Tom Ford's Fleur De Portofino
Another new Private Blend from Tom Ford? Yes, please! This one is Fleur De Portofino. It’s the fourth scent in the Neroli Portofino collection, and like the others, it comes in a gorgeous blue glass bottle, this one a delightful pale blue.
It’s a floral complement to the eau-fraiche vibrancy of Neroli, the oceanic woodiness of Costa Azzurra and citrus-herbal effervescence of Mandaino Di Amalfi. According to Tom Ford, it ‘explores the hypnotic effeect of Mefitteranean coastal flowers as their perfume intermingles with the region’s other sensory impressions, like honey and orange‘.
So, inspired by the cascades of flowers on the white acacia trees, it has top notes of Sicilian lemon, mandarin from Sorrento, Calabrese bergamot and juicy tangerine. But that’s not all , there is bitter orange, violet leaf absolute orpur, syringa – a mock orange flower, and nuances of honeysuckle and green gardenia buds.
At the heart, there is an accord constructed around the white acacia blossom, combining notes of cassie tree and mimoa. Paired with white petaled magnolia, and wrapedd in a bouquet of iconic Mediterranean floral extracts: orange flower templar, moroccan rose absolute, and jasmine.
The dry down is structured around an acacia honey accord, with cistus, vanilla absolute and tolu balsam, giving it that warmth.
You really do get the jasmine in this scent, and if you love jasmine florals, then you will love this. It’s very wearable, perfect for summer, and very more-ish, like most of the Tom Ford Private Blends. They aren’t the most purse-friendly perfumes out there, but they are rich and they last, and a little goes a long, long way.
Tom Ford Private Blend Fleur De Portofino is available now, from Tom Ford Private Blend counters, £142 for 50ml, and £330, for 250ml. Harvey Nichols, Edinburgh and House of Fraser, Glasgow, are Scottish stockists.