There are two types of people in the world, those who want to blend in and those who can’t help but stand out. I consider myself to be the later and when it comes to choosing a fragrance, subtle or mediocre just won’t do. Since being introduced to Tom Ford Private Blend Tobacco Vanille, I don’t have a problem standing out in a crowd when I need to.
The following is a true story that happened to me recently on an overseas trip from Sydney Airport. I was lined up in customs waiting to have my passport sighted. As I walked up to the customs officer, the lady looked and me and said ‘you’re wearing Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille aren’t you?’. ‘Yes’, I responded. The customs officer continued to say ‘I could smell it while you were in the queue – it’s my absolute favourite fragrance and I’ve been trying to convince my husband to buy it for me the last few years’. This is the power of this fragrance. It will have passers-by mesmerised, and in awe of you, and for this reason, I’m smitten by this genderless scent by Tom Ford.
Fragrance: Tom Ford Private Blend Tobacco Vanille
Notes: Tonka bean, vanilla, cocoa, dry fruit accords and sweet wood sap
Described as: Opulent, warm and iconic. Tom Ford created this fragrance because of his affection for London. The inspiration for this fragrance was an English Gentleman’s Club, which Ford has reinvented to be modern and sophisticated.
Wear it: Any occasion which requires you to stand out and have the crowd in the palm of your hand. I enjoy wearing this fragrance to black tie events, weddings and work events when I’m networking. In the cooler months this fragrance can be worn during the day, in summer I would recommend wearing it in the evenings.
Price: Tom Ford Private Collection Tobacco Vanille 100ml EDP AUD $440. Available from selected David Jones department stores nationally.
The verdict: Let me begin by saying the price point of this fragrance resembles a true luxury item; however, one to two sprays of this perfume goes a long way. It lasts on the skin for hours even when you can’t smell it. In my eyes, this fragrance is an investment and the amount of attention I receive when I wear it is priceless. Tom Ford Private Blend Tobacco Vanille would have to be one of my favourite fragrances of all time and one of my signature scents.