Originally Posted by dougczar
Kenneth Cole Black. Wife loves it. I do too.
Originally Posted by Lovescully
I have to agree. This is one of my most complimented fragrances, but it doesn't generate too much love here.
I disagree, see my impressions ↓↓↓: Black by Kenneth Cole
- One is pleasantly treated to a very nice, spicy, mandarin orange opening, which spirals into the smoky, floral and green heart, thence the musky base smothers all. I was disappointed since, given the moniker "Black", I was awaiting the appearance of heavy woods and leather, but none was to be had. It's a ho-hum fragrance. Why choose a ragtag composition when a symphony of better made fragrances can be relished. Its sillage is decent, but longevity is deplorable.- - - Updated - - -
And, further, I likewise disagree ↓↓↓ with the De Bachmakov
recommendation:De Bachmakov by Different Company
- Initially, one is treated to a cool freshness. Bergamot, with its herbaceous bitterness, coriander leaves, with their enveloping greenness tinged with a slightly medicinal and rank undertone, and shiso leaves, with their green apple mintiness, similar to a fresh, cumin-like crispness, all commingle to formulate a somewhat bracing accord. A faint juniper and angelica vibe, with a tinge of terpenic linalool, adds a boozy illusion. This exhilarating opening transitions to the floral heart. Freesia, with its airy sweetness and strawberry-like fruitness, along with jasmine, with its tutti-frutti air, cloak the pronounced greenness of the opening. Magical aldehydes adds a brillance to the florals, and fosters a clean and green undertone to their sweetish sensation. Segueing to the awaiting base, a robust Virginia cedar, with its cedar chest aspect, interplays with a comforting nutmeg, with its cinnamon-like air. An pleasing backdrop of craie douce, with its musk-like softness together with woody and mineral nuances, enhances the warm blend. A comforting drydown ensues. Despite the somewhat innovative and original aspects of this composition, its projection, apart from the opening, and longevity, perhaps 4 hours, are severely lacking, and force my hand with a "Neutral" rating.