New Fragrance from Tom Ford

The perfect find for duty free lovers, Private Blend Venetian Bergamot is Tom Ford’s singular interpretation of an ingredient long prized by perfumers for its freshness and elegance. With Venetian Bergamot, the sun-drenched citrus from Italy’s South is transported to the Northern city of palazzos and canals, with Bergamot’s fresh elegance underscored and intermingled with the intriguing sensuality of Venice.

Venetian Bergamot reveals a sensual signature right from the start with an impact that is both disarming and delightful. The fragrance opens with bergamot essence from Calabria—the lively, spirited character found only in the very finest bergamot breathes spaciousness into the fragrance’s balsamic and woody depth. This bergamot top note is wrapped with luxurious citrus notes, supported by a spice trio of black peppercorn from Madagascar, pink peppercorn and ginger essence, delivering sensuality and warmth. The mid note consists of rich floral essences – Madagascar ylang yang, magnolia from China, and gardenia – which complementing the freshness of the bergamot. The base of the fragrance is designed as a well-shaped wooden pedestal of rich, solid, resinous notes to contrast the freshness of the top.

Venetian Bergamot is presented in the signature Private Blend bottle inspired by perfumers’ dark brown apothecary bottles. The 50 ml flacon, created to be weighty in the hand, has the sleek, architectural look of a chess piece. The extravagant, expertly crafted 250 ml decanter brings monumental beauty to a dressing table or grooming area. Both the flacon and decanter are enhanced by touches of gold on the label and a crimped cord tie. A richly textured set-up box ensures this is an elegant gift for travellers on the go.

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