A little goes a long way with this. I ordered this without ever smelling it and when I read all the negatives I was sure I would hate it too. BUT I was pleasantly surprised. I think the issue is people are used to spraying liberally with their reg perfumes but with this if you go more than 2 sprays its too heavy and overbearing. I only spray once in my wrist rub them together and dab on my neck. This scent literally lasts all day and I even smelled it while I slept..its somewhat a cozy seductive scent..it really lingers and my husband even wanted to try it for himself but I do feel its more a feminine scent. Try a sample if you are unsure. Btw I am sensitive to alot of perfumes that give me headaches but this didn't. Downside is it is pricey! But the bottle looks so luxe.
The first time I put this on, I immediately hated and packed it up to send back. 30 minutes later I unpacked it and added it to my collection. This is so bold it borders on obnoxious, but it is so sexy and intoxicating, and I can still smell it hours later. It is a "notice me" fragrance and not for the office. It has become my favorite fragrance and I have a large collection.
What can I say that hasn't been said about Tom Ford's gorgeous Black Orchid 1000 times before? There are countless great reasons this is such a beloved, beguiling classic with a voracious following. And I'm happy to say that this year I became one such doting lover of this sensual elixir and am now officially a lifelong fan. I'll do the best I can to describe my tastes, scent profile, and experience with the fragrance. But this is one best tested on skin by itself for a few hours since it suits everyone's chemistry so differently. Generally I prefer warm, spicy, sexy, masculine-leaning feminine scents that finish in a clean way (as though the scent could be emanating from one's skin itself). I love smoky, moody, leathery scents with musk and amber though I can be fragrance-sensitive so it must not be headache inducing. Basically, anything that smells of nightblooming flowers by an incense-soaked bonfire in an enchanted forest is awesome by me.
Firstly, I find that spice, musk, and oriental florals work best with my body chemistry. I have never smelled anything like this perfume before now. I think it's better described by the feeling it provokes upon wearing it. When wearing this, I feel ultra feminine, powerful, seductive. Like the very best version of myself. I don't smell a lot of different notes in this fragrance which is interesting since it has so many notes together that create the overall composition. It smells very singular to me. It's almost an entitity unto itself. Like enveloping yourself in the spirit of empowered woman. It gives you strength and confidence. This is definitely one of my all time favorite treasures.
Any interest in being an instant man magnet? Yes? Then this is what you need. This scent isn't for the faint of heart. IT is serious. It is sultry. It seems nice at first, but will get you into trouble faster than you wrap your mind around it. So buyer beware.