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Posted on March 4, 2016 by mark behnkein Mark Behnke, New Perfume reviews and tagged karyn khoury, reviews, rodrigo flores-roux, tom ford, tom ford private blend neroli portofino acqua, tom fors neroli portofino forte.

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On the surface if you tell me that there are flankers within the Tom Ford Private Blend collection I would be against it. In an already voluminous line of perfumes taking up space with flankers seems wasteful. Except when it comes khổng lồ Neroli Portofino; creative directors Karyn Khoury and Tom Ford have found a way to do it thoughtfully. That starts with using perfumer Rodrigo Flores-Roux who composed the original to also be the nose behind the flankers. The first flanker was last year’s Fleur de Portofino which was much more floral than its parent. Now that is followed up by two more flankers Neroli Portofino Acqua & Neroli Portofino Forte.

When it comes to the names of these it is exactly what it promises on the label. Neroli Portofino Acqua is a very light eau de cologne version. Neroli Portofino Forte is a fortified version a little heavier than the original. What it seems lượt thích to me is they have now created a Neroli Portofino for all seasons.

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Neroli Portofino Acqua is constructed with the same framework of orange và orange blossom on vị trí cao nhất combined with a warm amber base. It is the middle accord that imparts the sense of airiness which gives Neroli Portofino Acqua its style. The opening is the same citrus mélange of orange, lemon & orange blossom. It is in these opening moments where Neroli Portofino Acqua is the most similar to Neroli Portofino. Then, where the original gets more floral, Acqua rises on a fresh breeze from the sea. It picks up the citrus accord & carries it khổng lồ the amber base. This again is much lighter in feel than it was in the original. If there was anything you disliked about the original Neroli Portofino because of concentration I think Neroli Portofino might be the right concentration for you. Neroli Portofino Acqua has 6-8 hour longevity và average sillage.

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Sr. Flores-Roux makes many more changes khổng lồ Neroli Portofino Forte. The similarity lớn Neroli Portofino is definitely there but is feels much more like Fleur de Portofino did in its ability to stand apart. The first change is to lớn switch the orange out for blood orange. This adds a contrasting tartness which is then shaded green with an herbal chord of basil, rosemary, và tarragon. Forte stays much more herbal và green as the orange blossom shows up as a much less influential lưu ý than in any of the other three flankers. Sr. Flores-Roux then adds in a smooth refined leather accord along with sandalwood. This is where the warm amber accord of Neroli Portofino again arises but as with the orange blossom it is other notes which are in the foreground. Some muscone in the final phase of development turns the last moments more animalic. Neroli Portofino Forte is a version to lớn be worn in those chilly shoulder seasons around summer. I have been wearing it during these days of chilly mornings và temperate days & it is perfect. Neroli Portofino Forte has 10-12 hour longevity và average sillage.

When a set of flankers is reimagined with the flair that Sr. Flores-Roux brings to lớn this collection it is hard not to be impressed. I know Neroli Portofino Forte has definitely replaced the original as my favorite of the four. If you’ve ever wanted a xanh bottle Tom Ford Private Blend on your dresser one of these four should definitely bởi vì the trick.

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