Tom Ford Metallique is the new powdery floral fragrance that launched a very short time ago at Sephora and luxury department stores. I was going to purchase this when it launched and I’m quite glad I waited because the extra 20% Off during Sephora’s Beauty Insider Event sure helped me swallow the price tag.
To me it feels like ages since Tom Ford has done a more mainstream fragrance outside the Private Blend Collection. I feels like Velvet and Black Orchid are the two that commonly come to mind when you think of Tom Ford having less than niche fragrance on the market. Of course, the price tag screams luxury niche versus department store good buy!
None the less, it’s nice to see Tom Ford venture outside the Private Blend world for a little bit. I picked up Metallique because it was described as a powdery floral. Shocked aren’t you? I’m always proclaiming my love for sweet and foody gourmand scents why in the world am I buying a powdery floral. I actually really like powder fragrances if they are done right. Shalimar, Chloe Love, Bourbon French Parfums’ Kus Kus, Etat Libre D’Orange Bijou Romantique, are just a few I enjoy. I think I migrate towards powdery fragrances because I’m always looking to recapture the scent of a fine Victoria lady’s powder. It must be a fond memory from the first time I smelled Guerlain powder. That perfect violet fragrance that made me feel extra fancy.
Metallique has elements of powder but not a fancy lady’s powder. It has harsher elements and the name fits those harsher, grittier notes.