Scentbird, Inc., New York, NY 10001
Bvlgari Man Extreme EDT description
Bvlgari’s Extreme Pour Homme is a meditative, dry, and spicy green scent with a cultured, cool feel. The spicier notes (cardamom, pepper, nutmeg) are all tuned low and smooth so the soft, tea-like herbal quality of Extreme Pour Homme can show its best side.
The opening begins with coriander, lavender, galbanum, and petitgrain. The lavender and galbanum are an excellent pair, as their natural buttoned-up, powdery coolness blends together so well. The barber shop elegance of lavender’s soapy herbal profile soars when spiked with breezy, chilled green galbanum. Coriander’s waxy heat and the bright neon pop of petitgrain work their magic to create firm boundaries on opposite sides of the lavender/galbanum accord. Or, put another way, Bvlgari’s Extreme Pour Homme has an addicting emerald silk texture right from the beginning.
The heart takes that soft, gliding emerald silk and cleverly dips it into a fresh pot of astringent green tea. As the petitgrain fades, it’s replaced by the tannic bite of dry, herbal tea accented with background bursts of pepper and nutmeg. These spicier notes again are tuned as low as possible, so the fresh and invigorating verdant energy of the tea’s aromatics take center stage. The fir note is a faint gust of cool, forest mystery to match the chilly galbanum from the top.
The dry down is a rich, sweet, and earthy combination of oak moss, sandalwood, musk, and cedar. The lush, green theme continues with oak moss getting the most attention of the base notes. The tangy musk and bright cedar merge to slightly mimic the shimmering glaze of frosted greens. The sandalwood note is subtle, but creamy and rich, and anchors the texture of this fragrance in a satisfyingly delicious way.
Bvlgari’s Extreme Pour Homme is not as “extreme” as you would think – actually, this fragrance has a delightfully cool, fresh, and poetic vibe coursing through it, that’s more suited to quieter, more scholarly environments than a night out dancing.
But if you decide to wear it for the evening, don’t be surprised if the most beautiful woman in the room happens to notice how cultured and intelligent you are. Making a date to meet for tea can lead to all kinds of mischief.