My love of all things Tom Ford runs deep, I may have far too many pairs of his sunglasses. This brand new fragrance from the Private Blend collection is beautiful. Bergamot is normally a note in super fresh citrus scents but Mr. Ford being Tom Ford he has turned it upside down and inside out. The fragrance opens with bergamot essence from Calabria this bergamot top note is wrapped with citrus notes. A spice trio of black peppercorn from Madagascar, pink peppercorn and ginger essence supports the sparkling top note with sensuality and warmth.
The mid note consists of rich floral essences, Madagascar ylang yang adds a beautiful spiced floral note. Magnolia from China mixed with a Gardenia accord to complete the powerful floral texture.
The base of the fragrance is a deep wood really giving this fragrance its distinctive mix of fresh citrus, floral and the warmth of wood. Pepperwood®, a unique molecule, contributes a green-woody dimension with nuances of black pepper. A milky Sandalwood extraction from Australia offers a veil of melted, sensual, skin-like warmth.
Venetian Bergamot is presented in the signature Private Blend bottle inspired by perfumers’ dark brown apothecary bottles. The 50 ml flacon, created to be weighty in the hand, has the sleek, architectural look of a chess piece. The extravagant, expertly crafted 250 ml decanter brings monumental beauty to a dressing table or grooming area. Both the flacon and decanter are enhanced by touches of gold on the label and a crimped cord tie. A richly textured set-up box completes the fragrance’s ultra-luxurious packaging.
Venetian Bergamot 50ml EDP Spray RRP €182.00