Black Orchid is a feminine perfume by Tom Ford トム フォード. The scent was launched in 2006 and the fragrance was created by perfumer David Apel. It has been described as – “Iconic. Elusive. Seductive. A luxurious and sensual fragrance of rich, dark accords and an alluring potion of black orchids and spice, TOM FORD’s Black Orchid is both modern and timeless. Bottled in fluted, black-glass, Black Orchid makes an unforgettable statement of iconic style and worldly glamour. “

Tom Ford says, “Black Orchid is a rich blend of spice and darkness to revolve around you, to be closer, and closer to you. Unleash its perfect power – both rare and extraordinary.”


The fluted bottle was designed by Doug Lloyd. The bottle is made of glass, black in color and protects the perfume from the sun to give it a long-lasting life span.


$125 for 50 ml

Fragrance notes of Tom Ford Black Orchid:

Top Notes are Jasmine, Gardenia, Blackcurrant,Lemon,Bergamot, Mandarin

Heart Notes are Orchid, Spicy notes, Fruity notes, and Lotus

Base notes are Vetiver, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Incense, Amber, Chocolate, and Vanille


In terms of longevity and projection, Black Orchid doesn’t disappoint. I want my perfumes to last longer and I can smell this one for days after on my clothes. Because of the high percentage of oils, Black Orchid really “sticks,” and it lasts all day.

My views:

This is the scent that I receive the most compliments on. It is a complex and provocative scent. The scent at first may be a little intense but give it a couple of minutes to settle down. It absorbs into the skin and becomes this mellow spicy, floral scent. It begins with intensely sweet jasmine and gardenia, followed by blackcurrant and bergamot, infused with deep fruit and spice accords. Finally, gourmand chocolate and vanilla accents heighten the midnight velvet base. It’s subtle, yet unique and sexy.

Tom Ford Black Orchid is a heavier scent, not for the masses! This perfume is perfect for those winter and fall evenings when you’re going for a date night! It is a strong, yet not overwhelming, long-lasting and mysterious. This is one of my favorite perfumes to date. I’m running low on this one right now, but I am too addicted to imagine myself getting by without a fix in the future.