Quite a class act, really (really!) similar to several niche scents playing the “dark spicy-patchouli card”. The thickness, the dark refinement, the velvety texture, it’s quite all there. And apparently, back then the “extreme” flanker of a fragrance still had some meaning: this smells in fact clearly connected to Armani Attitude, but as you may expect, drifting towards a darker, bolder version of it. The key notes – patchouli and dusty amber - are still there, but they’re just all “amplified” and made denser and gloomier, mostly thanks to a clever use of spices, something “nutty” I can’t detect more precisely (slightly balmy, like the balmy woody notes used in Escada Magnetism for Men) and a louder presence of musk. Attitude was smoother and smokier, this is richer, more “challenging” in a way, but also more sophisticated for me – just in a darker way, less versatile, less office-safe, maybe a bit harder to pull off. The “night” version of Attitude, shortly, made to please that “night” crowd instead of coworkers and daytime contacts. A sort of more mainstream version of Donna Karan Black Cashmere and similar fragrances, even with a touch of Norma Kamali’s metallic incense, and somehow “Lutensian” too thanks to something resinous and thick resembling to fir balsam, and to that balmy-nutty note. Crap longevity with a nearly-only ambery drydown, but worthy a try.
An Alluring Oriental!It smells more Deep,Elegant and Irresistible than
predecessor Version and also has a Strong Character than it.Definitely a Lovely Winter scent. In other words Spicy,Powerful,Sophisticated,Seductive, Ultra Masculine and Full of Style.
In the Begining A Impetuous and spicy mix of manly notes like Coffe encompasses My nose and Then Emerged an Romantic and Charming note with a Special Warmth of Patchouli and Amber as it is intoxicating all Senses.This Mixture Creative a fragrance for a Strong man who want to be noticed.
This ARMANI EDT is Great for Special Occasions and Intimate moments.I get so many Compliments by it however i bought it new.It Makes you Feel that you want to Inhale it All Night.Without Doubt this is Reserved for a Bold Chaeacter.
Longevity?+6 hours on my skin.
This would have to be the biggest piece of garbage I have in my collection but nowhere near the cheapest. I paid about $100 for this as a blind buy when I was on holidays and drunk. Worst $100 I ever spent!!!! This stuff is just trash, way too powdery. Powdery powdery powdery! Enough said!!
Smooth and creamy all the way: from the fresh-ish citrus that is counterbalanced nicely with a soft but confident cardamom, through the coffee-ambery drydown, to the very pleasant patchouli base. The base also has a wood note, and the patchouli is very round and smooth. Whilst silage and projection are good, the longevity is astounding at over eleven hours. Not a complex scent, not many ingredients and a mildy palpable synthetic undertone, but overall well done, and performing excellently. Sometimes simplicity can be convincing.
A bold and powdery opening, settling into smooth and citrusy charm that will jar memories years down the road.
Not a "classic", but a different tangent to the masculine bell curve of conformity.
The bottle is pretty snazz too.
Really surprised by the negative reviews on Armani Attitude Extreme. To my nose this is better than Code and has a more masculine presence. I also prefer this over the original Attitude which has horrible longevity and overall was inferior in smell. Makes for a great professional work fragrance, going out fragrance, or close quarters fragrance. It's not going to overpower, but has enough projection to get noticed. It also has much better longevity than the original. The only downside is that this is discontinued and prices seem to be going quite high for even the smaller bottle. Not sure if it's full bottle worthy so I'm giving it a neutral.
04th January, 2013 (last edited: 29th January, 2013)