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I have it: 236 I had it: 69 I want it: 223 My signature: 3

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Black Walnut by Banana Republic is a Woody Aromatic fragrance for men. Black Walnut was launched in 2006. The nose behind this fragrance is Harry Fremont. Top note is cognac; middle note is tobacco; base note is virginia cedar. This perfume is the winner of award FiFi Award Fragrance Of The Year Men`s Private Label/Direct Sell 2007.

Perfume rating: 4.20 out of 5 with 240 votes.

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Top Notes
Cognac

Middle Notes
Tobacco

Base Notes
Virginia Cedar

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long lasting 15
 
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Tommy Bahama Men
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Black Walnut Fragrance Reviews

san123
san123

Mango Plantation below says it all. I also found Black Walnut lacking in depth and very dry, which translated to weak silage and longevity. The cognac and cedar notes are simply too shy to make a presence. This is basically an unoriginal, tobacco based fragrance, not sweet at all. In fact, I figured that it would benefit from some sweetness and layered it with Pal Zileri Cashmere E Ambra (which is way too sweet on its own). If you like experiments, get a sample of Cashmere E Ambra and try combining the two. It really worked for me and made Black Walnut much more wearable.

May
07
2016
CGV
CGV

To me this is probably the nicest smell I have ever had the pleasure to experience. Its just perfect! The performance on skin is weak, therefore a few sprays on hair or clothing helps this amazing juice to stay on longer. Harry Fremont knows his job!

Jan
19
2016
landshark321
landshark321

Banana Republic's Black Walnut is a great tobacco/woody/citrus grouping. The note breakdown doesn't do it much justice, with the summary of tobacco, cognac, cedar. It's mostly tobacco with some light sweetness from cedar, but I get sharper citrus aspects (lemon, perhaps) that seem to go unnamed.

Light on projection and longevity but also low on price (now $20 for 100ml at Marshall's), Black Walnut is a great option for a lighter, more warm weather-friendly tobacco expression than is generally available. Black Walnut is a great year-round option for tobacco and certainly something that can be applied in both casual and formal situations.

It's a pleasant fragrance at a great value---it's worthwhile for any man to try, not just fans of tobacco, and I've even go so far as to say that some women might deem it pleasant for them too. If there is a tobacco fragrance that is not super sweet that may work for women, this may be it.

7 out of 10

Dec
09
2015
Labaloo
Labaloo

Very nice composition. The tone is rugged, rustic, and deep; the blending is superb. While Cordovan and Slate might be dismissed as "well-executed but cliché", Black Walnut, I feel, is able to distinguish itself within the tobacco-and-boozey-oriental genre- and is worth seeking out.

After several wearings and comparing, I do agree that it shares some similarities with Tommy Bahama Men (2005), as well as Zirh Ikon. TBM has a dry, bitter-spicy edge, and ZI has a lively top and upper-heart that makes it project at the onset- but the drydowns of all three- heavy with frankincense and solemn woods- are quite similar. Black Walnut has an overall "smooth" vibe from beginning to end- devoid of those sharper peaks of the other two- preferring instead to hum along on your skin with a reserved presence.

Sillage and longevity: sillage is moderate-to-soft for the first 5 hours, falling to soft afterward, keeping the skin deliciously-scented of wood, incense, and musk at an intimate distance well beyond the 12-hour mark.

Dec
01
2015
xaycparty
xaycparty

It's absolutely delicious; warm and rich, just like a man should be ;)
Seriously though, this is one of my favourite smells for men, and smells like authentic luxury.

Jun
12
2015
EmanuelSolaris
EmanuelSolaris

It's a classic woodsy scent , get's lots of compliments, I like to use it alone or together matches Jo Malone pomegranate noir , for a more vibrant elegant scent , I use it for special occasions

Jun
11
2015
TadCat
TadCat

nice, pleasant and safe. awesome for everyday use nothing aggressive or crazy or weird about this cologne, just a simple sweet woody scent. i like it a lot, and it gets decent longevity with relatively little projection.

Jan
06
2015
Refaei.56
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Sep
09
2014
Have_some_scents
Have_some_scents

This is a very pleasant scent, but unfortunately, also very weak. I have to jam my wrist into my nose just to get a whiff of it after only a few minutes of spraying. Such a shame it wasn't made with higher quality ingredients.

Mar
22
2014
joe38
joe38

Very pleasant and soothing fragrance ......
While the ingredients are simple, the effect is extremely complex system!
Durability is fine. Harmony with the sweet nature of the "black" called ......
Wonderful composition! Less popular, but more convincing phenomenon ........
Anyone who becomes one with the fragrance of the opening of the "nutshell" and find your inner values!
Up to Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker story ....... elegant, masculine and majestic charisma,
while the overall effect makes the solemn moment ............ Bravo!

Feb
12
2014
pravda48
pravda48

I didn't smell this long enough to give feedback on notes exactly, but I smelled it on a random guy the other day and LOVED it.

Me, like a creeper: *shoulder tap* Hey, what cologne are you wearing? You smell great.

Him, all smiles: Banana Republic Black Walnut!

Me, creeper mode continues: ....Can I smell you? Is that weird?

Him, Mr. Smiley Pants: Sure!!! *leans head away*

...good thing I wasn't a vampire or something, muahah. He'd be so done for. Rofl! Anyway seriously it's REALLY yummy and appears to have decent sillage! <3 Want to smell it again, may get my own sample.

Jan
20
2014
tlalexander210
tlalexander210

Interesting. That sums it up. Tobacco and booze! Probably good during the long wintery nights.

6/10

Jan
11
2014
Layzie
Layzie

This is a gorgeous fragrance. From beginning to end, it was, "Mmmmm...so good." Black Walnut is dark, warm, and slightly spicy with a woody undertone. There is a sweet vestigial essence around the cognac with a hint of tobacco that adds to its appeal. It does not have great sillage, so this one is for close contact enjoyment. She loves hugging me with this one on. Additionally, the wood box for it is a beauty. It's unfortunate that Black Walnut is lacking in the longevity department.

Oct
16
2013
Bigsly
Bigsly

At first it smells like fruity notes (such as one finds in vintage Dior Homme) and coumarin will play a big role, but then those elements seem to fade, with wood and tobacco asserting themselves, along with a creamy quality that must be the cognac idea. Later, it seems that a little patchouli and amber work their way to the fore, but never become overbearing. It lasts well and is certainly at least reasonably natural smelling. The only issue may be that it is a bit too light and blended for the person who mostly wears niche.

Sep
26
2013
rye
rye

Wow. Just Wow. This is how fragrances should be reviewed and men know how to give the information with class and style. Great thread.

Sep
18
2013
meligonlan
meligonlan

I can't smell anything :(

Sep
18
2013
Corak
Corak

This wonderful fragrance arrived last week, and I just can't stop smelling my wrist. It is such a deep, rich and attractive smell that I would love to wear often, however I feel that it is more of a mature and grown up scent, that I (20 years old) may not be able to pull off. It has good longevity and radiates nicely from the point of application, one for the future maybe...

Sep
05
2013
Ale
Ale

Refined and unique;i wish it was more intense but i think it could be a signature scent.

Jul
24
2013
GuanYin2013
GuanYin2013

So this is love...

I bought a bottle of Black Walnut online, blind, because I liked the name and it was cheap enough to take the risk. Opened my new bottle (great packaging by the way) and sprayed a sample on the back of my hand, paused a moment to recap the bottle, then inhaled the gentle smoke drifting skywards. Wow! Oh wow! Oh wow! Put my nose down against my wrist and nuzzled in amongst the leaves. Sanctuary.

I close my eyes and follow the scent trail.

I feel like some sort of small woodland animal, wet fur, sleek, bright eyed, skittering along a riverbank, before diving into my deep, dark, cosy burrow.

Just call me Mole. Just call me Ratty.

This is the English countryside in autumn, trees bare black against an electric blue cloudless sky, sun bright but cold, the incense of gently steaming bonfires floats on the still air, evidence of unseen labour quietly keeping everything in neat order. 'England, forever England' as described in 'The Wind in the Willows' . This is a timeless countryside, not so far removed from Middle Earth, imagined into being in the comfort of an Edwardian gentleman's club amidst leather chairs, brandy, cigars.

If you've never read Wind in the Willows, try it. It is a classic - it works on many levels so it is suitable for children and adults. Full of fable, adventure, homoeroticism, and mysticism.

Black Walnut is how I in 2013 imagine the smell of Wind in the Willows and the Edwardian masculinity it celebrates.

Fragrance as literary criticism. Intelligent perfume?! I had no idea that was possible.

This is not a sexy fragrance unless you find intelligence erotic and then it captivates. I think you need to pick up on the allusions and then it charms.

I am in love with this smell.

Apr
24
2013
omerpervaiz
omerpervaiz

I tested 3 fragrances in the banana republic official outlet, Black Walnut, Slate and Cordovan.
Black Walnut is not what I expected.it is sweet oriental fragrance definitely woody but not strong one very calm and subtle with below average projection and longevity.

For me its not the best but its just an ok fragrance.
Bottle and packaging is great
I give it 6.5 out of 10.

Nov
13
2012
kvk
kvk

Better than you would think. This won the FIFI 2007 best fragrance award. I like it and is one of the only colognes that I've gotton unsolicited compliments on.

Oct
31
2012
mmh6352
mmh6352

This sweet, unique woody scent reminds me of Japanese incense. Calm and smiley great!

Sep
25
2012
noirdrakkar
noirdrakkar

Decent gourmand, unique, and stands out from the dozens of other designers out there.

Jul
31
2012
mademoisellejuliette.czix
mademoisellejuliette.czix

Girl Review :

feel like you walk in forest that just rain :) when i smell it i can feel pure wood on me ; but when it on my skin , its just stay only 1-2 hours

Jul
06
2012
imthesamyouknow
imthesamyouknow

This reminds me of Jacques Bogart only in it's tobacco note, because it is similar however this is so much better, again it would be hard to find. But the tobacco note in this is so much better than most tobacco notes I've smelled. I love tobacco but i find a lot of tobacco notes i colognes to be a little nauseating, this is just so well done, one of the best I've ever found. I also love the blending especially its simple blend with cognac its just a little boozy. I expected the combination to be a little too "men's club", however, it was a much warmer scent while maintaing its masculinity.
Bottom Line: It is a great scent, a real gem, however, like the best gems it's hard to find. One of the best tobacco's i've ever smelled while still being overtly tobacco without being an excessively or overtly masculine while still being strongly grounded as a refined gentleman's scent.

Jul
01
2012
FORCED_TO_REGISTER
FORCED_TO_REGISTER

Ahh..what a genuine good stuff we have here!

It's really impressive this one.
Cognac + Cedar is really getting me!

It settles to cognac/tobaco combination that makes you feel enojoying the aura around you!
Smells like a wooden room where cognac is saved..a bit humid..woody..deep..& relaxing!

Amazing!

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The only down side..you won't easily find it! :(

Apr
06
2012
samihardanian
samihardanian

Love this one & very woody fragrance, but I have to be in the right mood to wear it.

Sep
18
2011
freddiefingers
freddiefingers

I find the notes in this so well blended,no one note dominates here.of cos I was intrigued by just the three notes that supposedly make up this fragrance.not sure what accounts for the sublime sweetness though.

I have no problems with longevity at all.I can still smell it even after 8hours.I must admit I achieved that on a cool rainy day so cant vouch for that in all seasons.but I can see it as being ideal for evening wear and on cold days and clearly will fit a mature man.Given it's elegance,mellow nature and slight sweeness women can -and I mean WOMEN-can easily pull this off without raising curious eyebrows

Not tried all from this house but I can see this as a very good one from banana republic.well done!

Aug
26
2011
distortech
distortech

Brilliant. Pure class and style in an affordable package. Love this one.

Jul
13
2011
JustinV
JustinV

On my skin
Top : Fresh-grass feel, with tobacco notes in it, kind of reminds on some of those fresh aquatic fragrances. Woody at the same time. There is some alcohol note in it, but I am not sure, it is kind of muted on me.

Middle: The top surprises me. It jumps out more when it settles down on my skin. It becomes more fresh, louder and pleasant, with some grassy scent popping out.

Base: Sweet, grassy scent, with some ambery, sweet woody vibe.

Good projection.

LADY KILLER!

100% masculine scent =)

BUY! This is really an under rated fragrance. It takes fresh scent to the next level.

3 sprays max. 1 on the neck, 2 on each arm.

My rating (base on 5 stars)

Scent: 4 (Nice).

Sillage: 4 (good projection).

Time length: 3 (6-8 hours).

Occasion: 4 (work scent, going out scent, dating scent).

Overall base on mathematics: 3.75/5

Dark horse fragrance.

Jun
11
2011
AquaCitrus
AquaCitrus

My first positive response...few days back at work, my boss (female,married with kids and very attractive) literally was grinding into me when we were standing beside each other reviewing some documents! A few minutes later she suddenly went "You smell really nice" and asked me what I was wearing....

May
27
2011
AquaCitrus
AquaCitrus

I just got my 100ml bottle of BR’s Black Walnut 2days ago….and folks I’m LOVING it! This was a “blind buy” because I thought you can’t go wrong with the notes of Cognac, Cedarwood and Tobacco. I was right! I would call this a sublime and elegant woody scent. Suits the 25-35 yrs age group. The frag cycles through the Cognac and Cedarwood (reminds me of “pencil shavings”) notes in the first 3hours and then settles into the lovely Tobacco drydown. Its not loud at all and is close to the skin. I could sniff it on my wrist about 6-7 hrs after the first spray. Projection and sillage are weak to average. It comes in a classy black wooden box with magnetic edges and a lovely petite but sturdy bottle. The spritzer could’ve been better though. On the whole I'm very happy with this purchase. (My last purchase was Guerlain's L'Instant Pour Homme EDT).
Black Walnut is a frag for the true connoisseur i.e- for pure self satisfaction as opposed to the “hey check me out” desperado!! Understated class.

Mar
24
2011
nattonline
nattonline

Dark and modern woody scent; almost burnt but not bitter. It's definitely spicy and kinda dry but not very strong. Sweetness is very little to none and a bit boozy too. Mature men could wear this but young ones may have a hard time pulling this off. It's perfect gift for the father's day.

Aug
14
2010
Disconouvo
Disconouvo

it was cheap and cheerful when I bought it. great for a fragrance to wear when you are running to the local to pick up milk. Its gone by the time the cereal has been eaten but at least you weren't naked when you hit the milk bar and you it won't make any difference to the next choice of the day.

Jul
07
2010
Sissi
Sissi

This is a suble elegant fragrance but
unfortunily does not last on my skin
but neverless i like it. it starts with
semi-sweet cognac a wisp of tabacco and
the drydown of sharp ceder; i love the clean lines from this flacon and the
box its self reminds me of an black
lacquered oriental style box where you
put your tabacco in.

my opinions about this fragrance conjoures up two sayings

the singer not the song & the crakerjacks without the prize
it offers us it with it's elegant packaging but the scent sells short.



without the prize

May
21
2010
sherapop
sherapop

Dark spicy wood is the essence of BLACK WALNUT, a relatively linear Banana Republic fragrance marketed to men, but which is entirely suitable for women as well. Unfortunately, the staying power and sillage are not so great, but this is an edt, not an edp.

Although BLACK WALNUT is not sweet, I find it delicious all the same. Now that I look at the notes, it must be the combination of the cognac and the tobacco--feels like pipe, not cigar or cigarette--that accounts for the delectable, rich and enticing quality of this warm woody fragrance. Yum! I may have to buy a large bottle to douse myself in!

Feb
21
2010
LORENA
LORENA

My husband bought a bottle last winter and I really adored it.
First, I have to say that the presentation of the perfume is really gorgeous, a really good quality box and bottle with an elegant design. Well , perhaps thats the less important for a perfume lover but I just wanted to say it.
When I smelled the fragrance, I was really shocked.. It reminded me a particular place in my grandparents house. They had an enormous living room an in a part of it there was a wooden and glass case where my grandfather kept his whiskeys, cognacs and licuors, and some whiskey glasses ... When I opened the glass doors of this furniture I could smell that gorgeous mixture of wood , whiskey , cognac , and licuor...well, thats the smell of this incredible perfume. I just love to smell it on my husband, and .. I decided to try it on myself too... guess what... it is really amazing on me too.. so elegant and gorgeous.. I really love it... a perfect men perfumes and a great perfume for dare women.

Jan
20
2010
4xxx4
4xxx4

yes it s good, but for me it s just a softer version of tommy bahama,,, and oh, where is lasting power?

Nov
14
2009
omega_69
omega_69

Very, very woody fragrance, but I have to be in the right mood to wear it. Sometimes no other scent will do for me, though. It doesn't take much, either...

Oct
26
2009
laurel0000
laurel0000

I use this as a woman's perfume and love love love it. It is not strong, overly masculine, and is a perfect light woodsy scent for day wear. Seems to have lasting power, though not too strong.

Dec
06
2008
Mariano
Mariano

I knew it by chance and I bought it
inmediately. It's great.The woodden box is pure luxury!

Sep
18
2008
aries1970
aries1970

I LOVE THIS AND I USE EVERY DAY.

Sep
24
2007

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