Whether we directly acknowledge it or not, scent has the power to shape how people see and react to us. Knowing this, many have made colognes and perfumes that provide an experience that hints towards deeper, fascinating complexity. Now a part of big business, colognes for men are a multi million dollar industry.
With so many different scents to choose from, finding the right one can be challenging. Considering this, we look at the Tom Ford, and their recently released Tom Ford Grey Vetiver For Men. How does this cologne measure up to the competition and can it stand up to the legacy of the brand that carries it’s name? Let’s take a moment to find out.
A creative director at Yves Saint Laurent and Gucci, Tom Ford would go on to create his very own line of clothing, accessories, and skincare/grooming in 2006. In less than a decade, he has managed to build his label and place it alongside some of the most recognizable names in high fashion. A practical businessman at heart, Tom Ford emphasized the importance of his products, often marketing them in a range of venues.
With a simple logo that is the opposite of flashy with its minimalist charm, Tom Ford emphasizes subtly. The Tom Ford Grey Vetiver is another product in his line that attempts to stress the subdued and indirect charm that makes his label so popular.
Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
Grey Vetiver delivers to customers a woody fragrance with notes of spice. Responsible for providing for you a warm and lingering scent, the profile is carefree and glamorous. Capable of being worn in any occasion, the notes of wood, spice, and citrus bring together a complex experience blended into the perfect mix. For best results, you may want to consider applying twice a day.
Similarly designed to other Tom Ford products, the Tom Ford Grey Vetiver bottle is toned down. Ribbing on the exterior of the glass bottle extends all around the sides. Its thin oval look highlights the label well while also making for easy storage. Where as the bottle is mostly light tan, the Tom Ford logo as well as the bottle cap are silver. A unique design for the cap, the bottle manages to stand out without making a show of it. Finally, the engraved logo in the silver panel is not highlighted, creating a subtle look.
Product Details & Ingredients
The shipping weight of the bottle is 8 ounces. It’s total size is 6 inches by 5 inches by 4 inches. It contains 1.6 oz. of cologne. The cologne also comes in several other sizes depending on your needs.
At $69.99 for a 1.7 fluid ounce size (at the time of writing), Tom Ford Grey Vetiver is on the more expensive side when it comes to top market cologne. Designed specifically for those who work to live a carefree lifestyle, the cologne is perfect year round. While you will be paying for the brand, you will also be paying for a product that is personally tested and approved by Tom Ford himself.
A full list of ingredients can be found on the bottle. Note that general ingredients included are citrus, wood, and a range of spices. Keep away from contact with the eyes. In addition, keep away from heat sources or flames. If skin is sensitive, then do not apply directly to the skin. If irritations develop, reduce frequency or consider discontinuing use.
Individuals familiar with the brand and those new to the brand both rated Tom Ford Grey Vetiver highly. With a solid 4 out of 5 star rating, individuals enjoyed the scent profile, the unique muskiness, and the effect it has on others. Definitely a masculine smell, people appreciate how it manages to be subtle. Issues with the cologne included those who did not like the price and the fact that it is a little too easy to apply too much and have an overpowering scent.
Pro & Cons
• Attractive scent
• Masculinizing profile
• Has longevity (4-6 hours)
• Unique and subtle experience
• Can be costly for some
• Overpowering when not applied correctly
• May cause skin irritation for a select few
Scent Longevity - 8.5/10
Sex Appeal - 7/10
Bottle Design - 7.5/10
Fragrance Quality - 8.5/10
Summary of Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
Similar to any other cologne out there, Tom Ford Grey Vetiver is not without its detractors. That being said, the product manages to stand up to the legacy of the brand and deliver on a unique, attractive scent that is impossible to replicate. If you are looking for a new cologne or want to give them a try, then consider Grey Vetiver.