Layer Upon Layer
TWO THINGS TO KNOW HERE FIRST NO ONE CAN TALK ABOUT THE TOM FORD BRAND OTHER THAN MR FORD. SECOND, ONE OF HIS STAFFERS PROVIDED US WITH THE SECRET TO LAYERING DIFFERENT SCENTS TO DELIVER SOMETHING TRULY UNIQUE.
1 Find the family or fragrance genre that you most enjoy. For example, it may be Ford’s ‘Tobacco’ category. This immediately narrows down the options and, within each category, a specific fragrance has been identified to work as an effective base. In this case, it’s the ‘Tobacco Vanille’. Anything with amber, leather, tobacco or resins work well as a base.
2 Now the second option comes into play. The choice
is either to contrast with the first or to harmonise. Either way, the key words are ‘brighter’ and ‘lighter’. The ‘Portofino’ collection, with its citrus and herbaceous elements, is a prime example.
3 You’ll want one spray of the deeper and two of the lighter.
4 Hold the bottle a good 30cm away from your skin so that it’s dispersed evenly and not concentrated in a specific area.
Tom Ford ‘Private Blend’ EDP, $325 (50ml), available at select David Jones and Harrolds stores. tomford.com; shop. davidjones.com.au; harrolds.com.au