Tom Ford Black Orchid
Tom Ford is never one to shy away from sexual overtones (see his controversial 2004 Gucci ad featuring model Carmen Kass with a G shaved into her nether hair), and when he introduced Black Orchid in 2006, rumour had it he wanted it to smell “like a man’s crotch.” “I like human smell. It’s what makes us attracted to each other,” Ford told New York Magazine. As if anticipating today’s gender-fluid mood, Ford chose the orchid as the star note because it’s one of the few blooms that can be male or female. “For me, it’s really the perfect flower,” he said.
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