Woody, powdery, hot leather, burnt honey – just a few of the thoughts I first had when I sprayed this new release by Tom Ford. Fast forward a week and I still feel the same.
Tom Ford Soleil Brulant is a beautifully forgettable scent. It’s pleasant but it’s not one that I will be reaching for.
Bergamot, mandarin, pink pepper, honey, orange blossom, woods, resin, amber, leather and more… this really does sound like pure perfume perfection. But unfortunately, the notes just don’t translate to the juice. It’s all a little bit of a fight rather than a dance. As they all start to calm down (or give up their fight), what you’re left with is a pleasant summer scent on the skin. But it really lacks that wow factor that so many of us have come to expect from a Tom Ford Private Blend fragrance.
If this had launched as a Signature Collection scent (at a fraction of the price!), I would have maybe recommended it; but at £228 for 50ml, I’d save your cash.
But as ever, fragrance is subjective and what I like will be different from you. So get yourself into a Tom Ford counter – or better – the Tom Ford Boutique in Covent Garden and give it a shot yourself.
Soleil Brulant Notes
Top notes: Bergamot, Mandarin Orange, Pink Pepper.
Heart notes: Orange Blossom Absolute, Black Honey.
Base notes: Woods, Amber, Resin, Leather, Vetiver
What They Say
Soleil Brulant captures the high-shine brilliance of the golden sun beaming on a private oasis.
The sunkissed freshness of mandarin and bergamot mingles with spicy pink peppercorn – giving way to an ornate and regal floral heart – while orange flower absolute and a note of radiant black honey release a seductive vapour. The background brings the burnished warmth of decadent amber embellished with resins and woods. An air of vetiver and leather stokes the smokiness of extravagant incense.
ALCOHOL DENAT., FRAGRANCE (PARFUM), WATERAQUAEAU, BENZYL SALICYLATE, LIMONENE, HYDROXYCITRONELLAL, LINALOOL, COUMARIN, GERANIOL, CITRONELLOL, CITRAL, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE.