Few years ago, I've found a decant of Black in one of my drawers. Not sure where did I get it or who gave it to me, but I applied it few times, and it definitely pleased my nose. It was wonderful.
Funny or weird thing is, I discovered that it was likely a counterfeit/watered down version, because even the bottle itself was different from the ones I've seen on google (I'm not sure if it is actually can be considered as a bottle). But I liked it, so I "blindbought" an authentic one and hoped that it has better longevity and a more refined smell than the fake one.
I've just received it. I'm not sure if I hate it or love it.
I love it because....
Just look at the bottle itself. Awesome details....and really unique, has the shape of a steering wheel or a tyre. Well, Bulgari is a jewellery company so this doesn't really surprise me. Just great quality that I've expected. If you are a collector, you have to buy it.
The overall smell of the juice is perfect. It reminds me of Fahrenheit - you have the gasoline note and the tangerine/orange together, and in this case you have the rubber note and vanilla.
I don't get anything else, maybe the leather and the tea note, but that is all for me.
And I hate it because....
This could be my signature scent. It's not really popular. But it has POOR projection, stays close to the skin. Longevity is average, sometimes I have to reapply it, sometimes I don't.
Spraying it more than 3-4 times is pointless, you will not get more longevity.
Still a thumbs up.
Sillage,Projection : 6/10
Longevity : 7/10
Versatility: I think it is actually versatile, doesn't project much, so haters of the infamous tyre note will not get offended. 8/10
Smell: 10/10, excellent !!!
Overall: 8/10, great buy.
Make an EDP version or fix the projection/longevity issues please, Bvlgari.
13 July, 2012