Rich, luxe and highly addictive, Tom Ford’s Private Blend collection famously fuses sleek design with good scent. The result? Bottled greatness comes to mind – and for good cause; each Private Blend is characteristically individual, which is to say there’s something for everyone. This, paired with the fact that fall has arrived, means it’s time to consciously shift away from those fresh, aqua-based notes of summer, and transition to something slightly woody and distinct. For those needing a little inspiration, imagine smoky cedar infusions melded with aromatic spices and exotic botanical extracts. Put simply, think anything ‘Oud’ by Tom Ford.
By blending precious oud resin with Arabic tobacco accord (which itself is inspired by traditional ‘Dokha’ – a melange of spicy tobacco, bark and herbs) Tom Ford’s Tobacco Oud is warm and storied in the way any good gentleman’s club ought to be. (I’m envisaging T.E. Lawrence lounging at his preferred Pall Mall hangout, definitely wearing slippers, you?) If inimitable top notes and musky blends make you feel fuzzy inside, know this: oud is one of the most expensive and prized ingredients in any perfumer’s arsenal. What’s more, Tom Ford’s Oud Wood, an eau de parfum that marries vetiver, tonka bean, cardamom, and exotic rosewood with oud actually is your perfectly smoky, signature (and yes) somewhat evocative fragrance for fall. It really is that simple.
– Tom Ford’s Private Blend collection boasts twenty four unique formulations. Click to learn more and shop. Photographs by Alexander Atkins.