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Potion Royal Black (2013)
by Dsquared2


Potion Royal Black information

Year of Launch2013
Average Rating
(based on 30 votes)

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Parent CompanyAngelini > ITF Cosmetics

About Potion Royal Black

Potion Royal Black is a masculine fragrance by Dsquared2. The scent was launched in 2013

Potion Royal Black fragrance notes

  1. Top Notes
  2. Heart Notes
  3. Base notes

Reviews of Potion Royal Black

synthetic as Hell...but I love everything about it. Its fundamentally, a dense, smokey, rose scent. Very dark..
09th February, 2018
This is my signature scent. It is one of the real powerhouses of this era. It really has everything I look for in a fragrance.

Masculine, deep, dark, unique, sexy, seductive.

Sweet yet fresh, manly yet sensual...

Scent: Out of this word (10/10)
Longevity: Excellent (9/10)
Sillage: Above average (8/10)

21st June, 2016
You can count me as a fan of this house because they usually create solid fragrances with good quality and really good prices. they are around $45-$50 in my country which I believe is a great price for what your getting.

Even though I'm not a fan of rose, I like this one.
This fragrance opens up with semi sweet musky and semi fresh blast of rose along with lots of black pepper and easy to detect leather note. leather here is completely modern, mellow smoky and very pleasing while it's sweetened by musk and softened by rose.

As time passes, rose is right there almost without any changes, black pepper settles down quite a bit and leather gets smoother while incense joins in and dominates completely over the scent. incense in this fragrance isn't ashy or smoky that much. it's more toward bitter herbal and kind of aromatic side while there is a little bit of leather besides it to add mellow smoky aura.
The mid as I described is a dry, bitter, aromatic and slightly smoky scent with warm and semi sweet musk and good support of rose to mellow things down.

In the base almost all notes are going in the background. the base is a warm, mellow sweet musky/vanilla scent with familiar cinnamon aura of the original potion along with some rose and some leather both waaaaaay in the background.
Projection is average and longevity is around 6-7 hours on my skin. a good fragrance for fall if you like these type of scents.
14th May, 2016
Im a sucker for dark manly rose scents. I own Club De Nuit Intense by Armaf which is basically NOIR DE NOIR minus $250+, David Yurman's Limited Edition, Aramis Calligraphy Rose, Shade's Wood and now DSquared's Potion Royal Black. Owning these scents gives you an idea of the versatility of rose notes in fragrances. They are undeniably rosy but they aren't anywhere near copies of each other as far as fragrances go. Each has a very unique take on Rose and Potion is one of my favorites. What makes this different from the others is the Incense, Leather and Rose combo. These notes combine to create a very sensual fragrance. It's also very niche in terms of the smell, blend, and performance.

As has been mentioned it is very easy to see this scent selling for 5x its asking price and it would probably sell more if that were the case than it does as an affordable designer scent. There are some synthetics used but so what? WIth IFRA rules in play even Niche brands are producing SYNTHETIC scents. The bottom line is the smell and this smells amazing.

Scents like this is what frugal frag heads live to find. Something which should be far more exclusive being sold at an accessible price. And because the availability is so scarce chances are no one will smell like you. I collect fragrances because of gem finds like this.

This will certainly be one of my night out scents as it gets colder which is when this scent, I believe, would fit best. Its a warm, dense, sweet, but masculine take on Rose. I get consistently over 10 hours (i spray on my Tshirts) with great sillage for the first 4 hours. On clothes this will last forever. So give a couple sprays between your chest and your Tshirt and you will be giving off whiffs of this

Simply put...A wow factor Fragrance.

If u don't like rose scents this may be one which changes your mind. Its undeniably beautiful.

10/10- This scent is everything I want in a fragrance and is a unicorn compared to the hosts of generic designer scents which all smell the same these days. It gets a 10 because it measures up to the best from the Designer world past and present.
27th April, 2016
On my journey for the perfect men's rose fragrance (under $60.00) I acquired a sample of Potion Royal Black.

At first I was in love, I almost went and bought a bottle immediately. After spending some more time with it, I realized this fragrance isn't for me. Royal Black opens with a beautiful modern rose note, similar to that in 24 Platinum, and Rose 31, that same sweet, almost more synthetic smelling rose. (because real rose actually smells a bit dirty, and these don't) It quickly transforms into a heavy, and I do mean heavy, smokey, very smokey, almost rubbery smelling incense and leather combo. Smells like something from the Smell Bent brand to be honest. It has a lot of leather, but the leather isn't my style as it's rather animallic. Eventually, and I mean hours and hours later, it evolves back into a rose top note with a vanilla undertone, I also get some coriander.

If you're looking for a bold rose fragrance, that's undeniably masculine, and won't break the bank.. this could be a good option.. just make sure you love smokey, leather fragrances. I think it's the combination of smoking incense and animallic leather that turns this off for me. 24 Platinum is my favorite rose fragrance in the under $60.00 price range right now.
16th October, 2015 (last edited: 18th October, 2015)

A sexy masculine scent that combines sleek seductiveness with sophistication.POTION ROYAL BLACK has a classy combination of the best ingredient like incense,tobacco and leather to make a deep scent.It is a familiar scent for me.really nice but nothing a masterpiece.whomever wears this will smell like they have been sitting in the club of a prestigious men's society next to a humidor as they drink martinis. Smoky,Woody,Chic,Charming,Exciting, Warm,Luxurious,Romantic and Sensual at the same time.

The fresh scent of bergamot mix with pimento and incense over an masculine yet romantic heart of leather,tobacco and rose, making way for a sensual base composed of musk and woody notes which makes this lovely perfume ideal for evening wear in the COLD weather.the dry down is the best part for me. this EDP is great on a dinner date and it is also most certainly made for a close encounter with the opposite sex.this kind of perfume gives you confidence and i recommend it for men age between 30/40 years conclusion POTION ROYAL BLACK is better than the original version for me.


Longevity?Pretty Good on my skin.

29th March, 2015

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