A while ago when I made a purchase from Sephora, I chose Tom Ford Violet Blonde for one of my samples. I chose it based on the name, without bothering to look at the samples. This was a bit silly of me.
Violet Blonde is described as:
A stunning scent for a new era of feminine glamour, Tom Ford Violet Blonde is an opulent, dressed-up fragrance that reveals a stunning new facet of violet with a ravishing, intriguing elegance. Made with some of the most precious ingredients in the world, it is crafted accordingly to the finest traditions of European perfumery.
Violet Leaf Absolute, Italian Mandarian, Baie Rose, Tuscan Orris Absolute, Tuscan Orris Butter, Jasmin Sambac, Sampaquita, Benzoin, Cedarwood, Vetiver Absolute, Musk, Soft Suede.
Stunning. Opulent. Elegant.
$65, $100, $145
Initially it smelled nice, with the rose, mandarin and violet. However, after a little bit of time on my skin all I could smell was strong and overpowering floral and artificial perfume type scent, reminding me of one of my grandmother’s perfumes, White Diamonds by Elizabeth Taylor.
Since I was curious, I compared the two, and they have the following notes in common – Orris, Amber, Sandalwood. My theory is that Orris is not a note I like.
This is definitely not a scent for me. I think it’s too heavy on the florals. I think that there’s just too much Orris in it for me.
However, I think if you’re a fan of floral scents, you may love it.
Would I purchase again?
No. This didn’t work on me. It’s not to my taste. It might be better suited for someone who prefers strong florals.
Product purchased by me. All opinions are my own.
Did either Ray or Dave try it? Just curious, as I’ve read that the profile really changes when men wear it.
I’ll ask Dave to try it. Ray rarely likes to wear cologne. Thanks for the suggestion
I have a variety of orris root C02s with different levels of irones and I DO NOT like orris at all. It is very very powdery smelling with a soft violet like note. It doesn’t work for me at all.
I’m glad that I’m not alone with it! I’m not a fan.