Online shops offers:4 items for 50.00 - 99.15 GBPFragrance 4 items for 52.64 - 93.59 USDNotino DE-AT 3 items for 63.77 - 102.45 EURFragrance EUR 3 items for 70.23 - 111.18 EURFragrance 3 items for 81.86 - 129.59 USDStrawberry EUR 2 items for 105.00 - 145.50 EURBRASTY. Black Orchid was created by perfume creators of fragrance company Givaudan in 2006. The top notes are French jasmine, black truffle, ylang-ylang, black currant and effervescent citrus. Yes, some say this smells like a women's fragrance, but the Patchouli and other opulent notes/accords make this such a unique, yet masculine chocolate floral. I smell a lot of things here and my nose isn't offended like I thought it was going to be. I tried it countless times to see how it reacts with both my skin and clothes. I remember when this first came out in 2006; US Vogue had an ad which included a fancy tester that was a tiny towelette moistened with the EDP and sealed in foil.
In the floral-spicy heart, dwells the Tom Ford's black orchid, imaginary more than real, and the base combines woodsy notes (patchouli and sandalwood), dark chocolate, incense, amber, vetiver, vanilla and balsam. This smells so cozy with the use of the sweet notes like Vanilla and Chocolate, but the incense and patchouli make this bad boy so dark and lovely. Boozy, dark chocolately (preferably lol), dried-fruited, earthy, subtle florals. Something earthy in it I'm guessing it's the chocolate and patchouli. First off, let's talk about the mushroom situation. Nothing funky or racy or Publix white button mushroom-like. I feel some sweet warmth, but I wouldn't say chocolate. By that I mean that it smells more like past men's colognes that I've smelled than previous female perfumes. This perfume feels like I cannot describe it, like at all! Makes me feel claustrophobic, and it was almost hard to breath the air around myself when I wore it.. to me it brings to mind 'the emperor's new clothes' story. I remember that smell hitting me in the face with its sex appeal (maybe it motorboated me? I love the vintage look of the bottle, and it's very glamorous, but at its heart I think it is a more contemporary style- the base has a sweetness with amber and hint of gourmand.
"Black Orchid is opulent, classically dark; its fragrance is in line with the best creations of the best perfume houses. I think i get a certain sweetness from it, but it is very very shy. This bad boy also lasts forever with monstrous projection. Nursing the bit I have left that I bought in 2011, I think. The testers I see now, in stores, are saying made in Switzerland; and I am a bit concerned on if it was changed any at all. I couldn’t have suggested how Black Orchid could have been made better had I had training/well-discerning nose. I'm smelling off a paper strip but that's what I'm getting. To the people who say oud, I say yes, a softer, less dark oud. One spray will fill my entire living room with scent. Two days later, the stuff that rubbed off on my bedspread is heavenly. I'm getting a very sexy, deep and dark vibe, unlike any other fragrance I have ever owed. The first impression is intense floral and spice, and the anise and allspice are pretty pronounced on my skin.
Luxurious and sensual fragrance with rich dark trace of black orchid and spices, modern and timeless. 8-10 hours of longevity and 4 hours of a beautiful chocolate patchouli bubble. This is a gem, a confidence/mood booster (some days I am bold, and wear this to the office for a pickmeup). The oud is only there to add some nose feel, some texture, nothing too noxious. Something I associate with common male scents, maybe aquatics. Honestly, it kind of reminds me of the smell that comes out of an aerosol can when there's no more product left. Eventhough it feels masculine, it also oozes femininity like no other. I think the later bottles of the EDP are not as intense as my first bottle, but that may just be me, and sillage and longevity are still great. I will say that this is a fragrance that wears you- I can instantly pick it out if I smell it, and I've been called out on it myself before.
Just because the marketing was aimed for women, doesn't mean a comfortable man can't pull this off! Lasts forever and garners compliments every time I wear it. It's a dominatrix; dressed in black, strong, sexy and intimidating yet it's feminine and sweet.