Taking things to the Extreme – Tom Ford Noir Extreme

imageIn a move forward from his Noir Fragrance, International man of mystery, Tom Ford is launching Noir Extreme. In his words it, “captures that exact moment when a man reaches extreme new heights: his sophistication becomes magnetic, transfixing the world at large.” 

This fragrance opens with a rich blend of heat and glowing citrus. Charismatic brushstrokes of Mandarin oil and Neroli Oil North Africa Orpur provide sharp contrast to the vibrant, synergistic blend of saffron, cardamom and nutmeg. This scent is the ideal complement to the man who is accustomed to making an extraordinary impression, something Ford is used to.

Interesting fact, at the heart of this fragrance is the tantalizing Indian Kulfi—an accord inspired by the ancient royal concoction prepared for 16th century Mughal Emperors. This milky creation, which traditionally consists of Himalayan snow combined with hints of pistachio, is delivered unexpectedly into the core of the fragrance via lentisque resinoid, which is chosen for its crisp, cool, yet lactonic effect. This heart of the scent gives Noir Extreme its irresistible desirable, yet tantalizingly unknowable, attractiveness, once again characteristics Tom Ford is known for. A woody, amber-drenched impact defines the dry down, where an extreme amber dosage silhouettes the other background notes. This addictive amber cushion is studded with elegant sandalwood and a melting vanilla ember, enigmatically sustaining the gem-hard masculine fire.

Very much like Noir Extreme, to launch this unique scent, Ford hosted a cocktail party to round off London Collections:Men at IT restaurant Chiltern Firehouse, with Tenie Tempah, Paloma Faith, Alexa Chung and Douglas Booth all mixing it up like the exotic ingredients of this fragrance.

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