Thomas Carlyle Ford, better known today as Tom Ford, is an American fashion designer and film director. Initially trained as an architect at Parsons School of Design, Ford spent a year working abroad at an internship for fashion house Chlo̩ and developed a feel for the fashion industry.

Ford concealed his architecture background and displayed considerable personal charm in his pursuit of a job in the fashion industry. His first position was with American designer Cathy Hardwick. He accepted a position with Perry Ellis, but knew better prospects were available in Europe. Prestigious Italian fashion house Gucci was struggling at the time, and Ford accepted a position in Gucci’s women’s Ready-to-Wear division in 1990. Ford achieved considerable success at Gucci, eventually heading up multiple divisions before being named Creative Director in 1992. Ford’s efforts were pivotal in Gucci’s turn-around. The company was nearly bankrupt when Ford joined the organization, but when he left in 2004, the company’s value had more than doubled. During Ford’s tenure with Gucci, the company acquired Yves Saint Laurent, and Ford created provocative, controversial and highly successful ad campaigns for YSL fragrances Opium and M7. These ads were an early indicator of Ford’s future direction.

Tom Ford returned to the U.S. and announced the creation of his own brand in 2005. The company offers fashions, accessories and eyewear, and is known for its sexually-charged advertising. Ford also formed a partnership with Estee Lauder that same year, for the development of fragrances and cosmetics. The first fragrance produced under this alliance, Black Orchid (2006) was an immediate success. A series of successful fragrances for men and women have since been launched, along with a prestige line, Tom Ford Private Blend, whose first fragrance was Purple Patchouli in 2007

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Santal Blush

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Tom Ford Santal Blush. Don’t let the “blush” in Tom Ford’s Santal Blush perfume fool you into thinking this is

Vanille Fatale

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Tom Ford Vanille Fatale. Tom Ford doesn’t always do vanilla, but when he does, the results are never anything short

Tobacco Vanille

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Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille. A smooth oriental, Tobacco Vanille opens with notes of tobacco leaf and aromatic spices, blending into

Lost Cherry

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Lost Cherry is a contrasting scent that reveals a tempting dichotomy of playful, candy-like gleam on the outside and luscious

Oud Wood

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Tom Ford Oud Wood. It was Tom Ford who pioneered the oud note in contemporary Western perfumery way back in

Neroli Portofino

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Inspired by the luxury Italian riviera resort town of Portofino, recognised for its opulent old-world glamour, dramatic landscape and tradition.

Soleil Blanc

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Unexpected. Sultry. Addictive. Remote private islands where summer lasts all year and one day seamlessly blends into the next inspire

Tuscan Leather

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Tom Ford Tuscan Leather.A Chypre blend of notes brings a raw, yet reserved sensuality to this original take on a

Noir de Noir

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Tom Ford Noir de Noir. A dark chypre oriental, this scent opens with an earthy mantle of richly woven saffron,

Neroli Portofino Forte

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Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Forte is a bold, exhilarating intensification of the neroli portofino experience. The classic scent is rarefied

Plum Japonais

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Tom Ford Plum Japonais. Delectable. Luscious. Sensual. Plum Japonais reveals the extraordinary beauty of the Ume plum by juxtaposing it

Ombre Leather

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Freedom comes from within, the desert heart of the west wrapped in leather. It moves forward, untethered, through the still

Mandarino Di Amalfi

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Tom Ford Mandarino Di Amalfi captures the calm idyll of the whitewashed villas dotting the cliffsides of Amalfi. Citrus fruits

Black Orchid EDP

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Tom Ford Black Orchid is a sensuous, dark and dramatic fragrance which captures the attention and holds it as the

Oud Minerale

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Tom Ford Oud Minerale. Vivid and exuberant, Oud Minerale is that rare fragrance as refreshing conceptually as it is on

London

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Tom Ford London. Rich, elegant, urbane. Tom Ford London eau de parfum is a tribute to the noble elegance and