But I won't be maligned by this little rose on the heathen!
Interesting top note: Turkish rose jelly. I always liked smelling, eating less. But it's gone in a hurry, of course.
Then it gets fruitier. If one were to say that there is a Nashi pear in it, I would say yes. Sweet-sour, deliciously tangy.
Little by little the sting is extended, the fragrance gains in edginess. A dark cloud hovers over the floret, but never covers it completely and also disappears again.
The basis is a powdery rose soap that I somehow know and have grown fond of Not worth the price, but I've had that feeling a lot lately.
A funky rose scent, once again a bit retro, poppy to disco.
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FungShangLou
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FungShangLou
Top Review    34  
Tom Ford's: [insert another inappropriate, dirty ambiguous name here]
Rose Prick is a representative example of my current relationship with Tom Ford. This must be what the cliché of the darned 7th year feels like. Once the great love at first sight, suddenly you have moved away from each other and wonder where the beloved has disappeared to. I wake up in the morning longing for the glow of the early hours. Like a souvenir photo I hold Tuscan Leather in my hands and smell it to remind myself that love is still there. But even that is difficult for me, since you are currently only a shallow water Oh, Tom, we need to talk...

For all of you who are just browsing this commentary for a concise description of this fragrance, I'll make it easy for you and anticipate the résumé:
Beautiful opening of fruity and juicy rose, tilts early, then 08/15-sweet patchouli scent from a random drugstore, as I have never experienced it from Tom Ford.

But let's start at the beginning.
After Tom Ford's consistent epidemic of lavender fragrances, the third fragrance is now appearing with a strikingly provocative title, which clearly falls outside the usual naming conventions. Who knows, maybe a trilogy, which hopefully will end here. Let's take a look back:

In 2017 Ford releases its *räusper* strictly limited fragrance Fucking Fabulous.
If there's one thing Ford does, it's marketing. With a striking, provocative title like this one, which stands out from the rest of the private blends through its name, bottle design and above all price, FF becomes a hit ... for Tom's wallet.

Once licked with blood, it continues to turn bloody red, a year later Lost Cherry appears. If the predecessor had already argued about the suitability of the title, Lost Cherry puts one more on top. Colloquial, ambiguous English: Lost Cherry - lose your innocence. It gives a whole new meaning to blood-red. Phew, quickly move on to the next one:

And the latest, even vulgar, stroke of genius from the house of Ford: Rose Prick, the engraver, the ... the rose dick? Oh Maria hilf, what were you thinking?
The one or other attentive reader may have noticed that I gave the bottle a relatively poor rating. For comparison: The majority of private blends receive 8/10 points from me. In my opinion this is generous, as other manufacturers are simply better in terms of quality. Ford's atomizers are ok, the cap doesn't hold after a short time, the packaging is also just cardboard and never before a sticker sat in the middle or straight. Rose Prick fits seamlessly into the new design of the Private Blends. Originally, each bottle had the same look: brown pharmacy glass with a golden sticker. And if you consider that Tom Ford himself had the intention to establish the first big luxury brand for perfumes, then I think the original design is absolutely perfect. So when I, as a private person, look into my display case and catch this noble look of brown and gold, I feel confirmed that I own something truly precious. But since the Oud and Portofino Collection, that's already passé. Who knows, maybe I'm the only one who doesn't like the colorful bottles. The declining quality underlines the problem; no one can tell me that Noir de Noir or Tuscan Leather is still the same potent stuff that it was when it was released. Back to the topic: Rose Prick finally takes the cake. Matt old pink - really? Together with the greasy red of Lost Cherry, which still looks like a bottle of nail polish to me, I have the impression that I have acquired cheap drugstore fragrances (hypothetically, I only have one bottling). The joy of owning Private Blends as a collection in your own home simply fades. This is also supported by the naming, as mentioned above. Ambiguous and offensive names correspond to a youthful target group and not to those who have the ambition and the small change to acquire such a collection. Hihi... Prick. But that Ford wants to attract young customers can already be seen in the expansion of the everywhere available Aqua series. I feel reassured that Tom Ford is no longer the high standard brand that I have come to love. Bummer.

And now to the fragrance itself, which is an image of this odyssey of disappointment:

The opening is flawless. I almost thought that Ford had at least gotten the hang of it in terms of smell. Juicy, flowery, full-bodied, as Ford himself describes it, could not have fit better. The bouquet of roses is so juicy and sparkling that I already suspect hints of fruit. Therefore I felt immediately reminded of Portrait of a Lady with its juicy berries. A direct comparison of both fragrances confirmed my impression. Perhaps it is the pepper or the Turkish rose, with its spicy nature, that creates an image of saffron and a certain lethargy. Exciting!

Unfortunately, the enchanting illusion disintegrates within minutes. On the skin almost immediately, the test strip is a good half hour more patient.
Soon the roses disappear as fast as they came and I am hit by a massive dose of heavy, green earthy patchouli. The reasoning that a rose garden finally grows on earth may be correct, but nevertheless no realistic impressions of summer meadows can be found. No, it's just patchouli. Nothing more, no complex composition. On the test strip I smell minimal oriental tones, maybe turmeric, but not a bit on the skin.

The Dry-Down (skin) remains linear until the end. The patchouli calms down and Tom Ford's favourite base note of the last few years once again hits the mark: Tonka. From now on the fragrance is simply heavy and sweet. It reminds me of countless women's fragrances that I have smelled so often in drugstores and perfumeries, as well as of countless strange women that I have accidentally walked past at some point. I couldn't even call those fragrances by name, Rose Prick smells so arbitrary. Sweet creaminess on coumarin base without having any accusation of anything else; absolutely nothing that would add tension to the uniform pap. Just sweet patchouli.

The general durability of this fragrance is modest. On the test strip it can be smelled for a good 5-6 hours, on the skin the experience fades within an hour, in this case probably not too bad. In any case, there can be no talk of projection here.

What is my conclusion? I love this opening, I really do. It's like a version of Portrait of a Lady without the scratchy smoke. So juicy, summery and noble. Unfortunately very quiet and timid. The rest, and on my skin this means, from ten minutes at the latest, it is an absolute disappointment. Minimal powdery, therefore subtly soapy, otherwise creamy, cardboard sweet patch.

With this latest fragrance experience and the explained dilemma with the flacon design, the naming, the price increase and the decreasing quality of new releases and intensity of old fragrances, I come to my initially mentioned point of view:

Oh, Tom, we need to talk..
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EmorandeiraEmorandeira 8 months ago
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7
Longevity
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9
Bottle
Very subtle creamy rose scent. More like wearing a roses body cream than a proper perfume. Same scent also than "la Toja rosse' shower gel.

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