Tom Ford Black Orchid vs Tom Ford Velvet Orchid | Comparison

Tom Ford Black Orchid vs Tom Ford Velvet Orchid | Comparison


Ahh Tom Ford, what a guy!

Tom Ford is the creator of many, many beautiful things. Couture fashion, check. Shoes, check. Handbags, check. Jewellery, check. Beauty, check. The list goes on, and this man really knows his stuff. My particular favourites of his being fragrance and beauty (I can’t comment on the makeup yet as I don’t actually own any, but it’s on my to buy list… and I do have my eye on a Natalia bag, but I think I’m going to have to wait till I win the lottery to buy that one) I can confirm however, his perfumes are definitely something of magic and mystery. They are literally like nothing I’ve ever smelled before. My long term favourite Tom Ford fragrance for many years has been Black Orchid, which has only recently been topped by Jasmin Rouge. Ever since I first tried a sample of Black Orchid in a magazine way back in 2006 I was hooked. It’s intense, sensuous, seductive and glamorous – everything I am… obviously! 😉

I’ve only recently heard that Mr Ford has launched a new signature scent, Velvet Orchid, as a sister to Black Orchid. I went ahead and got my hands on a large bottle without sampling it first and without hesitation. I knew I had to have it, and I wasn’t disappointed.

Velvet Orchid is similar to Black Orchid, but definitely not the same. There is no question that both scents are from the same family, but Velvet Orchid is lighter somehow, and more feminine…

Velvet Orchid lives in a world of glamorous mystique, evolving the carnal grandeur and seductive power of Tom Ford’s original Black Orchid into a harmonious and uber-feminine fragrance. Lavished with cool freshness, dramatic petals, honey and rum, Tom Ford Velvet Orchid is an oriental floral fragrance that teases and caresses with enveloping and brilliant warmth.

Top Notes – Italian bergamot , Mandarin, Rum succan absolute, Honey

Middle Notes – Jasmine, Turkish rose, Cattleva leopoldii orchid, Black orchid, Orange blossom, Moroccan rose,Heliotropin, Magnolia, Jonquil, Hyacinth

Base Notes – Labdanum, Sandalwood, Peru balsam, Myrrh, Suede, Comoro island vanilla

Where Black Orchid is intense, dark and dramatic, Velvet Orchid is pretty, feminine and fresh. I think I’m in love 🙂

I’d love to hear which fragrances you’re loving at the moment? xx





  1. 13 August, 2014 / 11:01 am

    I used to think brands like Chanel were the ultimate in luxury (and I still do lust after them lots) but it’s definitely Tom Ford for me now! 🙂 His products are just so covetable and beautiful. I hope to own a perfume of his of my own one day – the Neroli Portofino ones look gorgeous!

    Meg |

    • tsnc
      13 August, 2014 / 11:07 am

      I know what you mean! I’m so tempted by his beauty range at the moment! xxx

  2. helen at thelovecatsinc
    13 August, 2014 / 8:39 pm

    they both sound dreamy! yet to smell them yet so will have to soon. i’m in love with his tobacco vanille, just need to convince myself to part with the £130 to get it haha

    from helen at

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