A sort of ideal mixture of some famous previous perfumes as Faconnable Homme, Lolita Lempicka Au Masculine, Neroli L'Occitaine and One Million (which is a less camphoraceous and more surupy one) with a touch of Joop and Bang Bang. Creamy, slightly powdery, sweet, musky and minty/aromatic with a final touch of pencil shaving effect. The first blast is intoxicating and prickly under the attack of a spicy burst (yes, pepper and cinnamon overall). I catch immediately the neroli trail in the middle of the mist. The mentholated (eucalyptol kind) and slightly resinous effect becomes soon dominant, turning out in the middle of the spicy balsams. The smell holds on basically linear (despite i catch some herbal/resinous trails, the bubble gum vibe and some leather in it) till when a woody/black tea/almost watery beat comes out in order to characterize the creamy/mentholated musky wake. I don't find this fragrance particularly dark (even if at the end the woody patchouli darkens a bit the aroma) but it can be included in the range of the fragrances for clubbing cause is brash and a bit insolent. The dry down is a more tamed and fluidy cedary/mentholated/milky effluvium. Not particularly impressive to me but something probably interesting for the lovers of the genre.
27th December, 2012 (last edited: 21st January, 2013)
Black Soul is all about spearmint and spice. The spearmint and sweetness reminds me of Wrigley's Wintergreen gum. It stays all the way through the life of the fragrance and when combined with the spices it creates a minty chocolate. It's not a candy chocolate, but more of a powdery chocolate created by the spices. Also people are comparing this to 1 Million which I find it has nothing in common with. Fantastic fragrance.
24th September, 2012 (last edited: 27th September, 2012)
This is - to m humble nose - a decent male scent. Blind buy as a better alternative recommandation to 1 Million in your forum. And in deed it is a) rather close to 1 Million, but b) an alternative. Not so sweet, spicier, fresher - more masculine. After a few hours it develops wearing in a direction which disturbes me a little bit. So Thumbs up but as it was a favourite at the beginning, I now do not use it very often. I like more the start but the dry down is not my thing - on my skin.
31st July, 2012 (last edited: 07th September, 2012)
Black Soul by Ted Lapidus - Upon application, one is treated to a pleasing blend from the interplay of a bittersweet and peppery bergamot, a crisp and fresh, lemon blossom, a spicy cardamon, a slightly indolic neroli and a refreshing mint. Consequently, an all-too-familiar, sweet and spicy, bubble-gum smell materializes and wafts to the waiting heart. Here, in the middle, the bubble-gum-ish opening is immersed in an enveloping bath of fruity, medjool dates and raisins, sweetly warm and earthy cinnamon, and a hay-like and slightly honeyed floral from saffron. Transitioning to the alluring base, Chinese cedarwood imparts its camphoraceous, pencil shaving scent, while tolu balsam infuses its balsamic and cinnamic facets. A sweet and airy woodiness from gaiacwood also presents. Ambrocenide contributes its amber-like, woody character, while musk diffuses its soft and sweetly clean nuances. A comforting drydown ensues. This masculine, refined composition has average projection and average longevity, lasting about 8 hours.
black soul is a great spicy gormorand with a nice rich smell and everyone seems to absolutely love this one. It opens up similar to that of one million, with the fresh sweetness and then it becomes deeper and has a much richer woodsy spice and the medjul dates and raisins give it a touch of rich sweetness while it has a MUCH more masculine smell than one mil could ever go.
This is a phenomenal scent to wear when clubbing or on a date and it has a tremendous amount of appeal and its a shame there are not more people aware of this one.
I just bought it blind and it is amazing and after wearing it i dont want to smell anything else its just that good
if u like dirty english and the drier manly smells this is a good buy and im sure u will like this one