I was in the Mall today, for not a specific reason really, just I had some time on my hands and I thought to go there and sniff a perfume! When I saw that they had the Jardin Noir collection from Tom Ford I got excited. Especially when a perfume from this collection is called Ombre de Hyacinth.
I love hyacinths but it’s not a scent note that you see a lot. It’s difficult to be mixed with other notes and the flower itself doesn’t produce essential oil.
Top notes: galbanum, violet leaf, magnolia petals and olibanum
middle notes: hyacinth, pink pepper and jasmine
base notes: galbanum, benzoin and musk.
When I first sprayed on it was very “green” and I got mostly violet leaf.
Then it transports to a green powdery scent. Where are you hyacinth? It has just a tiny bit of the hyacinth and you can smell it or should I say imagine it if you really concentrate in that note.
To me, it smells like any other green floral scent, very old fashion and a bit soapy. The base notes stayed hours on my skin (musk and galbanum) .
This perfume costs 180E which is 240USD. I wondered immediately how many indie perfume oils I could buy( Almost 15, maybe more)!
Next time I will try Café rose.