Last year, Tom Ford sent out his new fragrance Fucking Fabulous along with the invitations to his Spring 2018 fashion show. It launched with a bang and immediately went viral but retailers grappled with its potty-mouthed moniker. A U.K. airport had the word “Fucking” crossed out on the bottle. A Saks Fifth Avenue in Houston, Texas, was said to have it on full display but a Neiman Marcus in the same city had a bottle hidden behind the counter with a sticker over the expletive. But how did the name even come to be? John Demsey, the executive group president of Estee Lauder Companies which owns Tom Ford, told the story of how the designer came up with the name. Ford said the word “fucking” helped describe the scent of his new fragrance.
And it looks like the description resonated, because Ford released more Fucking Fabulous products yesterday. There’s All Over Body Spray that can be layered on top of the Eau de Parfum to add a second dimension to the scent, an ultra sensual blend of rich leather and tonka bean, refreshing clary sage, powdery orris root, sweet vanilla and bitter almond. For true lovers of the scent, you can now take your obsession one step further with a Fucking Fabulous candle.
To round out the collection, which is also available as a gift set on the company’s website, there’s the official Fucking Fabulous Lip Colour: a flaming red with a high shine finish courtesy of soja seed extract, Brazilian murumuru butter and chamomila flower in the formula. And in true Tom Ford style, it’s all in sleek, limited edition matte black packaging.
You might be wondering: was there ever any push back about the name of the Fucking Fabulous scent? Well, to put your curiosities at bay, a publicist at Tom Ford Beauty once said the name was “100% a Tom decision. We don’t negotiate with Tom Ford.”
Browse through the new editions to Tom Ford’s Fucking Fabulous collection below.