Bigelow Barber Cologne Elixir Black No. 1581 (2007)
by C.O. Bigelow Apothecary

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Bigelow Barber Cologne Elixir Black No. 1581 information

Year of Launch2007
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 45 votes)

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HouseC.O. Bigelow Apothecary
Parent CompanyLimited Brands

About Bigelow Barber Cologne Elixir Black No. 1581

Bigelow Barber Cologne Elixir Black No. 1581 is a masculine fragrance by C.O. Bigelow Apothecary. The scent was launched in 2007

Bigelow Barber Cologne Elixir Black No. 1581 fragrance notes

Reviews of Bigelow Barber Cologne Elixir Black No. 1581

The faint but perfect
Shiny agarwood/oud note
Holds on like a champ.
26th November, 2017
Excellent buy for under $20.00. It is a mild spicy, masculine, with a mild vanilla fragrance. I really like it! I don't always enjoy wearing expensive colognes.
16th August, 2017
well, right off the bat this has oud listed as the top note, but I'm sad to say I don't really detect any oud...not even one of those synthetic/chemical oud notes...nothing....maybe the supposed oud is what's giving me a little taste of tobacco... can see the references to John Varvatos and YSL La Nuit de L'Homme...it has a general scent that reminds me of Varvatos and that sweet/spicy cloud sort of like YSL LNDLH...both of those do come on a little stronger and thicker...this is like a toned down more transparent version...the throw is not so hot and it fades on me after a couple of hours max...none of the listed notes jump out at me...everything sort of mixes together...to me pretty much just a pleasant spicy/woody concoction...but for the price you can't go wrong for a quick short term pick me up if you're looking for a fresh pleasant safe scent...
FBW for the price it can be found for
Semi-Aromatic Spicy Wood
21st January, 2016
Vanilla being listed as the main descriptor is a bit odd for Elixir Black, as it comes off much more like a fresh spicy with vanilla as part of the mix but certainly not an individual standout.

Overall, I get a root beer vibe from this, and not with all of the sweetness you would typically associate with the soda or candy itself, but more of the root and alcohol aspect of it. I definitely don't get oud but there's something woody and spicy about this.

I liken it somewhat to The Body Shop's Activist, which is slightly sweeter, and this is especially obvious when smelling one on each arm back and forth.

Short-lived and not a projection monster, but a bargain at $19.50 for 75ml, this is a nice casual cold weather option that can be sprayed liberally and often, and is great for daytime usage.

7 out of 10
30th December, 2015
Oviatt Show all reviews
United States
This fragrance almost works. With its oud, tonka, amber, musk and vanilla, this could have been a contender in the category of masculine orientals. Where it falls short is that there are hints of delicious elements but none of them delivers. The firm markets this as "confident, exotic and rich" but it doesn't stick around long enough for us to find out if it is any of those things. It is frustrating that there is a suggestion of greatness that is fleeting. Probably one of the better Bigelow offerings, it is perfectly nice--while it lasts--and could be a good gateway for man interested in exploring orientals, but in that case, why not go to the head of the class and wear Jaipur or Gucci Pour Homme #1? The answer, of course, is the cost. At the price this goes for, it is perfectly nice and has the added benefit of a wide range of grooming products.
11th May, 2015
Vanilla, woods, whatever... Well done and reminds me of Eau Des Baux. Others say John Varvatos. The standout of it's class (White, Blue, Green, whatever). Longevity might be a problem. At< $20 and buy 2 get 1 free this one is the Mohammed Ali of sub $20 fragrances. 3.5 out of 5. Buy Buy Buy!!
20th August, 2014

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