Scentbird, Inc., New York, NY 10001
Bvlgari Extreme description
Bvlgari Extreme starts off delightfully with a clever combination of pink grapefruit, cactus, and bergamot for a sweet, spicy, and slightly green/slightly citrus opening.
The pairing of cactus with grapefruit creates a mysterious and compelling beginning – the cactus is spicy/sweet and is an engaging bridge note between the tart grapefruit and sheer, zested bergamot. It’s inclusion in the top notes gives Bvlgari Extreme an original profile right from the start, and paves the way for your senses to appreciate the spices in the heart.
Cardamom makes a strong impression as the top notes fade in this fragrance. Its heat comes up right at the top, edging around the sweet, green, milky cactus note. The cactus and cardamom are an incredibly dynamic pair in this fragrance, and one of the main reasons to wear it. And when the pink grapefruit factors in, Bvlgari Extreme manages to make a seriously masculine statement without false bravado. There’s a spicy, stylish restraint in this fragrance that exudes an in-control, debonair confidence that elevates the entire composition.
Amber also makes an appearance in the heart of the scent, along with a light white freesia note, and they both complement and polish the fire from the cardamom. The plush velvet edge of the freesia note is just the right tone to highlight both the electric spiciness of the cardamom and the plump, vanilla warmth of amber. By the time the base notes develop, Bvlgari Extreme has settled into a casual, friendly groove with an expectant rhythm to it; like the hush and snap of a brand-new needle dropping on pristine vinyl.
The dry down is a mellow blend of vetiver, benzoin, and woods to smooth out the final act, but they’re grace notes. The real attraction of Bvlgari Man Extreme is the cardamom and cactus at the beginning. Sweet, green, spices and plush floral undertones power this fragrance, and its casual elegance and uniqueness will win you over at once.