The opening is a chemical lavender note with a bright spark inserted by touches of lemon. The term "chemical" is chosen to highlight the strong smell of bathroom cleaners that I get, with lavender - instead of other customary additives like pine - in the background. On the other hand, soon an aroma of violet leaves develops that is a much better rendition of the flower and lacks this ultra-chemical character.
later touches of more florals develop, with neither the geranium nor the rose promised in the ascent pyramid develop to an extent that makes an impression worth remembering, except rater weak shadows of that these florals' potential.
The base note develop after about 3 - 4 hours, consisting mainly of a smooth cinnamon and an agreeable tonka note - both tilt the mix to the sweeter side without ever becoming too intrusive or cloying.
I get moderate sillage, very good projection, and ten hours of longevity on my skin.
This spring scent is spoiled by the first half. Whilst egregiously synthetic components can be used to create "modern" creative and interesting combinations, here I cannot find such an endeavour to redeem the initial bathroom-cleaner impression. The second half is better, but not reaching beyond mediocrity. Overall 2.25/5
This is Pour un Homme, Pour un Homme smells good and so does this. You can get and wear PuH, smell great and uphold 80 some years of perfume history, it'll cost you a tenth(!!!) of what this would.
The mind boggles.
Next he'll do Kouros, watch.
I actually thought was a decent fragrance. I'm a fan of lavender and this was done pretty good IMO. They should have not put the violet in this one. The mint would have been good enough. I would purchase for a much lower price. 7/10
Lavender Extrême low point for the house of Tom Ford. Tom Ford has released scents that might qualify as more unpleasant or irritating, depending on individual tastes, but never has Tom Ford released something so blatantly cynical as this cheap-smelling, utterly boring lavender blast.
At mid-range designer prices, it wouldn't be good, but it would be innocuous. At the pricepoint it's retailing at, it's an affront.
Not the worst thing I've smelled but without reading other reviews before I smelled it, I told the SA that I thought it smelled like Play-Doh. So interesting to see that's what other reviews said as well. She then said I was right and made another SA smell it and he agreed that it did smell like Play-Doh. Nothing that great and there are other much better lavenders IMO, but judge for yourself.