I get mostly liquorice and fireplace or burnt rubber... it reminds me a bit of Tauer scents. It's interesting and I kind of like it but the burnt smell gets annoying after a while.
My wife says that it smells of Christmas.
22nd July, 2016 (last edited: 06th November, 2016)
Remember in Taxi Driver when Travis Bickle burnt all the flowers he sent to Betsy, but they were sent back 'cos Betsy thought he was a nutter? That scene is how this smells - evocative, dark, menacing, tragic.
The black pepper smacks you in the face like Mike Tyson smacking you in the face if he were drenched in Black Pepper. Which he isn't. Or i assume he isn't. Who knows? But if he were then this would be the general effect.
A tremendous fragrance whose accords lend it something distinctly unique. It's not for everyone granted, but if you can search past the pepper and the tar and then appreciate the combination and the balance, you will be hooked.
Absolutely wonderful! A sharp blast of black pepper opens things up…and it just keeps getting better! With all of the “blackness,” it carries itself deftly, never overwhelming. This is never smoky, but dusty, like ashen coal? As things warm up, frankincense, licorice and cedar smooth things out. I’ve experienced birch tar overshadow when used, but not here! This is modern in construction, but very familiar in execution, and more versatile than one might think. I need to get a bottle! Thumbs up!
CdG made their own Body Kouros? Great!I love a good cedar and licorice. If this had rose as well that would really ice the cake for me.
Performance of Black could stand to be a bit better but it's an all-around likable scent which seems to unify the themes of Body Kouros, Bvlgari Black, Eau Noire, and Wonderwood. Just lovely.
Incense, pepper and woods done RIGHT! The leather and licorice is an added bonus folks! The Birch tar gives this a nice zesty feel. 7.5/10