Can’t Resist: Tom Ford, Velvet Orchid

“Your perfume is your message, your scented slogan” ~Maurice Roucel

I concur.

Each one of us has a go-to scent, a favourite signature aura. The millions of perfumes out there offer every possible note combination to tickle our senses. Whilst I have my own ultimate beloved perfume I am forever buying new ones. I do finish the bottles pretty quickly as I tend to administer a few sprays every few hours. I even apply it before bed!

Perfume is one of my guilty pleasures and my latest is Velvet Orchid by Tom Ford.


It goes without saying that the product oozes class with its luxurious sleek design and deep purple hue. The full Tom Ford range gushes opulence. But it’s the pheromone which imprints a captivating, seductive emotion. It synchronises power, romance, and femininity and can be described as being lavished with cool citrus, dramatic petals, honey, and rum. Now, what’s not to love about that?!

Perfume is a big part of my life, essential for many reasons but why do we love it so much?


It’s an enabler. A few sprays of our personal wonder nectar can completely transform how we feel inside resulting in confidence, feeling larger than life and hey presto we are ready to tackle the world.


Whilst we may have a favourite perfume, we can select to wear different ones depending on our mood. For example, when I go to bed I like to wear a softer perfume compared to a more subtle fragrance in the day. And if my positive pants have fallen off and I’m being a bit of a sourpuss I am not going to select an energetic scent.


Certain smells can awaken memories, arouse feelings or stir the emotions. One simple sniff can transport us into a nostalgic timewarp, make us feel happy or even powerful.


There are stores which offer services to make your own fragrance, an opportunity to develop a majestic scent for personal style, sophistication, and exclusivity. How wonderful to have an intimate, distinctive essence!

Do you have a favourite perfume? How does it make you feel?

N x

So hey you, yes you…I want to thank you for reading my post. Whether you’ve stuck around since the beginning of my journey or whether you’re new to my blog, thank you for reading and supporting. I genuinely appreciate it.


  1. Rachael
    January 31, 2018 / 12:39 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous perfume one of my favs along with black orchid and neroli portifino never leave home without one of them 3

    • niccimcshane
      January 31, 2018 / 12:53 pm

      Me too it’s definitely a new favourite! Great minds think alike!!

  2. January 31, 2018 / 4:22 pm

    This has been one of my favourites evening perfumes for a really long time. You will definitely get noticed while wearing this.

    • niccimcshane
      January 31, 2018 / 4:23 pm

      Oh I’m always up for being noticed 😀 it’s such a beautiful scent!

  3. February 14, 2018 / 7:40 pm

    My all time favorite is TF Tobacco Vanilla 🙂 But all TF fragrances are amazing!!!

    • niccimcshane
      February 14, 2018 / 8:09 pm

      I like that one too! I have so many TF faves, in fact I want them all!!

      • February 14, 2018 / 8:11 pm

        I am using Tobacco Vanille since January 2015 – 3 years already 😂, I can’t change it to anything else (I mean anything that is not TF) LOL

        • niccimcshane
          February 14, 2018 / 8:24 pm

          Haha I know the feeling!!! I’m with you now on the velvet orchid!!!

  4. March 2, 2018 / 8:38 am

    Yes, yes, yes!
    Tom Ford Black Orchid is my absolute favourite! I’m wearing it right now 🙂 It’s so intriguing – it has so many different scents and the dry down is so warming, I love it!
    I also looove Santal Blush – that’s beautiful. 🙂 xxx

    • niccimcshane
      March 2, 2018 / 8:39 am

      Oh I’ve not smelt Santal Blush! I MUST head out to try! Any excuse to go shopping 😂🙌🏼xxx

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Looking for Something?