Tom Ford Ebene Fume Eau de Parfum is all about drier, calmly creamy woods with bits of spice, whether or not from spiced, smoky incense or sweeter resins. It began out extra fiery, peppery, and inexperienced earlier than shifting into smoky, drier woods with a touch of leather-based, after which lastly drying right down to a candy, heat woods. The notes are:
- prime notes: incense, Palo Santo wooden, black pepper, violet leaf
- coronary heart notes: leather-based, cade oil, labdanum, papyrus, rose
- base notes: resins, ebony tree, Guaiac wooden
It opened with peppery, billowing incense over easy woods; it made me consider the odor of fireplaces burning within the wintertime however much less intense and refined–extra the idea of campfire in the course of a forest, as a result of there was was extra than simply incense smoke however one thing darker however by no means to the purpose the place it was burnt or charred.
The woods have been noticeably drier after quarter-hour of deciding on my pores and skin because the papyrus be aware emerged. Because the incense receded to the background, Ebene Fume grew to become creamy, dry woods and aged leather-based with a modicum of resinous sweetness. I felt just like the candy, calmly spiced resins added extra heat and smoothed out the composition, although the incense was extra of a blown out haze after an hour of wear and tear. It was a extra linear journey, which isn’t a foul factor as long as you get pleasure from these notes, and it solely sweetened and have become creamier over the following few hours within the drydown.
For testing, I used two sprays utilized to the underside and topside of my wrist space on my left arm. I used an unscented moisturizer previous to making use of the scent as that is additionally my swatching arm (aka, extremely parched at any given second) as I discovered scent didn’t maintain nicely right here in any other case.
It lasted for eight hours till it was a skin-scent and about 14 hours earlier than it was fairly tough to detect on my pores and skin. The sillage and projection have been average with the sillage dropping sooner than the projection inside 4 hours of wear and tear.
I loved the perfume and located it sat nicely on my pores and skin, was well-blended, and appeared to odor rather a lot prefer it appeared like it will (which is all the time a plus), however I really feel like I’ve smelled this earlier than from Tom Ford — a spicier, smokier Santal Blush however surprisingly related. I desire it to Santal Blush by levels, since I benefit from the addition of extra spice and smoke.