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    Default What are other perfumes in style of Tom Ford Noir Extreme?

    I've tried it a couple of times, and I like it quite a bit. However, I'm wondering what other stuff is out there that's similar?

    Maybe not the same set of notes or accords, but the general vibe. Just want to make sure that I try out other similar stuff before committing to a bottle.

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    Default Re: What are other perfumes in style of Tom Ford Noir Extreme?

    Maybe Aramis Calligraphy (the flankers not so much).
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    Default Re: What are other perfumes in style of Tom Ford Noir Extreme?

    I wonder if Bulgari Man Black Orient would be to your liking? It's a lower cost designer, but I've heard it's a decent riff on a middle eastern style. And much better than Man in Black, Spicebomb, or any of that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarce View Post
    I wonder if Bulgari Man Black Orient would be to your liking? It's a lower cost designer, but I've heard it's a decent riff on a middle eastern style. And much better than Man in Black, Spicebomb, or any of that.
    Yes, I like Black Orient a lot and thought about mentioning it. It's nicely balanced, finding an elegant way to integrate Middle Eastern elements with Western aesthetics.

    They're both dark-formal scents, but Black Orient isn't sweet in the way Noir Extreme is. Black Orient is direct and masculine, while Noir Extreme is soft and sweet and a little powdery.
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    Default Re: What are other perfumes in style of Tom Ford Noir Extreme?

    I'll add that you should also make sure to sample Tom Ford Noir pour Femme, which was released alongside Noir Extreme. I've come to prefer Noir pour Femme to Noir Extreme, though the differences are subtle.

    My wife and I went through 1.7 oz bottles of both of them, so I got to know them both pretty well. I have no plans to buy them again, but I do sometimes miss them.
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    Default Re: What are other perfumes in style of Tom Ford Noir Extreme?

    One more:

    It's a bit too sweet for me, but freewheelingvagabond seems to like a lot of stuff I find a touch too sweet, so I'm recommending Lalique Noir Premier Or Intemporel. It's beautifully constructed and I'd have a bottle if it was just a touch less sweet.
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    Default Re: What are other perfumes in style of Tom Ford Noir Extreme?

    I have both Noir extreme and Man black Orient, although I like black orient , i find it not similar to Noir extreme at all.

    I do however have Parfum de marly Oajan and find that one a better and more depth version (and more potent) of Noir extreme.
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    Default Re: What are other perfumes in style of Tom Ford Noir Extreme?

    I would just get the TF Noir Extreme.
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    Default Re: What are other perfumes in style of Tom Ford Noir Extreme?

    Well, if we talk about style then PR 1 Million and flankers of it. V&R Spicebomb and Spicebomb Extreme sort of fall into that category followed by Givenchy Gentlemen Only Absolute.

    Maybe this thread also helps a bit: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/468...-potential-buy

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    I am another Noir Pour Femme fan, more so than Noir Extreme.

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    Default Re: What are other perfumes in style of Tom Ford Noir Extreme?

    Quote Originally Posted by sjg3839 View Post
    I would just get the TF Noir Extreme.
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    Default Re: What are other perfumes in style of Tom Ford Noir Extreme?

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    Givenchy Gentlemen Only Absolute.
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    Default Re: What are other perfumes in style of Tom Ford Noir Extreme?

    Quote Originally Posted by sjg3839 View Post
    I would just get the TF Noir Extreme.
    Yeah I’m thinking the same. It’s a great fragrance, I wear it to work when I don’t need to wear a suit.
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    Default Re: What are other perfumes in style of Tom Ford Noir Extreme?

    Quote Originally Posted by NickZee View Post
    Yeah I’m thinking the same. It’s a great fragrance, I wear it to work when I don’t need to wear a suit.
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    Would also recommend getting this fragrance immediately-if so much liked, rather than just alternative options, as appealing and/or close to the original these may be

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    I put it in the same category as Amber Nuit.

    There’s a handful of “lesser thans” that are similar but they’re not worth mentioning imo.
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    Default Re: What are other perfumes in style of Tom Ford Noir Extreme?

    I tried it today properly on skin.
    While I love the opening, and the mid phase is quite nice as well, the dry down is a muddled vanilla and smells like something that one could buy for $20. I would contrast this with Vert des Bois (completely different scents) that actually has a nice, suave dry-down. Noir Anthracite (different scent, again) has a better dry-down. Even Eau de Baux has a much better dry down.

    Definitely not worth buying, and I wouldn't bother with Tom Fords apart from Private Blends.

    Also, I have and love Musc Ravageur which IMO is still the creme de la creme in this style.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    I tried it today properly on skin.
    While I love the opening, and the mid phase is quite nice as well, the dry down is a muddled vanilla and smells like something that one could buy for $20.
    Yeah, this was more or less my feeling. A really nice opening but it just kinda peters out.
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    Default Re: What are other perfumes in style of Tom Ford Noir Extreme?

    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    I tried it today properly on skin.
    While I love the opening, and the mid phase is quite nice as well, the dry down is a muddled vanilla and smells like something that one could buy for $20. I would contrast this with Vert des Bois (completely different scents) that actually has a nice, suave dry-down. Noir Anthracite (different scent, again) has a better dry-down. Even Eau de Baux has a much better dry down.

    Definitely not worth buying, and I wouldn't bother with Tom Fords apart from Private Blends...
    Have you tried Vert d'Encens by TF? It's very close, in style, to Noir Extreme.
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    Default Re: What are other perfumes in style of Tom Ford Noir Extreme?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Have you tried Vert d'Encens by TF? It's very close, in style, to Noir Extreme.
    I have tried it a couple of times, only on paper. It reminded me more of Italian Cypress.
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    Default Re: What are other perfumes in style of Tom Ford Noir Extreme?

    I've always thought that Tom Ford Noir Extreme was Tom Ford's "budget" (not really, but comparatively) equivalent of Tobacco Vanille (that's essentially how a Tom Ford SA presented it to my wife and me when it first released). They're obviously built around different notes to a certain degree, so they're not replications in the OL 16/OL 18 way, but, still, they're linked in my mind.

    If you already have great, full-bodied "niche" offering in the same lane, Noir Extreme won't cut it for you. Noir Extreme is definitely a "designer" scent, not altogether worlds different from 1 Million Prive, with some of the same limitations.
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    Default Re: What are other perfumes in style of Tom Ford Noir Extreme?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brooks Otterlake View Post
    I've always thought that Tom Ford Noir Extreme was Tom Ford's "budget" (not really, but comparatively) equivalent of Tobacco Vanille (that's essentially how a Tom Ford SA presented it to my wife and me when it first released). They're obviously built around different notes to a certain degree, so they're not replications in the OL 16/OL 18 way, but, still, they're linked in my mind.
    Interesting, even though Noir Extreme doesn't have any tobacco. There are so many 'budget versions' of Tobacco Vanille that Tom Ford doesn't need to bother, really. One of my favourites is Eau des Baux, it's not as big as Tobacco Vanille but understated and very satisfying. The shower gel is amazing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brooks Otterlake View Post
    If you already have great, full-bodied "niche" offering in the same lane, Noir Extreme won't cut it for you. Noir Extreme is definitely a "designer" scent, not altogether worlds different from 1 Million Prive, with some of the same limitations.
    I agree. I was just surprised at how average the dry down of Noir Extreme came across. It doesn't smell bad or anything, but just somewhat cheap, like something that designers at half the price would put out. The dry down is also noticeably inferior compared to Noir Anthracite, Sahara Noir, Grey Vetiver, TF for Men Extreme .... you get my point. That's a shame, really, as the initial phases are so nice. If they only spent $0.5 more on the formula ........
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    Default Re: What are other perfumes in style of Tom Ford Noir Extreme?

    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    Interesting, even though Noir Extreme doesn't have any tobacco.
    It's not officially listed in the notes, but folks frequently say smell tobacco or something tobacco-ish in there. I don't think it's *really* there but I think the scent can be construed as a "fantasy" tobacco, like Eau des Baux. And speaking of...

    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    There are so many 'budget versions' of Tobacco Vanille that Tom Ford doesn't need to bother, really. One of my favourites is Eau des Baux, it's not as big as Tobacco Vanille but understated and very satisfying. The shower gel is amazing.
    Eau des Baux is much better-made than Noir Extreme, though it doesn't smell "expensive" in the luxe-contemporary way that Noir Extreme does (at least at first), which is perhaps Noir Extreme's primary selling point.


    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    I agree. I was just surprised at how average the dry down of Noir Extreme came across. It doesn't smell bad or anything, but just somewhat cheap, like something that designers at half the price would put out. The dry down is also noticeably inferior compared to Noir Anthracite, Sahara Noir, Grey Vetiver, TF for Men Extreme .... you get my point. That's a shame, really, as the initial phases are so nice. If they only spent $0.5 more on the formula ........
    As noted previously, I came to prefer Noir pour Femme, which is very, very close to Noir Extreme but was more interesting to me as it wore on. Might be worth a spray-on to see if you like how it wears better than Noir Extreme.
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    Default Re: What are other perfumes in style of Tom Ford Noir Extreme?

    Maybe not the exact same vein, but I reach for Un Bois Vanille more than Noir Extreme. It's a little more nuanced / subtle.
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    Default Re: What are other perfumes in style of Tom Ford Noir Extreme?

    Quote Originally Posted by DanHD View Post
    Maybe not the exact same vein, but I reach for Un Bois Vanille more than Noir Extreme. It's a little more nuanced / subtle.
    Oh, yeah. Somewhat different, and much, much better. Completely on another level IMO.
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    Default Re: What are other perfumes in style of Tom Ford Noir Extreme?

    Quote Originally Posted by jabar View Post
    I am another Noir Pour Femme fan, more so than Noir Extreme.
    Quote Originally Posted by Brooks Otterlake View Post
    As noted previously, I came to prefer Noir pour Femme, which is very, very close to Noir Extreme but was more interesting to me as it wore on. Might be worth a spray-on to see if you like how it wears better than Noir Extreme.
    Thanks, I'd actually try out the dry-down of this one on skin.
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