Neroli Portofino

by Tom Ford

This is not a very bright sunshine fragrance, but a heavier and darker Cologne-type fragrance on me.  Neroli with orange blossom are in the foreground as the main notes of the opening blast.  Hints of lavender and rosemary supply a herbal touch in the background.

 An agreeable jasmine and an ambrette backbone appear in the drydown.

Much less of a fresh and invigorating 4711-style creation, deeper and heavier and a very synthetic impression. This latter feature, however, adds sillage and a longevity of over five hours, but it remains an just-above-average fragrance only.  Still, it is crafted well.  Overall 3/5