Tom Ford has launched Jardin Noir, a new collection in the Private Blend range. The four fragrances include Café Rose, Jonquille de Nuit, Ombre de Hyacinth and Lys Fume. Per Mr. Ford,
When you showcase their darker and less innocent aspects, flowers can become so thrilling and beautiful, they could almost ruin you. That was the sensation I was after.
Café Rose ~ “Enticing. Exotic. Seductive. Cafe Rose descends into a hidden labyrinth, where roses’ fine breeding gives way to darker pleasures.” [With saffron, black pepper, Rose de Mai, Turkish rose, Bulgarian rose, coffee, incense, amber, sandalwood and patchouli]
Jonquille de Nuit ~ “Heady. Hypnotic. Sensual. Jonquille de Nuit taunts the delicate narcissus flower to shed its sweetness and spiral into the self-obsessive haze that its name connotes.” [With notes of wild Alpine cyclamen, acacia and angelica seeds, violet leaf, bitter orange leaf, orris and amber.]
Ombre de Hyacinth ~ “Sophisticated. Voluptuous. Passionate. Ombre de Hyacinth creates bewitching tension as hyacinth cloaks its voluptuous beauty behind cool, aristocratic finery.” [With notes of hyacinth, galbanum, violet leaf, magnolia, pink pepper, jasmine and benzoin.]
Lys Fume ~ “Lush. Intoxicating. Luxurious. Lys Fume captures the decadence of tropical intoxication, as liquor-soaked dreams float in a garden of pure, white lilies.” [With mandarin, pink pepper, nutmeg, turmeric, white lily, ylang-ylang, davana, West Indian Demerera rum essence, vanilla, labdanum, styrax and oakwood.]
Tom Ford Café Rose, Jonquille de Nuit, Ombre de Hyacinth and Lys Fume are available in 50 ($205) or 250 ($495) ml Eau de Parfum, and can be found now at Saks Fifth Avenue.
(first quote via tmagazine.blogs.nytimes, subsequent quotes via saksfifthavenue)
Update: the notes for each fragrance, listed above in brackets, are via moodiereport.
Another update: see a review of Jonquille de Nuit.