Tom Ford Violet Blonde: A Subtle and Classic Violet Fragrance for Every Day

When I think of Tom Ford, I still very much think of his Gucci years. The very sexual and sleek Euro styling, a lot of black and gold. I don't think classic and subtle. But, that's exactly what this fragrance smells like.

“Violet Blonde has the spirit of a classical, European fragrance. It is formal, polished, and yet draws you in closer and closer, like a beautifully dressed woman whose refined presence charms, then fascinates, and ultimately seduces you.”
-Tom Ford

If you like violets, you definitely need to check out this fragrance. It opens with a fresh and slightly green violet note, which is predominate and sticks around for the entire time. But, this isn't an overwhelming sweet violet. Instead it is more subdued and slightly green, more like you took a few violets and their leaves and crushed them under your foot. After about 30 minutes things deepen a bit as a subtle jasmine note becomes more noticeable.

Top Notes: Violet Leaf, Italian Mandarin, Baie Rose
Middle Notes: Tuscan Orris (2 forms), Jasmine Sambac
Base Notes: Creamy woods, Benzoin, Cedarwood, Haitian Vetiver Absolute

This fragrance works for pretty much any occasion you'd wear a pencil skirt. Work, out for dinner, brunch with your Nana... It's classic and floral without being overly granny.

Love it!

Tom Ford


Tammy said...

Can't wait to try this scent. Thanks for the post!

Ariel W. said...

The way you describe it kind of reminds me of Juicy Couture's original perfume. I've loved all of the perfumes they've come out with, but Viva La Juicy is my favorite for day to day wear. I wear Juicy Couture for more formal things though... Have you worn any of their scents? Is it comparable?

Caitlin said...

I am always looking for scent suggestions. This sounds awesome.

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