Tom Ford Rose de Amafali Eau de Parfum is mostly a sweet, somewhat jammy rose paired with creamy almond and soft, powdery undertones. There were short-lived citrus notes in the opening, but after the first half hour or so, there were very minor shifts through the remainder of the perfume’s wear.
It is described as a “discreetly sensual rose” that is “kissed by Italian bergamot” and includes “heliotrope.” These are the notes:
- top notes: pink pepper, Indian mandarin, Italian bergamot
- heart notes: rose
- base notes: heliotrope, almond
It opened with spicy bergamot, slightly bitter and fragrant with citrus, with soft rose over subtly-sweet mandarin. The citrus didn’t linger for long, almost wholly consumed by sweet rose and the beginnings of creamy almond with a powdery facet. Over the first 20 minutes, there were whispers of citrus sweetness against the rose blooms, almost keeping the rose from becoming jammy.
The soft, velvety rose turned more jam-like as the citrus waned and seemed entirely dissipated by the hour-mark. The rose melted into the almond and heliotrope, which gave the perfume more body, some creaminess, and a little powderiness. By the fifth hour, the rose was more of a whisper of a powdery, sweet almond base.
For testing, I used two sprays to the underside and topside of my wrist area on my left arm. I used an unscented moisturizer prior to applying the scent as this is also my swatching arm (aka, incredibly parched at any given moment) as I found scent did not hold well here otherwise.
It lasted for eight hours until it was a skin-scent and about 14 hours before it was quite difficult to detect on my skin. The sillage and projection were light-to-moderate and drew closer to my body within two hours of application.
This perfume had less nuances compared to some of Tom Ford’s other rose-inspired perfumes, so it was less up my alley as a result. I also prefer more of an aromatic green note paired with my rose, rather than a jammy rose–so Rose Prick or Rose de Russie are ones I’d reach for ahead of this one myself.
- 50ml for $270