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Tom Ford Velvet Orchid collection

I love the idea of a make-up extension line that is inspired by a perfume.

There is a cohesiveness in the story line.

And if make-up were part of the outfit that a woman slips on before a night out, the fragrance completes it.

Tom Ford’s Velvet Orchid EDP was launched in 2014, to complement the house’s iconic Black Orchid EDP.

 

How the brand describes the scent: “An oriental floral that evolves the carnal grandeur and seductive power of the iconic Tom Ford Black Orchid into an uber-feminine fragrance lavished with notes of cool citrus, dramatic petals, suede accord, and vanilla. Rich, spicy, and intensely floral, it evokes a warm exotic garden.

Notes:
Orange Blossom, Hyacinth, Jonquil, Cattleya Leopoldii Orchid, Suede Accord, Vanilla Tincture.

Lavish. Dramatic. Seductive.”

What it smells like to me: Rich and sexy, sweet and musky; suede, relatively intense, warm and womanly.

Like the perfume, the new make-up from the Velvet Orchid collection is encased in luxe and hefty, gold and purple packaging.

The Velvet Bloom blush is a light pink mauve with iridescent shimmer.

Super pretty on fair skin.

The complementary Velvet Orchid lipstick is creamy, with a lilac-mauve-pink shade with subtle shimmer. An easy to wear shade for day, or for pairing with dramatic smokey eyes at night.

 

 

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