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.

GQ (Australia) - - THE FRAGRANCE SPECIAL -

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

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