I appreciate that reviewer lunarpanic pointed out that Bulgari Black, L'Artisan Dzing!, and VIP all have their merits. There is a good chance that if you like any one of these, you will like them all. VIP's merits include sweetness, a tobacco note, and the luscious scent of leather (drool). The name had set a vision of an executive lounge or men's club in my mind prior to application. What I hadn't factored in, but which became evident after about an hour, was some boozieness. But, of course, there would be liquor in a VIP room. I'd say this is a cozy, comfort scent. Very soft, no harshness at all.
like lunarpanic said, very much in the style of Bvlgari Black. However, it has absolutely no lasting power. The salesgirl said to me, "it's like a second skin", which I heard as, doesn't really stay on. It's a clean and inviting scent, somewhat delicious, but for the price, stick with Bvlgari. P.S. - the bottle top weights more than a full bottle, very unusual!
Got a sample of this along with Dzing! and something about both of them reminds me of Bvlgari Black, particularly VIP Room. I prefer Black to both, but all have their merits. VIP Room is quite synthetic compared to the other two, and it's missing the smoke of Black (as well as the tea and vanilla notes - well there may be a little vanilla, it's hard to decide), but the rubber is still there, though not as nicely done. But still, it could serve as a Black for juniors, a little bit trashy, bit in a fun way.