I have become a huge fan of modern lavender in recent years so I was very keen to try out the brand new Tom Ford Lavender Extreme Eau de Parfum. As a massive bonus it comes in the most stunning bottle. Here’s what you need to know.
Isn’t it absolutely beautiful? To be completely fair, these photos don’t really do it justice because, with its shiny, super reflective surfaces, it isn’t the easiest object to capture. You have to see it in real life to truly appreciate it, I think.
The brand says, “Tom Ford transcends the traditional limits for scent with his new Lavender Extrême. Classic lavender is completely upended—reworked and refracted like it has never been before—to become something irreverently new and unabashedly stimulating in this aromatic Oriental masterpiece.”
It certainly is a very modern and edgy take on Lavender and I love the way it almost bursts out of the bottle when you first spray it.
What notes are in Tom Ford Lavender Extreme?
- Top notes – two types of French Lavender, Italian Bergamot
- Heart notes – earthy carrot seed oil, a third type of lavender, Lavender Absolue France
- Base notes – wild-grown tonka bean, benzoin
The lavender in this fragrance is, of course unmistakable, but it isn’t heavy or overpowering. As you would expect, this is an extremely calming scent, however the shot of zesty bergamot in the open is lively and motivating. This creates a really nice balance from the outset.
It is fresh and green, but not too green, and love how the warm, creamy tonka bean mixes in and gives it an almost soft gourmand feel. I love this super smooth, luxurious, skin-like quality about this fragrance which adds perfectly to that relaxing and calming effect of the lavender.
This is a beautiful daytime, or casual evening fragrance for when you want to feel in control and soothed. It’s not a night out, or a party affair, but maybe a cosy Sunday evening drink with a loved one, if you know what I mean? I love it!
I also think it would work equally well on both women and men and is truly unisex.
Where to Buy Tom Ford Lavender Extreme
The fragrance is £220 for 50ml and available online at Selfridges now.
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