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    They had tester bottles in Dublin's Brown Thomas store today, so I tried it! It's *extremely* similar to Guerlain's Habit Rouge to my nose. I can't believe more people haven't picked up on this too. It's perhaps a little lighter and fresher, but still shockingly similar. Very nicely done all the same. The SA gave me 3 sample cards, so I'll try it out properly over the next few days.

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    Haven't seen this one around the mall yet, but Tom Ford says this is supposed to be his most personal fragrance...the civet in this kinda has me a little suspicious but we'll see

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    I sampled this fragrance, as others have mentioned its very Guerlainesque, albeit a waterdowned Guerlain. Parts of it reminded me of Shalimar in the drydown, I can see the Habit Rouge, Riverwide mentions. This tries to be a powerhouse fragrance but lacks deft.
    As a scent it is nice but it needs way more civet( I did not detect any),amber and patchouli. It has the potential to be an excellent fragrance but is only half way there. If they release an intense version with my suggestions, I feel it would be well done.

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    Yeah, I think it's basically a modernized version of Habit Rouge. It's very close to an EDT version of Habit Rouge L'Extrait.
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    TF NOIR is a very contemplative fragrance. It is resonant, mossy, with deep woods and soft green notes. Reminds me of the base notes of TF Extreme or Mosses Breches. This is going to be a big hit. There are no huge dominant outwardly expanding overpowering notes and many inward resonating notes such as: baie rose, violet flower, black pepper, nutmeg, iris, opoponax, amber, patchouli, vetiver, civet and vanilla. Nice green notes that add a mossy attitude from caraway, vetiver and verbena.

    If you hang out around the TF counters they are handing out miniature bottle samples of Noir in advance of its release next week. Sometimes you have to ask but they are very easy to get especially from the Nieman Marcus SA's.
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    I've been wearing this all day from a sample and I really love it. It's like what I always wished Habit Rouge was. It's similar, but less stuffy and old-fashioned. It somehow manages to be both fresh and warm at the same time. No big sillage as far as I know, but it lasts for a long time and improves throughout its life. I keep sniffing my arm. I'll definitely be buying a bottle of this stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverwide View Post
    I've been wearing this all day from a sample and I really love it. It's like what I always wished Habit Rouge was. It's similar, but less stuffy and old-fashioned. It somehow manages to be both fresh and warm at the same time. No big sillage as far as I know, but it lasts for a long time and improves throughout its life. I keep sniffing my arm. I'll definitely be buying a bottle of this stuff.
    Yeah, I got another tester card of it today and I'm really enjoying it. I'll have to try it on my skin once it's released (it's hopefully coming into stock where I work by the end of the month), but I do think this could well be my next purchase/Christmas gift.

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    It reminds me quite a bit of Burberry Brit for men also.

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    The London department stores have testers in too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverwide View Post
    It reminds me quite a bit of Burberry Brit for men also.
    Hmm... Didn't get any resemblance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AntonPan View Post
    Hmm... Didn't get any resemblance.
    It only occurred to me after a few hours into the drydown. Probably just me!

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    Just tested this in store. Very good! It is reminiscent of HR off the bat, with its 'sweet dust'. Then the patch takes it in a different direction. I nearly bought it BUT on the sticker at the display it mentions a limited edition extreme version. The SA said they would be getting it in a few weeks. I shall return!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marais View Post
    Just tested this in store. Very good! It is reminiscent of HR off the bat, with its 'sweet dust'. Then the patch takes it in a different direction. I nearly bought it BUT on the sticker at the display it mentions a limited edition extreme version. The SA said they would be getting it in a few weeks. I shall return!
    Extreme, eh? As long as it's not £85 for 50ml, that might be worth a look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marais View Post
    Just tested this in store. Very good! It is reminiscent of HR off the bat, with its 'sweet dust'. Then the patch takes it in a different direction. I nearly bought it BUT on the sticker at the display it mentions a limited edition extreme version. The SA said they would be getting it in a few weeks. I shall return!
    As far as I know it isn't actually on sale yet?

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    In that case someone forgot to tell John Lewis in Bristol : D

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    Deleted: blame buggy basenotes.

    P.S: actually it reminds me more of Rochas Lui (but lighter) now I am into far drydown territory. Not sure I need an 'Extreme' version but will wait and test it anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davem81 View Post
    As far as I know it isn't actually on sale yet?
    It is. I received my 100ml bottle from Boots via courier this morning. Very nice too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davem81 View Post
    As far as I know it isn't actually on sale yet?
    It is. I received my 100ml bottle from Boots via courier this morning. Very nice too.
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    This reminds me of a medicinal talcum powder or a sweeter version of Gold Bond Body Powder .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fraghead View Post
    It is. I received my 100ml bottle from Boots via courier this morning. Very nice too.
    That's really strange - Harrods, Harvey Nichols & Selfridges all told me in person a date around the 2nd October! There's no sign of it on Harrods, John Lewis or Debenhams websites, although I see it IS listed as available on boots.com. Maybe Boots have jumped the gun?! Lol. Congrats btw, whatever the case!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davem81 View Post
    That's really strange - Harrods, Harvey Nichols & Selfridges all told me in person a date around the 2nd October! There's no sign of it on Harrods, John Lewis or Debenhams websites, although I see it IS listed as available on boots.com. Maybe Boots have jumped the gun?! Lol. Congrats btw, whatever the case!
    Thanks man. I strongly recommend jumping on this one. I'm really enjoying it. I was surprised to see Boots listing it so soon; I'm going to start checking their website more often for early releases!
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    Just ordered 50ml from Boots. It's worth noting that you can get a fiver off the total amount (enter code MOB45 at checkout) and triple points too which pleased the missus!
    Looking forward to this...

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    Sniffed this at Neiman's today. I'd be a lot more excited about it if I wasn't already familiar with Tom Ford Extreme and Habit Rouge EDP. It smells roughly like a child of those two...both in smell and in temperament. TF took a lot more risk releasing Extreme, and it is a more interesting and better scent, but not for everyone. This tones down that funky note in Extreme (truffle liquor, sort of), sweetens it up with some extra powdery-sweet patchouli character, and as a result, it will probably be a big hit for Tom Ford. And it does smell quite good. I just wish it had a little more oomph to it. I won't be buying, but I think it's a good release.
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    I bought a 50ml bottle today in Dublin's Brown Thomas store. Really pleased with it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mesaboogie View Post
    Looks like I'm buying Hanae Mori HiM instead.
    Better choice IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marais View Post
    Just tested this in store. Very good! It is reminiscent of HR off the bat, with its 'sweet dust'. Then the patch takes it in a different direction. I nearly bought it BUT on the sticker at the display it mentions a limited edition extreme version. The SA said they would be getting it in a few weeks. I shall return!
    WHOA! *ears perk up*

    That sounds very interesting. Hope it hits the States.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    WHOA! *ears perk up*

    That sounds very interesting. Hope it hits the States.
    It's here, I bought a bottle today at Neimans. It's good, lots of Patchouli. To my nose, it's not too far off from Dior's Patchouli Imperial. That said, it is on the weaker side, decent longevity but not much projection. Seems to be mostly a skin scent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fitch256 View Post
    It's here, I bought a bottle today at Neimans. It's good, lots of Patchouli. To my nose, it's not too far off from Dior's Patchouli Imperial. That said, it is on the weaker side, decent longevity but not much projection. Seems to be mostly a skin scent.
    They are referring to the rumoured extreme version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fraghead View Post
    You do know they are referring to the rumoured extreme version?
    Yes, I was. Although I have to say, I haven't even sniffed the regular version, so I'm withholding judgment on that until I do.

    I tend to prefer EdP over EdT in most cases, so I can pretty much guess I would jump for the extreme. I will be keeping my eyes open for that. Tom Ford Extreme is what pulled me into being a house fan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    Yes, I was. Although I have to say, I haven't even sniffed the regular version, so I'm withholding judgment on that until I do.

    I tend to prefer EdP over EdT in most cases, so I can pretty much guess I would jump for the extreme. I will be keeping my eyes open for that. Tom Ford Extreme is what pulled me into being a house fan.
    The regular Noir is an EDP. I'll be interested to see how they make it 'intense'. Pure Parfum perhaps?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fraghead View Post
    The regular Noir is an EDP. I'll be interested to see how they make it 'intense'. Pure Parfum perhaps?
    It is? WHOA. OK - I can believe the low projection. The poor longevity seems a mystery. But yeah - the Intense would be an interesting proposition. Pure parfum is always welcome here!
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