Lavender Extrême 2019

Lavender Extrême by Tom Ford
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Lavender Extrême is a popular perfume by Tom Ford for women and men and was released in 2019. The scent is sweet-floral. The longevity is above-average. It is being marketed by Estēe Lauder Companies.
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LavenderLavender BergamotBergamot Tonka bean absoluteTonka bean absolute

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8.2237 Ratings

Longevity

8.1221 Ratings

Sillage

7.6215 Ratings

Bottle

9.0233 Ratings

Value for money

5.779 Ratings
Submitted by Franfan20, last update on 22.09.2022.
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The simplest ideas


Tom Ford, Lavender Extreme.

The greatest ideas, in my experience, are the simple and obvious ones. The "why didn't I think of that?" ones.

Lavender has to be one the most universally loved scents in the universe. I've met no one who dislikes lavender. Seriously--if you have a problem with lavender, who are you?

So lavender, being so popular, is part of the recipe for what seems like every cologne, EdP, room spray, candle, you name it. Fragrances for men, for women, for children--lavender. It is to the scent recipe as baking soda is to baking.

But.

For all the universal appeal of lavender, surprisingly, very few houses build a fragrance around it. PART of the recipe, sure. Maybe even a big part of the notes now and then.

But the BASE? The overall impression? Heck, the single NOTE of a one-note fragrance?? For some reason, no manufacturer does this.

So the genius of TFLE is just doing what should have been so obvious, so simple--make a lavender fragrance, for anyone.

That said, this could have been a genius idea but botched in the execution. It could have smelled like a room candle, or an air freshener, if not done correctly. Tom Ford has a high brand and image, and this fragrance was done at the level you would expect as part of this house.

Bold and daring.

Strong--nothing by Tom Ford is ever "clean" or "mild".

Layered--there is chocolate, fruitiness (raspberry?), some aldehydes perhaps.

But all returns to lavender. A very expensive, layered-but-seems-like-single-note fragrance.

This scent could fit into any collections--man or woman; spring or fall. Recommended highly
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Comeback of Dior Homme Intense 2011?
Lavender Extrême has recently aroused my interest as a relatively unknown fragrance of the Private Blend collection. Of course, the mirrored bottle has also developed a certain attractive effect, that is not to be denied. It's almost worth putting in your home just as a decoration - not to mention the 250 ml! Let's see if Soleil Brûlant still tops that.

After the first spray I thought: Wow, THAT is real lavender! And THAT is also violently too much! I got from the incredibly intense lavender note at the beginning, unfortunately, even a headache. Still, my anticipation for the drydown was unbridled. Not unjustifiably, as it turned out, because it has it all: On my skin, the scent then became creamier, more floral and more vanilla with every minute. This went on and on, until a slightly powdery note was added. Minutes and minutes passed ... and then - as if out of nowhere - the thought suddenly came to me: "I know that smell, don't I? I rummaged around in my scent memory for a moment and immediately remembered where I got it from: Dior Homme Intense. Zack, pulled out the bottle, sprayed it on the other hand and waited. And indeed: once the heart note is there, both perfumes suddenly smell incredibly similar. To the point of confusion. I don't know if it's just me with my skin chemistry - I'm really asking for feedback in the comments, I'd be dying to hear it - but with an unbiased nose, it's really hard to tell the two scents apart in a hurry.

Dior Homme Intense is of course an outstanding fragrance, so Lavender Extrême could also convince me all along the line. One wonders, however, whether you really want to leave almost 300 euros for 50 ml under these conditions at Tom Ford, you get your money's worth at Dior for just under 70 euros. The only reason from my point of view to pay the "surcharge" is the performance: Here Tom Ford has once again unpacked the Tuscan Leather steroids. The sillage is unbelievably fierce, especially in the first three hours, the durability was always effortlessly ten hours for me. Since Dior Homme Intense has, unfortunately, been weakening more and more with the newer batches, it's not so wrong to have a stronger alternative in your repertoire. For me, Lavender Extrême is therefore something like Dior Homme Intense 2011 reloaded. Only a nuance fresher and more versatile.

My conclusion: A fragrance worth trying, you won't regret buying.
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Flattering fragrance to feel good
OK, Tom Ford gave this one a really good nod (again): Lavender Extrême offers an exceedingly beneficial lavender note that comes across as sweet and balanced. Not quite much more, but not less either, and with minimal development over time (at the beginning I still think I hear the greeting of bergamot) - which you probably don't need at all with this fragrance. A thoroughly enchanting scent that probably owes its punch to the tonka base. Surprising durability and reasonable sillage.

I started with the criminally expensive 50ml flacon, and then quite quickly reordered the (only outrageously expensive) 250ml. Absurd price, no question - but the fragrance is really special and suitable as a feel-good, as a cuddle, as an office as well as a date night fragrance. Works in summer as well as winter, pulls the corners of your mouth up on grey days and is just huge fun. Is loud enough to be pleasantly perceived (even after hours by the wearer himself) - and yet treads softly enough to now really no one can go on the nerves.

And anyway: Have I actually already written that I can not stand lavender from fragrance oil lamps, in body creams or other cosmetic products to death? One of the few blind purchases that I have now really not regretted ...
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Clay lotion with lavender flavour
I like the smell of lavender. I like Tom Ford. And I appreciate the sophisticated elegance of many of his fragrances. The anticipation was great to finally have the time to test Lavender Extreme extensively. Unfortunately, my expectations were quite undercut here.

The prelude is a beautiful, fresh, intense lavender, which at first does justice to its name Extreme. Soon the lavender unfortunately sinks into a gigantic trough of clay cream. I had a picture in mind, as you know it from yoghurt advertisements or from these care creams: In close-up you see an animated drop of liquid slowly falling into a container full of creamy substance, sinking into it very smoothly, and in the end everything is stirred again nice and slowly.

It smells something like that now. Unfortunately, nothing is extreme here anymore - at least not the lavender. It is still perceptible, but is now completely outshined by the extraordinary sweetness of Tonka. I have nothing against tonka, I also have nothing against creamy fragrances. But here I seriously ask myself what the whole thing is about. Sweet, creamy, lavender. That's it. That's too sweet one-dimensional for me.

Conclusion: Unfortunately, it has little to none of the subtle sex appeal inherent in the DNA of other Tom Fords. It has quite a good durability, but a not so remarkable sillage. And all this at a standard price of 276 Euro - for 50 ml, mind you.

So no, it doesn't do justice to Tom Ford, it doesn't do justice to the price. For ending up smelling like you've been treated with a pretty sweet tonka lavender lotion. Undoubtedly the most expensive you can get on the market.
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Lavender cuddles on clay cushions!
For me personally, lavender is a fragrance that one loves very much or cannot stand it at all. There is no in between. The herbaceous and tart version of lavender is very often present in eau de colognes and that is often too strong for me. But when lavender appears in a tamed version as a fragrance with vanilla or, as in Lavender Extreme, with cinnamon and tonka, I'm blown away.

Lavender Extreme starts very citric and already with a full load of lavender. So quite intense and suddenly with a very intensive scent perception. After about 10 - 15 minutes, cinnamon is added as a scent and soothes this violent first attack on the scent perception. Now the lemon withdraws but is still easy to perceive. Half an hour later a very nice tone canote is added and makes the scent incredibly soft and gentle. Cinnamon and lemon are still there and in the background both underline only this wonderful creamy lavender, which literally cuddles up to the skin and makes you dream of a holiday in Provence.

The silage is now not as violent as with other Tom Ford scents and at a distance of half a meter it is still perceptible to the surroundings, but it does not fill the room. After about 5 hours the farewell has come and now the flowering lavender field slowly disappears into the sunset. Now the nose has to sniff heavily to catch some more nuances of the scent.

Conclusion: As an absolute lavender fan I like this fragrance very much, but the usual price for 50 ml Lavender Extreme is already insane. I have not regretted it and could now add another fragrance jewel to my collection. To all the other lavender fans I can only say that this scent is the hammer.
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Syzygy73Syzygy73 3 years ago
Nice herbaceous lavender, but that's it. No complexity and nothing extreme, apart from the price.
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Carlitos01Carlitos01 1 year ago
Fresh lavender with tonka. Not outstanding. I prefer lavender with vanilla like in Pour Un Homme de Caron Eau de Toilette
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FlomotionsFlomotions 7 months ago
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lavender with some chocolate smell which disappears very quickly
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LiberationLiberation 2 months ago
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Creamy gourmand leaning lavander-tonka scent. Lovely but unfortunately it reminds me too much of shower gells like Felce Azzura.
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Kaizen33Kaizen33 5 months ago
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Unexpectedly bold and unconventional, building the entire fragrance on simple lavender
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