Tom Ford colognes live on a different level to other fragrances. They’re always immediately recognisable in a way that few perfumiers are able to achieve. I recently got to experience a good spritz of Oud Minerale, a new member of the Private Blend range. It delivers a smell sensation that’s hard to forget.
The two leading notes come from opposite ends of the spectrum; ancient and rare Oud wood, a luxury of the Middle East, and the fresh ocean minerality of black pepper, salt and charcoal. The tension between them captivates the attention – one of those smells that turns heads when it floats past.
Oud is a scent that exudes the mystery of a persian Bazaar, a smell of adventure and experience. The unusual pairing with a more marine character gives a sense of story and adventure – it’s just interesting. There’s no better way to describe it. New sunnies just got bumped from the top spot of my Valentines list.
TOM FORD PRIVATE BLEND OUD MINÉRALE is available exclusively at selected David Jones stores
and online at http://www.davidjones.com.au