Pretty solid Masculine dating fragrance. This will put a fight against the current La Nuit formula. The difference is this performs way better than La Nuit current formulation. @ Ross for 100ml is $30; not bad.
Ferragamo F. Black is very good juice for a low price. It is virtually the original of the modern male scents such as Villain, Sauvage and Bleu de Chanel, though notewise it is also similar to a stripped down Allure. While I didn't rate Sauvage or Bleu good on scent and not unique (Allure I haven't smelt so I'll not include it), this scent while similar to those to it seems to me to smell better. This also maybe due to the fact that it is as much as a quarter of the price of the other two. In comparison to Villain it is slightly better.
Like Villain, Sauvage, there is a mix of lavender and pepper between the open and mid. While the pepper is very noticeable in this, it is in no way near headache territory like it can be with Villain, making it much more wearable. The scent projects quiet a bit, even at just neck sprays (I did this this afternoon when I got home from work after I previously sprayed my neck and wrists for work) and I smelt it linger for around 4 hours after spraying. I notice as a skin scent, it lasts another 4/5 or so, making it last the work test. Seasonal wise, I see this from fall until spring as a night scent but can be light enough for the daytime.
Rating wise, I love it. I just got it Friday and have already worn it twice and sprayed it on me three times. It's a work friendly scent that you can and should wear in close contact like on a date. I give it an 8.2, since it is like Villain to me but more refined, stripped down and less headache inducing. I've yet to get a headache from smelling it like I have with Villain. Plus with it's similarities to prestige designer scents like Sauvage, Allure, even Bleu (de Chanel) makes it a great option for young men (high schoolers to young professionals) to have a lady killer (not that I personally got compliments wearing it, but I can see it.)
The only good thing about this fragrance is that it is cheap. Smells like baby wipes/hand wipes/sanitizer possibily from that lavender note. Ended up blind buying this fragrance and I regret it. Have not worn it out at all.
I bought a bottle of this a couple years ago and really honestly tried to wear it enough to change my opinion, but I just couldn't come around and warm up to it despite all the positive comments.
There was just something about it that rubbed me the wrong way, too synthetic and overpowering smell in the worst possible way.(yes, a strong synthetic can smell good, like Ultrared Man for example;) Just too much of everything in this...lavender, tonka and black pepper. I don't miss my bottle at all.
U ever had the experience where a scent is awesome but reminds you of something not so awesome? And because of that mental association you can't see the scent in its proper light?
Well this scent does that for me and reminds me of... wait for it... wait for it...
HANDY WIPES/WET NAPS
U know those small, square, wet, scented tissues in those packets at bus stations, airports,restaurants ect.? F Black opens with this really nice fresh scent but that opening literally lasts about an hour and from that point on, its wet naps until the end.
I have heard people rank this scent as "classy", "elegant", or "sophisticated" but sadly all I get is that handy wipe scent that just turns me off. Now smelling like handy wipes isn't the worst thing ever...I guess...lol...It doesn't smell bad by any means. Even with the mental connection I have with this frag, I wear F Black and would even recommend it. I just don't see it in the light those who love it do. TO me its a solid LIKE.
I can say this scent lasts and projects. So if you are looking for a very bright, refreshing scent that performs well this may be a great option for you.