Before Tom Ford left the Gucci Group in 2004 to start his own perfume line, he was already sort of a luminary in the fashion industry. He’s often credited with reviving the Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent fashion lines and was known for creating extremely influential advertisements that captured people’s attention. So it should be no surprise that he would create one of the top fragrance lines available.
Starting with the iconic Black Orchid perfume, Mr. Ford started creating fragrances that have ended up winning fragrance awards all over the world. And having so many awards winning perfumes on the market can make it hard for consumers to choose the best one for them. That’s why we’ve included the ten best Tom Ford perfumes for our reader’s consideration.
Best Tom Ford Perfumes
10Tom Ford Black Orchid
Black Orchid For Women was the first perfume introduced by Tom Ford and it’s still the best of his perfume line. Its top notes are delicious and decadent, and it’s heart notes are floral and spicy. As this scent fades at the end of the day, it’s base notes really begin to shine through and they are very earthy in nature. Some of the notes that come through this high sillage perfume first include jasmine, gardenia, truffle, black currant, and ylang-ylang. The notes that dance through its center include lotus, spices, and fruity notes. And upon its base sit notes of vanilla, amber, and sandalwood.
9Tom Ford Noir Extreme
Tom Ford released Noir Extreme perfume in 2015 on the heels of his popular Noir perfume line. This perfume is a blend of citrus and spicy notes that give it a woodsy Asian scent that’s drenched in mystery. This product’s top notes include orange, nutmeg, and neroli. It’s heart notes include jasmine, rose and orange blossom. At its very base, however, is where the mystery of this scent comes through. It has notes of vanilla, sandalwood, and amber. The best thing about this product is that it has amazing longevity, and it does it without having an overly heavy sillage.
8Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
Released in 2009, Grey Vetiver is a perfume spray that’s a unique blend of citrus notes, spices and woody fragrances. On its top layer, it has notes of sage, orange blossom, and grapefruit and its heart notes include pimento, orris root and nutmeg. Oakmoss, amber, and vetiver make up its base notes. This bright perfume has moderate sillage and longevity and is always nice to wear. Although it’s a scent that’s designed specifically for men, many women also find that they love it as well. It’s a bright and sunny scent that’s perfect for a spring or summer day.
7Tom Ford Noir For Men
Tom Ford Noir For Men is an Eau de parfum that was released in 2012 and continues to be popular to this day. It’s designed to be the male counterpart to Violet Blonde Perfume, so it is supposed to convey a sense of mystery and complexity. And for the most part, this perfume is pretty successful at accomplishing this task. It has almost half a dozen different top notes which include caraway, bergamot, pink pepper, verbena, and violet. This perfume’s heart notes include Bulgarian roses, Tuscan Iris, nutmeg and black pepper. It finishes down into its base notes of amber, leather, and patchouli.
6Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
Neroli Portofino is another fine unisex perfume from Tom Ford that’s has a moderate sillage and longevity. This perfume is often described as a citrus aromatic that’s ideal for fun in the summer sun or for springtime picnics. Its top notes include bergamot, Mandarin orange, myrtle, bitter orange, and rosemary. These top notes quickly sink into this scent’s heart notes—notes which include neroli, jasmine, and African orange flowers. At its base, are subtle notes of amber and musk mallow. It’s fruity and floral, but is not overly feminine and has a nice scent profile many people are going to enjoy.
5Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
This spicy fragrance is a unisex perfume that’s going to be loved by both men and women. It has a big sillage and a whole lot of longevity to go along with it. This is the type of perfume that can be used in the morning and it will continue on until the next day. The top notes of this perfume include tobacco leaf and Oriental spices; its heart notes include cacao, vanilla, and tonka bean. At its base, the perfume has notes of dried fruits and aged wood that compliments the overall scent profile of this perfume. It’s heady, sweet and ready to accompany the wearer through their day.
4Tom Ford Tuscan Leather
Tuscan Leather is another fine scent that’s suitable for both men and women. It was first introduced in 2007 and is part of the Tom Ford Private Blend of perfumes. This perfume has a lot of longevity to it, but some people feel that the sillage is way too heavy. On the other hand, there are people who swear that this is one of the best scents available. This perfume has top notes of saffron, thyme, and raspberry. It has heart notes of olibanum and jasmine and has base notes of woods, suede, and leather. Although this perfume may not be for everyone, those who love it swear by it.
3Tom Ford Jasmin Rouge
In 2011, Tom Ford released several different perfumes. These perfumes include Santal Blush, Violet Blonde and this one, Jasmine Rouge. This perfume has moderate sillage and longevity, so it can be put on in the morning and won’t wear off by the evening drive. This product has top notes of cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, bergamot and Mandarin oranges. This perfume’s heart notes include neroli, jasmine, ylang-ylang, and clary sage. And finally, as the product cools down into its base notes, the scents that emerge include amber, leather and vanilla. All of which makes it a sensual perfume that has a feminine side to it.
2Tom Ford White Patchouli
First created in 2008, White Patchouli is a perfume for women that some women absolutely love and some people absolutely hate. To some people, the sillage feels too heavy and for other people, this perfume has just the right scents of white flowers they’ve always desired. The scents that can be found in this perfume include top notes of bergamot, peony, white flowers and coriander. Its heart notes include scents of jasmine and rose. And finally, this product’s base notes are an interesting blend of patchouli and woody notes. With such a combination of scent profiles, it’s no wonder this is one of the more divisive perfumes in Tom Ford’s line.
1Tom Ford Private Blend Oud Wood
Contained in a very interesting looking bottle, this Tom Ford perfume can be used by both men and women equally well. In fact, it’s a scent that just about anyone can enjoy, regardless of their sex, age or profession. It’s an earthy scent that’s extremely rich with traditional notes of oud wood, rosewood, cardamom, sandalwood, and Sichuan pepper. Underneath these rich top notes can be found heart notes of Tonka bean, vanilla, and amber. Its moderate sillage is neither too light nor too heavy, and it’s capable of lasting all throughout the day and well into the evening hours.