I have a thing for Tom Ford fragrances – specifically the Private Blend range (which, let me tell you, is a nightmare for my bank account). Perfumes are an area where I don’t mind spending a little extra money; high-end perfumes give me a feeling of luxury that just can’t be replicated by the cheaper ones – plus cheap fragrances give me headaches.
I already own the Neroli Portofino Acqua Eau de Toilette, which is a lighter version of the Neroli Portofino, and it’s one of my favourite perfumes of all time. It’s the perfect citrus-y summer scent that I wear all-year round to feel like I’m on holiday. Already owning a Tom Ford Private Blend fragrance meant that I was well aware of how amazing the quality is, so I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed with Eau de Soleil Blanc.
Eau de Soleil Blanc is, like Neroli Portofino Acqua, a lighter and fresher younger sibling of another perfume, Soleil Blanc. I already knew I loved Soleil Blanc from testing it out in the past, but I’d never quite persuaded myself to make the investment (it’s £158 if you’re wondering). I am planning on making the purchase in the future – most probably at a Duty Free – but until then I have the Eau de Soleil Blanc to keep me going.
Now the Eau de Soleil Blanc isn’t cheap by any means – though in comparison to the Eau de Parfum it definitely feels like it – at £82 you’re definitely spending a lot on a perfume. I personally feel like it’s worth every penny – not only is the scent and packaging exquisite (something I’ll get onto in a moment), but it also lasts a really long time on the skin. Every time I wear it I can still smell it the next day! I know from the Neroli Portofino Acqua that the perfume itself lasts a really long time too, despite it only being 50ml I’ve gone through less than a third in over two years of wearing it most days. The scent is so intense that you really don’t need to use an awful lot, which makes it last a lot longer.
- Top notes: Bergamot, Orpur, Cédrat, Caraway, Pistachio, Neroli, Petitgrain, Pink Peppercorn, Orange, Cardamom
- Heart notes: Orpur, Jasmine, Galbanum, Tuberose, Ylang-ylang, Orange blossom
- Base notes: Coco de Mer, Tonka Bean, Benzoin, Amber
Now let’s get onto what really matters – the scent. It’s described as ‘a refreshing illumination on Private Blend Soleil Blanc, bright, crisp and drenched with sparkling citrus. The vibrant twist on the floral amber warmth mirrors the crystalline reflection of the white sun, a sensuous gleam of sky on water’.
This scent completely epitomises summer. It’s super citrus-y which is the thing I love most about it, and instantly makes me feel like I’m on a tropical island whenever I smell it. This starts off incredibly zesty, then warms into a deep, grown up coconut scent which, combined with the amber, creates the most perfect musk.
I love that the packaging also embodies summer, the sheer white, frosted bottle combined with the gold Tom Ford logo looks both minimalist and expensive.
I can’t say enough good things about this perfume: it’s long-lasting, beautifully designed and smells incredible. If you’re a fan of citrus and coconut scents then I would definitely recommend checking it out. Obviously not everybody’s willing to spend £82 on a perfume, however if you are fragrance obsessed and like the sound of this perfume then I have no doubt you’ll love it just as much as I do.
I hope you guys enjoyed this post, let me know in the comments whether or not you’d try out this perfume! See you next time,