This fragrance was quite a disappointment for me. At these prices, I was expecting something much more refined, original and daring. Although no smoke/tobacco/leather note is mentioned in the olfactory palette, smokey leather is all I get from Tom Ford Extreme. In my personal case, the longevity is ridiculously short too. If I wanted a more sophisticated rubbery/smokey leather fragrance with a reasonable staying power, I should go for XIII La treizième heure by Cartier. Tom Ford's Noir de noir and Tobacco vanille are much more interesting in my humble opinion. They are still outrageously pricey but they have much more personality.
Tom Ford Extreme by Tom Ford, 2007
Rated #680 in Fragrances
Tom Ford Japon Noir on oriental steroids! I can't see people's comparison with Black Orchid. It's much too dark, broody, not sweet enough and herbal for that. Japon Noir however, I can see a faint image of that in TF Extreme. The last part of the drydown is similar to the heart of Japon Noir, only less loud. TF Extreme: it's bitter, herbal, slightly sweet and definitely packs a punch. I like.
For me it smells like a men's version of Black Orchid - or Black Orchid for men. Not very unique and not extreme also. Longevity is average, around 6 hours in my skin. Projection and sillage are medium. It's a good fragrance, but if you expect something heavy and dark you'll get disappointed.
Manly, elegant, mature, complex, interwoven, balanced, powerful, sophisticated, mysterious, smoky, woody, a bit chocolaty, leathery, pricey, long lasting, lady killer.
Blew me away. Could easily be part of the private blend line. The Incense is very reminiscent of Amber Absolute but it's a bit lighter, and there's also some citrus notes in here as well. Longevity is superb, I get 8 hours at LEAST, and then some! The great thing about this also is the versatility; you can easily wear this to work or on a date, in the summer or winter, spring or fall...To me this is one of my new fav. fragrances and will probably become my next signature scent. It's a little mature for me being in my 20s, but I don't care; I love it...and the "mature" part is really only in the opening. Also I just have to add that this is the exact opposite of a "linear" scent; it is a magical beast that changes form constantly as you wear it. Each phase of this is totally wonderful. Only downside? Price -- if you can pick this up on discount, do not hesitate; just get it! I don't think I would pay retail for it just because it only comes in a 1.7oz bottle; they should at least offer a 3.4oz if they're going to charge that much for it.
Very floral and heavy on the incense notes. Strong initial projection and descent into the dry down with good longevity. Overall nice fragrance but no redeeming masculine features in my opinion. Seemed to wear well on a female friend so as a unisex it's thumbs down, as a female scent thumbs up, hence neutral rating.
And a resounding "meh" was heard across the Milky Way. This fragrance seems to have a little bit of everything. It's a little woody, and fruity, and incensy, a little spicy, and maybe kitchen-sinky. Now, to make sure everything plays nice together, a liberal schmear of iso e super is used. I have nothing against the super, in fact, I love Grey Vetiver and that stuff is loaded with it, but it just doesn't work for me in TFE. Maybe I'm wrong, and it's very likely that I am, but I feel that the iso e super is being used to take a rich oriental and make it totally mainstream. I'm going to stop trying to sound like I know what I'm talking about now and just leave you with a neutral.
Having tested both Tom Ford for Men and Tom Ford Extreme, I'm going to commit heresy here and say I like TFM better. What's the problem with Extreme? As the Emperor said to Mozart: "Too many notes, my dear Wolfgang, too many notes." Extreme reminds me of an acquaintance who accosts you at a party, name drops for a few minutes while you can't get a word in edgeways, and wanders off when he spots someone more important. It's just too much about the scent and not about you. My favorite scents are good companions. They are a dialogue. They comfort, boost confidence, intrigue, amuse, flatter, challenge, argue, introduce me to others, bring out parts of myself I don't always notice, take me places I wouldn't go on my own. They reveal new things over hours, days, weeks, decades. Extreme is interesting but it demands all the attention. To appreciate it, you have to pay close attention and before you really grasp it, it's gone away. What I like about other Tom Fords is that they open vistas. Hey, take a look at this, they say, you've never seen anything like it, right? What do you think? Extreme is much more claustrophobic. It lives in a posh place but you keep looking at your watch, wondering when you can go home. I'll give it another try at some point but won't be adding it to my list of friends for now.
Got this in the mail and it was a major let down. I bought it based upon the reviews here, but I guess, as they say, there is no accounting for taste. Americans close to pop culture will understand when I describe this scent as "cheesy", in the vein of a mid-90's brand like Drakkar Noir or Safari. In my mind, this low-budg smell is not worth the exorbitant price tag.
Rich, I sensed cinnamon in the top, leather in the mid, with a sweet base (patchouli?). Excellent blend, and the scent is intoxicazting, but for the high price, one would expect it to last much longer (3-4 hours on me).
Tom Ford Extreme by Tom Ford, 2007
By: Tom Ford
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