Mr. Ford has a lot of my money, and I don't regret it.
The range is notoriously high-end and though I will ususally use vouchers towards any purchase from his line, the fact remains that the prices are premium. I'm not blogging about Tom Ford simply to show off a load of swag - I want to discuss why I think the products are insanely good and totally worth the splurge for a special occasion - it is Valentine's Day today, after all!
Let's begin with scent. I have an obsession with Ford's fragrances and if money was no object, I would most likely own them all. To borrow a phrase from Sali Hughes, they all simply 'ooze sex'.
I'm fairly sure I've mentioned Black Orchid on the blog before. I'm not a good writer when it comes to describing scent but this is one of my top heady, sexy perfumes of all time. It's dark and full-on but has an element of sweetness - almost chocolately notes - that help the scent retain something quite different. An all-time favourite.
New to the Tom Ford range is Velvet Orchid. This is at its most basic level a daytime-appropriate, won't-scare-your-colleagues version of Black Orchid. It's lighter but no less complicated; what I think makes this different, and perhaps a more PC perfume, is the stronger presence of floral notes. Stunning.
When the Tom Ford makeup line launched, lipstick was the product that got the most attention, and rightly so; they're big, they're eye-catching and they're damn expensive. I have one (True Coral), and I have to say it's one of my very favourite lipsticks.
I haven't found a shade quite like it yet, and the texture is incredible; light, hydrating, balmy - but still completely packed with pigment. Totally worth it once in a blue moon, in my honest opinion - I'd love another!
The Eyeshadow Quad
If I had to pick just one eyeshadow palette to use for the rest of my life, this would be a hot favourite - and there's only four shades! The pigment, the selection of colours and textures and how they all can work together in a zillion and one different ways are all what makes this palette really, really special to me. I try new eyeshadows all the time but there is something very definitive about these ones. They're silky and buttery all at once, super-easy to blend and last forever even without a primer. Especially if you have a voucher knocking around, this is an incredible investment that you'll get serious mileage out of - I use it in equal amounts for day and night-time looks.
So, liking the look of anything? Got another Tom Ford product I should try? Do tell me!.