Hi there Posse. My mate Ainslie gave Jin and me a couple of bottles of perfume that she’d been given but didn’t want. I scored a Tom Ford (more on that later) and Jin got Tommy Hilfiger Impact Intense. Surprise! It’s excellent on him. Then we had a few friends over for a perfume nerd sniffathon the next night. While we all agreed it was at least 100% better than it needed to be it was the only girl on site, Hyun, who swooned. Of all the things we sniffed on that evening. there would have been 40+ mouillettes with gorgeous designer, vintage designer, niche, indie and all sorts, it was the affordable, modern, aimed at the lower level bro market that caught and held her fancy. She even called afterwards to check she had the right name. We offered her a decant.
Impact Intense by Tommy Hilfiger 2021
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Red Apple, Elemi resin, Bergamot
Heart: Chestnut, Cardamom, Amber, Labdanum
Base: Atlas Cedar, Virginia Cedar, Texas Cedar, Akigalawood, Sandalwood
Here’s the thing, Impact Intense isn’t particularly groundbreaking. It’s a woody amber with a few bells and whistles. Even from the very first spritzer’s a resinous amber fragrance. Yeah, it’s a little nutty and maybe if I squint hard there is some cardamom through the heart but everything else is woods and amber. Smooth, rich, simple and very wearable.
Longevity is out of this world, a double spritz of Impact Intense on my forearm still has vestiges of fragrance tomorrow morning. It takes a bath to stop it pumping out lovely low levels of woody amber. On a scent strip? It’s pretty much eternal.
I love that Hyun is madly crazy for it and it smells really terrific on her It. A warm, woody amber smells so good (I might be biased, it’s probably my favourite genre).
The stores here in Oz have already stopped stocking Impact Intense by Tommy Hilfiger but most of the discounters still have it for a pretty good price.
Could you? Would you?
PS: I went looking for other Hilfiger perfumes on Perfume Posse and found this hilarious beat down of Tommy Girl! by Patty. My BFF wears it a lot and on her it doesn’t smell at all like Patty relates, but I did get a good chuckle.