Vert Boheme was recently reintroduced by Tom Ford for his Private Collection to showcase classic green notes in perfumery, and let me tell you, Vert Boheme is as green as they come. Out of the four from this new series, I was attracted to Vert Boheme for one shallow reason only: La Boheme is one of my favorite musical pieces of all time. When I realized I had a sample of this from my pile, I grabbed and go.
I think I have been vocal about my love of Tom Ford perfumes, and this one is no exception. However, this would be on the bottom of my TF want list. There’s not much complexity in Vert Boheme – just a galvanizing grand dose of galbanum. I googled galbanum because I wasn’t exactlu syre what it was: “Galbanum is an aromatic gum resin and a product of certain umbelliferous Persian plant species in the genus Ferula, chiefly Ferula gummosa and Ferula rubricaulis., ” and that’s per Wikipedia. Tom Ford’s notes say there is magnolia, and okay, I guess I kinda get a faint hint of it. This perfume certainly is very aromatic – I get some doses of mint in the middle notes. Vert Boheme is pretty mild compared to his other creations, but I still like it. I wore it over shorts and T-shirt and felt overdressed, owing to the scent’s elegance. A mild want.