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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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

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

Metallique

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Forged with elegant brilliance, TOM FORD METALLIQUE mesmerizes its admirers with a pulsating flash of modern, resolute femininity, willful, luminous

Rive d’Ambre

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Rive d’Ambre is a golden-toned eau de cologne with a veil of colonial elegance. Precious citrus fruits—a talisman of good

Beau De Jour

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Classic. Sharp. Maverick. Beau de Jour fragrance presents the perfectly groomed gentleman who considers every detail. He exhibits the best

Tobacco Oud

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Regal. Rich. Addictive. Private blend tabacco oud explores a secret history of addictive Arabic passions – crafting fragrances from precious

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

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

Vert des Bois

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Part of Tom Ford Private Blend collection, Vert des Bois is a refreshingly unique and distinct eau de parfum, topped

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

Vert de Fleur

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Vert de Fleur is Tom Ford uber luxe, gold-plated vision of a sylvan fantasy – beautiful nymphs and demi-gods making