Sunday, November 20, 2011

Chanel Stupendous vs. Tom Ford Silvered Topaz


Here is Chanel Stupendous (from the Soho Collection last year) compared to Tom Ford Silvered Topaz. They are not identical dupes but very similar. I prefer the Chanel to the Tom Ford by far. I had thought Stupendous was a limited edition quad, but I just checked Nordstrom.com and it still shows up available for purchase. Swatches side by side:



  • Tom Ford Silvered Topaz: $75 for .35 oz/10 g, made in Italy = $7.50 per gram
  • Chanel Stupendous: $57 for .24 oz/6.8 g, made in France = $8.83 per gram

Even though the price per oz/g is more for the Chanel, I think it's more justifiable at $57, plus I think the overall finish and quality of the Chanel looks better on my skin. Don't let my reservations about Tom Ford Silvered Topaz stop you though. I still highly recommend that you check out the line in person if you can. If you can get to the Beverly Hills area, Neiman Marcus is the ideal place to shop for Tom Ford because they have Edward Bess and Le Metier among a number of other fabulous brands. Also Dolce & Gabbana is next door at Saks, not to mention all the goodies at Barneys like Koh Gen Do, L'Artisan, Serge Lutens, Le Labo, Byredo etc.

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13 comments:

  1. Thanks for doing the comparison swatches, Sabrina, and for the information about the current availability of Chanel's Stupendous quad. I refrained from buying it last year when the SoHo collection launched, but decided to take the plunge since it's still for sale at Nordstrom.

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  2. Wow! Those are insanely similar. I like the Ford one better! The brown looks dreamy!

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  3. WOW! They are so similar!
    But I like Chanel better! I love Chanel stuff! <3
    Have a nice day :)

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  4. Great comparison! They are so so similar. Definitely a Chanel girl. Though I always love the Tom Ford packaging!

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  5. Thank you for comparing these two. I think I will go for the TF x

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  6. They are so similar! In the pan they look pretty much identical haha that's so crazy. I think I prefer the Tom Ford, the taupey colour looks absolutely gorgeous!!

    Hannah

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  7. I somehow missed Chanel Stupendous - I just bought it @ Nordstrom website!

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  8. Ugh - I need to stop by Beverly Hills next time I'm in SoCal. I wish we had EB here. I'll need to investigate Neiman Marcus here in SF to see if they have any of the Tom Ford cosmetics.


    Ooh, I'm tempted to order that Chanel palette online. I do love the finishes of their shadows!

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  9. Both are quite pretty and I'm not sure which of the palettes I like better. Chanel looks clean and wearable, while the colors in the Tom Ford look a bit more complex.

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  10. Ooh thanks very much for this helpful comparison! Now I don't feel bad about skipping the Tom Ford as I do have Stupendous :)

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  11. Will you be doing a review of any more Tom Ford lipsticks?

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  12. omg they are both so lovely! I think I lean towards the TF one though.

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