Black Orchid is a fruity, floral powerhouse with recurring sweetness such to the extent that it walks a tightrope over gourmand territory. The sweetness of the scent is balanced well and interspersed throughout the note pyramid, but the scent never seems to assume the aspects of most gourmands (i.e. smell like a dessert or overpriced coffee beverage) I have worn it three times and tested it several times in conjunction with other scents and i have never encountered the infamous rotten fruit accord/note. As Mike P. mentions in a previous post, 1-2 sprays is enough for starters. I have always worn three sprays and that is more than enough.
My full-day wearing experiences of Black Orchid have always been a fresh, clean feel with a omnipresent sweetness that never becomes cloying. Wearing Black Orchid just feels good. A hypnotic, decadent, tranquilizing experience. I like that.
PS: I agree with DreamerII. Black Orchid pales in comparison to Tobacco Vanille.