Bulgari • Black • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||73%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Amazing. I used to read the reviews for Black, and think, "Rubber and vanilla, and you think that smells good??" I figured you had to be a jaded perfumista to appreciate it. Well, I guess I've achieved "jaded" status now. Yes, it's rubber, yes, it's vanilla, and yes, it smells great.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Hot pavement and burning rubber are two of my favorite smells, so when I heard that the top note in Black was the latter, I had to have it. It's as good as I'd hoped.
From hot rubber to dry woods/earth and vanilla, it's one of the most interesting fragrances I find eminently wearable.
Also, my husband really likes it, and wears it at least as often as I do. Bonus!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Other, Straight, Fine Eyes: Other
Love this fragrance but can only wear it in small doses. The rubber note in this,the first couple hours, reminds me of something I smell every time I'm in the dentist's office. Not sure about the source but all I can think of is "Dentist's office!" when I'm wearing this. Not being a fan of the dentist it's a bit bothersome to have that reminder on my person. Love the vanilla and amber(?). Very distinct and not run of the mill since after all there's a RUBBER note in this! As it dries down during the day the rubber note becomes less potent and a smokiness comes in, and no I don't mean like burnt rubber! lol! Reminds me of the smokiness in Caron's Tabac Blond which is an all time favorite of mine. Don't have a bottle of this yet but I will sometime this year. Really a great fragrance and I think it should be considered/labeled as a unisex fragrance. Also loooooooove the bottle it comes in! Very eye catching.
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.