Opens with a blast of lemon, almost like Lemon Pledge, but countered by a darker, almost animal note. After a short while, the pledge smell eases and the dark note becomes more easygoing, this time offsetting a peppery note in the background. The pepper gains prominence and, for a time, is about even with the base notes of musk and cedar settling deep into the background but never quite disappearing.
The fragrance projects well and remains for a good long time. I like the complexity and dynamism of the range of scents. It definitely reminds me of its big brother Azzaro pH. Overall, a really nice fragrance and an excellent value. Wear when you are in the mood for something dark and animal. Not for those who want fun, light, and airy. It projects seriousness and sophistication.
12th December, 2014 (last edited: 17th January, 2015)
A great fragrance that can be had so cheaply. To my nose it has a real minty freshness and is particularly suited to hot weather, it's not cloying in the slightest. Along with Drakkar Noir, my frgrance of choice. I know some people say this smells similar to Drakkaer, but I can't honesty say I don't get that at all.
With a modern twist to a classic base,
Metallic apple hits your face.
Its spicy heart and woodsy end
Makes this a manly, useful friend.
I like the fact that apple stays,
And so my interest never strays.
If you like good, uplifting tonics,
You should consider Azzaro Onyx.
wow...drydown is a bit powdery and manly..very unique....reminds me of terre de hermes light with a touch of tom ford noir. Tom ford noir was way way too powdery through the whole thing but this(oynx) is a wonderful scent on me.
Pros: longevity and sillage
Don't be fooled by the citrus/fruity opening. This is hard core old school stuff masquerading as a contemporary frag. The fruity opening quickly reveals some interesting spices and the dry-down actually resembles it's older successful sibling, AzPH. While Silver Black may not be the legend that AzPH is, it definitely commands my respect.
01st May, 2013 (last edited: 02nd May, 2013)
Apple & cardamon dominate...and nauseate. Add a layer of woody musk and it gets worse. Confused, bare and cheap.