When Tom Ford introduced his Private Blend White Musk collection last September, I almost lost my mind. I completely adore musk fragrances and to hear about a collection with 4 variations of it? OMG!
I was sent a sample of White Musk and my friend Lea and I both fell in love with it and I ended up sharing my sample with her, which I didn’t want to do but I’m a good friend. Since then, I’ve picked up a bottle of White Suede and I use it sparingly… it is very special to me and I want it to last.
This fragrance features notes of Bulgarian rose, saffron, thyme, lily-of-the-valley, white leather, suede, amber, sandalwood, and musk. It is described as exploring the “masculine-feminine” tension of musk but to me it doesn’t seem that masculine, this seems to be more feminine if anything. With notes of rose at the top and lily at the base, this softness would seem a little odd to me on a man. This is a quote from the line that I really like:
“The intention was to build on the true beauty of musk, which is not at all heavy or dirty, but has a deep, compelling softness. Inhaling pure musk is a bit like inhaling nude skin.”
This is right on and exactly why I love musks so much. The White Musk collection features four different scents: White Suede, Jasmine Musk, Musk Pure and Urban Musk. While Lea and I disagreed on White Patchouli, we can both agree that this collection is amazing. It is like dying and going to musk heaven. Such a place exists, right?
Have you tried a Tom Ford fragrance? Which one? Tell us about it in the comments.