Created for TOM FORD in 2006 by fragrance company Givaudan, the Black Orchid was unveiled as an oriental chypre. The top notes are French jasmine, black truffle, ylang-ylang, black currant and effervescent citrus.
Chypre, pronounced: [ʃipʁ] or [ʃipχ], is the name of a family (or concept) of perfumes that are characterised by an accord composed of citrus top-notes, a middle centered on cistus labdanum, and a mossy-animalic base-note derived from oak moss and musk. Source: Wikipedia
In the floral-spicy heart, dwells the 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... Luxurious and sensual fragrance with rich dark trace of black orchid and spices, modern and timeless."
"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," added Tom Ford.
The perfume is luxurious and the product range includes Eau de Parfum in 50ml and 100ml bottles, and limited edition of 5.000 15ml bottles of Parfum, with limited distribution.
For the 2014 advertising campaign, British top model Cara Delevingne plays a starring role, revitalising the fragrance in a visual photographed by Mario Sorrenti.
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