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    Default By Kilian's Back to Black

    I utterly adore this. I encourage everyone to sample it from TPC, LuckyScent or wherever. It is stunning. The honeyed tobacco-hay-creaminess is just sumptuous. Best of 2009-2010 so far for me. I will readily shell out $225 for this and gratefully I can get it right here in The Hub at Saks Fifth Ave.

    Great review, BTW (from Boston's own) Mark...

    http://www.fragrantica.com/news/By-K...lack-1088.html


    And a few additional reviews...

    http://1000fragrances.blogspot.com/2...-to-black.html
    http://perfumeposse.com/2009/08/26/b...erfume-review/
    http://graindemusc.blogspot.com/2009...by-kilian.html
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    Default Re: By Kilian's Back to Black

    I love it too. But I think the 1 oz. travel set is a better value. I personally don't care about the bottle it is in - it's the juice inside that counts.
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    Default Re: By Kilian's Back to Black

    YUB





    (A subliminal from the Johnny Carson Show, eons ago. )

    I have a sample, and while it's close enough (for me) to several things I already have and love, I think it's an excellent scent. I'll probably end up with it sooner or later.

    Go for it! Yub!
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    I agree. This is my pick for best fragrance of 2009.. it is insanely lovely on a woman (though I love to wear it myself as well)

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    I agree, this is one my best purchases of 2009. Just an outstanding scent. It seems Kilian himself is very fond of Calice Becker, as she's the nose for the vast majority of his collection, including Pure Oud, if I remember correctly.

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    Default Re: By Kilian's Back to Black

    It is indeed a fine scent, but on my skin the honey notes fade all too quickly leaving me smelling like a cigarette box...
    But I'm a fan of Calice Becker, esp since Tommy Girl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    It is indeed a fine scent, but on my skin the honey notes fade all too quickly leaving me smelling like a cigarette box...
    But I'm a fan of Calice Becker, esp since Tommy Girl.
    I dabbed this on last night around 8 p.m. It is now almost 8 a.m. the next morning and I still smell the glowing embers of the honey. I guess your unique body chemistry has much affect on this fragrance.
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    I totally love this one. Much prefer the the tobacco/vanilla in this than Tobacco Vanille.

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    I love it, and am saving up! Probably will by the refills....

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    I know I'm in the minority here, and I hate to be the only nay-sayer, but I honestly feel the BtoB was probably the single worst fragrance I tried in 2009. I was realling looking forward to trying it and made a special stop on my last Vegas trip.

    The top notes were OK, but it quickly dried down to smell like I rubbed my arm in an ashtray full of wet Lucky Strikes. And, of course, I couldn't even scrub it off. I was incredibly disappointed in this one and I would advise anyone who might be interested to sample it first!
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