I have bought this for my boyfriend, because I know he will eventually come around and he will wear Black Orchid with as much enthusiasm as I would. This fragrance by Tom Ford is unisex, though it is best used on men. It is spicy, chocolatey, warm, sensual, dark and very cold weather appropriate.
The perfume was formed in 2006 by the creators of Givaudan. The scent was put out in limited release, and this is still circulating among the fragrance lovers.
The initial buzz for me was bitter and cedar-like. That only lasted about a minute, so take your time and be patient! After about 5-10 minutes the real fragrance comes strong: bitter dark chocolate, gardenia, amber, vanilla, incense, patchouli. The scent is lush, creamy and quite sensual. To give you my two cents, it smells like sex.
Any man smelling like this… hmmm you got the idea !This is a seductive, mysterious, and gorgeous scent that can project its extreme awesomeness on any man. This is a difficult feature,yes indeed!
After about 15 minutes you can smell the vetiver and patchouli, the orchid, the lily and some mild citrus notes, along with some dark chocolate, vanilla beans, amber, incense, sandalwood, gardenia, cream, and spiciness. And, guys, I promise you this is not a “girly” smelling perfume cologne.
Honestly, this cologne is what I would imagine the moments after passionate sex smell like. It is just crazy.
As for sillage: hold out your arms, and the sillage reaches to your wrists. And, people, this fragrance lasts. With just two sprays, it was strong and very noticeable on me for about 12 hours. That is almost impossible with my skin.
The bottle is quite plain and uninviting but i guess this is the last important thing in Black Orchid’s