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Black Orchid Tom Ford for women

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warm spicy
sweet
balsamic
earthy
cacao
white floral
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Black Orchid was created by perfume creators of fragrance company Givaudan in 2006. It was announced as oriental chypre. The top notes are French jasmine, black truffle, ylang-ylang, black currant and effervescent citrus. In the floral-spicy heart, dwells the Tom Ford's black orchid, imaginary more than real, and the base combines woodsy notes (patchouli and sandalwood), dark chocolate, incense, amber, vetiver, vanilla and balsam.

"Black Orchid is opulent, classically dark; its fragrance is in line with the best creations of the best perfume houses. Luxurious and sensual fragrance with rich dark trace of black orchid and spices, modern and timeless. " It remains to be said that Black Orchid is long lasting and with wide spread aura.

"This is not about an ordinary orchid, it's about something a little more strange and rare. I wanted the blackest orchid, and those aren't easy to find." The perfume is luxurious and the product range includes Eau de Parfum in 50ml (at US$90) and 100ml (at US$135) bottles, and limited edition of 5.000 15ml bottles of Parfum at US$600. The distribution is limited.

Buy Tom Ford Black Orchid at Amazon.com Price: $45.00 - $90.00

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Jasmine Gardenia Ylang-Ylang Bergamot Amalfi Lemon Mandarin Orange Black Currant tuber

Middle Notes
Spices Fruity Notes Lotus Orchid

Base Notes
Vetiver Sandalwood Patchouli Amber Incense Vanille Mexican chocolate

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Collection Extraordinaire Precious Oud
62 no yes
Velvet Orchid
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Maremma
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Arthes Love Never Dies Gold
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Obsession Night for Men
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Black Orchid Fragrance Reviews

risacake
risacake

I don't think I'm a *vamp*/nymphette. Definitely I'm not an oriental/spicy or heavy perfume‒wearer⁓(cough)⁓and I took one sniff of this and I loved— no, I
♡L U R V E D♡ I T 〜 Normally I tend toward light perfumes (or none at all) or the very au naturel type, essential oil-based. {For instance, I love OLO fragrances, out of Portland〜the best}. However, I always have Black Orchid, and I never tire of it — and I cannot explain why exactly; it is JUST GOOD. I don't think it is comparable or similar to anything I've read here. . . (The few times in high school I smelled Angel I thought I was going to be sick, so i.m.o. probably *not* too kindred.) Maybe in uniqueness it sticks in my mind sort of like Sisley Eau de Soir does - - but Eau de Soir is very powerful in SMELL (like, you really have to +like+ that smell) whereas I feel Black Orchid has a subtlety to it—which is part of it charm. It doesn't yell. Perhaps it's that the citrus (the green of it) outweighs the sandalwood/Orient qualities—at least to my nose—and that's why it seems like a "light" perfume to me. I didn't even notice the "long sillage" until I read the comments here. To me: it's just GOOD.

Sep
16
2014
Jack_Lumber
Jack_Lumber

@SexyJasmine

Try layering Black Orchid with Tom Ford's Oud Wood body cream...they are a match made in heaven! The balsamic spices, cool woods and creamy vanillic and amber accords of Oud Wood add further dimension to the tropical fruit, chocolate and spiced wood cocktail that is Black Orchid.
Yum!:)

Sep
15
2014
SexyJasmine
SexyJasmine

Awe man, I really want to love this. It doesn't smell bad at all but it reminds me of something my husband wears and I don't want to smell like my husband. I'm not giving up on it yet. I'm going to wait until the weather is cooler (it's 90s plus everyday right now where I live). Maybe I'll try layering it with something..I don't know....update coming soon

Sep
15
2014
jenweilo
jenweilo

Black Orchid is a very closed-in smell to me, like a dark room with incense and chocolate and leather. Think dungeons, think boudoirs, think old, candle-burning theatres. I think because it makes me think of these closed spaces, its very dangerous, slightly claustrophobic, and gets my heart beating. It’s enormously domineering and sensual.

Starts off with a punch to the head with incense and something earthy/leather/latexy, and a sweetness which may be the orchid. After a few minutes it’s vanilla and chocolate, lighter than the open.

I could never wear this day to day. For me, it’s clearly a red lipstick and black velvet type scent. Makes me think of a Pratchett quote: ‘heavy artillery in the war of the sexes’. Definitely for the inner dominatrix.

Sep
14
2014
Germany
Germany

Thick , resinous , incency and earthy and sweet. Paradox and vampy and dark!

,,,,,, It still is the big bad brother of the naughty velvet orchid , but he is pretty nice looking and kinda hard to resist.

I find this fragrance spicy and dark, sweet and thick, balsamic and very earthy the cacao and dried fruit make it edible , I find it more of an orientals gourmand than anything. It's really UNISEX to me. With the emphasis on SEX lol

The more I wear this fragrance I smell dark truffle chocolate ( so chocolate with rum) and dried fruits ! This is what it smells to me all the way !

I love it!!!

Sep
12
2014
MMT
MMT

notes detected, chronologically, from EDP spray sample:
cherry liquid medicine
tuberose
kleenex
candied fruit
sweet almond
bit-o-honey / milk duds (including wax paper wrapper)

I'm giving it milk duds since there's supposedly chocolate, but it's a milk chocolate at best. For me it's like a whiff of my Halloween candy bag as a child.

Sep
12
2014
maha.alsuwaiidy
maha.alsuwaiidy

This is absolutely my babe. Tom Ford makes me doubt he's using heroine in this fancy black bottles. I fell in love with it the very first time I smelled it. I have to say it's very addictive. I used to think it's a heavy perfume, but now my nose got a bit maturer. I don't know if this makes sense, but I can smell better, and therefore I appreciate the darkness and a bit sweetness in Black Orchid. I don't care if it's summer, fall, spring or winter. I'm gonna use it all the time. Although I know for sure it's dark enough to be classified as a night-winter perfume. It's just too unique. SEXINESS OVERLOAD!!! That's it I'm sure gonna get my third bottle soon.

Sep
08
2014
RadarLuv
RadarLuv

All I get is a heavy black licorice smell right off the bat. So strong I have to recap and can't get past the opening. And I am a fan of strong perfumes. I don't think I can ever get past the cap.

That being said, I am the happy owner of Velvet Orchid and I do love it!

Sep
07
2014
Sinden
Sinden

Put simply, I bought this for my partner and on the initial spray there was one note that was quite repulsive to me(subjective of course), but after the dry down I could not stop sniffing her. Beautiful dry down, chocolaty and yummy, gorgeous fragrance. Nothing like I've smelled before!! Not for the faint hearted though, expect comments.

Sep
06
2014
soned
soned

Apparently, many men use this one. Testing some stuff at Sephora, saw it and said to myself "what the heck..let's do this!". Sprayed once on my arm and a few on a test strip.

Immediately, I recognize the scent, and I know many people may hate me but....this smells very, very similar to.......CK Obsession Night for men!!!!!. What?, Yep.

Had to come home and spray obsession night and voila, very similar indeed. Now, off course this one is better, better materials, and seems to last and project much better. But if you can, do the comparison and let me know.

Unisex?....you bet it is.

Sep
06
2014
GabriCookies
GabriCookies

I am a man and I love this scent. I think it's the most layered scent I've ever smelled, it changed completely from an almost "old lady" floral at first, to a warm, intoxicating scent just to leave a dry-out of cocoa that I could still smell 7 hours (and one shower!) after application. I think I will purchase a small bottle.
It reminds me of an old Hollywood movie, it's very black and white to me. It's slightly powdery somehow, and very intriguing.

Sep
06
2014
ThisGuyNose
ThisGuyNose

Dear Women,
Please, wear this.
sincerely,
24 yo single man

Sep
05
2014
caroldix
caroldix

I completely agree with BlackAmberMoon, her description of this perfume is perfect. To me this is a masterpiece, and it's the perfume I've been waiting for. Tremendous lasting power, montruous sillage, wonderful smell. Very feminine and sophisticated. I don't agree when people say it's a masculine scent.

Sep
04
2014
charlottesmom
charlottesmom

Black Orchid is all spices and woods on me, it's dry down is a bit of vanilla and spices. A more detailed review after a second or third try. As of now I do like it, but it is not outstanding (on me). It seems very quiet perfume to me, I was expecting a nuclear like blast of extreamly powerful perfume or of very strong parchouli, I don't detect any patchouli and the perfume strength is not very powerful, though my skin does tend to "eat" perfumes. I was expecting this to be a man magnet but both the husband and my 20 year old perfume sniffer son said it was "okay". We'll see what try number two reveals...

Sep
02
2014
one_girl_rev
one_girl_rev

This scent is rumored to have been designed with the sweet, laundered scent of male genitalia in mind. Upon reading that, I was perplexed as to how one accomplishes this but I knew exactly what scent Tom Ford was thinking of. He was successful and as odd as it is, I do not mind the taunt one bit.

Black Orchid is thick and sensuous; I feel like I am in a lush, opium den waiting for a long lost lover. He finally reached out to me after years apart. We agreed to meet. Nervous about meeting, I take deep breaths and let the fragrance envelope me. Before long, I am relaxed and willing. I am inviting of the darkness and depth. He arrives. He's tall, dark and handsome.

This perfume is intoxicating and rich, it opens the door to new ideas of what sensuality is. Black Orchid is the introduction to a new kind of scent and sex. Rougher and scarier than you are used to. Fleshy and unusual, a lot of people won't understand it or why you want it.

But you will. And that is all that matters.

Sep
01
2014
JoeOM
JoeOM

This really is something special. I can't wait to get a full bottle.

Unmistakably feminine but dark and sensual enough to be unisex, especially the dry down.

Opens for me with a stunning mix of jasmine, gardenia, cantaloupe melon and truffle.

Then comes a bit more sweet fruitiness, subtle spices, a coconut vibe and of course the orchid! As these middle notes appear the femininity fades slightly.

The dry down is that of bitter dark chocolate, patchouli and a smokey incense. The incense is actually quite strong for myself and goes back and forth with the chocolate for dominance.

There is a waxy feel to the fragrance throughout which keeps it very rich and heavy.

Longevity is great with the projection settling nicely after a good few hours.

Aug
31
2014
deda147
deda147

I don't know what happened here; it turned from an intense hate to a rather obsessive love affair for me. At first it was a horrid fume for me: a putrid and dirty floral opening, which would turn into a rather generic coconutty drydown for me. That was about 5 months ago.

A few weeks ago I decided to sample it again (it's a signature scent of a friend). This is where it hit me: it turned into a slightly spiced, chocolate, incense with a slight floral background on me. In other words love at fifth sight, since I hated BO the previous times I tested it. I'm not sure if it was reformulated, but I think I'm going to get myself a bottle soon!

Ps: Jeanne Arthes Gold actually smells like a pretty good dupe. It misses the incense and dark, spicy base though. But it still makes a good (and much cheaper!) Alternative.

Aug
31
2014
galaxy86
galaxy86

Thick and rich opening that smells like incensy leather (tuber maybe) and non tooth aching sweet base of amber, chocolate, incense, vanilla, sandalwood. Smells better when heated. Jeanne arthus LND gold smells nothing like this (some people have compared LND gold to this on its page). LND gold is good in its own way and I like that as well but these two cant be compared.

Aug
27
2014
benchaabanebechir
benchaabanebechir

i am a man and i wear Black Orchid , very classy and sexy good job TOM FORD <3 <3

Aug
27
2014
darksome
darksome

This is my second review of Black Orchid. Why? Well I just can't get it out of my head. It's such a polarizing scent! I'm still asking myself if I love it or hate it! I truly don't know.

Now I smell even more notes in it (it's cooler here now - I always tested it in warm weather). The opening is like melon with a pinch of papaya, with a truffle/potting soil base. One reviewer said it smells to her similar as Kenzo's Jungle L'Elephant I agree partly - they both smell exotic to me and they both share a similar aura - not note wise, but they give the same feeling when you wear them.

Both remind me on oriental landscapes with all the flora and fauna living there. Both exotic and in some way untouchable. Confidence and power are some words that appear before me when I smell them.

L'Elephant is warm and gives us a grade of security. It's like riding a elephant on a dry, dusty path before you enter the jungle on a very hot sunny day - the warmed up air radiates many spices and aromas, giving us an raw, almost dirty oriental feel.
Black Orchid is a little different, it's wilder, darker and more mysterious. It's still gives us a very warm impression, like L'Elephant, but it has a moisty feel. It feels to me like riding a wild, slinky black panther in a dense jungle, full of different aromas of overriped fruits, humid chocolately soil and deadly blooming flowers.

P.S. To read my first review: press ctrl+f and type in my name.

Aug
27
2014
ranchorita
ranchorita

Around the time of its debut, I fell in love with the fragrance of Black Orchid based on the peel-back sample in a magazine insert, and I was certain it had to be my next perfume. I went to a retailer and tried the fragrance on my arm, and it was not what I expected at all, and I made a different selection instead. I think my fragrance sensibility was not evolved enough to truly appreciate this perfume. Flash forward to 2014, and after a day of wearing this fragrance, I see it as very polished, sophisticated and well-blended. Though I wasn't ready for it before, I absolutely love it now. The blend is gloriously blended and bold-- you won't be hammered over the head with just one accord, but Black Orchid is an undeniable force. Sillage is impressive and longevity is staggering. I have a male friend who wears this, and it is just one more intriguing element to a very alluring personality. This should be a cure for shrinking violets-- get this fragrance and get out there and live!

Aug
26
2014
Rebemario
Rebemario

It's weird. I love it! It suits my eccentric personality to a T!! I was ready to take it back because I kept picking out the chocolate and I was so focused on it (not a fan of chocolate) but the creaminess and the fact that I can't really make out the notes is such a challenge. In all and as a whole, it really is wonderful. I don't know about sexy, we shall see when my hubby gets a whiff, I shall get back with that one. An amazing buy for me, love it!!

Update on sexiness: Sadly and curiously, my husband is now the proud owner of his first Tom Ford fragrance Black Orchid. I dont know what to make of this, sexy? Things that make you go hmmmm? I still steal a bit when hes not looking great stuff, horrible borderline porno ads :/

Aug
22
2014
gaz525
gaz525

Had to just say again you still can't beat this for being unique, longevity and strangely masculine and feminine all together. Still my signature, night time going out fragrance.

Aug
19
2014
blue_belle
blue_belle

This is a gloriously dark fragrance. The base notes are rich and spicy--I especially love the sharpness of the incense in this and how dark the chocolate is. Imagine a bar with at least 80% cacao and you have Black Orchid's chocolate. The truffle note is earthy and different, making the whole thing not so much "dirty" as "quirky"; whenever I have it on it makes me double-take and ask myself what it is I'm smelling. The flowers are light, creamy, and keep the whole composition from being too dark or overpowering. I absolutely adore the orchid in this; it's not quite the star, but all the other elements work with it to create something really unique. Sometimes this perfume feels like too much, either for the occasion or my personality, but Black Orchid always draws me back in.

Aug
16
2014
ClairaNox
ClairaNox

Sex in a bottle! Red corset and black, leather pencil skirt not included!

TF's Black Orchid is perhaps one of the most unique scents I've ever known...this is part of why I love it so much. However, I can see why for some people it's an acquired taste. It's also not a scent that many women younger than their mid-20s (at least) could pull off.

At first, it's warm and inviting, then quickly transforms into a fierce lioness. There is no grey area of a soft, cuddly kitten and BO is definitely not for the shy, quiet girl. It basically screams, "Worship me from a distance, but only get close if you're brave!"

It's quite feminine, albeit in a very bold, roaring way. Yet, it's unisex enough for a man. Unfortunately, Secret deodorant got to the slogan before Tom Ford did, but the same is very much true for Black Orchid.

This fearless aroma of joy has made quite a few men rubberneck while I've been lucky enough to adorn it. But beware, wearing BO around your honey is likely to lead to some INTENSE, romantic fun.

It's feisty and spicy, and is best worn by a strong, intelligent woman with a mischievous streak.

Aug
16
2014
guest_
guest_

Sex in a bottle! Red corset and black, leather pencil skirt not included!

TF's Black Orchid is perhaps one of the most unique scents I've ever known...this is part of why I love it so much. However, I can see why for some people it's an acquired taste. It's also not a scent that many women younger than their mid-20s (at least) could pull off.

At first, it's warm and inviting, then quickly transforms into a fierce lioness. There is no grey area of a soft, cuddly kitten and BO is definitely not for the shy, quiet girl. It basically screams, "Worship me from a distance, but only get close if you're brave!"

It's quite feminine, albeit in a very bold, roaring way. Yet, it's unisex enough for a man. Unfortunately, Secret deodorant got to the slogan before Tom Ford did, but the same is very much true for Black Orchid.

This fearless aroma of joy has made quite a few men rubberneck while I've been lucky enough to adorn it. But beware, wearing BO around your honey is likely to lead to some INTENSE, romantic fun.

It's feisty and spicy, and is best worn by a strong, intelligent woman with a mischievous streak.

Aug
16
2014
flowers-in-the-springtime
flowers-in-the-springtime

A lot has been said and written about this perfume and there is little to add except that i have tried to avoid TF frags in the past as I'm not keen on Mr F himself. However, I was able to test and sample this fragrance recently and I am rather overwhelmed at how beautiful it is.
Rich, dark, opulent, gothic, mysterious, oriental, sweet, woody, gourmand, sexy, sultry, sumptuous, delicious!! This perfume is all these things. Truly truly beautiful, well worth every penny.
Longevity is astounding and the quality of this scent is top notch!

Aug
16
2014
Poboijosh
Poboijosh

I wrote a review a while back that really wasn't so nice about Black Orchid, but after months of wearing this juice, that so-so has turned into love which is in that far drydown of Sandalwood, Incense, Patchouli and Chocolate about 6 hours in, and upon even furthermore of tinkering around with layering through trial and error, Black Orchid layers great with Black Violet, and fabulously with it's new Sister Velvet Orchid, which I have a sneaking suspicion that Tom Ford was intending the wearer(s) to do, because now you're throwing some Myrrh, Vanilla and Suede into the drydown, and it's quite the intoxicating combination, so Black Orchid on it's own is really nice, Velvet Orchid is good, but these 2 juices layered is amazing... try it, you'll love it!

Aug
15
2014
ScarlettX
ScarlettX

A strong sweet and mysterious scent. Smells luxurious.
I know it's all about orchid and other sweet notes, but I was kind of surprised how sweet it was at first sniff.
Very good composition of sweet and floral notes.
Strong, sexy and intriguing!

Aug
14
2014
franciemr
franciemr

I don't know much about top, middle, or bottom notes BUT I do know I used a tester today and 80% of men, even strangers, said something positive about my scent - the other 20% said nothing. So...with this type of response, especially from my sweetheart - I mean he loved it - well, I'm going back and purchasing!!!!!!!

Aug
13
2014
hippiechick13
hippiechick13

This is the sexy, mysterious tomboy of the perfume world.

A dynamic woman with nothing to prove. Self assured, classy, and dangerous (but not reckless!) she likes fast cars and chasing whiskey.

It's also perfectly suitable for a cosmopolitan, chic sort. No doubt.

As a review of the scent itself on *me* -

Chocolate, of course. Dark chocolate. Sandalwood, and a caramel-tinged amber note. There's a light coffee note. Something else, I can't put my finger on. I am leaning towards coconut, perhaps? Amazing.

This is incredibly beautiful and dark and strikes me as a bit of a neo-gothic fragrance. Very well done, and confidently unconventional.

Aug
10
2014
perfectionist
perfectionist

This is a phenomenal fragrance. This is my second favorite patchouli base fragrance trailing only Kerosene Fields of Rubus. Now to the black orchid on my skin the first half hour I smell coconut, watermelon, chocolate, and patchouli. Watermelon and coconut is so realistic. After that half hour chocolate and patchouli become the main stars and watermelon and coconut become weaker. Very intoxicating and rich. Must have for fragrance lovers. 10/10.

Aug
05
2014
Deonte526
Deonte526

At first when I sniffed the sample I didn't like it, but my nose wasn't as advance as it is now. Five months later I randomly sprayed the sample on me and I instantly fell in love and kept thinking what was my nose smelling the last time b/c this is amazing!!! I'm slowly becoming a fan of Tom Fords fragrances!

Aug
05
2014
Emz.NZ
Emz.NZ

I am intrigued with Tom Fords Black Orchid...a very mystical scent that has me captured. I love the deep richness of chocolate and incense, yet there is more to this scent. An underlying secrete that keeps me captivated and keeps me going back for more...
Tom Fords Black Orchid needs to be worn ever so delicately to be truly appreciated. A very powerful scent that could easily wear its wearer.
A truly alluring fragrance.

Aug
04
2014
guest_
guest_

I am intrigued with Tom Fords Black Orchid... a very mystical scent that has me captured. I love the deep richness of chocolate and incense, yet there is more to this scent. An underlying secrete that keeps me captivated and keeps me going back for more...
Tom Fords black orchid needs to be worn ever so delicately to be truly appreciated. A very powerful scent that could easily wear its wearer.
A truly alluring fragrance.

Aug
04
2014
glambert
glambert

This would make an intriguing winter scent. The orchid, spices, and ylang-ylang notes are the ones that stand out to me the most when I spray it on. This is a very dark and exotic fragrance that smells like a spicy tea and orchids but in a good way. It has a long lasting longevity and a moderate sillage I'm not sure if I will buy a full size bottle because it is so expensive and I'm quite not sure if this is a "me" scent. However, it is blended together very well and I can definitely see why it has such a huge following.

Aug
02
2014
Beepert
Beepert

An extraordinary fragrance that I have to be in a particular mood to wear. Alluringly dark and spicy, but there's a strange flowers-rotting-in-water note to it that can bring my mood down if I'm not careful. I don't feel sexy when I wear this, I feel meditative, introverted.
It's dark, but not the fruity, vampy-gothic darkness of Dior's Poison - a haunting bleakness. 'Black orchid' is the perfect name for it.
An intriguing, potent scent.

Jul
30
2014
auroramaria
auroramaria

What can I say about BO that has not been already said?
This is a sexy opulent warm decadent and extraordinary fragrance.
When I first tested it I found it too harsh but when I waited for extreme dry down I experienced the most fascinating and intriguin smell very much appreciated by those around me.
I wear it to go out at night and strictly in cool weather,Black Orchid is excellent on ladies but is also great on male skin

Jul
26
2014
ClaudiaA1
ClaudiaA1

My skin highlights the woody notes right away. And I also get something bitter and heady for the first few hours of wear. After 12 hours, I finally get vanilla and incense. I wanted to like this fragrance, but it's way too masculine on me.

Jul
25
2014
maverickstyle
maverickstyle

Bought this blind after reading about it and am absolutely delighted I did. Extraordinary fragrance. The moment this first touches your skin...wow!

Jul
25
2014
xforce
xforce

Wow! beautiful & powerful stuff.

Jul
24
2014
virga
virga

Big, dark, strong, beautiful, dirty indeed, but in a very subtle way – I love it, although the drydown is not as impressive as deep and earthy beginning. Smells great both on man and women.

Jul
23
2014
Dinkum
Dinkum

Really love the opening of this scent. Male crotch? Ridiculous. Ah well, curiosity can be a selling point. Shouldn´t have to be, this perfume is good enough by itself.

The minutes are especially lovely, the first 1-2 hours after are very nice indeed. Husband and both sons liked it to (didn´t tell them about that male crotch saga. Would have spoiled it for them).

Drydown, IMO, is a bit of a let down, though. Doesn´t live up to the rest. Really delicious, but still not THAT special.

But those few minutes in the beginning....

Jul
12
2014
ularewolf
ularewolf

I would like to make a side-note to anyone who thinks it's too feminine for a guy to pull it off...

I've worn this quite a bit at work since I acquired a bottle, and have gotten compliments from women saying that it smells great on me. So I guess they didn't think it was too feminine. :)

Jul
11
2014
Lana148
Lana148

Modern-minimalist.

I like the opening - it's soft, smooth and creamy mix of chocolate, woods, slight floral, vanilla, amber and then it quickly settles to... patchouli.

It's really a plain patchouli fragrance. Boring! Next

Jul
11
2014
Anouk_0501
Anouk_0501

Exactlty my thought, Morticia Adams kind of perfume!

Weird, morbid, dark, sexy and...did I say DARK? I have a strange relationship with this perfume, sometimes I tend to say I like it, it's hot and totally mean & seductive and I could pull this off, sometimes it is a definite NO because of its gloomy and totally depression-like smell :D

Still cannot decide...

Jul
10
2014
wistfulmaiden
wistfulmaiden

Weird yet appealing in a slightly morbid way. Think Morticia Addams .

Jul
09
2014
mabelcruet
mabelcruet

Very difficult to know where to start with this one. The traditional top, middle and base note parade just didn't happen. Instead, there was an overwhelming top heaviness to it-all the notes are upfront and jostling for attention, all shouting loudly and clashing together. There's dark chocolate, a very distinct sweetness, accompanied by a sickly sweet half-rotten note of decay like mouldy fruit. There is no clear fresh fruity note, its musty and earthy, and smells tropical, like turning over rotten logs in the rain forest. The spices are lost in the sweetness, and there is a great striking note of tuberose and white floral just blaring out as well which resulted in a headache for me, and a dry heave from my other half.

Its completely melodramatic-like a bad actress in an amateur dramatic company's version of a musical, hitting bum note after bum note. Everything is too much, too loud and over the top. It's intense, pungent, cloying, overbearing and carnal. I hated it-I resisted the temptation to scrub and after 8 hours it had calmed down to a manageable faint vanilla and amber trace. I think this must be a love it or hate it fragrance. Its long lasting and the sillage is enormous. You'd probably get sent home (or sacked!) if you wore this in the office because its seriously offensive. This is a date night fragrance, but I think you'd check with your partner first to see if they could cope with it. And don't go for dinner wearing it, you maybe won't taste the food over the top of this.

Jul
04
2014
ularewolf
ularewolf

What an amazing fragrance. This surpasses gender and season in my opinion.

The chocolate is not a sweet chocolate by any means, it's a dark, unsweetened chocolate mixed with an earthy patchouli. At the drydown, the vanilla shows its presence but it still doesn't overpower the other dominant notes here.

I am inexperienced with Gardenia but seeing as how it's a heavy listed note, I am to assume a lot of the floral structure comes from this. Therefore this is the first white floral note I've really enjoyed.

Give it a try if you like complex scents because this does change throughout its life. Also, I do notice similarities with this and Valentino's Uomo (the new fragrance), and I think a lot of that is attributed to the chocolate-aspect, except that fragrance is linear and this is far from linear.

This is one of my new favorites.

Jul
01
2014
Mooniq
Mooniq

Lovely! Dark, mature, womanish, sexy. I love the Chocolate, Patchouli, insece mix. Perfect for colder weather.

Underbar! Mörk, vuxen, kvinnlig, sexig. Jag älskar mixen av Choklad, Patchouli och rökelse. Perfekt doft för lite kyligare höstdagar.

Jul
01
2014
NoirEternal
NoirEternal

YOU MAKE IT LOOK GOOD

Black Orchid, is the thing your mom told you to stay away from... Dark, Sexy, & knows how to play with your senses til there's nothing left

The chocolate / florals add a sweetness... The patchouli, lotus wood / woody notes & spices / incense / Amber adds a smokey, woody, amber thickness that makes me think of old school colognes from back in the day

Jun
27
2014
Felipe Ramone
Felipe Ramone

Excelent "sweet floral" fragrance. I'm a male and wore it to weddings. Great and potent stuff (edp version), but the drydown relaxes a little the strength of the scent and it becomes a little sweeter. Try before you buy, because some may not like its power.

Jun
27
2014
szilvihorv
szilvihorv

Welcome home! Finally I know where that heavenly scent comes from! Sometimes people pass by you on the street/in a hotel/boutique/restaurant/etc and you wonder what the heck this heavenly smell is. And you want it, want it bad. Then one day you decide to stop by the Tom Ford counter in the department store and it hits you. Black Orchid. Never would have thought. Welcome home.

Gorgeous scent. Strong but gorgeous. You know what, if Destiny was a person, it would wear Black Orchid. It's wonderful, wonderful chocolate and spices mixed with patchouli and incense. And sweet flowers, mostly jasmine on me and I'd like to think it smells kind of like orchid as well but in all honesty my pot of orchid has no scent so I cannot tell what it should be like. But who even cares when this blend of amazing fragrance is under my nose! Mmmm.

Jun
24
2014
NoirEternal
NoirEternal

When a fragrance can over power the smell of someone taking a dookie it's strong lol... But lovely fragrance none the less

Jun
23
2014
johanna.lindholm
johanna.lindholm

Gosh, so disappointed. Thought it was going to smell more spicy and warm, but on me it only smelled like marine, aquatic, strong as hell shit with some weird smelling orchid. It is totally overrated and I don't understand the hype. It's super strong, and it smelled super nasty on me. I just feel nauseated whenever I smell it. Too bad I have a 100 ml bottle of it. Crap.

Jun
21
2014
shasta
shasta

Over-rated, over-hyped, over-priced, fruitchouli. Yes, I said it. Masculine, yet I wouldn't even want my man to wear this. Not saying that I hate it, it's just not that great. I have had a small bottle for 6 months and have yet to wear it other than when I tried it out.

Jun
18
2014
IndigoEye
IndigoEye

I remember trying this before and really liking the dark chocolatey aroma that stayed on my clothes for days. Fast forward several months and I was about to go for a full bottle, but the wise members of fragrantica encouraged me to have another test, so I ordered a sample and it has not been as I remembered...
I mostly get fruit - a fruit salad with ripe melon and day-old banana in sugar syrup - with lots of patchouli. I do later get incense, sandalwood and vanilla, but so many of the other notes I couldn't detect over the very strong fruit and patchouli. I didn't dislike it, exactly, but my husband did, and so did my son, and my friends... So I am so glad I didn't buy a full bottle for something that is only so-so for me and a positive turn-off for anyone who has been brave enough to voice an opinion.
I wore it for a couple of days to give it a fair ride, but it was about as far from a sexy perfume as you can get. Sad! It is long-lasting, and has big sillage, but somehow seemed a little (whisper) cheap in how the alcohol was used, and I kept tasting the perfume in my mouth, which put me off.
I know it has its fans, so I can only assume that it behaves differently on other people.
My advice: test and test again to make sure this works for you.
Good for: skin that amplifies the chocolate.

Jun
17
2014
Phantosmia Bella
Phantosmia Bella

The notes sounded heavenly, so I was more than tempted to try this.
Bottled - the smell is extremely good.
On my skin, however, this is a super heavy, extra artificial scent.
It smells of sweet plastic, some strange chocolaty note laced with patchouli and a lot of orchid, and the combination is, well, not very pleasent for me.

The dry down is a bit calmer, but not much better. It becomes more sweet, but still, the artificial note rules over it.

Perhaps this is a problem of personal chemistry, but sadly, Tom Ford and I won't become BFFs...

I must say though that I feel I should give it another try, and hopefully it will change my views.

Jun
17
2014
gravityoflove
gravityoflove

This is the most sensual perfume I have ever smelled. All of the notes come together beautifully into pure, sophisticated alchemical magic. It is truly unisex, and it smells different on each person. This perfume fascinates me forever and ever.

Jun
16
2014
elaheahsan
elaheahsan

In my country mostly men use it!I haven't smelt it yet but I'm afraid if It's not feminine.

Jun
14
2014
pelinkovac
pelinkovac

I am a men, and for me it is the best designer fragrance for woman now, and generally the best scent from Tom Ford brand (10++/10): an only small disadvantage is that is a little bit too strong, too intensitive for such nobile, classy and sophisticated scent (For Sophisticated Ladies, Duke!)

Jun
11
2014
LisaMari
LisaMari

my first impression was "ugh, it stinks.." I find it quite offensive and repellent. It is definitely warm spicy - which I hate anyway - it reminds me of Opium or Samsara... I guess those that love it think its sexy? Its def not a daytime scent or one for the office

Jun
06
2014
lepalm
lepalm

Hypnotic. Intoxicating. Dark. Sweet. Overwhelming. Addictive. I have tried some of the private blends but I always find myself coming back to Black Orchid, my absolute favorite TF fragrance. It almost induces a trance like dream state of mind that I want to live in permanently.

Jun
01
2014
semeni meyo
semeni meyo

This fragrace is beyond my imagination. It makes me feel elegant

May
26
2014
Liyatle
Liyatle

Very special, sophisticated warm scent, but not good on me :(

May
22
2014
Sharkington
Sharkington

Tom Ford's Black Orchid truly does leave a strong impression. I decided to have a go at this fragrance after wanting something a little different than what I typically wear and was really surprised by how much I liked this scent once it was applied to my skin. Everyone who says this is a unisex scent is absolutely right. It could very well pass for a men's cologne, as well. It is masculine and feminine at the same time. Elegant, sultry, and confident. There is something very comforting about this scent - like it just envelopes me in this warm spiciness. People say you need to be confident when wearing "powerhouse" scents, but I feel like Black Orchid does a good job, itself, of providing the confidence.

May
20
2014
taylors91
taylors91

My feelings towards this scent are divided. This scent is almost split personality to me. On thereason, and it is incredibly masculine and musky, but also there is something I detect that is feminine.The masculine side presents itself in a deep dark,mysterious and I want to say vampish for some reason (don't ask why, it just does). It is a smokey scent, but that could the incense note. The feminine notes are ever so slightly sweet floral. Definitely can smell something like tuberose or jasmine. There's something I hate and love about it. I can see why it is branded a unisex scent, sillage is huge on this.

Unsure if I will purchase a bottle in the future, based on how I feel about it currently. I have a genuine love-hate relationship with this scent at the moment, however will continue to test this out on skin to see if my feelings change for the better.

May
17
2014
1welshdevil
1welshdevil

First of all this is a definitely a unisex fragrance. My description of it would be, imagine you are in a hypnotic state and walking through a field full of orchids on a starry night. I smell this on my skin, close my eyes and feel like i'm living a rich life. It is extremely oppulent. I don't find much of a difference from the opening to the drydown, it tends to stay full of life for many hours. Warm, creamy, smells exactly what I want a black orchid to smell like. The bottle is pretty glorious. I don't find it a very feminine scent I must admit. I WANT IT, badly!!!!

May
10
2014
Bloodlust
Bloodlust

Tom Ford can ONLY create mindblowing, "Hey, I can smell you from here" scents.

Black Orchid is pungent, that's the word I would use to describe it. "Medicinal, herbal, gothic" also come to mind. Also, "Smokey and spicy, but still a little bit sweet and fresh". Picture the scene in Anchorman, with the perfume "Sex Panther" - that is Black Orchid!! I immediately picture the scene in Bram Stoker's Dracula (novel), where they stalk down Count Dracula's coffin in the old church to stake him (mmm, how appealing, right? YES!) . I would say if you are a fan of powerhouse fragrances - you may love this. I SO DEARLY love this scent. It's sexy, it's a little bit mysterious, it's somethin' else.

As a side note, I think this fragrance has to go along well with your body chemistry to avoid much clashing & unpleasant vibes.

After owning this for a little while now, I DO have to say that the scent took some warming up to. My initial reaction was repulsed, even after the dry-down. But as I went through sampling different perfumes, I kept coming back to Black Orchid, trying it over and over again, and one day it clicked. I felt how luxurious and rich it was, and I had a feeling it would be a staple in my collection ever since.

All in all though, it's now in my top 5. My boyfriend also loves cuddling up to me when I'm wearing this perfume, as it "reminds him of his childhood, walking through the medieval scent section in Yankee Candle".


You will probably love or hate this fragrance immediately, it is not for everyone! I, personally, feel a freaking emotional connection to this scent. I would [figuratively] probably cry after making love to TF's Black Orchid.

May
07
2014
Alley - D
Alley - D

There will be no wall flower action for you - Tom Ford Black Orchid will put you right in the lime light. Don't expect to feel all 'girly girly' in this fragrance. It's a big bold fragrance and very Unisex. However.......

as Unisex as it is: as a woman, I feel elegant, empowered and I march to the beat of my own drum.

The dry down is very quick on my skin and I tend to go straight into notes of dark chocolate, incense, patchouli, sandalwood. It's very waxy - but don't worry this is the best part. Oh did I mention it's smell lasts and lasts.

Put it in your goodie bag - it's a keeper.

May
06
2014
riffjim4069
riffjim4069

My wife loves this fragrance...on me! She says she loves the scent but that's it's too strong and too masculine on her skin. I too love this scent--dark and mysterious---but I was a little concerned that it was too loud and too feminine. Well, it's not...with a couple of caveats that have already been directly or indirectly mentioned.

First, this is a skin scent. Yep, this juice is so strong that it practically projects through a closed flacon and directly into the pores of your skin. So go easy (very easy) on the trigger; one good blast should suffice. Of course, it's also a skin scent because the missus can't help but bury her face into my black orchid scented flesh because it smells so damn appealing to her. I have absolutely no problem with this! (Lol). Finally, apply this to your skin at least 30-minute before heading-out for the evening in order to avoid stinking anyone out. This fragrance can be a beast during the opening and if over-applied.

May
04
2014
heidisimpson
heidisimpson

very sophisticated, rich, fashionable, luxurious smell! the patchouli and incense smells are so strong. it is mature but not old-ladyish. you must be cool and mysterious to pull this off. i think it isn't suitable for daily basic. i can imagine a cool man/ woman wearing all black, expensive designer clothes, carrying a luxurious leather bag. if you are this kind of man/ woman, this is definitely for you! also, it blends very well with the leather bag's smell! ppl may not be dare to approach you if you are wearing it, not that you smell bad, but you are not the girl/boy next door nor the nice boss, if you get what i mean.

Apr
30
2014
boutonstendres
boutonstendres

I don't get sexiness from Black Orchid. However, this is one of the most "expensive" smelling scents out there. Givaudan made this for Tom Ford as the perfect character study. It smells impeccable, rich, important and like Fashion Week Itself. Some people want to smell like that.

Interesting composition with many ingredients. It even has my least favourite, patchouli. I don't get too much of it here, though, which is key.

Apr
28
2014
Sheks
Sheks

very nice fragrance that can be worn by both men and women. Smells a lot like La Yuqawam by Rasasi, an arabian perfume house. Don't know which was introduced first but the similarity is just too close. Very fine though.

Apr
24
2014
AmoreProfumi
AmoreProfumi

WANT WANT && WANT!! && it's getting hotter here too && I don't even care, I went through my whole sample, have 10 more on the way, I need to just buy a bottle though, I used this as my going out scent, received so many compliments, I felt sexy, I felt mysterious, I felt yass! A Seducer to the senses, the end darling! ;D xox

Apr
22
2014
fragranstein
fragranstein

Bana göre Black Orchid, en mutsuz ve kasvetli günlerinizi bir anda şölene dönüştürmeyi başarabilen ender parfümlerden biridir. Piyasaya bayan ürünü olarak çıkmasına rağmen özellikle Türkiye'de de daha çok beylerin kullandığını öğrenmiştim. 2 yıldır kullanıyorum, kalıcılık ve farkedilirlik konusunda gerçekten çok çok başarılı. Notalar zaten yazdığı için anlatmaya gerek yok ama benim gibi vanilya seven bir insansanız, parfümün 2 saat sonra bırakmaya başladığı vanilya kokusunu çok seveceksiniz. Buna bir alternatif önermek istemiyorum çünkü Black Orchid kendine has özgün bir koku. Deneyimlemenizi tavsiye ederim. Etrafınızdaki herkes bu kokuyu sevecektir.

Apr
18
2014
thelogicalsong
thelogicalsong

İmagine a fragrance that people can not decide it is neither for women nor for men yet!That's it!Phenomenon.

Apr
17
2014
Circuit FAiry
Circuit FAiry

I must admit a few months back I went to Sephora to sample TF Black Orchid for the first time. One small spray and it was like a bomb went off, I developed an immense headache from that small spray. The scent wasn't unappealing but rather interesting though it was making sick. I had read this scent is strong but I wasn’t ready for how strong it really was. After getting home several hours later I could not stop smelling my wrist. I kept going back though my headache persisted.

Weeks went by and I couldn't stop thinking about this scent, so I decided to order a few samples. I sprayed small doses of the scent and braced myself, the scent was familiar but seemed like the florals were more present this time than I recalled and I did not get a headache at all.

I used up the samples and decided to go back to Sephora and test their sample in case the ones I received in the mail weren't the real deal. I sprayed a generous portion walked around the store for a while. The mailed samples matched the one at the store and I did not develop a headache at all which made me so HAPPY and I immediately made my purchase.

I am so crazy in love with TF Black Orchid. This scent is different, special, something of rarity in that it caused me to feel sick but developed into something fabulous that stole my heart. I love wearing it; it makes me feel...powerful, defiant, mysterious, provocative, and sensual. I am glad this scent was able to work with my body chemistry because this fragrance is so delish yum!

Apr
13
2014
dolcethadon
dolcethadon

I just had to write this .. Black Orchid is a womens fragrance! Black Orchid is a feminine fragrance.. This is not a "masculine" fragrance whatsoever.. I do not understand where people are getting this idea that Black Orchid is masculine.. It is not! Polo is masculine, Versace Lhomme is masculine, D&G Pour Homme is masculine.. Yes alot of modern men's'fragrances are not as macho as the ones I just listed, they seem a bit castrated but they are still considered masculine.. Is this the reason why men are calling a feminine fragrance like this masculine? I can only imagine if this came out in the 80s if men would be wearing it and calling it masculine.. However I do wear this fragrance and pull it off well, I love it.. It may not be super girly and super feminine floral but it still is feminine and I admit that.. I am not going to lie and say it is masculine and should have been marketed toward men just to justify my use of it.. No, it is a feminine fragrance, I wear it and I dont care.. But it is not masculine!

Apr
13
2014
darksome
darksome

I'm thinking about what to write, that you can imagine why I was so disappointed with this scent. Let's say that I had a wrong picture about it.

The name and the bottle, both suggest a very dark fragrance. The voting pyramid and reviews give a feel, of a super gloomy, mysterious and sexy fragrance.

This has a truly unique and interesting opening. It's like potting soil spilled with booze that slowly turns to a still boozy berry syrup.
I can also agree that this is indeed a little mysterious, sexy and sophisticated after the opening, especially because of the patchouli and truffle notes that I get. What bothers me?

a.) The unsuitable happy fruit wafts that I get from this scent. I find patchouli to be a very complex note that smells excellent to me, mixed with vanilla, amber and so on, but with fruits - it's a no go. I experienced the same problem with Gucci Guilty Black Pour Femme.
b.) I was expecting a more prominent smell of the chocolate note.

The worst thing about Black Orchid? The inaccurate pyramid of notes - why is chocolate on the first place, and why are there almost no votes for the fruity notes and black currant?

To me Black Orchid consists of:
- 60% forest fruits (black and red currant, blackberry, raspberry)
- 20% patchouli
- 15% truffles and incense
- 5% gardenia

Edit:
I now understand why so much hype about this fragrance. After 3 hours it gets really pleasant. Maybe it would be even better when sprayed on with a light hand. I have only a dab on sample so I can't say for sure - maybe thats the reason that I didnt find it pleasant when I tried it first.
What I can say is that on the drydown I can finally smell chocolate! And the patchouli + truffles still make the scent smell like potting soil (I presonally really like that). Plus the sillage and longevity are excellent. My boyfriend asked me what's this pleasant smell that I'm wearing and that he wants it (which is a good sign,- he normally never comments my scents).

Anyway, after about 3 hours Black Orchid smelled to me like:
- 20% dark cacao powder
- 25% patchouli
- 25% truffles and incense
- 25% forest fruits
- 5% gardenia

Apr
11
2014
projectalice345
projectalice345

My friend from high school who knows me really well just told me she bought this for me, its on its way in the mail. After reading the reviews I am so excited to try it. It does seem from the scents noted it might work, i have such a hard time finding smells that work, maybe its time to try one that chooses me. I will update.


WOW. Its like a powerful dark cloud of sex and opium just rumbled across my mind like a thunder storm. i LOVE it. Its me in a bottle. If its true the smell chooses you, not the other way around then, then this one is seducing me. And it takes no prisoners. I do NOT smell any chocolate on me however. How weird how everyone is different. Maybe it takes some time, I hope it mellows into something a little more relaxed.I will update. Hello poisonous elixir. I feel like I just got a shot of opioids. It smells like a mans cologne right now, I hope it softens. Pretty impressive. Does anyone else smell mint? its REALLY strong though. I will need to use allot less next time, its kind of out of control right now.

Just an update a couple of days later, there is a masculine edge to the scent that I dont really like, it emerges right away and never really leaves. The vanilla that come up in the dry down is amazing though, very soft and creamy. I guess Im on the fence, its really well made and I will use it once in a while. It sort of reminds me of sexual heartache if that makes sense, might need to use with caution.

One powerful potion.

At first like many other I was repulsed, What a strange phenomena, it was almost too strong,too much, then over time I started to adore it and now its my favorite. Im reading that many other people on here had the same experience, wonder what that is. A smell that slaps you around.

Apr
04
2014
ageletou
ageletou

Today, as days become warmer and brighter in GREECE I decided to clean up my perfume drawer and switch my winter perfumes to my summer ones. Unfortunately, I realised that my black bottle of Black Orchid was empty and I had to throw it away. Most of us I believe we tend to change our perfumes according to the Seasons but as I have written in previous reviews I am fond of the floral/fruity perfumes. Black orchid was one of the exceptions...I smelled it, for First time maybe 7,8 years ago, in the Greek International Airport and I just simply I fell in love with. I had never smelled such a fragrance before....It was very feminine, flirtatious, and intoxicating. I did not hesitate at all, I immediately bought it.
Every time I was wearing it, I got many compliments and I was feeling very feminine and sexy....One day, I decided to check here on Fragrantica, the Pyramid notes of the fragrance and I could not believe in my eyes....it contained 4 notes that under other circumstances, would make me run away...I just simply cannot stand them (spices, patchouli, incense, and chocolate). So I truly believe that Good Chemistry/blending plays a vital/key role in Perfumery....All these incompatible notes for my mind and nose (please do not misunderstand me, I believe that "a perfume" is a very subjective matter...) were so nicely and successfully blended together with the rest of notes, giving in the end a wonderful result....The longevity/duration of the fragrance was excellent, making it for me one of the longest lasting I ever had...... For now, I am looking forward for the NEW launch of Orchid, the Velvet orchid, which seems/sounds very promising....I would happily repurchase it, next winter again....Well done, Tom Ford....!!!

Mar
30
2014
Helloxexkitty
Helloxexkitty

When I sprayed this on my hoodie's sleeve in Sephora the first thing I said was "Wow! This is so interesting!" Hahaha. I was very surprised. Especially because I knew the notes of this perfume, yet didn't really smell them on me. I smelt a combination of what seemed like cinnamon and clove/christmas tree (am I the only one?) on top of a milky, patchouli base. No chocolate whatsoever. My grandma is in her early 60s now and has been wearing Chanel No.5 since she was 20, and she absolutley hated Black Orchid haha. I asked her, "doesn't this smell like Christmas Tree Shops?" and she said "Yeah! But worse!" Haha. I admit, it is a very strange scent, and doesn't follow the norm when it comes to "feminine" scents, but I would not mind smelling like this all day. I don't have money for a bottle of this, but if anyone is interested in buying perfume dupes, the website Saveonscents.com is amazing, and their dupe for Hypnotic Poison is dead on! I hope to be ordering their EDP of Black Orchid soon!

Mar
29
2014
Ayl
Ayl

خوشبو ، سنگین و بسیار شیرین . ماندگاریش حتی در انواع غیراصل اونقدره که اگه روی پوست هم زده بشه به این زودی ها بوی اون نخواهد رفت . بوی آشنا و در عین حال غریب و ناشناخته ای داره . در ابتدا ساده به نظر میرسه ولی بعد از گذشت چند دقیقه پیچیدگیش نمایان میشه . یک رایحه ی شلوغ و نا آرام که بین یک عالمه شیرینی تلخی ملایمی هم در میان نتهاش هست . گرمه اما هر از گاهی خنکی هم حس میشه . از هر لحاظ مرغوبه اما خب فقط برای فصل سرد مناسبه . لازمه که تو قفسه ی عطرای آدم باشه . ء

Mar
29
2014
pvfp
pvfp

Whoa. One small spritz applied to my wrist an hour ago and I am feeling quite dizzy. For reference, I enjoy and wear enveloping, bombastic Orientals frequently, in all seasons, but this is something more akin to an assault. Though we are having miserable rainy, cold weather here today, I have opened a window.

Patchouli, patchouli, an appearance of dark chocolate, (did I mention PATCHOULI?) and something so sweet it's making my nose twitch are all I'm getting. I am hoping for even a hint of incense, or my beloved jasmine and sandalwood, but right now I feel only as if I'm being bludgeoned by a wealthy hippie. Honestly don't know if I'll be able to resist scrubbing this off before I can see if/how things develop.

On the up side, Black Orchid may serve as an excellent diet aid as I was ravenous earlier but the smell of this has put me right off the notion of lunch.

The best thing I can say about this is it will get you noticed.

Mar
29
2014
Norgirl
Norgirl

What a bomb :)
Initialy spraying this on its kind of offputting , there is so much going on , The Gardenia stands out very much on my skin, kind of waxy with incence and patchouli making it dark and exotic, The tuber also dominent and mixed with the patchouli makes me think of weath soil and Witches in the forest wearing Gardenia perfumes dancing with incense smoke in the air and fruits warmed by the sun .
Im not shure if i am totaly into the start of the perfume , it is somehow to much. But the drydown . ohh my G.. The most jummy Chocolate i have ever smelled . and it stays and lingers all day long.
I think i realy nead to be in the mood to wear this , Also i think i nead to test it out to see if i can wear this around people , not shure if its a crowd pleaser

I must say i enjoy the White Patchouli more then i like this . easyer to wear , but not as enchanting and exotic as this one for shure
I think i nead to figuere this one out and see if its right for me . Testing on hand its easy and jummy , But full wear .. hm. not shure

Mar
26
2014
boutlagh
boutlagh

I guess l've already said that this perfume smelled like Arpege to me the first time. Today l'm wearing it again, but strangely l'm getting a totally new different smell out of it; it's so woody, a lot of incense, tons of truffles.This is beginning to turn out very masculine on me!Yet this is not what I hate most, I'm getting something like watermelon, something not nice at all.
hope this is hapening just today and won't happen the next time, because what I'm smelling today has nothing to do woth what I've met the first time, wish the next black orchid I'll meet will be just as classy as the black orchid I met the first time .

Mar
24
2014
Melyche
Melyche

I would always be skeptical about Black Orchid and and think, it was heavy, woody and had masculine features. I had almost no positive thoughts. In fact, even the moment I first tried I hated it so bad that I reacted with such a face. After a while, I smelled my hand somehow-because I sprayed it on outside of my hand,and the whole world just stopped as well as my mind. I was totally blown away and fascinated. I sniffed a few times just to be sure. That's was it, Black Orchid smelling gorgeously. That's how I decided to have it.
I can literally tell I've never smelled something so beautiful and amazing before. 100% long-lasting. Spritz once-or a few times, and let it shine the whole time. Lasts 10-12 hours. Yet, I remember washing my hands and it was still there when I first tried it.
Mysterious, gorgeous, elegant, powerful, brave,confident and sexy. It makes me feel like I rule my own kingdom. Whoever uses it I bet she'll be desired by many.
I'm so happy to have it. Reflects my character.

Mar
22
2014
Vlad Andrei
Vlad Andrei

Can a man wear this? :)

Mar
20
2014
champykilo
champykilo

Man this thing reminds me of this snack that girls eat. Its a small and round Dark Chocolate filled with flavors such as cranberry and acai. You know what I'm talking bout girls??? It smells just like that. Just delicious and this is really for men. Lol

Mar
17
2014
ElectricEden
ElectricEden

By far one of my new favorites. Right up there with Dior's Addict and YSL's Parisienne on my list. Powerful, smooth, lush & sexy without trying too hard. You just need a dab.

Mar
13
2014
AND-MAT
AND-MAT

Welcome to the fabled, legendary status acclaimed fragrance in less than a decade... And I must say... It rightfully deserve it!

STRONG... Very strong! In the beginning it's nauseating... But wait and it all changes... The drydown is marvelous. I smell Chocolate, vanilla, insence, amber, patchouli and a nice dose of black currant.

Black orchid is very long lasting! Easily stays a day on the skin! The sillage is very powerful too so it's necessary to carefully dose the quantity sprayed as it has the power to wear you out if you overspray... Two or three sprays on the neck are more than enough!

An elegant fragrance, very unisex much like the most of Tom Ford's fragrances. This is a very sexy smell... On both men or women!!

8.5/10

Mar
12
2014
caitlinsgarden
caitlinsgarden

First impression: I like it! I'm glad bought a sample before I read the review in The Perfume Guide, which wasn't positive. I probably sprayed too much so the next time I will do just one modest spray. PLEASANTLY SPICY. I will try it again...

Mar
09
2014
Arlene-Beatrix
Arlene-Beatrix

I agree to the opinions that it is slightly masculine. Surely a man could use this scent and no one would suspect that he wore a female scent!
On my skin it is very spicy, strongly oriental, heavy, but quite pleasant.
I am not sure if I could use it. Such perfume makes a statement and it is very easy to over spray it. Not the best choice for work, to be honest.
As a party scent, I think it would make you memorable, in a good way, of course!

Mar
08
2014
hasanbenvidi
hasanbenvidi

باسلام.ماکه نفهمیدیم این عطر رسما فری سکس هست یا زنانه اما در ایران بیشتر مردها از اون استفاده میکنند. توی تابستون وقتی در فضای باز هستید آنهم توی یک مهمانی مطمعن باشید اگه از این عطر استفاده کنیدفقط بوی عطر شما به مشام میرسه. هرچند من با سنگینیش حال نکردم.خ

Mar
08
2014
Jada86
Jada86

I first tried this on paper, and wasnt' very impressed. Pretty, yes, but not as interesting as the notes would lead me to think, and not worth the money it costs.
But the saleswoman told me that "you NEED to smell this on your skin, it changes EVERYTHING!" and gave me a sample.
So I tried it at home, without other perfumes that could interfere and I realized that she was right, and I was wrong.

This is not just pretty and boring. This is a lot worse. This is evil incarnate.

I know that my skin tend to emphasize the sweetness in fragrances, but NEVER in my life have I felt the need to scrub the perfume off. Until now. Black orchid doesn't smell dark, and it doesn't smell like orchids. What I smell is just...well, sweetness, but so cloying and nauseatingly heavy that after no more than an hour and a half my head started pounding.
No chocolate, no truffle, no sandalwood, no spices. Just this HUGE overripe melon on the verge of going bad, smashed on the kitchen counter on a sizzling hot summer day.
Gave the sample to my sister: she and my mother like it, but whenever she has worn it, she gave me a half migraine.

Oh, and in my country is still pretty cold. I don't want to know what this stuff smells like in summer :S

Mar
08
2014
lauren.gonzalez.963
lauren.gonzalez.963

I had to give this a second shot after smelling it on paper. On a sample paper I thought it was the most foul thing I've ever smelt, but on a whim, I purchased it online and once I recieved it....purr. Mostly bitter dark chocolate and some berries thrown in the mix with smoke in the air. I admit, the first 10mins or so had me worried I was going to smell like cough syrup, but afterwards it settles oh so very nicely. So, maculine and strong and yet sexy as hell and intoxicating. It makes me think of an ancient queen who smells like the finest foods the time could offer. Very nice for a night out, and I intend to wear this to a gallery in a few days ;)

Mar
07
2014
Ritarudna
Ritarudna

I'm sorry I don't have a fancy nose like everybody else. To me, this smells like potting soil and burnt chocolate. No Bueno.

Mar
06
2014
flowermom
flowermom

Perfume is a great passion of mine and I do own numerous bottles!! I already have the Tom ford " tobacco vanille" which I have abit of a love/hate relationship with so really wanted to add Black orchid to my collection. When I first spray this, it bears strong resemblance to "Breath of god" by lush, which I dislike, altho this passes quickly and leaves a very warm " haunted" smell, I do get the chocolate, and to me this is one perfume that actually smells better when it's been worn for an hour or two, its definatly not " candy floss or flowers" think more " gothic mansion" or " victorian times gone by", not my fav perfume but I do find it intriguing, glad I bought it, what does annoy me are *those* people who will say " not to be wore in the day,....not to be wore in the summer...." Not just about this perfume but any other niche smells, personally if I'm paying ££££££££s for a fragrance il where it when/where ever I like thank you very much!! This perfume has great staying power so is well worth the investment especially if you are sick of all the generic " girly smells" plus as shallow as it sounds I love the bottle, looks like it should hold a " Jekyll and Hyde" solution!! Personally I do not find this masculine enough to be worn by men, I like my hubby to smell, well, more manly, the fact that in my local department store Black orchid is placed among the ladies perfumes and not in the men's section tells me all I need to know....still what ever floats your boat, and Black orchid certainly floats mine!!

Mar
06
2014
srt33
srt33

I love it, even though I can't wear it myself. Lasts all day, projects like crazy. Absolute chocolate bomb, maybe only second to Gourmand Coquin by Guerlain. Combine that with the fruits, vanilla, and patchouli, you get the best Tom Ford fragrance not in the Private Blends line, actually it's better than like half of the Private Blends. The florals are a great compliment, as well the citrus I surprisingly get at the opening

Mar
05
2014
MikaylaCrosby
MikaylaCrosby

Is it just me or does this smell like Bath and Body Work's Dark Amethyst?

Mar
04
2014
ForrealMe2
ForrealMe2

i don't understand this fragrance on me it is freakin bipolar...one day i hate it and then i test it again and i love it and then i test it again and i hate it...its too crazy of a fragrance...and the gardenia and the other flowers is just too much and dewy for me and i usually like dewy but this is too weird of a mixture...if something is too dewy it reminds me of melon and i don't really like melon in scents much...i took home a sample from Sephora cause when i tried it on there it was fabulous but it has changed on me again for the worst...

Mar
03
2014
Merdogan1
Merdogan1

Son derece kendini fark ettiren, kalıcı bir koku. Benim için sıradan ve ağır bir kışlık koku iken çalıştığım odaya giren tüm insanların "of çok güzel bir şey kokuyor burası" dedirterek beni şaşırtan parfüm olmuştur. Ancak kesinlikle kışlık bir koku. Bakmayın benim işe giderken kullandığıma ama günlük kullanıma hiç uygun değil. Çünkü gayet kaliteli bulduğum bir harmanı var. Koku güzelliği olarak da güzel olmasına rağmen sırf "aradığım bu değil" dediğim için ikinci şişesini almam. Ancak benim gibi bazı kokuları karıştırarak kendinize özel kokunuzu elde etmeye meraklı iseniz 1-2 fıs kullanarak pek çok kokuyu kışın muhteşem hale dönüştürebilirsiniz.Mesela Sabahtan üzerime bu kokuyu sıkmıştım, öğleden sonra ise YSL La Nuit de l`Homme Parfüm versiyonunu kullandığımda (soğuk havada ve dış mekanda idim) istisnasız herkesten inanılmaz övgüler aldım. Ben bile şaşırdım.

Önemli Bilgi : Maalesef Türkiye'deki pek çok açık arttırma ve sahibinden satış yapan sitelerde tester adı altında hatta orijinal paketinde diye satılan Black Orchid'ler kesinlikle sahte. Hem koku yoğunluğu, hem de kalıcılık kesinlikle farklı. Çok şanslı olanlarınız orijinaline denk gelebilir. Satıcıların yüzde yüz olumlu puanına rağmen malesef pek çok parfümde bu sorunu yaşayan arkadaşlarım oldu. Zaten öyle çok ucuz fiyatları da yok. O sebeple açık arttırmayla ve sahibinden satış yapan siteler yerine güvenilir kozmetik firmalarının sitelerinden parfümlerinizi alın.


Not : Yorumlarımı ve özel mesajlarıma cevaplarımı sadece Türkçe olarak yapacağım. Böylece yabancı dil konusunda sıkıntı yaşayan arkadaşlara gerçekten denediğim parfümlerdeki kendi görüşlerimi paylaşmayı amaçlıyorum.

Mar
02
2014
boutlagh
boutlagh

bought it yesterday, I wear it today and this seems to me like Lanvin's Arpege, but fruitier and modern. I guess this would be wonderful if layared with a musky perfume

Mar
02
2014
BiancaDrumea
BiancaDrumea

Black Orchid for me is the perfect scent for evening. I looked for an evening fragrance for a while, something dark and sexy, something different from what I wear during the day. I wear pretty strong scents usually so it had to live up to my expectations.

My friend loved it on me and she tried it on her own skin before buying it. Not the same at all on her. I think this particular fragrance changes very dramatically from person to person. Try it before you buy and on your own skin, not on a paper tester.

Mar
01
2014
Chiquis
Chiquis

I received a sample of Black Orchid with a recent perfume purchase. I was so excited to smell it based on all the rave reviews and that BEAUTIFUL bottle. Just looking at the bottle you are imagining the juice to be seductive… That vixen across the room of the hippest lounge in Manhattan wearing the smokey eyes and daring red lipstick… But what I smell is Dolores out working in her garden!! Black Orchid reminds me of all the things you smell while gardening: grass, flowers, manure, that earthy wormy smell. I can’t stand it! It’s nothing at all that I expected and I’m so disappointed because I wanted that bottle on my dresser. Please, PLEASE don’t blind buy this. Please smell before you purchase because this is “a caviar”: quality and expense but quite the preferred taste.


EDIT: I have done a COMPLETE 180 on Black Orchid!! I love it... I can't get enough of it. I don't know what is happening, but a few of the perfumes that I once hated I have now come to crave (Angel and Black Orchid namely). It is summertime where I live, so I'm not sure if the heat is changing how these fragrances smell on me, but something magical is happening. I know get all that deep, dark chocolate in Black Orchid that others raved about. It's sexy... It's sensual... It's fantastic!

Mar
01
2014
arlina1
arlina1

I am not sure where to start with this. I had a tester and it smelled like something I could wear so I bought it. I know my tester and the bottle are authentic (purchased at Macy's). I have worn it a few times now, not overboard just one spray as it is powerful stuff. Each time I have worn it I have become very nauseated. This is very unusual for me. I love earthy, deep scents but something in this mixes wrong with my body on a biological level. Too bad because it smells good.

I would recommend getting your hands on a tester and wearing it a few times. It is too expensive to purchase and then not be able to wear it. Luckily I found a reseller who bought it because the bottle was only 2 weeks old (receipt and box are always keeps for me) with 3 sprays out of it. I didn't get all my money back of course. Expensive lesson on quick try and buy.

Oh and I didn't smell chocolate. Maybe if I would have it would have gone over better.

Feb
28
2014
wesleyhclark
wesleyhclark

Nasty, gagging and loathsome. That chocolate-patchouli-insense-orchid accord is Satan-spawned. Nauseating.

Feb
26
2014
Furby76
Furby76

This is my most complimented scent I wear, although I only wear it occasionally due to the fact it does give me a bit of a headache at first application. After a few hours the darkness and mysteriousness comes out, which is when the compliments come from work colleagues. This is definitely a unisex frag, and us men should be confident in wearing it. A great purchase and my first of Tom Ford's.

Feb
25
2014
EllyBabeGold
EllyBabeGold

I sprayed it once in the store - total orange peel explosion.

I sprayed it weeks later in the store - smells like cheap washrooms soap with chocolate.

I have no idea what I think about this perfume but due to the raving feedback I am bound to solve that mystery!


Conclusion: Must take it out of the store and observe in a neutral environment!

Feb
22
2014
fortheloveofperfumes
fortheloveofperfumes

This is beautiful, dark, mysterious, and lushes! It will turn heads everywhere you go and eyes will keep following you. Very very beautiful no words to say

Feb
22
2014
CozyCat
CozyCat

This is one of the most offensive fragrances I've tried in a long time...I like Angel, but this is like a very dark, rotten version of Angel. I get a sickly sweet rancid coconut note, a very harsh medicinal odor, and alot of damp woodsiness underneath. Something in it even makes me think of wet soil (like from a freshly dug grave maybe? hehe). I think it wouldn't have been so bad if the sweet/sticky/rotten-fruit note wasn't so prominent, I don't mind the earthiness of it. I had it on my wrist for only 10 minutes and had to wash it off! I sort of wish I had held on to get to the drydown. The top notes are so awful, even worse than Poison to me (which I like the drydown of). It may be less off-putting in the cold months (it's quite warm where I am at the moment), but as of now, I find this stuff scary. Maybe I'll be brave enough to re-test...just to get to the final drydown. This is most probably the ultimate fragrance for serious bad-asses, dark practitioners of the occult, black widows, goths, vampires...you get my point. It is the darkest scent I've come across, and just way too dark to the point of nauseating and simultaneously depressing me.

Feb
21
2014
ConradBrilliant
ConradBrilliant

I ordered this fragrance yesterday and it was delivered today, this fragrance is just awesome, very fruity and floral with sweet chocolate touch, very feminine but gets masculine with time, I can say that this Black Orchid can be easy pulled off by a confident guy, i am wearing it and my girlfriend says it smells amazing on me and that she prefers it on me than herself, ill update later on the longevity and sillage

Feb
19
2014
crescentsho
crescentsho

Very sexy, deep, and unique fragrance. Too much chocolate but it's fine. Dirty and powerful, don't spray too much. Long lasting and heavy silage

Feb
16
2014
HickorySmoke
HickorySmoke

It starts out feminine if applied heavy and turns unisex after about an hour to me. Just the right amount of powder to it. The dry down is killer. My wife received this as a gift and she likes it but feels like it's for a man. She talked me into wearing it. I've had nothing but compliments when I wear it. Sometimes we both wear it when we go out. She prefers something greener on herself. But likes a little more of an amber/spice scent once in a while then this scent comes into play.

This frag lasts a while...a good 6 hours then it wears close after that. Overall a great scent...highly recommended. As a guy I pull this off fine.

Feb
16
2014
Lisa290872
Lisa290872

Wow. This was given to me as a gift and is just amazing how it changes as your wearing it. Smells like a perfume that would've been worn by Cleopatra. Sultry, warm but not strong. Such a well blended perfume and must be worn before making a decision. Smelling the bottle or on a card does not give this perfume justice. Beautiful and unique. Definitely adding to my favourites.

Feb
15
2014
Elenitsa8784
Elenitsa8784

I think i fell in love ......

Feb
13
2014
temporalgrace
temporalgrace

I first smelled this in Nordstrom with my boyfriend. Much like smoking my first cigar, my first reaction was to wrinkle my nose and turn away, but the third time I smelled it I loved it (my boyfriend had the same reaction). I think what makes this fragrance difficult is the fruity jam in the topmost notes; after that dissipates (which happens fairly quickly) it smells of dark chocolate crushed into a fine powder and dark, dark red lipstick. This truly is a sexy scent; a gourmand that doesn't really smell of food but of sexual desire and a take-charge attitude. I can see the dominatrix associations many other members have made with this fragrance. This may just be a night fragrance for me as I don't want it to wear me, but I think that as I age I will become more confident wearing it. Against my best efforts, I've fallen in love.

Feb
11
2014
moonflower73
moonflower73

I started wearing Black Orchid back in 2008 and it was my signature scent for quite some time. Black Orchid is a dark....deep....mysteriously wicked, mind blowing scent. I conjure up a woman who would give her heart and soul to be wanted and desired by all who surround her. So she sets off to see the Evil Sorceress in the dungeon of doom. The sorceress prepares a potion for this woman in her evil black cauldron. She gives her a few warnings before handing off her magic. One, is that there are only selective souls who this elixir will put into a trance. Those who will be entranced by you will develop a deep longing to be all over you. While the others will be repulsed by your mere sight. Two, the first initial spray will not be pleasing to your nostrils but the dry down will bring out the animal in you and others. Third, you are only allotted this potion for a maximum of ten years before everyone will get there hands all over it and the magic will be lost forever.
So this woman starts wearing this potion of desire. She is amazed by how many people stop as she passes by. Almost, as if they actually under a spell by the way she smells. When she tries to converse with others it seems everyone is looking down at their feet. Nobody has the nerve to make eye contact with her! Over the course of use men gravitate towards her like flies. More like, intimidated shy boys who linger with nothing meaningful to say. She is the most erotic, sensual, filthy seductress you could possibly imagine. She smells like she has had the deepest, darkest, dirtiest, most passionate sex imaginable. While, the sorceress granted her wish of making her wanted and desired. She failed to mention this woman was also untouchable. She was just the mere illusion of carnal desire and lustful wantings. As, the woman looked in the mirror questioning who she had become....she realizes she is no longer just a woman....she has also become part beast. A sexual one at that.
Anyways, Black Orchid to me is very much what the original Christian Dior Poison was in the 80's. Very potent. Very magnetic. Very original. They don't smell alike but draw people in similarly. It is for a strong alpha person who isn't afraid to make their presence known. A love it or hate it scent. I've loved every second of my Black Orchid experience. However, I think my reign with this fragrance may be coming to a close. May want to switch up characters in the near future.:)

Feb
08
2014
Summer Fragrances
Summer Fragrances

One word to describe Black Orchid is HAUNTED

Black Orchid has the ability to linger due to it's powerful projection. There's chocolate and gardenia florals in her opening mixed with tropical fruit but there's a trick to this fragrance you would think the patchouli is what's giving this fragrance it's dark nature but that's not the answer....

That comes from the combination of woods, spicy floral accord, & the incense... Creating a burning smell that can creep up on you, Almost startling enough to have you go check nothing is on fire. Smokey, almost gun power / firecracker aroma that gets stronger and stronger bringing the fragrance to a sensual mood in a very ghostly tone

My intentions are dark, lustful, and I will devour you without asking.... Black Orchid is a dominating aura. A fragrance true to the saying "Wear the fragrance, Don't let it wear you"

looking at reviews, even people who don't like it notice there's a confident spirit in black orchid that can be overpowering. It takes a certain person to wear this fragrance, for it is a haunting, dominating, lustful powerhouse with a living aura

Jan
31
2014
komiser
komiser

Really love this

Jan
27
2014
NinaSPakdi
NinaSPakdi

I'm sorry to do this, but I just really really REALLY can't stand this fragrance. It's a daring, adventurous, and complex/dark fragrance to be sure and there's nothing wrong with that. However, instead of going about it in a tasteful way, it just ends up smelling vulgar.

So strong, almost acidic, animalic, and aromatic NOT in a pleasing way.

If you're interested in a scent that's truly sexy, sensual, and dark while still being tasteful and feminine, try Agent Provocateur Pétale Noir.

Jan
25
2014
Arbre Amer
Arbre Amer

I know it is a big hit but I tried it and then was stuck with the stench of rotting watermellon for hours. All these precious ingredients listed and that's what I got. On the bright side, other people didn't seem to share my impression. I resisted the temptetion of scrubbing and I was rewarded with a soft and bearable dry down of musky sandalwood and vanilla - or generic boring and yawn. I will probably test again just to see if it was a turned bottle but even so the dry down never lies...

Jan
24
2014
perfumeaddiction
perfumeaddiction

To my nose I get a striking similarity to Love Never Dies Gold. I feel they smell almost identical to my nose and LNDG was $12 a bottle shipped. Something to consider if your a Black Orchid fan. I will most likely stick with Love Never Dies and pack away or sell Black Orchid why have two that smell the same?

Jan
23
2014
lesgalaxies
lesgalaxies

WOW this just did not work on me, similar to Thierry Mugler's 'Angel' this has a subtle note that just wreaks havoc on my skin! Scratchy, unfriendly and sharp patchouli, not a earthy or warm, in my opinion.

Also having trouble with the over ripened fruit aspect, feels like it could use something to add some balance.. I'm sadly reminded of the less than delicate imagery of decay/rotting fruit and burning incense to cover it up x:

Really sad I don't have the same experience as some of you out there, seems to be a hit.

Jan
23
2014
Platinum1
Platinum1

This review is only based on minimal wearings but I have to say my initial impression as a man is this TF would be just masculine enough with it's patchouli notes to be in my weekly rotation. But if your a gent who sides on the absolutely "no labels for ladies" on your bottles or needs a dark powerhouse you might pass on this sweet chocolatie vibe creation. The tropical fruit and floral notes really stand out and needs a self assured wearer that doesn't concern themselves with marketing but only the assertive impression Black Orchid's sillage will give! For this Platinum Egoiste fan this is a real turn in tastes to spray but oddly I just can't keep from reaching for my sample! Will I buy a FB of this one? The verdict is still out but this unique unisex scent definitely has made an impression on my nose I won't soon forget!

Scent ~ 9/10
Sillage & Longevity ~ 9/10

Jan
22
2014
almarie
almarie

I have this gem and it is absolutely gorgeous! It does remind me of the new Olsen twins- Sandalwood fragrance which I have yet to purchase. I really think this one is an acquired taste,but nonetheless gorgeous.

Jan
19
2014
luna rebel
luna rebel

According to the notes and the reviews, I was expecting this to smell REALLY amazing. However, after sampling this at Sephora.....what a disappointment. A bunch of notes that clash and never create anything meaningful or awe-inspiring for me. Somehow this manages to smell both ordinary and somewhat unpleasant at the same time, like burned Hershey's dark chocolate that's been left out for a few days.There's no dark forest, sex, or beautiful moonlight in this for me. Just burnt dark chocolate, some rotten flowers, and Indian spices thrown in for good measure. I know there are those who genuinely like this scent, but I get the impression that some people on here are mistaking price for quality. I would rather pay $50 more and get Amouage Lyric. Or $50 less and get a nice Guerlain. Heck, I have fragrances I paid $20 for that smell nicer than this.

Jan
16
2014
Srebecca
Srebecca

Everyone loves it, no one likes it on me. Biggest anomaly 2014. Everyone else should get it, it's intoxicating.

Jan
16
2014
mrjohn12
mrjohn12

This stuff is olfactory crack. I sprayed a bit on my wrist, fell in love, and I'm off back to Sephora to buy it tonight because once this fades off my wrist, I'll be horribly depressed. Just thinking of it going away makes me miss it already.

EDIT: Sprayed it again, this perfume is a true gemini. I mean, can THIS horrible plastic rubbery craziness be the same soft sweet juice that graced my wrists earlier? I'm unsure now…

Another Edit: And then I go and spoil it all by saying something stupid like "I love you"… this is the one, I've been wearing it for the past 6 months or so and I just feel like I'm indulging in luxury every time. Come Christmas time, I will have a full big bottle of this one. And a small one to take around with me.

Jan
13
2014
bobbydrugan
bobbydrugan

Love this scent,think it could quite possibly be a replacement for my dolce by woman,which is now to hard to get hold of!! Feel a million dollars when I where it and it smells so unusual xx

Jan
09
2014
liiva
liiva

Everytime when I wearing this perfume, I feel like a queen. I feel powerful, sexy and very confident. This is perfect for mood when I want to dress up leather jacket and high heels. And ofcourse, this is beautiful also when I dress up something dark, glamourous and sexy.
Usually when I apply to myself Black Orchid, then after four hours I want to eat my arm. So beautiful combination of chocolate, spices and sandalwood. Adore You, BO! This is dark and sweet, deep and sensual. I can smell every component of this perfume composition. This is dark and sweet like a chocolate, truffles, sensual and beautiful like a flowers.

Jan
09
2014
shasta
shasta

Arabian Knight, I hope that you don't think that you are discouraging people from liking this perfume with your
scathing review,lol. Truffle and vetiver, sticky and dense? I love it more!

Jan
05
2014
mariana
mariana

This stuff is amazing, a wonderful blend of spices, wild fruits and dark chocolat. Mysterious, provocative, and sexy as hell. Extraordinary sillage. I love Voile de Fleur also, but this is my Tom Ford #1.

Jan
05
2014
asia.kfiatek
asia.kfiatek

Really love this. Perhaps I'm crazy but in some way it reminds me of Feu d'Issey by Miyake, a scent that made me fell in love with perfumes and the discontinuation of which I have been mourning ever since. I mean, it's a lot more flowery, there isn't that strong hit of coriander and none of the milkiness of Feu d'Issey (how genius was that?!), the dry down is a lot more incense than woody. But despite that, I keep feeling the resemblance when I'm wearing it. It's something about the way the florals come through the spices, the warmth and the intensity of it.

I find this a perfect scent for a cold (Canadian) winter day, when I'm walking around in snow and cold, and when I catch a waft of warm, spicy, exotic flowery breeze, it's like I'm being momentarily transported to some warm, luxurious place. Although I suspect I will like that scent in any weather.

I keep seeing people saying that the scent is overwhelming or too strong, I don't find that at all. It is long lasting, and it's definitely not a timid scent, but that suits my personality perfectly and I have no problem wearing it.

Jan
04
2014
KinG JameS
KinG JameS

Am not one to follow steretypes but isnt this a female fragrance? I´ve heard of many guys looking for it but have never myself tried it, it kind of surprises me that any guy would wanna put it on considering the notes. Maybe I should just test it.

Jan
03
2014
denncita
denncita

At last! You are MINE!!!!!!!! Just purchased this from fragrancenet.com I had been wanting this so bad since I received a sample a few months ago... I can't wait to finally have this in my hands! <3 In Love.

Jan
03
2014
redxk8
redxk8

I recently purchased this perfume & I absolutely love it! There is something so sexy about the scent. My husband loved it on me. I thought about it a lot before buying it because I have so many perfumes but after taking a sample home & wearing it I just had to have it.

Jan
02
2014
Arabian Knight
Arabian Knight

Pungent, over-powering, medicinal sweetness. I would imagine that is down to the top note Ylang-Ylang.

Combined with the truffle and vetyver, it smells sticky and dense, a bit like licourice. Drydown is heavy incense.

Wearable only in small doses, otherwise it's too cloying.

Dec
31
2014
KateAnette
KateAnette

I truly believe this is one of those fragrances you have to know how to use, to be able to enjoy it. It's not the typical fleeting thing you have to spray all over yourself to smell it and make it last. Seriously, only use one spray. Then you get all the notes and nuances, without feeling overwhelmed or nauseous. I typically wear quite subtle, close to the skin scents. This is anything but, still I can wear it without problems. One spray and it stays with you till the next day/ shower. At first I felt a bit intimidated by the strength, not anymore. The more I wear it, the more I like it, and that doesn't happen with many fragrances, I usually get bored quickly.

Dec
30
2014
Julie Billi
Julie Billi

Had it and adored it!
I gave it to mother due to the skin allergy I have from
One of its igredients! At least I will smell it on her!

Dec
30
2014
nowheregal
nowheregal

this has every kind of notes and smells this way in a bad way. it's like you tried all perfumes on the same spot and got black orchid. not delicate. i don't get why so many people are amazed by this one.

Dec
30
2014
ecerusen
ecerusen

well, it was my blind buy and yesterday i finally tried it.
at the opening, little bit irritating for me because of its sharp note but 1-2 hours later it becomes warm, mystical scent. but if i generalize all my experience, unfortunately only woody smells appeared on me so there is nothing special(for me,my friend find it crazy in a good way).

p.s : there is a problem about my skin, my skin is perfume eater lol longevity was weak for me. only angel, alien(essence absolue version) stays 1-2 days on me.
anyway, i will edit this when my perfume arrived

edit : it is arrived :)

addition to my earlier comment, the smell is stable. when it survived of its sharp notes, it becomes creamy, mystical, peaceful shape. on my skin, it didnt change for 18 hours.

it doesnt last on my skin, but it has neverending longevity on my clothes :) i still smell the scent which i tested at perfume shop on my cloth(i went to the store 3 days ago)

i can understand the reviews now, sillage and longevity is hilarious. scent smells peaceful. but for me, its not seductive, its like caregiver.
as a perfume, tom ford did it. you can get everything you want from this perfume(except seduction and attraction).

all in all

longevity : 5/10 (on skin), 8/10 (on clothes)
sillage : 9/10(i couldnt smell the perfumes which i tested on my other arm lol)

but again, if you want playful, attractive, and seductive scent, this is not for your expections. when you are in your black dress and you are going to romantic dinner with your long term boyfriend/husband, this one is your weapon :)

Dec
30
2014
markrosedale
markrosedale

I never like incense and I'm not too into florals. This smells too old lady/5th avenue for me. The floral is nice but the incense is overpowering.

Dec
29
2013
chirobi
chirobi

I don't want to rain on anyone's parade, but I just wanted to add another opinion because I know some people will--as I do sometimes--blind purchase something based on overwhelmingly good reviews. My message is as old as time: "Try before you buy!" I have been looking for a spicy perfume for the winter, and tested Black Orchid on several occasions; each time it turned me into a basket of potpourri, nothing more. At least it smells like a freshly opened bag of potpourri, not the stale, month-old ones you'd find in the bathroom of a motel. Love the bottle though.

Dec
29
2013
KJS88
KJS88

This fills the void for an offbeat sweeter fragrance in my collection.

I don't normally dabble in women's fragrances beyond curiousity and respect for the art, but this is one I do wear, and it doesn't feel 'gendered.'

It lasts, but I kind of wish the lusher, grittier opening was more a feature of the dry-down. The patchouli in this doesn't smell like "patchouli" to anyone from before the 80s, or who grew up with a mother who wore the chypres and bombs of the 60s and 70s: it smells airy and slightly acqueous, a tiny bit like potting mix on to which too much rain water has been poured.

In other words, the patchouli provides an almost petrichor-like PLUS earthy tonality to the sweeter, lusher, musky, floral, bitter cocoa, ambery theme of the composition.

The closest thing to it: L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme, which denser, darker, more bitter cocoa in tone, whereas Black Orchid is damper, sweeter, and more tropical-floral in tone.

Love it.

Plus I get loads of compliments ranging from 'uh, you just smell gorgeous,' to 'damn you smell sexy.'

Dec
29
2013
craftymom
craftymom

I am attempting to review this though I feel very unworthy. My nose isn't refined enough to pick out many notes. I do smell berries (black currant) and some citrus. I smell patchouli, white flowers and chocolate.

This is a deep scent that penetrates my soul. I crave it like I crave no other perfume. I don't think it's overwhelming or overdone. It has a definite presence. It's sweet but not cloying. It's gourmand but not really. It's amazing. It takes me to my happy place every time. It's comforting, delicious and sexy. It's drop dead gorgeous and my absolute favorite.

Dec
26
2013
Liebetx
Liebetx

Only to be worn on days when my children are at their grandmother's. Why? Because it drives my husband mad with lust & I practically have to fight him off. All reasonable sense leaves him when I wear Black Orchid. No, not a bad thing at all but not when I'm in "mom mode", please.

That said, I really wish I could wear this every day but I'd never get anything done between fending my husband off and being accosted by strangers. I kid you not, I have had people practically shove their faces in my personal space, inhale deeply, and with a glazed over, love drunk look in their eyes; barely exhale, "What are you wearing ?"

Definitely a mature scent, to me. Frankly, I believe there are few women under 30 who could pull this one off well. I think it might end up a bit like a 12 year old wearing Chanel No 5 if you don't have a strong enough presence or personality. The kind of scent that will wear you if you don't have the confidence to wear it well.
Another reviewer commented it was what you expect a Dominatrix to wear. Exactly. Black orchid is black leather corsetry, thigh high stiletto boots, and blood red nails wrapped around the handle of a flogger.

Enormous sillage & longevity. I spray once in my hair and once to walk through. It's still there the next day.
It is super floral on me with a lovely warm spicy cocoa. I definitely get the. Something about it reminds me a bit of The original Poison from the early 90s, which was my signature scent way back when.

So, my daily perfume is a happy, less lusty scent and my delicious Black Orchid waits seductively in the bedroom for the "Domme" me to don her.

Dec
25
2013
KissLand
KissLand

My mother who is hard to please fragrance wise, turns her nose to most fragrances I wear... Said I smelled good when I wore this to a holiday party yesterday.. And I know what my signature fragrance is now lmfaooo

It's takes that sweetness found in many fragrances but demoralizes it with those earthy smoky tones creating an almost vulgar dryness that MATURES it.... WHICH IS DONE IN THE BEST WAY POSSIBLE, it's not too old or too young or trying to be either.... It's just UNIQUE

I'm a guy and I wore this in high school my junior year even though I knew of it really my sophomore year.. I receive a lot of compliments, no one was offended... It's a pretty solid fragrances.... I was wearing it at 16-17 now I'm 22 and still love it

Any age can wear it if you can get over the valgur dryness

Dec
23
2013
RosemaryVesper
RosemaryVesper

Not sure why but this smells like very sweet, strawberry bonbons on my skin, in a really strong, chemical way. I've smelt it on someone else however and it was nothing like how it came across on my skin, so I would definitely recommend trying it on and not buying as a blind purchase- it would be an expensive mistake to make! When it comes to Tom Ford Sahara Noir and it's heady Frankincense works better for me!

Dec
22
2013
imawallflower
imawallflower

Voloptuous, fierceful, and as someone said, "decadent". Orchid in all it's darkness. For sure not a every day fragrance... and one spray is JUST enough.

Dec
20
2013
RobLyn
RobLyn

TFBO reminds me of what a dominatrix should smell like - it very much takes charge and is very bold; it is both hard and soft at same time.

Dec
20
2013
rzarectum
rzarectum

Very heavy and "big" fragrance. Night time & special occasion scent for sure, I probably wouldn't wear this one everyday. Very unique, I've never smelled anything like this. One spray is plenty for me, so I imagine the bottle will last a very long time.

Dec
19
2013
nbailey9
nbailey9

This perfume can be worn with exactly two oufits: your finest opera dress, diamonds, heels, and crimson lipstick, or your naked skin. It's way too sexy and sultry for anything else. This is a remarkable scent, with (for me) ever-so-slightly dominating cocoa and smoke, but it demands to be worn in exactly the right setting: think a James Bond-level casino. A demanding fragrance only suitable for a woman who is perfectly confident in her skin and who knows exactly what she wants, when she wants. It immediately makes me think of Scarlet showing up to Ashley's birthday party in that red dress. All eyes will immediately turn to you, so you better be prepared. As for me, I live in the decidedly un-fancy Midwest, so I only have a very generous tester spray, but she is going abroad with me. We will put on our finest and enjoy a wintery Paris cabaret together, and I know she will stun!

Dec
18
2013
dness92
dness92

This isn't a proper review yet but I was out and about and decided to sniff some perfumes...

First impression - OH MY GOD... I'm in love. I need to spend more time with this scent to come up with more detailed description but at this very moment I smell After Eights chocolates and I mean that in the best possible way. And this might be a strange thing to say but in the dry down I smell something reminiscent of a stocking/ tights smell. That fabric scent after you open a new box of tights. It's very sexy in that way.

My boyfriend didn't like my sample. He thinks it smells like mosques and commented that he might like it... if he's in a religious mood.

But the point is, with Black Orchid it doesn't matter what they say! It empowers you. I just love confidence boosters like this. It's absolutely amazing. I can't believe this but perfume is teaching me to be less dependent on others and less influenced by their choices. It's a journey of learning how to make your own decisions and listen to your heart and while you might wear what someone else finds pleasurable, it won't give you the same effects as when you wear something that YOU find makes you feel sexy.

Dec
16
2013
incrediblemelk
incrediblemelk

I'd noticed that a Fragrantica user whose tastes are quite similar to mine had this as her signature scent. I smelled it on a card and was surprised how unlike your typical ballsy '80s floriental it is; I've never smelled anything quite like it.

It's sweet in a dark, musky way without any particular note dominating. I don't get any strong incense, patchouli or amber, but I can smell exotic, night-blooming flowers: gardenias, jasmine and orchids. For me it's nowhere as sweet and overpowering as Fracas, and while I've noticed some people comparing it to Angel, (thank god) I disagree, because I loathe Angel.

It might behave quite differently on my skin, but I'm pleased I checked it out because it's quite different to the scents I'm drawn to.

EDIT: I now think it is too sweet and overpowering. I tried it on and my bedroom smelled like Black Orchid for a day afterwards. It's not for me.

Dec
14
2013
redhead_rachel89
redhead_rachel89

Mystery in a bottle. I enjoy this one for evening. Black Orchid manages to be elegant, chic, mysterious, beautiful, sensual, alluring, dark, seductive and sultry all at once. Warm and luxurious smelling on my skin, this opens quite loud, and then fades to a lovely white floral and orchid scent, with creamy vanilla undertones combined with that intoxicating warm spiciness... Lasted well. I will definitely purchase a full bottle!

Dec
14
2013
KissLand
KissLand

Initially I get patchouli, Gardenia, chocolate and some Vetiver. Opening is crazy... It's fresh, sweet, earthy, edible, just HARD TO CATEGORIZE...

as it dries down I got hit with smoke (incense), coconut (mixed fruit), Amber & vanilla... At this point the fragrance becomes less fresh and more sweet but the smokiness adds a dryness which increases the earthiness... I do also smell the orchid & Ylang Ylang blended with spices.... IM SO SORRY BUT THIS FRAGRANCE IS JUST HARD TO EXPLAIN, SO MANY NOTES JUST DANCE AROUND LOL... I HOPE IM NOT CONFUSING ANYONE...

But as it drys down the incense and woodsy notes really remain on my skin...

This fragrance to me has a sexual energy that's very undeniable, it starts off energetic and loud then slowly breaks you down getting darker and warmer as you wear to the point your skin is edible... The urge to sniff gets stronger.. This fragrance is really THE ART OF SEDUCTION. Black Orchid has the ability to seduce men and women, that's not an easy task

Black Orchids sexuality is shameless, if bisexuality could be captured through smell... It would be BLACK ORCHID

Dec
13
2013
Musky4
Musky4

Intrigued by the rave reviews of Black Orchid, I had to go and test it for myself. The first time I sniffed the bottle I was absolutely repulsed by this fragrance and was amazed it was being marketed for women. To me it's a very masculine/unisex scent. Anyhow, I decided to give it another chance and sprayed it onto a card which I brought home and had to throw away (recycle) almost immediately, as I just couldn't stand the smell. I was sure I was smelling tobacco and leather notes, but they aren't listed. Now that I think about it, it was probably the incense that so repulsed me. Finally I plucked up the courage to actually try it on my skin and sprayed it sparingly on my wrist. I was keen to see whether this scent would develop into the magical potion on my skin that I'd read about. Well, it didn't...
I disliked it just as much on my skin as when I'd smelled it from the bottle and couldn't wait for it to fade and disappear. I felt very unattractive whilst wearing this and it actually made me feel sick. My taste in perfumes tends to be sweet, seductive and undeniably feminine, whereas Black Orchid is more raw (in a sexual way) and dirty. I don't find it sweet or fresh in the slightest. Not my type of fragrance at all and I doubt I'd find it attractive on a man either.

Dec
13
2013
Maitreiy
Maitreiy

I'm looking for an amazing perfume for my senses, so I read reviews and I came across Tom's Ford Black Orchid. So disappointed! Just arrived home from Debenhams after I tried on my left wrist Black Orchid and on the right White Patchouli. And on paper tasters. The first impression about the Black Orchid was wow, never smelled anything more beautiful before. White Patchouli smells as a male shaving lotion. Black Orchid doesn't last on my skin or on paper, although White Patchouli does last longer.

Dec
09
2013
Galadia
Galadia

It's been a moment since i've experienced this artistic legend.. earlier I was able to get a bottle and two mini's... BO seems a bit different, a lot more fresher than our last relationship lol but none the less this is beyond a doubt the same fragrance I fell in love with in high school... Unique, Powerful, and Fearless. Black Orchid can feed you it's shamelessness and give you confidence, definitely not for the meek, shy, or soft spoken because people are going to acknowledge your presence with Black Orchids aura around you..

black orchid is that friend who introduces you to everyone in the room...

Dec
07
2013
javad.shi
javad.shi

عطر خيلي خوبيه عاليه اين عطر

Dec
06
2013
ibu
ibu

Sadly! Not very attractive. Reason. Yesterday I visited Bangkok duty free when I was on the to Maldives Paradise, and then I ask a sales lady from Kingspower duty free at BKK. She suggested me this as a Mens frag. Whhooookh! No No.. This was female one I guess. And not very pleasant even as commented..

Dec
05
2013
Michel.ca
Michel.ca

There are only 2 female perfume I use one is Versace - Crystal Noir and Black Orchid, this one is the queen of my collection or bater saying king lol, its smells very unisex to me and i get lots of complements both from ladies and guys , it last forever on my skiing , projection is fantastic as well .

Dec
04
2013
happygeisha
happygeisha

the complexities of BLACK ORCHID are numerous and the result is nothing less than astounding. of course i expected nothing less from this power house. only the best ingredients could create a moment like this... dark, sweet, smoky and spicy all at once. it truly smells expensive too so you know you're getting your $150 dollars worth.

the base notes of chocolate and patchouli stay close to the skin but i can almost imagine the sillage leaving an imaginary trail of spices, orchid and gardenia behind me as i move through crowds.

WHO'S THAT GIRL?

it's definitely a work of art...wear it at night while dressed in black. that's all you'll need to create a sense of mystery and intrigue.

Dec
04
2013
3starmagnum
3starmagnum

Anyone have this for sale or swap? Please pm me if interested :) So wanting this :)

Dec
03
2013
yc01
yc01

I bought this edp for myself but It smelled heaven on my husband and gived it to him. He smells great and so lovely. I hug him and give kisses to him when smelling him :)

Dec
02
2013
Nicollette94
Nicollette94

I have never made a review for a fragrance before, but my gosh, it had to be for YOU Black Orchid!! You and your boldness but yet elegance, sweet and spice that caresses me into a pool of seduction, I would follow your scent in the darkness not caring if i might walk straight to a cliff, you, powerful smokey seduction that surrounds and caresses my body into a black satin gown, i walk in red blood velvet carpets with a cup of wine in a room with dim lights waiting for my pray to arrive, you make me feel mysterious and dangerous, almost malicious but with self control, i smile at the poor men that drown on your power, your bottle, your black temple so simple because it doesn't need any more praise as it would be too arrogant and narcissistic, oh Black Orchid, slide a knife trough my heart as i would die with a smile for a woman like you...

Nov
30
2013
mangocherry
mangocherry

I bought a sample of this off the back of other people's reviews and I LOVE IT. I have never smelt anything quite alike to it. I sprayed it and at first sniff got a strong spicy smell which I felt was more unisex or masculine than anything else. After a few minutes though it reacted with my skin and ... MAGIC. Strong but delicate, fresh but also deep and chocolatey... Musky but sweet! I was convinced there are pheromones in it! As it made me feel a bit excited! Confident! can't stop sniffing my wrist!

I've had loads of compliments as well towards the dry down whilst sitting on my skin. On first spray a work mate said OOOO YUK as the strong spice hit her nose and then later she asked me what i am wearing now not realising it was the same thing! Someone else said it smells better on me when I am warm, less spicy and more chocolate. Subsequently I kept getting unashamedly grabbed by the hand and sniffed! It's a wonderful fragrance. I am in love.

Nov
29
2013
Jovette Paquin
Jovette Paquin

I don't want to offend someone, and i know it's a great fragrance, but it doesn't work on me. I just smell aftershave and cucumber. But i love Withe Patchouli!

Nov
28
2013
Critic
Critic

Lord have mercy. One of the best fragrances I have ever come across. The only female marketed fragrance I have ever worn.

Dark, brooding, rich and utterly intoxicating. Lasts for ever and absolutely dazzles.

Worth every penny and more.

Gave the bottle to my mum. Now I want it back.

10/10.

Nov
28
2013
Marli1973
Marli1973

I purchased a 30ml bottle yesterday after reading the reviews and I love it however on my skin it's a very faint smell, just a skin scent! Even when sprayed on my clothes or hair still a very subtle smell. Many reviewers on here are saying that it is very strong and two sprays are more than enough or it could be too offensive.
Could it be my skin chemistry or my nose?
Could it be that the new bottles are now watered down?
Could it be a fake bottle from a large department store (I doubt it would be fake)?
I'll go through that 30 ml in a blink of an eye!
Anyway I still love it and I’ll definitely wear it but any thoughts about it would be much appreciated. Thx

Nov
27
2013
benpaul12
benpaul12

After the initial chocolaty sweetness dries down, the patchouli and vetiver make this smell very similar to Obsession Night, the men's version. But of course this is much nicer and higher quality!

Nov
26
2013
gritzalimaria@yahoo.gr
gritzalimaria@yahoo.gr

it can be a unisex perfume. It is so sexy and luxury.

Nov
25
2013
MiguelHarris
MiguelHarris

The better question what has become of the perfume industry when they let marketing decide what's feminine and masculine... Let one enjoy a creation

If it wasn't for mostly guys buying this.... Black Orchid Voile de Fleur wouldn't exist!!!! even though I hate it's been discontinued.....

Nov
25
2013
CestCoco
CestCoco

I LOVE IT!!!
This scent is like a signature! Everywhere you go you will have its smell going with you. As soon as I stepped into the appartment of a friend, all her visitors asked me what for a scent I'm wearing. And I was 2m away from them.

!!!! And take note:
The higher the humidity in the air, the sweeter and softer it smells.
Over here in Germany for example it is pretty cold and not much humidity, and the scent is more pepper-like. In Dubai it's very warm and the humidity is very high - and then the scent reveals its REAL beauty!

I will always love it!

Nov
25
2013
Perfumedsecrets
Perfumedsecrets

What has become of the perfume industry if people think this is a men's cologne? I agree that it can be unisex, but to me it's a powerful and sensual womanly perfume. Some time in the 90's perfume became squeaky clean and every other fruity floral smelled the same (they still do). Hopefully bold signature scents make a comeback. I can't think of many perfumes that are in the running to become a classic, but this is one.
I will probably never need to buy it again, a little lasts an eternity.

Nov
25
2013
Krupp
Krupp

I do not want to pour water on the fire, but whispers anyway: Black Orchid smells like melon, and the scent bores me! Sorry, but it just doesn't work...

Nov
24
2013
bacall
bacall

If 'edgy' is what you seek then edge a little closer to this rebellious masterpiece! Dark, bewitching and beguiling. Don't wear this if you want to go unnoticed! I do love this on my male friend too! Powerful stuff!

Nov
23
2013
Dufteren
Dufteren

I have wanted this perfume for a while and today it arrived. This was a blind buy, but from the reviews I was sure I would love it. I ripped the package open and the scent that reached my nostrels was promising. I could not wait and sprayed it on my wrist while stil in my car, and what I got was just weird, half an hour later it is still weird. I never say I hate a perfume, but I do find some perfumes boring and some scents are "not for me", this one is definitely not boring, but might fall into the "not for me" category. There is a Sharp menthol scent that I dont care for, and that I wish would go away. I so wanted to love this, but I will try it out a couple of more times, before I decide if it is a "not for me "scent.

I have to change my previous review. This is just gorgeous (my man said seductive, and he has never said that about any of my perfumes). I am not the best to describe scent, but I feel dark and mysterious when I wear this, almost unworldly. The menthol scent that bothered me in the beginning?, well it has turned into a sweet flower that I can't get enough of. I absolutley love this perfume, and I dont have to wait to the drydown to enjoy it. Now I have to make my apology to Black Orchid, and I have learned my lesson. complicated perfumes are like people you need to give them time to truly understand their uniqueness

Nov
05
2013

Nov
17
2013
drakecito
drakecito

Opens with a smell like "dirty" chocolat, mixed with flower (Orchid ??) and spices.
Few minutes later, settles in a generic and boring dry patchouli frag. Nothing more.

Longevity and sillage above average but not incredible.

Scent: 6/10
Longevity: 7/10
Sillage: 6/10

Nov
17
2013
madelinefrangipani
madelinefrangipani

I don't know how to do this perfume justice... It really is a work of art; it smells like it took years of sampling ingredients from all over the world to create. I can imagine all the powerful women of history wearing this; Cleopatra seducing Julius Caesar and Mark Antony with this aroma on her neck; Queen Elizabeth I defeating the Spanish Armada... This is a scent for the beautiful and confident woman. It is elegant, luxurious, rich, unique, dark and sensual. It isn't instantly sweet, and yet those undertones of chocolate and vanilla sometimes creep through and complement the harshness of the spices and truffle. For me, this perfume is a sad love story. I fell in love with the bottle, the hype, the reviews and of course, the very, very one-of-a-kind smell. However, this masterpiece of a fragrance creates cacophony with my skin chemistry. It just doesn't work :( I love this perfume on others, but not on myself. Back to Flowerbomb for me...

Nov
17
2013
rzetzm
rzetzm

Wow. Just wow! My experience with Black Orchid is nothing short of astonishing.

I've had a surge in interest in scents several years ago. Quickly amassing a large selection, I decided to slow down and enjoy my quarry. The only way for me to not be tempted to purchase is to remove myself from the areas in which they're sold. But I assume reading and commenting about fragrances is still safe enough.

Well, in a recent magazine, I received a small TFBO sample. Ha, Tom Ford's BO; how luxurious. No wonder I like this so much. I've been introduced to his signature series and enjoyed it, however, I've never managed to smell this.

I heard the hype and excitement, and honestly, that sorta star / hype / manic rush to grab what everyone else has makes me not desire something anymore. That was the case here. However, when a sample falls into my lap, I'll give it a go, sure.

Wow... it's so complex. It *instantly* reminded me of my signature scent, and favorite scent of all - Manhattan.

I don't think I can do justice to the ingredients but I can detect a smooth, sensual chocolate with strong jasmine. I can absolutely smell vanilla as well. In describing the singular ingredients I feel I would turn others away, so enough of that. I will say it's definitely a nighttime fragrance, and personally, I'd say a cold night. Makes getting nearer all the more enjoyable :). A lovely, warming, sexy, and I think unisex scent.

Nov
15
2013
Lily2911
Lily2911

It is my personal favourite, most sexy fragrance : very complex, sophisticated and although many men wear it and can wear it, I find it an extremely feminine perfume. Maybe it is due to my skin chemistry but on me it is certainly not a "loud" perfume, it blends and blends for hours and leave apparantly a kind of sillage which is doing wonders :-) Some people are even telling me that it smells very differently on me than other people wearing it, so good sign that this perfume adapt to each chemistry differently. I have this "masculine" impression much more with "Angel" which is considered as very feminine and more worn by women as well. I like Angel but Black Orchid is for me the better option. There are a lot of other "gourmand" perfumes on the market but Black Orchid remains the Diva of them all, high demanding and only for people who can wear it without giving the aura that the perfume is absorbing or hiding them. This is definitively not a fragrance you can "tame"

Nov
14
2013
beatrix75
beatrix75

Gorgeous ,unique ,special divin loveee

Nov
14
2013
mihaela01
mihaela01

I was so afraid to test this frag because it is expensive and I knew I will fall in love instantly....and so it was.I will get my own bottle no matter wat.It is so dark,sensual,deep,sexy and finally the dark chocholate makes it s entrance in to the scene.Gorgeous!

Nov
13
2013
tanzp
tanzp

mine just arrived like 5 minutes ago! i love it! it was a blind buy , i knew loving angel i would like this as i love very strong perfumes , it is so warm and dark a very sexy scent i will buy again! , and i got this for a great price 85$ so very pleased ;]

Nov
12
2013
Nataja
Nataja

Good Lord did I make a huge mistake! Before going out on my 7th Date with this Guy,I had sprayest myself including my under garments(which by the Way were not cheap. Well the frag Must have hypnotized him. He stole my String! 2 things now I wont See again!!!!

Nov
12
2013
gaz525
gaz525

Absolutely amazing, reminds of the good old perfumes such as Lancome poeme or dior poison, not for the way it smells but for the sheer projection and longevity of the scent and also the way it keeps changing. Three days later i can still smell this on my clothes. Very warm, spicy, oriental, almonds, vanilla but all freshened up by the smell of the white florals. As with almost all Tom ford scents this can be worn by a man or woman. Bets worn when the air is very cold, maybe over christmas time as i can smell the usual christmas scents of cinnmaon and cloves in this.Amazing! If you go to try it please spray on your skin, the full effect is not had from a spray on a piece of card.
Six months later edit....after living with this I have fallen in love. No other fragrance smells like me except this,burst of florals and spices floating in a pot of melted dark chocolate with almonds sprinkled on top. At £100 for 100ml it is quite pricey but I began to worry that one day I would not have any left so bought another bottle just Incase.also a little goes a long way and stays on clothes for weeks

Nov
11
2013
Michael1962
Michael1962

Missfit,

Black Orchid is available in David Jones Elizabeth St store in Sydney as well as the Burwood store in Sydney

Nov
06
2013
tanzp
tanzp

i just messaged you misfit ;] i bought this as a blind buy for a bargain price can't wait to get , i love strong scents so i know this will be my culpa tea ;] i will review when i get it

Nov
06
2013
harikaevre
harikaevre

A strong, mysterious and unique perfume, but its much better on a man.

Nov
05
2013
kismetdaisy
kismetdaisy

I just wanted to give a little tip... Obviously, this scent is not for everyone, even if you try to force it upon yourself. We've all done it. Wanting to like a scent so desperately that we keep wearing it thinking it'll suddenly morph to accommodate our noses. But, Black Orchid is not a scent you can force on on yourself. However!... There IS hope if you give it time to reveal its magic.. Kinda like the "ugly duckling" syndrome. Black Orchid disgusted me at first, so i kept it on through the day..still wasn't impressed, so I went to bed. Upon waking was when Black Orchid started to really shine. It smelled AmAzInG the next day!! And yes, it stays potent for over 24 hours. That's when I really got the "complex gourmand" everyone speaks of, where before it was indescribably sickly. At any rate, you have to let this perfume really dry down, and when it does, you will finally find chocolates and orchid in perfect harmony. I'm getting used to the top notes now, but I always spray this a few hours before I go out so everyone around me can smell that sexy dry down. It is sexy, sultry, mysterious, mesmerizing.. it really is all of these things, trust me. But you gotta give it a chance.. And if you still don't like it after that, then you're pretty much at the end of the road with this one..
Ultimately, it has the ability to turn any woman into a powerful temptress... You wouldn't want to miss out;) I bought this in pure perfume oil, which I would recommend to anyone that wants to skip through the top to the bott. It's lovely.

Nov
05
2013
n.hidayah
n.hidayah

@Dufteren

I went through exactly the same experience as yours. Yet its almost a year and i already gave up :-(

Nov
05
2013
BlueMoon
BlueMoon

DARK FLOWER

My first sniff I thought 'this is for men?"
After checking, I see that indeed it's intended for women - which makes sense.
Does that mean a man can't wear it? Of course not.
But to my nose, it's a dark haired seductress, with a hint of a mysterious smile.

Nothing subtle here. It's strong, and long lasting.

Not for me - but certainly worth a sample for a woman who is not afraid to be recognized. Or pursued.

Nov
04
2013
elderflowers
elderflowers

Who was thinking of switching up from VW Princess to Black Orchid? That's the perfume equivalent of power leveling. Go for it, but do try a dupe oil before investing. They are simpler, but convey the general mood pretty well.

Even strongly-scented orchids are mostly about the visuals, and I seriously doubt that even Tom Ford owns an orchid that smells like this. Black Orchid strikes me as a stealth gourmand masquerading as a floriental, and when I read it described as chocolate, pineapple, and vanilla, on a patchouli base, it was like reading about how a magic trick is done. It is more complex than this – the famed 'truffle' note is IMO from a group of chemicals called geosmins, that smell of freshly-turned soil. But it's not a scary, strict, 'You Are Not Worthy' couture scent.

I'm a bit nervous about suggesting that Black Orchid is nowhere near as lofty, sophisticated, and daring as its advertising implies. It is a grown-up evening perfume, and as evening perfumes go, it's wearable and sexy. Blatant, even. I put this on when I want to feel worldly, generous, well-read, greedy for every new experience, a genuine enthusiast for human beings and someone who's eminently comfortable with jumble and excess – albeit, of the more glamorous kind.

In Black Orchid, I'm the genial, sexy hostess of a fabulous party: a true bonne vivante. I own a favourite red lipstick and a killer black dress, I can improvise a decent cocktail, and not very much shocks me. Actually, with Christmas looming on the horizion, I think I need to get in the Black Orchid mood again. Bring it on.

Nov
01
2013
umsultan
umsultan

magnificent. i would describe it as a creamy spicy scent with floral under-note. i always get compliments when i put this scent on. many women ask me what i am wearing and get surprised when i tell them its black orchid cuz they think it smells different on me. again body chemistry what may smell good on others might not smell good on you. so go to any perfume counter and spray some on your skin (not a strip of paper) give it a chance to sink in before you sniff. let your body chemistry do its work. it might works wonder.

Nov
01
2013
Julie Billi
Julie Billi

I bought this beauty only for special occasions! But life is small and I wear it today in my office! I love this gourmand scent! And yes, I think I will wear it also by day!!!

Oct
30
2013
11tion
11tion

I know is cheesy but ain't easy, and this perfume evokes this poem of mine. Very fond of such of fragrance...anytime:

"DIVINE ABSTRACTION"(rhymed)

If I were to explore every inch of your body, I'll extract jewels of songs, and wise treasures.
Listening your symphonic voice if I go deaf, delightfully I’ll read your lips, without pressure.
Brightness of your fiery eyes is: contemplating “divine abstraction”, testimony of beauteousness.
Each one of your heartbeats over my chest; would be lightnings striking my cruel sad bitterness.
Oasis to my broken dreams, eternal vacations, in which your love protects like a solid great wall.
The skin of your depth, like a sweater in cold passional winter, tying  to summer seashore as a ball.
Where food would be your euphoric caresses, and the mist of your kiss; my favorite succulent drink.
Experimenting for the first time, infinite satisfaction; sparkling the hidden
night, whenever you think.
Expanding ourselves throughout the whole universe, regenerating every lost
creation with heartfelt ink...


"ABSTRACCIÓN DIVINA"

Si explorara cada pulgada de tu cuerpo, sacaría joyas de canciones y tesoros muy sabios
Escucharía la sinfonía de tu voz, hasta quedarme sordo y luego asi extasiado leería tus labios.
En el brillo de tus ojos descubriria lo abstracto junto con lo divino, testimonio de hermosura.
Cada uno de tus latidos sobre mi pecho, fueran rayos incinerando mi cruel y triste amargura.
Oasis de mis anhelos incumplidos, eternas vacaciones en que tu amor protegería cual muralla.
La piel de tus entrañas, como abrigo en frio invierno de pasión, atándome a veranera playa.
Donde alimento seria la euforia de tus caricias, y rocio de tu beso; suculenta bebida preferida.
Experimentando por vez primera una infinita satisfacción produciendo luz en noche escondida.
Expandiéndonos por universo entero, para regenerar toda creación que se encontraba perdida...

Oct
30
2013
Kanz Oman
Kanz Oman

I find this exactly similar to a beautiful perfume made in UAE called Arabian Souvenir gold (not in fragrantica database) that I’ve been using for 2 years now. Till yesterday I tried the black orchid for the first time, I stopped for seconds & thought about the scent till I decided that I’ll never change my lovely Arabian Souvenir for black orchid.

Oct
29
2013
Mercedesxoxo
Mercedesxoxo

I will never be able to do this fragrance justice with a standard review... So I will ask you to go on an olfactory journey with me and experience what I feel when I close my eyes and spray Black Orchid on my skin.


I'm a Victorian widow in an ornate black mourning gown, my flowing black veil dragging the ground. I'm standing over the grave of my husband while a priest delivers a murmured eulogy to a dark afternoon sky. I close my eyes and can smell the fertile earth that is encasing the casket. I can feel the electric hum in the air from a thunderstorm that is fast approaching on the horizon. My heart is heavy with the insurmountable task of conquering my loneliness. The smokey, sweet incense the vicar swings slowly fills my nostrils and brings me back to the moment.
I am gothic.

I'm a female assassin. In a black catsuit, standing on a rooftop and looking down on the city centre, my silhouette hidden against the balmy night sky. I close my eyes and feel my hair blowing in the breeze. There is a festival going on, lots of noise. I smell chocolate from a bakery nearby. I see a vendor selling various citrus fruits- though I cannot smell them they are intoxicatingly beautiful. I'm aware of every heartbeat as I see my target and take aim... He drops the bouquet of orchids he was carrying. The city keeps moving
I am strong.

I am a jazz singer in a 1930's speakeasy. In a glittering gown, I croon on stage in a voice reminiscent of the pain I have endured. I have a single flower in my dark hair. Lights glint off of ornate hookahs being smoked by the mobsters in the audience. Smoke from the fragrant shisha fills the room, making the air heavy and my voice duskier. My outstretched hand reaches out to the men as I sing, chocolate skin with red-laquered fingernails beckon...Loud chatter emerges from the card game next door. There is a sense of aphrodisiac danger looming in this prohibited atmosphere.
I am mysterious.

-There is no explaining Black Orchid to someone who has never experienced it. It's a journey you must take on your own; a journey you have never been on before... It's earthy yet civilized, cosmopolitan and glamourous. Dark... gothic. And scary to most, even myself, at first. A complex night scent with an intoxicatingly creamy, gourmand dry-down. Far from a middle of the road perfume, you have to be confident to wear this or it will wear you down. Black Orchid will make you feel beautiful and sexy whilst being bound and dominated. I wear it to the opera but not to the ballet. I wear it with thigh high black boots and dark lipstick in the Autumn but not with a white dress in the Spring. It inspires baroque music played with haunting violins at a masquerade ball...
I am sophisticated.-

Oct
29
2013
kismetdaisy
kismetdaisy

Wow. Just..wow. I've been wanting to make a review for Black Orchid for quite some time, but I'm at a loss, what to say? I guess because this fragrance is truly beyond words. First off, the name "black orchid" isn't at all fitting for this frag. I think Black Orchid shouldve been called "Alien" rather than the beloved Thierry Mugler frag. Only because to me, this is much like an alien; a scent brilliantly out of this world. The smell is so foreign, mysterious, indescribable without being ostentatious like a lot of other complex frags. It's amazing, and the way people rave about this frag is totally legitimate. I'm stating the obvious when I say it's probably one of the most unique scents you'll ever have the pleasure of smelling. I absolutely recognize its genius, but I'm not yet at a point where I want to wear it everyday. I'm used to frags making me feel "pretty" or "feminine," etc." With Black Orchid, It makes me feel almost dirty, in a very primal, sexy way. If that makes sense. So I'm not yet sure how to feel about that, but it does make me feel very eccentric as well, and I love that cause I'm a dark, eccentric person, so I've been told;)

The art of perfumery at its highest... As far as how it smells..I can't say, really. I guess On me, it starts out very loud patchouli, somewhat masculine.. But it very quickly dries down to this unusual earthy chocolate and leather. So much depth here. I've never heard of anyone else smelling leather in this, but for me, that's what makes it so awesome. I don't think I have to comment on thd strength or longevity.. Just don't overdo it or you'll smell it for days. Anyway, I'm so happy my fragrantica friend recommended this to me.. I dove right in with a blind buy lol-but I seriously don't recommend it! All in all, I am utterly impressed. I can't wait to spray this on my boyfriend. And just a warning to the reviewer below.. This has chocolate notes, but there's so much more going on here. The chocolate in black orchid is not comparable to Vera wang or the chocolate you normally find in frags, just my opinion.
Black Orchid is for the independent woman, its a frag you wear for YOU and no one else. not everyone will understand or appreciate it, but it will captivate the senses of everyone around you one way or another. This is charisma in a sleek, black bottle--Black Orchid.

Oct
29
2013
beatrix75
beatrix75

my love my boyfriend have this and its perfekt for him even the best i think for a men its too strong for a women but if you like why not!!!

Oct
28
2013
adrienneljohnson
adrienneljohnson

I wear Princess by Vera Wang and love the chocolate notes, but find it to be a little young and unintersting for me. Is there anyone who can compare these two scents for me? I'm still in search of the perfect perfume, and Black Orchid sounds intriguing...

Oct
26
2013
Mirabele
Mirabele

I changed my mind about this one. I felt like writing another review instead of writing an updated, Black Orchid deserves it. i am using sparingly my decant and saving for a bottle this time.

So I kind of disliked it when I tested it first. Not exactly disliked, but I was disappointed because it didn’t impress me in the way I expected to. I put the sample away and got immersed in all other things in my life and testing other perfumes. Then the magic happened. Sometime later I started craving this scent in a similar way that I crave dessert after dinner. And still feel, regularly. I think I am a bit addicted, if not already in love.

I get strong dark chocolate note now, and tobacco (must be incense but my brain translates it to tobacco) and sweetness is there, but not too much. My little daughter says it smells good and it smells cinnamon buns. I am not really a fan of gourmands, but I cannot choose what I love, it just happens. Black orchid is not perfect, but neither I am, so I feel like we found each other, at least for some time. It could be a bit less sweet and darker and I do not get so many spices, but I am happy anyway.

Besides of feeling like an intriguing woman, this scent makes me feel very special + aware that people see me as special, it makes me feel like I am so worth being noticed, in a good way, that I dare to do things I want to do, and that I am successful at it. It gives me what I need at this moment in my life and makes me feel complete.

I find Black Orchid very wearable, easy daytime scent, but I am also aware about how many different opinions about this scent exist, so i do not spray as much as i would like to, saving larger doses for evenings and weekends.

One of my favorites at this time.

EDIT: I still like it but i do not wear it often. It is too sweet and too gourmand to my taste. but i love to smell my decant time after time.
It is really smoky and very long lasting - apply for a dinner date at night, smell the next day when you wake up.

Oct
25
2013
RUDOLFO512
RUDOLFO512

Fall is here and that means I take out my Black Orchid by Tom Ford. I love wearing this scent on chilly Fall days. At the beginning it could be a bit over powering. The dry down is the best part of this masterpiece. I love the chocolate and the Jasmine in the drydown. They combine to make a beautiful and passionate perfume. I am a guy and I love it!

Oct
22
2013
Michelina
Michelina

Sweet and sour is what comes to mind here. Far too sweet for me, unfortunately, with something akin to spoiled milk lurking at the heart of it all. I love a strong, dark scent, however, this, while certainly strong, sooner turned my stomach than head. I did stick with it, giving it time to develop, and while the sour note mellows out with the dry down a bit, that sickly sweetness really broke the deal for me. Didn’t have incredible lasting power on me either – about 5 hours, good sillage in the beginning, turned into a skin scent shortly thereafter. Such a shame, as the notes sound so delicious, and yet this composition simply didn’t jive with my scent receptors. I thought this might just be a no-go for my chemistry, and yet my (very scent-critical) boyfriend quite liked this on me. C’est la vie…

Oct
20
2013
nowheregal
nowheregal

i am glad i didn't buy this without trying. its like a mix of all perfumes in the world. "too" complex. its not bad. its not very good. and some people thinks its good for men as well, which i dont agree at all.

Oct
18
2013
oktober
oktober

It's very complex and full, definetly the best non-gourmand chocolate perfume. You have to wait for it to develop, it won't work if you sniff it on paper or if you expect to form an impression from spraying it on your wrist and sniff it after 2 minutes in a shop...

Well... most perfumes with a lot of notes are like this. Be patient, it will reward you.

Oct
18
2013
mademoiselle-c
mademoiselle-c

I finally got the chance to try this at Sephora today. After all the hype surrounding this fragrance, I decided to give it a spray. Unfortunately, it turns in to pure soap on me. The SA was kind enough to give me a decant to bring home and I tried it again... unfortunately it just doesn't work with my skin chemistry. I was really hoping to like this one!

Oct
17
2013
zaetown
zaetown

Originaly bought this for my wife having never smelled it. After she smelled it on her wrist she instantly loved it and made the statement that I could wear it as well. Upon my 1st impression I thought nah too feminine for me I felt only gay dudes wud wear this but after I tried it on my skin it worked like a charm and the masclulinity of my skin bonded so awesome, so I wore it 2 church last nite, omg is all I could say. Light florals, but most of all I got sum truffle, dark chocolate, musk, violet leaf is wat I picked up, just awesome on me.

Oct
11
2013
wendyangeln
wendyangeln

Black Orchid is quite a departure from my usual favourites. I am normally partial to elegant, clean white florals that are somewhat city-chic and linear. Black Orchid is anything but.

Black orchid is a black dress and a dark smoky eye and quite possibly no panties on. It is secrets and seduction. It is a woman who will lure and tease and then disappear into the night.

The fragrance is sensual in the extreme - you could say SEXUAL. It screams femme fatale. Very look-don't-touch. I will concede that it is quite sweet under all that smoky sexiness, and I think it can get a little heady, especially if you are a wearer of the cutesy fruity mainstream fragrances. The sweetness is not a sickly sweet, though. More like cocoa than like sugar.

I find both men and women compliment me copiously when I wear this. I also find that I feel very mysterious and somewhat dangerous with it on, almost like I might surprise myself.

A definite man-magnet. I feel like no woman should have this much power (but judging by how many comments are one here, many of us do!). Perfume is the last remaining form of sorcery we are allowed, and this one is my secret weapon.

Oct
10
2013
BiancaLovesPerfume
BiancaLovesPerfume

Too masculine for my liking... will swap for a bottle of molecule 01

Oct
09
2013
terigurl
terigurl

Wow, this fragrance is a wonderful cold weather perfume. It starts off very strong with cacao and it develops into a warm vanilla, chocolaty smell. I sprayed it at 3:30pm and it's 7pm and after bathing my kids, cooking and washing dishes I still smell the spot on my hand where I sprayed just one time. This fragrance is a very complicated fragrance but in a good way. Each hour that passes you smell different notes. Hard to describe what notes exactly. This perfume isn't for everyone but if you like warm orientals this is for you.

Oct
08
2013
ev4eto
ev4eto

One word:UNIQUE!Not for everyone!

Oct
08
2013
Houdini4
Houdini4

I know it really doesn't matter if you like the fragrance but I'd always thought Black Orchid was for women. However the lady on the Tom Ford counter assured me that it was unisex and when I tried it I was totally blown away.
This is a stunning scent which at times maybe does feel a little feminine but it has such wonderful complexity that it changes and becomes warm and masculine on my skin in the dry down.
I've had it on for a few hours now and it has a tender vanilla dry down which is very pleasant indeed.
It opens with complex mixture of fruity florals and a burst of well....Orchid? I assume?
I'm not very good with floral notes whatever it is it's beautiful...the composition is great I get lots of different notes spice, incense, sandalwood but not lots just bits here and there.
The patchouli is really well used in this it becomes creamy and very much a chocolate accord develops with the woods in the base coming out and changing to something which is absolutely amazing, and more masculine.
It lasts much much better than the other Tom Fords I've had (in the same style bottle) although this one is an EDP and has great longevity.
I think this is one women will love to wear and smell on a man too...I love it!!!

Oct
07
2013
kismetdaisy
kismetdaisy

Can anyone tell me if this is very patchouli heavy? Thanks

Oct
07
2013
macheprofumo
macheprofumo

Absolutely Gorgeous! Tom Ford never fails! Deep and provocative; suited for mature women and "brunettes" with a strong presence and personality "Walk the Talk, Talk the Walk" type of woman. Certainly not a day perfume unless you are able to match and carry the profoundness of it off.

Oct
05
2013
anna7777777
anna7777777

Very strong fragrance i like it a lot!!! Unique!

Oct
05
2013
Fraglover3
Fraglover3

Oh and did I mention how GORGEOUS the bottle is? Such a beautiful mix of black and gold.

Oct
05
2013
Fraglover3
Fraglover3

This is a masterpiece. It really is. One of my all time favorites. Dark chocolate mixed with amber and some spices I can't quite put my finger on. Nutty, spicy, cocoa and sweet vanilla is how I would describe it. It's smells very deffirent from when you first spritz it to when it dries down. It's unisex I would say.... But it's just a tad too sweet for a man IMO

Oct
05
2013
tiffxx
tiffxx

I was looking for a signature scent but was having a hard time as everything seems too girly and sweet. I looked up some supposedly great orientals and went to a parfumerie to try them all. V&R Flowerbomb was horrible, even when I'd let it sink in, at which point I just smelled like a walking vanilla stick. Angel, too, was horrible; too strong. Alien was fine, but too radiant and antagonizing. I primarily came for Flowerbomb and Black Orchid, but the only Black Orchid they had was not a tester. It was the only bottle there. I literally sampled every line they carried in that store. Florals, orientals, citrusy scents.. I tried so many that I had to keep the coffee beans glued to my nose. There were good ones, but none jumped out at me and made me recognize myself in it. I was thisclose to blindly buying Black Orchid (the 100ml!) Finally, at that point, the attendants and I have warmed up to each other and they opened the box up for me and let me sample it on my wrist! Score! Haha.

At first it was too strong. Almost repulsive. But I let it sit, hoping that it was IT. After a while, it mellowed and turned to a gorgeous cacophony of gourmand scents. At points, a floral note would peek, but it is swallowed again by the onslaught of decadent chocolate and cream and woodsy musk.

I FELL IN LOVE! This was exactly what I was looking for: dark, unique, irresistible... can invoke pleasures in your body that you can't resist. And the scent does not layer itself onto your skin. Rather, it permeates into your flesh and exudes itself back out not as a perfume, but as YOU. It smells like you would after a heated roll in the hay with your lover... In the dark, with muted sounds except the buzzing of lust between bodies, and the soft sharp gasps escaping lips. It works for both men and women because it evokes the union of the sexes, the unmistakable aroma escaping the tangled bodies in tangled sheets.

THIS IS SEX IN A BOTTLE.

Oct
01
2013
shaymaa.y.youssef
shaymaa.y.youssef

It is a unique very seductive perfume .Excellent longevity and projection.intoxicating but dark and deep.Really love it

Sep
26
2013
Fmcandy
Fmcandy

I have it and looooove it, I also feel the coconut and sometimes some medicinal elixir.
Amazing scent.

Sep
25
2013
WildDove
WildDove

I had sampled Black Orchid at least 3 times since it was introduced and always found it overwhelming and unwearable. I recently sampled the "hydrating emulsion" (lotion or cream in the tube) and immediately fell in love with this softer and sensual form of the fragrance, a love that continued throughout its longevity. I purchased a tube that same day and am quite enjoying it. I get some coconut in Black Orchid, even though coconut is not among the official notes here on Fragantica - could be the gardenia I smell. Magnificent for summer evenings, and for autumn and winter. Black Orchid is a complex and sultry beauty that complements the high style of today.

Sep
23
2013
Henriette
Henriette

My third Tom Ford and all were blind buys including this one.
First Tom Ford was Violet Blonde: nice, long lasting, quite linear from start to end.
Second was White Patchouli: strong, long lasting, quite linear from start to end.
Third Black Orchid.
I expected a strong perfume (it is!), long lasting (it is!), complex (it is!) and - to be honest - much, much, much overwhelming. It is, but read on.
On my skin it starts with a chocolate-aquatic cucumber note that luckily soon leaves room to other notes. I am not a fan of gourmand scents - nothing in the league of Angel - and I am not a fan of aquatic scents and this starting note put me out of path.
Soon after an exploding blooming of flowers, exotic flowers, spices - well balanced - incense and, yes truffle indeed, come along. It's the least linear of my Tom Ford's and I am amazed at this.
I also expected something somewhat choking, something, say, like Bal à Versailles not similar in composition but in strength. Maybe because I sprayed my Black Orchid very sparingly to avoid being suffocated (I read all the alerts here!) or maybe because my skin chemistry is no longer one where youth hormones play the drums (I'm 50), on my skin it is nice and not at all vulgar or overwhelming.
I love it, it's certainly the best among the Tom Ford's I have tried so far.
Anyway I would not recommend a blind buy even though I did so. Or - BE BRAVE AND GO FOR IT!

Sep
17
2013
Beach Girl
Beach Girl

I adore this fragrance! I notice the opening notes of course of woody spices, incense, patchouli and bitter dark chocolate, but then I just don't care anymore. I loose myself in the fragrance and it overwhelms my senses.

The scent reminds me of a dark primeval forest full of strange, intoxicating and hauntingly beautiful fragrances. Slightly sweet yet very esoteric and compelling. Like rich, sweet woody roots buried beneath the soil in a shadowy wood full of unearthly scents, it speaks to me in a very visceral way.

Pablo Neruda expressed my thoughts better when he wrote " I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul."

Sep
16
2013
my2spritz
my2spritz

I wouldn't call this perfume "classy". For me, this smells like Rock'n'Roll! A raucous mosh pit of dissonant notes slamdancing into each other.

I like it, I own it, but I have to be careful when wearing it, it ignites an irreverent spirit in me!

Rock On!

Sep
12
2013
CutiePie
CutiePie

I love Black Orchid on its own but I really love it layered with Flowerbomb too. Don't hate me for saying that.

Sep
12
2013
williamvargas
williamvargas

I bought a 4 mil mini, it just sort of sat on my desk, not really my wife's type of scent but I was interested when it first started popping up and giving it a try, I wore today very lightly just being a little conservative a young lady I worked with whom often compliments me on just smelling good asked me is this something new? she say's wow billy that smells amazing..so hey now I feel I am a man who can wear black orchid. thinking about a bottle someday.
I have bottles of grey vetiver,tom ford extreme and lavender palm.. various good sized samples of other tom fords. just one more for the list..i think the trick is do not overapply but a man can pull this one off.
I think you would be perceived as mysterious.. ~wink~..run with me woman!

Sep
12
2013
Mirabele
Mirabele

I am testing Black Orchid today. Something wrong is going here, I blame my nose, my skin, my sample and most of all, my expectations. I was so looking forward to like it. Even if not like it, so not in the way it happened. Three things surprised me immediately: 1. it is much sweeter than I had imagined. I have no idea what I had expected, but I expected not to be sweet, at least not in the same way as many mainstream fragrances. 2. It is not SO dark as I had imagined, at least not on my skin. i can really see myself using it to work. It is also not heavy on me at all. 3. It is not unisex, not at all, imo, not in a way I had imagined after reading reviews. I am not going to believe a man wear this until i see one. This is a very feminine scent to me, sweet, fruity, rich and gourmanish.
It is not often I test niche, but when I do, I expect them to be different. I mean, very different. This one reminds me many of dark typical women fragrances, most of all Bvlgari Jasmin Noir. I expected something very special, i was actually very curiuos due to all the negative reviews, yet for me this is a typical crowd pleaser dark scent and nothing impresses me.
This is a nice scent, and while it is a bit too sweet for my taste, this is an ok one. It does not have anything special, this is a fragrance i test and forget about. I get quite a sweet fruity opening, and while it is a dark fragrance, it is still too fruity and too sweet. It gets better with time, but still very sad that I don’t like it as much as I expected. I would use it if someone would gave me a bottle as a gift, but never to buy a bottle myself. I will give it another chance, maybe, while it is a fragrance that I don’t like, it is a one that I have respect for.

Sep
09
2013
meama
meama

201) Black Banana
A perfume of Pierre Negrin with a collaboration of David Apel.
The first impression is great. An opening with a gardenia and ylang-ylang. The spicy notes reached then quickly (pepper, cinnamon, ginger, basil) mixed with woody notes (sandalwood, patchouli) and warmer notes, smoky and earthy, like incense, and a very creamy, vanilla almost greedy, sweet but balanced by a very strange salty effect. It is very attractive, perhaps in the manner of a black truffle, mentioned among the components.
My excitement was unfortunately dissipated, the complexity seemed suddenly evaporate. While the notes are consistent and give an impression of beautiful materials, the evolution is both confusing, flat and very sweet - a suntan lotion smell. A strange mixture which golbally is for me completely identical to the smell of a very mature and already dark black banana skin. It is well known Tom Ford loves black;-)
Overall a good perfume or more precisely a great perfume that slips on a peel. Always better to cross this one on someone than FlowerBomb or LaVieEstBelle.

Sep
08
2013
christianne1
christianne1

The honeymoon may be over for Black Orchid for some people because of its popularity and all that. I tend to get turned off by anything that gets too popular as well so I never even bothered to smell it but finally did...and this is a freaking sex monster. This scent could leave some poor sap cleaning out his bank account for the wicked bad gal who tempts him with it. Seriously, this is a sexy fragrance and I can see why it has been so wildly popular.

Sep
07
2013
nchalabi
nchalabi

My husband got me this one today. From time to time he likes to buy me perfumes. Well, I am a fan of strong scents and I love to have different kinds in my collection. I can wear any type of scent. This one is just horrible. It could be possible that I don't understand it. But when I smell it, it seems to be suffocating. I wish I never opened the bottle, because you don't wanna destroy your expectations. I don't know what I am gonna do with the large bottle of this one!!! :(((((((((

Sep
03
2013
SDVHC
SDVHC

Tremendously and unbearably SWEET!!

Is tooooooo also for a woman perfume...!

Sep
01
2013
Geordieboy
Geordieboy

I know this is a womans perfume but as it is quite heavy it smells great on a man. I sampled this in a store yesterday and it lasred all day from 1 lil squirt on my wrist. Very long lasting. This should definatley be marketed as a unisex fragrance as it is super sexy on men aswell as the ladies

Sep
01
2013
LeisaSch
LeisaSch

Just bought this one and yeah, definitely not for me.

There are some comments in reviews below that sum it up well:

"This isn't dark it's pitch freaking black"
"Rainy cemetery"
"Garbage dump of decay"
"Funky jasmine"

I find this heavy, damp, earthy, dirty and kind of off. I get very little sweetness and I would assume it is the black truffle note giving off the abovementioned smells.

I wish I experienced more of the citrus, sweet flowers and dark chocolate but I don't get much of these until the dry down when the scent is relatively weak.

I am unsure if I will sell this straight away or put it away for winter and try again as its 30 degrees C here in Austalia at the moment. Will see.

Aug
30
2013
GMK
GMK

Dont know if some women like it but as a man i found it totally uninspiring , untidy, cloying and boring.

Aug
27
2013
annemeimei
annemeimei

Since there are so many raved reviews about Black Orchid, I was so excited to go give it a try and was dying to be surprised by it!! After all, it's described as dark, sexiest and sultriest fragrance that any lady can her hands on!
After trying it.... the only thing that I have in mind was high class rich Indian and middle east ladies... I have smelled that before.. multiple times during big Rich High Class Indian parties. I can't even put my mind around it to just think of its scent because I'm too familiar with it and can't think of it otherwise.

I smell mostly incense..... still trying to see if I will find it pleasant or loving it one day... Don't get me wrong, I don't hate it! It's just that right now I don't like it either. For me there was no surprises... was a serious bummer for me since I've been wanting to try this for the longest time and finally did!

Aug
25
2013
woodlandwalk
woodlandwalk

I experienced this on someone else today, up till now I've not been so interested in the Tom Fords because they seemed a bit heavy, but today I was at an outdoor wedding, one of the guests was wearing this and I thought it was perfect for that scenario.

The impression is of a rich, dark spicy floral, quite 'moist' in a way. The silage rivals that of Coco, but the moist floral note (which gives a deep plummy violet impression) gives its contemporary edge.

The woman wearing it was dressed elegantly in red and black and it suited her. Mind you, the fact I could smell it so clearly outdoors, and that it was still lingering on my person for about half an hour after we hugged goodbye, should give an indication of its silage!

I'd be curious as to how it works in small amounts, but for a big event where you want to make an impact this is just right. My male friend described it as a 'natural' smell. I see what he means in a way, because all the other perfumes being worn smelled too harsh, cold or chemical in comparison.
Pretty impressive. Great for a 'statement' scent and I can imagine it working well on the women in Tom Ford's life - i.e. models and PR people!

Aug
24
2013
Ebony58
Ebony58

I went out on a limb and bought this after seeing such positive reviews. I'm so glad I did. I think this may have just become my favorite perfume. It is ebony perfection. It has a depth and complexity which is worthy of being a muse for a Shakespearean play. It's definitely worth the price tag.

Aug
21
2013
Youssef_Maggi
Youssef_Maggi

I appreciate the packaging, it gives a very luxurious feeling to the perfume but the scent itself is not matching my chemistry at all, it is too owerwhelming and eventually I had a headache when wearing it. but I think if you love the powerful perfumes, this is your top perfume!

Aug
19
2013
love45
love45

This is A FORCE! Very powerful scent and I love it! I didn't know what to expect at first since I really love soft, sweet scents! This is very heavy, bold, sexy and mature! I just love it! It kinda says, ' Hey! I am a strong woman so if you can't handle me, you gotta go!' Haha. It is definitely a unique scent! I like all the notes in this perfume because it makes this perfume one powerful seductive potion! I recommend it if you want a powerful, sexy and confident scent! ;)

Aug
18
2013
denncita
denncita

WOW!that was all i could say when i tried this last night... this scent is out of this world. It's super powerful sexy, dark, adventurous, intriguing, erotic, seductive.It opens up with a lot of chocolate and patchouli. I let my mom smell my wrist and she said it smells like a man's cologne and a botica which for us Mexican's is a store where they sell folklore remedies, usually herbs. this place also has a dark side to it since some will have curanderas which are like witches.. they supposedly cure your illnesses using voodoo or something of that sort. the use of incense there is very popular as well. So i can understand where my mom is coming from. There is something mysterious about boticas that i can relate to this fragrance. Now that my mind started wondering off I imagine a Succubus and she smells like black orchid. There's nothing innocent about this fragrance. It's not for everybody... oh it definitely isn't... my mom is one of them.

My husbands reaction caught me by surprise, though. He said it smelled familiar, like spices. He said he actually liked it and that made me the happiest girl in the world. Even if he hadn't liked it I would have still gotten it but he's the one that will be smelling it more often so I'm glad he did.

As for me, this perfume speaks to me of ancient times, maybe because of the incense... It reminds me of a smart seductive woman... maybe of Cleopatra. It's different, it evokes all sorts of emotions in me. I feel happy, confident, wise, and a little bit wild when I wear this.

Aug
11
2013
crimsonquill157
crimsonquill157

I so wanted to love this, but when I tested this today, a note hit me that just made me absolutely sick to my stomach. Wish I could figure out what that note was, it was very prominent. I thought it might go away after the first hour but it stuck around. Too bad for me.

Aug
10
2013
Dianne1107
Dianne1107

I don't know what note I'm overwhelmed with, but I can not stand the smell of this..literally makes me gag.

Aug
09
2013
Bella81
Bella81

Initially I disliked this fragrance based on smelling the bottle only. It had a weird smell in the beginning. But baby, that all changed when I sprayed this on today and fell in love!

It is warm, spicy, comforting, and inviting. I do detect chocolate, orchid, sandalwood, and incense notes which makes it spicy and warm. This fragrance makes you feel sensual and exotic! This actually may be my signature fragrance.

Aug
09
2013
misssimi
misssimi

sorry but i was expecting to be a masterpiece and it's not!
even dior addict it's better than this,for me its boring and it smells like chocolate and muffins!

Aug
09
2013
true
true

عطر تام فورد بلک ارکیده با کیفیت بسیار بالا موجود است
پخش عطر روحانی
rohani.moh@gmail.com

Aug
05
2013
sweetdiorella
sweetdiorella

A little peace of heaven. This is my signature scent. I love it. It´s the perfume I´ve been waiting for all my life.
It is dark, warm, floral, mysterious, dangerous, sexy, powerful and very spicy. As long as I can remember I have always loved spices and Black Orchid contains lots of spices and reminds me of Oriental Nights - soft warm breezes full of lovely heavy scents of oriental spices and sweet oriental flowers. Smells so goooooood.......
The sillage is just incredible.
Tom Ford is a genius.

Aug
04
2013
KATERINA LABROPOULOU
KATERINA LABROPOULOU

After a long time I finally got this "Black Orchid" this precious gem to my perfume collection. It is superb perfume, dark, gothic yet sweet and exotic very promising with huge longevity and sillage. As I am a perfume collector I have appreciated this perfume for the its deep character and unique smell. Thanks alot Mr Ford for your outstanding idea to capture this perfume and combine so well the earthy pachoulli along with the white flowers, the dark chocolate and insence and yet a touch of sweetness arises in the end to blend everything so well. Best to wear in winter.

Aug
04
2013
hameedbilal
hameedbilal

I got the dark chocolate , caramely and nsome floral
I love this perfume
Got to me in first 5 mins
Its a mystery scent from top to base
Is it wrong for me to wear this ?? (Since i am guy)

Jul
30
2013
MuthoniMissFord
MuthoniMissFord

I would Die for this !!! Oh My Days

Jul
30
2013
EmilyTheStrange
EmilyTheStrange

Chantal, "Olfactory art" as you call it is the perfect way to describe this perfume. That is how I will refer to it from now on. I don't normally reply to reviews on here (EVER)...but 'Olfactory Art' is the most perfect description of this fragrance I've ever seen. You are absolutely right.

To me, Black Orchid is perfection. To me, this is the best perfume in the world - the one I've spent half my life trying to find.

Jul
27
2013
Chantal
Chantal

I don't know about this smelling bad. There seems to be a lot of hate for this perfume. A lot of love, too, but wow, the people who hate this really hate this. Victoria from Bois De Jasmin said at one point that a good fragrance divides people and incurs polarized opinions, and that's something to think about. I like that view because it implies that a good perfume is challenging - it's not something everyone will like, it's more like a piece of art, something to be considered and appraised for artistic merit, rather than just something safe you put on to go to the office. I'll be honest, when I got my bottle of Black Orchid in the mail, I don't think I tried it for over a week, such was the courage it took to spray it on my skin. It smelled so strange from the nozzle that I just couldn't do it, not for a while. But actually, I find this very interesting, and nowhere near as bad as some people say it is. It takes a little getting-to-know-you time, but it's really a nifty composition, something you don't smell every day. As a lover of all olfactory pleasures, that's wonderful! I love new and unexpected smells. This one is definitely daunting, a crazy concoction of cologne, flowers, sweet fruits, aquatic notes, and chocolate, it's like everything I love about summer, whipped together into an intriguing blend of gourmand spiciness. It's fascinating how the perfumer at Tom Ford made this work, since there are so many weird notes merging together, and it's not bad at all! In any case, all that to say that this isn't vile, but that I personally don't just look at this as a perfume, something to be worn casually and liked by everyone. It's not a crowd pleaser. It's a challenging piece of olfactory art, something interesting and stimulating, something that can spark debate. That seems to be happening already.

Jul
26
2013
Bella81
Bella81

I finally was able to smell black orchid and was not blown away like everyone. It smelled like flowers and apple juice. LOL. I am fairly new to the fragrance world, but I was not impressed at all. It was just disgusting, guess I'm the minority so far.


****Update*****

I sprayed this on my skin and fell in love! It is warm, spicy, and very comforting. This is definitely on my want list!

Jul
25
2013
Fmcandy
Fmcandy

It took me years to like&buy this scent. I ve been trying it but felt it was too much. As I always return to B O, now is mine. I love it, I feel a bit powerful when I use it. It stays with you all day though it s not overwhelming. I do find it sweet & flowery but on the sexy & mysterious side. It's a classic.

Jul
24
2013
driveraxvl44
driveraxvl44

Living in New York, one smells a hundred different kind of fragrances, all at the same time, each assaulting your nose and punching each other out for #1. However, sometimes there is one particular fragrance that stands out above all the rest, and that usually happens when all the upper middle-class women decide they are all going to wear the same fragrance at the same time. Black Orchid is one of those.

This scent was EVERYWHERE in the fall/winter of 2006-2007. Every single woman must have been given a queue on their iPhones to buy this perfume the minute it hit the market. The frenzy did die down after a while, committing Black Orchid to memory, although you did smell a whiff here or there occasionally. I always remembered the scent, but never knew its name. All I knew was that it smelled good.

Then, last year, I decided to try Black Orchid. I had heard so much about it's dark, decadent mysteriousness that I decided to test the burgeoning legend for myself.

The first thing I remembered thinking was, "Hey! That's the same smell I remember from 2007!" It was a delight to finally put a name to the fragrance. The scent lightly bites with it's smoky, spicy floral bouquet, reminding me of cold winter nights and wood burning fireplaces. It also brings to mind a black V-necked cashmere sweater, black brushed wool pants, and some fine Italian leather boots with ice pick heels. For me, it's a comforting scent as well, wrapping me in a layer of spicy, heady goodness, especially since the fall/winter months are among my favorite of the year. Tom Ford did very well with this fragrance; very evocative. I give it 10/10.

Jul
24
2013
EmilyTheStrange
EmilyTheStrange

This is a mix of all my favourite notes meshed into a bottle of exquisite, indulgent, unique brilliance. It instantly reminds me of The West End in Queensland, Australia - back in the days where you could smoke a Hookah at a small Cafe that also sold Turkish Delight, Dark Chocolate Pastries and Black Forest Cake as well as the most amazing Tea blends you can imagine.

The incense, orchid, currants, spices, vanilla and dark (and when I say dark, I mean 80% Cocoa - at least) chocolate are complemented by the Patchouli, Amber, Wood and Citrus notes. The florals "dance" with all of them in perfect unison and in perfect rhythm - with grace.

Fortunately, this show is long lived - and it's something you'll be experiencing for a very long time, and with a very interested audience (in the form of husbands/wives/partners). And everyone else within a 6 foot radius.

I don't usually get "poetic" in my reviews, but somehow, Black Orchid brings it out in me - almost like some kind of magic potion would. This may very well be the best perfume I've ever smelled.

P.S - thank you to the very kind Fragrantician who sent me this rather large decant ♥ I will be buying a bottle of this ASAP xoxo

UPDATE 30/8/13: Wow...where did all my balloons go? LOL this place makes me laugh sometimes when people judge reviews not by information, but by whether they agree with what the person is saying or not...good AND bad reviews are important, that's kind of why this site exists :P anyhoooo, I bought a 100ml bottle of this about a month ago now and I'm still as in love with Black Orchid now as I was then. Dark, sexy, mysterious Heaven in a beautiful black bottle.

Jul
22
2013
nicoleritz
nicoleritz

Wooooooooo this one is soooooo amazing! One of my all time favourite perfume, can't stop smelling my wrist when I wear this.

Jul
21
2013
arrode
arrode

This is pure deliciousness. This is on my "to buy" list as soon as summer ends and the cooler weather comes. To me, I don't necessarily see this as a dark scent. I can smell melon in this, oddly enough. It smells like a fruit-heavy scent. I also smell a lot of chocolate, some incense, and patchouli. I could probably pull this off at work with light application and I don't really see this as an overwhelming scent. Black Orchid lasts on my skin for 8+ hours before it dies down and after showering all that remains is patchouli. It also radiates out a few feet, so be careful with your no. of sprays. Otherwise, it's quite lovely. I can't wait to purchase a bottle in the fall.

Jul
14
2013
Carrie Bradshaw
Carrie Bradshaw

There is a little fresh note in this fragrance that bothers me, does anybody know what can it be??

Jul
14
2013
Sotia
Sotia

One of the most seductive smells that have ever hit my nose. Tom, I don't know what you did here, even I feel seduced when I wear it.

Jul
14
2013
ClaireRr
ClaireRr

I really wanted to like it. But I do smell melon, and I don't find it charming.

Jul
11
2013
hedward
hedward

How come no one hasnt mentioned it already: Black Orchid = Sachertorte.
Dark chocolate cake with berries served on patchouli leaves in a house where incense has been burnt.

Thick, lush, gooey, creamy, spicy, bold, round/soft, melancholic, sexy, irresistible, addictive

First 2 hours BO pulses with a MAJOR sillage but then becomes a close-to-skin scent for another 6 hours. Great sillage and longevity overall but doesnt come even close to that of Angel's to which many have already compared.

As a man I already got compliments from women during my first wearing: I think that speaks for BO's unisex qualities.

Smell 9/10 x2
Longevity / Potency 10/10
Versatility 2/10
Complexity 10/10
x2

Overall score 80/100

Jul
11
2013
likes2paint
likes2paint

I love this perfume. I was looking for something different, and bought a fake tester online, then I bought another which was not.

OMG what a difference. The fake smelled like petrol and lasted about ten minutes (thank goodness). The real Black Orchid is divine, and lasts and lasts. I have been wearing it for the last couple of days, and now my whole house smells of wonderful, sweet, rich and balmy Black Orchid.

I cannot stop sniffing my wrists! It smells like a sensuous bouquet of flowers, with a rich creamy vanilla and a balmy light woody fragrance on my skin. I really love this one and feel quite addicted to the scent. I must get a big bottle!!!

Jul
09
2013
evocative
evocative

I'm another one who finds this perfume sweet and fruity, rather than dark.

I can smell black currant and melon, something smoky, and that sweet, green sappy scent you get when you snap a green branch sometimes. And chocolate after awhile. There's a honeysuckle smell in there somewhere, too. I'm sure of it.

I'm also another one that doesn't enjoy the fragrance longevity so many of you do.
And as for sillage: this is the only perfume I've never been complimented on wearing, which speaks volumes.

Friends enjoy the scent straight from the bottle but have never noticed it when I wear it.

I quite like it, especially the first few minutes, but perhaps it doesn't like me.

Jul
05
2013
shubha.juyal
shubha.juyal

This March my hubby surprised me with a 100ml bottle of this infamous infamous fragrance...
My first reaction was"...YAY!!...TOM FORD BLACK ORCHID!!
YAY YAY YAY...!!
...and then I smelled it....and I almost had a major gag reflex...ahh!! it was horrible!!! YUCKSS!!!!
Hiding my disappointment from my beau..I cleverly stashed it in my cupboard stating "its a fall/winter scent"
Cut to today...July...we are experiencing English weather conditions in my city...and it has become quiet cold...My hubby asked me to fetch TFBO and try!!
Yep I was concerned...I wanted to stall the inevitable till Christmas...but....

So I sprayed....and......

5 minutes later

WFT!!!...Did someone sneaked in and changed the liquid inside this black bottle???!!!
Ahhhh...an explosion of chocolate+black currant/plum
then incensey sandalwood with patchouli with a hint of amber shaken with sweet vanilla...YUMMY!!!!

I FELL IN LOVE....!!

THANX HUBBY...:P

(..yea...you need patience for this wild one..also..wintertime girls...)

Jul
03
2013
houstcs
houstcs

Better than oud wood, black orchid.. Still prefer noir. Anyone can wear this. I do not wear many feminine frags, but this is beautiful. I thought I would prefer black violet, but black orchid offers a better experience overall

Jul
01
2013
mashuda
mashuda

Just wanted to point out that michael jackson used to wear this'. ;)

Jun
29
2013
Alex Souza
Alex Souza

Black Orchid é um espetáculo de perfume!Me surpreendi quando senti ele pela primeira vez,é um perfume com composição aromática complexa e isso o faz apaixonante,sinto ele como um perfume escuro,misterioso e definitivamente diferenciado.

Jun
27
2013
ErosOphelia
ErosOphelia

The first time I smelled this perfume was back in February and it haunted me fore 3 months. I was obsessed with the smell to the point that I had to have it. Nothing compares to this. This is in a league all it's own.

Despite its rich dark textures of scents, incredibly feminine and highly sensual. Olfactory erotica is what I translate this.

This scent is for women who are/perceive themselves to be Vamps, are hedonists, unforgettable, and more fatal than Femme Fatale.

Jun
23
2013
madgefan
madgefan

Smells like thick, gooey dark chocolate. This perfume is badass. The bottle design is exquisite.

Jun
23
2013
antfarm
antfarm

This one was a strange experience. It begins earthy, with a lot of patchouli and bitter chocolate. Then the white florals come in and add a creamy, suntan lotion-like aroma. The white florals/earthiness smelled just like someone busted a potted plant on my skin, rubbed some Coppertone in the dirt, and then little mushrooms grew out of the mix.

I thought it was super-interesting, but would not wear it with regularity. Also, I didn't find it very strong or long-lasting, although some people claim this one is a sillage monster.

Jun
23
2013
vitilsky
vitilsky

A chocolate and patchouli bombon with truffles.

Jun
17
2013
guest_
guest_

Reminiscent of some strong, herbal-patchouli 70's disco frags, such as Pierre Cardin for women. For me, the mix is completely wrong. I'm glad others find this so delicious, but I simply can't stand it. I find the combination of dark chocolate and patchouli to be the "chemical, motor oil" smell some have described. I don't find these two at all compatible, sort of like a pretencious celeb chef adding disparate ingredients to come off as sophisticated. (Think oysters and ice cream). After a long dry down, I find it not completely without merit, as the smoke, rose and florals come through. But nothing erases the aweful combination of patchouli and chocolate for me. It speaks to my own tastes when I say that I also find Angel positively revolting, and the world's worst fragrance. I love spicey bold and exotic as much as the next person, but anything but a wisp of patchouli is too much for me. For example; dislike BO, love Bal a Versailles. Passionately hate Angel, love Opium. Just the way I roll.

Jun
15
2013
Petal85
Petal85

The first time I smelled this on a tester, I loved it. When I tried it on my skin, the top notes slapped me in the face with an alarmingly sharp medicinal smell, which fortunately faded quickly into the most gorgeous,warm and beautiful scent. I was in love. Then the bottom notes came out and they were very dirty and stinky; and not in a good way. This may be one of those perfumes that smell great on some and not on others. I think it is definitely worth a try. Very original and different. This might smell good on a man.

Jun
14
2013
Mooniq
Mooniq

Thanx Allinug for a sample!
This one is dark Patchouli and chocolate on my skin.. shortlived. Very nice but not my style. Worth trying, if you like adult, dark scents.

Tack Allinug för provet!
Denna är bara mörk Patchouli och choklad på min hud. Kortlivad. Väldigt trevlig men inte min stil. Dock värd att prova om du gillar vuxna, mörka dofter.

Jun
14
2013
ArtzGirl
ArtzGirl

My Fragrantica.com friend sent a sample of this to me to try, based on some of the stronger perfumes that I have reviewed on this site. So far, so good.

When I initially sprayed this and it was first setting up on my skin, it took on a little bit of a medicinal type scent. About 20 minutes into it, this is softening out and is much more alluring now.

This fragrance is hitting the alto range and it is a very full bodied stronger type fragrance that has good silage and makes a powerful impression.

This fragrance started out a bit obnoxious with my chemistry, but the longer that I wear this - the more that it is growing on me. The strong medicinal smell is now softening into an inviting "floriental" with my chemistry.

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I'm trying Kenzo Jungle L'Elephant Kenzo along side this - and will definitely have to revisit Black Orchid again, alone... where I can totally focus on all of the notes and how it is intermixing with my chemistry... without the competition from Jungle L'Elephant Kenzo.

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The final dry down phase of this fragrance is very Ooooooh La La! I actually like how this finishes better than L'Elephant and Womanity. All are very unique and have their own "thing going"... but the dry down of Black Orchid is really super! Love this!!! The essence in this final phase is very rich, sweet, warm, and inviting. Ok, I think this is a possible "signature fragrance" as well!

Thanks so much for sending me a sample of this to try! It is truly AWESOME!!!

Jun
14
2013
Starlight_Angel
Starlight_Angel

Tom Ford's Black Orchid is a wonderful scent full of complexities and a multitude of layers. The notes weave together to produce a beautifully crafted olfactory tapestry that radiates class and elegance.

It does possess an essence of mystery but, despite the name, I don't find it particularly dark.

On me Black Orchid opens with a note that reminds me of melon. It's sweet and juicy with a hint of creamy florals.

As the fragrance starts to dry down, a subtle chocolate steps into the forefront. To my nose this isn't a sweet 'candy bar' kind of chocolate. It's more like a bittersweet version of this delectable treat.

Finally the patchouli emerges giving the whole perfume an earthy quality. I actually find the patchouli in this scent to be pretty subtle and refined. It doesn't dominate, providing balance rather than stealing the show.

Black Orchid is a pretty unique scent to me. I've seen a lot of comparisons between Black Orchid and Angel, but while Angel is all about heavy patchouli to my nose, Black Orchid is softer, sweeter and more about the chocolate and elegant florals.

I find the lasting power is excellent and the sillage is very good too. It's more of a nighttime scent in my opinion but honestly, Black Orchid is a good scent to turn to when you just want to add a little extra scented elegance to your day.

Jun
10
2013
Ariesboy
Ariesboy

This smells very good on dark-skinned men. Mediterraneans, Arabs, West-Africans, Brazilians etc...

It is hauntingly beautiful. Superfluously rich and indulgent.

I was once trapped in an airport for three days and was so glad there was at least one individual after three days of not showering that smelt this splendid. It was a young man wearing Black Orchid. He was from Italy.
I have loved it ever since.

Jun
10
2013
Apocalyptos
Apocalyptos

I'd love this on a dark mysterious woman. That would drop everything from jaw to clothing...but too scared for anything rising. Perfect.

Jun
06
2013
Chubby0404
Chubby0404

Makes me feel unique and sensuelle.
I 'm addicted to it. As time passes it changes its notes. And even after bath you can smell it on the skin.
I spray my finger almost in contact with the bottle and touch it on the base of my neck and wrist..that's enough and can last for a day. These few drops make it last for months. If I had the chance to change one thing, it would be the price. I cant afford it.

Jun
06
2013
mran
mran

Ugh. I love this. It's dark and beautiful and strong. I'm addicted to it. Whenever I don't have it on, I crave it. This is my first real perfume (not counting the random ones I've gotten for birthdays and such). I'm so in love with it.

Jun
04
2013
Lajanne
Lajanne

I finally got Black Orchid and I love it!

May
31
2013
kazewayz
kazewayz

Well done fragrance. This juice is potent. It's elegant, classy, unisex, dark, sexy, mysterious, and just over all amazing. It's sweet but not annoying, warm and spicy as well. The dry down gets unoffensive and very close to te skin. Great for night time use, for a romantic date. Unisex? You bet. Try it.

May
27
2013
butterbean
butterbean

Sometimes there are fragrances that really stand out. This one not only stands out -- it stands up and if you apply it with a heavy hand it will smack you in the face and all those around you as well.

Don't get me wrong. I really like Black Orchid. It is strong, intense, mysterious and sexy. You need 1 spray from a 6 inch distance on each wrist. More than that it is overkill.

Black orchid is sensual head turning concoction of chocolaty, warm vanilla amber, faintly gardenia with the spice of incense and patchouli, earthy tuber and the bite of vetiver.

It is quite exotic, deep, and sensual for sure.

The 3 times I have worn it -- I have gotten compliments -- including tonight.

May
25
2013
NicoleET88
NicoleET88

While I completely disagree with him, I had to come on here and write up my younger brother's impression of this fragrance on his skin.

"Benedryl, Lysol disinfectant spray, and ham spices."

And my poor mother...I put less than a drop on the back of my hand this morning and now, hours later, every time I pass by she crinkles her nose and remarks about the terribly strong cologne I'm wearing. It's even begun to haunt her, as she's smelling it on everything I've come in contact with.

My own feelings on this scent? I get licorice, and smoke, something sweet, and a thick, sticky, floral sap. And it's definitely dark. Everything dark.

Then somewhere in the middle, bubblegum. :-/

Still undecided about this perfume. My family hates it on and off of me, and I'm not in love with it myself, but there is something so seductive and intriguing that I don't see myself writing it off without giving a few more tries. Also, it's late May now and this is not warm weather friendly. Though, it has been unseasonably cool the last few days. I don't really know. I'll have to come back and give this a second review once I've gotten better acquainted with it.

May
25
2013
KEW
KEW

A femme fatale kind of image shop assistant smelt amazing so I asked he what she was wearing... I went straight down the perfume dept and sprayed Black Orchid. I like it- bit I'm afraid it makes me feel sick after a while. I'm not sure which note is too heavy for me. I can appreciate it but it's not for me! You definitely need a striking image to wear this.

May
21
2013
k1210722
k1210722

This is a classic ! One of my favourites! Very long lasting. This is a winter's scent should not be worn during summer. This is more of a night time scent as well.

May
18
2013
Allinug
Allinug

Now I have done it again, sorry. The guest review below this is mine.

I must add that it smells wonderful even in warmer weather.

May
18
2013
guest_
guest_

I almost given up hope but finally I have found a perfume with chocolate that suits me. Little spicy, fruits, patchouli, vanilla and a beautiful floral smell.

I put it on yesterday evening and I can still smell it on my wrist...believe it or not but it was 17 hours ago I put it on. Now it's a soft chocolate, vanilla, patchouli smell. This perfume is incredible, so happy I bought it.

May
18
2013
johnnybr0801
johnnybr0801

Holy Jesus!! This stuff is seriously addictive!! Should be on prescription! You think you can just use it when you are in the mood, but to be honest this stuff takes over control the time you put it on your shelf...you want it more, everyday, every night. You dream about it, you can't live without it..some might say I'm on drugs, but no! I'm on Black Orchid! And when you wear it, you don't need to wonder who is the guy smells good around-it's you! Use with caution!!

May
16
2013
advabart
advabart

Don't know what happened. BO used to be on top of my wish list, but because of its hefty price tag - never being on discount - I've always avoided it...
Yesterday I tried it again, hoping to sense its beauty on my skin, but...
all I could smell was oversweet, overipe fruit. It seems this cloying smell sticks into your clothes forever...
Needless to say, it is now removed from my "want" shelf ...

May
14
2013
lumberjack
lumberjack

If i see a women wears it, i would marry with her. Tom Ford for god sakes what kind of a human you are. Strongly applaud for this significant piece.

May
13
2013
kellie.bell.96
kellie.bell.96

If you are a wallflower, or do not have a commanding presence, FIND SOMETHING ELSE. BO does not ask permission---it takes over. I love it. Men love it on me. It's rich, deep, and demanding.

May
12
2013
elusivek
elusivek

This is my second review of this. On a whim I decided to try this in warmer weather and it's a completely different perfume! I'm not crazy about the opening, it's quite chaotic and my senses are a bit overwhelmed by all the different elements at odds with each other.

However once the tart berry, dark chocolate, floral, spice, and the sweetness settle down, they begin to harmonize. The berry is the clear leader in the beginning, but with a strong tangy citrus, the chocolate, white florals and an intense sweetness.

The next stage the black currant ebbs a bit but the tartness still stands out as the dominant element. The white florals are eclipsed by a deep rose and heavier floral note. The sweetness now accents rather than dominates, patchouli begins to emerge and the perfume is an exotic modern fusion.

I'm not really sure what to make of it, it's outstanding but I don't know that it's a fit for my personality. I tell you what though, I'm intrigued by the first few stages, not enough to purchase a bottle based on that, but enough to want to continue to explore the fragrance.

That being said, I concur that after 2 hours or so, the boldness is gone and what is left is a subdued echo of the what it once was. Based on the drastic change and demure shadow of itself that it becomes, as well as being nearly gone alltogether after 4 hours, I can't see myself ever buying a bottle.

May
08
2013
Chicagobelle
Chicagobelle

I tried this at Sephora and wow, I cant wait to get this baby in my life...it's so mysterious, dark and seductive. :) It's an incredibly unique fragrance in comparison to what;s in my wardrobe...not my typical fragrance and I love that. I feel like wearing my black skinny jeans, a fitted leather jacket and and some killer heels with this perfume, lol. Okay let's just say I love the fragrance.

May
02
2013
Methodorama
Methodorama

I loooove this one ! Apparently tom ford wanted it to smell like a mans crotch !?! Please don't go by that , because this is an extremely luxurious scent and very jungle and dark and sexie ! When i wear i feel like a sexie man is around me all the time hovering over me or something ! Haha, go have a sniff its amazing n very yummy without being food like. I can go on n on :) and the bottle is just beautiful ! And u don't need much just one spray of it and it sticks with you for like a whole day!

May
02
2013
ArkangeL
ArkangeL

The question isn't why do you want it, but what do you want from it? A fragrance of mystery, complexity and intensity cannot simply be worn. It must be felt. I myself am confident enough to wear Black Orchid, but it doesn't always mean I'm in the mood for it, but when I am I want it bad. Sound familiar? This is not a fragrance that opens up floral. Don't let the note grid fool you. Yes, the orchid, gardenia, lotus, ylang ylang and jasmine are all there... but masked in exotic woods, amber, incense and a very lustful chocolate-vanilla blend. Chocolate can be aggressive and will be one of the first notes you detect, however it does not overstay its welcome. Following, the resins and blackened flowers arise with the earth beneath it chaperoned by vetiver, sandalwood and patchouli. Magnificent.

Apr
29
2013
johnnybr0801
johnnybr0801

Its for sure one of the most interesting scents in the recent years...a contemporary art which cannot be understood at first sniff...
I have my own love & hate moments with this fragrance. I dont really wear unisex perfumes but this one and all the positive reviews got me to order my 50 ml bottle last week. It needs really a strong personality to wear! At first spray it was very feminine to me, but the mid and the base notes are very masculine. I think this is a very charismatic and complex scent you need to wear again and again to understand the different layers of it.
For men only: use it with caution (1 max 2 sprays!) otherwise people might choke near to you...:) After all, this is a beautiful scent and everyone owning and wearing this stuff should be very proud as this is one of the most amazing scent of modern times!

Apr
27
2013
Bandit
Bandit

From time to time I fall head over heels in love with a perfume. I've fallen for Black Orchid right now. When I'm in this phase I would kill for it, it just has to ask...

Apr
27
2013
irinalmazova
irinalmazova

unique, sexy, the best! my number one perfume!!

Apr
26
2013
biagiodf81
biagiodf81

Working in a niche perfumery store, this scent is certainly very much loved by Italian men, even tho is considered a feminine perfume. Sexy, dark and snappy attracts those who want to feel in step with the times and make an impression. If you are feeling from other times i would not recommend this scent, it's very contemporary and doesn't give you any vintage chic feedback.

Apr
26
2013
iloveloulou
iloveloulou

this perfume is sexy, mystical, dangerous and enigmatic.. ull feel different if ure using black orchid.

Apr
25
2013
iloveloulou
iloveloulou

this perfume is sexy, mystical, dangerous and enigmatic.. ull feel different if ure using black orchid.

Apr
25
2013
outofocus
outofocus

As much as I deeply wanted to try and buy it, I finally got to try it on paper... well I cannot say it was a disappointment from a fragrance point of view, but neither that it was a wooooaaahhh!!

Sexy notes, yes but actually a nice perfume... nooo!!

At least on paper strip it smelled more like a bathroom cleaning product, so sorry to write this, but that was it.

Apr
23
2013
Blackandred88
Blackandred88

It's unique..exactly what TF wanted but not a good fragrance to wear. It's almost like "hello I dipped my skin in melted Black Licorce and I smell sexy"


The private collection is much better and all of his mainstream fragrances are very smelly almost like an antique shop fragrance

Apr
21
2013
feely
feely

Looks like I am very much in the minority here with this one. Wearing this made me feel so depressed. I was constantly reminded of a wet, rainy cemetary. I did not get any sweetness at all. I usually go for "darker" frags in the colder months, but this one is a no-no for me.
In fact, I don't think I've ever had such a viceral reaction to a scent before. It was overwhelmingly sad.
I couldn't get it off fast enough - it lingered forever.
This isn't dark - it's pitch freaking BLACK.

Apr
21
2013
flying_colours
flying_colours

It was not love at first sniff here... My first impression of Black Orchid was that it smelled like engine oil, before drying down to a cloying berryish thing. I was baffled by all the positive reviews. But in my life it is often the case that the things I start out disliking end up becoming some of my favourites (see: Shalimar, green tea, and a lot of the music I listen to). By the third or fourth time I smelled this, I didn't hate it so much. I still didn't love it, but something intrigued me enough to buy a 30ml bottle. I've now owned it for a couple of weeks and am finally head over heels in love. My main impressions are of dark, tart, juicy berries and bitter dark chocolate. That kind of chocolate that is so dark it stops being sweet and actually tastes a little spicy. The drydown is exquisite, berries and exotic flowers. It's warm, dark, intense, and alluring. Just a bit masculine - guys should not be afraid to wear this too. Perfect for a night out, or a dark winter day. I can see this earning a place on my favourites shelf.

Apr
21
2013
thatsperf
thatsperf

Tried on this perfume a couple of weeks ago. I must say that this was the first perfume that made me think and my head was up in the clouds trying to figure out what made a perfume smelled so...alien. For me it definitely has a 'fleshy' quality to it...the juiciness of thick orchid petals or the one of the carnal kind. Something biological, neither male or female but essentially human.

Apr
16
2013
Senzadite
Senzadite

@Selinu... try the voile de fleur version...

Apr
14
2013
selinu
selinu

I cant stand any spicy scent. This perfume is very delicious with all of its notes but spice... I wish there were no spice. Will love it when Im grown enough.

Apr
14
2013
Jvaldez_2667
Jvaldez_2667

I obtained a sample vial of this at my local Sephora last week. I wore it for the first time last night. I sprayed just ONE small spray under my neck, because I was hesitant about trying a fragrance labeled 'for women'. I got three compliments on my smell, and I woke up this morning, still smelling like Black Orchid. I also recently purchased the Grey Vetiver from Tom Ford, which unfortunately doesn't have the same projection as Black Orchid. Black Orchid is definitely a fragrance that will make you noticed. I get a lot of sweet patchouli, woodsy florals, and for me, it does smell quite feminine for the first two hours, after that, it transforms into a very elegantly masculine scent.

Apr
14
2013
liiva
liiva

I was a bit scared, because of so different reviews. I was surprised. Yes, I was thinking that this perfume is very strong and very, very dark and I was waiting that, becouse I love dark, mystical, warm fragrances. And, Yes!!! It is! :) But in the very, very, veeeeery good meaning! But I think that this is not so dark how most biggest people part say. I want more and more!!! I am so happy about it all! This fragrance really is very dark, sweet, sensual and mystical. I am in love. :))
And yes, longevity is very, very, very gooood!

Apr
10
2013
RUDOLFO512
RUDOLFO512

My friend who is a female owns this fragrance. I was at her house about a month ago and I tried it and loved it. So I ordered a bottle on-line. At first it did not smell that good but after about 10-15 minutes it was a wonderful scent. It does not smell girly feminine and it could very well be worn by a man. It smells very spicy and I can smell flowers. I don't know if it is the orchid that I smell. Great fragrance by Tom Ford and I will be wearing it often.

Apr
09
2013
modernmabuse
modernmabuse

Ohhh, smell of it!

Apr
04
2013
lukkyme
lukkyme

DO NOT spray & immediately smell LOL . . . . . because DAAAMMM motor oil chemical leather mens fahrenhiet IS what you will smell & its NOT delicate feminine or sexy . . . . BUT that does not matter give atleast 10 minutes THEN ''she'' starts 2 peek out her big beautiful bold head from behind the dark velvety petal's . . . . you just sit still & the more you do , the more time you give her the more open & social she will be . . . . she's the porcelain fairy that live's in the center of the black orchid & if you spray THIS HEAVILY ON A GARMENT & then COME BACK 2 WEAR IT THE NEXT DAY ! you will see her at her most charming :) a naughty little almost ''goth'' like nymph dancing around in a little dusty cloud of pollen that smells like something I cant even do justice by with words . . . . I just wanted 2 say DONT run away at first sniff it would be your LOSS because there IS magic in mysterious smokey flower

Apr
02
2013
soulflwr
soulflwr

I REALLY REALLY want to love this, but the patchouli is too strong, I do LOVE patchouli scents, but I prefer the ones where the note is used to "warm up" the composition. It smells too strange on me, I just can't like it for myself.
I didn't want to give up on it though, because I still believe this is a special fragrance. So on a whim I asked my husband to try it on, and surprisingly he did.

I must say, it smells absolutely amazing on my him! Very, very sexy. His response after I made him try it on was, "Now THIS is the panty-dropper right here!" Ha!(inside joke)

So while, I do adore this perfume (a lot), I love smelling it on my husband instead of myself.

Mar
26
2013
mahsam.raza
mahsam.raza

Black Orchid has quickly become my go to scent when i'm dressed for a special meeting in office or when i'm going to some high class spot at night. This stuff really get's you noticed. I had a meeting with my project managers this morning and i used this wonderful/amazing stuff, i felt like i was in the spot light. i feel really confident when i use Black orchid. fragrances dont tend to last long on my skin or project, but this is an exception. i mean WOW i get easily 12+ hrs and projection for 5-6 hrs with this.

will be in my collection forever

Mar
24
2013
kingdanny4754
kingdanny4754

This is what a fragrance is suppose to smell like.

Mar
21
2013
ladywildswan
ladywildswan

Chapter III

Sweet and sexy... soft and spiced. Complex and layered. The flowers are just below the surface and the vanilla and sandalwood shout for attention. I like the way it responds to warmth and heat. Very, very pleasing, comfortable like an old lover. You know the places to go...

Mar
20
2013
ladywildswan
ladywildswan

Chapter II

Sandalwood, sandalwood, sandalwood and spice were the later hours of the day. I love patcholy and waited for it to appear, but alas not today. It's cold and damp here on the mountain and I have learned to pay close attention to weather and scent. Tomorrow is promised to be a warmer day and we will see what develops.

I am still growing in love...

Mar
16
2013
benlane18
benlane18

Nothing short of stunning. Dry down is heavenly, slightly reminds me of the a*men dry down. The opening is slightly too potent for my liking, but after the first hour, it becomes more bearable.

A masterpiece, enough said.

Mar
15
2013
ladywildswan
ladywildswan

I always write my reviews as a story... and this is the first chapter and the first chapter is the beginning of a love story. I am getting citrus and vanilla and all of the base notes. I think this could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship. I will make it my only fragrence for the next few days and write more as we get to know each other better.

Mar
15
2013
scentsforme
scentsforme

I have to say this take my breath away at first,
Then I'm man candy,he said mmmmmmm!!
This goes really good with my chemistry,
If it doesn't with yours, sorry it can be bad
or doesn't last.

Mar
14
2013
benlane18
benlane18

Purchased a 3ml sample of this today, I also heard that this was Michael Jacksons sig fragrance during his later years. Shall be leaving my review as soon as I receive it through the post.

Mar
14
2013
John_John
John_John

This is one that deserves the characterism "black".
Black-the-house-down.
You will smell like the darkest day in England, or like a demonic wet candy shop.
Another must-have. Can only picture this for men.

Mar
07
2013
degauss
degauss

First whiff: there's this odd note or their combination that I can't name. I point my finger and say "patchouli, you are making this fragrance behave in strange ways!", but it's not patchouli's fault. I love The Odd Note. (See, I already gave it a pet name). It's dark, sugar-free and unlike the usual dark feminine scents. It's the same note that's expressed in a stronger manner in Bois 1920 "Real Patchouli", though I don't think (meaning: I hope like hell it's not) it's patchouli solely. I like it. An hour later, I still like it, but it has become a tamer creature. A few hours later, it's soft, lying very closely to my skin, but The Odd Note is only discernible if you, well, essentially rub your nose against my skin. Also, vanilla has come to play, too. Go away vanilla, you're ruining it a little. All in all, we've spend a nice afternoon together, me and Black Orchid. I can easily imagine this on a man, and it's a nice image. A homme fatale of sorts, a self-possessed, subtle man. Everything is pulled inside, no unnecessary flair or theatrics. No dogmatic attitudes. A discerning pleasure seeker.
I'm not positive I'll ever own it, as I am, apparently, the pickiest person on the planet (curse you, vanilla), but it's a truly lovely, not run-of-the-mill fragrance.

Mar
06
2013
dark fragrance
dark fragrance

oh well...so much of confussion created by all reviews :) ..well im a male n i hv tried it...i call it unisex for sure..i experienced woody as a top note with touch of floral and kinda earthy...over all a lovely smell to wear.

Mar
02
2013
hollycat
hollycat

Its funny how everyone has such a different experience with this fragrance.

Some say its too masculine, or it smells like Angel,or its soooo odd?? etc. etc.

Well, I get none of the above on my skin. What I experience is a fruity, lush floral oriental. Just a hint of chocolate for some depth and a little sweetness, but honestly if i didnt know the notes, I wouldnt know what they were other than...uh fruity? floral? oriental? And definately not odd. Not ordinary, but not odd.

I dont experience this scent as masculine at all on me, and Im amazed at how it appeals and is sold to men. That's how different scents morph on the skin. Its truly a unique experience for everyone who tries this.

It's a wondrous beauty of a perfume that I hope to one day own. FBW for sure, but try before you buy! Dont go by reviews. This one is a shapeshifter.

Feb
28
2013
ScottyVizz
ScottyVizz

Sweet and very unisex. Can easily be worn by a man.

Feb
27
2013
Nadia Albayati
Nadia Albayati

For those who can't tolerate black orchid on their skin, try it on your clothes, it smells heavenly and lingers for weeks..

Feb
26
2013
truffles
truffles

For me this is a big patchouli-ish blast that turns into TM Angel. Brings to mind middle-aged 'chav' women. Doesn't do it for me at all. (Love querelle's review below! :D)

Feb
26
2013
raw umber
raw umber

Tom Ford Black orchid starts with a pink/purple puff of sweet air like a whiff of a sweet chemical bi-product from an unknown location in Newark, New Jersey. It makes you think of vapor from the runoff from some sort of fragrance factory where super sweet fragrances are bottled. You try to figure out which direction the wind is blowing...

Just then, WHAM, you get hit in the face with a tire swing. Somewhat stunned, you stagger backward, touching your nose carefully to see if blood is streaming out, and when you find to great relief, that you didn't get injured, you notice that the "pink wind" doesn't smell nearly as off-putting as when you first noticed it.

It even smells a little like chocolate sandwich cookies with vanilla creme filling and flowers mixed with rubber and burning chemicals, kind of compelling in a strange way. Then you worry that you might be concussed.

Black Orchid is a mysterious fragrance. It is standing outside, trying to take cues from the scents surrounding you, and failing.

It's an overcast day, when the sky is an impenetrable grey, but you can't tell for the life of you whether the cloud cover is normal water vapor or pollution.

The longer I wear it, the more I like it, but it is beautiful in the way an industrial landscape is beautiful. Scary, majestic, and so unapologetically man-made, that it commands awe.
Literally awe-some.

Feb
26
2013
tessture
tessture

I'm not sure what other peopel are smelling in this one. I don't get these rough incense/wood/leather notes others are mentioning. On me,it goes on as a lush, amazingly true orchid, thick, tropical, dense. My father raised orchids for decades, so I can safely say this smells like the flowers he tended. It stays pure that way til the very very end, where it's dried down to a lovely creamy vanilla wood. I guess it's all down to chemistry, so try before commiting to a full bottle.

Feb
23
2013
babylima
babylima

smoke, leather, patchouli, i can also detect watermelon and peaches from it. even though this is a little masculine and my boyfriend said it smells "sour", i simply adore it : )

Feb
21
2013
mersilover84
mersilover84

i've heard people say guys can pull it off. i dont know, i dont think i'd try it. that being said, this is absolutely one of the best fragrances i've ever smelled in my life for men or women. it's really a work of art that has to be respected. i smelled some 400 dollar bottle of clive christian....ummmm no. i'll take black orchid (which is no cheapy anyway) everyday of the week.

Feb
17
2013
an.jorePipip
an.jorePipip

This one is thick, creamy, sweet, and warm as well...longevity and sillage are superb! One more thing, it blends so well with my body odor and making it as if IT IS my body odor, love it!

Feb
17
2013
isenseincense
isenseincense

This has everything I love in a perfume. Deep, dark, brooding and exotic and yet I can't wear it. There is a staleness that repells me.

I love a moist earth smell but this has rotting mushrooms somewhere in the mix, and cheap chocolate and a rotting quality on me.

A real lesson in why its not a great idea to blind buy. Personal chemistry is so important.

Feb
13
2013
NorthernLadMSP
NorthernLadMSP

I'm a man and this has become one of my all time favorite fragrances to wear. I've loved it, and purchased bottles, since it was initially released, and it is worth every penny.

I just love the scent this gives off. On me it is a semi-sweet dark chocolate and rasberry incense with a bit of patchouli and vanilla. The lasting power is superb; generally around 10 hours. This fragrance has, by far, fetched me the most compliments out of the many scents I own and wear.

FYI, even though this was originally designed to be a womans fragrance, every single department store I know of sells it in both the men and womens fragrance sections.

Feb
13
2013
Ms S
Ms S

My boyfriend got it for me for my birthday, I have already try it before and I have to say it is a version of the first male perfume I ever bought, Furyo
from Jacques Bogart, a discontiue perfume, for my utterly sadness. Black Orchid is on the same level, dark and beautiful, sexy and naughty.

Feb
07
2013
supergirl83221
supergirl83221

I only give L.O.V.E. to this perfume. I literally fell head-over-heals for this one. BO is one perfume you should not miss. Addicting, enchanting, bewitching... you name it. The powerful opening notes of incense and a hint of chocolate and vanilla have taken me to a different plane of nirvana. The smokiness is not repulsive at all, in fact, it makes your want for more. A few minutes later, the spicy- floral tandem develops and melts into the smokiness as it continues to lure you into the addicting experience. This one of the fragrances with a strong and distinct character. Definitely FBW! :)
Staying power is very good. Sillage is heavy.

Feb
04
2013
merosara
merosara

It comes as a no surprise then that this juice is so popular among Gulf Arabs, both men and women, as they are used to old-world opulence, overpowering incense and long lasting oud-like scents. The market there is also over flood with BO knock-offs to the point that they are sold at traffic lights. Never the less, BO has not lost its originality due to the layers upon layers of different notes that reacts differently to different types of skins.

Jan
30
2013
jeffthebarbarian
jeffthebarbarian

Well, I tried this out at Sephora, and I was very anxious to try out this scent. Incense, patchouli, and spices sounded so great!
So I tried to spray it, and the sprayer was stuck. I pumped it a few times, and then I got drowned in Black Orchid. So my review is going to be for someone who wears way too much at one time. LOL.
I will update when I have tried this properly.

Upon my dousing, I smelled pretty wretched. I can smell the incense, but over top of the incense and the spices is this smell of decay! It's like the cartons of mushrooms that were shoved to the back of the refrigerator, and you remember them for your salad. They still look good, but you peel back the plastic wrap, and PHEW!
It is very earthy and smells damp and weird.
Occasionally, I would get a whiff of pure incense, but that opening note lasted and lasted.

I would like to test this lightly, because I could smell stuff in it that I would like.
I don't know if it because I accidently doused myself in it or my body chemistry that it smelled so bad, but I would like to find out.

I think that Baby Phat Seductive Goddess smells alot like those underlying tones of incense that smell so good in this.

UPDATE: So I have had time to test this properly. I have tried a light spray, and I have tried spraying cotton and dabbing myself. All attempts have left me with that rotting vegetation smell. :-(
I really wanted to like this. I let my boyfriend try this too, and the rotting smell is on him too, but he doesn't smell it.
It just has to be my nose! He really likes the smell!
I, on the other hand, have started to feel naseous when I smell it.
I have never had a reaction like this to a perfume before. I've never felt sick to my stomach over a fragrance.

Jan
20
2013
khettoo
khettoo

I always hate chocolate smell but with black orchid i changed my mind about chocolate smell..

Jan
19
2013
Milladane
Milladane

First impression at the store: Oh, weird.....bitter medicinal herbs and rather masculine. Hm...this is popular? Upon second application, without the initial shock, and in the sanctity of my home, I got the chance to slowly take in all the strange goodness.

EDP: As a whole, to me, it smells dry and leathery, with tobacco, cocoa, vanilla, and florals. But please don't think of this as a scent that gives you the feeling of warmth, sipping hot chocolate in a cozy cafe. Rather, the feeling is a summer night at the graveyard, with the smell of moist dirt, a sad tune being hummed at a distance. At the same time, it is late night seduction in a modern bedroom, up on the 34th floor, drinks, fire crackling in the fireplace. Oh my, how I would love to be in either of those places...well, more so the latter.

This is unisex, and I'd say suits a man even more than a woman. If this was on a man, I'd unashamedly sniff him non-stop. I did think this was the same type of fragrance as Angel, so did a side by side. Upon checking the notes, it looks like both are predominately chocolate and patchouli. Angel is a lot sweeter and stronger and probably should only be worn by a woman. Angel may have been innovative, but Black Orchid is a lot more sophisticated, and comes in the most exquisite bottle. It's too bad because I so want the bottle, but while I thoroughly enjoy Black Orchid, I don't think it's the right scent for me. Or I may just have to buy it after all, as my sample is dwindling....

Jan
16
2013
DariDahlia
DariDahlia

The only way I liked this on my skin is if I put it on BEFORE going to bed. It smells much better the next day.

Jan
13
2013
Ce11estion
Ce11estion

At last I come across this mysterious wonder.. and what do I make of it.. Hard one I think, I really get the darkness, especially the chocolate and incense, almost mixed up with some old dusty pot pourri from the back of an oak dresser, very Gothic and dramatic, creamy yet with a sword edge hidden in amongst it's beautiful blackened wilted petals.. I would have to give this time as it's a smoulderer .. eventually it's going to burn into your soul!

Jan
10
2013
luna1234567
luna1234567

I sprayed this on paper and it smelled disgusting, maybe next time I'll try it on my skin. On paper it smelled like incense and masculine.

Jan
07
2013
annettepe
annettepe

i didnt expect much from this but i really really like it! its such a dark, complex and sexy fragrance. i imagine a very mysterious and confident woman wearing a scent like this.

i can really smell the cocoa and the pathouli throughout. it is a very spicy fragrance. its sweet with floral notes such as the orchid and gardenia. also theres a slight vanilla in the dry down that gives this fragrance a warm feel to it. i would say this is a very alluring fragrance.

the staying power on me is really good. its such a strong perfume so a little goes a long way. i can still smell this closely on the skin after 8 hours. although its very expensive so im still hesitating whether its worth the money or not...

this also reminds me of a stronger and more complex version of the Black XS Paco Rabbane perfume. Also i would say the Black XS is more watered down.

Jan
03
2013
psloves
psloves

I love, love, love this its dark, mysterious but if I'm honest its more masculine... any man wearing this gets me vote :) amazing staying power.

Jan
03
2013
Ashley_Chanel
Ashley_Chanel

Black Orchid is really one of the most delectable fragrances I have ever had the pleasure of experiencing. It's an ultimate masterpiece. I want to wear this everyday, but force my self to wear something different as not to over indulge in this elixir.

I hear that Tom Ford requested it to smell like a "mans crotch" and unbelievably in the midst of its dark chocolate and florals and about one hour into the journey, I can smell it. Its buried in the sweet composition but my god its there and It doesn't smell off putting at all.

After this overload of deep florals, rich Chocolates and syrupy Berries. The fragrance's Vetiver and Incense poke their heads, binding with the Vanilla and Amber to smoothen out into a calm cocktail of masculine beauty.

I know I will never be without a bottle of this stuff.

Jan
02
2013
Pbeschi
Pbeschi

How can anyone say this perfume lasts long? I am very disappointed: I paid 90 euros for a bottle (yes I am dumb, thank you) and this perfume lasts less than flowerbomb (which doesn't last much either). The perfume is rich, gorgeous and distinctive BUT NOT long lasting. Great sillage for about 30 minutes. HIGHLY DISAPPOINTED TOM.

Jan
01
2013
modernmabuse
modernmabuse

Bu parfümü birkaç kelimeyle anlat deseler yanıtım şu olurdu: LÜKS ve SEKSİ!

Dec
31
2013
Anatolian_Swarthy
Anatolian_Swarthy

it is risky to use B.Orchid..i tried it,bitter scent

Dec
31
2013
movs
movs

This one was a blind buy in my search for oriental sillage monsters. It has many positive reviews and was among the 40 most popular perfumes on this site, when I bought it.

Black Orchid certainly is loud. It is an almost bittersweet perfume with a strong opening of minty patchouli and wine gum smelling fruity notes. When it settles, patchouli seems to calm down a little, while the wine gum mingles with bitter chocolate and sweet floral notes. I find it hard to identify the individual notes in this perfume. It is as if all the notes are in disguise as something else. So you could say that this perfume is blended to perfection and that the creators have succeeded in creating something really new.

BO is absolutely unisex.
I can’t say that BO is a particularly nice scent but it certainly is unique.

In 3 words: UNIQUE – UNISEX – BITTERSWEET

Dec
31
2013
Thandar
Thandar

I bought blindly this one because of the comments and the oriental floral group which i love. Yeah, it needs to be tested on the skin. On the clothes or paper,the scent doesn't change any other notes and all you can get is the top notes which is so sharp and awful floral-fruity. But on the skin after fifteen minutes later, the scent changes into the pleasant woodsy scent. The dry down is very amazing and so spicy; choco-vanillary, woodsy and a slightly mixture of white floral. At first, i was hesitated to buy because i heard it is so strong. But for me it is not as strong as 'Narciso's For Her'. I love BO and men also love to smell it on girls<3

Dec
22
2012
40plus&fab
40plus&fab

I wanted to give this a try because I really like unique sensual fragrances (usually woody florientals). Well this is indeed unique and in some ways sensual. It really does need to be sampled on the skin and not a paper strip. It changes ALOT. Starts out kinda strong, for me it was an instant turn off . . .then it settled into this really warm sensual sweetness. Then just as I was about to put this on my short list of "gotta gets". . . all I could smell was DIRT, TREE BARK, all those woody things that I DO NOT want to smell like. Very disappointing because I actually thought i may have found "my scent" but in the end there is just too much woods in the soul for me. Same thing happend with Versace Woman . . . HEAVEN then DIRT . . . . I mean earth! ;-)

Dec
21
2012
tuts12
tuts12

My husband got me this as a gift in the 100ml bottle. I was quite excited about it being Tom Ford. To my disappointment, I disliked it straight away. It has such a strong scent which gives me a terrible headache and makes me feel nauseous. I could lay in bed the whole day from the scent. I'm sure my hubby knows that I don't fancy it cos I don't wear it at all.

Dec
20
2012
the_spiral
the_spiral

It's rare that I order a full bottle of perfume without trying a sample first, but something about the sleek glass bottle and composition of Black Orchid just called out to me. I've always been a fan of big, dark, sexy, 80s-style "power" scents (like my beloved Coco) and everything about Black Orchid seemed right up my alley.

And oh my, it was! My opening impression was weird - very weird. A huge, aggressively medicinal bloom, reminiscent of menthol and camphor, with earthier elements weaving in and out seemingly at random - puffs of spiced vanilla and incense, with a sensual underlying throb of sandalwood. I think most people's impression of this scent as "masculine" or unisex is due to these opening notes, which are looming, impressively structured (although the structure itself is more conceptual than obvious, like the black orchid itself) and not at all subtle. I didn't pick up much citrus, but I sometimes have a "blind nose" with fruitier elements so others may notice it more. The middle notes unfold about 30 minutes in, and are far more gentle, comforting and feminine. This is when the vanilla becomes warm and rises to the top, and other gourmand elements like chocolate appear (I found the chocolate VERY dominant and yes, it was delicious!) The base doesn't appear until many hours later, and it's quite subtle and beautiful - the chocolate mellows out into a soft dark cocoa, with wisps of smoke, leather, and a delicate latticework of patchouli and vanilla.

Overall, Black Orchid is like a slap in the face followed by a slow, sensual kiss. It's not for the faint hearted or people who prefer conventional florals, but for the woman (or man) with the confidence for a slightly challenging scent, it is DIVINE - sexual, sophisticated, and with a slight edge of whimsy/mischief that isn't alluded to in the packaging or advertising. It's not as dark and scary as I expected (after the 'in your face' opening, that is!) but it carries an intriguing warm, complex sensuality. I can't stress enough that this is a bit of a sillage monster - one spray is more than enough! I taught a yoga class about an hour after spraying it on, and once I started to sweat I had to open a window because I was *really* worried the students would be able to smell me. But overall, I cannot recommend this beastly little beauty highly enough!

Dec
20
2012
lizaan
lizaan

Ok so this is like the best smell ever AAHH *sniffs wrist*, SO darn good.

I actually bought Black orchid blindly which might sound like a stupid thing to do when it comes to this type of fragrance but I had fallen in love with Van Cleef & Arpels Precious Oud and couldn't stop thinking about it, unfortunately it's crazy expensive.. But on Precious Oud fragrantica page people were saying it was a rip off of Black Orchid and I've always wanted Black Orchid because it's just one of those perfumes you gotta have in your collection. Black orchid isn't sold in Sweden, if it is, it's REALLY difficult to find so I ordered it online instead and I basically just opened the package. And I'm sooo happy because it really does smell like Precious Oud!
This will be my new fave winter fragrance for sure. I could actually even imagine that I could pull it off as a day time fragrance, since it's so cold here in Sweden :) but of course this stuff is heavy so it's a really beautiful night fragrance. I kinda wish now that I had bought at least a 50 ml bottle, next time I'll deff stock up on the big bottle :) Also the bottle, which I think is a big deal when it comes to scents - I love the bottle, it's sexy just like the perfume. I guess you could say it's a statement perfume, because I doubt you will be unnoticed when wearing Black orchid.

Dec
18
2012
lillelilly
lillelilly

The smell reminds me of my grandma. It's so sad because I really wanted to like this perfume.

In my skin I don't get the chocolate or gardenia -all the other flowers are gone as well. I only get the oriental, dark scent -incense, amber, spices, and sandal wood -too heavy.
Not even "Angel" by T.M. smells so deep on my skin. There was a time -when I was 16, when I liked to smell very intense, and I pulled off quite well "deep and sweet oriental" fragrances like "Tribu" or "Angel". So weird this one doesn't work on my skin.

It has an amazing sillage and it's very long lasting, though. However, never got any compliments. Too "old" as I said.

I must add that is the kind of fragrance that makes you a little sick when you wake up after a "party night" and you didn't put your clothes for wash immediately. You can smell it all around your room and in your coat.

Dec
13
2012
Jayela
Jayela

If you want to walk around like a giant chocolate bar, be my guest. İt makes my stomach upside down. But i want that sillage in the violet blond!!! PERFECT PROJECTİON!

Dec
11
2012
n.hidayah
n.hidayah

I bought the 50 ml bottle of this just today. I wanted to have it since long time after reading so many reviews abt it. But my experience with it wasnt good. Im really sorry but i dont mean to insult anyone who adore this perfume. We have different nose and different body chemistry so hate and love are very subjective when comes to this. To me its so heavily oriental and dark. The smell makes me feel like im facing a ghost. I imagine dead body, blood, raw meat and everything horrifying. I never felt like this abt other fragrances, even with the controversial angel by tm. although some of them i dislike alot. Im not sure whether i dislike black orchid too. It just too dark and scary.... Im sorry...

Dec
11
2012
Kysyona
Kysyona

I urge those, who call it sex in a bottle ( and like it ) - try Boudoir by Vivienne Westwood or Kingdom by McQueen: ( with Kingdom you literally feel it's having you against a wall: I am so speechless it'll probably take me months to come up with a comprehensive review! ). Tom Ford's Black Orchid is a late hour seduction game with a reverse sex roleplay. It's a thick liquoir of dark berries, liquorice and the indestructable olfactory champion ylang-ylang ( that's the most frequent cause of headaches in perfumes by the way, so test before buying, if you are prone to face-numbing migranes! ). Yes, it is an odd kid on the block among thousands patchouly-phobic florals out there, and it is the most obvious unisex /bisexual perfume I have ever smelled: the stage is totally feminine with all the heavy florals, but the vetiver stands there in the center and it is very much a boyish figure! - the sugar somehow just didn't quite fuse with it here. I would call it the Marlene Dietrich of all perfumes: it is neither of the sexes, yet very attractive to both. My husband sniffed it at a local drugstore on my recomendation and said: "I wouldn't mind wearing it myself!" Considering he is open to experiments and happened to play for "the other team" in his distant youth, this did not surprise me in the least. And since I occasionally find other women attractive, I guess it also explains why I like Black Orchid's double nature. For me this is THE perfume to wear with a black tuxedo on a naked body with hair swept back in a sleek bun and red lipstik burning on the lips. Kim Basinger turning up in front of Rourke, wearing a suit with a fake moustache in 9 1/2 weeks is this scent's ideal visual portrait. The only "wrong" thing with it is that it lacks dryness. This could have been a sensation, if it had had more "dry wine and powder" in it and less obvious modern "moisture".

Dec
11
2012
FoxyVixen
FoxyVixen

I just tried it due to the high rating review of the perfume but I just don't like the spicyness of it. It "itches" my nose like pepper !

Dec
04
2012
b@by
b@by

A minty, mysterious, seductive awakening. It's also a little strange and scary, like you think it's gonna become something else any minute. Very complex fragrance.

EDIT: Yes it does smell like Angel after a few hours, on me anyway. And unlike many of you, I see that as a positive :)

Nov
29
2012
hermyonee
hermyonee

All I could mostly smell in this was a weird note of melon mixed with some earthy patchouly; not at all what i expected, it makes me think of some fruits that have been letf too long in a over-heated room, so they aren't so fresh anymore. I also get some earthy notes, but not enough, not "dark" at all as I wished... another weirg fruit-chouly mix...

Nov
23
2012
vertoxrealms222
vertoxrealms222

First of all this is an amazing scent, but not what I expected, I can definitely smell patchouli, ylang ylang, black truffle, plum and maybe a little vetiver. But it has this dirt sweat touch with the patchouli, which I think gives it the masculinity, if it wasn't for that touch it would really difficult to get away with. Its strong and it evolves over time, top notes are amazing , dry down is strong ylang ylang, I can feel the darkness in it. Some people aren't impressed by it, but I'm sure its because maybe I haven't sprayed generously or properly. I love it but I think Tuscan leather is still far better in mysticism. Beautiful definitely a good blind buy, not sure about sillage yet, some smell only within arm length some Snell from across the room, but o think that's during the first hour or so

Nov
22
2012
RoRoSe
RoRoSe

I bought this last summer based on the reviews .. I liked it alot except the dark choclate note .. which I really hate ..
my mistake was that I over applied this at very hot summer so I got the negative feedback, and I wanted to give this away for my sis or mam but I couldn't because I remembered the price hhhhh ..

and now we are in winter, I started to use this again and I am totally in love with its seductive dirty tart drydown ..

I love this for winter «3
And I will wait the positive feedback from my family or friends ..
who knows maybe one day I will be a friend with the dark choclate note :) !

Nov
20
2012
jedrzejowskia
jedrzejowskia

Oh Lord almighty this fragrance is sex-on-wheels.

Alluring, appealing, duuuurrrrty, sensual, smoky, sweet, sweaty mess.

Like love making in the moonlight and a one-night stand in the back of a cab all rolled into one.

Purrrr-grrrrrr

Update: I am just the proud owner of the 50ml, since the 100ml was not available in the airport. It is now my signature scent :-) So happy.

Nov
20
2012
Gulnara
Gulnara

"Dirty & Desirable" - Longevity is outstanding. Even after having a shower it is on me. I find this perfume sweet & quite dirty. Smells somewhat strange. I can't understand this scent. I can't decide whether I like or dislike it. I love its longevity, silage, brand, bottle, everything, it smells very expensive, but there is something disgusting in it. May be that dirty sweet note in the fragrance repels me. But it is high quality, expensive smelling dirt. )) Yes, it smells like money, which is the dirtiest thing in the world and has specific smell.

Nov
18
2012
AddictedToLife
AddictedToLife

It is unique and so nice, longevity is great, all my clothes smelled
Like black orchid,but the silliage is monster!!! And i dont like that, i have 100ml, used about 10mls, it is new, i have a box for it, if some one is interested to swap for something equal in value from my want list just pm me :)

Nov
17
2012
omerpervaiz
omerpervaiz

Black Orchid is undoubtedly the new best fragrance for me. I haven't smelled this kind of fragrance in years its heavenly and enchanting....
Although it might be feminish for some guys to wear but I wouldn't mind wearing it at all.
Its pure luxury in a bottle.....
Its dark, soft, mature, calm, intense, serene, and superb....
The prominent notes in it are Floral and I can small coconut as well although I m not a fan of coconut smell in perfumery but this one is an exception perfect amalgam...
Projection and longevity is extraordinary.....
Truly a treat for sense of smell....
I give it 9.8 out of 10.

Nov
13
2012
gandolf
gandolf

کاری حرفه ای از کمپانی محبوب من تام فورد
با بوی بسیار گیرا و همچنین پخش بو با ماندگاری بسیار بالا
بوی خیلی سنگین و گرمی داره که مخصوص زمستونه

Nov
07
2012
tinaelisa
tinaelisa

I had very high expectations from Black Orchid, but oh my god, I REALLY dislike it! It smells disgusting on me! I expected something dark, sweet, heavy, creamy sexy fragrance, maybe orchid like in Euphoria, but no! I can not even describe it. The only thing I can say (and I don't say this often) this stinks!! Pfhew! :(

Nov
07
2012
honolulumoon
honolulumoon

It's definitely interesting. It's unisex though and I think might be better on a man.

Nov
04
2012
Wooddogs3
Wooddogs3

I bought a sample bottle of this because of the reviews that said it was dark and sexy, which is my favorite style. To me it has a very strong undercurrent of dirt, and not in a good way. I thought it might be something about my skin chemistry, but recently I encountered a fragrance saleswoman wearing it and trying to sell me on its "sensual" qualities, and she smelled like a healthy and well-maintained compost heap. That's an appealing smell in its place, but not on me, thanks.

Nov
03
2012
belle.le.disko
belle.le.disko

I bought this for my anti-fragrance boyfriend, for I know he will eventually come around and wear Black Orchid with as much enthusiasm as I would. This scent by Tom Ford is unisex, though best on men. It is spicy, chocolate-y, warm, sensual, dark and very cold weather appropriate.

The scent was formed in 2006 by the creators of Givaudan. The fragrance was put out in limited release, and is still circulating among the fraggies.

The initial smell for me was bitter and cedar-like. That only lasts a minute, so be patient! After about 5 minutes the real fragrance comes through: bitter dark chocolate, gardenia, amber, vanilla, incense, patchouli. The fragrance is lush, creamy and so sensual. People, it smells like sex.

Any man smelling like this… oh my!This seductive, mysterious, and gorgeous scent can project its extreme awesomeness on any man. This is a difficult feat, indeed!

After about 10 minutes you smell the vetiver and patchouli, the orchid, the lily and some mild citrus-y notes—along with the dark chocolate, vanilla beans, amber, incense, sandalwood, gardenia, cream, and spiciness. And, guys, I promise 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 crazy.

As for sillage: hold out your arms, and the sillage reaches to your wrists. And, people, this scent LASTS. With two sprays, it was strong and noticeable on me for about 10 hours. That is almost impossible with my scent-gobbling skin.

The bottle is quite plain and uninviting. I guess Black Orchid’s sex-in-a-bottle allure is going incognito.

Oct
30
2012
lisa.m.kasper
lisa.m.kasper

I have to be careful when being inspired by all you lovely Fraggies' reviews. You all have been a huge part of my journey this past year... my "frosh" year in perfume.

The reason I need to be careful, is because apparently, I am nose blind (what's that word for when you can't smell certain notes?) to certain notes. But only in certain compositions. So, say, cinnamon... I might smell the note in one perfume, but not in another.

Therefore your reviews about this being "spicy" and "incensey", etc., had me instantly attracted and I put this straight to the top of my "have to have" list.

So, I bought. Blind.

Alas... while I DO love this perfume, I only ever get one single note. From top to bottom. But since there is no top, or bottom, it would be more accurate for me to say that I only get one note through the "slow river-rafting trip" with this scent. THANK GOD, I love that single note. And I feel like I am experiencing a 100% different and opposite smell than most of you here; as if this is my personal Tom Ford creation!

This is the creamiest, most luxurious, velvety, pillow-soft Gardenia.

I know that true gardenia essence in a bottle does not exist. But for me, in this bottle, exists MY true gardenia.

Heaven is the collapsing & relaxing into the bedsheets post-coitus with your lover.

Yeah.

Like that.

Oct
27
2012
carolinedb
carolinedb

Very strong. I sprayed a tiny bit on my neck at a department store and it has followed me around all day. It is definitely not overbearing, however. It is slightly sweet, but very spicy, sexy, and sophisticated.

Oct
27
2012
busik
busik

I catch myself thinking that the closer to the base, so I usually swallow saliva, it's an involuntary reflex, so the body reacts to a pleasant smell edible, right want to have to bite it "something" delicious, yum-yum!

Oct
24
2012
phia143
phia143

wow this is a strong perfume I only applied one spritz to my wrist and i can smell it as if i applied four spays of any other perfume.
Its warm and would be perfect on a cold winters day. I can defiantly smell the patchouli, incense, and spices. After it lightens up I can smell a sweet whiff of vanilla.
Sadly I don't smell the chocolate, flowers, or the fruit.

Oct
22
2012
fkollmeier
fkollmeier

this stuff makes me sick!!! simply too strong and unbalanced. I'm a fan of gourmands but this is a little too loud; also more on the masculine side of things.

Oct
22
2012
Aboboys
Aboboys

A friend was wearing this at a party and I fell in love with it, it has a sultriness and sexiness about it that i enjoyed..have just added it to my shopping list

Oct
22
2012
risschris
risschris

There are some perfumes that make you feel rich, like old money. They're classic and some might say a bit stuffy and overwhelming. Some Chanel perfumes come to mind...

Tom Ford's Black Orchid is what you might call a new money perfume.

Wear this unusually sexy perfume and you'll be the outrageously brash American in Europe wearing red lipstick and a fur coat in autumn.

You'll feel expensive.

And magnificent.

Oct
20
2012
lalludo
lalludo

i like it, even though I think it is more masculine than feminine, must be in the mood to wear it (not an everyday scent), and prefer it as a winter scent than a summer scent. very intense and persistant. I can smell wood and spices. be patient and find out how it changes and melts into your skin, you may be surprised..

Oct
15
2012
Irisfvh
Irisfvh

I tried this a few weeks ago. when i first sprayed it on i thought it was disgusting. my friend didnt even want to walk near me in town cause of the dark overpowering smell. an hour later it calmed down on my skin and i actually started to like it more. this is not for everyone, you have to really like this smell and this smell has to suit you really well to be able to wear this. i have a love hate relationship with this. but one thing is for sure, you will stand out for sure! :)

Oct
05
2012
Kostas_Minimal
Kostas_Minimal

I was pleasantly surprised when i smelled this because i usually dont like ''mature'' scents.But that one was totally awsome.It is dark classy an yes for 30+ age...It cant be worn everyday but only in some special ocassions.The longetivity on that one is just WOW.I sprayed 2 times one in each arm and it stayed for 12 hours+ and when i took a bath i was still smelling it until next morning!So it stayed for like 24 hours on my skin!
Overall score 8.5/10

Oct
04
2012
Kharnak
Kharnak

One very unique rich complex brew here. Enigmatic? Many layers unfolding, revealing and hiding. Chocolate patchouli, fruits and spice. An odd watery, almost synthetic floral, like crushed orchid stalks in a bamboo garden.
Not for everyone, but Definitely an artistic fragrance, a good composition, i'm impressed.

Oct
03
2012
bellmz
bellmz

i tried this on my skin when one of my friend gave me a try one of hers. at first this is like a very dark fragrance for me. i can tell you that its overhelmingly strong for me at first whiff. i thought i can never be with this fragrance. then, after a few hours, i got home and the first thing that i heard from my brother mouth was "What perfume are you wearing? It smells like a noble perfume. Something that usually smells from the posh and elite class people" That is like a total compliment for me. I tried smelling it again and yes, it changes to the type of smell my brother has described. Try it first on your skin, then you'll know it!

Longevity: 10/10
Sillage: 10/10

I just love it :)

Oct
03
2012
kolibertas
kolibertas

When I first tried this I was actually in awe. What a statement....
I use Black Orchid rarely, but I love it.
There is no other perfume like this.

Sep
30
2012
mozzaa
mozzaa

First time to write a review- I usually just read and learn a lot from other reviewers. But this ONE merits a review. You have to give it a chance to develop. I was so excited when I got my sample today- I wanted to see what the hype was all about before I ventured into buying an EXPENSIVE bottle. Anyway, a minute after spraying my wrists all I was smelling was medicine- and a bitter camphor type of medicine at that :(((. All I wanted to do was to quickly get in the shower and get rid of that awful pungent smell but I decided to stick it out.

OUTCOME after an hour= This is a very, very elegant, and classy perfume that develops slowly yet beautifully. No more medicine smell but a beuatiful dry down that is not overwhelming at all. The fragrance is there yet not there- very elusive and that's why it's very sexy in a quiet way.

Sep
29
2012
s_athena
s_athena

Oh man, I fell in love when I sprayed it on my hand the other day! Luxurious chocolatey-vanilla goodness; earthy patchouli and tuber dirtying it up in the best possible way; spicy, peppery, bittersweet, smoky sexiness - the olfactory barrage was perfection! Right away I bid for and bought a slightly-used bottle on Ebay (not too hard to find slightly-used since the scent is so polarizing).

But now that I have the bottle, I can't figure out where this is taking me! Depending on where I've sprayed it, a different note comes out - on the elbow it's patchouli and vetiver, on my wrists it's a Belgian dark chocolate with vanilla ganache, my cleavage is smelling like coconut (where the hell did THAT come from?), and it's all from the same bottle! But it all smells like the most fabulous sex you've ever had!

This is the ultimate seduction perfume: every aphrodisiac imaginable stuffed into one bottle. The perfume has very little structure or logic (I mean beyond the indolic top notes that it opens with), but then neither does desire or lust either. Besides smelling like pure sex, the olfactory effect of the barrage of notes at once is a lot like sex itself. And like with any good sex, you just have to give up any restraint and enjoy the tangle. And make sure to shower afterwards, the sillage and longevity on this is a monster!

Sep
26
2012
mippymuppett
mippymuppett

I have tried this perfume 3 times now. Once before I joined this wonderful website and twice since. I tried this scent for the 2nd time about 6 months ago. I went to the perfume counter in search of a cherished new scent that I had not yet identified. The woman immediately took me over to BO saying how it was all the rave and they couldn't keep it on the shelves. While I was trying all the different fabulous scents, two different women purchased a bottle.

What the hell am I missing?? I don't even begin to get it!! I left that day with one of the Hermes.

Fast forward 6 months. I went into Nordstom's looking for a deep dark scent for winter mmmmmmmm. Seriously... she takes me right to BO and Bvlgari Jasmine Noir (which is not noir) and Coco Noir which is neither deep nor dark. So now I am determined to figure this little bugger out. Just like I had to buy Fifty Shades of Gray so I could see what all the fuss is about. BTW...I have a 3 year old and a 9 month old...read?? Please!! In my free time I am on this website trolling all the beautiful scents I have yet to discover!!!

Anyway, I digress, so I am at Nordstrom's trying this stupid fragrance yet again and I hate it. It just plain stinks. It is sharp, literally, after the initial spray and just yuck. Even the dry down, ah no!!! But all you people love this so there just must be something that I am missing so I get a sample to take home with me and I try it again. UGH!!!!

Nope!! I will never understand all the hype!!! Not for me!!!

Sep
13
2012
modernmabuse
modernmabuse

Hayatımda kullandığım en güzel kokudur kendileri. Seksi, şık, lüks...

Sep
05
2012
ffiffij
ffiffij

I bought a bottle of this, simply because I couldn't make up my mind about it. Initialy, I think it smells very, very masculine on my skin (almost sweat-like?), and it takes a long time to mellow into something less cloying. It's dark and mysterious, and makes you sniff yourself all day in order to pinpoint exactly what it is you smell of.I still have no idea, but I think I like it. I'd quite like to smell a man wearing this.

Sep
02
2012
dollita
dollita

beautiful, dark, deep, mysterious. my absolute favorite and signature scent. :)

Sep
02
2012
Jomoves
Jomoves

Now this is what Lady Gaga's Fame should have smelt like!

Aug
31
2012
dreamprince_18
dreamprince_18

I smell this today....i was just amazed by its darkness...its a smell which makes u lost....such a deep & intriguing...i dont know abt the jargons of this fragrance industry & dont even know different elements...not cant differentiate....but its amazing...such a powerful..long lasting perfume...just love it

Aug
31
2012
partan.iran
partan.iran

این عطر رو کنار جعبه اون بگذارید ،نگاه کنید،رنگ طلایی رو میپذیرید یا مشکی؟ این همان پارادوکسیست که اغلب دوستان درمورد اون بحث کردن!
به نظرم طلایی نماد روح زنانه ی مغرور این عطر است و مشکی کمی نماد روحیه ی مردانه ی مهربان اوست
به نظرم این عطر یونی هست
آنچه مشخص هست اینکه کاملا لوکسه
به نظرم برای خانمها که عطر کاملا حرفه ای هست اما برای آقایان اگر به بوهای شیرین بسیار علاقه مند هستند مناسبه
در ابتدا یک بوی شیرین کمی مرکباتی حس میشه، گویا مربای پرتقال با نارنج بو میکنین
اصلا اینطوری بگم نزدیک یک گل فروشی کمی مربای نارنج رو روی این شیرینی کشمشی ها که قدیم ها خیلی میخوردیم میریزین و میخورین
نکته مهم اینکه یا وجود این مقدار شیرینی بوی اون شمارو گرما زده نمیکنه!
یک خنکی ملایمی در رایحه همراهی میکنه...
بوی وانیل هم اون حس زیبای شیری رو بهش میده
این عطر رو خوشبو میدونم مخصوصا برای خانمهای محترم
اما
شخصاهیچوقت نمیپسندم در این حد شیرین باشم!

Aug
26
2012
lila_says
lila_says

I just walked into my bedroom after having used Black Orchid & was overjoyed with what I walked in on. To me it smelled like a beautiful, sexy, dark & mysterious woman had exploded (in a good way). The type of woman who wears Tom Ford clothing, cosmetics, etc. (or wants to). Fashion-forward, edgy & sexy as hell in that brash yet waspy way that Mr. Ford does so well, that's what this perfume evokes for me.

Aug
24
2012
unregistered
unregistered

Kind of addictive, yet at the same time all too-much and headache provoking. I don't think that much strong white floral gardenia should coexist with that much patchouli and chocolate, at least on my own skin. I find it bewitching on others, though. It just catches in my throats and makes me ill when I wear it myself.

Aug
23
2012
perfumereviewer
perfumereviewer

Ahem! Black orchid you say mr. Tom Ford? This is anything BUT orchid. I am trying hard to imagine a delicate and inocent orchid in the midst of this crazy BANNNNNNNG of odores, be it black or pink but I cannot. This has nothing to do with delicacy and inocence. This perfume is absolutely Ccraaaaaazy: crazy sweet, crazy lasting power, crazy sillage, crazy orientals in your FACE, crazy fruits jumping on jasmine and roses in a bath of chocolate. Ahhhh..... my type of little guy. The only disapointment to me is that some of the notes are blended a little too mainstream for my expectations...but then it turns again crazy at heart.
A definite "will purchase"!

Aug
23
2012
Stacierew
Stacierew

In Victorian England, women were forbidden from keeping orchids, they were considered far too hot. lusty, and sensual for the average victorian woman. For me, this scent conjures images of naturalists combing damp, dark, forests...in search of the rare and perfect orchid, perhaps ending their day with a glass of smoky scotch and pipe tobacco.

The opening of this scent confused my nose. And not in a good way. It was decidedly masculine and reminded me of my father's old aftershave. But it quickly unfurled into something mysterious, warm, and dirty.

Leather, vanilla (which is an orchid pod, btw), definitely a hint a chocolate. I cant decide if I am repulsed or in love. I will say however, as a fan of orchids and their history, Tom Ford was spot on when he created this. It is a perfect olfactory reflection of their tale.

The female suffragettes in England eventually stormed a hot house and ripped apart hundreds of orchids in defiance of male dominance and female repression. This scent seems to me a reflection of the feminine fiercely claiming scents that were once considered off limits and unfeminine for women to wear. I have no idea where I would wear this. Definitely not a day scent, and not even sure it would be considered sexy for a night out. But perhaps I could pour myself a glass of scotch, put on some jazz, and tend my orchids...

Aug
15
2012
onesexygrammy
onesexygrammy

Ahhh, Black Orchid. I just knew it would be the one! Smoky, chocolate, creamy.....NOT!!!! Sex or body odor? Sorry, just not there for me. A little raunch never hurt anyone, ya know! It was like going out on a date with someone just to discover you don't like anything about them. Simply a vague floral with greens tossed in for good measure. That cash would have been better spent on groceries!

Aug
15
2012
benjiboy360
benjiboy360

Aphrodite herself made this potion, adding each and every potent substance to attract the most beautifully made human beings. First, in the heart, she added deep and dreamy love, so luxurious and silky that one will get transported into another world once smelling this. Second, she added the sweet and delicate romance to bring passion to the potion. To hypnotize anyone who dares to smell this into a state of unconscious love making in which only ones soul does the work. And lastly, she added dark and mysterious sensuality to create an unbearable attraction to one who is wearing this scent. Somehow after thousands of years Tom Ford was able to get his hands on this potion and sold it to all. Once you smell this fragrance you will be deeply drawn to a world of romantic pleasure with the most utterly luscious desires. Be cautious not to get too far under the spell of who ever is wearing this. Or else you will be held captive until the potion wears off the skin!

Aug
13
2012
KateAnette
KateAnette

Tom Ford, you scared the hell out of me again! White Patchouli, after a looooong journey, turned out to be great, in hot weather.
Black Orchid, it really scared me when first trying lol. With one spray, the sillage filled my little apartment ( yes, even when i actually sprayed it outdoors and came back in ). I thought WTH, i had to give White Patchouli a fair amount of tries before i could appreciate it, so i will do the same with this.

Black Orchid is dark, watery, light and heavy, with a HUUUUUUGE sillage, all at once. It's weird. It's so different from any mainstream fragrances atm. It's really masculine, in a feminine kind of way, capice?
A woman wearing this, sexy all out. It's like the night after, his cologne mingles with yours.
This is totally unisex. I'd love to smell this on a man, and i love to smell this on me.
Tom Ford, you're a mad scientist, or a genious :)

Aug
10
2012
serflayg
serflayg

Al ver tantos comentarios no pude resistirme a comprarlo porque me gustan las fragancias embriagadoras, al ponérmelo por pimera vez casi me resultó desagradable con un fondo de corral, cuando se suavizó un poco pude apreciarlo un poco mejor pero mi piel lo absorbió y se transformó en algo pequeño muy cercano a mi piel herbáceo nada de chocolate la verdad por la relación calidad precio me decepcionó, tal vez en verano se proyecte más.en la ropa dura muchísimo

Aug
02
2012
babak125
babak125

در مورد رایحه اش هیچی نمیگم.چون به نظرم اصلا قابل توصیف نیست
دوستان چیزای مختلفی درباره اش گفتند که باید بگم که:
"این چنین هست ولی این همه نیست"
ولی بشنوید از ماندگاریش:
می دونید که کلا عطر با رطوبت میانه خوبی نداره.یعنی پخش بوی یک عطر با رطوبت هوا نسبت عکس داره.با توجه به رطوبت بالای هوای شمال (رشت) که تا 100 در صد هم میرسه گاها ؛ این عطر روی پوست بیش از 48 ساعت و روی لباس تا یک هفته دوام داشته
(در اینجا منظور از دوام به مشام رسیدن رایحه پایه عطره چون پر واضحه که نباید انتظار تاپ نت فرار رو بعد از چند ساعت اولیه داشت چه برسه به چند روز)

تاپ بودن رایحه:9.5/10
پخش بو:7.5/10
ماندگاری:10/10
ارزش خرید:10/10

Aug
01
2012
dxcess
dxcess

taste of chocolate and eat dark chocolate

fantastic. all of tom ford is sexy so... lovely

Jul
31
2012
fuggerone
fuggerone

love it, it is classified as female scente but to the girl at the store was for me, dark gothic patchouli, chocolate, flowery and spicy, kinky and sexy and pricey

Jul
29
2012
Jackfusion
Jackfusion

opening of this perfume is challenging. Bothered me a bit, I imagine it's the patchouli, but with three minutes becomes a very pleasant floral pump. The sum of these flowers with a touch of fruit notes reminded me of watermelon booble gum Fini. This was also praised by friends. I'm expecting a bottle of it coming from Fnet, a blind, and I'll be very happy when you get it!

Jul
22
2012
misswithoutlogic
misswithoutlogic

I don't know if there is anything more to say about this wonder. So many opinions, lovers, haters and stories.
I just want to tell mine.
1. ORCHIDS. I love these flowers, this is the reason i found Black Orchid and was obsessed to try it. And it's strange how so many people found orchids note in it! I didn't. Dark, bitter, viscous chocolate take over. But if you've ever seen black orchids - stunning, rare, special beauty- you know this is it. It's a dream, goal and searching. And sometimes it takes all your life to find it.
2. NOTES. I just love how so many notes become one purfect harmony. Like a symphony orchestra. Every note has it's place. I don't even want to think what it's like in the beginning, later or after all night then you just feel that warm mist around you. It's so wonderful that something unique is created in traditional way - top, middle and heart- so right, so talented, so recovered. I would say this is definitively niche composition, just more intriguing than simple one : you can't find one main scent- they all are playing main part in this masterpiece.
3. ART. Black Orchid is example how perfume can become piece of art. Hard work, talent, many years spent trying to do your best. And finally result which brings you glory. It's like Chanel No5, Shalimar, Opium ( I'm not comparing ! wouldn't dare). I just believe that time will go, but Black Orchid wouldn't be forget, it will be nowadays's perfume's etalon.
4. SEDUCTION, DIRTY, SEXY AND BLACK ORCHID. No! Definitively. It's too proud and powerful for such a mundane things. I think it's ylang-ylang's work. well, good, because it means aphrodisiacs really work :) Black Orchid really has something magnificent, but in very special way: like Marie Antoinette - promiscuous, but still a queen.
5. FOR STATISTICIANS AND LOVERS OF THEMSELVES. Silage and longevity is incredible! It's almost all 24 hours. And it definitely worth all these dollars. Quality is amazing. And if you decide to have your bottle - don't forget bring a blank-note, you will be surprised how many interesting compliment you will get :)
6. This is the miracle which started my passion for perfume, showed me how deep scent can tickle your mind and other people's emotions.

Jul
22
2012
wchickillo
wchickillo

I just wore this for the first time tonight and absolutely loved it. I thought it smelled very masculine. It has a very dark, floral top and middle note thats addicting. It's a very classy and elegant fragrance that compliments any nice outfit very well. This is a must buy for me.

Jul
14
2012
amy rickman
amy rickman

Shopping for a George Nelson desk at Herman Miller in Dallas' design district, the very well-appointed saleswoman smelled wonderful. Such an impact. I waited until we got all the way across the store to ask her what fragrance she was wearing. She told me she just bought her second bottle of Black Orchid. When I bought a bottle, 3 days later (my husband, saying "go and buy yourself a bottle"), the saleswoman told me she sold 6 bottles in a day with all of the shoppers asking for this one fragrance. Black Orchid is stepping out fragrance and not for the feint at heart. It is for partying in glamorous nightlights and making impressions. My sister's 31 year old daughter asked her, "What have you got on?" it is amazing. Not for a casual picnic or a trip to the ballpark, that's for sure. But this is why fragrance is special.

Jul
14
2012
TakeABiteOfMe
TakeABiteOfMe

Black Orchid. Da dove iniziare? E' un profumo indefinibile, ha talmente tante note diverse da non poter dire che sia un profumo legnoso o fiorito, fruttato o gourmand. E' un profumo profondo, intenso, nero, direi anche un po' oscuro. Ed è per questo che è così avviluppante. Black Orchid è una spira di fumo dal colore e dall'odore terribilmente attraenti, ed è per questo che lo adoro.

Jul
10
2012
electra14
electra14

This turns sour on my skin (I wonder which ingredients cause this?). Nothing sensual or luxurious about it for me.

Jul
08
2012
Zenith
Zenith

Oh yum, this is delicious. While it may be a little manly for a female fragrance for some, it is very sensual and well made.

Easy to overdo, and I definitely wouldn't want to wear this in hot climates, but definitely worth checking out.

I find it hard to pick individual notes, combining into a delicious cocktail of notes, but don't get a lot of chocolate to be honest

Jul
04
2012
gmstrack
gmstrack

Black Orchid is a huge chocolate flower.

The composition is constructed around spicy black orchid, and all of the other components (citrus, jasmine, gardenia, black current, spice, fruit, chocolate, patchouli, and amber) exaggerate each facet of the flower. The result is an enormous 3D black orchid: dark and psychedelic. Woodsy notes are barely detectable, but there is definitely something almost swampy lurking behind the onslaught of sweet chocolate. Also, there is a loud, constant stream of piss coming from the black currant and/or jasmine.

Nicely done, just keep it away from me.

Jul
03
2012
kxnaiades
kxnaiades

ok i'm sorry, i eagerly awaited the arrival of my blind buy off ebay. but i could have saved money and time by going to get a bottle of TM's Angel instead(even though the notes provided don't match). This is a really nice scent, it's powerful, decadent and its longevity> 8 hours for me. but Angel does pretty much the same job at a cheaper price and where I live, definitely more available. I'm happy I got it to try and that its a lovely scent to have, but i'm not overwhelmed with love for this copycat.

Jul
01
2012
CitiBelle
CitiBelle

I only have a 3ml sample of this, but wow does it go a long way. Intense sillage. This perfume is a knockout, soporific is the nicest way, like being reduced to a blissful state in a vat of warm spicy chocolate mixed with black cherry, or is it plum? vanilla, truffle and spices. Only worn it at night so far, the drydown is still there in the morning, warm and caramel. I can imagine this is probably a love or hate fragrance, Me, I am totally addicted. must get some more.

Jun
24
2012
Lilyth
Lilyth

Bought it to my husband, he was mad about it, he thought it's masculine perfume. It is perfect when he wear it, especially in the summer breezy night, smells like rare special flower. Now i use it too, and i wonder how could i miss this perfume while testing.

Jun
21
2012
Lerior
Lerior

Best perfume I've ever smelled. Hands down. I'm a guy and it's so perfect on us. I've got many compliments from both men and women. It's so magical and Dark. This one is definitely unisex. Even though I think it's more attractive on us.

Jun
20
2012
shahab.zaidi
shahab.zaidi

ooh thanks a lot missyskye :D. soon m gonna buy it.(:

Jun
14
2012
Huntre333
Huntre333

If you're a guy, try layering Tom's 'Black Orchid' with Lalique's 'Encre Noire'. It is nothing short of ALLURING. Try two good sprays of each fragrance (wrists and neck) and watch the world respond around you in the most wonderful way. Every time I wear this combination, people just want to be in close proximity to me in hopes of catching more of the mysterious sillage. Enjoy!

Jun
14
2012
bobbyferrant
bobbyferrant

yes, it can work wonders on a man with the right chemistry and charisma to pull it off.
on my skin it starts out a bit camphorus, resinous, thick & spicy yet sweet, with a hint of skank (perhaps the tuber?). it soon developes into a more fruity, rich & creamy dirty gardenia and dark orchid, still covered in spices, with chococalte blooming in the background. The drydown is very creamy, chocolatey, spicey, woody & sensual/smokey ambery..while still retaining the gorgeous skankiness.

Jun
14
2012
missyskye
missyskye

to shahab
while out walking our dogs my fella went in front of me and i got a whiff of a true stunning smell that made me weak at the knees
then he said do you like your tom ford black orchid on me -at first i wanted to hit him for using my perfume as we girls dont like to share
but i have to say that it smelt so good on him so yes i would say unisex and now i have hidden my tom ford

Jun
14
2012
shahab.zaidi
shahab.zaidi

can some one tell me, is it a unisex? can a man wear it?. m curious...In most of the articles , i have red as it can be used as unisex easily.

Jun
13
2012
patrick-fragrancelover
patrick-fragrancelover

Oh the times I have sprayed this on my skin whenever I see it. This fragrance is amazing and it's destined to become a classic scent (if it hasn't already). Sensual, deep and just so damn nice to smell. I'm a guy and I would (do) wear this any day. It's definitely best suited to evenings. Longevity and projection are both great on my skin. The one downfall of this is it's price. Yes, the Tom Ford fragrances are fantastic (all are perfectly blended and just great), but some of the prices are ridiculous. However, I suppose that is what you pay for a top quality fragrance! I know some people really open up their wallets for their favourites. And fairly so! I hope to purchase this in future so I won't have to spray it generously on myself discreetly while I'm out smelling fragrances! Trust me, you're going to love it.

Jun
10
2012
stelladoro
stelladoro

Black Orchid is the essence of seduction. The softly whispered 'shall we go there' and where does 'there' lead? Each time I apply this fragrance I fall under its spell again, it pulls me under turbulent tides of dark pleasures, sweet promises and unexpected thrills.
For me the vetiver is the fulcrum om which the balance of the ingredients rest. When it breaks through in the drydown, everything makes sense. It's decadent, opulent and unapologetic.

Jun
09
2012
Eau-o-O-ahhh
Eau-o-O-ahhh

When I got this, the SA sold it as a unisex fragrance. So I was a little surprised to see it listed as a woman's scent. Having said that, I don't really care what it's classified as and think it smells wonderful. During warmer months, only use this lightly and at night. This is a bold fragrance, intoxicating. Living in a hot humid climate, I don't use this one a whole lot but when I do... Game on!

Jun
09
2012
iwasateenagehandmodel
iwasateenagehandmodel

Black Orchid is exactly what I imagine a dominatrix would wear.

Jun
07
2012
armaniboy
armaniboy

Just got this(again)and when i opened the box-i was like welcome back b**ch! :)This somehow reminds me of Angelina Jolie.A sexy peculiar-full bodied fragrance.I will not apologize for wearing a women's perfume...I just love heady white florals.This intoxicating perfume feels private enough for me to wear-and distinguishes it self from the masses with a certain attitude.Only had one compliment by wearing it...whereas with Noirdenoir i had way too many.I cannot really tell the similarities between those two-yet one thing is for certain.Both are masterpieces by Mr.Ford. Bring it on B**CH :P

Jun
06
2012
saguna
saguna

So I got my sample 3 ml in roll on today, and I'm not dissapointed. It is dark fragrance , very arrogant, not taking prisoners, very sensual and I don't know why, but I see there a woman with black hair, latino woman, with a flower in her hair, in a long fluffy skirt?
When I used it on the top of my hand, I kept on wondering why it's so familiar to me.
After 2 hours of loud projection I realised it's Ambi Pur electric air freshener which I bought months ago, and was sick of when it was in the socket. I couldn't stand it in my house.
I think with the perfume it's like with love. I feel I need to know it better to completely trust, but I am in love already, even if it's not just simple feeling.

What I feel there? Gardenia, orchid, patchouli,and definitelly blackcurrant, this is the note which is dominating on my skin. It's so strong!I don't feel any chocolate.

Absolute long lasting monster.

May
30
2012
electric33
electric33

Wow! Yes I love it. On me it is very fresh chocolate and a very slight cool mint. So nice.

May
25
2012
ednafrau
ednafrau

i already posted my two cents on black orchid last year, but i just have to say: po, i absolutely loved your review, it is spot on! you managed to put into words why it's so very alluring. it is unlike any other and it defies explanation. i have many perfumes but this one is strangely powerful, like a potion created by a wizard, it lurks in the back of my mind even when i don't wear it for a stretch of time...black orchid, "you keep coming back like a song" :)

May
25
2012
missyskye
missyskye

strong long lasting warm only a little needed - seems to last longer when a sharp sweet perfume like
Dawn I by Arrogant Cat is used on top as they seem to have a like by like smell just love tom ford


UPDATE
i have just done a small test
i place the tom ford on my arm then sprayed the
arrogant cat on top -it is very strong at first then slowly drys downs to a wonderfull smell -i did this at 10 am and at 10pm it is still going strong i will update again in the morning
update 6am following morning oh my god its still there
and still fresh
i will keep doing this as it will make my tom ford last ages

May
25
2012
sweetnspicey
sweetnspicey

Black Orchid is a jungle cat--it sneaks up on you! It definitely smells black and enigmatic. It starts out with strong gardenia and patchouli, but as it dries down it becomes a mix of chocolate and vanilla with gentle spices. It's just yummy enough to be satisfying, yet not sooo yummy that everyone will say, "You smell like the county fair," like they would say if you were wearing Pink Sugar.

Have you ever seen those "chocolate potatoes", the ones that are marshmallow in the center, covered in chocolate, and rolled in cocoa powder? It's that tuber note that makes this smell like an earthy chocolate potato. It's such a weird perfume but endlessly fascinating!

The projection is not as strong as I'd like. By the time it wears down a bit, it becomes a skin scent on me. I have literally sprayed myself about 7 times. I'd only need ONE spray from Angel to equal the strength of Black Orchid. Still...I love it. It's a keeper.

May
23
2012
brettashley
brettashley

Black Orchid is a scent that requires more than just first impressions. The first time I put this on, I got a raging headache. I scrubbed it off but hours after, Black Orchid was still burning the inside of my nostrils. I thought I'd write this off as "not for me" and just move on. But I kept thinking about it, and kept reading raves about Black Orchid, so I finally dug my sample out to try it again, and... wow.

I can see why people love this. You have to go easy - one spray should be enough for hours upon hours of sillage. I wouldn't ever wear this during the day - just too much va-va-voom for me to pull off on a random tee-and-jeans day.

The initial scent is more white florals, the drydown more chocolate and patchouli. It's a heavy, dark scent - you put this on when you want to get noticed.

I definitely want a bottle of this for black-tie events. Black Orchid is something I can see myself putting on when I want to get dressed up and feeling like a proper adult. (A delicious-smelling adult, that is.)

Edit: Word of warning on how potent this perfume is - I just took a shower and it's STILL on me. Not just on me, but going strong. I sniffed my arm out of curiosity and my mom walked by. "You smell good. I can smell you from here." She was halfway across the room. I'm a little bit terrified, actually, but like... in a good way?

May
22
2012
Jellybean
Jellybean

White floral, with gourmand notes; could it be vanilla cream or chocolate? or creamy gardenia tuberose that creates such an impression. Luscious flowers are vastly present, accentuated with clean citrussy notes.
Lots of creaminess in this one: 1.gardenia 2. vanilla and chocolate 3. orchid and lotus 4. bergamot 5. hints of black currant.
This should be called white gardenia and everything else, not black orchid. Even, so these flowers are bright, pink and vivacious; no dark suspense here. Not sure why the add creates that impression.
overall, this scent is safe for anytime. If you're fond of creamy gardenia/tuberose white florals, this is it, better than Fracas.

May
17
2012
po
po

Testing Black Orchid is quite an experience. This scent is Out Of This World. Much more extraterrestrial than Alien, much more captivating than Hypnotic Poison, much more addictive than Dior Addict. It's as original as Bvlgari Black or Womanity, only more wearable IMO.

I get mostly chocolaty gardenia and patchouli. And whiffs of citrus every now and then. From time to time I fear that an unexpected ugly note will show through but no, it's like standing at the edge of a cliff, you fear the fall but end up returning home safe... The drydown is longlasting but much more subtle than I expected, mostly vetiver and sandalwood. Now, I feel guilty for pointing out individual notes because this scent is all about a unique harmony between unidentified ingredients for me, breaking it down to pieces seems almost like an insult! All I know is that when I spray Black Orchid I just can't get the scent off my mind or my take my nose off my wrist - surrender is the only option under this spell...

It's a mystery that changes constantly, every time I try it I discover something new that I didn't get last time. It's not a ''good old familiar friend'' but a creature from another planet- I might never get it completely, always full of surprises and secrets! Black Orchid is so moving, can make you feel powerful, confident, queen of the world, dark evil lost soul, but also soft, tender, generous, full of love for life and new experiences, a sinner and a saint, has the power to make your head spin and right afterwards comfort you in absolutely no time! I don't know how they did it but when I wear Black Orchid I feel like I lived ten individual lives in 24 hr!

I adore Black Orchid. It draws attention just being herself. You shouldn't wear Black Orchid to please the crowd (it's too ''inhuman'' and ''strange'' to please everybody) but for your own pleasure. Black Orchid is one of the kind, doesn't impersonate anyone - she can only be herself and no excuses for that. It's the ultimate ''It's me, I'm here and I could care less if you like me or not'' fragrance statement. And it might not be the most beautiful fragrance ever but it's THAT confidence and originality that makes Black Orchid so special and unforgettable.

May
13
2012
Tequila Rose
Tequila Rose

I have waited for ages to test this on my skin....should have kept waiting. OMG!! Im sorry to all you girls who adore this and I know that perfume is a very personal thing, but this stank soooo much that even after scrubbing my arm, I could still smell the lingering, putrid, rotten fruit scent.
Maybe its just my chemistry but this truely stinks on me.

May
10
2012
diane.marsland
diane.marsland

Trying hard to be a classic like A Shalimar .... unfortunately for me what was initially impressive ended up disappearing to nothing after a couple of hours...... and offered no intrigue or longevity like the real classics

May
10
2012
Coutureguru
Coutureguru

Hmmm ... how to begin? Perhaps I'll just eat my hat and then sit around simpering bashfully <_>.
I don't like Tom Ford. I get the same feeling from him as I do from the Kardashian brood ... common and trashy.
I also had a dance partner who drowned herself in Black Orchid soon after it was launched. She turned out to be the raving bitch from hell and blamed it on being bi-polar.
I DETEST patchouli.
Why then, when I closed my eyes and applied three hefty sprays of Black Orchid to my right arm today, did I instantly and irrevocably FALL IN LOVE with it? It beggars belief that a fragrance with so many negative connotations for me ( and not tested on my skin all this time for those exact reasons) could bowl me over in the way it has. It's glorious!! I'm going to shut up now and just glue my nose to my arm!

May
09
2012
tosu
tosu

To me Black Orchid is,warm, chocolate coverd sweet flowers.
Just wounderful and sensual
I can still smell it in the morning but then its like a
different perfume,a fresh,watery, marine smell, just lovely but very
different from how it started out.
A complex and wounderful perfume,love it.

Apr
26
2012
CIOGHIUZEL
CIOGHIUZEL

Omg this is sexy as hell! I got it as a present from my fiancee and it got stolen from my luggage,was bearly used! I cried so much cos I cant afford to buy it these days! So sad.....But wearing it felt gooooooood!

Apr
26
2012
heymistersky
heymistersky

Initially, I did not find myself overwhelmed by this fragrance. I felt that it was a bit to heavy for my age [I'm 23]. However, after falling in love with Black Orchid Voile de Fleur I decided to give it another shot. I find that the Voile de Fleur is a bit more subdued and appropriate for everyday wear. Black Orchid is now one of my go-to perfumes for nighttime. It also would be perfect for the colder months. Like another reviewer, I'm not a fan of patchouli in general, but Black Orchid is an exception. It's such a wonderfully complex fragrance and it is certainly worth the money.

Apr
25
2012
kkoun
kkoun

Unique. Dark fruity gardenia. Gorgeous. Unisex. Just love the bottle. My favorite out of all. Delicious in its heart, it's chocolaty with rancid fruits and incense. At times has a little gourmand vibe to it. Strong fragrance. Lasts for a while. Definitely a great buy for a beginner who is stepping into a more finer fragrances but yet safe ones. It doesn't smell synthetic or tried or other commercial designer fragrances. This yells TOM FORD TOM FORD TOM FORD !!!
Verdict: 8/10

Apr
23
2012
spumyland
spumyland

abbastanza alternativo....io ci sento soprattutto la frutta rossa...
mi ricorda il profumo dei lucidalabbra in crema per bambine...in un certo senzo credo sia provocatorio..
sicuramente non e' unisex.
non varia mai e la sua durata e' ENORME.

Apr
23
2012
dkny27
dkny27

There's not much more to say that the previous reviews haven't covered. On a personal note, I am not a huge fan of any fragrance that is dominated and overpowered by patchouli. BUT, this scent breaks the mold of anything traditional. The start, where I most detect the patchouli is nothing like the heart or the dry down, an enchanting veil left on the skin. It truly is one of the most powerful scents I have ever visited and it screams confidence and intrigue!

Apr
21
2012
takeitupthenose
takeitupthenose

Oh my gosh!!!! This thing says what it wants and lets the chips fall where they may! A woman wearing this will turn a dog to a puppy, she definitely isn't the type waiting for someone to pick her up at the bar, give her a promotion, she may even propose. She knows what she wants and takes it LOL. This starts off quite masculine but moves to a sweet and unisex (yet very dark) heart. I am in the heart now and hate to write such a premature review, but I can't stop thinking of it everytime it hits my nose. If you like your fragrances sweet, loud and dominating this is it. This is probably one of the best from TF, I will put this on the shelf with Amber Absolute!

Apr
20
2012
mzradie
mzradie

Unique..very heavy and masculine top note, but dries down to a cozy, sweet, chocolate, flowerey scent with hints of tobacco and vanilla, imo. Oddly, I love it..will be my next purchase.

Apr
17
2012
kylexora
kylexora

I got this perfume from eBay at incredible price, 100ml for below than USD$70... Nice right? It was used, but the previous owner only used it one or two times, so plenty more left for me. She just advertise it and i straight away bought it (it was buy it now item).
Now let me share my experience. The first minutes it hard to take. Bold, very smokey, strong incense - you might hate it at first strike. I let it dry and the drydown is pretty good. Less bold, it melt into something lush, but it maintain smokey incense smell.The chocolate and vanilla appears smoothly here. The floral become the shadow of the incense, detectable, but weak. The perfume last on me about 8 hours. I got few compliment, they love it. Did it love it too. Nope... actually I don't love it or hate it, but I like it. The smell make me feel in luxury, so I definitely gonna keep it.

Apr
16
2012
AVATAR
AVATAR

I tried to love this perfume, but Tom Ford Black Orchid (BO) is not my cup of tea for sure.
Unfortunately the rich and concentrated chocolate, patchouli and Incense blend in this unique perfume puts me off. Nevertheless projection and longevity is superb!
Therefore if you like the scent, BO worth the price tag attached to it with no doubt !

Apr
13
2012
lisa.m.kasper
lisa.m.kasper

Stepping off the plane in Hawaii, the warm thick humid air enveloped me like a wave of heat from a recently opened oven door. The air was infused with the aroma of tropical flowers. I was greeted with 4 or 5 lei's made from orchids, tuberose and gardenia's. Their heavy, cloying scent wafted up from my neck into my nostrils and almost overwhelmed me. While it was a welcoming change from the dry stagnant airplane air I'd been inhaling for 7 hours, it was not a scent I was able to stand for more than an hour at such close and extreme proximity.

This is what I get out of Black Orchid. A strong and immediate sense memory of Hawaiian air.

This is a thick, syrupy mostly linear perfume overly laden with gardenia. It does dry down to some other scent that I can not put my finger on... but it is also sweet, and thick, and cloying. I wish I could smell chocolate (which is why I bought this in the first place) and the spices and incense. I think if the gardenia was taken down ten notches, those elements could come through.

Sadly, this will be a not oft used perfume. A similar effect with less syrupy sweetness is, believe it or not, the new "Far Away Exotic" offering from Avon. The Avon doesn't have the longevity of Tom Ford... but I'm not sure that is a bad thing in this case. The Avon also does a better job of layering the exotic spices and other flowers and the gardenia/jasmine is at a much more reserved and "proper" level.

My 50ml of BO will last me a lifetime.

Apr
12
2012
Talia
Talia

Well, with me is just opposite – I should not love it, but I love it. Generally I don’t like very heavy and sweet perfumes, but this one is just magic!
Firstly it is sweet, but not worm, it is even somehow cold. Like a chocolate ice cream.
Definitely not for a pale, transparent blond as me, but I both it just for my own pleasure,I don’t care if it suits me or not ))))

Apr
12
2012
MaggieKat
MaggieKat

I honestly dont know what to say about this perfume.I really want to like it, but so far I dont. I dont hate it. All I can smell is the chocolate, I never get any bit of flower at all.

Apr
09
2012
scribs
scribs

love love love, serious i got a bottle of this for my birthday two years ago and i have barely used it cuz i want it to last a lifetime. it is amazing. it is an amazing combination of sweet, floral and complete elegance. the scent cloud fades after four hours and the entire smell goes away after like 12-15 hours so its a longevity power house. the bottle is amazing and the scent overall is so tolerable yet makes a statement , it is unisex or at least i will refer to it as such cuz i wanna wear it always. i give it a 10 o.o. 10

Apr
05
2012
kuanyin4
kuanyin4

I should love this and I keep trying it, thinking I will THIS time. I have a 4 ml bottle, just enough to really test and I'm so glad, because I probably would have bought a big bottle otherwise. Mostly this works as the deep, dark, strong, long lasting perfume that I love; but something keeps catching my nose wrong. I think it is the jasmine, which works for me in a fragrance only if I don't single out the note. Would Black Orchid Voile de Fleur be better for me?

Apr
05
2012
snowbunny007
snowbunny007

I tried this in the 1-ounce size. I'm glad I didn't spring for the largest (I usually do). When I first applied this fragrance- I was in love! It was spicy, earthy, medicine-like, smoky,and kinda weird and naughty too! It was strong and sexy, for sure. So, I wore it with glee about 4 times. Then, I noticed a deal breaker. I cannot tolerate or stand watery fruits. Yuck! To me, water fruits are in the produce department and can be purchased for pennies per ounce. I will not pay $100 for a watery/fruity fragrance. Ever. And, the drydown for me went from a smoky, earthy, spicy "romp"- to a watery, fruity, teenie bopper "body splash" in about an hour. I wanted to CRY! I hope you guys have had better luck. The opening spice accord is beautiful.

Apr
03
2012
Huntre333
Huntre333

This is one of the most interesting fragrances I have the pleasure of owning. I have discovered a very good way to wear this as a male. I simply layer Tom Ford's Black Orchid, with Lalique's Encre Noire, as this combination provides the fragrance with the masculine, brooding vetiver base that truly allows a man to wear this with confidence. Both fragrances complitment eachother extremely well, and the feedback from those whom encounter the silage around me when wearing this, has been truly remarkable. The result is truly a mysterious 'niche' experience ...without any offence. Quite sublime actually.

Apr
01
2012
Kain
Kain

Hey, you're a guy! why you're wearing this fragrance?! It's feminine!
Me : I don't think so pal! I'm sure a guy can handle it too!
Black Orchid.
That's exactly what I get from this fragrance. Specially dark and black feeling of the scent.
The opening is very strong, dark and sweet! one or max two spray on chest and neck is more than enough!
So watch out folks and don't over spray this!
In the opening I can smell floral notes mixed with strong and dark chocolote, sweet and synthetic vanilla ,patchuli and incense.
About 3-4 hours later, in the base, floral notes become weak and they are in the background with very pleasant and sensual vanilla mixed with some fruity notes.
Project like a monster and last for ages.
يه عطر زنانه هست. اما بدليل اينكه بوي بسيار قوي و تاريكي داره خيلي از زن ها جرات استفاده از اونو ندارن
خيلي ها معتقدن كه اين يه عطر يونيسكس هست كه من موافقم
در ابتدا بوي بسيار قوي و تاريكي، تركيبي از شكلات تلخ، رايحه گلها كه قوي هستن اما خيلي تاريك و سنگين هستن و خيلي شاداب و زنانه نيستن
بوي وانيل هم خيلي قوي وجود داره كه تلخي شكلات رو تا حد زيادي ميگيره و اونو خيلي شيرين ميكنه به همراه گياه پچولي و كمي بوي دود مانند
در ادامه و بعد از گذشت 4-5 ساعت بوي گلها خيلي ضعيف ميشه و بوي وانيل به همراه كمي رايحه تاريك ميوه ها بر باقي رايحه ها حكومت ميكنن و اين روند تا انتهاي عمر عطر روي پوست ادامه داره
بوي خيلي خيلي قوي و شيريني داره. اگه از بوي شيرين خوشتون نمياد سمتش نرين
پخش بويي در حد بمب اتم و ماندگاري در حد يك روز كامل روي پوست و تا يك هفته روي لباس داره
قويترين و ماندگارترين عطري هست كه تاحالا داشتم و يا تست كردم

Mar
23
2012
genxer123
genxer123

I don't remember ever having such a conflicted relationship with a scent. I am obsessively drawn to its depth (chocolate, flowers, fruit, wood, and that's just the beginning) and its originality.

But within an hour of spraying it on I have to use rubbing alcohol to get it off because I smell -- there is no other way to phrase it -- rotting cloves. I know. Cloves don't rot. But if they did, BO on my skin would be said rotting cloves' big moment.

Maybe it's the plummy smell combined with patchouli. Whatever it is on me -- and I can wear complex scents well most of the time -- in one hour my obsession turns to a desire to put as much distance as possible between me and the fragrance.

What a shame, because I love both the creator's idea of the combined notes and the many evocative positive reviews here.

Mar
12
2012
daniela3
daniela3

I've never thought that a newly released perfume could have such an old style halo, without pretending to be neither vintage, nor antique-kitsch nor copy of a copy of... on the contrary it is a very original composition.
I've been trying successfully to keep my distance from such a fragrance, for some years as I've always regarded it to be "over": over advertised, over priced and over regarded, till this morning. Maybe it was me to be "over prejudiced". At lunch time I popped into a perfume shop and I happened to try it.... and to lose and to win at the same time. As it was predictable, I came outside the shop carrying a new bottle of Black Orchid. Charming!, not a simple fragrance: a very rich bouquet composed by a great number of first class ingredients (fundamental!) all expertly assembled, without mistakes or dissonances. I could not distinguish tuber (not too sad as I'm not a tuber fan!), whereas a black dusty chocolate, ylang-ylang, vanilla and patchouli were/are quite strongly recognizable. I had some problems also while detecting "orchid"(I know these plants and many among them have astonishing fragrance but here ...) According to my experience, B. O. hasn't got a very complex evolution: it's seems that the classical 3- phases are just fused all in one, all expressed at the same time, in the opening, mainly. That's why I liked it so suddenly and without any bad surprises later.
Really long lasting!

Mar
05
2012
pynkgirl
pynkgirl

Initially ,I hated this a few months ago. I even told the sales lady that I could not see who would like this. Fast forward to now, and It smells better. This is still not really my type of fragrance because I think this may suit a more mature woman, NOT to say that scent has an age , but I can see older women adoring this if they loved say Obsession back in the days. I don't take this to be overly sweet . It's full of jasmine and cinnamon which I do like. Something about this smells earthy or dirty, outdoors. It's pretty good but not good for daily wear or summer imo.

Mar
04
2012
Alexandrarae
Alexandrarae

Have just tried this one out today - first hour of sniffing my wrist thought - "Hey, this is Good!" Three hours down the track it is totally gone. Very similar to Calvin Klein's "Euphoria" - notes are much the same, Black Orchid, Black Violet and lasts a good 8 to 10 hours so will be sticking to that one. Maybe it's my skin doesn't like it as plenty of other comments are so favourable. Guess the old adage "try before you buy" is a good one.

Mar
03
2012
PLUMPIE
PLUMPIE

I have a love/hate relationship with this fragrance. At times it smells like Avons Imari Seduction with a dark dirty almost earthy note (might be the truffle) other times I get an almost fly spray quality from it. Other times I get a hint of some sort of melon (like the old New West) overlayed with vanilla and something that reminds me of brown paper - this is the time I do like it. Other times it makes me feel ill as it smells sweaty and cloying. Strangely enough others love it on me.

Mar
02
2012
Chimp
Chimp

Black Orchid is a very sweet vanilla chocolate fragrance that smells just like a candy and is very similar to Axe Chocolate. Tom Ford has wonderful fragrances but Black Orchid is not one of them and i don't think it's worth the price.

Mar
02
2012
erpee
erpee

This is a great scent for confident guys like Mr.Ford himself. Dark, strong and sexy.

Feb
26
2012
AshDiCar
AshDiCar

Whoa - I can't get past the massive hit of gardenia. I used the tiniest little spray of my sample but it was still headache inducing. The weird thing is, after scrubbing my wrist I can now smell soft chocolate and orchid. It's too bad that I can't get past the top notes to enjoy what may be lurking underneath.

Feb
19
2012
akats
akats

It's too sweet for my taste. It's dry down is much better than the opening, as it becomes more earthy. To my opinion, is far away from being "dark and sexy" Sensuality is not candies....Sensual perfumes, such as Femminite du Bois, or Magie noir (before its reformulation), have depth, bitter-spicy aura, but are tender as well.

Feb
18
2012
artsyrn
artsyrn

A great wear to bed gourmand. Its a sweet yummy,soft and spicy delight!

Feb
14
2012
lfmars98
lfmars98

I went to Nordstrom and they sell this as unisex in the men's fragrance section. Go figure!

Feb
13
2012
KinG JameS
KinG JameS

What I have never understood is, is this unisex or do men just pull of puttin it on like alot do Anth. 10 La Rue La Fortuna by D&G that is always categorized as a Unisex althought many websites offer it as a womens fragrance?

Feb
13
2012
desiraek
desiraek

I LOVE!! this perfume. I just bought it yesterday. It starts off strong, but ends up being powdery and subtle. It makes me feel super sexy.

Feb
12
2012
Aysu
Aysu

Sorry to people who thinks J.Del Pozo in Black is similar to Tom Ford Black Orchid, but Del Pozo in Black which is cherry & licorice bomb and has no connection and similarity to Black Orchid. Don't let bottle colors / names confuse you, this is misleading for the people who didn't smell those scents too.

Feb
10
2012
obraz
obraz

All the way i feel plum... First, it plum in chocolate, then arises tobacco+vanile, but then i find plum again, so strange... In the end i feel a little bit of vetiver, and... candied plum!!!
I can't find there any patchouli or incense(((
Anyway it's beautifull, powerfull, warm and feminine, very comfortable, especially in winter. And it's so sexy!! hereupon, i feel shy, when someone stand's too close and feel the black orchid on my skin - it's too intimate, like someone can see you nude.
I think that BO can wear any woman, younger or older, but BO woman should have one important characteristic - she must to know herself cost... must to know that she beautifull and inimitable, unique and charming.

Feb
07
2012
aschiffm
aschiffm

extraordinary fragrance, made me feel sensual, relaxed and edgy. had a similar effect on me as does incense which i smelled very strongly in the perfume mixed with the spicy dark chocolate with a waft of murkiness- what a combination!! Has a vintage decadent feel as well.

Feb
04
2012
edpjunkie
edpjunkie

Purchased this several years back when it was first launched and ended up returning it to the store. I just did NOT get this fragrance. I was sent a sample last week, and now I love it. It smells like something an adult vamp would wear;dark, cold, slightly sweet but in an ethereal way. Nothing like the real me, but I love this when Im in the mood for it.

Feb
01
2012
Koukla190
Koukla190

hmmm...interesting fragrance, I love the dark, rich, chocolately aspect, BUT I think the truffle just ruins it. It adds this weird smell to it, actually it smells just like an actual truffle mushroom might smell....weird...it's not for me...too bad

Jan
22
2012
aleksylvester
aleksylvester

Black Orchid requires the attitude! The scent is rich and oriental.

For sure, Black Orchid is not suitable for teens wearing jeans and tee-shirt.

By the brave can be treated as a unisex scent...

So, if you are a man, if you wear crisp white shirts and well tailored suit - you should try!

Jan
19
2012
Skippykat
Skippykat

Having sampled and sported various perfumes which have gotten the truffle accord just right... this is not one of them! I got the chocolate, floral, vanilla and resinous notes, but that blasted truffle walked right up and kicked me right where it counts!

Two things come to mind... 1: a stinking Rafflesia growing on top of a putrid garbage heap in the middle of a hot, dank and sticky forrest. 2: my huge Aunt Mary squishing me between her ample bosoms in a gargantuan hug as I desperately try to claw my way out!

I guess it just doesn't agree with my skin chemistry. It comes across as the wrong kind of stink (ahem... "schweddy balls") and flowers only a certain few could pull off. Interesting for sure, just not something I'd ever leave the house wearing on purpose.

Jan
13
2012
teena724
teena724

Oh how I wanted to Love this .. At first spray I gasped "Oh My God this is really weird" I tried really hard to wait for the dry down .. so hard. I lasted about 20 minutes and had to scrub it off. Maybe I will try another day (when I have a cold or something)

Jan
05
2012
AmieJean
AmieJean

Black Orchid has become my everyday smell as I got fed up with sticking to lighter fragrances which never lasted throughout the day. Black Orchid only has to be reapplied once through the day for me, and I work in a busy store where we sell fragrances, yet despite this I am still asked which fragrance I am wearing as it lingers beautifully.

It's a deep, rich fragrance, sweet yet not sickly, warm yet not smothering. It may be too much for some people but there is not a better smell than a spray of black orchid after a hot shower.

My absolute favourite fragrance, a classic in it's own right. Well done Mr. Ford.

Dec
27
2011
over_caffeine
over_caffeine

Smelled a sample of this and now I want a full sized bottle. Tom Ford Black Orchid is dirty and delicious, like you combined dessert ingredients such as deep dark chocolate, rich vanilla, some syrup, caramel, milk, clotted cream and confectioner's sugar with spices, mud, dirt and a little sweat. Not a pretty picture when you imagine it, but hey, Tom Ford Black Orchid surprisingly works and it smells undeniably good when worn during cool evenings.
The fragrance can make a woman feel dirty and expensive, slutty and sophisticated all at once. Strong and not to be missed, mysterious yet outgoing, this contradiction of a fragrance should be used sparingly, or you can end up with too much of everything.

Dec
24
2011
sofababe
sofababe

Black Orchid is heavy, rich and dramatic.
Normally I wouldn't enjoy those characteristics but in Black Orchid they work so well on me. I'm so glad I tested this, I nearly didn't as I'm usually not keen on patchouli as a dominant note.
I have a little decant and I'll make it last, as it is quite pricey, and hard to find on a good discount. Luckily a little goes a long way.

Dec
23
2011
uninco
uninco

I love it! It is heavy, gorgeous, rich, warm winter fragrance. It is very sexy and it has a strong character. For the days when i want to rock somebody's world.

Dec
17
2011
XRISTINA
XRISTINA

Must say that when i tried it on I was like..hmmm not good...but after an hour or so when i smelled it again I fell in love!!

Dec
16
2011
nopasho
nopasho

For the ladies: I'm not a big fan of Tom Ford. I was, when he was still art dirctor at YSL where he launched the amazing M7 frag for men and created the beautiful bottle. In 2005 he left and created his own brand (what else of a self proclaimed egomaniac) called: 'Tom Ford'. Cashing in on his supposed 'sex symbol' status for the ladies, he posed sedutively on a cover of Vanity Fair, where he sat clothed between an totally naked Scarlett Johansen and Keira Knightly. Although he is 100% and now openly gay. Sorry ladies.
That misleading of people, I don't like with TF. I also don't like the excruciatingly overrated and overpriced 'Private Blends' by the man and his bigger than big ego. Those private blends are medicore frags dressed up in ridiculous expensive prices, so that when you bought one, you have to find it great or you would die of embarassement that you let yourself be fooled byt the TF marketing bulldozer. But I must confess, I find some of the first frags of his own house like 'Black Orchid' (2006) an unabasehdly and shmeless masterpiece on the same level as 'Opium', 'Chanel Coco' the first 'Lolita Lempicka'... I think he is a blown up poser who is capable of making the occasional great frag. 'Genius' I guess. And 'Black Orchid' is fabulous and gorgeous, make no mistake. As is the bottle. Praise where rightfully praise is due.
How does 'Black Orhcid' tick and smell? It is a complex frag in the 'old school' style of the 'classics' mentioned here. Not 'Less is more', like the minimalist Bernard Ellena's for Hermès like 'Jardin après le Mousson', 'Toit', 'Nil'... but 'More is more'! Black Orchid is also like the Guerlains, the Diors... an intricate work with a symphony of notes. Top: jasmine, gardenia, ylang-ylang, bergamot, lemon, mandarin, blackcurrant, tuber; Middle: Spices, fruity notes, lotus, orchid; a very powerful base: vetiver, sandalwood, patchouli, incense, vanilla, dark chocolate, amber. With that much notes it can go two ways: a cacaphonous mess where all these strong notes fight each other to death or a soul caressing harmony, outerworld beauty and olfactory bliss where all those notes pull together to play a team match and score. To make the symphony sound better and more than all seperate notes together. The sign of a True Great. Black Orchid scores big time.
You can maybe in the long and lively development sometimes detect some separate notes for a short time like the dark chocolate, the incense, the orchid, the vanilla, the amber... But you are literarlly blown away by this concentrated mass attact of awesome perfume power. Smell and awe. Incense, dark chocolate, orchid, vanilla, amber and gardenia are the most pronounced notes for me.
This is an gorgeous tsunami of fragrance brilliancy. This fragrances rocks, like 'Chanel 5' rocks and 'Jicky' rocks and 'Joy' rocks. And will always be rocking. This is Timeless Quality. Here not the top notes lead the dance but the formidable base. They let the middle and top exist, but as a compliment to the power of that exceptional strong base. The middle of orchid, spices, and fruity notes, plus the top of flowers enforce and interact with each other and with the base. They deepen the scent and make it more intricate. The result is one of the most intoxicating frags I know. 'Le Baiser du Dragon' by Cartier is the one that really resemble it the most IMHO. If you think 'Hypnotic Poison' makes you dizzy and giddy with pure delirious pleasure, try this magic potion. It is that magic of your first full blown good wet kiss. It is deep, dark, mysterious, earthy, sex in a bottle, unashamedly powerful strong and sensual. I'm a man, but I can imagine this being a 'man magnet'. It is without a doubt a masterpiece. The only masterpiece perfume of his own house to date sadly, apart perhaps from 'Tobacco Vanilla'. When you put this on you feel like Christine Lagarde of the IMF, Scarlett Johanssen, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Jake and Mary Gyllenhall, Uma Thurman, Penelope Cruz all rolled into one. Glamourous, ageless, unisex, beautiful, eternal beauty. A fragrance for strong personalities, but also a fragrance that in applying makes you feel stronger. And let there be not doubt: totally unisex!
After a period I didn't use that bottle, I spritzed again a few weeks ago and now I am lost and addicted, hopelessly in love like an alcoholic who starts to drink after a 10 year dry spell. The power of 'Black Orchid' is that awesome. I quiver, I shiver, I sigh, I sniff myself like crazy. Put me for 24 hours in an isolation cell without food and drink, but give me a bottle of 'Black Orchid', I won't hesitate.
Black Orchid is a masterpiece. Despite the ballooned ego of TF anno 2011.
So if you like the clasics 'Opium', 'Coco', 'Arpège'... but you also like more modern 'big personality' frags like Narciso, Addict, Midnight and Hypnotic Poison, YSL Cinema, Gaultiers Classique, you'll love 'Black Orchid'. Don't let yourself be persuaded by reviews like mine and other less favorable. Try it and you'll surrender to the magic of Black Orchid. It is a one of a kind tour de force. I don't like Tom Ford since his 'Private Blends', but I love Black Orchid.' To death.

Dec
14
2011
weareclouds
weareclouds

This was a blind buy for me. But, when I opened it up and smelled it for the first time ever. I fell in love. It's one of my must have scents. It smells like chocolate mixed with flowers and pine needles to me. I love it! :)

Dec
10
2011
Camin
Camin

I had a very strange experience with this. I bought a decant and I applied liberally and I smelled absolutely nothing! I thought maybe my sinuses are messed up and my sense of smell is compromised. But later I tried a different perfume and that was totally detectable. I don't know whether my sample is just faulty/inferior or what. Just wondering if anyone else has had this experience?

Dec
10
2011
pingui
pingui

Initially, I was hesitant to purchase this fragrance. Not because I didn't love or understand the combination of notes or overall feeling. Until this year (2011), I haven't worn any perfume for over 20 years. I spent much of my non-perfume wearing years suffering from headaches by only a spritz or just a walk through a cosmetic department in a store. I thought I couldn't wear perfumes, didn't want the risk of migraine strength headaches to test them, and overall just avoided the whole thing.

Ironically, it was my boyfriend who suggested I wear fragrance again, and I turn to the one of the strongest, non-traditional feminine fragrances out there. (He would hate this fragrance on me since he prefers straight up floral without a touch of "masculine" read: wood, spice, or citrus).

I love it. I love that the bottle reminds me of a classic Madame Gres dress. I love the dark, earthy, floral, jammy, truffle quality. It reminds me of a film noir where the heroine is beautiful, yet tragically troubled. I love the overt sexiness of this fragrance. The fragrance makes no apology for its strength and sexiness.

So, I wear this for me. I wear this at home, in my satin pjs, with a glass of red wine and toast myself that I can wear fragrance again.

Dec
06
2011
Ldymrmlde
Ldymrmlde

It took me a while to like this scent. It's very heavy and strong but those are characters in a scent that I like.

Over the last couple of years, I've come to enjoy it. It's not something I reach for everyday.

Nov
27
2011
HazelMae
HazelMae

I can see why this scent crosses the gender barrier - it has a ton of the citrus-woods aromachemicals that are common in sporty men's fragrance. However here they're layered with syrupy and dark fruity notes. This is an interesting contrast while it lasts, unfortunately for me, a lot of these Tom Fords don't hold together well on my skin. I like the idea of this and the sillage in passing much better than the actual wearing experience.

Nov
26
2011
karlovonamesti
karlovonamesti

Sniffing Black Orchid calls to mind four things: lipstick, makeup powder, bubblegum, and grape candy. Much has been made of "rotten fruit" notes in this scent, but I get none of them. The fruits are loud, and paired with cold orchid, milky ylang, and indolic jasmine notes, but they don't smell overripe. Everything is rich, smooth, sweet, and dramatic, with emphasis on the darker side of what is represented. Still, I'm not compelled by Black Orchid, see very little unisex potential in it, and would rather be smelling something else.

Nov
25
2011
Akahina
Akahina

A dark and delicious masterpiece by Tom Ford. I smell more gardenia than anything else in this composition, but there is so much more than Gardenia! A strong and heady concoction with so many notes I can't pick all of them out. Silage and longevity are amazing. A top 5 scent for me. A woman's parfum? OK, but ladies, step aside, this man is wearing your scent! Very suitable for a man, or a woman.

Nov
18
2011
kassinator
kassinator

I see that there are tons of reviews listing tons of notes, but I can't really pin down what's going on when I spray Black Orchid. I smell orchid and gardenia with a slight hint of something green, like maybe just a few stems and leaves combined with a dark creamy scent that blends everything together. Smooth is the word that comes to mind. This scent is sexy and powerful, and incredibly smooth. Nothing stands out awkward on the corner. Everything is blended in a sultry rich way. The first time I smelled it I asked the sales lady if milk was one of the notes. She said no and seemed puzzled that I would ask, but sometimes I feel like this smells like rich flowers floating in warm milk with boozy candied fruits. I suppose there is a hint of spice, but I would not call this a spicy scent. To me spicy is L'Artisan Al Oudh or Serge Lutens Jeux de Peau.

I don't find this to be overtly masculine. Keep in mind that I tend to lean toward more masculine scents, but still. I sprayed it on my husband out of curiosity and periodically smelled him throughout the night. He smelled good, I mean, he smelled like Black Orchid, but on him it didn't do anything for me. That is not to say that men can't wear this. I wear men's perfume, so they have all the rights to wear mine! ;)

The only chocolate I smell would be deep down in the base notes. Definitely more of a supporting role than a lead. Haters of chocolate and strong gourmands shouldn't worry too much. I probably detect more of a white chocolate than anything else. See? I keep going back to some sort of creamy scent.

This scent is so wonderful that it almost made it to my signature scent. This is definitely my first "sophisticated woman scent." I just couldn't do it... It's really too hard to say that one scent can capture my everything. That's okay though because the fun is in the searching!

Nov
15
2011
Raina
Raina

This is so beautiful and hateful, I don't know where to start. I both love it and resent it.

This is, in essence, a perfume for perfume lovers only.

At first spray its very much a unisex kind of scent, very herbal and masculine. You can tell that the prominent chocolate note here is not of the sweet variety, more of the earthy richness of a deep dark chocolate. Then as it settles down something lovely happens. A softness is introduced, gardenia and orchid florals that lend the scent a similar feel to the freshness found in floral aquatics. It gives this a new dimension in what could have been a rather masculine scent (though it would not take much to tip it that way for the men who like to wear this.) Of course this is tempered with an earthy background so as to avoid becoming too fresh or floral.

The smokey notes in the base notes really come out in the dry down, giving it that sensual close to the skin type of smell, and because of that distinct scent I can understand why some say its sex in a bottle; it just is.

If it were a woman, I would picture her as a dark haired beauty with a sultry laugh and bewitching eyes. She would wear gowns without the jewels (and not much else) and get away with pretty much anything. She would stroll through lush gardens at night, her laughter trailing in her wake and leaving her lover bewitched and picturing their bodies entwined as he trails after her.

There is something utterly captivating about this perfume. That being said I really just don't like it. It is very masculine (something I'm beginning to associate with this house) and just not something I can see people smelling on me and complimenting. On the contrary I'm sure the stench would scare them all away. There are just some perfumes that really take a person who can appreciate the nuances of perfumes to enjoy, and this is one of them.

It could be beautiful, should be beautiful, but I just would never ever wear it. So, sadly, not for me.

I am rather enchanted by the utter sensuality of this perfume. It is rather strong and so it would take an equally strong woman to wear this.

Nov
03
2011
Quarks
Quarks

Black Orchid...for women?

Months ago, when I first came across this, I was not sure about this fragrance. But there is something about it that I keep finding myself keep coming for more.

It wasn't long ago when I stumbled on an opportunity on a few samples. At first impression, it is definitely not something I would wear, but there is something mysterious about the Black Orchid that I find myself secretly yearning for more. I would go back to it time & time again, dabbing on my wrist, immersing my olfactory cravings on the Black Orchid like an addict. The dark elegance it exudes is very intriguing, the mixture of sweetness & the pungent touch of citrus emerge as a complex fragrance. Every now & then, I would catch myself time & time again yearning for the Black Orchid as if it was calling me at the back of my mind, even though I was resisting it.I was resisting it simply because I wasn't sure if I could pull it off.

The Black Orchid, the dark charismatic complex layers exudes as an evening scent, elegant & sensual, feminine yet masculine, combination of sweetness & woody scents. The Black Orchid grew on me over time & revealed itself to me in succession. I succumbed to its allure & temptation and I'm glad I made this purchase.

It may not be the One. But it would one that I treasure. For women? The lines have blurred, I am not as hesitant now as I was before in putting this fragrance on. In fact, I would gladly put it on as I suit up on my favourite Tom Ford gear.

Oct
31
2011
illwit
illwit

As many positive reviews about this master work of Tom ford, I don't think I can add much thoughts on what already said.


Powerful Synergy between the components "chocolate, fruits, and flowers"

It is very hard to distinguish them separately, due to the harmony and perfect mix and ratio.

You may or may not like the smell. But this is one of the very few perfumes that has amazing longevity, projection, and silage.

When you walk down the corridor, you spread the smell in every direction, and the puzzle is that it doest loose it's power and the smell remains luxurious till the end.

The only draw back is that few people may not enjoy the smell of chocolate in perfumes.

I believe it is a unisex scent, in fact I've surprisingly seen it on the shelf of top 10 fragrance for men in one of the mega stores !!!!

Oct
27
2011
armchair sailor
armchair sailor

Black Orchid is thick, deep, dark and everlasting. I don't smell much chocolate. The main note is flowery, but mixed with an intensely oriental vibe. It's not the orient of the flower power generation, nor a sultan style one. It recalls a mysterious rendez-vous between east and west, in a night full of stars.
I consider it a unisex fragrance, really. It's beautiful on a woman, but it gives a different and interesting feel on a man, given that he's not an endorser of the typical (and boring) male stereotype.
Black Orchid smells like a classic fragrance, it's so anti-modern, in the sense of being rich and complex and sophisticated. It could be a recipe found in one of Guerlain's drawers. The long lost masterpiece.

Oct
26
2011
ANSD
ANSD

I tested it today for the first time, and i had mixed feelings. At the beginning it makes me dizzy, because it has a strong coconut scent, mixed with a very strong pineapple scent...oh my god, it was hard to take, even for me, a sillage monsters lover. However, the drydown is simply amazing and mouth wathering, a kind of chocolate bomb. B. O. is incredibly long lasting, and it also has a strong sillage, so we only need to spray it once in a day. I became a huge fan of it!!!!

AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!

Oct
25
2011
chickenpotpie
chickenpotpie

Well I just HAD to try this one out. I went with a friend to do some perfume shopping, so I knew it was my chance.

OMG. two sprays and you couldn't smell anything within a 1 foot radius of me for HOURS! and on the ride home, I totally smelled up her car! I am in LUV with this stuff.

But first thing first, the initial spray. Wood wood and more wood. I got a burst of patchouli and fruit that wanted to beat the hell out of each other, it was a bit scary. I really didn't want to be left with that all evening.

As it dried I got something that smelled like cough syrup, like the Vintage Robitussin LOL

Took about 30 minutes to calm down to where I could smell other things notes though, and it got to be something really amazing. I didn't get chocolate but I got something more milky. There's an orchid in here but it ain't black! The florals pop in here and there but they're not very consistently there.

The sillage...man its something else.

In all I really do like the fragrance but one spray is more than enough, two and more is asking for serious trouble! Its so super big though, that you have to really be ready to be noticed wearing it because its plain unavoidable!

Oct
25
2011
Annelien1987
Annelien1987

Extreme, that's what you can call this fragrance. I am a fanatic for heavy orientals/fragrances and this one is amazing but I'm not sure if I would spend so much money on it. The first sniff brought me back to an esoteric shop I went to that smelled just the same as this perfume. It's very spicy, very heavy and dark. Very seductive and not for shy people. You will get noticed. I get a mixture of fruity notes, heavy incense and patchouli. Weird combination. This stays on forever!

Oct
21
2011
Quasar
Quasar

This scent is misterious, deep and very seductive.
Black currant,chocholate truffles melting with the accords of wild forest with all his fruits and the rivers full of toffe and dark chocholate. Note of liquor is warming up a jar of all ingridients giving very warm floral ending ..... still feeling sth misterious behind this .....
I would covered in this fragrance the Nan's from Dune film by David Lynch, strong, misterious, inteligent and dangerouse wearing black .......doesnt matter if its man or woman who is wearing this......
U can like it or not ........ But hit your head if u think its not well done and balanced fragrance !!!!

Oct
21
2011
D_D_T_L_V
D_D_T_L_V

With just one spritz (one is enough with this baby!)
I was intoxicated. Couldn't stop smelling my wrist, and it just kept on going, smelling it on my t-shirt the next day...
Luxurious to the extreme, a head-turning, rich, shameless fragrance. Talk about a heady experience!

Oct
19
2011
DocTales
DocTales

This is a not just a perfume, it is a statement! Very alluring night time scent. If you're wearing this, you want to be noticed. Besides the chocolate, the orchids and the spices I smell a lot of truffles. Where are they though? They don't appear in the list, yet they balance the spicy chocolate and the tropical orchid perfectly by adding a distinctly woody earthy note. Very well rounded.

Oct
11
2011
Detroitcolognereview
Detroitcolognereview

Its so funny to me that since i was wearing black today i instantly reached for this. I dont think its dark in a bad way... as in it's not gloomy. Its dark, rich and audacious. I like fragrances that catch you off guard and make you a force to be reckoned with so to speak. Bystanders cant lethargically watch. they have to pick a side.

I have to say though that i even find 1 squirt enough on this. If you are doing multiple, you are probably killiing someone at work.

Oct
06
2011
Detroitcolognereview
Detroitcolognereview

I just dont get how this one was not labeled unisex. the ones that ARE unisex to me are typically not. This one is way masculine for a woman. Although, i could see Diane from the Good Wife wearing this lol.

Anyway, i bought it and i think its incredible.

Oct
05
2011
missk
missk

Black Orchid by Tom Ford is quite possibly one of the most recognised niche fragrances on the market today. It took me so long to get around to trying it, but now that I've been there and done that, I am ever so slightly confused.

I expected Black Orchid to be quite a dark smelling fragrance. So I was surprised to find a sweet, caramel based scent wafting up to greet my nose upon first application. It's not really a gourmand despite it's candied and syrupy opening, it has some texture to it as well.

I kind of enjoyed its crudeness on my skin, even the sickly sweet toffee aroma. It was the array of fruity notes in the heart that unfortunately broke the deal for me. I can only liken this fragrance to a box of assorted chocolates. You enjoy the dark chocolate, the creamy nougat, the hazelnuts, but then you're left with pineapple filled chocolate. You can stomach it, however it's an odd taste sensation, something so fruity and acidic blended with something so rich, smooth and addictive.

The fruits do give off a sweaty smell which is unfortunate for those, like myself, that don't do fruity scents justice. The patchouli only makes the jammy fruits stronger and more concentrated, which is a shame. In this retrospect, I do admire Black Orchid for being so complex and confusing, but in my opinion it is also its downfall.

Black Orchid is not a sexy fragrance for me personally. I think it really boils down to skin chemistry and personal preferences. Controversial it most definitely is, being the most talked about fragrance since Thierry Mugler's gourmand-bomb, Angel. I can understand its appeal, but I'm going to gladly pass this one on.

Oct
02
2011
pippab
pippab

I wish I could put a positive spin on this one. My son brought home a sample from Saks 5th Avenue and I really don't get what all the hype is about. I was expecting something dark, brooding and totally different from anything else, but how disappointed I was.

To me, it's one of those over the top, soOOo sweet fragrances - totally cloying. Young women would probably love it, but I certainly wouldn't spend the huge $$s that this perfume commands.

I guess variety is the spice of life, and how boring it would be if we all liked the same thing. To those who really love this one - enjoy!!

Sep
24
2011
primadonna35
primadonna35

Beautifull,dark and deep perfume,lovely bottle design,and georgous name Tom Ford,excellent...This beauty should be in all perfume lovers collection,but maybe not a big bottle,a small bottle would be ok,the scent is timeless and notforgettable,i want get one as soon as possible.

Sep
16
2011
JDLNeil
JDLNeil

I left the Cowboys game during halftime to run to Neiman Marcus to buy this perfume....if that tells you anything. I think it had been out for a day, if that. It's a gorgeous, intoxicating scent. I always get compliments. It is heavy, so I wear it in the winter, or when I REALLY need to make a statement. Also, it wears for a long time, so I'll wore it alot when I was in trial and needed a scent for all day...and also one that lingers. I think this is a must have in any fashionistas perfumistas collection.

Sep
12
2011
trolleywood
trolleywood

When I first smelt Black Orchid, I was repulsed. It did nothing for me but it sat on my shelf, sad and lonely for two months so I gave in. I started to ease myself into its heaviness and now I am hook, line and sinker in love with this perfume! It's sultry, heavy, dark, smoky and oh-so-sexy. It has become one of, if not my one and only signature scent that my loved ones recognise me by. Well worth the rather hefty price tag in my opinion.

Sep
07
2011
lkh
lkh

So excited to get my lil hands on this.
First smell lovely rich,then it turned into somthing that smelt like dry musty old roses with a strong salty aftertaste (for want of a better discription)
So very dissapointed was looking for a new sig fragrance and hoping this might be it.

Sep
06
2011
chrismriley@hotmail.com
chrismriley@hotmail.com

A grown up, unique, chocolate scent with exceptional projection...

0-15 Mins- My wife thought it smelt like Thierry Mugler Angel.

15 Mins - 7 Hours - Projection massive, approx 3- 4 foot around. Has a chocolate smell with a twist, the twist bit being not so nice, but once it settles down it is very comforting, I felt like my nice auntie was with me and I felt like I was being supported, perhaps this may become a smell which could be applied in times of need and grief

Not sexy for me, but warm and caring, and not a "pretty" scent but what counts is that one could fall in love with this and the super strong projection makes it a cut above the rest

Masterpiece

Aug
28
2011
lucifera
lucifera

i tried it in amsterdam! i had high hopes for it since i read this is a strong orientalfloral, when i sprayed it on my skin it turn out to be bitter chocolate with flowers -_- not that provocative imo.. idk how to explain but this was not what i would imagine Bo to smell :-(
pity!

Aug
25
2011
jadeylo
jadeylo

I have been waiting to try this for so long, today my sample finally arrived in the mail.. I had to order this from the US as it is incredibly hard to get hold of here in NZ! So here we are... total LOVE at first sniff... I think this is absolutely my new signature scent. Strong at first, but in such a good way, definitely get the chocolate..dries down into a deep sexy alluring scent. Total sex in a bottle. Yummmm.

Aug
22
2011
isabella211
isabella211

let's just say, i have NEVER had a "signature" perfume and never thought possible to have one, as i'm just too crazy for too many perfumes...until i found this one. I will NEVER be w/out it and need it on me, at all times. i'm down right obsessed with its mystery, complexity, and exotically seductive powers, but most importantly, it's ability to keep me faithful. like a soul mate, i have finally found "the one."

in short...perfection, in a little black bottle.


Update: okay, so if you follow my reviews, or look at my top fragrances, you will see I did in fact end up cheating on her and she's been replaced with Montale Patchouli Leaves. BUT, she's still number 2 in my book and probably always will be. The heart wants what it wants and Montale stole mine...but that doesn't mean we can't have a little fling on the side every now and then ;)

Aug
19
2011
lara0905
lara0905

Wow!!!!:)

I love orchid scents...and I love Black Orchid.:)

I have many of perfumes in my collection, and I wear every of each, but Tom Ford Black Orchid is one of those what is truly ME.:)

It's just merges with me, it's a wonderful masterpiece.
It's opens with a hint of bergamott, vanilla and chocolate notes and it's turnes into a creamy orchid accord with praline, vanilla and a touch of jasmine. Smooth, dark, musky infusion, beautiful creation.

Complex, deep, rich, misterious, dark, passionate, feminin, seductive, intoxicating and ultra sexy...

Aug
19
2011
fumehead
fumehead

Black orchid marks perfumery’s return to Glamour. It is opulence, decadence, luxury and sex (muskymale’s mans crotch reference is 100% factual!). it’s exciting to see this released in the current market esp since perfumery ‘took a shower’ in the 90’s, and since then such insipid clean, fruity and fresh shower scents have saturated the mainstream, To quote Mr Ford- “In the 1990s, it would have been a transparent bottle with minimalist packaging, transparent juice and a minimalist scent, But we have become so dermatological in our approach to beauty that I wanted to put some glamour back into society with a powerful fragrance.”,-- and yes, Black Orchid embodies such excess of luxury, materialism, elegance and unabashed sexuality that hasn’t been seen on a scale like this since the pre AIDS-era biggies like YSL Opium, Dior Poison etc.

The fragrance is a lush and utterly creamy Oriental Floral, reminiscent of the Far East, a real Hong Kong garden of a fume. There are also gourmand notes of dark chocolate, black truffle and fermenting/overripe berries as well as earthy dark patchouli, there’s so much going on in here that you just need to sniff it yourself and decide! The bottle is a piece of art in itself, a black and gold lacquered beauty that doesn’t look out of place beside your Shalimar.

Aug
16
2011
muskymale
muskymale

Tom Ford requested the maker of Black Orchid to make a perfume that smells like a man's crotch, and indeed it does! This is 100% pure sex in a bottle. The bottle itself is porn!

It is dark, sexy, seductive, femme fatale, on the border of being vulgar, overly sweet on top, and loud with capital L! I love this! Make no mistake about it: Black Orchid is a big statement perfume. There is NO way that you would not be noticed if you wore this. It is absolutely VA VA VOOM!!!!

Aug
16
2011
nofixedstars
nofixedstars

Well, I suppose I must have balls, as I have no difficulty wearing this one...Au contraire, it seems intensely female---not light & frothy, but distinctly feminine. There is a lot going on in this perfume; it could have turned out rather a mess, but it doesn't. A heady, waxy floral note, perhaps tuberose, combined with a subtle incense note somehow hold it all together. At first it's floral, a tiny bit bright or sharp, and there's a (thankfully) transient smell of cherry cough remedy, which immediately smooths out into a sumptuous floral/amber/patchouli/incense/woody symphony. Some perfumes are like a piece of music performed by a quartet...Black Orchid is music rendered by the whole orchestra. Big, velvety, complex, sexy as all get out. I get compliments on it whenever I wear it. It seems to smell quite different on different people, to the point that I can't always identify it on others. It's not commonly worn where I live, in any case, but if it were, I feel it would still vary enough to wear it without smelling like everyone else. Sillage is fairly strong at first, but only moderate at most after full dry-down. Lasts as long as anything ever does on me, a few hours perhaps.

Aug
13
2011
orange123
orange123

I received a small sample vial and decided to test it since I've heard very divided opinions on this perfume. I wasn't sure what to expect. Top notes were overpowering and awful: amber/musk/incense/putrid wood all meshed together. My initial thought was "This is revolting!" ...fortunately the top notes evaporated very quickly and the scent started to change. The drydown is alluring and mysterious. A complex blend of dark chocolate (reminds me of velvet), wood, licorice, a little amber with just a dash of vanilla. It is not unpleasant, and on the right person this would smell good. I don't dislike it, but I also find it too dark for my personality. Not a perfume I would wear.

Aug
10
2011
princess_buttercup
princess_buttercup

Oh my. After all I'd read about this one, I couldn't wait to try it! It was everything I wanted and it was my destiny. Finally, finally got my hands on a sample the other day. It blew me away!- but in all the wrong ways. It smelled, to me, like someone wore an amazing perfume then hung out in the big cat house at the zoo. Beauty mixed with animal excrement. I was devastated. If it works for you, I am jealous, and enjoy!

Aug
10
2011
katrosado
katrosado

I really wanted to love this fragrance. Opening notes on my skin are so promising. The deep earthy undertones in the opening notes never seem to go anywhere for me. I get gardenia after dry down then this morphs into amber. Nothing but amber and slight chocolate. For some reason it is very foody on me. It makes me so very sad.

Aug
09
2011
Elise1214
Elise1214

Black Orchid is part of my personal collection. It can be worn by a male or a female, and I have found that it "adjusts" accordingly. The fact that there is musk in the fragrance, makes it wearable by either gender.

Although "Orchid" is part of the name, it is not as floral as one would think. It is unique, sultry, warm, and classy.

Aug
04
2011
saidah
saidah

This perfume is one of my top ones. I normally wear it with black clothes and in the evening. Very luxury and unique

Aug
04
2011
sillybilly
sillybilly

-I know this is 'for women' but I like this! I heard Michael Jackson r.i.p wore it and was happy to know I am not the only guy who wears it. The guy had good taste!

For me I would say this is the smell of a passionate love affair between a man and woman. Mysterious and full of Lust. When you wear this you will seduce!

-This perfume is nice on me and its very unisex. Women are attracted like magnet when I wear it to the point that it gets annoying sometimes! I think "voile de fleur" version is even more sexy for women. How about that one for women, so men can steal this? Joke!

A bottle is worth every dime. Top notch quality. Tom Ford is for sure one of top perfume house!

Jul
31
2011
girasolina
girasolina

Di questo profumo ho sentito di tutto, dai commenti orribili a quelli smielati.E' un profumo denso e originale, non è così scuro, anzi si sentono note dolci e speziate nel suo sviluppo; ma come tutti i profumi decisi e potenti, o lo ami o lo odi. A me piace moltissimo. Lo dovete provare,solo la vostra pelle e il vostro naso vi possono consigliare...

Jul
30
2011
anna.023
anna.023

My first impression was that it was very masculin. When I first sprayed it I wasnt too happy since I expected something sweet and deep, instead it was very sharp and masculin and almost a little bit sour.. But I didnt wash it off, witch was good!

After a while it got deeper and more feminime. It's a very dark, almost smokey very classy scent. Prefect evening perfume! The dry down is a very plesant and genuine vanilla scent.

The ONLY thing I dont like at all, (accept the opening witch I dont like either) is the lasting power. It only last a few hours!! It smells about 2-3 h and after that you can just smell the vanilla dry down if you put your nose on my wrist. Very, very sad since I really liked it. But a perfume without lasting power is pretty useless for me so I think this one have to go...

Jul
23
2011
Tania
Tania

I really like the opening of this perfume! It is dark and I get something coconutty that makes it smell a bit like suntan lotion. I love the dark red fruits in there, they add some acidity to the chocolate and coconut notes. If only the perfume could stay that way because when the red fruits fade away it becomes really nauseous! I can't stand the dry down on me, it's such a shame! I don't think it is masculine at all.

Jul
19
2011
Robynlovesperfume
Robynlovesperfume

Black Orchid is all spices/incense/gardenia/overly ripe fruits/amber/patchouli/orchid to my nose. I do smell the chocolate note in there as well, but it's hidden too much by all those other notes I mentioned. This perfume is super heavy duty and means serious business.

To those who like it, one spray is more than enough, & it has massive staying power, so that's always a plus. As for myself, I can't say I'm at the 'like' point as I'm still trying to get myself to appreciate all its heavy combined notes. I have a full 100ml bottle, so for the time being, I smell it when I'm at home every once in a while. I'm hoping this will 'culture' my nose enough to make me want to actually wear it in public someday. I also have the Voile de Fleur version, and while I'm not fond of that one either, I do find it softer and overall more wearable.

Jul
16
2011
Shoshanna
Shoshanna

The tragedy of Black Orchid is that while the drydown is an exquisitely sensual and opulently orgasmic experience born in the uppermost reaches of heaven, in order to arrive at that point it's necessary to first spend at least two unbearably nauseating hours smelling as if one has been drowned in a vat of horribly rotting fruit. And it just isn't worth it.

The opening is so thoroughly revolting that it's not just a question of sickening everyone within a 50-foot radius-- it's a matter of literally being unable to bear being in a room with oneself!

I've had a large bottle of Black Orchid since the time it first came on the market, and because of the incredible beauty of what it eventually becomes I've tried-- oh, how I've tried!-- to find some way to wear it. But it can't be done.

The suffocating stench of putrefying fruit is overwhelming and inescapable, and it doesn't even begin to dissipate for at least two hours. Four hours after its application Black Orchid begins to develop a few attractive qualities, and eight hours after that initial spray it becomes quite possibly the most beautiful scent ever created.

If it were possible to reach even the hour-four stage without going through the god-awful horror of those first two hours I'd buy every bottle on which I could get my hands. Sadly-- tragically!-- the only way to reach the incomparable Eden of Black Orchid's drydown is via a seemingly-unending, nightmarish slog through an appalling garbage dump of decay.

Jul
14
2011
3nigm4_br
3nigm4_br

I did not like! The Black Orchid is a scent that always caught my attention but when I finally bought I found a floral very sweet and very feminine, the fixing and the projection are excellent but is a very sickly sweet smell that honestly I did not like.

It has good quality but I think Chanel is so much quality and the price is better in general because they do not recommend blind to the surprise may not smile as I did ... at least I got to change quickly.

Jul
12
2011
Leyl
Leyl

Hated at the first sniff but i found adorable the drydown,i couldnt stop smelling my wristle.it can also be considered as a shared fragrance. The scent is not so feminin but it is subtle and classy. İ am going to give it one more try.

Jul
09
2011
ashyashy
ashyashy

Sexy, rich, dark.
I was not sure if i liked it or not when i tried it on in winter, the first note made me sick and wanna puke especially when i was dumb enough to sniff it having a hangover. But something kept me trying and i started to like it. Then i tried it on again when spring has came, it feel very choccy and sensual.
yet, doesnt worth it. Too expensive.
Would go to Dior' midnight poison.

Jul
04
2011
fuerreard
fuerreard

A very rich and sensuous blend. It has a great aphrodisiac effect. Once you smell it, you want to smell more and more. You just can't get enough of it. Not only the scent, but the bottle design is quite unique too. I also consider Black Orchid to be a unisex fragrance - and own it and wear it proudly.

Jul
02
2011
vdxl
vdxl

At Marrionaud in Paris, Champs-Elysees, the salesperson told me that more men buy this perfume, and I can see why: it is rather masculine than feminine( indeed it smells like a softer oud+ vanilla combo to me). I bought today a 30 ml EDP of this, and yes, it rocks. It is one of the few mainstream perfumes I still enjoy: different from the others. If you consider La Nuit de L'Homme( including Le Parfum), 1 Million ( good perfume), Dior Homme Intense or Midnight in Paris masculine, this is definitely more masculine than anyone of those miles away. The lasting power and sillage is excellent: it works in both heat and cold and it gives you an allura of an urban sexy young man that is always fashionable and sensual. I love it.

Jun
26
2011
fairyqueen300
fairyqueen300

I think this is a very sophisticated scent .its very strong one spray will do for sure and it lasts for hours and hours

Jun
20
2011
Soutty123
Soutty123

Not for me, very similar to Agent Provocateur which I bought when it came out (thinking it so unusual and loving the bottle) but it never suited my skin. Very strong. I could like this on someone else though.

Jun
17
2011
Grottola
Grottola

Sorry, but this just ain't for me.

If someone took one of the Poison flankers by Dior and gave it an obnoxiously sweet, fruity-chocolate note, this is what you'd get. At times it can smell like salmon, at least to my nose.

Don't let my review discourage you. Black Orchid is just the kind of fragrance where you like it, or you hate it. I fall in the latter category.

Jun
10
2011
meg1969
meg1969

The gooey opening dries down to a smokey, lush, rich scent that I can only describe as "bohemian." Best when worn sparingly so the perfume can be "discovered" up close rather than "announced." It's the base that gets me. I live for the base of this perfume! Interested in trying Tuscan leather, which sounds right up my alley.

Jun
10
2011
orchid_84
orchid_84

This is such an unusual scent. I'm having a hard time liking it, as much as I want to. There is something about the strong woody-incensey quality that I like, but I also find something about this fragrance very disturbing and strangely nauseating. At some stages, Black Orchid smells kind of like a public bathroom to me. On my skin, it smells of sweat, dirt, mushrooms, and has a very thick, sharp scent of wood shavings. Very damp, musky and earthy.

It's definitely not a sweet or feminine scent, at least not for me; I think a man could easily get away with wearing this. Perhaps it will grow on me, but at this point I think it's a little too much.

Jun
09
2011
girlsworld
girlsworld

LOVE LOVE LOVE Black Orchid, sensual warm, utterly delicious, mysterious dark and intense. I am always complimented when wearing it and I adore the body cream so hard to find it now

Jun
08
2011
marman
marman

A masterpiece. Speechless...
Its works well on my skin (huge long lasting power) and its incredible erotic.
I think its unisex fragrance. On my skin smell a combination of dark-smoked-exotic-fruity-warm notes and not too heavy, very light and aerial.

May
30
2011
LaLaPop75
LaLaPop75

Wow...what an exotic scent...very well crafted. Very complex..at first spray it is almost too much to comprehend. The incense comes through very loud in beginning..not a bad thing..very bold and exotic. Try again...it's dark, mysterious, enchanting. It is truly unique and beautiful, especially as it unfolds into the final phase, very rich, sandalwood, dark chocolate come through. Irresistable. Definitely a scent that will be added to my collection and will stay there forever....

May
29
2011
ednafrau
ednafrau

this a unique, provocative perfume and there are a few things to consider when trying (and judging) it. first of all, don't sniff and inhale deeply in the first minutes: it's a bit like a punch in the nostrils! be patient and allow a little time to go by and try again: about half an hour later, close your eyes, breathe and take it all in...this creamy, nutty, deep fragrance will transport you into a different state of mind! it possesses a bit of the spirit of YSL's NU EDP (which was created under tom ford's creative direction of the brand), but takes it further into another, more feminine, realm. "black orchid" is sweet and somewhat powdery, softly spicy, dense yet not heavy...complex, like most multi-dimensional human beings are, and it leaves a lingering impression. the drydown develops a bit of interesting citrus in the background, akin to the one present in the base of kelly caleche EDT. another important detail is context (as with anything else in life): i don't consider this fragrance to be night-time only, not at all, but be aware that it is not for riding a hot, crammed subway in the morning and is not recommended for going out to dinner, nor for the gym, but apart from that, if you don't overapply, this scent can go anywhere! i think one spritz below each ear and one on each wrist is enough and it will last all day (probably until the morning after, actually). this is a fragrance i wear for myself but i have noticed that it has an effect on people ;) i absolutely love that this perfume takes a stand, it isn't wishy washy and is not for the tepid, unopinionated individual. all in all, it's hard to define "black orchid": it is intriguing and mysterious...you don't quite know why you are drawn to it again and again, but you are just certain that you are, logic be damned :) i am truly happy that my intuition guided me "blind" to this perfume!

May
29
2011
querelle
querelle

This one feels like a drag queen's just slapped you in the face... And clearly it's one of Tom Ford's usual show offs. And I do agree with Louw, a triumph of marketing over substance.

May
28
2011
ArkangeL
ArkangeL

Take some gardenia, orchids, patchouli leaves and a Godiva dark chocolate bar... leave it in a sauna. Now imagine the wood used for the interior is sandalwood. Leave, and return minutes later to find a warm, musky cloud of Black Orchid. This is a positive review by the way.

May
27
2011
Louw
Louw

A triumph of marketing over substance, in my opinion, I'm afraid.

I was eager to try this because the marketing was so seductive and made the fragrance sound dark, luxurious, mysterious and sexy. I'm glad I didn't buy it blind because when I tried it I found it absolutely repellant!

To me it was a confusing mess of competing musky woodsy notes that actually made me sneeze. On my skin it dried down to something that was bitter, even sour and unfortunately for me, had great longevity - I couldn't wait for the smell to fade away!

A disappointing experience, but I do intend to try more of the Tom Ford perfumes to see if I have better luck with any of them.

May
19
2011
duskangel101
duskangel101

When I first smelled it i thought it was weird and sour, but after a while i began to find it quite fascinating. after getting a sample and wearing it for a few hours, it grew softer and creamier. because it's so strong, i wouldn't wear this too much. but a sniff once in a while just blows me away.

May
16
2011
FRAGRANZA
FRAGRANZA

I didn't buy it, it was a present.....and I'm glad! I don't like it at all, I gave it to my grandma (and she doesn't like it!). In my opinion it's quite stifling. Of course it's a question of personal taste.

May
14
2011
Yamba1
Yamba1

Funky jasmine. That's what I get. I'm repulsed yet strangely drawn to it at the same time. This is a good thing though, because it means it has depth, intrigue and complexity. Just the way I like my perfumes. Bravo!

May
13
2011
malwiniusia
malwiniusia

to make it short! this smell is just unbelievable !
I got it as a tester and the lady warned me of its power, strength. I thought this would be a typical headache-perfume, which it certainly is, BUT !!!!!
the dark 99% chocolate i smell in it, is just as temptuos as a piece of a real chocolate that lays next to your hand !
It has some spicy fruits or flowers, i do not exactly know what, but i just smell this strong chocolate!
i would wear it in the evening, maybe for a concert in the opera ;)
men's opinion: WHO IS THIS LADY, AND WHY DOES SHE SMELL SO COURAGOUS, TEMPTING and GLAMOUROUS !? ;)
enjoy !

May
07
2011
onebadbaby
onebadbaby

I have this perfume but I have not had the courage to wear it in public yet. I wish I had dark exotic looks to match the rich exotic fragrances I love- can I wear this as a blond with 'girl next door type' looks? Maybe it will surprise people in a good way when I do?

Anyway, the fragrance is powerful and dramatic. All I smell in the beginning is the dark chocolatey orchid. It has some similarities with Angel, not a snuggly gourmand chocolate, but a dark and bitter one. This is a sillage monster for sure. One spray and I can smell myself for hours! It dries down eventually into a warm sweet vanillary, smokey fragrance which will last on your skin until you shower.

May
07
2011
suile
suile

Very complex, strong, sexy, interesting fragrance.If you can find it, I recommend buying the roll-on, (8 ml) which is the best way to apply the tiny amount you need and will still last for a couple of years, it's not an everyday fragrance.

In fact, I would make it a law that all powerful fragrances should come in a roll-on option, whoever is going to use up 100 ml of this one, Shalimar, etc. Then I for one would buy a lot more serious perfumes.

May
06
2011
greydove
greydove

Not only does it have the sweaty note which I despise, the place I sprayed on my arm has a nice cluster of painful, itchy hives. I've never had that happen before with a perfume. The opening was foul too. Fruity and cheap smelling, not at all what I expected from reviews, or the price, or the appearance of the bottle. I've washed my arm three times, it will not budge.

May
05
2011
scorpiosheep
scorpiosheep

I agree totally with Lady Venomtongue about the "hype" here. I thought this would be an exotic, deeply tropical floral with the added gourmand notes and was terribly excited to get my bottle in the post (an ebay bargain). I was really disappointed with it - incredibly strong though it was. Even in the notes Tom Ford admits that this flower is more imaginary than real. I have not written Tom Ford off and would like to try a couple of his other inventions, but for me this one was never going to be the love affair I had hoped might be a possibility. I'm really happy though that so many people love it.

Apr
28
2011
Jordan20
Jordan20

I bought Black Orchid when it came out and it still baffles me to this day. Its intense, thats the first thing and its a bit of a mix. At times it almost has this urine smell to it which disappeared quickly for me and then it became sweet and a little intense, a little woody and a whole lotta other stuff. I think guys could wear this easily but for the ladies, i think a really sexy confident lady could pull this off- no problems at all. I dont want to sound offensive but to me, this fragrance smells like what I imagine a high class hooker would smell like. It honestly makes me think of sex and the mix of wrong and right scents you get from the sex act. Its an interesting fragrance.

Apr
23
2011
alfarom
alfarom

I've been suggested to smell Black Orchid so many times, and when I finally decided it was the right moment to face this composition I got somehow disappointed by it. It opens with an interesting chocolate floral / fruits accord that may be pretty compelling expecially to anyone who is not familiar with the smell of the Oncidium Sherry Baby AKA The Chocolate Orchid (an epiphytic orchid of hybrid origins). After that, the scent turns to a pleasant, but conventional, sweet musky vanilla drydown. A nice fragrance that could have been great if they just have dared a bit more in the drydown. Nothing that I would never buy a full bottle of, but I'd surely appreciate on a person seating next to me for 2 (maximum 3) stops on the subway.

Rating: 6.5-7/10

Apr
23
2011
OlfractalInfemme
OlfractalInfemme

I received a sample of this fragrance from a shop.It smelled pleasant enough in the vial Then, I put it on my skin. Instantly, I thought, old moldy flowers! With some time it developed a strong scent of incense + moldy flowers. Now after 3 hours, it is mainly incense and chocolate. I found it so offensive initially, I didn't have much to offer in the way of pleasant notes, although they are there: cocoa, incense, chili, cumin, dried spices. The lingering dark chocolate note is the best part of the experience. I love spicy fragrances and the opaque black bottle but this one ultimately is an absolute no. If the fragrance was reinvented without the moldy flowers top note, I think it would be a winner.

Apr
14
2011
Alliage
Alliage

I totally agree with Mushroomfat that men must give this fragrance a try. I was growing tired with this and placed it on my husband's bathroom shelf one day thinking out of sight out of mind. Well, in his haste hubby sprayed this one by mistake and mind you he smelled fantastic...so men out there you'll be pleasantly surprised.

Apr
12
2011
Tigerlillian
Tigerlillian

Blue cotton candy
Tropical fruit shaved ice
Deep fried funnel cakes encrusted with cinnamon sugar and drenched in maple syrup
A gypsy caravan
A flower vendor
The county fair berry pie contest

Round and round on the merry-go-round
Every carnival stall keeps spinning around me
Over and over, again and again
Faster and faster yet

Blue cotton candy
Tropical fruit shaved ice
Deep fried funnel cakes encrusted with cinnamon sugar...

Over and over, again and again...
Stop the ride! I want to get off!

Apr
08
2011
Mushroomfat
Mushroomfat

I have to do my review of the MEN'S edition on this page in the hope anybody wanting to try the mens edition will be encouraged to do so by my review because it is such a fantasic scent that I want guys everywhere to give it a go!
AWESOME!!! a massive overkill of such a beautiful, soft, invigorating floral note CANNOT be ignored.

Update: so it turns out this is a UNISEX fragrance.

Wow, so many beautiful floral notes have been put into this scent. From start to finish it's a thickening of the obvious Orchard accord, any citrus notes are very light, the fruits do well in sweetening, the chocolate and vanilla work as a solid, also sweet, base.

All guys must try it at least once.

Apr
08
2011
tenderhearted
tenderhearted

I have a gorgeous scent copy,or you can call it a dupe,or a scent replica. I cannot afford to buy the original Tom Ford scents,which is fine with me dears. This is GORGEOUS! It is very thick,and heady,and rich.

There is a deep and creamy feel,and this is truly a scent you must be open to FEEL,not just smell. It is like a creature which has come to life on the skin of my arm and neck. I smell spicy,exotic flowers,making my head hypnotized. I smell rich earth,that wise soil patchouli. the chocolate,she visits too and dances by,waiting,and making space for her dance partner,the dark gardenia.

I am truly bewitched by this smell. This is for the bold of heart,and open minds. A woman can hold the world in her powerful feminine grip with this scent. A man can be in this scent too,and he will be just as strong,and as suited to it as well. But a man is brave there too wearing this,as he is not afraid to touch the flowers of the earth,and show a more tender side of himself.

I am sorry, I am the kind of person,I always have to say what I feel,and I don't mean anything mean by it. I am hoping that we are looking at fake fur in the above photos.

Apr
04
2011
violetteviridian
violetteviridian

I think this is another one of those scents that is highly dependent on a persons skin ph/chemistry. If it works on you? It REALLY works. If it doesn't? Well, you're going to need time to shower it off because this eau has SERIOUS staying power. I agree with earlier reviewers and will reiterate that a few well placed small sprays do the trick. Too much more and you'll smell like you're wearing an entire bottle. If you should miss your skin and wind up with it on your clothes they will smell very spicy and musky. INMO almost like a mans cologne. Should that not sound like something you want, I recommend you spritz before you dress.

That being said, on me Tom Fords Black Orchid is absolutely lovely.

Whilst wearing it, everyone I come across is immediately intrigued and DEMANDS to know what I am wearing. They'll often exclaim that it smells wonderful- lovely- rich- extremely posh! To which I respond- TRY BEFORE YOU BUY. It's an absolute must.
With my skin chem- the patchouli is completely undetectable and dissipates before my nose, or anyone else's for that matter, even has a chance to identify an offense. The fruit notes are also barely there but linger delicately. The floral notes are wildly impressive, especially the gardenia and orchid. This lush 'tropical garden' intensifies dramatically and stays strong all day long. The dry down never overpowers it's floral notes and instead adds hints of spice- and rainy deep forest-like woods. In the end all are kissed with a creamy-vanilla almost cashmere like caress.
Tom Ford has created a scent that is beautifully bold. A scent that is at once sexy without being overt or gauche. A parfum that definitely belongs among the high couture elite of the fragrance world. I am certain Black Orchid will remain one of my absolute faves. Indeed a very luxe and highly satisfying addition to my fragrance wardrobe.

Apr
03
2011
ShannyO
ShannyO

The reviewers who have tagged this as overpowering and cloying are right on the money. This stuff stinks..... BAD! It's not cheap, either, or it wasn't when I bought it a few years back. It grabs onto the skin, clothes, even pillow cases and doesn't let go. This is not a good thing. It almost smells like licorice tastes, yet stronger. Yeah..... bad, bad, bad...... Tom Ford is a brilliant designer, but he made a bad decision putting his name to this nauseating serum.

Apr
02
2011
KateZeGreat
KateZeGreat

Black Orchid really unfurls on the skin 0-100 in 3 seconds flat. On me, the Ylang has a strong, fruity-floral apricot note that almost makes my mouth water, and almost makes me cringe...but in a good way. Ah, the top notes are very syrupy, very sticky - waves of treacle dripping down into incense. This perfume walks a fine line between luscious and overblown, ripe and spoiled, rumpled and dirty. In the 10 hours that this perfume came unbound on my skin, I was again and again afraid that this or that note would overwhelm, would be too much. It never happened. This is an expertly blended concoction. This is what I wear when I don patent leather, a velvet coat, or want to make an entrance. Deliciously decadent. Enough hooks to keep you on your toes. One spray is all that is needed. Two and you're courting disaster.

Mar
07
2011
MissH
MissH

You'll either love the intensity of this perfume or run for the hills. If you've decided to run, you'd better hide too, black Orchid travels at the speed of light.

It's powerful,luxurious and full bodied. Its sensuality embraces you with a woodsy, incense haze & caresses you in a way that only patchouli & sandalwood can.

I can't help wishing it had been called Hypnotic poison but I guess Dior got there first.

Mar
03
2011
Terasleen
Terasleen

For me, nothing compairs to this erotic, dark, sexy, seductive perfume! Pass by a man and his head will turn. It's gives off that "I've got to have her" feeling! I love it. It has gotten to where when I reach for a fragrance to put on, and it's not going to be Black Orchid that day....I still have to stop and take a breath of it in.

A little goes a long way, I mean like 1-2 sprays. Sillage....wow 4-ever!! I recommend NOT spraying on clothes. I don't spray on clothes anyway ( oils in fragrances tend to stain my clothes).

Mmmm, I really should get another full bottle, just in case.

Feb
21
2011
crlygrly
crlygrly

After reading all the rave reviews on here I became obsessed with this fragrance. I had sniffed it a few times at Saks and carried around a strip of paper with the scent. It does smell very nice on paper but not on my skin. When first sprayed, it hits me like a slap in the face. It is so sharp and green at first. Almost like you had dug up the roots of some plant. I can smell the roots and also the damp earth. I waited patiently for these notes to dissipate but they never did. They just got stronger and stronger. For me, it is a bitter and dirty and unripe scent. Not a hint of anything sweet for me in this one. I tried to scrub it off with soap and water, but it was relentless!!! UGH!! I just wanted to get away from myself. I must say that I paid a pretty penny for it too. I am sooooo disappointed, but the bottle is pretty. So black and slim with the shiny gold metal label. Beautiful in my collection but I will never spray it again. Just thinking of it gives me the creeps.

Good News!! Saks took it back and let me exchange it! I got Jimmy Choo! I'm going to udate my review of that one too because I have grown to LOVE IT!!

Feb
15
2011
Woodfaery
Woodfaery

I received Black Orchid for Valentines Day and I love it! Its a sexy, passionate perfume made for a beautiful women. I can't say it any better than "BlackAmberMoon" said it! It is the perfume I have been waiting for all my life...thankyou Tom Ford.
Oh and one more thing....I tried dabbing alittle Indonesian patchouli oil on me after the Black Orchid smell calms. If you are a patchouli lover, this combo is incredible.
****but surely, one spritz is all you need!

Feb
14
2011
rhynel
rhynel

I tried this perfume and instantly hated it. The opening is cacophonous on me. All the scents scream, "Me first! No me! Smell me first!" It was heady and cloying and confusing. The heart of scent was musky, and not in a good way. It smelled like I really really needed to take a shower. Because it is such a strong perfume, I attempted to wash it off, to no avail. The only good part of this perfume was the dry down, which smelled of vanilla and incense...but the 36 hour wait made it not worth it. In my opinion, this fragrance says "easy". It's like the older woman in the club who is obviously too old to be there, but never grew out of getting bombed and making out with random guys.

On the other hand, the SO couldn't stop sniffing me. Go figure.

Feb
12
2011
TanjaS
TanjaS

When I first sprayed Black Orchid on my wrist I was like wow! This smells really good! It does resemble Escada Sentiment during the opening, only richer. I also get a Flowerparty by Yves Rocher resemblance after couple of minutes, more complex version as well. Black currant, mandarine and citruses with underlying spices and fruity notes; I'm pretty sure there's some lichi here. Love it!

I must admit that I have no idea how the flower black orchid smells like. I have had orchids at home, but I don't have green fingers, which leads the orchids to an early death or not wanting to blossom ever again. So naturally I've forgotten how they smell like.

After a short while the incense and sandalwood blends in. Now I get a So Elixir by Yves Rocher vibe. I'm really enjoying this one so far!

I thought I had found a new love but that was before the drydown came for real (after approx 1 hour) which was a huge disappointment. All I get is incense, patchouli and citruses. Quite harsh to my nose and, yes, a bit masculine. Alas.

The opening and the middle part are fantabulous, not dark, just delicious, but the drydown ends up being too simpel IMO. It's a shame when the drydown doesn't match the rest of the fragrance. *Sigh*

The lasting power however is great, could smell it the day after.

Feb
11
2011
adrienn99
adrienn99

i love dark scents...I both adore Habanita and Jesus del Pozo's In black and I was expecting Black Orchid to light similar facets of being a black lady diamond.
That is about my expectations.

The fragrance starts masculine to my standards. I was struggling myself through the opening phase... then it started to melt a little into flowers pickled in whiskey. I still had high hopes for the drydown.

Then I got the awful slap of patchouli in my face, patchouli at its worst, exuding nothing dark but bitter.
I do not fancy excessive patchouli in fragrances, to me patchouli is meant to give an earthy base and balance to sweeter notes. Not the case this time. It was pushing out all the rest of the base notes which i adored (sandalwood, vanilla, ambergris, incense, chocolate etc.)

Conclusion: there are dark and gothic fragrances which are feminine. Me mostly got masculinity and one of the most abhorring patchouli base. Not a keeper.

Feb
08
2011
adele l
adele l

There really isn't much to compare Black Orchid to- the opening is incredibly heady, sweet and gourmand, slightly grounded by the truffle accord..maybe there are some violets in there but they are drowned by the flood of every note in existence! It would be too much for daywear and overwhelming for some, but I wish the opening would persist here. Black Orchid dissipates rather quickly, prematurely blowing out all of its notes and promptly drifting off to sleep, leaving me a little unsatisfied! The drydown is a very pleasant,slightly floral, gourmand chocolate...in the end B.O. leaves me longing for the olfactory overload of the open, though I am still drawn to it like a spurned lover! It really is a rich and interesting scent overall, definitely sexy!

Jan
30
2011
RenaissanceGyrl
RenaissanceGyrl

My signature fragrance. Such an erotic blend of notes...Every evening that I wear Black Orchid, I turn heads as its enchanting aroma fills the space. A bold and daring fragrance, that must be accompanied by a confident swagger and a devilish grin. An Oriental Spicy lover's heaven.

Jan
30
2011
RIVI1969
RIVI1969

What could be said about Tom Ford Black Orchid that hasn´t been said already? I love it, is powerful, dark, unique, original and bold... a little sweet without reach gourmand territory, and specially appreciate in foggy and moody cold days. Not for everyone and not for everyday, leaves without a doubt a precedent of sophistication. I am sure that those who enjoy Black Orchid should die with TF Noir de Noir. Highly recommended!

Jan
13
2011
Rouu
Rouu

1st of all , I wanna thank Floof for the 4 ml sample bottle she sent me :) , i was waiting so long to taste this one , and it worth alllll that time , its just Amazing

BLACK ORCHID is a dark , sexy , mature that's was my 1st idea but after few hrs i keep sniffing my hand and its just WOW , there is lots of sugar, there are heady floral notes, there is a fruit note somewhere. Tempering all of that is a strong undertone of something earthy and dark in a very good way.

i just got it today so um not able to review it as it should be , so later I'll post larger review about it !

Jan
11
2011
Brettyboy
Brettyboy

This is the sexiest perfume for women i have ever smelt. This is not for girls but for a woman who is totally secure in herself. There is a bit of 'skank' in the mix which gives the scent its 'come to mama' feel to it.

Jan
02
2010
Hilaire
Hilaire

I find this fume so damned confusing, having smelt it on numerous occasions, and nearly bought it too.

I find the top notes, loud, tacky and discordant, Blackcurrant/Tobacco and the sweetest possible Gardenia and Ylang Ylang give these opening seconds the impression of the breath of someone who has drunk too much Vodka and Redbull for their own good.

The dry down isn't much better, it's so coconuty and syrupy and floral, and certainly doesn't rise above the crowd of bog standard fruity florals.

It's the base which is compelling. The mix of vanilla/chocolate, incense and creamy sandalwood with the remnant of that berry/tobacco tang is pretty haunting and delightful. Extremely seductive and addictive.

I hate buying expensive perfumes which don't delight me at every stage of their development, I want it to captivate me from the moment it leaves the nozzle.

I shall have to work out if I like the oh-so-shagable base enough to grit my teeth through the rude, brassy opening.


Edit: I bought it in the end, I'll just have to put up with the top and dry down. LOL

Dec
30
2010
DresdenDoll
DresdenDoll

I was worried by some of the reviews that this would be overpowering or a let down, but I was completely wrong. This smells amazing. As soon as I sprayed it on I couldn't get enough of its gorgeous smell. On me it doesn't seem very dark or heavy. It definitely has a green streak through it with a lovely floral hint hovering over the warm base, which is vetiver and patchouli to me. I get only a little chocolate and vanilla, just enough to make it delicious, but not gourmande. It is also unisex, which I prefer, could be equally as good on a man I think. Really very unique.

Dec
27
2010
eilismaireg
eilismaireg

I put this on and thought that I should like it, but ultimately I don't. It smelled of harsh violets and cheap patchouli to me - I love patchouli scents but wonder what the formulation budget was? There's something not quite nice about this one for me.

Dec
23
2010
nyoka
nyoka

Black Orchid is a fume that makes me vocal.ohhh,ahhh,loveeeeely.It is thick,dense,syrupy!
The first notes r like an elaborate buffet.a lil of all that is good.Crooking its finger toward u beconing u on.

After a while a GIANT black orchid unfurls.Its petals like silk Bordered in velvet flash irresisdecence toward thedark side of the moon.U feel u r one with that precious flower.The scent carries u on deeper into paradize.

Toward the end u feel and smell the deep,regal forrest.A creamy vanilla waifs through,followed by sheets of exotic woods with spices.

In short,its a masterpiece.Sillage is unreal!!! Last on me 12/14 hrs.

The most expensive smelling fume.I love it!

Dec
22
2010
APassionateJourney
APassionateJourney

MMMM, this is probably the most sophisticated sweetness you can buy. This doesn't smell like a man's crotch to me or it at least doesn't smell like mine. (Mine gets cleaned EVERYDAY, mind you!). It smells like marshmellows and fruits and a little bit of gardenia and something else I can't quite place. This is a sillage MONSTER! TWO SPRAYS AT THE MOST, PLEASE! If I ever smelled someone doused in this I would get them the number to the nearest suicide hotline. This will off YOU and everyone around you if not sprayed moderately.

That being said, you won't even NEED more than one spray. I sprayed this once in the morning and the next morning, even after a shower, I could STILL smell it. This is definitely a fragrance where the expensive price tag is justified. Don't pass on this one, y'all. Give it a sniff. Wait, give it more than a sniff! The first time I smelled this I did not like it. I sprayed it on my skin and fell in love :)

Dec
21
2010
dumaybee
dumaybee

Just got a 100ml EDP of this. Tried the tester and was amazed at the compliments a got from just one drop.

i really hope i don't get tired of it though. From your reviews, i'm not sure i will....

Dec
21
2010
floof
floof

I realize that this is a popular fragrance and has a lot of reviews, so i wont repeat what has already been said besides- yes its great, dark, beautiful, comforting, sexy, mysterious, creamy and unisex to an extent. I have had a man buy this after smelling it on me and he told me to never stop wearing it. Most people seem to like it on me and i get many compliments. I also use it as a room spray sometimes and it will cover most smells.
Anyway all I came here to write is that i recently purchased a kit at neiman marcus with a solid wax compact of black orchid, a lipstick in the shade black orchid (too dark for my mother or myself, ideal for darker skintones or halloween) and a nail polish in black orchid (same shade as the lipstick but more wearable on nails- i havent tried this yet). Really, I purchased the set for the BO compact which easily slips into a pocket or purse and is completely transportable. I think the wax is a little softer smelling than the spray, more comforting. It also layers beautifully with the spray for better lasting power. As of now the compact is not sold outside of the kit and it might be a NM exclusive. Highly suggest!

Dec
04
2010
ccj36
ccj36

Gorgeous. Black Orchid starts out very sharp, but dries down to a beautiful, spicy scent. It is very potent---I only have a sample, and it has lasted awhile since I literally use one dot at a time. Reminds me (very slightly) of Opium. My sister-in-law wears it often, but I save it for special occasions.

Dec
04
2010
darkbeauty
darkbeauty

Reminds me of Angel! Although more wearable because the patchouli isn't so harsh. For those looking for an Angel alternative... I would go for this. It's deep, dark and alluring. The middle seems to be the best part for me... floral scented spice. Now, I only tried the EDT and it dried down fairly quickly, leaving behind a powdery ghost of its former self. If I bought this, it would definitely have to be the EDP. My skin just eats perfume up!

BTW, I didn't get any chocolate, which I was REALLY hoping for.

Dec
03
2010
J'espere
J'espere

This is 'the one'.
The very first review by BlackAmberMood says it all , very beautifully I might add .
Black Orchid is definitely not for the shy or retiring ,and definitely not if you mind being approached by strangers asking 'What is that gorgeous scent you're wearing '.
I can imagine that on some , this will be the scent that wears them,not the other way round , but my skin loves this dark, exotic juice , so much so that in my own weird world Tom Ford concocted this velvety deep , dark and syrupy, chocolatey heaven masterpiece just for me :)

Nov
28
2010
guest_debob
guest_debob

I finally bought this and I am loving it. It strikes me as some kind of secret elixir or love potion. It's dark and seductive. Fruity yes, but the dark black currants and the astringent type spices along with the incense can cause eyebrows to raise. It's pretty sharp, not mellow at all. I don't smell all that much chocolate. Maybe a tinge. It's very, very strong, and lasts for hours. I sprayed some on one morning, (about 3 sprays), went to the mall and tried on many different perfumes. By the end of the day I could only smell the Black Orchid.

Nov
05
2010
heavenbelle
heavenbelle

I was very intrigued about this perfume based on the reviews here in Fragrantica and also because of a recommendation from a friend who works for a perfume store. Especially when I heard that there’s a chocolate note in this perfume. I have been looking for the right perfume with a chocolate scent for a long time already and I told myself this could be it!!

So I eagerly went to a perfume store, went straight to the TOMFORD corner, and there it was sitting with its brothers and sisters (with almost similar bottles) with its unique bottle texture and style. I asked the girl at the counter if I can smell it, and she excitedly proceeded with her sales talk saying how unique and exotic this perfume is.

And she is right! This perfume is very unique, BUT (a big BUT) no matter how much I would like to want it, I just couldn’t force myself to! It’s too dark and strong for me, now it’s not anymore a question why this is being used by men too. Yes, I would love to own a perfume with a chocolate note, but this is TOO much. It’s like melting a dark truffle in the microwave and then use it as a lotion all over your body! Maybe others would love that but it’s just not my cup of tea.

And I am not sure if it’s only me but I can slightly smell a tobacco scent from it??? I cannot smell any hint of citrus, floral or fruity notes from it.

So that paperstrip that the lady gave me with 3 sprays of BO on it, as I cannot see a rubbish bin near me, I put it straight in my jeans’ back pocket and continued smelling other scents and forgot about it. And then when I went back to my office, I was wondering why the scent is following me, I thought it was just stuck in my nostrils, but then I remembered it was still in my back pocket and then I quickly threw it to the nearest rubbish bin. But maybe that was not a good idea at all, because it was as if I lit a scented “Black Orchid” candle in my office because the scent won’t go away.

Sorry BO fans, it just didn’t impress me.

Nov
04
2010
B-Boy93
B-Boy93

YES YES YES! Fruity, dark, exotic, creamy, luxurious, floral, heady. THIS is the perfume I've been searching for! J'adore!

Nov
04
2010
romanticflower
romanticflower

i think black orchid is not so special as some reviews wanna show.i find in the opening to much patchouli that makes the fragrance very masculine, then it warms and i feel gardenia, very deep gardenia thatnks to the basenotes.i do not fit in this scent and i think is good to wear with caution because it's strong and just by weman that love strong petchouli and deep powerful fragrances.

Oct
20
2010
TankGirl
TankGirl

The bottle its amazing, Tom Ford its a really smart man who always knows what sells.
This sells but unfortunatly I hate it. And I really wanted to like it...
In my skin this smells like plastic. Its powdery but sharp at the same time, its really weird.
Its definatly sophisticated, but I dont know why, because I cant imagine no one wearing this with the last fashion clothes on. Reminds me of those old drugstore fragrances or body sprays, probably its my skin that is weird...This give me headaches and make me feel has Im wraped in those bubble bags :(

Oct
18
2010
iris_iris
iris_iris

Hunter Thompson once said "I wouldn't recommend sex, drugs or insanity for everyone, but they've always worked for me." I can say the same about BO. I'm just starting to use it but I love it so far.
It indeed is similar to Angel (base notes).
What I smell most of the time is dark dark chocolate and fruits mixed. That's why I mostly love BO. Sometimes it is a killer-gourmand but sometimes I can smell forest fruits the most.
I like how it changes, brakes and dances around. Very interesting perfume with amazing sillage and lasting power.

edit: my father(57) decided that he will steal BO from me from time to time. He says that his female friends love it. What a punkrocker :)

Oct
13
2010
Woodelf
Woodelf

This is a scent for a sophisticated woman. It is at once sultry and sweet. Black Orchid, for me, started off with the sweet floral smell of gardenia and black currant. On dry down, I smell citrus fruit and spices entering the mix, all tempered with patchouli, sandalwood, and chocolate. It is a warm scent for cool days and nights - heady and sexual, but not too heavy as is often the case with scents that have patchouli and vetiver in the base notes. Sillage is good without being overpowering. Lasting without being cloying or too masculine. Simply lovely.

Oct
10
2010
judies6
judies6

This is the fragrance that Anne Boleyn wore when she seduced Henry VIII. It is dark and rebellious and I suspect could turn a nation upside down. Only a strong, confident, and driven woman can carry this fragrance well. I don't feel at all I am the girl for this part, but my husband likes it! I guess I just better watch my head!

Oct
02
2010
bhean_sidhe
bhean_sidhe

According to the notes (and with that "dark" image as well!), I was supposed to like this one... However, there's something wrong with it and I can't figure out, what exactly. Maybe it's the chocolate that's too prominent or the feijoa (must the dubious "fruity notes" listed here) or just my body chemistry.

Sep
27
2010
MDWake8
MDWake8

This fragrance is not for the light casual wearer. Expect to be noticed and in my personal case, complimented (always in my rotation). Its rich, sweet, clean, and mysterious. A bit of black magic in a gold plated apothecary bottle. Genius.

Sep
26
2010
elusivek
elusivek

After reading all the reviews, I was fiending for a sample of this. Unfortunately for me it has two out of my three deal breakers - sweet & dominant floral.

It starts out as powdery, sweet, and berry. It progesses to chocolate, spice, and deep floral.

Then it goes to chocolate, sweetness from fruit,tartness from citrus and a very heavy floral with sweetness of its own.

It settles with sweet floral chocolate fruit which actually makes my stomach revolt (for lack of a better term).

I couldn't get this one off fast enough, scrubber and a half :(

Sep
24
2010
Wafa
Wafa

I think this has a lot to do with the skin chemestry .. either it's a hit or a miss ,, on mine was lucky me a hit , on my friend's skin was horrible i couldnt detect any of the notes listed ,, I LOVE THIS PARFUME , mmmmmmm the scent is overwelming ...You should try this

Sep
21
2010
Cereza
Cereza

Oh, God. When I first applied the Black Orchid I wanted to scream out loud: "Oh, f***, what is this?". But please, don't get me wrong, it was meant in a good way.
I could not agree more with the review in which someone said, that the top notes and middle notes could be the 8th wonder, because I haven't seen/smelt anything like this. There is actually no words to describe what kind of sexy orgy is happening at my wrist at this moment. At the beginning I got...wait for it...bubblegum! Really? Yes, really, pure bubblegum for 30 seconds and then, thanks god, it turned to the sexy orgy part, which I'm loving very, very much. The minty note from patchouli lingers now and then, but no too much, I'm frightened that patchouli might ruin this absolutely perfect scent for me, but so far it's under control.


Yeah, it does smell a little bit like man's crotch, lol, well, one particular man's crotch if I remember right, but that would be too much information, lol.

Anyway - this is almost satanic. Porn on my wrist, jesus, I love this.
Ladies - get your high heels and best lingerie, because I can't imagine this with something else. This might be the only thing that woman should wear in bed as well :)

Sep
19
2010
Sissi
Sissi

It's dark and sexy and noirish where saint
and sinner collide in one bottle. The opening starts with white gardenia with it's sweet innocent scent represent the saintly part of the fragrance dries to an
tart and succulent of black current, there
is an nuance of tangerine that is juicy
to the core dries to an velvety texture
of bergamot, and ends the top notes with
nocturnal jasmine with it's quieting aspects and ylang ylang that hangs in the dark night.

As we go down to the middle notes we enter a room of fiery spices but it's
not overwhelming and brings exotica to
the senses there is an deep and diluted
note note of fruits that makes it primal, the lotus is the quietest note
in the perfume but it also makes it powdery and the orchid the star of this
fragrance is the most dark quality of
orchid you can ever get dries the middle
down.

Dry sandalwood starts the drydown with a
esoteric fervor then warms with amber
and earthy patchouli then dark chocolate
with deletable tastes makes it sexual
ends with the mysterious note of incense.

When i wear this it conjures me of a late 1920's metropolis where a fashionable women wearing all black with
fur short cut dress and a close fitting
crochet hat walking though the shadowery
streets with streetlights reflecting her
shadow and the steam from the subway
from the asphalt floor and she comes across a man who's dark good looks slowly pulls her in and kisses her deeply and slowly moves her stocking from her garters and rubs his hands
over her flawless legs.

this is truly sex in a bottle.

Sep
15
2010
katyas
katyas

I bought this on a whim from eBay because I didn't want to pay a high shipping cost for a single small bottle of perfume - and am I ever glad I did! I LOVE this stuff - it's gorgeous, seductive, dark yet enticing not off-putting and the dry-down is amazing (I get black pepper for some reason *shrug*)! Even my husband, who is notoriously picky about fragrances (how he can smell anything as much as he smokes is beyond me!) likes it. I was trying to describe the scent to the person who sold it to me, but I just couldn't - it's something that really must be experienced.

Sep
04
2010
rainydays
rainydays

I'm reviewing this a second time because my nose has "matured" quite a bit since the last time I smelled Black Orchid. The top notes strike me not with citruses like those listed, but with black currant and... licorice? I think that would be it. Ripe, sweet, and deep. It doesn't change a whole lot in the dry down, but the distinct chocolate and vetiver (I adore both!) appear. You end up with a fragrance that is smoky, fruity, dirty, and elegant all at the same time. What an accomplishment! I actually feel a little intimidated by it, haha. Maybe I'll be ready to wear it in due time.

Aug
28
2010
guest_debob
guest_debob

Ok, I tested this perfume and it smells wicked. It's definitely not light or fluffy. I's the most sultry, sexiest, steaming hot perfume I've ever tried. I have to have it!! I don't normally go for this type of perfume, (more of a fruity floral person) but again, I have never, ever smelled one like this before. It'll be my 'going out on the town and smelling damn sexy' perfume.

Aug
25
2010
gypsykitten
gypsykitten

Well, I'm not sure exactly what a black orchid is supposed to smell like. But, there used to be a nursery in my neighborhood that specialized in orchids. I used to spend hours there, under the humid tents searching for little gems to bring home with me. To my nose, this perfume smells like someone bottled the scent of those tents, condensed it and dipped it in chocolate. I got a sample from a very generous fragrantica member (Thank you very much!) and decided I had to add a bottle of this to my collection. (It's on the way!)

Aug
19
2010
autumn89
autumn89

Weird and wonderful. It really is a love it or hate it perfume. I love it. At first it smells dirty, but on my skin it settles down to a smooth vanilla woods scent with a hint of incense.

Lasts forever.

Aug
11
2010
Sveltekittie
Sveltekittie

Beautiful scent if you like heavy orientals with exotic flowery notes. To my nose, this should not be considered a chypre scent, because the dominant notes are not reminiscent of that general scent group. I suppose some could argue that. But to me, this is definitely a true oriental with floral notes blended with earthy notes- dark and bittersweet chocolate & a truffley edge- the mushroom kind of truffle, NOT the candy kind- Mysterious, alluring & very dark, needless to say. My nose also detects a substantial amount of amber that gives the fume a lot of warmth, which I like, but more so for autumn/winter months.

Sillage is grand, as one might expect from the house and price tag. Lasting power also seems to be fantastic so far.

There is a note that's starting to remind me a little of Donna Karan Gold (original), but I'm not quite sure what it is; may be my skin chemistry.

This scent conjures up an image of wealth & refined taste in my opinion. When I sniff my wrist I can't help but think of an affluent, stylish young woman (with a lot of handsome suitors)who may be particular & very selective. Could easily be a signature fragrance. Highly recommend for gourmand junkies, oriental/floriental lovers & exotic flower gals. Very luxurious & sensuous fragrance!

Jul
26
2010
lizzykay
lizzykay

So powerful - dark, spicy, heavy. But gorgeous. It lasts forever and you just need a tiny bit. I suspect it is the kind of supercharged perfume that could knock your neighbour sick if they don't like it. But if they do it is sexy, hypnotic and timeless. It has a lot in common with classics from Estee Lauder and Guerlain but it is modern too and almost unisex despite the liberal floral notes. It is a pity it is so expensive. Definitely on my wish list.

Jul
04
2010
Perfumaniac
Perfumaniac

The first fragrance from Tom Ford evokes
timeless luxury and worldly glamour.
Sensual and sophisticated, the alluring
black orchid is blended with rich black
truffle and precious wood notes.

Jul
01
2010
guest_
guest_

This is amazing. it took a long time to grow on me but now it has i just love it.

And the lasting power? you're talking days not hours.

Worth the money.

Jul
01
2010
clubsauce
clubsauce

Bluntly put, it is sex in a bottle. Melds from lust to passion. Rich, fragrant chocolaty orchid balanced with a dark forest of mushrooms and vetiver topped with a creamy yet carnal vanilla. Impressive sillage, long-lasting, complex top notes with sumptuous dry down.
Sometimes if I leave it on overnight I'll be woken up to the decadent vanilla note in the dry down in the morning.
When wearing Black Orchid, random strangers will compliment me or ask me what I'm wearing. I will be devastated if this is ever discontinued.

Jun
19
2010
Lilian
Lilian

Does anyone remember this Andrews Sisters song:
"Drinking rum and Coca-Cola,
Go down Point Koomahnah,
Both mother and daughter
Working for the Yankee dollar"
?
Because this is exactly what Black Orchid evokes to me - it's all there: the rum and Coca-Cola, with a fistful of cocoa added no less (must be the combination of dark berries, chocolate and patchouli), the tropical feeling, tropical flowers, the 'vampy' reference so to speak... It's strong allright, very strong, very heavy, very, very sweet, everything in here is magnified. Imposing. Demanding. Astounding sillage and staying power as well, and oh boy, how it diffuses! I can see how this can cause one to either love it or hate it with a passion, and I truly appreciate it for the grand imagery it creates, in a very loud voice... I admit it is so interesting I could not help sniffing it over and over again (not that I had a choice), even thought it was killing my senses and perhaps somehow harming my internal organs as well, or so it felt. However, having met it once is enough for me for a lifetime and I wouldn't mind staying as far away as possible from it in the future.

May
29
2010
skitten
skitten

I was obsessed to buy this, but as luck had it I sampled it first. Thank goodness I did as it is totally overpriced. Smells nice, but Mauboussin or Kenzo Jungle runs rings around Black Orchid.

May
20
2010
Kterhark
Kterhark

Black Orchid reminds me of the most beautiful man I ever saw.

I was in Taos, New Mexico, sitting outside of a Starbucks and enjoying my chai latte after a long drive from Denver. He pulled up on a black Hog (that’s a Harley Davidson for you non-Americans), wearing chaps and black leather boots. His face suggested he was early 60s, but his long hair was still black as night; and he wore it tied at the back of his head.

Now I’ve seen some good looking Native Americans in my life, but this one was exceptional. The desert sun had certainly left its trace; but the resulting wrinkles only added depth to the chiseled canvas.

I came close to approaching him, but wasn’t sure how he would respond to ‘hi, I think you are the most exotic example of art in motion I’ve ever seen, can I take your picture?’

Ah well. At least I have Black Orchid to keep the memory fresh.

Apr
29
2010
njdeb
njdeb

I really expected to love this. The scent was so beautiful on paper. Something about my skin chemistry, though, turned it into the smell of a sickly sweet hospital cleaning product. Almost like a combination of coca-cola syrup and camphor. So disappointed.

Apr
21
2010
sky76sky
sky76sky

If you are a lover of deep, dark & rich fruity-floral scents you may enjoy this creative little fragrance.

It is so, so much better than Voile de Fleur to my nose yet somehow I can't ever see myself buying a full bottle. I would enjoy owning a decant - used occasionally as a moody scene-setter scent.

I get incense, earth & mildew first, mixed with still lake water, rich berry compots, black currents complete with their bitter green leaves....then the spice & the orange peel...a hazy floral veil...rich, sticky blackberry liqueur....patchouli & woods....& eventually a smooth, woodsy, ambery chocolate.

It is well-made & different enough to hold your attention, but could become sickly if applied with a heavy hand - suffocating you like a bewitched strangling vine in an enchanted wood.

Dare I say it - I would like a darker version of this scent: more incense! More liqueur-berries! More bitter crushed leaves! More black chocolate! Black Orchid is a Disney enchanted forest...I guess I want the twisted Tim Burton version.

Mar
29
2010
hollycat
hollycat

I got a bit of a surprise when I finally got a sample of this the other day. Ive been dying to try it. Thought it would be a bit mysterious and unisex. On me its very light, soft, feminine, and powdery floral. No chocolate, no amber or insence. Just a fresh clean smell. Nothing I would spend big bucks on thats for sure. It does last though. Not what I was expecting at all.

Mar
21
2010
BethAshley
BethAshley

There's flowers and chocolate, there's incense and fruit but this fragrance is not about its individual parts or about showcasing a particular note.

Black Orchid is about how when you're going out at night (wearing your bright red lipstick with your favourite leather jacket) and put it on you feel as if you have just applied liquid sex... Humid, heavy and sweet.

Black Orchid does not whisper, she is not cool and refined. She is over-the-top glamorous and maybe even a little bit dangerous.

Mar
20
2010
fanny
fanny

When you are very very sensitive, this perfume obviously is too too much. For everybody else: black orchid makes you face any kind of music:
Swank, uninhibited, no excuses.

A tribute to Les Fleurs du Mal...

Mar
07
2010
LadiesRed
LadiesRed

I got to try out Black Orchid today, what an experience! The minute I sprayed some on my wrist a horrid odor crept into my nostrils like a combination of tobacco and something terribly bitter. The scent then calmed down into a dark woody scent and slowly transformed into a luscious fragrance. A 50 ml is quite expensive, so I would have to wait until all of my perfumes are gone before purchasing this one since the smell is bound to linger more than the others.
A WOW factor, girls!

Mar
05
2010
Andi Clark
Andi Clark

Having just posted my first impression, I just noticed that after significant drydown, the scent has become much more pleasant. Amber-Vanilla-Patchouli oil scent. Much more natural and less cloying. It is still very sweet but in a much more understated and organic way. I can sense a floral bouquet amidst the warmth of the amber and patchouli. This one may well be one of those scents worth the drydown (like Shalimar, though obviously in a different way) and may be worth hiding yourself (with a clothing pin on your nose) until it settles.
Interesting.

Feb
22
2010
Andi Clark
Andi Clark

Summary: No Orchid, just chocolate.

My Notes:
Literally, the first thing that I did after sniffing this on my wrists was sneeze.
The first blast is classically oriental.
Then, there is a boozy and almost fruity waft. Dark liquor and over-ripe black currant jam. What follows is a slightly musty but still sweetly rounded scent.
All stages so far are so spicy that it continues to tickle my nose and threaten sneezing.
As it settles down, it becomes primarily spices and oils and is reminiscent of an aromatic tincture. The Bergamot takes over a bit and the chocolate and vanilla become more obvious. It is sweet yet tempered by the smell of incense and spices.
As it dries down, I still haven't noticed much in the way of florals. This scent is highly edible and a bit strange. After the initial dusty sourness, it becomes sweet yet still dark and moody.
This is perfect for a mysterious yet sensual vibe. This isn't sexy in the traditional sense as the darkness hearkens more of Bette Davis than of Marilyn Monroe and the slight bitterness of the sweet notes is not very feminine in a classical sense.
This is an intelligent, crafty, possibly meloncholic lady covered in powder with the aroma of chocolate liquor on her breath.
It is more winter, special occasion to me. Well suited to a sexy librarian or black widow.
Well formulated, classy, dark, good sillage (the sillage is much less overwhelmingly dark and less masculine), and long-lasting.
Having said all of this, I wouldn't buy this as it gives me an allergy headache. Also, it is VERY chocolatey (in a n artificial, waxy way) and it reminds me of the scent of chocolate lip-smackers and that isn't really a good thing. It confuses me a bit as the sweetness is very immature and the spices are more middle-aged. As a twenty-something, I feel this scent is lost to me or, more rightly, that I am lost between demographics.
Chocolate fans will be pleased with this. Not ever having been a fan of either chocolate or chocolate scents, this is not my cup of... chocolate.

Feb
22
2010
taboo2287
taboo2287

smells gorgeous and unique, totally love it's seductive, confident and not easy to get it has a total attitude but the problem is that it's not long lasting i am really disappointed :(

Feb
16
2010
Dark Curls
Dark Curls

i got a small sample of this today. Oh my gosh it took me by surprise! I was fully expecting not to like this but I love it!! It smells, dark, unique, spicy and alluring. I want a full bottle of this mysterious potion!

Feb
10
2010
sherapop
sherapop

Tom Ford's BLACK ORCHID is a thick, ultimately patchouli-rich fragrance with a number of distinct phases according to my nose.

On first spritz, my immediate reaction was that this was a sugar festival. Within less than a minute, however, the sugary opening gave way to a flour-y phase very similar to my memory of BOIS FARINE. But, unlike BF, BLACK ORCHID continues to develop past the pile of flour in a sawmill filled with freshly cut planks of wood.

With time, the patchouli and spices assert themselves, and the drydown is a thick, almost chewy, amber layer that is slightly sweet, quite dark, and rather spicy.

Those who find a bit of ANGEL in this are focusing on the patchouli and the thick drydown, I think. Others are finding much more of a floral focus here than I am able to discern. The flowers really don't play a huge role in this edp, according to my nose, perhaps because the incense and spices--one of which appears to be cardamom--are so very strong, and the vanilla and chocolate add a sweetness that imparts to the flour note a cakey texture.

I like this fragrance, but it definitely builds up with reapplication to create something very different than one might have been expecting--or would have guessed from the opening. BLACK ORCHID seems like a perfume that can be many things to many people, depending upon how much is applied. Apply a lot, and you will begin to approach the drydown of ANGEL. Hold back, and you will have a much milder scent. But there's no getting around the patchouli, which you must not only tolerate but like in order to be able to wear BLACK ORCHID.

Feb
10
2010
c3c
c3c

So I received my sample today, and almost immediately bathed my arm in it, whoops!
It reminds me of the Beckham Jasmin Noir dry down except it's stronger, also sweeter. While they don't smell exactly the same they have the same feel to them. Dark, sultry, not your light sunny bouncy floral.

The jasmine, incense, amber, and vanilla stand out clearly. Thankfully I prefer Jasmin Noir overall or I'd have to own them both! If you do enjoy Jasmin Noir but would prefer something a bit sweeter and lighter you might consider giving Black Orchid a try.

Feb
04
2010
rithacha
rithacha

Thanks kastehelmi for swapping me this sample! I don't know what possessed me to want to sample Black Orchid - it *should* be too oriental, too sweet, too spicy, too heavy, too dirty for me. I *should* be drawn to the lighter flowery Voile de Fleur. But Black Orchid is irresitible, like a drug.

From the opening, you're intoxicated, floored, and way out of your league. Unfurling white petals of gigantic gardenias and jasmines, wreathed with dried berries, swimming through a fog of vanilla and incense. Dark, then light; sharp, then sweet. Definitely a heavy perfume, but instead of repelling, it intrigues. The white florals die off quickly, and the jammy fruits lead you down into a floral accord. Compared to Nuit d'Orchidee, Black Orchid is not so much a solifore as a medley of flowers and fruits. NOT a fruity floral - this fruit/floral bouquet is shrouded in that same fog of vanilla incense. The light-hearted fruits dim more and more throughout Black Orchid's lifetime as the deep gothic base comes to life, with patchouli amber and Chocolate. Overall, Black Orchid is robust and fleshy, but dark. The best word I have for it is INTRIGUING.

I really must disagree with those who say Black Orchid is "not for everyone" or "controversial." Sure, it's dramatic and unique from the light-hearted concoctions that seem ubiquotously popular, but I can't find anything unlikeable about this. Sticky? From a gourmand-hater, NO. Too dark? Balanced with fruits, no. Obnoxiously loud? Maybe, but the difference between this and something like Opium is that it's ENJOYABLE and has you leaning in for more.

I am sitting on the edge of my seat for the Black Orchid VDF sample coming to me soon!!

Feb
02
2010
Lady Venomtongue
Lady Venomtongue

Can't agree more with dear Kastehelmi member , also when the well-experienced Kittykati member said that its "
heady and incredibly thick; intoxicating, sticky, smoky, woody, chocolatey. there were moments when it reminded me of j'adore, but i see absolutely no similarity to angel
" indeed accurate analysis.
for similarity to J'adore : thats right ! as both scents have huge centripetal orchids in . but where J'adore is lovely & tolerable , black orchid is fumey , cloying & obnoxious ,,, a nightmare to my nose with all those dark chocolate + smouldering incense .
Please test thoroughly before buying & don't believe the Hype ,,,,, indeed its all hype .

Jan
23
2010
mymlan
mymlan

Black Orchid edp is super sensual and absolutely delicious. But I have to say that is has soo many similarities with now discontinued Dior Poison esprit de parfum that i love so much. That is similarities in nature though, not in ingredients as BO is built upon a base of heavy patchouli.

Black Orchid is a bit more open, has a greater depth and is less creamy and rich than Poison edp. It's a very interesting, bewitching and sensual fragrance that jumps directly up to my want list.

I'll probably wait to buy it until my stach of Poison edp is running out. I will be using that one more frequent now when I know that the kind of scent I love, but thought maybe would appear a bit dated, is instead a very modern and highly celebrated and admired fragrance today. THANK YOU TOM FORD! And I (almost) forgive you for reformulating Rive Gauche :)

edit: For me, right now when I am retesting it, there is a bit too much offensive patchouli in the base for my liking. But I know this will differ depending where I'm in the month. Hormones seems to influence my sensitivity towards fragrances and certain notes.

Jan
23
2010
kastehelmi
kastehelmi

And so I have a new least favorite scent. This reminds me of being on a bus suffocating in the company of a dirty angry woman who loves her pungent perfumes to drown out the scent of all of the others. Wow.... maybe it's patchouli and orchid together in such strength, combined with the dangerous dark chocolate that leaves me gasping for air. It's the scent of a villain, a vortex, a weapon flower that destroys the other orchids. Perhaps in a small dose it might be tolerable on somebody, but it's just gross on my skin.

Jan
20
2010
Mitsouk0
Mitsouk0

Thank God for Tom Ford . This stands out at a love me or hate me perfume but I'm here to stay! Dark , sweet , terrible but bewitching all at the same time. Enough with the watery fruity aqua nonsense and forward with Black Orchid. Dramatic, over the top but completely romantic . Love it and may it newer be changed nor discontinued.

Jan
05
2010
arxsyn
arxsyn

At the frag counter I eagerly spritzed on the celebrated Black Orchid. On first spritz, I loved the opening. It was wild,wonderful,weird,--bewitching, almost intoxicating. I thought it would be a heavy oriental but it's strangely FRESH/green, or as others have said, aquatic, just hovering above the skin.
I get the impression of something herbal-minty/camphor or menthol quality? It's kind of warbly--it seems to oscillate.

Still, just sniffing the nozzle and/or test strip was a beautiful, admirable scent.

However as the top notes faded, the gourmand accord made itself apparent, and I immediately thought "ANGEL"!!! After that, lovely spices and a woody drydown. But then I got a bit disappointed. It struck me how each transition felt like a derivative of every other commercially successful perfume on the market.

And that's the secret--ok, not-so-secret--success of this perfume: it capitalizes on the buyer to buy into the exclusivity of luxury/prestige which in turn implies a conformity. Let's face it, TF is a marketing maven and he knows this all too well.
tangent>.

Also, BO's wild foray into numerous fragrance families [or "facets" the marketing materials say] is very much in the style of Allure Sensuelle by Chanel.

On my skin, throughout the entire experience I feel I've been laced with oak/treemoss and coumarin. This could prove to be fatal.......

BO is in EdP concentration after all, it is strong and persistent so it needs to be applied with a light hand. Less is more. DO NOT SPRAY MORE THAN ONCE IN ANY ONE AREA. Otherwise, you'll become an instant identifiable smelly object. A bad,toxic headache-inducing one at that. Mouldy cheese. Enough coumarin to burn a hole through anything, burnt plastic. Rotten things, mostly.

I see Black Orchid as a dark haired, strikingly dramatic, Oriental lady with porcelain skin wearing an incredibly loud, statement making multi-layered kimono. As an eccentric, she may seem wild at first, but once she lets her hair down and those layers are shed one by one, you realize underneath it all, she's really quite tame. I personally like her wild exuberance best. I just wish that part of her lasted throughout everything.

Dec
06
2009
Ouch!
Ouch!

Wow what a perfume! The vetiver in here is SO strong in here it's almost drowning everything else out.
This is quite a severe smelling perfume, this perfume makes a statement, this perfume stands up and says... SMELL ME NOW!!
It's the kind of scent that would turn heads if you walked into a party. It would make people whisper hehe.

Ok...enough of the messing around. Like I said...this is an overload of Vetiver and woods to the point of being masculine. It's a dark brooding scent and makes me think of sexy vampires in black velvet dresses. :)

Interesting perfume for sure!!

Nov
26
2009
tuberose_and _sand
tuberose_and _sand

OK, I must say that I adore, love, admire and appreciate the ORIGINALITY of this one. Its smell is elegant, refined, expensive, unique, BUT: it's baaaaaaaad :((. Bad to the point that it can trigger nausea and/or headaches, that if you're in my shoes. It's bad because it brings out a dark, musty, pungent-to-the-extreme smell. Very bitter dark chocolate and brandy, that's what it evokes to me. I love it and I hate it with the same passion. And like with all things that one SHOULDN'T,I think I'll go and get myself a bottle, sooner rather than later :)

Nov
20
2009
perfume-intense
perfume-intense

This is definitely a head turner! It intrigues people arround you, keeps them interested... Everytime someone asks me what am i wearing i won't tell them. This is my secret. And it could be your secret...
I am in the process of buying another bottle.
If you decide to go for it, hurry up! Such a massive popularity on this website and the fact that MJ used it doing his electrifying perfomances, drive the prices up!

Nov
20
2009
Migotka
Migotka

I can definitely see where problems with this fragrance are coming for.

First of all, it is what you can call a true killer :) Many people say the same thing about Hypnotic Poison or Dior Addict, and although they are strong indeed, Black orchid beats them by far in this field.

It is a magnificent blend, very dark, raw. I dont know it is is sensual, for me it smells really wild, as some people mentioned here it reminds you of thick forest, darkness, something uncontrollable.

The fragrance is so rich that it should be very carefully dosed. It might get very sickening at first when you spray too much. I did that mistake and I have spent the whole evening surrounded by a heavy, thick chocolate-incense cloud, I just hope my friends managed to enjoy it at least a bit.

Nov
17
2009
ramses 2009
ramses 2009

It's deep, sensual, sexy, luxurious, dark and mysterious....

absolutly love it!!!

I wanna kiss you in Paris
I wanna hold your hand in Rome
I wanna run naked in a rainstorm
Make love in a train cross-country
You put this in me
So now what, so now what?

Wanting, needing, waiting
For you to justify my love

Nov
13
2009
ktv0926
ktv0926

This fragrance confuses me. It is very sensual, no doubt, but I think it is just on the edge between being seductive and just plain vulgar. It won't be an easy decision for me whether I love it or ...well disrespect it.

By the first impression, Black Orchid reminded me Agent Provocateur and Hypnotic Poison - the scents you'll never forget once you tried them; the scents that will get into your head and seduce you, until you just HAVE to try them again. But at the same time, the scents that somehow constantly annoy you like a person who talks too much.

If you can handle it - I’d say go for it and turn not only heads but minds!

Nov
06
2009
guest_a little eccentric
guest_a little eccentric

Most of the reviews about this perfume is very entertaining and informative. I only tried Black Orchid once and came to a conclusion that this fragrance is not for everyone. A blonde sexbomb (not a cross-dresser) showed it to me and I thought it suited her perfectly. I agree with some of the other perfume-lovers that it's utterly seductive, luscious, gothic, decadent, luxurious, etc. At times, it makes you want to turn into a lesbian..:-)(only joking here) But, it's not for me, thanks. However,if someone is looking for something unique, not a run-of-the mill scent, this is the one to get.

Oct
27
2009
Aur-ha-kadosh
Aur-ha-kadosh

oh my god, i hate this scent, it is so agressive and not seductive at all, it is very acid and smells like dead animal i dont like it, i find it so obnoxious and it is worst on my skin i think im not made for it! i highly prefer "voile de fleur", it s more seductive and kind very sweet oriental wraping scent, but i will not buy it, it is not interresting , its is a good perfum, classical, reminding me of maisons such Dior or Guerlain, nothing special but my mom love it, i think its because it reminds her old perfumes !

Oct
27
2009
alianeblue
alianeblue

Dark, Gothic, Tough, Wild, Sweet, Rich, Barbaric, Violent, Uncivilized, Passionate, Ferocious, Dangerous, Moulin Rouge, it makes me feel all of the above in one second.

Oct
15
2009
AYANA_4_YOU
AYANA_4_YOU

Can you say sensual? I feel so SEXY when I wear Tom Fords Black Orchid. I have a highly sensual personality but this just pulls me over! It’s like when you wear it there is no one you can’t have or seduce! It’s hypnotizing and it keeps the wearer and anyone else guessing at just what particular scent that they are smelling, because it gives its particular notes all a chance to shine in one whiff leaving you mesmerized and not overwhelmed!

Oct
13
2009
guest_shelly
guest_shelly

absolutely love it.was working 2 day and had to ask customer what perfume she was wearing Black Orchid by Tom Ford. definately on my xmas list cant wait 2 smell it again.

Oct
09
2009
rebella
rebella

I have tried to understand this perfume for a long time now without succes. Everything about it sounds great, interesting, dark, sensual and mysterious. And sure it is, on paper and on a lot of people, but not on me.

The top notes are like ooooooh hmmmm mmmmm ooooh yyyyyesssss mmmm... So incredible yummilicous and dark and kind of bitter and at the same time a little sweet. Transparent but also sensual, heady yes, mouthwatering gorgeus. I can´t get enough.

But top notes are after all top notes, lasting for quite a short time and then... there is nothing in Black orchid for me. It become sour, strange, even bland. It´s like the whole super sensual scent have been soaked in to much water. And with something not so fresh in that water. The rest of the time I just want´s it to end.

As all of you know by now, the one´s that not so suitable for you is the one that lasts the longest!

Black orchid is like some kind of making out and when it´s time to move on... yeah I don´t have to go so far. But, sure it´s a dissapointment!

Admit that I´m a bit yellous of the people that this one works on!

Longlasting, strong and excellent top notes.

I think I have to put some on again, those top notes just killing me...
softly.

Oct
01
2009
sjanira
sjanira

This is what an expensive sweet fragrance should smell like. It has everything I love in a perfume. Fresh at the beginning and very sweet, dark and mysterious. It's warm sweetness with a touch of smokiness added to it. Spice mixed with chocolate and fruity undertones. The base smells like the fruits have been marinating in a sweet spicy chocolate juice! and the result is a warm deep rich scent that lasts forever. It gets better and better the longer you wear it. It reminds me a bit of Midnight Rain by La Prarie.

Sep
21
2009
rainydays
rainydays

Haha, when I went to the mall and wanted to try this the saleslady told me I probably wouldn't like it. Of course that only made me want to try it more. The opening notes were simply fascinating! Unique, but not at all bad. I almost can't even describe it. The dark spices are so intense, but romantic at the same time. When it dries down to the heart notes, it gets even more interesting with deep, rich florals. Not for people who like safe fragrances.

Aug
30
2009
Wristsniffer
Wristsniffer

I can't decide whether I love or hate Black Orchid. I own and adore Black Orchid Voile de Fleur, a lighter version of the original, with more white florals and milky notes, and more incense and woods rather than the spiced fruits and gourmand notes of its predecessor.

I'd read somewhere that Tom Ford wanted Black Orchid to smell like a man's crotch. I'm not sure that that was entirely accomplished, but there is a definite B.O. aroma in this scent that reminds me of teenagers after gym class.

It has its moments of beauty, but unfortunately, to my nose, it's just too inconsistent and its B.O. aspect kills the gourmand notes for me.

As with any heady, spicy fragrance (such as TM Angel), this smells best in small doses. One squirt too many and you'll see noses quickly turning away from your direction. Sprayed with a light hand, it definitely has potential. However, I'll be sticking with Voile de Fleur - I don't have to contemplate its loveliness; it's beautiful without trying too hard.

Aug
24
2009
julialee23
julialee23

I tried this a few months back and the memory of it stayed with me all this time; something that has only happened twice before.

I have it on now and want to spritz some on my sheets so I can sleep with it and wake with its trace still on my skin....it is lovely, sensual...like a fine wine.

I don't understand the other reviews that call it dirty, or naughty...i feel positively all woman and know that if I walk through a room with it on, it will definitely turn admiring heads!

On the wrong body chemistry it may turn woodsy, but if you are lucky enough to compliment it, you will find a true love!

Aug
24
2009
Vegabond
Vegabond

I smelt this a few years back, it literally amazed me. I've been walking around pondering over this perfume every day for probably the last 2 years, I don't know why I still haven't bought it, it's sexy and creamy and truly like no other.

Aug
13
2009
lilinah
lilinah

I tested Black Orchid the other day. I must say i was disappointed. I had anticipated something complex and unusual.

But on me it smelled like Fracas, with just a touch more "green" and a hint of vetiver, patchouli, and chocoate. I have Fracas and was hoping for something different.

I will definitely give it another try, because i've noticed how fragrances smell different on different days.

Aug
10
2009
Adriana_87
Adriana_87

I managed to get this for a good price on ebay,was very exited to try it out.Its not a bad smell,also masculine.But its nothing i could wear,it just gets to much of everything in one scent(and i usually like strong scents).Its like i have something heavy over me and i just want it off.I think a man could carry this scent much better becuse of the intensity.
But the smell is not bad,lots of chocolat all the way and spicy fruits.

Jul
25
2009
guest_saks marcus
guest_saks marcus

im a straight guy and i use it all the time. they sell it in the mens section at neiman marcus. id have to say its my favorite fragrance because its the most distinctive.

May
31
2009
megannsmom
megannsmom

I only have a sample of this and while I would like to hoard it until I can get my hands of a bottle, I can't resist wearing it. Such an enticing scent, deep and opulent! I don't get even a hint of the citrus listed in the notes, but I do get plenty of truffle, Orchid and wisps of dark chocolate. I detect something woody here, too...not exactly sandalwood nor patchouli....maybe both with the vetiver? Whatever it is, I find it Sinfully delicious, from the rich beginning to the sensual drydown.

May
09
2009
Auguszta
Auguszta

The top and middle notes of this might just be the 8th wonder of the world. It's like nothing I've ever smelled before. It's larger than life, lush, decadent, exhuberant, euphoric, two and a half hours of heaven... then the patchouli rears its ugly head and that's when the party's over for me (my skin doesn't take patchouli well). The drydown is rather musky, not very interesting, quite boring in fact, and lasts an icredibly long time. Despite all this, I'm still trying to convince myself that those 2 1/2 hours are worth the purchase, because what I feel during that time is pure euphoria.

May
02
2009
tash
tash

Black orchid would have to be my fav at the moment,
I love wearing orientals .
When I wear this fragrance I can't really smell the chocolate .
I smell the beautiful notes of black orrchid,amber and Incense .
I get alot of compliments with this one.
Try the finishing oil spray with the fragrance too .It lasts 3 times longer.
Dark!Sexy!Classic!

Apr
29
2009
essija
essija

Luxurious for sure is what you get with Black Orchid. Sweet Black currant and insense, this is to dye for. You must try this, I love it.. Warm and Creamy I get a soft twist of the Blackcurrant and Vanilla dry down and still pick up the gorgeous patchouli, This is so yummy. Many compliments after wearing this from men and women.

Mar
19
2009
Kyrrah
Kyrrah

I want to like this one so much (it cost me enough!) but I just can't help smelling dirt when i wear it. As in mud and soil ruining what should be an amazing perfume. I smell it on others and its gorgeous. Sorry Black Orchid but to eBay we go, its not you, its me.

Feb
23
2009
ericwatson2009
ericwatson2009

at first I hated this fragrance. i never dared to wear it. after a couple of months i decided to try it on and WOW. it is beautiful on the skin. it doesn't smell so bad! it smells creamy and chocolaty and sweet and sexy and dark!!!!!!!

mmmm i love it!

the bottle is AMAZING too. i love the edged feeling and the intensity of the shiny black and gold. :)

Feb
17
2009
mirror
mirror

It really hurts writing anything bad about this fragrance. I really want to love it and smell the things everyone else is smelling...
Truthfully I do not find it very special. It reminds me of hypnose but sweeter and more chocolaty.
I guess it is just an average comforting scent. I wish I could smell all the other things... the darkness, the sexiness. I do not know why this fragrance is so high rated.

Feb
12
2009
honeypoppyseed
honeypoppyseed

Stunning. Literally. Whenever I where this I get hoards of comments from my friends and especially their boyfriends, like "You smell so good... hmmm.." Naturally I have to blush, wondering if I applied to much (the fragrance is so strong when you first apply it), but everyone reassures me "No. It's really subtle, what is it? What is it?"

There is a process with Black Orchid, but, once done right it smell like sweet bursts of vanilla infused exotic mists. You will wish you could bathe in this fragrance. It's very feminine, with an almost damp sexuality. It's woodsy and sweet.

BUT CAUTION: when you go to test it, make sure you are smelling Black Orchid and not, Black Orchid Voile De Fleur. While there are similarities between them, there is significant divergence between them.

I want to bathe in this. However there is one caveat to this scent: just after application there is a heavy presents of chocolate, which I think does nothing for the fragrance. It fads once the scent has dried, and then it smells wonderful.

Dec
26
2008
veruska
veruska

Black orchid always strikes me as not so black as i'd like. it's heady and honeyed but as the time flies the lotus note give a watery slightly stewed note that makes it strange and unusual but a bit sweeter than i'd like and it leads in a soft berry vanilla ending.This is a younger and more simple scent that the top notes suggest.A not so dark melodrama characterised by an interesting disparity in styles, acts like a diva and in the same time feels strangely naturalistic. The contrast shouldn'nt work but somehow does. A well-thought out scent.

Dec
15
2008
tessture
tessture

If you like Angel, male or female version, you'll like this. It has the same patchouli/chocolate feeling, but lacks the persistent body odor note that Angel has. Dries down to a pleasant wood scent.

Dec
14
2008
pimentosugars
pimentosugars

I got a tiny tester of this last year, and wanted to save it but couldn't stop myself from using it every day - unsuitably perhaps, because it isn't an everyday perfume.

A friend described it as evoking 'beach parties' and I could see why...there's a touch of incense underlying the chocolate/amber/vanilla movement, like smoke; the craft of it lies in the lightness of that touch; I love jasmine so much and really suffer when I see it bunged into alchemical messes that should be consigned to stripping paint. Here, the jasmine is allowed to be itself and yet be new, and the result is a permeating sweetness that beguiles without ever cloying; earthy and yet brightly dry. This is not the signature of your average femme fatale or pink edged sweetheart, or even the dream dryad walking barefoot in the woods. Decadence is not far from the heart of the Black Orchid. It is the one, a rich, sexy worldly fragrance with hidden stories to tell.

Nov
21
2008
Carla
Carla

Ford's exhibition of a semi-
monochromatic theme is well pronounced in this work of art. With the focus of blackness, a mythical synergy is encountered with his well balanced selection of black flowers and woodsy spices.The darkness of the black currant, black orchid, and black gardenia mixed with the sweetness of black truffle create the mood of darkness in an exotic form.The array of fruity notes in the base are inviting and you can't help anticipating what will evolve in the heart of this scent.You reach the heart with all its spiciness and savor the aroma of the unique rare black orchid. You then reach the finale and embrace the smokiness of burning incense which dissipates quickly but the gourmet chocolate, vanilla and patchouli appear and you feel content and want to shout Bravo! This is not for the faint of heart and somewhat intense for day wear but for those with a confident attitude, go for it!

Nov
08
2008
Malegria
Malegria

What a gorgeous scent!
An essence of decadence, art nuveau, the 20-s, Fitzgerald`s novels...Mr Ford, you outdid yourself.Black Orchid is an inviting dish of berries and fruit, succulent and ripe, adorned with exotic flowers.The velvet drapes are opened and the moonlit pond is gleaming under the lemon trees.There is incense burning on the carved wooden table, and a beautiful dark skinned woman with luxirous hair is indulging on chocolate truffles, waiting for her lover...A very sexy fairy tale!!!

Oct
22
2008
Mitsouko
Mitsouko

Stupefying, dark, rich, floral perfume. Gloomy and sensual, worrying and very elegant. Black Orchid smells luxury and resource. Exotic, tropical white flowers and black orchid smells beautiful , but this fragrance is too af-fected for me.

Oct
09
2008
SheVampire
SheVampire

No other perfume smells like this one. This one talks, writes dark gothic poems, comes with such a power and on the other hand makes you feel warm and sexy in that castle of darkness. I simply couldn't resist to write this comment this way - without talking about components.Some perfumes you can only describe this way.Perfect ones.:)

Oct
06
2008
scalaczek
scalaczek

I was really enchanted trying this frangrance for the first time. It seemed to me very profond, pretty allegorical ;). Real Black Orchid - combination of popular ingredients making some new quality, some new scent. But now all I can smell is a caramel - and I do believe that's my skin's fault.

Oct
02
2008
eccentricJ
eccentricJ

This is a very strong scent that demands attention. Unlike some others, I am not turned off by the top notes. I smell more citrus and spice than chocolate truffle. I am very impressed with the tom ford frangrances I have tried thus far.

Sep
07
2008
juliebean
juliebean

UGH.... not sure which version I tried but the top notes are horrendous. They literally turned my stomach. Maybe that was the black truffle.

But then the dry-down is much better. Smooth, slightly sweet, and a bit creamy.

I think this would make a great fall/winter scent. (if you can get past the horrid top notes!)

Aug
24
2008
guest_ljubica
guest_ljubica

I can't get over the initial 'off-kilter' notes, since I don't like truffles, or fennel or other overly-aromatic food, not to mention other more indecent things people smell in this perfume.
But I surprisingly like what's left of it when the initial drama is over.
It's dark and sparkling, it has some mistery in it, and it's definitely exciting.
This is why I'm getting Voile de Fleur version, a safe choice for those who are too afraid to be provocative.

Aug
22
2008
TAMMY
TAMMY

Ok Ladies...here's the lowdown on the Black Orchid. I tried it on at Saks and hated it initially. Then suddenly loved it. Then i sprayed the Black Orchid Foile de Fleur on top of the Black Orchid already on my skin. Absolutely beautiful scent. Men ask me all the time "What is that you are wearing". The two combined are awesome. I bought them both and that's how I wear them. I spray the BO then wait 5 minutes and spray the Voile de Fleur.

Aug
20
2008
Nuppu
Nuppu

This was first time when I was little bit of afraid to test perfume. There's so much negative things said about BO, you either love it or really, really hate it (thigs like "The monster won't come of with soap!" and "It's smell like a mans *******" (pardon me)) are not words that make you confident, but they sure make BO very intresting.

So after encouraging my self, I did it.

And what I did have= Sweet, spicy tendernes with whole bunch of stawberries. No monsters, no unclean bodyparts. It's strong like hell, but good. And there's quite much of masculine feeling too, this maybe coud be weared with man too.

Aug
10
2008
cafeyleche
cafeyleche

this fragrance is extremely sultry, and on my body chemistry it is sweet and sexy...Every time I wear it people ask me what I am wearing. this one is in my TKO list.

Jul
24
2008
sophywt
sophywt

"Ever been in one of these old Hollywood palazzos? That's from when they were making eighteen thousand a week, and no taxes."

Everytime I smell BO, it will remind me of these lines of film Sunset Boulevard. Black Orchid is just like the mansion that beyond our imagination, it's an echo of the faded glory which luxury perfume used to own. It's so different from nowadays perfumes which always pretend to be lovely but lack of characters.

If you're tied of those "lovely" heady floral notes, then try this deep sensual sexy creation!

May
20
2008
Aeternitas
Aeternitas

I smelled this today... wow. It's simply incredible. It's the strong, spicy, darkness in a fragrance I've been looking for! It's decadent, intense, and intriguing. Powerful at first spray. The most I got out of it was the incense, which was very prominent. Smoky. Warm. Perfect! Not for the faint of heart, though :p. It's almost to the point where it's masculine, but the floral middle notes hold it back and keep it feminine. This is a must have!

Jan
18
2008
BlackAmberMoon
BlackAmberMoon

Imagine a dark forest at night, thick with mist, the moon full and bright. A dark haired beauty wearing a deep red velvet dress awaits her lover in a gossamer tent under the trees. Inside the tent, incense burns while the woman enjoys dark chocolate, slowly allowing the bitter sweetness to melt on her tongue. Her lover finally arrives and they make passionate love, their bodies glistening with sweat as they utter eternal love. This is Black Orchid! It's the perfume I've been waiting for all my life...

Oct
27
2007

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