The new, unisex Tom Ford fragrance; Fleur de Portofino is inspired by the Mediterranean; coastal flowers, honey and orange- seen through a rich, Italianate lens.
It is the fourth eau de parfum in the Neroli Portofino Collection- a floral complement to the eau-fraiche of Neroli Portofino, the oceanic woodiness of Costa Azzurra and the citrus-herbal Mandarino di Amalfi.
The top note of Fleur de Portofino is a concoction of crisp, citrus essences. A blend of Sicilian lemon, mandarin from Sorrento, Calabrese bergamot, and tangerine. This cocktail is furthered by bigarade (inedible bitter orange) leaf absolute for depth and body. Violet leaf absolute Orpur® wraps the accord with a green vegetal nuance. Syringa also known as mock orange flower- supports the opening notes with a floral impression that is as heady as orange flower, but with fresher nuances of honeysuckle and green gardenia buds.
The heart of the fragrance is an accord constructed around the white acacia blossom. Combining notes of cassie tree and mimosa, white acacia is distinguished by its orange flower richness and spice. This note is paired with white petaled magnolia, and Mediterranean floral extracts: orange flower Templar, Moroccan rose absolute, and jasmine “grandiflorum” concrete, known for its narcotic scent.
The dry down is structured around acacia honey accord. Cistus absolute lends a golden, resinous touch, while vanilla absolute and Tolu balsam lend their balsamic warmth. Civet and ambrette seed absolute offer a parting animalic muskiness that sensuously supports the floral heart.
Housed in a light-blue version of the turquoise Neroli Portofino bottle. This lighter shade of aqua blue glass represents the colour of the sea where it meets the sand on a sunny day- captures the fragrance’s fresh and light-filled floralcy.
The Fleur de Portofino bottle is labeled with a gold name plaque, finished with a golden cord at the neck and packaged in a folding carton of the same shade of blue.
£142.00/ 50ml and £330.00/ 250ml- available now. For stockists call 0870 034 2566.