Wearing This Cult-Loved Perfume Brand Practically Guarantees Compliments


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While some designer labels boast one (okay, maybe two) iconic fragrances, Tom Ford arguably has at least five times that number. Black Orchid, Fucking Fabulous, Oud Wood, Tobacco Wood… The brand has debuted one timeless and covetable fragrance after another, and each was welcomed with a steeper and steeper upward slope of appreciation. 

As beauty editors, we've always held a special appreciation for the fashion designer's well-versed selection of collectible beauty items, but our appreciation doesn't stop at Ford's cult-loved bronzers or lash-extending mascaras. Tom Ford perfumes are some of the most highly sought-after and beloved fragrances in the industry, and if you own one (or more), you likely already know the enchanting spell they cast on those around you. If you wear one of Tom Ford's bewitching scents, you will get compliments and questions—it just comes with the territory.

There's no such thing as one "best" perfume. We're all unique human beings with entirely different tastes and preferences when it comes to scent. But we'd be remiss not to pay our respects to the most popular, fastest-selling perfumes from Ford. Below, we're sharing the 10 best Tom Ford perfumes to try in the order in which they appear on the brand's best-sellers page. Looking for your new fragrance infatuation? Keep scrolling—you've come to the right place. 

#10: Tom Ford Eau de Soleil Blanc

#9: Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

#8: Tom Ford Métallique

#7: Tom Ford Tuscan Leather

#6: Tom Ford Lost Cherry

#5: Tom Ford Rose Prick

#4 Tom Ford Ombré Leather

#3: Tom Ford Black Orchid

#2: Tom Ford Oud Wood

#1 Tom Ford Fucking Fabulous

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This article was originally published at an earlier date and has been updated. Up Next: From Gucci to Dior, Designer Perfumes Are Making a Comeback—Here's Our Guide

Beauty Director

Erin has been writing a mix of beauty and wellness content for Who What Wear for over four years. Prior to that, she spent two and half years writing for Byrdie. She now calls Santa Monica home but grew up in Minnetonka, Minnesota, and studied writing, rhetoric, and communication at University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. She studied abroad in Galway, Ireland, and spent a summer in L.A. interning with the Byrdie and Who What Wear family. After graduating from UW, she spent one year in San Francisco, where she worked as a writer for Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen before moving down to L.A. to begin her career as a beauty editor. She considers her day-to-day beauty aesthetic very low-maintenance and relies on staples like clear brow serum (from Kimiko!), Lawless's Lip Plumping Mask in Cherry Vanilla, and an eyelash curler. For special occasions or days when she's taking more meetings or has an event, she'll wear anything and everything from Charlotte Tilbury (the foundations are game-changing), some shimmer on her lids (Stila and Róen do it best), and a few coats of the best mascara-type product on earth, Surratt's Noir Lash Tint.