Monday, October 28, 2013
Black is Black for Men by Nuparfums
Amber, Tonka Bean, Vanilla, Guaiacwood, Musk.
No sooner I smelled Black is Black by Nuparfums, I could not help comparing it to C.O. Bigelow Black Elixir 1581. Now, they're not exactly the same, but redundancy could exist having both of these in your wardrobe. I own this now and have used up my Bigelow Black, so it's a win-win for me.
The opening shimmers with energy. It's a dense grouping of citrus and the licorice quality. It settles down within 2 to 3 minutes and hovers closer to the skin, but retains the top accord. I cannot claim to experience anything balsamic, but there's a subtle woodiness slowly scratching its way through to the surface. On my skin, the floral components aren't readily recognized as such, but they may be tuned in such a way as to add substance to the whole instead of coming to fruition on their own.
Black is Black, for all intents and purposes, is a terrific deal for anyone looking for a barbershop fragrance that smells good and costs next to nothing. During all my wearings, never once did I regret choosing it to wear that day, or for that matter, purchasing it in the first place. Sillage is appropriate and longevity is approximately 3 to 4 hours on me before I'd consider reapplication. Thumbs up from Aromi for Black is Black. As always, a sample wear is highly recommended.