Clone Formula: Neroli Portofino by Tom Ford

Neroli Portofino is a very popular modern take on the classic cologne. Neroli is used in a vast number of men’s fragrances as a basic note, and in women’s fragrances often as an accent. In traces or overdose it is exceedingly beautiful.

This formula takes the Tom Ford iteration of a cologne and ramps it up for a truly extraordinary scent. This is a very expensive version of Neroli Portofino. As you will see it really does revolve around a base of musks and an overdose of natural orange blossom ingredients.

This formula based off GCMS data, insider knowledge, and my own additions (mainly to add a few modern touches of great beauty). You will see that it includes very high amounts of various naturals and so I have included links or suggestions to alternatives if you want to make a lower cost version (that will be closer to what Tom Ford sells as the amount of naturals I use is prohibitive for a department store fragrance). For a truly elegant, luxurious, and “private label” type fragrance, I recommend using all of the ingredients as listed.

For more information and to buy the formula for Tom Ford’s Neroli Portofino, go here:

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Frank Saunders
1 year ago

I am having trouble with the Patreon link. I can’t get it to acknowledge my account with you.

Frank Saunders
1 year ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

Thanks!!! Can’t wait to mix it up!

Guido
Guido
1 year ago

Hi Jamie,
Are the shipping & handling and customs declaration costs expensive when ordering products from e.g. Perfumers Supply or Creating Perfume for overseas countries (Europe)? When I want to order 300-400 $ of stuff from Perfumers Supply house what’ll I pay extra approximately?
Best regards,
Guido

Florian
Florian
1 year ago
Reply to  Guido

Thats different dir every country. Here in Germany its when you buy stuff for 22-150€ u have to pay 16% taxes for importing.
Ans perfumer suppy House wants 41dollar for shipping to germany.
Over 150€ you have to pay extra taxes but thats different for every product

Guido
Guido
1 year ago
Reply to  Florian

Thanks Florian,
Clear..that’s the only disadvantage Pellwall or Hexapus have: they have a big stock but not everything you need, so we are bound to order the missing chemicals/oils overseas unfortunately.
But I’ll guess its worth it!
This would be my first time ordering large quantities of fragrance supplies overseas.

Florian
Florian
1 year ago
Reply to  Guido

It will be my first purchase overseas too.
Need some things for the Green Irish Tweed and Neroli Portofino (Made this with some replacements earlier but want to make it 100% Like Jamie Made it) and Terre d’Hermes.
Will use Perfumers Supply House and PerfumersWorld.

Florian
Florian
1 year ago

What do you think about Lyral or Lilial as a replacement for Lilyflore?

Sascha
Sascha
8 months ago
Reply to  Florian

Well, in the meantime you probably might have Lilyflore… – If not: I‘d recommend Mayol instead. Both share a subtle creamyness (almost a bit coconut) – Lyral/Lilial don‘t have this facet.

(Only my thoughts.)

Florian
Florian
7 months ago
Reply to  Sascha

Thanks for the tips
I still dont have lilyflore unfortunately
But i agree, Mayol is a really nice chemical. I will try it next time with it

Sascha
Sascha
7 months ago
Reply to  Florian

When I read your question about replacing Lilyflore against Lilial or Lyral, my immediate thought indeed was “Mayol!”, but I was a bit unsure about to reply to your comment. I’m by no means an expert for blending and creating formulas. I just did a side-by-side comparison of Lilyflore and Mayol yesterday to ensure myself. Yes, they are close scent-wise to my nose. Nevertheless, I’d like to point out some differences: Lilyflore is probably more intense/powerful than Mayol. It is often used in smaller amounts compared to Mayol. Also Lilyflore shows more creamyness or lactonic nuances and that’s probably the… Read more »

Florian
Florian
1 year ago

I post this Question here because its a fresh scent:
I really like Prada L’homme
Do you know this scent and maybe got a formula that goes into this direction?

Florian
Florian
1 year ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

Okay i understand, liking is different with every person and thats good.
Whats about Creed Viking? You got 2 Creed inspired Formulas here, maybe you have something in that direction too?
Still waiting to test my mix of Green Irish Tweed out and cant wait!

Guido
Guido
1 year ago

Hi Jamie, if there is one scent that started my love for perfumes it would be vintage Kouros, followed by Antaeus by Chanel, Azzaro PH, Lagerfeld cologne and Egoïste by Chanel, It would be great if you post a clone formula of Kouros. Egoïste is here and I am sure it’s marvelous, I have to blend it soon when I have al the ingredients.

Joye
Joye
1 year ago

Both the material itself and your comments on it grabbed my attention and I’ve been searching ever since about Polvolide. PHS states: “NOTE- THIS PRODUCT IS DISCONTINUED. ONCE OUR STOCK IS DEPLETED WE CANNOT OFFER.”.
It’s that one of those cases that a pull the trigger and get as much I can afford in your opinion?

Paul Kiler
Paul Kiler
6 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

My Last knowledge on Polvolide is that even after a campaign of, “HEY! WE LOVE IT! DON’T STOP MAKING IT”, by myself, Kevin Verspoor, and maybe others, Soda relented for only a few months, and then permanently cancelled it. Maybe only a pile of money can get more made in the future at Soda. Don’t know, as I don’t have a pile of money to throw at it! LOL!

Alexander Dylan Thomas
Alexander Dylan Thomas
3 months ago

Hello Jamie, I was looking through your magnificent list of fragrance recreations and was wondering if you had ever thought of attempting to try your hand at Tom Ford’s Tuscan Leather? I just adore that scent and am certainly very interested to try it for myself! I am quite new to the hobby however, and would love a professional’s recipe to follow. Thanks again from a fellow antipodean!

Alexander Dylan Thomas
Alexander Dylan Thomas
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

I’m actually based in Patagonia at the moment, but I’m an Aussie, although I have spent a huge amount of time in the South Island NZ working as a mountain guide. I got into basic perfumery recently while down in Antarctica over the winter which is almost entirely devoid of smells! The ability to create scents was not only creatively satisfying, but it kept my olfactory abilities sharp during the long winter. I have smelled ombre leather and did really enjoy it, but I think it’s the raspberry note that attracts me so much to Tuscan leather… I suppose that… Read more »

Alexander Dylan Thomas
Alexander Dylan Thomas
3 months ago

Another really interesting scent would be Creed’s now discontinued Cuir de Russie, which is based on the smell of the Russian reindeer leather famously lost to history during the revolution. I have a pair of shoes made in a modern recreation of the leather and they have the most fantastic smokey birch tar aroma that is just sublime!

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