Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Black Suede by Avon
Yes.........I am reviewing one of the Rodney Dangerfield's of fragrance. Black Suede has been gracing medicine cabinets, for better or worse, since 1980 my friends.
If you're expecting me to inform you ( like others may have already ) that Black Suede is a nasty scrubber, you will be disappointed. On the other hand, if you're expecting a glowing review claiming it's a diamond in the rough, you won't hear that from me either. I will say though that Black Suede doesn't deserve the hate it's received and most of that is due to snobbery aimed at Avon products in general.
While wearing Black Suede, one can detect a hint of "drugstore". That quality doesn't manifest itself in Cacharel, which emphasizes a bit more wood than Black Suede. Where the Avon suggests dense and spicy leather in the unconventional sense, Cacharel is more lucid with its rendition of spice and wood. If you do a side by side, you will be pleasantly surprised.
Where Black Suede and Cacharel Pour L'Homme veer away from each other is in the base and drydown. The spices dissipate more noticeably in Black Suede with the onset of a sweet, musky amber. The Cacharel manages to maintain its spicy wood theme, while neither have impressive transitional stages.
With that said, Black Suede is a viable masculine that I dare say can be worn by either gender. Like the old cliche states, everything ain't for everybody. Where this scent is concerned, sample and keep an open mind. I doubt it will be the worst you've smelled in the case that you don't like it. Sillage is good and longevity is approximately 8 hours plus on me for a Cologne !!! A positive-neutral rating from Aromi for Black Suede by Avon.