Is it even a Tom Ford fragrance if it doesn't cause some kind of stir?
The American designer has been known to court controversy when it comes to his campaigns, from a totally starkers dude for his gloriously raunchy M7 while still at Yves Saint Laurent to his more recent posters that involved close-ups of nude women and men with strategically placed bottles – it's like the man deliberately tries to stir the pots of a pearl-clutching public.
And his latest release is no different, by name if not in the same kind of blatant imagery.
Well F--- me
F---ing Fabulous – the newest fragrance from the provocateur – has finally reached Australia, hitting the shelves of Harrolds and selected David Jones stores in time for Christmas. Or you could grab a bottle for the weekend if you're feeling fancy and have a spare $460 for a 50ml bottle in the back burner.
The limited edition release was launched at his Spring/Summer 2018 collection in September, and the unisex fragrance has been dubbed a masterpiece by editors and fans alike.
Much like anything that Ford has turned his hand to – fashion, filmmaking, coffee table books – Ford's turn as a perfumer has proven to be a success. Sure, F---ing Fabulous isn't for everyone (mainly because only a limited number of bottles will be available) but it is another notch on the belt for a man who has plenty to be proud of.
Reading the notes
While the author hasn't had a chance to take a whiff himself, the olfactory experience promises an interesting addition to the Private Blend collection: powdery and soft notes of bitter almond, orris root, and tonka are sharpened by clary sage and lavender before the punch of leather and amber settles in during the drydown.
Heady stuff, and one guaranteed to garner some complimentary head-turns while you're wearing.
Now, to get your hands on a f---ing bottle.