Willful. Fearless. Addictive. Beneath its cool veneer, the floral heart of new Tom Ford Métallique scent is amplified by juxtaposing delicate white blossoms of aubepine and muguet with the narcotic-like nectar of heliotrope.
Forged with elegant brilliance, Tom Ford Métallique mesmerizes its admirers with a pulsating flash of modern, resolute femininity, willful, luminous and in full bloom.
Tom Ford Métallique was created by perfumer Antoine Maisondieu. One of the ingredients which defines perfume of the mid-20th century is aldehydes. From their appearance in Chanel No. 5 they were prevalent in many of the great floral perfumes which followed. It was so entwined with that era in perfume it also came to represent it. It also is the one ingredient which elicits the damning reaction, “….that perfume is for someone older than me”. It is the keynote of the dreaded descriptor ‘old lady perfume’. This has kept it from being used very often in new perfumes. Tom Ford Metallique is going to try to change that.
Like an armored embroidered dress, the metallic sheath of lighter-than-air aldehydes opens the scent like a second skin. The collision of crisp vert de bergamote and pink peppercorn further steel the insatiability of the first impression. The floral heart is amplified by juxtaposing delicate white blossoms of aubepine and muguet with the narcotic-like nectar of heliotrope. An aura of ambrette seed imparts warmth with woody inflections of peru balsam. The soft scent of vanilla and creamy sandalwood layer an addictive, contrasting finish that further drives the metallic suiting of the open.
Top Note: Aldehydes, Bergamot, Pink peppercorn
Heart Note: Heliotrope, Lily of the Valley, Hawthorn
Base Note: Sandalwood, Vanilla, Ambretta seed, Peru balsam
The addictive aldehyde start envelopes a much more sensual core of delicately layered white flowers, creating a contrast that shifts from cool to lush. Aubepine, an ancestor of the rose that’s more complex and piquant, blends with sweet muguet and intoxicating nectar of heliotrope that’s both light and powdery and powerfully rich. The closing notes bring a layer of warmth — which is ideal for a scent that’ll take you into crisp fall — thanks to ambrette seed, balsam, vanilla, and creamy sandalwood. It’s a finish that brings a comforting effect to the bold, metallic start of this multi-toned fragrance.
The smooth, silver bottle with gold-toned label and cap echo the precious metal theme of the Tom Ford Métallique, and impart a luxe look that’ll elevate your vanity. Plus, with an appearance that’s totally different from the rest of Tom Ford’s perfumes, it’ll be the standout that’ll help you make a statement during the shift from summer to autumn.
Tom Ford Métallique is available as 50 ($150) or 100 ($195) ml Eau de Parfum. Come into the beautiful world of Tom Ford.