After a summer spent in the precious arms of Soleil Blanc by Tom Ford, it’s now time to introduce you to my latest obsession, the solar side of the elusive TOM FORD Orchid. A radiant and sensual force of nature, the new scent captures the seductive warmth and reflective bare skin of the TF woman. Its name: Orchid Soleil.

Black Orchid’s fluted-glass bottle with classic, art deco-inspired lines has been recast in rose gold metallic finish for Orchid Soleil Eau de Parfum.

In Soleil, the original Black Orchid accord becomes illuminated by an aura of deftly worked tuberose, marrying the creamy, molten floral sensuality of that iconic flower with crisp, floral, and spicy elements. The tuberose petal glows against this dramatic backdrop. A high concentration of salicylate compounds offer a spicy, metallic glint.

This is really a summer version of the popular vamp perfume Black Orchid launched in 2006.

I wanted the scent to be incredibly rich—really warm, not overpowering, but quite present,” Ford says.

It’s no coincidence: when you think of luxury fragrances, one that’s sure to always make the cut is Tom Ford Beauty. For every possible reason. My favourite, this season too.


[All images shot by Doya Karolini at Le Logis, the House of Grey Goose, in Cognac, France. With her Olympus Pen EPL-7.]