Bulgari • Black • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||73%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
Cant believe this has been discontinued. Its such a unique perfume.
This fragrance is a comfort fragrance to me, yet I find it sexy as well. Its a smoky, musky, woodsy black tea scent that has the perfect amount of vanilla so that its not sweet. And its soft. It has a grounding effect on me. I dont get the rubber tire smell at all, I guess this note translates to a smoky smell on me.
Sillage is there but not in your face. Just right. And it lasts and lasts on my skin until my next shower.
Mysterious and comfortable. One of Bvlgari's best.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I dont' get a rubber scent on me at all. It's very powdery on me instead. freakin love it! Such an unusal and interesting frag. you won't smell like every other woman out there!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I absolutely adored this perfectly unisex elusive fragrance from first sniff- it manages to be sophisticated and close to the skin while being rather dry and clean in many respects as well.
Though the black tea is with other much more heavy and potentially over-poweing notes, they've done a wonderful job in allowing the gentle smokiness of the black tea to shine through as the star. The vanilla note is an icy dry bourbon vanilla that initially mingles with the leather note perfectly, and aside from that- I really don't get any additional notes after the first 10 minutes. It's such a perfectly balanced scent that it's difficult to tell exactly what you are smelling in it at times, but it's quite comforting and inviting. I've heard many remark it smells "expensive", and because it is so beautifully done, it really does- though I've found many bottles online for under 40$. Gorgeous!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Sex in a bottle--for MEN.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
The initial blast has an addictive chemical tanginess, like those purple-inked mimeograph sheets from grade school (1970s), back before schools had Xerox machines. We used to huff those mimeograph sheets, especially when fresh from the “ditto machine”—they were most fragrant when still slightly damp—and laugh with each other as we sniffed. I’m also getting a narcotic floral note, like daffodils or paper-whites, but that may be because L’Artisan’s Dzing!—often mentioned as a sort of sister-scent—has a daffodil note. (Turns out it is jasmine I smell.)
Ten minutes in and the mimeo chemicals are fading already. Later it develops the more familiar tarry-wood-smoke scent of Lapsang Souchong tea and is sweetened by vanilla and hints of cream. The whole scent becomes softly reminiscent of sweet pipe tobacco and stays relatively close to the skin. I finally begin to get hints of rubber about two hours in, when a bit of powdery musk becomes perceptible in the base.
Aside from the quirky opening act, Black seems tamer than the animalic and raunchy Dzing! It’s edgy, sure, but nowhere near as weird as I expected. Perhaps because I love (and often drink) Lapsang Souchong tea, its potential strangeness is lost on me. That and the fact that the "rubber" note reminds me of grade school and not kinky adult pursuits!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Amazing. Lapsang plus leather, but weightless. Elegant, wearable, unique.
A note about the rubber: if you've smelled Lapsang before, you'll recognise the rubber as typical of this tea. No tires for me. Not just full bottle worthy, back-up bottle worthy.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I honestly didn't know what to expect when I ordered a sample vial of Bulgari Black. After reading various reviews claiming that it had a tire smell or a burning plastic notes, I guessed that this scent would be very strange; however, on my skin it smells soft, smooth and powdery. I detect an innocent baby powder mixed with soft vanilla and a tiny dab of leather. It's like sniffing the warm, clean neck of someone in a leather jacket. I'd say this scent falls in the realm of a unisex fragrance, I don't find it particularly feminine or masculine. There's absolutely nothing bizarre about this scent to my nose. Actually, I find it to be quite comforting and lovely on my skin.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Black makes my skin smell like Canadian Tire!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Notes: black tea, rosewood, bergamot, cedar, oakmoss, vanilla, amber, sandalwood, and musk.
The opening of this fragrance is an aromatic crystalline citrus note. This interesting note disappears almost immediately, and on my skin remains a smoky tea note with a touch of leather as its base. The dry down is very soft and creamy, the main note being vanilla. I feel this is a very well done tea fragrance, very elegant and understated. Lasts for more than 6 hour on my skin.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Black
Definitely not for everyone, but if you find that spicy/musky scents smell good on you (personally when I think something smells "good" on me, it smells just as it does in the bottle) then this might work for you. Someone below called this "floral rubbery" and that's completely how it smells on me. Kind of a powdery floral with just a small hint or rubber in the drydown. I love so many other Bulgari perfumes and this is no exception. If you are more of a sweet floral/fruity person this might not work...my sister tried this on (everything turns sweet and candy-ish on her) and it ended up smelling like burned plastic.