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Mode's Top Autumn Fragrances


A new scent from Tom Ford kicks off our autumn fragrance round-up

Nobody does evening glamour like Tom Ford. And his particular love for Seventies glamour is reflected in his new Private Blend fragrance, Patchouli Absolu. The distinctive ingredient of patchouli – celebrated in Seventies perfumery – is suggestive of nightcrawling bohemians and, OK, the odd goth. Ford’s Patchouli Absolu embodies three facets of the ingredient – an oil form that gives a raw and primal texture, then the patchouli heart, the absolute, earthy extract of the plant, and finally there’s clearwood, a purer form of patchouli that diffuses through for a long-lasting effect.

With longer evenings looming ahead, it’s part of a new trend for immersing yourself in a cloud of heavy decadence.


L-R: “L” For Men eau de parfum £225 for 50ml by CLIVE CHRISTIAN, harrods.com; Reckless Parfum Pour Homme £345 for 50ml by ROJA PARFUMS, rojaparfums.com; Santal Carmin Cologne Absolue £145 for 100ml ATELIER COLOGNE, liberty.co.uk; Opus VIII eau de parfum £180 for 50ml by AMOUAGE, amouage.com


L-R: Tuscan Scent Incense Suede eau de parfum £170 for 75ml by SALVATORE FERRAGAMO, harrods.com; Bleu de Chanel eau de parfum pour homme £58 for 50ml by CHANEL, 020-7493 3836; L’Orpheline eau de parfum £88 for 50ml by SERGE LUTENS, harrods.com; Euphoria Gold Men eau de toilette £58 for 100ml by CALVIN KLEIN, boots.com; Blacks Club Leather eau de parfum £85 for 100ml by SHAY & BLUE LONDON, harveynichols.com



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