TOM FORD VERT DES BOIS
In Vert des Bois, the green is tactically pushed to the back. Not in a way to take it out of focus, but managing to shape it, reading as secondary yet in clear focus.
What grabs my attention immediately in Vert des Bois is the furry texture of the scent overall, in a way textural like the rough softness of velvet, tussah silk, or fur itself. I particularly draw this association to applications of jasmine and lavender, generally in combination with each other. Tauer’s incredible Le Maroc Pour Elle sits as the benchmark furry accord of rich natural ingredients without smelling like an aromatherapy shop; a jasmine-lavender-amber melange that is mercurial and a viscous pleasure when wearing. Roudnitska’s addition of fruit notes to jasmine also evoke this mood. The sweet stickiness of plum to jasmine in Diorama and the green herbal breeze echoed with melon found in Le Parfum de Therese and Diorella are found in this furry bracket too.