Editor’s Pick: Tom Ford Jasmine Musk Eau de Parfum

by The Daily Front Row
Tom Ford

What: Tom Ford Jasmine Musk Eau de Parfum, from the new White Suede collection.

Who: Tom Ford needs no introduction, but lets give him one anyway. The designer, who initially studied art history at New York University and architecture at Parsons, joined Gucci as a womenswear designer in 1990. Within two years he was promoted to design director, and by ’94 he was the brand’s creative director. He added creative director of Yves Saint Laurent to his duties in 2000. In 2005, two years after resigning from Gucci Group, he launched his eponymous label. Today his line includes both men’s and women’s ready-to-wear collections, a beauty and skincare line, fragrances, and eyewear. He’s won numerous awards. And somehow, he has even found time to direct two critically acclaimed films.

Why: Perfume lovers know that when it comes to musky scents, Tom Ford is the guy. Jasmine Musk is warm, but floral. With notes of vanilla, sandalwood, and amber (among others), the fragrance is classic, but youthful.

If Jasmine Musk in particular isn’t your fave, don’t fret. The scent is part of a trio of fragrances that make up the White Suede collection (White Suede and Musk Pure are the other two). “The intention was to build on the true beauty of musk, which is not at all heavy or dirty, but has a deep, compelling softness. Inhaling pure musk is a bit like inhaling nude skin,” Ford explains. “What I discovered is that there’s such a spectrum of shades and tones within the musk family that a single fragrance couldn’t capture its character.” There is also a quad eye shadow palette.


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Where: tomford.com

How (much): $235 for 50ml.

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