Roberto Cavalli Black was introduced in 2006, as a flanker to 2003’s Roberto Cavalli Man. This oriental fougere masculine fragrance was developed by perfumer Olivier Cresp and represents the darker side of a sensual and fresh fragrance which will please the young generation, in search of something special. Because I’m not a fan of Roberto Cavalli’s fashion designs and less the house eponymous perfumes, I wasn’t thrilled to see Roberto Cavalli Black on perfumery shelves, however, after its release I considered that a test was imperative.
Roberto Cavalli Black starts with a good dosage of spices. The top notes include: coriander, bamboo and tarragon. Then, after no more than 20 minutes, the mid development features the enchanting aroma of lavender, which is fighting for supremacy, swathed by a mixture of white pepper and geranium. The perfume begins to settle nicely on the skin and in the dry down the woody aroma of cedarwood is juxtaposed by white musk and Tonka bean notes.
The bottle of Roberto Cavalli Black revolves around the brand’s emblem, the inimitable snake. The shape of the glass is a replica of the bottle from Roberto Cavalli Man, except this time the clear transparent glass was replaced by a dark-violet shade that makes you think of something concealed. The packaging box features the same color scheme and is adorned with a pattern that evokes a snake skin.
The conclusion is that I enjoyed Roberto Cavalli Black, however no enough to make it to my “to buy” list. This scent is appropriate for a man insecure of his appeal, who wants to add a little bit of mystery to his personal style.
Roberto Cavalli Black Perfume Details
- Roberto Cavalli Black is available in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette Spray; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Oriental Fougere
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 2006
- Perfumer: Olivier Cresp
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual