The Best Cavalli
the best and that's not saying a lot. semi spicy opening coriander/pepper that dries down to a powder concoction.musk/Tonka that stays somewhat close to the skin.decent slightly above mid range fans that does not do a lot of justice.
Pros: great warm and inviting
Cons: lacks depth"
Black is an outstanding fragrance. Smells unique, sexy and warm. Thats a very well done blend of tonka and lavender with touchs of cedar. Wonderful. My only complaint is about the lasting power thats weak.
I really like this one! This is a great for a party or in the evening (especially in the winter or autumn) If you like a spicy, peppery special scent, this is the winning ticket.
Longivity and projection are very good, thats a big plus for me because mostly fragrances last for like 5 hours max on my skin.
Ill give it an 8!
Soapy, musky "toilette splashing water" type of fragrance with a sort of bath foam smell due to a prickly accord of lavender-citrus-bamboo-tonka-musk-pepper. Very masculine, aromatic, green and clean with a refreshing toilette sparkling (even thanks some spices) soapy (slightly bath foam) smell, at least in the first part of its development. Set the dry down the scent becomes more creamy and consistent. The cedarwood placed in the base provides a touch of dry texture to an otherwise too watery/balmy fragrance. It's a sensual, casual, a bit sportive scent in the same clan with Body Kouros, Le Male and Lempicka au Masculine but with a darker spicy beat and a less dusty (i mean less powdery/humid and resinous) temperament. It reminds to me a bit the smell of clean and airy washing back in my youth. May be a touch of amber enriches the base with its mild resinous temperament. Some dry flowers in the heart provide a touch of sophistication and romanticism. Decent projection at the beginning and very bad longevity on my skin. Not bad in the complex.
18th February, 2011 (last edited: 11th January, 2014)
The key to understanding this scent is to acknowledge that it is a fougère. Lavender + coumarin (in the tonka) = the basic fougère chord, and style. Certainly that is here: the distinctive soapy-mossy tone is very nice. This scent is called an “oriental fougère” perhaps due to its smooth and slightly rich character. I would call it a “woody fougère” because I get attractive lingering wood notes. The scent has airy, grassy notes. It is dry and wears well. It is a comfortable, non-challenging introduction to a low-key fougère. The term “black” here is a complete marketing ploy, there is nothing ‘black’ about this in any way, as far as I can detect.