Fragrance Friday: Tom Ford Noir Anthracite

I go giddy for pretty much anything Tom Ford-related, so when a bottle of the designer’s new Noir fragrance for Fall 2017, NOIR ANTHRACITE arrived on my desk this morning it was always going to be a true ‘Fragrance Friday’. 
Mr. Ford’s latest icon of seduction, TOM FORD NOIR ANTHRACITE is said to “reflect the light in the dark”, and features the brilliance of bergamot and spice against rich black woods such as cedarwood, macassar and santal Sri Lanka. A heady mix? Most definitely, but in the way of all things TOM FORD, it’s perfectly balanced.
In terms of notes, the fragrance opens with top notes of bergamot, while a spicy cut of cool pepper sichuan and warm ginger tease the tone-on-tone dualities to unfold. The luminosity of the fragrance exposes a rich floral heart composed of tuberose and jasmine sambac, which I think makes it all joyfully unisex. The humid green of galbanum captures the purity of nature, whilst patchouli intertwines three woods with resinous strength. Fine cedarwood and santal create textural warmth, making for the perfect icing on the fine fragrance cake.
Shot by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, the TOM FORD NOIR ANTHRACITE ad campaign seen above is pretty damn glorious, and the bottle is packaged in a signature rectangular Noir Collection bottle made of glass covered in a metallized anthracite colour and finished with ribbed sides debossed with the initials T and F. The Tom Ford Noir logo is stamped in matte black and the rectangular matching cap ribbed on all sides and stamped with the TF logo. Just perfect.
TOM FORD NOIR ANTHRACITE is available in 50mL (RRP $200) and 100mL (RRP$296) flacons and will be on-counter in New Zealand from August 14 in Auckland at Smith & Caughey’s Queen St and Newmarket, in Wellington at David Jones and in Christchurch at Ballantynes.


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