Fragrance Reviews

Tom Ford Private Blend Plum Japonais Fragrance Review

* The top starts with a sweet and slightly spicy mix of plum, cinnamon, and honey. 

* First whiff had me feeling deja vu.  It took me a minute, but I realized it was a fresher version of the Japon Noir opening.

* A thick sweetness comes in – like maple syrup and a bit fruity.   Although it’s dense, it’s not overly sweet.

* From this sweetness peaks out a little bit of sour wood which is the oud showing its presence.  It’s not strong or aggressive at all.

* The base of vanilla and amber lasts a good long time as a snuggly skin scent.

Summary: On a whole, I am unimpressed with the Atelier d’Orient collection because they are not my style/taste.  They are more sheer and restrained than you would expect a Tom Ford fragrance to be.  Plum Japonais isn’t bad, and as a candle or room spray it would be pretty amazing.  To me, it feels like a lighter version of Japon Noir (which I adore and own a full bottle of). Longevity is average for an EdP at 6-8 hours.  If you were a fan of the original Japan Noir and want a lighter version for summer or day wear, this would be a good fit.

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Tom Ford Private Blend fragrances are available at Saks 5th Avenue and Neiman Marcus.

Disclaimer: Sample provided by sales associate for review. Image courtesy of Neiman Marcus.