Best Tom Ford Cologne: Tom Ford’s 10 Best Colognes
An overview of the best Tom Ford colognes is almost like summing up the best colognes for men, period. This stuff is the beef of Wagyu perfume – it’s not cheap, but any scent you choose from its collection is going to shine. But it can also be somewhat difficult programming to understand. The naming conventions are heavy with ironically exaggerated sex appeal, reluctant to tell you what it really smells like. But if you’ve never thought about the smell of “Peach Prick” or the difference between Tuscan Leather and Shadow Leather, you’re in luck, because of course we have. In fact, over the years we’ve sniffed out pretty much the entire line and have now picked our 10 favorites. The list below is not in any particular order, other than the first place. Instead, we have choices for different people, seasons, or occasions. Surely there is one that works for you.
The best Tom Ford Cologne, period
If you’ve come here looking for controversy or upheaval, keep scrolling. Oud Wood reigns supreme – it’s spicy, oaky, amber, and yet, for all that weight, it’s sort of bright and uplifting. It’s an obvious “signature” – you can wear it all year round without too much of a contradiction to the season or the occasion. It still smells good.
The best Tom Ford perfume for winter
Tobacco Vanilla, already one of our favorite tobacco scents, reads like a winter recipe: vanilla, tonka bean, dried fruits and cocoa. This gives a smooth but comforting finish. It has what you might call ‘gentleman’s club’ energy, but it’s heavier on ‘gentleman’ than on ‘club’.
The best Tom Ford perfume for spring
Beau du Jour is the first of two fern scents on this list, both of which highlight the shoulder seasons. This scent shines in spring for its lavender-rosemary-oakmoss blend, and gives you that fresh-out-of-the-salon feel.
The best Tom Ford perfume for summer
The Costa Azzurra sends you straight there, to the deep blue coasts of northern Italy. It marries fresh, herbaceous and aromatic notes with crunchy citrus and invigorating evergreens, for a summery, Mediterranean feel. It ranks second in my book for the best potential signature scent on this list, after Oud Wood, and makes a gift for any special occasion.
The best Tom Ford perfume for fall
Fern # 2 on this list is another lavender sensation, but a warmer, spicier, and even smoother execution than Beau du Jour. FougÃ¨re D’Argent juggles brilliantly with coumarin, ginger and tangerine tinged with vanilla.
The best Tom Ford perfume for the man in charge
The big boss needs confidence, and in terms of cologne, he needs to market as smart and sophisticated as he is. (Or, as he believes.) OmbrÃ© leather plays its name with an imposing leather base, rounded by vetiver and widened by patchouli.
The best unisex perfume Tom Ford
Metallic is vastly underestimated in the Tom Ford line, especially as a men’s fragrance. It blends floral notes with crunchy bergamot, spicy pink pepper and a strong, creamy base of vanilla and sandalwood. It is one of the most “classic” perfumes of the brand in terms of hold, with a universally pleasant cast (and unisex in addition). I think people expect all Tom Ford perfumes to scream and scream, but this one plays by the rules and gets perfect marks for it.
The best Tom Ford perfume for a date
Let’s say at the outset that you wouldn’t want to slam that on a summer morning: it’s a fat fragrance, with edible spices and citrus supported by a woody base. But the good evening, when you want to smell good? It might just be the thing.
The best Tom Ford perfume for new wearers
Although relatively strong by industry standards, this eponymous men’s fragrance is one of the lightest garments in the Tom Ford collection. It leans playful and springy thanks to its citrus and spice accords, but is terrific for a lively hold thanks to an amber and woody base. It’s a great scent to embark on the Tom Ford journey with, and at a more affordable price.
The best feminine perfume Tom Ford
Gender in the scent is a complicated question, but this one is definitely feminine, with powdery floral and musky notes. But in the age of painted nails and men’s skirts, any man could pull it off, this is the perfect scent for the new masculinity.