Tom Ford Private Blend 'Santal Blush' Eau de Parfum
Beautiful and sensuous....the sandalwood and light floral notes make this blend very mysterious and exotic! I love this blend!
TF Santal Blush
Love the scent of Santal Blush. It's different, unique and refreshing. However, at best the fragrance of the perfume only lasts about 3 hours or less. Literally you no longer smell it on your skin after 3 hours. Not sure sure if I got a bad batch or not but my girlfriend who purchased it before me complained of the same thing. And that's way to short for the price. However, the sample that you are given at the Tom Ford counter is totally misleading because it's more oil based and lasts all day, which is why I decided to spend the $210. Although I just love it and get many compliments and questions, I'm only giving it 3 stars because a high end fragrance in Tom Fords private collection should last at least 5-8 hours in my opinion.
I am super picky with fragrance. I would go years without wearing perfume if I could not find just the right one. I have found Tom Ford's private blends to "the one" over and over again. I normally like scents that are unisex- fruity but woodsy and oriental. My favorite winter scent is Cuir de Ruisse by Chanel- a scent she developed based on how her Russian lover smelled mixed with the scent of leather. I also wear Tom Ford's Azure Lime and have reviewed it online as unisex as well. I am writing all of this background info because Santal Blush is the first scent I've ever bought that I would decidedly categorize as more "feminine" than "masculine." I think the warmth and creamy complex of the scent (floral and spicy woods) create almost a primal, modern, earthy aura. This is the scent for women who are like me and don't like sweet, girly smells but want something their man can't borrow. It is feminine but not coy or girly like Prada Candy for example. (Which I cannot stand.) It is womanly- all woman. It is meant for a confident, sophisticated woman who is just as comfortable being strong as she is feminine. I don't know why but I envision a woman with some curves, whose not in her 20s, works hard but the world still thinks she's sexy without her having to flaunt it. Also, the lasting power of this scent is unlike any other that I own, including other Tom Ford scents. I smell it on my clothes at the end of the day which is a first for me. And unlike a lot of scents, it does not really "weaken" or smell like a weaker version of what you sprayed on earlier in the morning. It smells just as complex in the evening after 12 hours. I find myself deeply inhaling it on the drive home sometimes because I just cannot get enough.
Tom Ford Santal Blush
I normally don't write reviews, but I had to make an exception for this one. This perfume is the nicest scent I've ever smelled. It's notes are so unique. It is also versatile--it is soft enough for day, and sensuous enough for evening. I literally gave away all my other perfumes. It is very pricey, but well worth the money, in my opinion.