The '70s are having a moment. First there was Nars' makeup collection that drew influence from seminal flicks like Foxy Brown. Then there is Netflix's latest series The Get Down. Now Tom Ford's Private Blend collection introduces a trio of green Eau de Parfums, dubbed Les Extraits Verts. Says the brand, "These are classically-inspired yet thoroughly modern interpretations of the green olfactive family from floral citrus to deepest woods."
The decade has previously inspired Tom Ford in both his fashion design and point of view, and now the multi-talented Ford helps return the green scent to its luxurious roots with these intriguing new iterations. Vert D'Incens is inspired by the stunning Corsican coast — also known as the perfumed isle. Wild and aromatic, the notes of smoky incense, pine resin and fir balsam evoke the rugged terrain of the area, while heliotrope and woods hint at the sea and shadow that surrounds the coast. Heart notes include tree sap accord that is blended with spicy cardamom and jasmine, while a boxtree accord gives the scent its leathery and smoky base.
Vert Bohème is the most free-spirited of the three fragrances. Think of it as the Stevie Nicks of scents. Sicilian mandarin and magnolia give this its bohemian sensibility, while the exotic 'tree of heaven' blossom and efferverscent citrus notes of Sicilian mandarin, Italian lemon and Calabrese bergamot imbue it with zest. Blended in are three florals: hyacinth, white honeysuckle and narcissus, as well as touches of magnolia and violet leaf for that unmistakable Tom Ford twist. The base notes consists of woody textures and ambery touches.
The final secent Vert Des Bois uses a unique ingredient, the poplar bud extract, that gives this green an avant garde edge. The extract is taken from the unopened buds of the poplar and is infused further with spiked ouzo, as well as fruity notes of olive tree leaves and plum. Jasmine gives the fragrance it's white floral heart while the spicy base notes are created with pepperwood cistus and oakwood absolute — obtained by lightly toasting oak chips to amplify its gourmand facets. As with all Private Blend bottles, these come in gorgeous apothecary-inspired 50ml flaçons as well as 250ml decanters. Think of is as the ultimate way to chic up your boudoir.
From $330-$850. Available from September at Tom Ford Beauty counters