Bvlgari Black was introduced in 1998, as an oriental woody unisex fragrance, developed by perfumer Annick Menardo. On Bvlgari’s official website, the scent is described as “A bold, unique fragrance… intensely urban in spirit, evocative of the vibrant, creative nature of the world’s greatest cities.” With that phrase in mind, it’s obvious that Black was aimed at the modern, contemporary inhabitant of a city that is responsible for his/her unavailable time.
The first time that I sniffed Black was 4 years ago and lately I’ve been refreshing my olfactory memory. This scent is dominated by an accord of leather, and could be a suggestion for an everyday perfume with class, but be careful because you need to have a strong personality to feel comfortable with wearing it.
Black starts with a citrus accord, quickly followed by black tea. Then, in the mid development you will detect a woody facet, however faded, because the structure of the fragrance does not obey the classic pyramid. The final part is confusing, with distinct aromas of leather, mixed with vanilla, musk and again woods.
The flask that holds Bvlgari Black resembles an ink bottle with circular shape, in which the color scheme is alternating black and white to create a light and shadow effect. In spite of the fact that Black is a shared fragrance, I read mixed opinions in relation to it, both men and women saying that this aroma belong to their gender and could not possibly shared with the opposite sex. My take on this is more relaxed, therefore I strongly believe that as long as you consider Black characteristic for your style, you should have no problem using it.
Bvlgari Black Perfume Details
- Bvlgari Black is available in 40 and 75 ml Eau de Toilette Spray; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Oriental Woody
- For: Unisex
- Year Introduced: 1998
- Perfumer: Annick Menardo
- Recommended Wear: Day and Evening
- Dress Code: Casual