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    Default WOW! Back to Black By Kilian.

    I just really smelled this for the first time today, and I am speechless. This has got to be the most perfect combination of elegance and sexiness, rivaling the likes of the Dior Homme Series. The sweetness in this fragrance is sooo elegant. In my opinion, this fragrance must strictly be worn at night, at a very elegant occasion, while you are wearing your absolute best clothing.

    It smells rich. Seduction. I dont know what else to say. This is one of my favorites of all time. I need a bottle of this.

    What are your guys opinion on this masterpiece?

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    I like it quite a bit and count is as one of the best in the By Kilian line (my second favorite from the line after Incense Oud).
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
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    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

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    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
    Currently wearing: Chromatics by Aramis

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    Default Re: WOW! Back to Black By Kilian.

    Tried it several times. Like it too.

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    I didnt like it. Too powdery. Many people say they smell baby powder but I smell foot powder. I pass!
    Top 5 Favorite Fragrances:
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    2) Creed Millesime Imperiale
    3) Kiton Black
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    I love the honey/tobacco opening, but the baby powder drydown kills it for me.
    Currently wearing: Dia Man by Amouage

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    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    I like it quite a bit and count is as one of the best in the By Kilian line (my second favorite from the line after Incense Oud).
    This is how I feel about it too. As with the other Kilians I've tried, it's very nicely blended, but not quite as versatile as Incense Oud (that, and I'm on an incense binge).

    Slightly off topic, but compared to Incense Oud, I was pretty disappointed with my brief sampling of the other Kilian Ouds. They seem to be very well blended, but incredibly tame at the same time. Anyone else have this reaction?

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    One of my top five just got a fantastic deal from Min New York on a full bottle and couldn't be happier!
    My current top ten:
    1. Spice and Wood
    2. Tonka Imperiale
    3. Dior Homme
    4. Pure Malt
    5. Oud Wood
    6. Ambre Nuit
    7. L'air Du Desert Marocain
    8. Noir de Noir
    9. Apple Brandy
    10.Straight to Heaven

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    Default Re: WOW! Back to Black By Kilian.

    It's the best tobacco combined with sweetness combo I've smelled. I get a rich tobacco note combined with a bit of honey and a raspberry note that tones down the sweetness of the honey. Expensive, but there's no doubt about the quality of this fragrance.
    Currently wearing: Avant Garde by Lanvin

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    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    I love the honey/tobacco opening, but the baby powder drydown kills it for me.
    This x 10000000

    Got married to the opening, only to file for divorce 5 minutes later

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    I've gotten some fantastic compliments with this. Wonderful fragrance IMO with the sweet tobacco. I agree with you Jonny- wear this at night and you'll smell AMAZING!
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    This was love-at-first-sniff for me and I've lusted after a bottle ever since. I just purchased through MiN also ... couldn't be more happy! It's very dark and sexy ... love the tobacco + honey.
    I've trademarked the color bleu
    Currently wearing: Trouble by Boucheron

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    Can we expect a name change to JohnnyLeBacktoBlack?

    I like it too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cameron View Post
    Can we expect a name change to JohnnyLeBacktoBlack?

    I like it too.
    noooooooo. Le Male forever<3 But wow. This fragrance is just absolutely special. Its just the perfect compliment to an elegant event.

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    Default Re: WOW! Back to Black By Kilian.

    I really like it a lot, but had longevity issues with it. Plus the amazing opening is short lived, therefore Tobacco Vanille was a better fit for my needs, only it's nowhere near as complex.

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    I cant imagine having longevity probs with this one. Literaly sticks on my skin forever. As Alaform would say, I give it 5 thumbs up lol

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    Default Re: WOW! Back to Black By Kilian.

    Quote Originally Posted by Duke Hunt View Post
    I really like it a lot, but had longevity issues with it. Plus the amazing opening is short lived, therefore Tobacco Vanille was a better fit for my needs, only it's nowhere near as complex.
    I agree that B2B is more complex.

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    Jonny I missed your "WOW at fragrance X" threads and I am glad that they are back hehe. Just after your raving thread about Musc Ravageur I jumped into niche world. We share similiar taste so I guess that now I have to sample Back to Black too.
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    2. Lalique Encre Noire
    3. Creed Millesime Imperial


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    1. Dior Homme
    2. Eau Des Baux
    3. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer81 View Post
    Jonny I missed your "WOW at fragrance X" threads and I am glad that they are back hehe. Just after your raving thread about Musc Ravageur I jumped into niche world. We share similiar taste so I guess that now I have to sample Back to Black too.
    Agree. I love Le Male, Musc Rav, and Back to Black. JLM knows his stuff!

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    I really enjoy this fragrance. Ended up buying the 30 ml travel spray refill and then decanted it into a glass atomizer. A relatively cost saving way to enjoy by Kilian frags.

    I like BtB more than TV because it's more versatile and easier to wear. Has the right balance of honey and tobacco.

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    Default Re: WOW! Back to Black By Kilian.

    Quote Originally Posted by JonnyLeMale View Post
    What are your guys opinion on this masterpiece?
    That it's good but far from being a "masterpiece".
    Please feel free to check out my Swap Thread - Patou pour Homme, L'Instant de Guerlain PH Extreme, Dior Homme Intense, Pure Malt, Pure Coffee and many more! Click Here For My Swap Thread

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    It's a very good scent. I like it too.

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    It's a great fragrance but I wouldn't buy it, it's too expensive and for me Pure Havane does the same vibe (I get cherry from Back to Black too) just as good, for a fraction of the price, and a bigger bottle.

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    One of the best By Kilians...

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    In my opinion, this is not a masterpiece. Like a hundred other fragrances, the first time one samples this, they think "wow !". Subsequent testings prove this to just be "nice".
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    Default Re: WOW! Back to Black By Kilian.

    Now I am tempted to get my hands on a sample of this! Nooooooo
    Current Top 5:
    1. Frederic Malle L'eau d'Hiver
    2. Tom Ford Noir de Noir
    3. Dior Homme / Dior Homme Intense
    4. Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Havane / Pure Malt
    5. Creed Aventus / Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

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    Default Re: WOW! Back to Black By Kilian.

    I have B2B, was bought by GF for my birthday. Really enjoy it. Have several others from Killian (Amber Oud, Incense Oud and Absinthe Verte), but purchase the refills instead of retail packages. For $125 or $175 plus $15.00 for a 50ml atomizer and it is not a bad deal for a nice frag.

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    I personally love the base notes.

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    MUST sample this soon!

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    Call me nuts but I tried this one day and enjoyed it and then tried CK One Shock and found similarities in the dry down. I may have had a lot of fatigue due to 2 days of Michigan Ave sniffing.
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