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    44 57.89%
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    Default Bulgari Black v VC&A Midnight in Paris

    Which do you prefer and why?

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    MiP because it is BB perfected.
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    Bulgari Black. More interesting, less expensive and ultimately far more satisfying. MIP is ok but, doesnt beat Black.
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    Black just because it came first.


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    MIP. It has a little of BB in it plus a little more from start to finish!

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    Default Re: Bulgari Black v VC&A Midnight in Paris

    Midnight in Paris - much better formulated IMO.

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    Default Re: Bulgari Black v VC&A Midnight in Paris

    There is a kind of a tradeoff here. BB is more original and edgy, but MiP is much more refined and better constructed IMO

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    First come, first love..

    Rubber is an added bonus; love that smell of new tires!
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    Default Re: Bulgari Black v VC&A Midnight in Paris

    Black, because I think it smells better and I find it much more wearable...
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    Default Re: Bulgari Black v VC&A Midnight in Paris

    I've spent a HUGE amount of time with both and can definitely say they're different enough to justify owning both. MiP is my evening out scent or even works well with a suit. BB is my jeans and sneakers scent I mostly use for casual/daytime situations. Both are very active in my rotation especially in the colder weather now.

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    I wear BB in the spring and summer and MiP EDP in the fall and winter.

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    Default Re: Bulgari Black v VC&A Midnight in Paris

    Midnight In Paris, edp, all the way.

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    Default Re: Bulgari Black v VC&A Midnight in Paris

    The tea note in BB is better

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    MIP lasts longer on my skin.
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    Default Re: Bulgari Black v VC&A Midnight in Paris

    MiP based on the bottle alone! But also it smells better.
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    Default Re: Bulgari Black v VC&A Midnight in Paris

    Quote Originally Posted by ziffy321 View Post
    I've spent a HUGE amount of time with both and can definitely say they're different enough to justify owning both. MiP is my evening out scent or even works well with a suit. BB is my jeans and sneakers scent I mostly use for casual/daytime situations. Both are very active in my rotation especially in the colder weather now.
    This. I like both but MIP just seems more refined to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by indianwells View Post
    This. I like both but MIP just seems more refined to me.
    Do you have the EDT or EDP? I can't find the EDP on any UK based website or shop.
    I know it probably has better longevity, but I see myself mainly wearing MiP as an evening scent so perhaps I don't even need the longevity of the EDP version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sol invictus View Post
    Do you have the EDT or EDP? I can't find the EDP on any UK based website or shop.
    I know it probably has better longevity, but I see myself mainly wearing MiP as an evening scent so perhaps I don't even need the longevity of the EDP version.
    I have the EDT but I get 6-8 hours from it anyway so I have no real need for the EDP.
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    Default Re: Bulgari Black v VC&A Midnight in Paris

    Burnt rubber or cloying synthetic leather...
    Neither!

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    Quote Originally Posted by indianwells View Post
    I have the EDT but I get 6-8 hours from it anyway so I have no real need for the EDP.
    ok, cool.

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    Default Re: Bulgari Black v VC&A Midnight in Paris

    MIP ( i'm sorry i can't get EDP , I need him to last longer on me ).

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    MIP by a huge margin, simply because at a certain stage in Bulgari Black's development, if LITERALLY evokes a rubber tire smell, I mean it's instantly recognizable.

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    I prefer Bvlgari Black, by a wide margin. I own Black and have a large sample of Midnight In Paris.

    Yes, they have a bit of similarity, but they definitely do not smell the same. MiP smells like a halfway point between BB and Armani Code, with a nod toward the feminine rather than the masculine, though it's absolutely unisex. That's ironic since Bvlgari Black is the one listed as unisex, not MiP, but Black smells far more masculine to me than MiP. To me, Black smells more mischievous. It smells darker and perhaps naughtier. It's more of an evening scent. I love it.

    Both BB and MiP are excellent, and both are surprisingly affordable, but I choose (and love) Black. I wouldn't be surprised if many love them both, and I can completely understand why some will prefer MiP. As I said, they're both excellent, and they're both underpriced in my opinion. Without a doubt, they are different enough to be worth owning both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sol invictus View Post
    Do you have the EDT or EDP? I can't find the EDP on any UK based website or shop.
    I know it probably has better longevity, but I see myself mainly wearing MiP as an evening scent so perhaps I don't even need the longevity of the EDP version.
    Only place in UK that you will find EDP is Harrods, and only in store, not online. I've looked everywhere and even contacted VC&A

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    Default Re: Bulgari Black v VC&A Midnight in Paris

    Mip edp

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    Default Re: Bulgari Black v VC&A Midnight in Paris

    MiP is BB with all the most interesting notes taken out of it. MiP is for those who prefer something safe.

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    Default Re: Bulgari Black v VC&A Midnight in Paris

    MiP for me

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    Default Re: Bulgari Black v VC&A Midnight in Paris

    Midnight in Paris EDP.

    As someone mentioned, it's BB perfected. With layers of other creamy notes accompanying the rubber accord which is done beautifully.
    With BB, all I get is burnt rubber, rubber and rubber. Ugh

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    Default Re: Bulgari Black v VC&A Midnight in Paris

    BB wins for me. It is darker, a bit edgier with more of the burnt rubber. MiP is sweeter, softer an more feminine to my nose

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    MiP hands down. theres something in Black that I just cant explain why I utterly dislike it. it smells like a michelin factory
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    Default Re: Bulgari Black v VC&A Midnight in Paris

    MiP has been a favorite in my collection for better than a year now, and i just recently got a bottle of Bulgari Black. They do smell very similar, but i get much better projection and longevity from MiP (edp or edt). The Bulgari smells a little less feminine imo, but they both smell so similar, i'm not sure how often i'll actually reach for Black over MiP. I get that Bulgari did it first, but VC&A did it right.

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    Default Re: Bulgari Black v VC&A Midnight in Paris

    Bvlgari Black is so much better imo. Actually, I may be one of the few people who completely dislikes MIP. I have only tried the EDP, I may like the EDT, but I hear they are quite similar. To me, MIP EDP smells like a watered down Bvlgari Black mixed with a watered down Dior Homme, and some extra cheap floral notes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ziffy321 View Post
    I've spent a HUGE amount of time with both and can definitely say they're different enough to justify owning both. MiP is my evening out scent or even works well with a suit. BB is my jeans and sneakers scent I mostly use for casual/daytime situations. Both are very active in my rotation especially in the colder weather now.
    I can agree to this. I consider BB one of the top 10 designer bottles ever and will probably own both eventually.

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    BB is harsh from the top and MIP specifically EDP is very smooth tranquil as vanilla(tonka) is so soothing and can't never over spray on it, perfect romantic scent that will entice those around you in close proximities and never offend: So yes Midnight in Paris EDP is my pick....Cheerios
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    Default Re: Bulgari Black v VC&A Midnight in Paris

    Have both in my collection. I use MiP almost exclusively as a date scent. Bulgari Black is more versatile.

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    Default Re: Bulgari Black v VC&A Midnight in Paris

    Mip

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nosebud View Post
    Burnt rubber or cloying synthetic leather...
    Neither!
    me too, I am not a fan of either fragrances, Though the bottle for MIP is 1000x better than Blacks lol.
    Quality wise MIP is more smooth but Black has more bite.

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    Default Re: Bulgari Black v VC&A Midnight in Paris

    MIP

    Both are great bottles btw. Both awesome scents. But MIP is refined and the "smoother" version. But gotta give BB credit for being the original.

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    Default Re: Bulgari Black v VC&A Midnight in Paris

    I do like both with a slight edge to MIP here. Black is a fine scent but it is just waaaaaay way too soft. I like when others notice that I am in fact wearing something. MIP is slightly better in that department, though really not by much...

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    Default Re: Bulgari Black v VC&A Midnight in Paris

    Black! It's got so much more character.

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    MiP for me....
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