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Cuba Black Cuba Paris for men

Cuba Black Cuba Paris for men
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Total people voted: 89
female 25- 25+
male 25- 25+

I have it: 89 I had it: 48 I want it: 27

main accords
woody
aromatic
white floral
fresh spicy
citrus
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Cuba Black is a romantic and sensual fragrance for men. It blends rich jasmine with sparkling bergamot, citruses and woods. Available as 35 and 100 ml EDT.

Perfume rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 89 votes.

Fragrance Notes

Bergamot Citruses Jasmine Woodsy Notes Lavender Vetiver

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moderate 17
 
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soft 7
 
moderate 19
 
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This perfume reminds me of  
Azzaro pour Homme
4 no yes
Adidas Active Bodies
3 no yes
Arden Men Sandalwood
2 no yes

Cuba Black Fragrance Reviews

AlexFox
AlexFox

Like everyone says, this is a great knock off of azzaro. But like everyone says, Azzaro is pretty cheap, I got a tester 100ml for $30 Canadian with shipping from US, and its a trusted seller.

On the other hand Cuba for myself goes for $10 for a 100ml, or $12 for 3 x 35ml cigar bottles in store.

Either one stocks me well for the price with Cuba being much cheaper. But that's the thing, Cuba is a cheaper cologne that will last a couple hours on me and then it's gone.

Great copy job, top notch smell, really love the scent, but I will stick with Azzaro because of longevity which is what really counts for me. After all, I want something to stay with me when my night gets started, Cuba tends to stay with me to the point where my night is about to get started.

I will give it this, if you use Azzaro like I do then get a 35ml cigar of this for cheap, about $5 or less, leave it in your car, it will make for a great boost to the original if you are going from place to place overtime.

Apr
30
2016
shamus1
shamus1

This is an EXCELLENT knockoff of Azzaro Pour Homme, though kind of pointless, since APH is an inexpensive scent. Black smells like there are no top notes, and that it's all aromatic middle and base accords, kind of like Azzaro Pour Homme. You don't get the anise blast like you do with Azzaro, but rather Cuba Black is very well blended and balanced. Sillage is quite good, though not brutal, and longevity is about 8 hours.

Cuba Black is well worth trying, and it captures the warm, macho aura of Azzaro Pour Homme.

My rating: 8.5/10

Feb
08
2016
Antique
Antique

Realy small longevity (1-2 h), but I like that small.
Disappointed is just by that bad longevity.

Nov
05
2015
Ray Achnioach
Ray Achnioach

Another review from the back of my cabinet. I purchased this along with the original and prestige versions. These are ridiculously inexpensive fragrances but they all smell very nice. Cuba Black is a nice barbershop vibe with licorice fragrance. Sweet but not cloying. Anise or licorice isn't listed as an ingredient but like others I find this the predominant note. There is also some generic woodiness and citrusy floral in the background. It is the lack of specific but generic scents that perhaps lead to some using the term synthetic when describing Cuba Black. Whatever it is Cuba Black works. I don't sense the similarities to Azarro some mention. The fragrance is friendly and pleasing, even sexy and will tend to draw compliments. Most "cheapys" will disipate rapidly. Not so here. Cuba Black has nice silliage and tremendous longevity, we're talking about 12 hours here. Lots of bang for the buck for an affordable everyday, informal fragrance.

Aug
12
2015
Shivsri
Shivsri

A tad similiar to APH, but not that harsh on the opening.
Doesn't stay long enough to comment on the growth, and poor projection.

Aug
11
2015
ShoppinQueen
ShoppinQueen

For me, it's a Dupe of Active Bodies Byte Adidas

Jul
05
2015
Andrea Bordonaro
Andrea Bordonaro

Very similar to Azzaro Homme.

Jun
11
2015
omar.melmo
omar.melmo

A light, simplified and less sophisticated rendition of Azzaro pour Homme's top and middle. Rounded up and crafted for casual wear. Is it interesting then ? Not if you have the true Azzaro, but if you don't and want to have an idea about it, Cuba Black is a great deal. After the "photorealistic" top notes, it develops differently, quietly, more linear, but still nice and classy. Cuba Black is a quality "barbershop" fragrance that never smells cheap with a cool and funny bottle. Forget about the bomb projection and assertiveness of the venerable ApH, though !

Oct
29
2014
mikemuscles21
mikemuscles21

I found the solution to the longevity problem. I blend my cheapies with oil, it makes them last longer.

Aug
22
2014
tlalexander210
tlalexander210

I got this one in a pack of 4 with Grey, Green, Brown and Black for only $11. Those were my preference in order! Who could complain about getting those for so little!? Even though this one is my least favorite of the 4 this one is still pretty good.

Overall 7/10

Jan
05
2014
teadot
teadot

What have I been SMOKING ?

These cigar shaped Cuba fragrances are the best entertainment short of actually lighting up a... "smokable product" ; ) But nonetheless, you DO have to inhale !

Each Cuba has the same cigar tobacco undertone to my nose, on top of which a different scent/combo is layered. BLACK, is fresh, spicy jasmine overtop of pungent cigar tobacco. The ensuing effect is that of a full-bodied, slightly salty, licorice tinged Oriental that carries itself with surprising balance and character. Projection is quite satisying for the first 2 hrs. Then it becomes softer, quickly losing it's complexity as it dries ( Hey, I'm shocked there was ANY to begin with ). But the scent is still noticeable enough to be enjoyed for another 2hrs or so, if you dig it. The Quality (and I don't mean the smell), is in line with something like Victorinox's Swiss Army line of scents, if you're familiar...but with more imagination and character than that. ( For less than $10? ). Which is to say, that Cuba Black.. is NOT half bad, for a cheapie!

So far, Cuba's kitschy line of cheapies have all been surprising, in mostly good ways. At this rate, I might need to buy myself a humour(dor) for their storage ; )


Longevity:5/10(in base)
Projection(Fall temp):6.5/10(in mid)
Art/Creatives:8/10(bottle,concept,
composition)– in the 30ml cigar flacon.
How:Casual,anytime,fall,winter, for the
Fun of it !

Dec
30
2014
[email protected]
peeck@charter.net

I purchased this in the 4 pack Cuba America (CUBA BLACK-CUBA GREY-CUBA BROWN-CUBA GREEN). In these 4 are less of a tobacco scent unlike some of the others like CUBA RED which is more like a good cigar. I am so fascinated the Cuba line cuz they are so cheap and have really good scent to them that far exceeds my expectations every time! With that said the only problem is their longevity... You really have to apply them to your cloths along with the normal application to get them to last. I found the Cuba Black to be a lot like the Cuba Brown with a little more citrus zing in the background and complexity. Wood yes and again nicely soft but the main thing I got out of this from the first spritz, was the sweet blast of licorice / anise vibe. I think there is a warm tobacco lingering in the mix also. I really like this one, the more I smell it, it becomes more complex. This one I can chew on!

Oct
09
2013
joneser69
joneser69

@ [email protected]:
Yes, google can lol. Sillage is very much like projection, but more specifically relates to how long the cologne stays in the air around one's self, or "leaves a trail".

Oct
11
2012
farno
farno

To me it does not smell like Azzaro at all. It smells like Jazz, by YSL.

Oct
01
2012
maiker
maiker

This is a lovely perfume, it have a sophisticated smell like azzaro, y love azzaro when it dry-down (because it have somthing that disgusting inside when it just spary)

but this one as you spray it is like azzaro dry-down i dont have to wait. just lovely.

it dont lost that long max 3 hours. but what can anyone expect for 90.Bsf (10$)

Aug
19
2012
maklaus2013
maklaus2013

Reminds to Azzaro pour Homme!

Jul
25
2012
Kharnak
Kharnak

I love this frag. But i just realized that it smells just like a Licorice twizzler. Not bad at all though. Blends well with summer heat and warm fabric, and a nice evening

Jun
02
2012
foxmulder_FBI
foxmulder_FBI

For the price, its a no brainer. Ignoring price...it's still a very good scent. Very reminiscent of Azzaro PH and Rive Gauche PH. A classic barbershop scent, very masculine but also quite soft. Clean smelling with a strong black licorice/anise scent. Woods emerge as the scent dries down and the licorice fades, but it never goes away.

Cuba Black is much less complicated than those two masterpieces, but is also a fraction of the price. I am a huge fan of Rive Gauche, but whenever I go to buy a new fragrance I skip it for something else, for one reason or another. Eventually, I will pick it up, but for now, I can't argue with getting Cuba black for $5. Every time I shave at night I throw some talc powder on my face and put Cuba Black on my wrists for myself. Not a scent I wear out often, I will reserve that for when I get the more dynamic Rive Gauche, but rather a fragrance I wear for myself.

Projection and longevity are below average to average-ish on me, but then again I really only wear this for myself. I can still catch wafts of it after several hours, which is really all you can ask from this.

May
01
2012
ZELJO
ZELJO

probably the best of the Cubas, not that tobacco strong, much more lighter,relaxing and good for office work,a fragance than doesnt offend anybody

Apr
17
2012
[email protected]
tyrip19562000@yahoo.com

Can anyone tell me what is "sillage"?????

Apr
12
2012
Kharnak
Kharnak

picked this up at a fleamarket, 4$, sweet deal. I've been wanting this, since it's a VERY good flanker to Azzaro Homme. It's a little more toned down, slightly less citrus, and not as punchy or bitter. However, Cuba Black has a little extra Black Licorice vibe to it, rather clear, like a black Jelly Bean.
Projection is quite good, and lasts a rather decent time or several hours. It smooths out very nicely to a soft Anisic Wood. So hey, it's Azzaro "Lite" with Licorice. If you can find it, try it.

Mar
22
2012
RobbieX
RobbieX

Very nice, to me it's almost identical to Azzaro pour Homme except Cuba Black has less projection. Starts off with some rum. Then the anise comes through. Ending stays nice clean and woody. Sillage is only moderate though. Staying power is OK. An "old school" cologne for the mature man. It doesn't cost a lot but Cuba Paris Black is an extremely nice woody EDT. If you like the classic Azzaro pour Homme (and who doesn't?), this is a good cheaper alternative - just a pity that the sillage isn't as good.

Dec
15
2011
jonovon
jonovon

I agree with gmmcnair, it's the best you can find for this price. It's one hell of a dry scent, very barbershop-ish and masculine.
During the drydown, the wood note gets a bit sour or burnt, I can't explain it very well.
I need to say Cuba Black fits me better than Aramis and gets me more positive reactions (for one fraction of the price).
A total must have if you like dry scents.
Also, if you don't wear this kind of scent too often and wish you'd have a bottle just in case, go for this. It won't cost you much and it's of a very good quality.

Apr
17
2011
gmmcnair
gmmcnair

Discount fragrance or no, this one is quite lovely. It has a dark, boozy quality to it that could be depressing to some....the woods are dark, tangled, brooding, and beautiful at the same time.

Not everyone's cup of tea, but I find it to be delightful, and has decent longevity and sillage to boot. For a bargain buy, it's hard to find more distinctive and lovely.

Sep
10
2010

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