Originally Posted by HORNS
Tell me about this Japon Noir
I often say that TF Extreme captures the essence of the Tom Ford brand more than any other scent, but Japon Noir is a close second. It definitely makes a strong statement. I'd describe it as dark, spicy, and very rich. The richness comes from the amber, which emerges strongly in the drydown. The top is herbal and somewhat boozy. I would describe it as quite masculine, but oddly enough, I've seen reviewers complain that it was too feminine. I don't get that at all.
I had a chance to smell the Private Blends at a trunk show just as they were being released, and I recall being very impressed with Japon Noir. I didn't buy it right a way, though, because I really loved Purple Patchouli. But a few years later, I still had a strong memory from the trunk show, so I ordered some online. It was exactly as good as I remembered. I still like it just as much as I did the first day I smelled it.