Working in a corporate role, I’m regularly faced with a full day in the office, followed by events in the evening. In many instances, I finish work, quickly freshen up and head to my outing. One of the biggest challenges I face on these days is choosing a fragrance to take me from day to night – I’m not evening joking, this is something I think about quite a lot! The thought of mixing fragrances just didn’t appeal to me until I sat down with Australia’s Tom Ford fragrance expert, Michael Owens to discuss the Private Blend collection.
If you haven’t heard of Tom Ford’s Private Blend here’s a crash course from Mr Ford himself:
“Private Blend is my own scent laboratory; it’s where I have the ability to create very special, original fragrances that are unconstrained by the conventions of mainstream scent-making. Private Blend is designed with the true fragrance connoisseur in mind.” —Tom Ford
During our chat, it was mentioned that the fragrances in this collection are unisex and can be layered. This was music to my ears! I can now wear my favourite scent to the office and then reapply a new fragrance from the collection in the evening. My recommendation on layering would be apply in the morning and don’t reapply. The fragrances are Eau De Parfum and should last the entire day. When you spray your evening scent over the top, you shouldn’t be able to smell the first scent depending on how much you’ve applied.
Here’s what I’m currently using to take me from AM to PM.
AM: Tom Ford Private Blend Italian Cypress EDP. This sophisticated scent features notes of citrus, basil, mint and woody notes, yielding to a warm heart of cypress.
PM: Tom Ford Private Blend Tobacco Vanille EDP. This warm and opulent scent features notes of creamy tonka bean, vanilla, cocoa, dry fruit accords and sweet wood sao at its heart.
The Tom Ford Private Blend is available from selected David Jones department stores and Harrolds stores and online. Tom Ford Private Blend Fragrances 50ml RRP $325.