Black Orchid 2006 Eau de Parfum

Black Orchid (Eau de Parfum) by Tom Ford
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Ranked 6 in Women's Perfume
7.6 / 10 1933 Ratings
A popular perfume by Tom Ford for women, released in 2006. The scent is floral-oriental. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is being marketed by Estēe Lauder Companies.
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Floral
Oriental
Sweet
Spicy
Woody

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
Black truffleBlack truffle BlackcurrantBlackcurrant Ylang-ylangYlang-ylang BergamotBergamot
Heart Notes Heart Notes
Black orchidBlack orchid Floral notesFloral notes Fruity notesFruity notes Lotus woodLotus wood
Base Notes Base Notes
BalsamBalsam FrankincenseFrankincense PatchouliPatchouli SandalwoodSandalwood VanillaVanilla VetiverVetiver

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Scent
7.61933 Ratings
Longevity
8.81661 Ratings
Sillage
8.31628 Ratings
Bottle
8.01596 Ratings
Value for money
7.2850 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 17.06.2024.

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Ponticus

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Ponticus
Ponticus
Top Review 66  
My father's new wife!
My mother passed away a few years ago, after a long, difficult illness as it is commonly called. She had cancer. But only my father knew how hard it was, especially for him. For a long time after that, Dad struggled with himself and life, couldn't get going, was listless and let himself go. He was no longer a pretty sight, and he refused help when it was offered. Then he met a new life partner and everything changed.

Now dad goes straight home after work immediately, always, every day! He unlocks the front door and goes straight to her room. There she sits in the high-backed armchair, smiling at him. She is already waiting impatiently for him to come. For him, this is the highlight of the day. The greeting is a gentle kiss, a fleeting caress and a catching of her friendly gaze and a breath of her fabulous scent. She smells so wonderful. Often he sits down with her and tells her about his day. Sometimes he nods away for a moment or grabs a beer and enjoys the quiet, relaxing time of the end of the day.

The two have been together for just under a year now. They have supper together at the dining room table, as they do every time, and then sit on the canapé in unison. The television is on in the background. She has thrown on a wide, fluffy scarf and wears under it, as usually, the skimpy, lace-trimmed "little black dress".

This "little black dress", he had bought her. He was very embarrassed at the time and to lighten up the awkward situation in the store, he asked the saleswoman for a suitable perfume. She seemed to have been waiting for it and very quickly brought a small black bottle with a golden ribbon and the smiling, as he thought, smug assurance that it was just the right thing. She had not been mistaken!

Today, the two, the black party dress and Black Orchid are one. He smells of her sweet fruity fruit, woody hay floral and musty flowery moss. He can smell a fleshy body, as well as the black, already somewhat stained dress and very clearly voluptuous sweat, although she never sweats. Thereby also sweet-berry juice, velvety wood and a strong flower. The notes to be described as dark, creamy-earthy, foul, damp-musty and mushroomy are the aromas that form the sinful background for this, to make the fragrance seem so passionate, mysterious and physical.

My dad doesn't really know all of this in such detail, but from the first spray he found the dense and dark scent very appealing and on his sweetheart the smell became more and more beautiful and enchanting. It's like she and the perfume are fused, alive, quivering and he's a part of it. It makes him very happy. Applied Black Orchid almost every evening before going to bed, Saturday and Sunday gladly in the morning and often a splash more.

Dad and his new wife are almost always together. Except for the time he spends at work, they both live their togetherness. They eat and drink together, watch television, and are there for each other. Most of all, they sleep with and with each other. His new love is of a quiet nature, she doesn't tell stories and she can't cook either. Nevertheless, he considers her his confidante, his dear wife.

Today I visit father as every week on Sunday afternoon for coffee, also to see how the "old man" is doing. These meetings are always nice hours and he looks forward to them. Gently he grasps his wife around the waist and carefully places her in the large wardrobe, far behind his suits. Never would he get the perverted idea of just letting the air out the way I often do with my Lisa!

With thanks and regards to my father.

Thank you for your companionship into a strange but imaginable world!
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Mydarkflower

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Mydarkflower
Mydarkflower
Top Review 38  
To you or to me?
Let's be honest:
If I hadn't planned to test myself bit by bit through the scents of Tom Ford....I wouldn't have "Black Orchid" even with the Ar... looked at.
I just find this bottle ugly as hell. A shapeless something, dressed in synthetic fibre pleats, with far too much gold jewellery.

But the scary bottle is not the worst thing about the black orchid.
Nah, the worst thing about the black orchid is .... drumroll... the orchid.
And then also in black!

Orchids are the plants that I hate the most here on earth....well, ok, the so-called titan root, which smells like carrion, I would probably hate even more...... and I will never understand that most people hardly know how to keep up with the ecstasy of their neighbour's orchid collection.

I see in orchids only the bare stems, the poisonous green, fleshy alibi leaves, the organ-like, like ill-looking flowers and the gakeligen roots, which wind like spider fingers in the pot A plant like an alien.
A disgusting swamp parasite.
A water corpse in plant form.
And then also in black.
So it's like a bog body.
I'd never get in my house.
I would never...

Yeah, well, I'll stop. I think it's arrived why the fragrance in this bottle with just this name was deeply unappealing to me.

But, nevertheless, resolution is resolution, so up on the paper strip with the pleated bog body.

Ääähäh, stop here!
I said unsympathetic bog body!
There was no mention of "fallen" here!
And certainly not from the fact that I want to find her attractive!

Anyway, half an hour later I was back in the perfumery and had the black swamp parasite sprayed on my arm.

He had me packed, with both gakeligen hands and did not let me go anymore.
He was beguiling, stunning, lulling, he flattered me, dusted me with sharpness in the wetness, sweetness, bitterness, wobbling haze of flowers, spices, left nothing more to my nose than his omnipresence, let me tremble with delight and snatched away all my reservations.

Incredibly sexy, a scent like a rush, in which I try to jump between the sheets with the one or the other who wears it, who reminds me of the moments when you are truly willless.

(FSK16)
A former affair once showed me that we were sitting in a bar somewhere in the back corner, watching the flirting around us, a man and a woman who, just getting to know each other, apparently found each other very attractive and said: "Watch them very closely!
In a man, you see the bump in his pants when he's turned on (yes, you could see it). A woman, on the other hand, starts to slide around on her chair and crosses her legs very firmly (she was constantly slipping with her legs firmly crossed).
I bet they're still in the same box today!"
He was right.
In the end, after a lot of fiddling and flirting, the two left the bar together.

Did they really go to him or to her together?
100&ig I don't know of course, but it should be hard for me to wonder if they actually broke away from each other.

Anyway, finally, what I actually wanted to say with it:
Black Orchid, the irresistible monster, lets me slide.

Damn.
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FioreMarina

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FioreMarina
FioreMarina
Top Review 42  
Put on Your Black Dress
Maybe it would have made sense to wait until Halloween with this comment on Black Orchid instead of writing it in the middle of that bright, hot Saturday morning, and not only because I could go swimming at the same time. Or maybe that's exactly why it's appropriate now.
Because what comes next is, let's say, a little delicate. So maybe you'd better take the precaution of picking out the playlist of My Chemical Romance or The Cure, although they might be a little bit too life-affirming. Alternatively, you can also try Verdi's Requiem, as long as it's full of boom, because you need it now. Turn up the knob, be brave, because it has to be done, the scent requires it, let's talk about death today.
Not your favorite subject? You're not alone. We've managed to keep death out of our lives quite well, which is actually a bit short-sighted, because in the end (right there!) the topic does catch up with us. We have built up a lot of defensive spells against it, the factual sterility of our intensive care units for example, which misleadingly suggests to us that life is controllable, a matter of technology so to speak. Or also the cultivated boredom of German cemeteries with their uniform planting and twenty-year lease contracts for grave areas, everything has its order, even death, and as we all know, those who are bored are not scared.
But why are we so unfriendly about it? That there is another way is shown by a look at our European neighbours: Have you ever been to a cemetery in Sicily, say, in Palermo? You don't have to wait for All Saints' Day, a normal Sunday morning after Mass is enough.
Between marble statues of weeping angels and crypts, as big as family houses - but more imaginatively designed - there are camping chairs and tables, loosely arranged in groups, in the middle of a sea of flowers in different stages of decay. An unbelievable number of good-humoured people are floating around there, very lively. One makes an excursion to the cemetery, one uses it as a recreation area so to speak, a thing that is practical as one meets a lot of people at once. Nothing is wrong with cemetery peace. It's like, "Gianluca, you want another panino?" "Stop playing ball, Allessandrina, we're praying for grandpa." And for Zia Angelica and Don Corleone too, for safety. You never know who's listening. And above it all there is a fragrance, yes, it's a fragrance you never forget I think Tom Ford's, the rock stars of the perfume scene, must have made their company outing in a place like this. Maybe it's because as a rock star, you have a certain closeness to the other side of the line, for professional reasons, so to speak. In any case, David Apel must have stuck his little nose into the air of a Sicilian cemetery on Sunday morning and said: "Baby - what a great scent. I'll make a perfume out of it And there it is.
Forget about the black truffle. You don't get black truffles in cemeteries. The fragrance starts with a handful of refreshing moist earth, cool, tart and pleasantly musty. Heavy, very heavy blossoms blossom into this musty scent; whether these are black orchids I can't tell, because I've never smelled any, but I could definitely imagine it. They exude an intense, sweet, dark, almost narcotic scent, morbid like a Trakl poem, the pure joy of decay. In addition an indefinite note of old flower water, no, no, no fear of contact please, it smells quite fresh and pleasant, a little stale, but that's ok. There is a very subtle fruity note, not yet fermented, but not far away. In addition lotus, balm, like in an ancient Egyptian death ritual. Whoever has gotten into the fragrance up to this point has also surrendered to it, just as one surrenders almost lustfully to one's fate, and one waits for the inevitable patchouli, so to speak, as a logical consequence, as the final blow. But no! A little incense passes by, very delicately dosed. And finally, the dark undertow... The scent becomes soft, sweet, almost cheerful. A consoling vanilla tenderly lays its scent over us like a veil that softly draws everything. As a smiling promise of otherworldly pleasures, so to speak. And we remain a little speechless with amazement.
When do you wear such a fragrance?
Well, there are obvious possibilities, the gothic festival for example, the rendezvous with your loved one at midnight at the local cemetery (don't forget black lace gloves!).
Or else...
Why not just do it at the office? To open up break time conversations the other way: "How was your weekend?" "Where are you going on holiday?" "What are you gonna do after you cross over, you know, to the other side?" "
Maybe that's what the scent is trying to tell us: Maybe we just need to relax a little with the subject of death. It's part of life, after all. In this sense: Welcome to the black parade! And thanks for reading it.
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Schwälbchen

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Schwälbchen
Top Review 33  
Package leaflet
Dear user,

thank you very much for choosing our product. We would like to inform you about possible side effects with this leaflet. At the same time, we would like to point out that we have refrained from listing the ingredients, as the overall impression and the effect of the product are in the foreground:

"Black Orchid is a habit-forming antidepressant. In individual cases, this can lead to mild to moderate dependency. Immediately after application to suitable skin areas, a buttery, full-bodied aroma develops which reminds of overripe pineapple in its opulent fruitiness. Some of the related fruits are fermented and abandoned to decay. The indolent impression of the fluid is underlined by a flowery penetrance, which can increase the carnal desire for physical attention in some users. Inhalation of the emerging truffle note is strictly discouraged at this time. The hallocinogens it contains lead to hallucinations and impair the wearer's ability to make decisions.
Some patients even reported from lascivious confused mental states to chaotic passionate phases, triggered by a potentially too massive application of the extract. The fluid's will to conquer is owed to the baroque use of sensual and seductive components. When used moderately by the self-confident wearer, the remedy with its conquering charm can generate a velvety black aura. Comfortable emotional states up to extatic endorphin attacks are a side effect intended by the manufacturer and do not lead to a complaint. The product is suitable for both men and women and shows no preference for one sex.
The complexity of the product allows it to be used very sparingly. Performance and shelf life are set for an entire day, re-application is neither necessary nor advisable.

If you have any questions, please contact your local fragrance dealer.

The team of Tom Ford wishes you a lot of fun with "Black Orchid" and a speedy recovery.

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Guerlinchen

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Guerlinchen
Guerlinchen
Top Review 34  
Mysterious beauty in black robe
After a reasonable testing period, I would now like to try to put my impressions of Black Orchid into words here. Yes, I ordered it blind...Bold, I know. It was with great respect that the first spray landed on my skin. Oh yes but I was a little afraid that the so often described musty vipe in the scent would knock me out - but no, it was immediately all magical on me! Luck oh luck! I didn't really need the long testing period, I liked it straight away but I always find it more respectful to really get to know a fragrance before writing about it. On me, I quickly pick up something cinnamony (although it doesn't say so in the pyramid). It is very warm and densely woven, has a lot of depth.It melts into my skin very quickly. I smell the orchid out.It stays like that with me for quite a while. Later in the drydown, vanilla and sandalwood come through delicately and that's what stays with me for hours. The absolute madness is it however in my hair - there I could smell it still 2 days clearly! What remains there is again this cinnamon with a touch of vanilla and maybe very slightly orchid and super soft incense. So I perceive it at least.At the very beginning I thought - but, it's more for men but since it blends so well with me, has this depth and is really something special, I wear it definitely! Why?! Because I can - and I want to. My first thought was - smells expensive, special, deep, wicked, not mainstream! Ui, there you need as a woman but eggs (sorry!) to rock this...Definitely red lipstick and something nice, black to wear -Yes, I can!
One time a friend of mine "secretly" took a sprayer. It was in the living room and I was standing in the kitchen yelling -Ey, don't use my Tom Ford, you thief! In other words - it's more than room filling. Said friend, by the way, is also quite enchanted and will be getting it soon.
I'm very glad that I was here by a dear person once again really "angefixt", which led to me the final impulse to buy this mysterious beauty, in its deep black and valuable noble flacon.
I look forward to more, beautiful and exciting moments and experiences with this special treasure.
May he carry me on his dark wings away(d)...

Scent: As described, special, deep, warm, dense, sexy, intense.

Sillage: room filling, not too much application would be better.

Longevity: Above average, especially in hair and on clothing.

Flacon: Look at it - classy, valuable, beautiful - great feel.

Price: for what it is, completely in order- who spies an offer so much the better.

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PioPio 6 years ago
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8
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Now, this is an intriguing fragrance. For both mature and self-assured women and men.
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FerasFeras 3 years ago
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9.5
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I don’t understand how this fragrance has a 7.8 rating, it’s easy a 9 if not 9.5 fragrance,. When it came out it did change the Perfume game
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JoaoMartinsJoaoMartins 6 years ago
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Still one of the most opulent perfumes ever.
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TamahoTamaho 5 months ago
Smells like a fictional flower that´s somehow close to a combination of nature´s flower but slightly different, which makes it very unique.
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Stubaloo36Stubaloo36 5 months ago
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Really nice scent and very deep. The floral notes absolutely make this a feminine fragrance in my opinion. Excellent from TF again.
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