* Kicks off with a bright, refreshing, and bold lime with a bit of other citrus in the mix.
* It’s fruity, tangy, and sweet. Almost like pouring the juice on your arm but without the stickiness.
* Lime stays in the forefront for about 20 minutes before it begins to recede, with a sweet vanilla and light florals coming into the mix.
* The florals just kind of sit there – they are nice and pretty but feel kind of, I don’t know, blah.
* After the florals wane, the base of generic wood and bland musk lasts for a few hours.
Yes, citrus notes don’t usually last long as top notes in fragrance, but twenty minutes? Come on… If you are looking for niche fragrance version of premature ejaculation, you’ve found it. The lime note, while it lasts, is really good, but for the price of a Tom Ford Private Blend it should last a lot longer (as should the whole scent, 3-4 hours longevity for an edp is bad.) After the proverbial wad is shot, it becomes a bit generic, floating between that realm of Bath and Body Works and low-end Department Store scents. Not that there is anything wrong with those kind of scents, but at $200 for 50ML, my expectations are a lot higher. As a devoted Fordie, I have probably 10 of the Private Blends in my collection and this is one that I rarely reach for – and if I do, it’s to layer with Creed Virgin Island water or as just a quick pick me up. If Azure Lime was a scent at Bath and Body Works for $20 a bottle, I would STRONGLY recommend it. At Private Blend pricing, I recommend testing but would think very carefully before investing in a full bottle.
Tom Ford Private Blends are available from Tom Ford boutiques, Neiman Marcus, and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Image courtesy of Yahoo.com. No disclaimer needed as I own a bottle.