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    Default Re: Dsquared Potion Black

    Quote Originally Posted by andym72 View Post
    For a good example of Cashmeran (combined with Rose and Pepper, co-incidentally), check out Declaration d'Un Soir.
    I need to look for my Declaration d'Un Soir bottle and test again. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Dsquared Potion Black

    Quote Originally Posted by remik View Post
    How close is Potion Black to Declaration d'Un Soir?
    To my indiscernible nose, there is very little or no resemblance between the two scents except the notes indicate both have rose in them. The rose in Declaration d'Un Soir is more prominent, transparent, and coexisting with pepper while the rose in Potion Royal Black is less prominent and overwhelmed by the smoky incense and wood. If I may say, Declaration d'Un Soir is a spring or summer scent while Potion Royal Black better suits fall or winter but then of course, one can wear whenever he wants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by remik View Post
    How close is Potion Black to Declaration d'Un Soir?
    Very, very different smelling to my nose...
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    Nice scent

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    How forward is the rose in this fragrance? Rose is a huge hit or miss with me. I can tolerate rose in small doses, but if it's pushed up forward and more in your face I cannot stand it. For what it's worth, I think the original Potion is a vastly underrated scent.
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    Default Re: Dsquared Potion Black

    Can anyone post a link to the bottle / pic plz? Not sure which one is being discussed and was interested to know

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    Sorry your not keen on this one Drseid, I guess we can't love them all. I hope you don't feel like strangling me as I have been recommending it.lol

    I bought it on your recommendation, and I enjoy it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rynegne View Post
    How forward is the rose in this fragrance? Rose is a huge hit or miss with me. I can tolerate rose in small doses, but if it's pushed up forward and more in your face I cannot stand it. For what it's worth, I think the original Potion is a vastly underrated scent.
    It really is not forward at all. Make no mistake, it is there, but it really takes on a supporting role throughout.
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    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
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    Quote Originally Posted by vinramani09 View Post
    I bought it on your recommendation, and I enjoy it!
    Glad your like it as I think it's terrific and for me the rose is front and center.
    Currently wearing: Patchouli by Murdock

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackheart2925 View Post
    Can anyone post a link to the bottle / pic plz? Not sure which one is being discussed and was interested to know

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    Here you go:



    Full name is DSQUARED² Potion Royal Black.

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    @61824 thanks for the image that helps :-)

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    Default Re: Dsquared Potion Black

    To me Potion Royal Black is a copy of BYREDO Accord Oud which is good because it is about half the price...!
    Has anyone tried it ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    Glad your like it as I think it's terrific and for me the rose is front and center.
    This thing does project on me , esp in the drydown , a strong rose musk. This beats the vast majority of niche fragrance I smelt at Nieman's last week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinramani09 View Post
    This thing does project on me , esp in the drydown , a strong rose musk. This beats the vast majority of niche fragrance I smelt at Nieman's last week.
    I agree it's a stand out and it punches well above it's weight. It's a very satisfying romantic rose fragrance with nuances of leather, oud, tobacco and woods within it's composition.
    Currently wearing: Patchouli by Murdock

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    nowhere to be found in Canada or the US ... is ebay the only choice?

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    Default Re: Dsquared Potion Black

    Got mines from Amazon a few weeks ago. Check there.
    Quote Originally Posted by hawk View Post
    nowhere to be found in Canada or the US ... is ebay the only choice?
    Currently wearing: Memoir Man by Amouage

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawk View Post
    nowhere to be found in Canada or the US ... is ebay the only choice?
    Ask hednic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawk View Post
    nowhere to be found in Canada or the US ... is ebay the only choice?
    I bought my bottle a while back from Escentual:

    http://www.escentual.com/d2potionrb005/
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    Default Re: Dsquared Potion Black

    This is some solid stuff from Dsquared. Projects like beast and longevity is massive on my skin. I love it and would buy a back up bottle if I can trace it again.
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    Default Re: Dsquared Potion Black

    I tested Royal Black again last night and this time my nose picked up the rose note a bit more than the first few wearings. Therefore, the rose is a bit more prominent than I previously thought. FYI.

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    I blind ordered from strawberrynet ... Hopefully this is a good one!

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    How does this compare to UNGARO III?

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    Default Re: Dsquared Potion Black

    I just had a chance to try Potion Royal Black on skin, thanks to a sample sent by a generous friend here on BN (thanks again!!)

    I've been wearing it for a few hours and it smelled oh so familiar, yet I couldn't put my finger on it. The rose is there, but not in a typical flowery sense. It's more of candied rose petals, with sugar and spice (pimento pepper?!?), and kind of oudy vibe. And then it hit me... Oud Ispahan - it's the same 'type' rose, and the drydown is amazingly similar. Oud Ispahan is just 100 times stronger and will survive a shower or two, and a wash cycle if you spray it on clothes, while Potion Royal Black has more down to earth sillage and persistence. If you like OI but find it too big and heavy - definitely try PRB - the similarity is uncanny, especially in the drydown - but it won't clear the room and kill plants as you walk by them. The first 15-20 minutes PRB feels a little synthetic, more like a designer fragrance than expensive niche, but after that... it's actually pretty nice and very similar to OI drydown. For some $55 a bottle that it goes for online - it's a great fragrance.

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    Thanks for the review... I never bothered getting a sample of Oud Ispahan but I just ordered this one blind so now I will at least have an idea how oud ispahan smells like.

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    Got it today and was somewhat disappointed... that chemical sharp note that I hate so much is found in this composition (also found in most fake-oud fragrances) and it's loud especially in the dry down which makes this whole thing smell generic and cheap. Another masculine fragrance with "woodsy" screechy notes, YAY that's all we need... more of those!

    Edit: Top and mid stages weren't so bad though!
    Last edited by hawk; 10th July 2014 at 09:58 PM.

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    Oud Ispahan and Potion Black are totally different wtf.
    Oud Ispahan, is agarwood bakhoor chips , syrupy rose, and a bit of patchouli.
    Potion Black is a Tobacco Rose, with Tobacco, Leather and Rose, with a musky (Cashmeran) drydown.

    I love both of them but comparing them makes no sense, they are totally different fragrances.
    Last edited by Vinrambo09; 11th July 2014 at 03:30 AM.

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    Default Re: Dsquared Potion Black

    Interested in trying this one the rose sounds very intriguing.
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    Default Re: Dsquared Potion Black

    Quote Originally Posted by vinramani09 View Post
    Oud Ispahan and Potion Black are totally different wtf.
    Yes they are different, but if you take the rose from Potion Black and amplify it 100 times, you'll get somewhat close to Oud Ispahan. At regular concentration, they are different enough.

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