August 4th, 2017
Summer times are for sailing away into the sunset, but instead I have been hard at work. How I wish I was back on the Amalfi Coast, enjoying a chilled glass of wine by the seaside. Instead of grappling after the ephemeral, Tom Ford has effectively distilled the essence of the Italian coast in its Neroli Portofino Collection, and the latest Tom Ford Sole di Positano EDP takes its inspiration from the beautiful cliffside village of Positano.
Tom Ford celebrates the 10th year anniversary of its Private Blend Collection this year, and what a milestone it is! Since the very first mahogany brown flacon found its way into my heart , Tom Ford Private Blends have grown to become some of my most treasured possessions. The Neroli Portofino Collection started out as a special cologne-style offering, it was so well loved that it has grown into its own line of fragrances over the years. Sole di Positano is the seventh and latest member of the family.
The fragrance is perhaps the most floral and lightest of the Neroli Portofino family. Sole di Positano starts out crisp but not overly tart, with a lovely balance between fragrant Italian bergamot and bright citrus lemon, with green petitgrain and shiso. This gives way quickly to a clean floral bouquet comprising of ylang ylang, jasmine absolute, muguet and orange floral. Soft musk and green moss at the base keeps the freshness with a touch of sensuality. The entirety feels much lighter than is commonly possible with such notes, and is a stroke of masterful perfumery.
Tom Ford Sole di Positano is billed as an EDP with average sillage, but it starts to fade about the 4-hour mark, and then stays fairly close to the skin for the next 4 hours before disappearing completely. With the hot weather that we have been having lately, this has been my most preferred scent throughout the past month. It is out in counters now, do stop by and enjoy a whiff!
This post featured a product that was generously provided for my consideration. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.