Yes there has been a side x side. These were my observations from an ealier post :
I broke down & bought it the other day and am finally getting around to a side by side with Bvlgari Black.
Granted - they are slightly similar in the mid-notes but BBlack just can't keep up in the drydown.
Black turns into a musky vanilla bomb then just fades into an attempt at 'leather' (?) - while Midnight stays bright with its incense, tea, benzoin/tonka mix. MUCH much better.
They both have their place, but I'll probably be letting Black go in favor of Midnight.Originally Posted by rogalal & sogent
However, the comparisons to Bulgari Black are piquing my interest - does it have the rubbery tea note? Or is it reminding you of Black just because of the sweet masculine vanilla?
Personally, I think the association between the two is based on the use of tea in each. Midnight does not have the so called 'rubber' note many seem to like in Bvlgari. I wouldn't say the connection is vanilla either. While Bvlgari clearly uses a less sweet vanilla, Midnight's take on it is the benzoin/tonka mix to provide something even less sweet and lets the reported almond and lily standout.