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    Default Help me pick one: Bulgari Black -or- Versace Black Jeans

    I want a good "black" fragrance, which I have not found one so far. Both are around the same price on scentmonkey. Which one should I go for? Are they similar, or different enough that I need to try both?

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    Default Re: Help me pick one: Bulgari Black -or- Versace Black Jeans

    they're nothing alike - I prefer Bvlgari, which contains a rubbery/leathery accord over the Versace, which is more of an incense/woods fragrance. The Versace isn't bad, but I don't think the quality is nearly as good as the Bvlgari. I don't own either, but I'd choose the Bvlgari.

    I'm curious what you mean by wanting a 'black' fragrance - do you mean spicy? leathery? woodsy? Unfortunately the fragrance name 'black' can be misleading (i.e. Polo Black and Double Black) as it doesn't really refer to any specific genre, accord, or notes. Not that you shouldn't try anything and everything, but to prevent being disappointed with a blind buy, let us know what type of notes you're looking for and the people here will most certainly give more recommendations than you can handle!

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    I own both of these, and personally I find Versace Black Jeans to be far more versatile for everyday use.

    I'd seen a few people speak highly of it on here, bought in blind, and initially was a bit underwhelmed with it. However, after giving it several full wearings it's quickly become a favorite and I've received more compliments on it than just about anything else I've worn..

    Bulgari Black is also nice, and while I do enjoy it on occasion, I can't imagine having to smell it on a daily basis... So my vote goes for the Black Jeans!

    Hope that helps.

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    Default Re: Help me pick one: Bulgari Black -or- Versace Black Jeans

    I personally would choose Versace Black Jeans.
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    Default Re: Help me pick one: Bulgari Black -or- Versace Black Jeans

    Black Jeans.
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    Versace Black Jeans, along with Versace L' Homme are both fantastic fragrances from Versace. The others from Versace are not so good for me. I would pick Black Jeans over Bulgari Black any day.

    I like almost all of Bulgari's fragrances and think Bulgari pour Homme is a masterpiece that really put Jean Claude Ellena on the map as a perfumer. But, Bulgari Black is sort of the black sheep of their group. It is very unusual and quite particular. Test it first.

    The two sometimes get compared because they both have that really dry dark rubbery opening. But Black Jeans is more subtle in its dark opening and has a much friendlier finish that takes it closer to Armani Code in nature. Bulgari Black starts dry and dark and just stays there - its all smoke and rubber with a touch of vanilla at the end. Interesting but hard to like on a regular basis. I find I never choose to wear it.

    They are both worth testing first, but Bulgari Black in particular should not be purchased blind - it is just too different.

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    Default Re: Help me pick one: Bulgari Black -or- Versace Black Jeans

    I own both, but very rarely wear Bvlgari Black - I still like it, but at times think it a bit feminine - although most women aren't too fond of wearing it themselves.
    Black Jeans I like more and I wear it more often. Only problem is the wife sneezes uncontrollably when I wear it around her. It's my favourite of the Versace Jeans line.
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    Hi mate

    I am not so sure about Bvlgari Black, but I definitely love Black jeans. It smells so stylish with great drydown and longevity as mentioned by others.

    To me, the opening is quite weak but it ends up nicely on a skin. Totally recommended to everyone

    Cheers,
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    Default Re: Help me pick one: Bulgari Black -or- Versace Black Jeans

    Bvlgari Black gets my vote!

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    Bvlgari is more special and sophisticated than Black Jeans, more matured as well.
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    Default Re: Help me pick one: Bulgari Black -or- Versace Black Jeans

    Black jeans, for all the reasons that have been said already
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    Default Re: Help me pick one: Bulgari Black -or- Versace Black Jeans

    I would go with Black Jeans, simply because Bulgari Black has serious longevity problems on me.

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    I also second Black Jeans
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