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    Default Back to Black, anyone?

    The new fragrance by Kilian sounds like a dream

    http://www.luckyscent.com/shop/secti..._to_Black.html

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    I ordered samples. Should arrive Monday the 24th. I'll report back.

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    Sounds good to me, thebeck.

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    I wouldn't mind trying this. I tend to like noir theme scents but I can't stand the name. Sounds like a rap song. I've also tried everything but Prelude to Love and hated them all, though Liaisons Dangereuses was decent, but I'd never buy it.
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    I received my sample yesterday. Maybe due to the heat and the humidity it was all about the honey. It is not the bad kind but sweet and delicious with a hint of tobacco. I should save the rest of my sample for a cooler day. It is a skin scent and I could smell it almost 12 hours after I first applied.
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    Made me think of:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UT8ZOB0MIV4&feature=fvst

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    Default Re: Back to Black, anyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by nsamadi View Post
    I wouldn't mind trying this. I tend to like noir theme scents but I can't stand the name. Sounds like a rap song. I also tried everything but Prelude to Love and hated them all, though Liaisons Dangereuses was decent, but I'd never buy it.
    not quite rap but it is the name of an Amy Winehouse
    song, and the scent is a homage to her and her song apparently
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    Quote Originally Posted by lightgreen22 View Post
    not quite rap but it is the name of an Amy Winehouse
    song, and the scent is a homage to her and her song apparently
    Perhaps. But of course, AC/DC did Back in Black after Bon Scott was found dead from booze. Maybe Kilian Hennessy's next overpriced fragrance should be a boozy homage to how lousy AC/DC was after Bon Scott died.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stereotomy View Post
    Made me think of:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UT8ZOB0MIV4&feature=fvst

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    Absolutely love that song and video - so nostalgic.

    There's a music video/segement you might enjoy from a show by Flight of the Conchords that's inspired by it here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_z5jU5nrlAo

    I've got a sample of Back to Black on its way to me any day now - I'll post my first impressions about it as soon as I get it.
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    The box looks like a perfume coffin! Munsters inspired

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    I love the opening, but the drydown reminded me of baby powder, I have a sample that aedes gave me so I will resample it again

    It did last at least 8-12 hours from what I recall

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    I thought I would report back after sampling two days. If you remember I was less than enthusiastic about Pure Oud.

    Back to Black is a different beast all together. BTB takes you on an olfactory journey weaving in and out tobacco, slightly oudish, at times gourmand, hints of floral, and always a constant powdery accord. Calice Becker works her magic with the oddest combinations of notes. BTB is the best Kilian release to date IMO. Whoever heard of a tobacco and powdery mixed in the same frag. Only an artist could achieve such a glorious combination. One minute it's a sultry evening scent and the next minute it's a barbershop office friendly scent.

    I give it a solid 4 stars+. Longevity is 8-12 hours. Sillage is fairly close to the skin making it office friendly for those who don't get to close. For those who give you hugs at work, they'll be coming back for more hugs and neck smelling.

    BTB is full bottle worthy even at the going rate of $225.00 for 50ml. An absolute treasure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebeck View Post
    I thought I would report back after sampling two days. If you remember I was less than enthusiastic about Pure Oud.

    Back to Black is a different beast all together. BTB takes you on an olfactory journey weaving in and out tobacco, slightly oudish, at times gourmand, hints of floral, and always a constant powdery accord. Calice Becker works her magic with the oddest combinations of notes. BTB is the best Kilian release to date IMO. Whoever heard of a tobacco and powdery mixed in the same frag. Only an artist could achieve such a glorious combination. One minute it's a sultry evening scent and the next minute it's a barbershop office friendly scent.

    I give it a solid 4 stars+. Longevity is 8-12 hours. Sillage is fairly close to the skin making it office friendly for those who don't get to close. For those who give you hugs at work, they'll be coming back for more hugs and neck smelling.

    BTB is full bottle worthy even at the going rate of $225.00 for 50ml. An absolute treasure.
    I am ordering one just from this review alone.

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    Thanks for reporting back thebeck, denec, and arwen_elf. I've been really curious about this.
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    oh wow, seriously honeyed baby powder... had trouble scrubbing it off. a complete anti-aphrodisiac to me.

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    Ive yet to try anything By Kilian and really want to , there really seems to be such a love hate thing for the house here on BN

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    I tried this today, and it's very sweet.. almost amber like.. it reminded me of a very old perfume I used to get a few years ago.. It's far to sweet for me though. It does kinda smell narcotic for sure.. This would suite women better then men in my opinion.
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    I like powdery and sweet stuff so I'm getting a sample. And instead of full bottles, I'm actually considering the By Kilian Travel Spray. $70 for 4 x 0.25 oz refills seems a more viable option to me. But By Kilian's bottles and packaging are droolworthy!
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    Default Re: Back to Black, anyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheCure View Post
    oh wow, seriously honeyed baby powder... had trouble scrubbing it off. a complete anti-aphrodisiac to me.
    Agree. Sweet, honey, tobacco. That's it. Not exciting at all.

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    I ordered a sample last night.

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    The jammy berry opening was fabulous. It has a great heart too. I thought I'd even want to buy a bottle. The problem for me was that it moved into the honey rich base similar to what you'll find in Miel de Bois. Unfortunately, that also smells a lot like urine... and it lasts 24 hours.
    Didn't work for me.
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    The sample came today. BtB is very honey sweet with a little hint of tobacco and incense. Nothing's really spectacular about this new fragrance. But sometimes, certain fragrance takes a while to be appreciated. I will use up all the sample before deciding to buy it or not. Straight to Heaven also came, but I will wait to see how this one goes before trying it.

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    Back to Black is definitely something I can learn to like. But, my god, Straight To Heaven is just a horrible scent to my nose. Coconut and incense (well, smells like coconut to me) ??? Horrible combination. I am sorry if I offend anyone here.

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    I received this as sample and I loved it. Very unisex, sweet, deep, velvety and somewhat incensey . Excellent staying power .
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    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyLuke View Post
    But, my god, Straight To Heaven is just a horrible scent to my nose. Coconut and incense (well, smells like coconut to me) ??? Horrible combination. I am sorry if I offend anyone here.
    I think you're a one percenter. I love STH. I think it's the best in my collection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loud_One View Post
    I think you're a one percenter. I love STH. I think it's the best in my collection.

    Same here i still think it is the best By Killian scent

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loud_One View Post
    I think you're a one percenter. I love STH. I think it's the best in my collection.
    To each his own. But seriously, Straight To Heaven has just got to be the worst I have ever sampled. All day, I tried to scrub it off my wrists, but the scent wouldn't go away. Maybe I am allergic to it, I just don't know.

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    Back to Black smells like a combination of TF Tobacco Vanille and ELdO Rien. Mix these two half and half and you get Back to Black. Both TV and Rien are sweet and very dry masculine fragrances. Sweet but not too sweet when coupled with the tobacco, leather etc. Tobacco, leather, vanilla . . . I like BtB. Don't know if I'd buy a bottle, NOT sure if it is worth the price, but it HAS character and I like the smell of it.

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    But of course, AC/DC did Back in Black after Bon Scott was found dead from booze. Maybe Kilian Hennessy's next overpriced fragrance should be a boozy homage to how lousy AC/DC was after Bon Scott died.
    >snerk<


    I was all excited to try this out until I hear there is honey and sweet fruit. Curses. I was hoping for wood, amber, leather, etc, with no sugar.....Dream on, I suppose. (You know, back from before Aerosmith took the suck train....)
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    When a bunch of us sampled this yesterday at the Meet-Up, it was interesting how differently it played out on different people. On rogalal, I got tobacco and spices with some sweet honey, and on me it was a nicely rounded, complex but very dominantly honey scent. I got lots and lots of honey for about 12 hours, and only late in the dry down (6+ hours after application) did I get more of the tobacco that was so apparent on the men right from the get-go.
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