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Tom Ford Extreme (2007)
by Tom Ford

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Tom Ford Extreme information

Year of Launch2007
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 244 votes)

People and companies

HouseTom Ford
PerfumerPierre Negrin
Creative DirectorTom Ford
Parent CompanyEstee Lauder Companies

About Tom Ford Extreme

Tom Ford Extreme is a shared / unisex perfume by Tom Ford. The scent was launched in 2007 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Pierre Negrin

Reviews of Tom Ford Extreme

Casting doubts upon
Thoughts that perfume's golden age
Ever really left,

For such dark beauty
Arrives not in dark ages
Though in dark scanner,

Rumors of rumors
Of the exaggeration
Of perfume's demise.
16th December, 2017
This is a fruity leather fragrance, but the leather is in the background, while notes of chocolate and truffle together with some woods create a scent that brings to mind modern gentlemen's clubs, or at least scents that people wear therein. The leading fruit note is an inviting dark plum, the sort one finds in rich plum cakes. While all of this is enthusing and well done, the problem is that the fragrance soon collapses on skin after two hours. The remnant is a standard woody amber that's very commonplace, and only half a notch above in quality compared to average mall scents. A hint of the earlier extravaganza does linger on, but it's too little and more of a consolation than an aftertaste.

Shows a lot of promise, but eventually underwhelming and disappointing. I also find Tom Ford Extreme to have close sillage that becomes more faint over the hours, and duration is about five hours which is sub par for its style. Among similar fragrances I find Plum Japonais a more interesting proposition since, unlike Tom Ford Extreme, Plum Japonais holds on well to its initial interesting accord of plum with woods and amber.

2.5/5
30th November, 2017
Some people complain about the name Vs the performances of this fragrance. Here “Extreme” is much more in the sense of "a character or kind farthest removed from the ordinary or average” to quote the dictionary. It's in its uniqueness and complexity that it perfectly deserves its name especially compared to TF for Men which is very conservative. It could have easily been in the Private Blend because of that, plus its ingredients as you can clearly notice their quality. But instead it's rather lost in between Ford's regular and higher end lines, even in price. And it's a shame.

Tom Ford Men Extreme is rich with incenses and quite leathery (On the verge of being rubbery). It's earthy but very, very smooth at the same time. It's somewhat boozy, masculine and with an important and fantastic combination of fungal black truffle, just a bit of caramel and a main purple fruits accord of plum and fig with its unique savory side. It's joined by lemon, violet and basil in the early stage to give a slightly brighter side to this dark fragrance. I believe it can be a loved one for fans of Amouage Jubilation 25, Varvatos Dark Rebel and John Varvatos or Olfactive Studio Chambre Noire.

This is a mature scent in my eye. It's a grown man one. It's cozy and inviting enough to be a "romantic" scent but also quite mature and serious so it can be a perfect business/office one as well.

Make sure to properly try this very underrated, misjudged and inadequately marketed fragrance! You could be among us lucky ones to fully enjoy this gem. One of my all time favorite.
11th November, 2017
Tom Ford, I have only a faint idea of his role in fashion, but I know very well that he is a gift he is to perfumery. His oversight of the collection that bears his name has presented us with now dozens of first grade perfumes, many completely original, others classical in style but built with a lot of care and high quality ingredients. If I had to limit myself to one collection, or if a rich friend wanted a recommendation, the Tom Ford line would be my pick without a shadow of a doubt, with the MFK line a distant second.

And this Extreme edition in the regular line is signature worthy for the accomplished businessman, an opulent yet conservative blend that is true to the note pyramid. Dark dried fruits over a collection of my favorite masculine notes with rum thrown it. There was always a danger that the notes would deliver something too dense, to heavy. Certainly the opening is just that. But there is enough counterbalance to open up the heavy, sweet and boozy notes after 45 minutes.

On the issue of longevity, what is clear is the regular 4 sprays that so many on Basenotes are fond of (in case they are identified as a fragrance wearer in a public space) will not cut it here. The reason is that the sprayer on this bottle delivers a 3rd of the volume of most sprays. So yes, you need 3 spritzes on the same spot to achieve a proper single spray. That skin scent that lingers will now project enough for this to be an excellent personal fragrance. Then you can sit back and enjoy this incredible fragrance's development.
22nd November, 2016
I give this a slight thumbs up. The positive.... the juice smells great. I find it to have a slight barbershop quality on my skin which is a good thing. It morphs into a light sweet skin scent that lasts around four hours with four sprays. The negative? Four sprays for four hours of longevity... and it's even called "Extreme". IF you can find it for a decent price then go for it.

Update 12/12/16
After multiple wearings I find this scent to be an absolute winner in all respects. This is a must have IMO. Enjoy!

Update 4/19/17 (For what it's worth....)
Yesterday I noticed that this juice is similar (80%-85% or so) to On El by Jesus del Pozo. It doesn't have the depth of Tom Ford nor the sillage but on initial spray and at the dry down these are similar to my nose.
15th November, 2016 (last edited: 20th April, 2017)
A smooth chocolate and leather with a touch of spices and woods. Pretty nice fragrance IMO. Like the caramel background in this. 7/10
16th October, 2016

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