The Game Changer

Tom Ford Velvet Orchid – a strong contender for my favourite fragrance in the entire world. I have a few fragrances that I really love after having a revamp this year, but none that I feel as strongly about as this one. I can’t bear to leave the house not wearing it and I’ve never felt like this with a fragrance before.

I’ve given most of the Tom Ford fragrances a good whiff, and before getting this I thought I knew what my favourite scents from their collections were. But after wearing this for a day rather than spritzing it on a card, the game was completely changed. It’s sweet and quite deep and has the effect of leaving you wanting more with every sniff. It’s so far from my usual powdery fresh parisian scents that I’ve become rather accustomed to – making me love it even more – against all my preferences and what I think I like, I love this one. And such game changers should, without a shadow of a doubt,  require a repurchase.

Top Notes:
Italian bergamot, Mandarin, Rum succan absolute, Honey

Middle Notes: Jasmine, Turkish rose, Cattleva leopoldii orchid, Black orchid, Orange blossom, Moroccan rose, Heliotropin, Magnolia, Jonquil, Hyacinth

Base Notes: Labdanum, Sandalwood, Peru balsam, Myrrh, Suede, Comoro island vanilla



  1. Emily Knott
    24 Sep 2014 / 8:19 am

    I have heard about this fragrance! It’s a favourite of Tanya Burr’s too! I would love to try it!

  2. Amy Liddell
    24 Sep 2014 / 8:29 am

    I'd love to give this a go, it sounds amazing and I love the bottle!

    Salt and Chic // UK Fashion Blog

  3. Sabina B.
    24 Sep 2014 / 8:42 am

    Have not tried it yet, but love the bottle!

  4. xoyaoyao
    24 Sep 2014 / 8:48 am

    Sounds amazing, maybe I should also try it out. Don't know if it available in my country.

  5. sophiesmakeupblog
    24 Sep 2014 / 9:00 am

    It sounds so lovely! x


  6. Sara Chergui
    24 Sep 2014 / 9:00 am

    I love collecting perfume bottles, this one is fab !


  7. Rachel
    24 Sep 2014 / 10:04 am

    i've been after a new perfume lately, definitely giving this a whiff!

    Rachel x
    Style Soup

  8. nueyork
    24 Sep 2014 / 10:46 am

    I need to check this out, it sounds so, so amazing. I've heard so much about Tom Ford fragrances.

  9. Tilly
    24 Sep 2014 / 12:16 pm

    Love the bottle, Tom Ford fragrances are always amazing!

    Tilly Enn // A Beauty and Fashion Blog

  10. faith pierce
    24 Sep 2014 / 1:02 pm

    I tried this one out the other week at an event and loved the way it smelled once sprayed on! Totally different from my usual scents as well. It is definitely on my list.

    Thanks for your review Suzie!


  11. Saving Faces
    24 Sep 2014 / 1:04 pm

    I can never resist anything with jasmine – definitely intruigued!

    Great review, much love x

  12. Abby
    24 Sep 2014 / 1:16 pm

    Love the packaging, I've smelt lots of the TF fragrances but never really found one I like. Will give this one a whiff next time I see them.

    Abby / Eärendil

  13. Kirsty Leigh
    24 Sep 2014 / 1:28 pm

    Love the bottle! This sounds like the perfect autumn/winter scent!

    Kirsty Leigh | Beauty Blog

    24 Sep 2014 / 1:41 pm

    Gotta try this scent!

  15. Grace Denny
    24 Sep 2014 / 2:13 pm

    I actually tried this stuff out the other day… it's amazing. I love Tom Ford, really don't think you can go wrong with many of his scents! Tuscan Leather is still one of my faaavveess though!

    XO, G from grace'd

  16. Neeltje | Thoughts in Style
    24 Sep 2014 / 2:17 pm

    Wow I love the bottle and I am very curious of how it smells…

  17. Lauren
    24 Sep 2014 / 2:55 pm

    Hi Suzie! How does his compare to TF Black Orchid? I've been loving that one since I got a sample of it in a Sephora order but now I'm wondering if I should try this too!

  18. Marissa Jamie
    24 Sep 2014 / 3:44 pm

    The bottle is so pretty! 🙂
    Marissa Jamie : Faithfully, Marissa ♡

  19. Maddy
    24 Sep 2014 / 5:18 pm

    I love the sound of this, I will definitely have to go and sniff it out!
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

  20. Sara Fleming
    24 Sep 2014 / 5:33 pm

    This sounds lovely!

  21. Lux Veritatis
    24 Sep 2014 / 6:01 pm

    Oh my, that one sound gorgeous:)

    By the way I'm also new to this world of blogging, so it would mean a lot to me if anyone checked out my blog? Thanks:)
    Luxveritatis.| Beauty.Fashion.Crafts

  22. Kate Wilson
    24 Sep 2014 / 6:08 pm

    I want to try this SO badly! x

  23. Tara Clare
    24 Sep 2014 / 8:55 pm

    I really want to try a new perfume so I might go for this! The packaging is gorgeous as well. Please check out and follow my beauty and fashion blog:

  24. Margery Ho
    24 Sep 2014 / 11:42 pm

    So lovely!

  25. Sweets & Style
    25 Sep 2014 / 1:23 pm

    It is a wonderful parfum! I find it too strong for my taste but I still like its smlee.

  26. Sarah AndBeauty
    26 Sep 2014 / 10:49 am

    I've fallen head over heels for this one too, so stunning!

    and beauty or something.

  27. The Look List
    28 Sep 2014 / 2:49 pm

    Definitely need to try this! Sounds amazing!

    Anna x

  28. Leanne Van Breda
    29 Sep 2014 / 6:49 am

    I think it's such a gorgeous fragrance!

    Love from South Africa

    Arum Lilea

  29. Laura Kelly
    14 Oct 2014 / 12:35 pm

    what a pretty bottle! I have heard a lot about this fragrance, might have to take the plunge and try it out!

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