Black Orchid

Black Orchid

2006 Creation
Woman Gender
Oriental - Floral Olfactory groups
Olfactory pyramid
Black Orchid
Perfume grade 4/5 Rate and comment perfume 4 Opinions
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The sensual opening note of truffle is blended with ylang-ylang. The combines the intensity of flowers with the lushness of fruit and lotus wood. The oriental drydown, with its ‘decadently gourmand spirit’ exults in woods, vanilla and dark chocolate.

At a glance

Mysterious and sensual, the first fragrance from Tom Ford


‘I intend to create the first true luxury brand of the 21st century,’ says Tom Ford, who has just launched Black Orchid, his first perfume under his own name. For the designer, the black orchid – a rare, hybrid bloom – has the most desirable fragrance of all. Voluptuously garbed in notes of truffle, incense and dark chocolate, it comes in a luxuriously dark, pure bottle.


Eau de Parfum 1.7 and 3.4 fl. oz.; Perfume 1 oz. in a Lalique crystal bottle.


A classic yet contemporary jet-black bottle. Finely fluted, it is adorned with a golden plaque bearing the designer’s monogram.

  • Popular perfume 23 june 2017

    Parfum cachemire qui vous réchauffe quand le froid est là, il apporte une touche d'élégance, de chic à votre apparence.

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  • No rate for this perfume 29 july 2015

    If you feel that Black Orchid is too masculine, Tom Ford has created Velvet Orchid which is much more feminine.

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  • Exceptional perfume 19 july 2015

    Love it

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  • No rate for this perfume 09 june 2015

    Bonjour ECKBO7, you are correct. This is a very strong perfume. Like BASTIA comments "either you love it or hate it."

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  • No rate for this perfume 14 september 2012

    Black Orchid is a recapitulation of the classic ‘retro’, old-style feral fragrances in both bottle design and scent, in that it smells human, intimate and like a human being rather than a confection or a landscape. It’s totally in the style of Tom Ford too, thanks to its modernist approach and its immediate attractiveness, while it doesn’t shy away from making an impact. High praise for a time when many fragrances in the mainstream are watered down and limp-wristed.

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