Black Afgano

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    7/7/13 at 9:18am

    cwill said:



    So I got my sample of this last night and regret ever putting it on my skin. It has GOT to be a joke, to see who will take it seriously and wear it around. This is the most vile (in a bad way), foul and disgusting scent I think I've ever experienced. I don't get any of the notes listed and I literally almost threw up when I smelled it. This stuff makes the most funky Indian Oud oil smell like flowers in comparison.

    7/7/13 at 9:19am

    deadidol said:



    A quick peek at your wardrobe would suggest that yes, this is not going to be your thing.

     

    I wear it and quite enjoy it, personally.

    7/7/13 at 9:19am

    deadidol said:



    A quick peek at your wardrobe would suggest that yes, this is not going to be your thing.

     

    I wear it and quite enjoy it, personally.

    7/7/13 at 9:22am

    cwill said:



    I thought I deleted my wardrobe. If anything's still there it probably does not represent what I like. I have and enjoy many VERY challenging scents, but this one...uh, yeah.

    7/7/13 at 9:35am

    deadidol said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by cwill View Post
    I thought I deleted my wardrobe. If anything's still there it probably does not represent what I like. I have and enjoy many VERY challenging scents, but this one...uh, yeah.

    Bummer you didn't like it -- it's not for everyone, that's for sure. Most of the criticism I hear about it is that it's gimmicky (I guess the weed note?). I don't find it challenging at all, though -- very easy to wear compared to some others that I own. (But then again, I'm the kind of person who'd also love to try out the "funky Indian oud oil" you align it with.)

     

    It's super dense, over the top, a bit tacky/garish, and borderline oppressive -- which is exactly what I love about it. It lasts an extremely long time on me, too. I also find it hard to pin down exactly what it's doing: an odd mix of sweet (the anise?), woody, incense type notes that's dark but also a little playful and irreverent. It's about as garish as I like to go, but when used sparingly, I get a lot of enjoyment out of it. I find this and Duro to be Gualtieri's best for the brand.

     

    I should add that I disliked it the first few times I smelled it, but it grew on me. 

    7/7/13 at 9:36am

    Jack Hunter said:



    It sure is stinky and I would not wear it but there is also something compelling about it.

    7/7/13 at 9:44am

    sophisticatedscent said:



    I find it vile in a fun way.  When you have a diverse collection of fragrances Black Afgano walks to its' own beat and that is good.

    7/7/13 at 10:10am

    JiveHippo said:



    I didn't like it at all.

    7/7/13 at 10:13am

    BRM85282 said:



    I agree that it is a little gimmicky, almost like they were trying too hard to be edgy because they were using hashih. I actually don't mind the fragrance, but I do get a strange, almost old lady vibe. I'm a little scared to wear it because I don't want people to think I've been smoking pot.

    7/7/13 at 10:14am

    drseid said:



    It is one of the worst I have ever smelled for sure... I wanted to like it, but it is just too weird for my tastes, I guess.

    7/7/13 at 10:17am

    JiveHippo said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by BRM85282 View Post

    but I do get a strange, almost old lady vibe.
    Careful now, you've just offended all the paper skinned old ladies of basenotes.

    7/7/13 at 10:18am

    hednic said:



    Not a very pleasant scent IMO.

    7/7/13 at 10:27am

    badarun said:



    Own it & love it - haven't recvd any negative comments from others at work when I had worn it a few times. Again - its not for everyone though...But I still found Cuir d'Arabie more difficult / challenging than Black Afgano...

    7/7/13 at 10:29am

    sjg3839 said:



    Too bad you don't enjoy that one. I personally like this one in the winter. 

    7/7/13 at 10:32am

    deadidol said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by badarun View Post

    Own it & love it - haven't recvd any negative comments from others at work when I had worn it a few times. Again - its not for everyone though...But I still found Cuir d'Arabie more difficult / challenging than Black Afgano...

    I find 95% of the Sephora/Macy's line more challenging than Black Afgano. grin.gif