Fucking Fabulous Perfume by Tom Ford

Fucking Fabulous by Tom Ford

This week’s perfume review has a little shock, double take, and a, “What does it say?” when noticing Tom Ford’s recent 2018 launch. Albeit controversial, its name does grab your attention and it definitely has caused quite a bit of buzz. Remember the phrase, “Good publicity. Bad publicity. It’s all publicity.” Well, that certainly applies here because many people are discussing it.

His new fragrance is called “Fucking Fabulous.” Some will agree the name is tasteless. Others will agree the name is shameless. Some will agree the name is even egotistical. But most should agree the scent is Ford’s newest masterpiece.

Fucking Fabulous Review

Bottle

As with the other bottles of Tom Ford’s Private Blend collection, this bottle is simplistically square with a round knob top. Also simple, is the label that adorns the front. (This reminds us of the Gucci Bloom collection’s simple square label which comes off as not much more than a sticker.) The all-black container has an unusual option of just two sizes, 1.7 ounces (50mL) and 8.5 ounces (250mL).

Retail

The modest 1.7 oz. has a suggested price of $320 ($188.24/ounce), while the rare, large 8.5 oz. retails for $804 (and a considerably less $94.59/ounce). You can purchase each directly from Tom Ford online and in-store, as well as several high-end department stores.

Packaging

The box matches the bottle to a tee. A square, black box with a white label…just large enough to fit its bottle.  

Colors

Black and white are used because they are genderless, and this is another unisex fragrance to hit the market. In addition, we believe the idea is actually “colorless” as in no rose pink nor any blue masculine fresh.

Quality

Eau de Parfum (EDP)

Notes

A courageous blend of bitter almond oil, leather, tonka bean, orris root, cashmeran, and clary sage oil. It’s not spicy, but rather earthy. It’s not woody, but rather oriental. It’s a special blend of expression…not only in name, but more so in scent.

Although this was introduced in mid-2018, we think this scent is perfect for the upcoming fall season. Just as we will pack up our light summer colors for more earthy browns, distinctive greys, darker reds, deeper greens, and classy black attire, so too will this scent compliment our wardrobe. However we dress, we want to look luxurious…and smell f*cking fabulous!

~ Style, Beauty, Personal Expressions, and Trends The Perfume Times!

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Kimoji Line by Kim Kardashian West

Kimoji Line by Kim Kardashian West

Just released on July 17, 2018, in fact, are the new women’s Kimoji Line of fragrances by KKW.

Founded by reality-tv personality Kim Kardashian West, these new scents are inspired by fresh, fruity, and vibrant notes that she can relate to her personal taste. Each of the three perfumes has their own bottles and distinct aromas.

Marketed as summer scents, these are more playful than seductive. What’s crazy is they were initially only available online without being able to smell them and they have sold a few million units as blind sales! The Kimoji line is Peach, Cherry, and Vibes.

Kimoji Line Review

Kimoji Peach

Bottle

Is the shape of a peach topped with white frosting. It is only available in 1.7 oz. (50mL) and retails for $45.

Colors

Just as a succulent peach, this identity exhibits summer and all its fun.

Quality

Eau de Parfum (EDP)

Notes

A sweet, floral and fruity scent, the top notes consist of juicy nectarine, peach, and mandarin. Rose, jasmine, and peach blossom are the heart notes. The base notes are sandalwood, creamy vanilla, and musk.

Kimoji Cherry

Bottle

Is again the shape of the named fruit: a cherry with white frosting. Again, only available in 1.7 oz. (50mL) with a $45 retail.

Colors

Cherry red here initiates temptation…fitting for this alluring scent.

Quality

Eau de Parfum (EDP)

Notes

Top notes include strawberry, luscious raspberry, and of course, cherry. Cherry blossom, gardenia, and vanilla orchid are the heart notes. Vanilla, woods, and musky complete the base notes. This, too, is of the fruity, sweet, and floral fragrance families.

Kimoji Vibes

Bottle

The most interesting of the Kimoji line, this bottle is shaped like a text or tweet bubble. Consistent with the line, available in 1.7 oz. (50mL) with a $45 retail.

Colors

Black for mystery, and a multi-color splash for happiness.

Quality

Eau de Parfum (EDP)

Notes

Bergamot, melon, and pineapple open the top notes, while the heart notes are apple blossom, peony, and jasmine compose the heart notes. The base notes are cedar, amber, and musk. This fragrance is “joyful” and “happy” according to KKWfragrance.com.

So, three summer perfumes launched in July 2018. Moderately priced and seasonally inspired fragrances, one or more of these may be an excellent addition to your collection. As with most celebrity perfumes, most customers will buy for the capturing scents and the popularity of the endorser, which can make them a nice value. Even if you’re not a fan, give these a try; you might be surprised!

~ Style, Beauty, Personal Expressions, and Trends The Perfume Times!

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