Med Degree: Tom Ford, Neroli Portofino

The other day, I was in John Lewis and made a new friend at the Tom Ford counter.

I mean, this guy was really awesome...

he's was an LA native in a killer suit

with some sweet specs.

We discovered we had parallel lives as expats flopping between London & Paris,

got slightly emotional about the merits of dry oils,

& held each other as we confessed our desperation for sunshine.

Ok, now I'm exaggerating...

but one thing that happened for sure

was that I fell head over heels for

Tom Ford's Neroli Portofino line.

The least provocative ad for Neroli Portofino one can find.

This stuff is the real deal.

It's such a steady scent of fresh notes of the Mediterranean

wrapped in a luxe essence that only Tom Ford could master.

It's the perfect fresh scent to get you ready to prance around a resort,

get you in the zone for a ladies lunch over mimosas,

or to accompany you on a night of mingling

on a Southern Italian terrace.

{Yes, I reside in a constant mental state of fairy tales...

but it's much prettier there & way more fun.}

The luxe range is killer expensive

with a 3.4 oz bottle of perfume costing $265.

{The real winners of the line, IMO, are the parfume & body splash.}

But as the line is gender neutral,

if you can get your partner on board with how great it is...

you could possibly justify the splurge as a "joint purchase."

Neroli Portofino, Tom Ford: Shower Gel | Private Blend Bar Soap $35 | Candle $85

50 ml Parfum $265 | Moisturizer $65 | Body Splash $70

Until I can convince Tyler to join in on the splurge,

I'll be enjoying the free samples my new friend sent home with me...

and dreaming of that future evening on the Mediterranean

dressed in a gauzy, white dress, 

oversized sapphires,


 Neroli Portofino.

Do you have Neroli Portofino? 

Have you found it has increased your presence at Italian soirees & resorts?