Tom Ford

When Tom Ford's name comes to mind, you can immediately think of the fashion designer who successfully tried his hand at the movies. What you may not know about this multi-talented designer is that it is also a powerhouse in the fragrance market, offering more than 40 feminine, male and unisex essences. After his formal training in architecture at the Parsons School of Design, Tom Ford traveled to Europe to do an internship at the fashion design house Chloe. A year later, he accepted a position in Perry Ellis's European division, but was influenced by an offer to work for the fashion house Gucci, which at the time was bankrupt. In 1992, just two years after he accepted a position in Gucci's pr't-a-porter division, Tom Ford was named creative director of the brand and was extremely instrumental in helping the company experience massive financial growth and acquisition by Yves Saint Laurent fashion house. During his time at Gucci, he created several successful fragrance campaigns for Yves Saint Laurent's M7 and Opium fragrances. In 2005, Tom Ford branched out with his own eponymous design label. A year later, she launched her brand's first feminine fragrance, Black Orchid. Throughout his solo career, Tom Ford has realized the continued success with numerous scents of men and women. Its wildly popular unisex aromas, such as Arabian Wood and Bois Rouge, also testify to the designer's versatility and innate ability to help women and men better express their personal style.