Sixty Seconds with… Tom Ford Champaca Absolute

Tom Ford Champaca Absolute

I love this fragrance.  I only have a sample of it so I use it sparingly but I love it and will be saving my pennies to buy a full size.  It was recommended to me by one of the Tom Ford sales assistants and I was surprised at how much I liked it.

Tom Ford (26)

The older I get the more I am loving floral scents.  I am still not a fan of rosy smells  but I find myself increasingly partial to white floral scents. The top notes in this blend are bergamot, cognac and Dyers wood which is a shrub found in Europe.   I love a drop of cognac but this fragrance does not smell like a shot of  Courvoisier.Interestingly for me, when I first apply this fragrance to the skin, the fragrance if floral which are the middle notes. Champaca is a flowering evergreen plant found in Asia.  It part of the magnolia family which might explain why I like it.

Tom Ford (29)

Violet, orchid and jasmine are notes that bring the heady element and the depth and the base is sandalwood, vanilla, amber and marron glace.  I never considered myself to be a fan of vanilla/amber fragrance but this one is delicious.  Four hours after application there is a touch of sweetness still there but I can definitely still smell the floral notes.


It is a powerful but not overpowering scent.  I think it is confident fragrance,  I find that it is quite an  intimate smell in that it does need to be smelt up close – it does not enter the room before you do. This perfume is really long lasting and you will not smell like anyone else in the room.




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