Tom Ford Sahara Noir Eau de Parfum

Holy Familiar Fragrances, Batman! It’s Tom Ford’s Sahara Noir Eau de Parfum

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Tom Ford Sahara Noir Eau de Parfum

Tom Ford’s Sahara Noir Eau de Parfum

Another one it took me a while to figure out! I couldn’t place where I’d sniffed Tom Ford’s new Sahara Noir Eau de Parfum before, but then my Basset hound-ian sense of smell kicked in…

Catholic midnight mass on Christmas Eve. (The first time I wore it, El Hub said, “You smell like church.”)


Fo’ reals!

Frankincense (hello, of three gifts fame), a desert resin, dominates the scent, and during midnight mass, there’s a part of the service where they burn an incense with the exact. same. note.

I was curious about the fragrance from the start, but I wasn’t sure I liked it. It’s quite heavy and spicy (I also detect strong notes of clove). In fact, although it’s billed as a women’s fragrance, I think it could easily be worn by a dude.

Tom Ford Sahara Noir Eau de Parfum


But the more time I’ve spent with it, the deeper I’ve fallen in love. It’s kind of warm and comforting, and I can’t recall ever wearing anything quite like it before.

“Tom Ford presents his new fragrance inspired by the mystery and luxury of the Middle East. Evoking the untamed beauty of the land, Sahara Noir is Tom Ford’s ode to the enchanting power of one of that land’s most treasured ingredients: frankincense, a precious desert resin.”


Best of all, it doesn’t give me a headache, which happens sometimes with other heavy, spicy scents.

If you swear by light, feminine, floral fragrances, this probably isn’t going to light your fire (but it’s worth a sniff to satisfy your curiosity). Of course, if you like a lot of deep, rich unisex scents with heavy resin and spice notes, check it out.

A 1.7-ounce bottle of Sahara Noir costs a whopping $150. It’s available now at Neiman Marcus stores and


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  1. Chris25 says:

    I like rich scents. I think if you went easy on the spritzing, this would be a good winter fragrance.

  2. hanna says:

    This seems really nice. I’m loving the bottle.
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  3. Allison says:

    It sounds perfect for MOI! I love those big heavy spicy Orientals <3 I recently started wearing Frederick Malle's Musc Ravageur (a whopping $170 for the small size at Barney's) because I adored it on my colorist who had switched to it from Tom Ford's Black Orchid. So, I will be trying this new one in-store soon 🙂
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  4. Gowthami says:

    Sounds great!! LOve the packaging ^_^
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  5. It’s a very distinct scent for sure, and the bottle is so paired down and beautiful! Xx

  6. Nadine N says:

    I love this fragrance too! I have Black Orchid by Tom Ford – and it’s funny because a male friend of mine was wearing and introduced me to it. Like you said for this one, seems like a male scent.

    These scents are too perfect for the holiday season! They are great winter time scents, or to be bold in the summer time. Your scent is an extension of your style!

    Love it.

  7. Shannon says:

    maaaaan, this sounds AWESOME. Want! Though I DON’T want the $150 price tag. sigh.

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