I was really very excited for the launch of Tom Ford Bitter Peach.
Following in the footsteps of Fucking Fabulous, Lost Cherry and Rose Prick; Bitter Peach marks another show-stopper launch by Tom Ford. This is their annual ‘look at me’ moment, which – in reality – is more about marketing than the juice itself.
On first spraying, the fragrance is aggressively fruity – acerbic at best. As such, it grabs your nose and forces you to pay attention. There’s just a dash of Sicilian orange in there, but definitely not enough to make this a citrus scent.
It’s not a natural scent of peach, but more of the artificial kind – almost like plastic. It is, however, meaty, succulent and busty. A full-bodied bite into a peach ready to turn.
The heart is more pleasant but the artificial peach note does nothing to let the boozy warmth of rum or cognac play out.
The drydown is something quite different. It still has a lingering sweetness but it’s much darker and has a caramelised quality to it – much like the top of a creme brûlée. There’s also a woody, resinous tone which gives it a much-needed warmth.
Tom Ford Bitter Peach is fine. Just fine. I like it. I don’t love it. There will be people who absolutely love this and I say, “go forth, spray, conquer”. But others, this one will be far too sweet and far too expensive!
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What They Say…
“Intoxicating pêche de vigne and Sicilian blood orange oil release the slick sweetness of bitter peach at its luscious peak. A sensual heart is revealed through rum-infused davana oil, while a surge of patchouli lures senses to the furthest reaches of inner sensuality and abandon. Explicitly sweet and dangerously voluptuous, Bitter Peach surges with dark, gripping sensuality.”
Tom Ford Bitter Peach Notes
- Pêche de vigne accord.
- Sicilian blood orange oil
- Cardamom oil.
- Davana oil.
- Rum absolute.
- Cognac oil.
- Jasmine absolute sambac.
- Benzoin resinoid.
- Tonka bean absolute.
- Labdanum absolute.
- Styrax resinoid.
- Indonesian patchouli.
ALCOHOL DENAT., FRAGRANCE (PARFUM), WATERAQUAEAU, ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE, ETHYLHEXYL SALICYLATE, LINALOOL, LIMONENE, COUMARIN, BENZYL BENZOATE, ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE, BENZYL CINNAMATE, CITRONELLOL, EVERNIA PRUNASTRI (OAKMOSS) EXTRACT, CITRAL, EUGENOL, BENZYL ALCOHOL, CINNAMYL ALCOHOL, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE.
From TomFord.co.uk – 09/10/20