Yeah, they are somewhat alike. I thought the same thing when I picked up EPH a few months ago at Marshalls. I find TFFM smoother lighter and less powdery than EPH. Even the bottles look similar. I wonder if Tom Ford had seen / smelled Escada. Hmmmm
That being said I like both but I dont find myself reaching for EPH too often while I am almost out of my big bottle of TFFM. I think the lasting power of TFFM should be better. I heard the Extreme version isn't any better either. Shame.
I bought the extreme version on ebay a few weeks ago but the seller never sent it. I dont think I'd pay retail for the extreme if the longevity is same as the regular.