At a time when scents are designed to whiff of the unorthodox—candy, garbage, a sweaty disco—you can rely on Tom Ford to keep it classy. The latest addition to his menagerie of opulent fragrances, Violet Blonde is a sensual perfume that captures an irreproachable, film-noir elegance. Think Veronica Lake.
The unique blend of violet leaf and jasmine with Tuscan orris (iris root), one of the rarest and most expensive notes in perfumery, creates an unexpected twist that recalls a bygone era when a signature scent of only the finest ingredients was the true mark of sophistication.
Much like campaign model Lara Stone, with her trademark pout a shade of glossy plum, Violet Blonde is like an impeccably dressed woman. You can’t help but to be seduced.
$100 for 50 ml at Saks Fifth Avenue and Saks.com