Launched in 2007, with a big advertising campaign the fragrance brought even more interest from the people who wanted to experience how emblematic the man smells in the eyes of Tom Ford. The designer behind the flavor is Yves Cassar, who played with no less than 17 ingredients to sketch a spectacular and extremely complex scent.
The advertising campaign was shot by Terry Richardson. The ads campaigns have been a part of many controversies and have been criticized for using naked women. The ads feature an oiled up, sun-kissed woman with the cologne bottle placed in provocative areas of her body. It also shows the woman has red lipstick and red nail polish on. The color red symbolizes intensity and is often associated with love, passion, and confidence.
Tom Ford Men Qualities
Being part of the citric – woody category, the scent opens with a glinting Mediterranean rain. This involves dynamic notes of spicy ginger, mandarin sparkling, essential oil from lemon leaves, the crunchy foliage of basil, essential bergamot oil and fresh violet leaves. With so many notes in the top zone, this fragrance expands its intentions from the first spray, its greatest desire being to impress. The middle notes consist in only four accords: Tunisian orange blossom, pepper, tobacco leaf and grapefruit blossom. Wishing to sketch masculine in the dry-down, perfumer Yves Cassar released the neutrality of the rich Tahitian grass, which is joined by patchouli leaves.
- Top notes: Ginger, mandarin orange, lemon leaf oil, basil, bergamot and violet leaf.
- Heart: Tunisian orange blossom, pepper, tobacco leaf and grapefruit blossom
- Base notes: amber, Virginian patchouli, oakmoss, vetiver, cedar, leather and cypriol or Nagarmotha
All these mixed notes contribute to the slightly strident character of the fragrance. Tom Ford For Men gets a playful and linear allure, where dark and rigid predominate.
Tom Ford for Men, unlike most of the private blend line, leans very masculine. It immediately smells like a classic men’s fragrance, at the intersection of citrus, spice, and leather. It strikes as a natural extension of something like Ralph Lauren Safari, a classic citrus/spicy mix. This can be worn by both you and your dad without being out of extraordinary. Certainly, it’s not the best fitting for a teenager but there’s nothing wrong with a young man being ahead of his time, fragrance-wise. It’s also very versatile, good for day or night, fall or winter, with a smell that gradually evolves on the modern man’s skin. What seems not so amazing at this fragrance is the bad lasting power on the skin. Is available in two versions: 50 ml and 100 ml.