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.
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.