Summary: I've used several samples of this perfume on and off for a few months now. It's a (very) strong, musky scent. It's unique and sexy even, especially for a night out. It may now be appropriate for every day use to the office, etc. because it is quite prominent. It lasts all day and all night, staying strong throughout. Sometimes when I'm wearing it and catch a whiff of it I love it and other times it makes me sick.
Summary: This perfume is weird! I used one spritz on my arm & didn't need to move it to my nose to smell it. There's an almost citrusy herbal smell that hits me between the eyes. This juice is strong & has monster sillage. The drydown gets smoother, deeper & the chocolate scent comes through. There's also a mossy, mushroomy scent, it smells like something dank & green in the best way! Then i get the patchouli.
Summary: I got a free spray sample of this from Sephora and there is no way I will purchase a full bottle. It is very strong and complex and also long lasting (I can still smell it the next day - and you need to showere to get it off. I loved the top note(s) initially - with a sweet floral with a gourmand quality but the woodsy/cinnabarish base notes do not work on me at all. Too heavy, and way too sexy for work.
Summary: A very strong and long-lasting fragrance. You'll still smell it the next morning (it's arguably better the 2nd day). I've been nursing a 1.5ml sample for years because this is too strong to wear everyday and I ended up sort of forgetting about it. Fast-foward to a couple of months ago when I attended a fundraiser for a local theater (that had a celeb in attendance) at a super trendy nightclub when I suddenly smelled Black Orchid in the air.
Summary: I purchased Tom Ford's Black Orchid Parfum 1 week before Christmas and aside from not being eligible for 2 day shipping (amazon prime) this item was "shipped and sold by amazon". I did not receive it until just before New Years Day because it was required to be delivered ground. The perfume came sealed in celophane just as if purchased at the department store but the last half of the serial/batch number has been cut from the box and replaced with a tiny gold piece of...
Summary: I bought Black Orchid based on the rave reviews from other amazon buyers and I'm a bit disappointed...:( I'll assume like "Creed" the scent has to grow on you over time. It's not a bad scent but would not deem it a favorite nor would I buy this again. Black Orchid has a very strong scent, you appreciate it more as the scent settles after 30 minutes but I am not a fan.
Summary: I have a love/hate relationship with this fragrance. At times it smells like Avons Imari Seduction with a dark dirty almost earthy note (might be the truffle) other times I get an almost fly spray quality from it. Other times I get a hint of some sort of melon (like the old New West) overlayed with vanilla and something that reminds me of brown paper - this is the time I do like it. Other times it makes me feel ill as it smells sweaty and cloying.