Oh Tom Ford, how do I love thee? A whole load of ways, but let’s just look at one today. I mentioned back in my post about Harrods Salon De Parfum Harrods Salon De Parfum that the Tom Ford boutique space within the Salon De Parfum was one of my favourites. Now, it’s official. I have a new love by the name of Tom – Tom Ford Neroli Portofino is the sort of perfume my fragrance dreams are made of. Am I going overboard here? Maybe – but that’s how a single whiff of this stuff makes me feel.
How to describe it in a way that you can imagine how it smells by reading is the biggest challenge. So I’ll start with the visual stuff and move on to the scent. The bottle is a stunner. Turquoise glass in the signature bottle shape for the Private Blend fragrances. With gold label on front and on top of the lid. It’s dressing table worthy for sure and you may have already seen it pop up in the background of a blog or instagram or two.
But the scent, which is pretty much the most important bit… obviously. Basically it smells like a beautiful holiday. It’s sweet, warm and fresh all at the same time. Officially, the blend is top notes of Bergamot and Mandarin Orange. Heart notes of African Orange Flower and base notes of Amber. So essentially it’s quite a citrus sweet fragrance with a bit of white flowers in there. I’ve learnt over the past few years that apparently I’m quite drawn to the fragrances of white flowers, so this must be part of the appeal to me. But there really is something about this that smells like holidays, but in a grown up way – not like suncream and coconuts. More like how I imagine orange groves in Italy to smell… something like that. This truly is a beautiful fragrance and one I know I’ll enjoy wearing often, for a very long time.
*PR sample or gift.