Vengeance Extreme opens with a cocoa powder and camphoric patchouli. The patchouli is rather potent and I would say you must like patchouli to wear Vengeance Extreme. A rose appears and mixes seamlessly with the pungent patchouli. The overall feeling is that of a damp rose garden in fall. There is a smell of earth and thorny roses. The scent is very linear. It wears as a damp patchouli rose on me for hours and hours. Eventually a “soft” vanilla appears and the rose fades some. But, the base is still heavy on patchouli. The overall feel of the fragrance is earthy and dark. This is a dirty rose perfume.
Vengeance Extreme is the type of fragrance that I enjoy but I don’t find it original at all. In fact, it reminds me very much of L’Artisan Parfumeur Voleur de Roses, the “baba” of rose-patch perfumes. But, there is a difference. Juliette Has a Gun’s version is much stronger and frankly, more abrasive because of this. It’s more “in yo face”. And it lasts on the skin for much longer.
How does Vengeance Extreme (Kill Bill: Volume 2) differ from Lady Vengeance (Kill Bill: Volume 1)? Much more patchouli and less vanilla. That’s how. Imagine Lady Vengeance mixed with Midnight Oud.
Notes listed include patchouli, Bulgarian rose, and Madagascar vanilla.
Give Vengeance Extreme if you like patchouli-rose fragrances or perfumes like the “original” Prada, L’Artisan Parfumeur Voleur de Roses, Tom Ford White Patchouli, Malle Portrait of a Lady, Juliette Has a Gun Midnight Oud, and/or Histoires de Parfums Rosam. Vengeance Extreme is very patchouli heavy. I say you must like patchouli to like this. I also find that this fragrance is unisex but it definitely leans towards the masculine end of the spectrum. This is a dirty, masculine rose.
This scent has above average projection and longevity. It really smells “concentrated”. I do feel it’s a good value because of that.
A 3.4 oz bottle of Vengeance Extreme retails for $135 and is available at Beautyhabit. Samples are also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Damp patchouli and rose. Like I said, this is not a novel concept and it seems that every niche line has their own version of patchouli-rose. This one is a stronger version of Voleur de Roses. I suggest if you like Voleur de Roses but find it too weak, try this.
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