First I've heard of this one. Intrigued to say the least.
This has just arrived on the shelves of perfumeries in France, and today I tried it.
I was very impressed indeed. It has an old school feel to it. High quality ingredients, beautifully blended.
It´s a very spicy and warm fragrance, containing lots of incense. Reminds me a lot of the better Jacques Bogart´s, such as Furyo or Witness.
The really weird thing is that I cannot find it anywhere on the net. It has nothing to do with Black Soul or Black Soul Imperial, (the bottle is totally different - it´s a black coloured version of the classic grey marbled Lapidus Pour Homme).
This has got me confused. I cannot find any reference to it on the net.
Does anyone have information about it ?
First I've heard of this one. Intrigued to say the least.
It´s so strange I´ve googled it and can´t find it,.......or photos of the bottle !!!
Can you take some pics for us, please???
Sounds absolutely fantastic. Extreme version of Ted Lapidus, wow!!
Its stronger than the original?
Is there a Lapidus Black too then? Or did they go straight to Extreme?
Is Lapidus a big seller over there? I've heard of fakes that don't duplicate an existing fragrance, but actually create one out of thin air (I think there was like a Dior J'Adore flanker or something that was entirely fabricated by the dupers).
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Thanks for the pic. Now I know what to look for by sight. First time I've seen it.
Wow this is crazy! How is it that there is no marketing traces of this fragrance on the internet?? This blows my mind but if brands have decided to throw all their money into composition rather than advertising, then I'm all for it! Lol
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......after a lot of hassle and a whole lot of help from fellow basenoters I finally sussed how to upload photos onto basenotes threads. Many thanks for your help.......and at last, a photo !
I would also like to add that after a second test of this fragrance I have changed my opinion somewhat.
.......the drydown veers toward that "rouge" element found in the likes of Xeryus Rouge etc., which I find cloying.
I would personally describe it as a wintergreen/wint-o-green smell.
This fragrance takes a route that has definitely been done several times before. It is warm and sensual and much less in-the-face as Xeryus Rouge. I did actually get some compliments, but overall it lacks originality.
That has got to be the coolest looking bottle I have ever seen. I'd buy it blind just based on the bottle alone!
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I love Xeryus Rouge so I´ll be keeping an eye on this one. Thanks for the info !
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The Dreamer from Versace: what does this scent have that is so alluring and enticing towards the opposite sex ?
Def interesting. Thanks for the pic!
I'll blind buy this if it's cheaper than $50 for a 100 ml/3.4 fl. oz. for sure - love the bottle design.
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Yeah I have hunt this down now I must add the bottle looks nice in black
Does anyone have any info on this one? I got a sample given to me, and I have got to get this one, but I can't find it anywhere. Has it yet to have a retail release in the U.S.?
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- Davidoff: Leather Blend Edp
- Dior: Eau Sauvage Parfum
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- Guerlain: Vetiver
- Van Cleef & Arpels: Pour Homme
- Hermes: Terre d'Hermes
- YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)
There is a guy washing his hands on the box?!?
LOL, what that means? That doesnt make any sense, Ahahaha.
The fragrance sounds great, i will keep hunting a bottle of this stuff.
I wonder if it's a monster like the original Lapidus, which is probably the strongest of the strong in my collection.
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I'm getting me some of this bad boy..!
Recently received it and like it quite a bit. Very inexpensive.
Just bought this blind, based on Ted Lapidus' scents and how good they are. This is, I would say, is T.L. pour Homme with violets. It's got a bubblegum note lurking in there. It's also similar to Bogart's One Man Show Gold Edition. To sum up, it's a blend of TL pour Homme, OMS Gold and Silver Scent. Oh and I like it but not as much as I thought I was going to.
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Very inexpensive smell, the problem - cheap is rarely nice.
Available at cheapsmells, buy or not?
It's a good nice scent for autumn but you need to realize it is not going to be niche quality.
it's also available here:
To anyone who has tried this fragrance, a few questions:
(1) Is the bottle made of real glass, or just plastic?
(2) Is it powdery or cloying?
(3) Is it overly fruity in the vein of Givenchy Play/Play Intense?
(4) How does it compare to Lapidus Black Soul? Better, worse, or about as good?
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I was so dissapointed in this. I bought a sample off of ebay and totally not what I expected. I love the original Lapidus but this one falls way behind it. There is a minty urine like note in this that I can not stomach. Can anyone shine light on which note it is?
Has anyone else tried this?
I just got a sample of Black Extreme today. I was intrigued by the wintergreen note that many mentioned and wanted to give it a go. Based on first impressions, I'm kind of torn between whether I like it or not. I don't get wintergreen per se, but what I do get is almost a 100 percent authentic replication of the smell you find inside a used book, record, or CD store. Ok, I know this sounds weird, but if you've ever been inside of one of an older one of these stores, there is a distinct smell from the old paper, cardboard album covers, paper CD inserts, and the wooden racks & shelves often used to display them. I'm not sure what notes in Black Extreme are creating this olfactory vision for me, but I'm definitely getting it. I certainly can smell violet leaves, and I'm guessing it's their dusty quality mixed with one of the herbal (wintergreen) type notes that's creating the smell I'm getting. As I said, I'm not sure if I'd want to smell like this or not, but two thumbs up for uniqueness.
Also, I bought a bottle of Lapidus 's Black Soul today as well. On first test, I really like this one. Definitely get the 1 Million comparisons, but with a much spicier/smoky/burnt type drydown mixed with the bubblegum sweetness. I also get a bit of that same camphorous minty/wintergreen note in this one (same as in Black Extreme). I'm guessing this may be a Lapidus house signature note. These are the first Lapidus scents I've tried, & I do like that note, whatever it is.
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