Dark, sweet and brooding. The spearmint tickles the nostrils. Many layers to explore here.
I have to give an honest review of this and how it reacted on my skin. Please don't buy this thinking you are getting one million cause your not and don't buy this thinking it's better than one million cause it isn't. Don't buy this thinking it's going to last longer on your skin cause it won't. Truthfully, this does smell a little like one million but this is way mintier and really this only lasted on my skin for about 4 hours and that's surprising coming from a lapidus fragrance. If you don't have the cash for one million this maybe a safe bet for you but if it's one one million you are wanting than save up and get what you really want.
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)