Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Monday, February 22, 2010

Black Walnut by Banana Republic

Black Walnut was released in 2006 and created by Harry Fremont. I only find 3 listed notes and while linear can sometimes be a terrific thing, a fragrance can only achieve that if the ingredients utilized are of very high quality and possess a superior balance.

This is not to be with Black Walnut. This is an econo-frag for sure and contemporary due to the synthetic aura this scent gives off. The listed accords are Cognac, Tobacco and Virginia Cedar. Theoretically, this could have been a very good and simplistic rendition of these notes, but the quality is lacking and its lack of sillage & longevity are disappointing.

Black Walnut isn't unpleasant. It's simply uninspiring and lethargic. The cedar is dominant on me from the onset, but I know of much better cedar masculines are out there to be worn. I'll pass on this one.                                                 


  1. Hey! Nice to see you back.

    I smelled a number of the Banana Republic fragrances in Miami last summer. To be fair to them, I didn't give them much thought, as the SA's wouldn't leave me alone, but none of them leaped out at me as something truly special and worth owning.

    I can't remember any of them individually, which isn't a good thing. I've changed my mind on fragrances I've hated, but never ones I've just found forgettable.

  2. Hi Galamb. That quote is so good, it should be in your signature !