Bulgari • Black • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||73%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
I am a big fan of weird, unusual fragrances. I thought I would love this after hearing of it's cult following. While I love the puck packaging, the rubber note is so strong on me, it's unwearable. It's like being enveloped by tires and not able to run from the scent.
I should mention that I have smelled it someone else and it's much more pleasant...on them.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Smells like a gingerbread man in S&M gear. I don't get the tire scent at all, except for when I smell it directly in the bottle. On my skin I smell a lot of deep vanilla and leather. Definitely unusual, and my kind of scent.
*EDIT: Although I love this fragrance, it takes on a watered-down quality after an hour, and disappears within two hours.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Once you get past the weird top notes, the drydown is overall not unpleasant...but Black lacks feminity, warmth, and sensuality...good for the adventurous woman who wants to smell a bit masculine!! not for me!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
After tirelessly looking for a modern, woody oriental that would celebrate fall, I took a chance and ordered Black based off of its exciting reviews. I'm not disappointed--but this is no woody oriental. At first whiff, the top-note of what can only be described as "tidy, tire store" quickly dried down to reveal an uncanny similarity to a long-time beloved Frederic Malle scent, "L'eau d'Hiver." A beautiful arrangement of clean, warm skin (cashmere?), and sweet, frozen water. The two scents are eerily similar. (With Black ringing in at one-third the price.) I love it! Highly recommend to l'eau lovers.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
My new love! This is a great contradiction to all the super sweet perfumes. Bvlgari Black is all that is dark, mysterious, sexy and dangerous. Top notes are a powdery rubber [this is a good thing, don't worry] along with cedar. The heart note - on me - is a leather/citrus/vanilla magical mixture. On drydown there is amber and cedar. I wear this with my most provocative dress, highest heels and reddest nails.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I'm sooo disappointed in Bulgari Black. I'd read all these great reviews for it and they all mention tea, tar/rubber and vanilla. Mostly black tea. So I was hoping for a good smoky black tea fragrance. Unfortunately after sampling this all I get is powdery rubber tires. The rubber isn't overwhelming but there is a very synthetic aldehyde note in here that is *extremely* similar to Kenzo Amour. I can't wear Kenzo Amour either. I had ordered an inexpensive bottle of this but it's going back unopened. sad. :(
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Smells a bit like Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier with Black Cashmere by Donna Karan. I was alarmed by the rubber note people wrote about, but there is nothing really to worry about, you may not even have that association. I like it, different, and you will be lucky if you bump into anybody wearing this, as for instance in NZ it has been discontinued. Too masculine for me, I gave the bottle to my husband and on him it smells really good.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
Rubber! The wet rubber note comes out very strongly on me, and smells like wet tires on a city street. The rubber faded a bit over a few hours, leaving a fresh, slightly sweet, almost anise scent. I enjoyed it, but I don't think I would purchase a full bottle. However, if you aren't a big fan of the super-sweet, fruity florals that are so prevalent now, it's worth a try.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
To me this is a feel-good fragrance in a strange way. I like it with a big black jumper, a nice beret, a long scarf and a good film in the cinema on a winter day. Perhaps some mulled wine or a good bourbon in a crowded pub afterwards. On these days, I am on earth only to please myself. I feel witty, perhaps a bit flamboyant. The tyre smell is good, slightly agressive, slightly sarcastic, I can't stop sniffing my wrist. But then, more of than not, a play-doh smell sets in and I find that so unnecessary. Hence three lippies.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Black was launched by Bvlgari, the Italian jewelry line, in 1998. It was created by perfumer Annick Menardo, and the fragrance notes are black tea, rosewood, bergamot, cedar, oakmoss, vanilla, amber, sandalwood, and musk.
I got this for my BF to try at spehora but new it was unisex. I sprayed it on the other day and was overwhelmed by how amazing and different it is without being unwearable daily. On me it starts off very much smelling of orange/yuzu, tart and juicy but dry. That only lasts for a few minutes and then it's a dry citrus mixed with rubber, vanilla, amber, tea, and some ozonic smelling lightness. After that stage passes (a good 2 hours), it morphs into rubber, pencil shavings, vanilla, musk/sandalwood comforty scent (2 more hours). Then the vanilla exploded like fireworks. I must tell you I did get my pulse racing and slightly hot before this happened so I don't know if it was the heat of my skin or the way the perfume will develop. This is a true vanilla, slightly sweet but earthy/boozy/resinous. You could still smell the wood and amber, but they were just wisps. After that it was a slightly sweet/salty skin smell that lasted for about 2 more hours. So 7 total hours of olfactory surprise.
I can't wait to smell this on my boyfriend!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I am sad: I bought a mini as that's all I can find in South Africa. And it's lovely, very very nice, but where is the weird?! Is it missing because I can't spray and must dab on tiny bits?! I want the rubber and all that! On me, it's a soft soft, somewhat manly scent (which is fine, I don't need to smell of flowers), quite sexy and warm and powdery, but faint, too. I want an overdose of this, with rubber - THAT would be amazing! As it is, just very very nice. Probably better for men or mature women than young girls.
EDIT: Nope, no more rubber with the full-sized bottle. I really like this, but am still sad that I get NO weirdness whatsoever, although my boyfriend did describe this (positively) as 'cream soda sprayed on cardboard'. Why can't I smell THAT, instead of soft, vanillic cleanliness?
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
So, I can't decide. I've never had someone randomly compliment me on this one, but when I make my friends and family smell my arm after Ive sprayed it, they all seem to like the smell. Sometimes the scent give me a headache, sometimes it doesnt. Today I sprayed one quick spray on my arms, and I went to babysit. The little girl I watch had her nose on my arm for about ten minutes just laying next to the smell. haha. I guess its good it's not repulsive, but it doesn't smell AMAZING to me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
Love! This smells amazing in my opinion. It's not a girly scent but damn it is sexy...I know it's uni sex but.....can't really imagine a guy smelling like this. But that is probably only because I smell like this...if that makes sense..Anyway, I can't describe notes so I wont try. This is my perfect winter fragrance I think. I didn't wear it much in summer so I'm not sure how it handles the heat. Lasts awhile..not sure how long really cos I guess I get used to it but I have never gotten a compliment on it after a few hours like I do with Chance.
It took awhile for me to fully appreciate this scent but now that I do...it's fabulous..sexy..and comforting all in one
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
I love this. I just think it smells sexy. Finding it was a little tricky... our myer actually didn stock this(but I'm sure in the cities they would) and the lady at the counter (looked in the mens section 1st) thought I was a little crazy....hmm. Anyway, I will buy this again. It's different from all my other frags...and all my friends so it's unique...at least in my circle
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This scent is amazing and addicting! Get it. Trust me. It's supposed to be unisex. I got it for my boyfriend. He loves it, it smells great on him. I tried to wear it. It smells great, but its definitely more masculine.
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Vanilla, Smoke, Rubber, Resins, Woods... what more can you ask for? Bvlgari Black is an iconic fragrance design that is truly more than the sum of its parts (and what loftily elegant parts they are!) and creates a unviersal, gender-free expression of what is sensual, elegant, well-designed and a modern classic. I freely invite both women and men to partake in Bvlgari Black's offering... in fact, apart from the Au The Vert product (that was almost nearly shlved), this is, in my huimble opinion, the highest perfume Art created by Bvlgari.
Bvlgari Black is easily wearable by both men and women and has an austere sensuality unmatched by anthing else on the market (i.e., gender neutral and of high quality).
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is the sexiest men's fragrance ever. I've heard its Bono's fave cologne - just made me love it more. I know its supposed to be unisex but I think its really more for a man. Don't be put off by the rubber tire hype. IMHO it is amazing. Give it a try.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Holy cow, is this weird! And amazing! And interesting... and... you know, I think I really like it.
Black had to grow on me, but grow on me it did. On me, it seems to circle through three accords: Lapsang Souchong (that smoky black tea), vanilla/amber, and "new bicycle" rubber. It fascinates me. I don't know that I'd call it sexy -- it seems very unisex to me, and I think it takes a very feminine fragrance to make me feel sexy -- but I particularly enjoy reaching for it in cold weather.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Definitely one of the most interesting fragrances out there. I get mostly burnt rubber and vanilla. Great lasting power and I love the concept. The woman who wears this will stand out as it's so different from any other perfume. As for myself, I won't be purchasing as I don't want to smell like burnt rubber.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Blue
I love Bulgari Black created by Annick Menardo who also created Hypnotic Poison. It's so different from the usual women's perfumes. It's deep, dark and smokey due to the lapsong suchong tea accord- I love lapsong suchong. Gorgeous and smooth with a little bit of 'rubber' thrown in . This is a unisex fragrance . A rebel's scent !