If there are other perfumes with the same type of opening, please let me know. Some fragrances are not ment to be categorized in the ususal way as male, female, orinental, aquatic and whatnot. I still miss the very masculine scent, or opening, like if you just had been in a garage and repaired cars for hours.I will say that the amber and a soft soft leather lasts an extremely long time and it quite beautiful. Not Body odor sweat, but the sweat of a God or Goddess.
After a few days, much to my surprise, I found myself craving that brand new comforting bike tire smell. The difference is that this perfume have a leather accord in addition to tea. Black's cool hat is a tarry, petrochemical note in the top that's impressively interesting and must have been unique when it first came out. I don't know what it was like before reformulations, but this (2016) batch is an instant, weak skin scent once the alcohol has evaporated on me.
And today, I am sitting here doused in cozy vanilla bike tire wonderfulness. Not sure what all the trashing on the performance is about. I would say this is more tame than au the noir, which is more peppery. After about 30 minutes, though, that fades into a friendly but very bland white musk and vanilla scent. I get super smooth, new rubber with a vanilla/marshmallow vibe on my skin. Immediately after application (4-6 spritzes), my girlfriend won't even notice it while cuddling on the couch if I don't mention it.
Days later was haunted by it when washing the clothing I had been wearing at the time. I decided it maynot be worth my life in gifting this to her. The overall effect is comforting and, yet, sexy - if that makes sense... From the back and forth reviews, recommend you try before you buy. When I do get home I plan on immediately showering away my old cologne to give Bvlgari Black a well-deserved place on my body. I have held off purchasing it because of the elusive "rubber tire" scent..while I do get that accord shortly after, it fades and this is just a lovely slightly smokey hot steamy cup of tea.
Would recommend to those who love vanilla, and for people to try it on before committing to purchase. You definitely have to be in a certain "mood" for this one. Some high-roller is cruising around in his new car until the 10 min mark when he picks up either an S. or someone else who has certain intentions in mind and they are wearing cheap vanilla perfume. Then at the 30 min point they get out at their destination: an executive suite at some fancy af hotel. In fact, the tires and new car sent evolve into a dry smoky leather. Unisex in the manner it smells feminine on a lady and masculine on a guy. First impression: why do I need this when I own Lolita Lempicka au Masculin? Cheers Unlike its bottle, Bvlgari Black is soft and sensuous and not as avant garde as the bottle may have suggested. After it wears on, it becomes sweeter with the vanilla coming through and powdery with soft sillage and medium longevity.
Compliments: NA/5 (No one said anything about this fragrance). To create and launch a conceptual fragrance, the house must be already strong enough in market terms, so it doesn't hurt the overall business if it flops.
Fahrenheit was a hit, not because of the idea behind it, but because it was something completely different from what is the norm, or general mass appeal, as parfumes are primarily a business aimed at a wide audience, and common places are a sure bet in revenue terms.
Should You Skipped It, Sample It First or Blind Buy It? The rubber note is only noticeable on my skin up close. Way more feminine-scented and lighter than expected. But for me, the shining notes here are the vanilla and the green tea.
If you're new to the fragrance community then buy it, if you have 50 plus bottles already you might want to skip this. I have a stock of 20 batches, and it goes easily for 8 to 10 hours with 3 of strong projection and marvelous sillage. Still, this has to be tried by every serious fragrance fan and it's a must in every collection as things like this in Fragworld are rare. My only complain is about performance is so weak, after one or more hour it dissapears, starts like it ll raze everything to the ground and vanishes quickly. Weird that there is no iris note in Black, it would totally match. As a few others have noted, this is easily a daytime fragrance.
Performance is fantastic on the vintage ones (if you can find them), not bad on the slightly older and, unfortunately, rather weak on the newer ones. Black also so close to V&A Midnight In Paris but more masculine, I sold my MIP because it was too feminine and creamy for me and got bvl Black instead. I have read about this perfume for years and finally bought it. so tomorrow I am spraying all my work colleagues :'D with it. I was playing with Hiris earlier and Hiris is way more masculine imo. Very soft and not at all what "black" of the bottle would imply.
Mind me, it's quite more than the rubber, as the feeling is softened by the vanilla and the feeshnes of the tea note, but the leather in this is so well configured that it actually smells like you just finished a lap on Nurmbergring and just popped a soft slightly sweet drink just sitting there on the hud of the car and chilling. Perfect burnt rubber smell, a bit harsh but so well balanced, softened with vanilla and I adore the smell. I wonder if there is a dude who can pull this off...
Not really looking to smell like a walking tire, but turned out to be not a problem at all. Maybe it's not fair because I have Lolita Lempicka to compare it so closely. Does this fragrance enter BEAST MODE, good, just okay or weak sauce at best? --but it's not), but for me, it is pretty average, nothing remarkable, really, and much more feminine than expected.