TOM FORD Private Blend Collection available in Selfridges

“Private Blend is my own scent laboratory; it’s where I have the ability to create very special, original fragrances that are unconstrained by the conventions of mainstream scent-making. Private Blend is designed with the true fragrance connoisseur in mind.”

-Tom Ford
With THE TOM FORD PRIVATE BLEND COLLECTION, Tom Ford opens a door into the mesmerizing world of artisanal scent. Packaged in a single bottle design, Private Blend delivers sixteen highly original accords of the most fascinating notes in a parfumer’s lexicon. Each fragrance begins with a precious extraction of a single note, such as amber, tobacco, black violet, leather, gardenia, and oud wood. Then, secondary sequences of extraordinary ingredients are wrapped around each note to create acompletely developed and complex eau de parfum. The result is a series of intriguing, sophisticated scents that may enchant or challenge, stimulate or delight.

True to Tom Ford’s vision of fragrance, the Private Blend scents are not categorized as masculine or feminine. The packaging for the Tom Ford Private Blend Collection is inspired by the dark brown glass colouring of the apothecary

bottles used in parfumer’s work rooms. The 50ml flacon is created to be weighty in the hand and has the sleek architectural look of a chess piece. The 250ml decanter is carved with the highest level of craftsmanship and is designed to enhance the user’s home environment. The flacons and decanters are enhanced by touches of gold on the signature labels. Cord ties with crimping and richly textured set-up boxes add a luxurious accent to this deeply original new fragrance collection.

Amber Absolute
A hallmark Private Blend fragrance. Amber Absolute is a honey colored scent infused with the purest form of amber, joined by a tenacious refrain of African incense, labdanum, rich woods and a touch of vanilla bean.

Arabian Wood
Capturing the mystique of Arabia, a rare combination of precious woods, opulent green notes, rich florals and exotic spices provides a footprint of modernity outlined in ethnic tradition.

Azure Lime
Perfectly capturing the cool breezes, easy elegance and relaxed style of Mustique – Azure Lime is inspired by one of Mr Ford’s favourite getaway spots. This reinvention of a classic eau de cologne features crisp vibrant citrus notes, sophisticated, surprising florals, warm woods and sensual musk to instantly revive the senses.

Black Violet
Crisp citrus surrounds a modern pulpy fruit accord, fused with black violets. Woody accents fold into oakmoss adding the universally comforting sensation of warmth.

Bois Marocain
Bois Marocain features the rich essence from the root of the Moroccan Thuya tree, it releases a scent so intense and mysterious it seems to reveal the secrets of the earth. Offering some of the finest and rarest ingredients, this scent possesses a selection of the highest grade raw materials as chosen by a team of master perfumers.

Champaca Absolute
An unconventional composition in the Floral Oriental landscape, Champaca Absolute takes a rarely used single note and adds an extraordinary sequence of secondary ingredients to create the sensory equivalent of a decadent pastry with
many layers of depth and complexity.

Jasmin Rouge
Jasmin Rouge is a voluptuous, saturated, spiced floral presented in a deep-red bottle. Two bespoke ingredients, Sambac Jasmine Sepals Absolute and Clary Sage Essence, are brought into unexpected union: Together, they create a scent that is hedonistic and erotic.

Italian Cypress

Italian Cypress is a sartorially inspired scent blended especially for the TOM FORD store in Milan. A modern alchemy of woods and resins, it delivers the robust essence of Italian quality and sophistication to the very space we breathe.

Lavender Palm
Lavender Palm perfectly captures this side of California. The fragrance opens with the interplay of two types of lavender – the bright, tonic flash of Lavandin and the concentrated herbal undertones of Lavender Absolute. A coastal citrus blend of Lemon and Bergamot merge with Clary Sage for a brilliant start.

Neroli Portofino
Tom Ford’s reinvention of a classic Eau de Cologne features Tunisian Neroli, Italian Bergamot, Sicilian Lemon, Winter Yellow Mandarin, Lavender, Orange Flower, Rosemary and Amber. The scent is now re-coloured in a dramatic yet translucent turquoise glass bottle.

Noir de Noir
A dark chypre Oriental, this scent opens with an earthy mantle of richly woven saffron, black rose and black truffle, with hints of floralcy. Underneath, vanilla, patchouli, oud wood and tree moss soften the intensity, making the scent a sensual experience.

Oud Wood
An exotic rose wood and cardamom, blended with exuberant Chinese pepper, envelope the wearer in warmth. Eventually, the center exposes a smoky blend of rare oud wood, sandalwood and vetiver. Finally, the creamy scents of Tonka bean, vanilla and amber are revealed.

Santal Blush
A mesmerizing, spicy wood oriental designed around the richly textured creaminess of Sandalwood, and contrasted with exotic Eastern spices, intoxicating florals, and sumptuous woods. This is a complex scent with a hypnotic and mysterious pull.

Tobacco Vanille
A modern take on an old world men’s club. A smooth Oriental, Tobacco Vanille opens immediately with opulent essences of tobacco leaf and aromatic spice notes. The heart unfolds with creamy Tonka bean, tobacco flower, vanilla and cocoa, and finishes with a dry fruit accord, enriched with sweet wood sap.

Tuscan Leather
A chypre blend of notes brings a raw, yet reserved sensuality to Tuscan Leather for an original take on a classic leather scent. Saffron, raspberry and thyme, open to olibanum and night blooming jasmine. Leather, black suede and amberwood add an intricate richness.