Flesh. Petals. Thorns. Tom Ford Rose Prick.

The rose and its ever enduring allure has been a pillar of fragrance creation throughout the ages. Historically its reputation has been one of virtue and innocence, and to be completely honest its always felt rather chaste. Well, that was the case until Tom Ford had his wicked way with it… 

Inspired by Tom Fords private rose garden; which has us conjuring up visions of a gloriously sensual and not-so-biblical vision of the Garden of Eden, his latest fragrance ROSE PRICK takes notes from an abundant and aromatic bouquet of roses featuring Rose de Mai, Turkish and Bulgarian Rose. 

The tactile pink matte-glass vessel and slightly naughty play-on-words name ensures this provocative little beauty will catch the eye of passers-by. It certainly sits pretty on the shelf. 

The scent itself is sharp, arresting and alluring. And not at all what you would expect from the demure Rose. Its layered and complex, just like the many petals and layers of a rose. Suggestive and seductive, Tom Ford has transitioned the fair beauty of the rose into an evocative grow-up and seductive scent. 

Rose Prick. A rose by any other name wouldn’t be Tom Ford.

Available at Smith & Caughey’s Auckland, David Jones Wellington & Ballantynes Christchurch

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