Vert Boheme by Tom Ford 2016

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Post by Robert Herrmann

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Hello my dear Fragrant Community,

In times of great global upheaval, be it political financial or social, people often look inwards and we tend to surround ourselves with things and people that can offer comfort and succor. For many of us that manifests in the perfumes we choose to wear, a scent that reminds us of a safer time in our lives, gentler living instead of days full of stress and drama

For me it seems that I favor vintage and vintage-style perfumes. Perfumes that remind me of my dressed-up-cocktail-party-dab-of-Patou Mother or maybe the wet tweed/leather and spicy green fougere or aquatic cologne of my Father, and later my own all-night drug-fueled party and disco dancing nights at the gay bars of pre-AIDS San Francisco. A very heady time and place indeed when anything was possible and everything was available.

So recently reaching blindly into my decant box, I pulled out one of one new Tom Ford Private Selections called Vert Boheme, and honest to god it was exactly the blanket of comfort I needed and was searching for! Serendipity at its finest.

Vert Boheme by Tom Ford 2016

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Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Galbanum, mandarin, magnolia, honeysuckle, muguet, violet leaf, gustavia superba (heaven lotus), oakmoss, vetiver, white musk

Vert Boheme is a very green and waxy smelling white floral, almost the love-child of Jean Patou Joy and Chanel 19 or Cristalle. It opens on my skin with a huge blast of bitter green galbanum, tempered quickly by sweet citrus and floral honeysuckle and lily of the valley. Staying quite linear it all settles down into an almost cologne-like watery floral and mossy scent reminiscent of a men’s scent from the late 60’s or early 70’s. The heaven lotus adds a level of early glamorous indolic beauty that is prominent thru the drydown.

Since the 70’s was my “coming-of-age” era, that’s very likely why it resonates with me so profoundly on so many levels. It feels as familiar to me as a well worn pair of bell bottom jeans and platform shoes, reminding me so much of “home” and a happy time in my life, that it almost brings me to tears with the memory of my parents and my own foolish youthful days.

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Nothing groundbreaking but beautiful none the less and a welcome addition to my fragrance wardrobe.

Further reading: GQ Magazine and Perfume Posse
LuckyScent has $225/50ml
Surrender To Chance has samples starting at $4/0.5ml

Have you tried any of the new Tom Ford Vert series?

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Tom Ford: Vert Boheme GIVEAWAY

WHAT CAN YOU WIN?

This week we will have 1 winner who will receive:
1 x 4ml decant of Vert Boheme
P&H Anywhere in the world

HOW DO YOU WIN?

Open to everyone worldwide who follows AustralianPerfumeJunkies via eMail, WordPress, Bloglovin or RSS. Please leave how you follow in the comments to be eligible. I must be able to check that you follow so if you have an email address on your gravatar that’s different to your follow address then please email me so I know. Yes, you can start following to enter, in fact it’s encouraged.

You must tell me how you follow APJ

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Please tell us what you would wear with your Tom Ford: Vert Boheme.
(Don’t worry about realities like money, figure, age or anything. Let your imagination run wild)

HOUSEKEEPING

Entries Close Thursday 22nd December 2016 10pm Australian EdsT and winners will be announced in a separate post.
Winners will be chosen by random.org
The winners will have till Wednesday 28th December 2016 to get in touch (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with their address or the prize will go to someone else.
No responsibility taken for lost or damaged goods in transit

 

61 comments on “Vert Boheme by Tom Ford 2016

  1. Jarrett says:

    I follow APJ on Twitter and via WordPress.

    I would wear Vert Boheme wearing Tom Ford suit, that’s if I suddenly found a spare few thousands down the back of the sofa. Alternately if I was feeling frolicsome I would wear that white caped frock Gwyneth wore to the Oscars in 2012. I would look very glamorous going through a McDonalds drive-thru dressed like that.

  2. Anna Maria says:

    I follow APJ by WordPress and email. I would wear Vert Boheme with a white pant suit like Bianca when she married Mick…. with some Gold jewellery long fine chains, lots of gloss.. Tom Ford of course, but me at 22 with a great figure and long golden wavy hair…nothing groundbreaking but still glamorous I hope.

    • Robert H. says:

      Hey Anna Maria, sounds very glamorous to me especially the part about being 22 again!! LOL! Decades ago, but feels like just yesterday! xoxo

  3. José Urbina says:

    I follow by email. Thanks for the opportunity to try Vert Boheme. I would like to use this fragrance in a walk in the field, with a (girl) friend…

  4. Gina says:

    via email

    I would wear Vert naked laying in a field in the sunshine reading a book.

  5. Jo Fryer says:

    This is a fragrance I’ve been coveting for a while… I’ve recently rediscovered my love for white flowers and I really have a huge thing for greens so this is right up my perfume alley!

    I would wear a diaphanous Camilla kaftan in greens and sea blues with a little gold, magenta and violet for an injection of fun, barefoot, naturally, a garland of magnolias and frangipani in my hair. And a smile…

    I follow via email, also facebook <3

  6. rosarita313 says:

    I follow APJ by RSS.

    I would go back to my 22 yr old self in my early 80s clubbing days in Texas, when I had a great figure and full on big hair. Brown leotard with a vintage 60s leather patchwork mini that had a full brass zipper up the side and my Maud Frisson cone heeled pumps. My god I loved those shoes. Thanks for the chance!

  7. May says:

    I follow APJ through email subscription.

    I would wear Vert Boheme with fur coat and boots.

  8. Claudia S. says:

    I would wear my suede wraparound mini skirt with a poor boy top tucked in. Super cute! Follow by email

    • Robert H. says:

      Wait. Tell me about the poor boy top! That’s new to me! All I could think of was the sandwich, and I KNOW that’s not what you meant! Xoxo

  9. Neva says:

    Hi Robert and thanks for the giveaway. Last weekend I was at a huuuuuuge disco festival with 70-ies and 80-ies music only. It was the best evening/night of 2016 for me. I simply adore those times and miss them much too. I’d wear TFs Vert Boheme with a synthetic floral patterned mini dress with a belt, white overknee boots and wear a hair band and black smoky eyes to look like Twiggy back then.
    I follow APJ by email.

    • Robert H. says:

      Neva!!! That sounds like so much fun. My dancing these days are limited to about 20 minutes at a time, before having to sit down with a bottle of water! LOL! Xoxo

  10. You make this sounds pretty good Robert with that 70’s vibe. Don’t bother about the draw for me but just wanted to say hi and I’m going to try this tomorrow. I am very behind on the Tom Ford’s!
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    • Robert H. says:

      Hi Victoria! Hope you like it. I seem to run hot and cold for TF’s, but this one just touched something for me! Xoxo

  11. Olivia says:

    I follow by email. I would wear Vert Boheme with a tapestry open sweater and warm knee-high boots. Oh, and dangly earrings made of hammered brass.

  12. Jessi says:

    I follow via email, and I would wear my new suede tan boots with a sweater and rock this scent!!
    Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  13. Koyel says:

    This one is interesting, because I’d like to know whether vintage perfumes cause me headaches because of now-forbidden ingredients, or because of the style of scent. Thanks for the giveaway; I follow by e-mail. I’m not sure what would go well with this scent, but I expect it would be horrifically low-cut, shimmery, and floor-length, with a fair number of heavy gold chains. Hmm. This is a fun imagination exercise. I should do this with the scents I already have!

  14. Ellen M. says:

    I follow by email. I’d wear this with an African printed caftan over jeans tucked into boots. Lots of dangling bracelets and earrings. Thanks for the giveaway.

  15. Susan Farber says:

    I follow by email and would wear all black including my black leather mini skirt, stockings, knee high boots, and a for fitting sweater.

    • Robert H. says:

      Hi Susan, sadly my days of form-fitting are long gone, now it’s all yoga pants and turtlenecks! How our lives change! Xoxo

  16. rickyrebarco says:

    I follow via email of the APJ blog. I would wear a green paisley Boho outfit, long and flowing, with gladiator sandals.

  17. Robert H. says:

    Hey Ricky, I STILL wear the occasional paisley shirt, and ALWAYS get compliments on it, as in “Oh my god, I haven’t seen paisley in 40 years! I love it!” LOL! Xoxo

  18. José Hernandez says:

    I follow APJ by eMail.

    I would love to use this perfume, to walk in the afternoon in the company of a person very dear to me.

    Best regards!

  19. Moira says:

    Red lipstick!
    The love child of No 19 (my crack!) and Joy?? This could be heaven!

    I follow thru email and FB. Thx!!!

  20. Rene Groyer says:

    I follow by e mail and Facebook,twitter.Big fan !WEll I would just wear this divine sounding fragrance with my diamond earringsand nothing else.

  21. Mary says:

    I follow by email. I’d wear Vert Bohème with a long floaty dress and dirty bare feet, going back to my teens.

  22. Lubica K. says:

    I follow on bloglovin
    Vert Boheme should be worn with bohemian outfit 🙂 So I would wear it with maxi skirt, floating top and leather flats. Thanks.

  23. odbayar says:

    i follow apj by email. I would like to wear this fragrance…. i dunno. i want to test first 😀 greeting from mongolia 😀

  24. Nelle says:

    I follow by email and I would love to wear Vert Boheme with leather leather ankle boots a a short sequined red dress and black moto leather dress! Thanks!

  25. Robert H. says:

    Wow!!! You’d be werquing that outfit, girlfriend!! ❤❤❤

  26. Tara C says:

    I follow by email. Florals scream Hawaii to me, I would wear this in a bathing suit and a plumeria lei.

  27. Ingeborg says:

    I follow by e-mail. Since I’m not very bohemian, but like maxi skirts and long dresses, I think I would look for the blue kaftan with elaborate embrodery my mother sometimes wore at parties around 1975. Something imported from Afghanistan, I think. But back then it was always worn with a French perfume, nothing bohemian about the perfumes or the parties!

    I love galbanum and floral scents with a lot of green, so curious about this one.

  28. Gabriel Garcia says:

    Ive followed you thru facebook groups.
    Great review on verte.
    Thanks
    Las vegas nevada

  29. Jc Loh says:

    A very sheer hot pink playsuit, Merry Christmas!

    Following via email, thank you.

  30. australianperfumejunkies says:

    Hey Robert,
    I’d be wearing it with a maroon mini dress, pearl and sapphire jewellery and sky high pumps.
    Follow by everything and REALLY want to try this.
    Thanks,
    Portia xx

  31. Fazal says:

    I would def. wear two piece white suit with vert boheme aka sonny from Miami Vice style 🙂 I follow APJ by email and through FB.

  32. Nicole Ackerman says:

    Following on Bloglovin’

  33. lena says:

    With a long, summery dress, my hair out and all beachy-looking, flat sandals, dangly earrings, a bunch of chunky bangles up my arm, green eye liner, and beautiful sun-kissed skin (because I’m ignoring reality and pretending I don’t get burnt really easily). Bliss!

    Thank you for the draw, I follow by email 🙂

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