Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Tom Ford Neroli Portofino





Few things are worse than when you impatiently wait for a Sephora order to come in just to be disappointed when it finally does arrive. Luckily, they have a great return policy but I wanted to give this scent from Tom Ford a review in case any of you are thinking of ordering it from somewhere that isn't as kind when it comes to returns.

Neroli Portofino is described as "Vibrant. Sparkling. Transportive. To Tom Ford, this scent perfectly captures the cool breezes, sparkling clear water, and lush foliage of the Italian Rivera." I agree, this scent screams summer with notes of Tunisian Neroli, Italian Bergamot, Sicilian Lemon, Winter Yellow Mandarin, Orange Flower, Lavender, Rosemary, Amber. I fell in love with the first spray but found myself needing to reapply it by the time I made the 45 minute commute to work. Seriously? I wasn't expecting it to stay all day (generally aquatic type scents aren't the most lasting) but at this price point I was at least hoping it would survive my morning commute.

Fast forward a week and I purchased both the shower gel and the lotion in an attempt to layer the scent so it lasts. The smell is identical across the line as is the quick fading. The shower gel is drying which makes the need for lotion even greater. The lotion is moisturizing but not as much as I would like it to be and the drying of the shower gel doesn't help it one bit.

The scent and the packing are beautiful but thats about all this line has going for it. I end up going through a large amount of product just to keep the scent throughout the day. It is far too overpriced for the quality. I'm not one to just return products I don't like at first but it is just too much money to go to waste and I will be returning the whole line.


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