I agree wholeheartedly with Kaern. This fragrance is old school. In a good way. It is cologne for a gentleman who will wear it for years and eventually introduce and hand it down to his son. The different ingredients that went into this are easily discernible as they arise individually and at different phases. The patchouli, incense and cedar wood interplay is divine. I cannot pick up the vetiver, though. But it doesn't matter. This is an intriguing work of art. The floral middle notes, at times, seem on the verge of overtaking the fragrance and skewing it. But they tease. For, they stop at the right moment and permit the wearer to shift focus to the woodsy base notes and back to the top fruit notes. And then back to the floral middle notes. I love this; this is how three distinct levels of scents should work with one another. There is a salient powder/talc cloud that hovers ever so slightly above the wonderful mix of high quality ingredients that were well executed in regard to the amount of each that was included in the final product. As to how to wear this stately fragrance, one would wear this with a suit or slacks and a sports coat. Office or dressy casual settings. And with nice leather dress shoes. Not for the nightclubs. Not for those who enjoy Diesel or Ed Hardy type of fragrances--the hyper sweet aquatics that permeate the market. Black Fleece invokes classic men's fragrances of the past while adjusting the formula expertly to present a modern, masculine classic. Ralph Lauren should take note.
Not very interesting . Not an olfactory experience....(Thats what I search on a fragance)
The peppery opening hooked me immediately -- a really nice mix with the lavender and citrus. The middle notes are not very prominent to me -- the fantastic super long drydown is what this fragrance is all about. You need to test this fragrance for that alone -- it's one of the best ever. Vincent Schaller is a genius and this is his masterwork.
This has become my absolute favorite scent. I'm sure there are others that could better describe this scent but for me it seems like an old-school, classy scent. Definitely worth a try. My only complaint is it seems like I have to use 3-4 sprays versus the typical 2-3