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Roberto Cavalli Black Roberto Cavalli for men

Roberto Cavalli Black Roberto Cavalli for men
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I have it: 167 I had it: 83 I want it: 120 My signature: 4

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The new fragrance for men is trapped in a dangerous black color. Cavalli’s snake, as a brand’s symbol, is beautiful, sensual, but dangerous. Top notes include spicy coriander and estragon with the note of bamboo. Its fragrant heart is composed of lavender, geranium and white pepper. It ends with the refine the elegant cedarwood note and musk. It was created by Olivier Cresp in 2006.

Perfume rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 206 votes.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Coriander Tarragon Bamboo

Middle Notes
White Pepper Lavender Geranium

Base Notes
Tonka Bean Musk Cedar

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Roberto Cavalli Black Fragrance Reviews

valentinocerca.amore
valentinocerca.amore

profumo meraviglioso non smetterei mai di annusare,non capisco come mai non lo producono più ,le poche bottiglie rimaste sul mercato ormai costano come i profumi tom ford, un vero peccato

Dec
13
2015
theabsolutist
theabsolutist

Olivier Cresp has a knack for balance and accord and Cavalli Black is a great example of his precision in its structural balance of aromatic, herbal, spice and typical oriental components. This stuff won't win awards for originality, the pyramid is rather standard and measured, but it's the craftsmanship here that defines this as a great addition to any wardrobe for winter. Black has a real appreciation for classical oriental fougeres like Chanel Pour Monsieur, Hermes Equipage and Salvador Dali for Men, building on the basic elements of those with more minimalistic pretensions, turning Cavalli Black into an understated and charming work that allows the individual parts to breathe and come forward in the palette as individual notes like a great bebop jazz session when all the players are given their moment for a solo.
The top is incredibly herbal and spicy with the tarragon rushing forward with the coriander early before quickly being absorbed into the lavender, pepper and tonka. The balance here is outstanding, no one individual note truly dominates the whole and your nose will pick up the clean bamboo note and geranium early in its evolution and will enjoy the evolution towards musky, creamy woods and herbal aromatic that follows. Smartly avoids the typical citrus on top and goes with the bamboo instead, allowing the spices to really come forward in the blend and layer exceedingly well under the tonka and light musk. An absolutely sparkling and fluffy concoction at odds with its namesake but a heavenly fragrance in its airy manner and lightness for an oriental fougere. Longevity is generally 7-9 hours with projection somewhat subtle but always present and easily tracked by others. An extremely underrated and overlooked work of brilliance by Olivier Cresp. Works very well for late fall and winter evenings and nights and can be pulled off on winter days as well, but on more formal occasions.

Scent: 8.5/10
Longevity: 8/10
Sillage: 7/10
Creativity: 7/10
Value: 8.5/10
Versatility: 6/10 (cold evenings and formal affairs).
Craftsmanship: 10/10

Dec
07
2014
Miladshooli
Miladshooli

درسته ماندگاری بالا و پخش بوی زیادی نداره
ولی واقعا خوشبوست ترکیبه بوی چوب و
تندی ملایم اون یویی بهش داده که خیلی خوب و البته سکسیه
به نظر من ارزش خرید رو داره

Nov
22
2014
silentman26
silentman26

Dark and sensual ... spices, lavender and white musk. Love the woody dry down. Projects great, long lasting and fun to wear. The bottle is iconic and revolves around the brand’s emblem. Sadly discontinued for years. A hidden gem!

Sep
14
2014
Chicago Tony T
Chicago Tony T

It's a nice and inoffensive lavender/musk blend. It shares many similarities with Body Shop White Musk for men. Both are basically powder bombs. Both are inexpensive but the Body Shop version last longer and sillage is better.

Jun
07
2014
gerry.madoni
gerry.madoni

Out of many many black or dark fragrances picked up in the past few years, this is the one that became room spray after just one week. All the great reviews aside, I found RC Black to be insipid and uninspiring in overall theme and execution. Far too safe and ultimately dull to merit a place in part of my collection. Had high expectations for this one. However all hopes were dashed not long after in the most resolute fashion.

4.5/10....nah

Mar
19
2014
headofstate
headofstate

When people ask me to suggest an affordable cologne for men for winter or night-time, this is the one I bring up. It's so well blended by Olivier Cresp and so classy and organic yet warming and original. You can smell the creamy tonka but it's so well blended that it never dominates like Armani Code. The bamboo gives Cavalli Black a lighter, less crowded feel and allows the aromatic and spicy elements to make their presence known. This one is better than Armani Code at doing what Armani Code should do. It's also more formal and sexy as well and a truly refined gentleman's fragrance that isn't the slightest pretentious but emits an air of confidence.
The opening minute will transport you back to your child-hood if you played with Play-doh at all. After that it's a beautiful creamy swirl of tonka, musk and bamboo with a nice balance of aromatic notes and subtle fresh spices.
Absolutely gorgeous yet simple.
Longevity is good, I get around 6-8 hours usually and projection is also quite moderate and reliable. Best used as a night fragrance or cold winter days. The most under-appreciated and under-rated oriental fougere on the market. One of many great works by Cresp, a true gem.

Mar
04
2014
CGV
CGV

Blind buy. A successful one. Definitely a personality among the mainstream scents. The lavender/bamboo/pepper trio rules this fragrance for me. Actually bamboo gives it its uniqueness which is lifted up by a classy lavender and a sharp pepper note. Cedarwood and musk make it effortless and elegant. Tonka and Tarragon keep it interesting til the drydown! Very nice combo. Its a scent that can wake interest. Its sort of calling out but in very sophisticated manner. Longevity is good and sillage also, no complaints whatsoever! Bravo Mr Cresp!

Jan
17
2014
johnnyjazz
johnnyjazz

A highly underrated oriental fougere from Roberto Cavalli, best known for tacky animal print style clothing that has grown out of mode in northern Italy but continues to breathe a powerful second life in Sicily and Latin America as I write this review. Many of Cavalli's creations in men's fragrance after Black have come off rather generic and uninspiring, but Black is a dramatic exception that was helped strongly by the designer's desire to put his brand on the fragrance map. According to a couple people I know in the industry, Cavalli paid highly respected Olivier Cresp a rather generous fee and gave him a very liberal budget and timeframe to work with, with Cresp rewarding him with a fine product and classy blend of traditional and modern.
Looking for an inexpensive option for fall, winter and spring nights? check. Looking for something fairly reasonably priced? check. Looking for something classical, inoffensive and yet because of the excellent blending by Olivier Cresp, highly original and unique? check. All the marks of a solid mid-priced fragrance are there and if you enjoy orientals that find the right balance between musk, spice and aromatic than this is a smart purchase you will be glad you made. The previous reviews here are very reliable and accurate, this is a great cool evening/night winter fragrance that is spicy but blended so well that it never overwhelms and is tamed and cooled with the lavender and bamboo over it. Projection is rather moderate but longevity is extremely good for a modern fragrance, with 7-10 hours the norm in cold weather. The most underrated oriental fougere on the market. Overall: 8.0

Jan
10
2014
cologne guy 2010
cologne guy 2010

very interesting scent to say the least! when i first tried this on at the store i wasn't really sure what to think at frst. it seemed bitter. but i gave it a few minutes to let it settle in on my skin and within 10 minutes i smelled it again and it amazed me! it was not something i could describe but it was extremely interesting smelling to me! after half an hour or less, when it fully settles down, it becomes a beautiful, sweet lavender.

as for projection and longevity,the projection was average and the longevity was amazing! this thing was on my skin for all of one afternoon all the way up to about 3pm the next day with 3 showers in that time and a hard workout, so this thing is meant to last and last.

try/buy/pass? definite try, and if you like it, buy it. quality fragrance to say the least

Dec
18
2013
gerry.madoni
gerry.madoni

A very alluring and comforting scent that will satisfy not only the wearer but those in close proximity. Drydown is very very similar to CAHSE: I get a hint of Tonka bean , although not on the note pyramid. This is a casual or romantic fragrance. Not office material in my estimation. Longevity is a problem as is projection. Though, both of these shortcomings are not enough to derail this fragrance from my to buy list. That I did and am easily happy with the results.


Update to previous review: My initial concern was that the longevity and projection issues would ruin this fragrance. All that anxiety was for nought as RC Black shines on an on for hours on my skin. No more than 2 sprays last several hours. The dry down is dreamily comforting and so well executed. One of my favorite lightly sweet musky/lavender scents.

Dec
11
2013
andronicos
andronicos

@AND-MAT
It's been already discontinued. It's my signature scent and I have about 75 ml which I only use on my birthday.

Nov
27
2013
AND-MAT
AND-MAT

When a perfume combines good quality, good projection and staying power, great scent and a reasonable price, you know you have made a great deal!

Roberto cavalli black is all that! A great spicy lavender scent. starts out green/spicy and dries down into a little powdery lavender/wooded scent. For it's pleasant from start to end. I hope it will not be discontinued any time soon.

Nov
08
2013
toddv
toddv

Well, I purchased Roberto Cavalli Black on EBAY- because I remembered he had created a fragarance called PUNJAB(long discontinued), but to this day, I have never smelled anything that came even close to that fragarance.
I have read VERY mixed reviews on Black, but the general consensus seems to be it does not have staying power. I am eager to try it anyway, as I am so picky about colognes, it is VERY rare for me to find anything I like at the mall or Sephora.
I wanted something unique, so I thought I would order this.
As of right now, my favorite fragarance is jack black blue mark.
And just fyi- (don't mean to get off the subject), but pheromone colognes DON'T WORK- don't waste your money.

Sep
24
2013
marycon
marycon

Masterpiece. Pity i cant find it anymore. Women melt with this one!

May
13
2013
halftwintowers
halftwintowers

As the reviewer Hadrian said, this is one fragrance that's hard to describe because it has different phases. On the initial spray, the lavendar intertwined with the spices allows for an aromatic yet warm and seductive opening. The opening is so warm, sensual, and confusing - smells sweet but not fruity, smoky but not with tobacco or incense. It gives me the same feeling I get when I smell John Varvatos, though they are dissimilar fragrances in many ways, they are both so warm and sensual. The bamboo and geranium, applies some freshness to the fragrance that allows it to be enjoyed throughout the entire year. The tonka bean, musk, and woods in the base maintains the warmth and sweetness in the fragrance, but it makes it so d*mn seductive. I get 6 - 7 hours with 4 sprays (2 neck, 1 chest, 1 shirt). This fragrance sits close to the skin, but its aromatic nature keeps it present throughout the day. Recommended for anyone in need of that perfect date night scent.

Mar
21
2013
hadrian
hadrian

Ummm… it’s not an easy task to describe it!
RC's Black is one of the most curious perfumes you can imagine. I don’t know why, but I really like it. A lot of lavender (during a minute, a shade of it will remind you Caron’s Pour un homme!), some spicy herbs (a brief impression of Armani’s Code) and coriander (Lagerfeld’s Photo, there you are!) plus a minimalist – but still present – sexual warmness (bamboo...). Nothing really similar with the three scents that I mentioned, though.
RC’s Black is a modern, well–blended and innovative fragrance – and, needless to say, a very Italian one. It is apparently discreet, but long lasting. It exhales a calm - but blissful - passion (and, surely, its pepper will try to tickle your nose). The bottle is a piece of art – but the silver cap it’s the most unintelligent thing I ever touched since I intersected the perfumery world.
Overall, a 8,1/10

Mar
19
2013
Fábio Condé
Fábio Condé

One of the bests designers, under the radar. The combination of bamboo with lavender is is accurate, then soon surrounded by tonka bean giving that touch sweet smoky vanilla and musk giving that touch of velvet to this wonder, very good!

Jan
08
2013
Dioguh
Dioguh

On my skin it last around 6 to 8 hours, its a really good scent, modern, elegent but strong and convicted :)

Oct
19
2012
khonehsabz
khonehsabz

ماندگاری کمی دارد ولی با وجود بوی بسیار مردانه اش
ارزش یکبار خریدن را دارد

Sep
19
2012
Heverton
Heverton

This one opens up with a lavender note accompanied by a slight peppery tone given by the presence of coriander that just after about 5 minutes gives space to a flowery combination which smelss very pleasant to my nose and that throughout time develops into a tonka/lavender scent.
Nothing new nor outstanding, just pleasant.

Jul
08
2012
yilmazg
yilmazg

Very purple. The smell makes me think of purple colour. The bottle suits the juice perfect. As for the scent it is like Armand Basi espaecially the topnotes. Just a tad bit more colourful(fruitier). But the drydown is different. While Armand Basi is getting more floral and woody Cavalli Black becomes muskier.

Cavalli Black is pretty unique cologne and a compliment getter but the longevity is not good. I prefer Armand Basi Homme. But Cavalli Black has one advantage. It can be used in summer too. This is a very good night-out cologne. Overall 7.5/10

Apr
27
2012
andronicos
andronicos

I was informed that all Roberto Cavalli perfumes will be discontinued exept the new one and I´ll lost my signature scent.

Apr
17
2012
conmary
conmary

A very underrated fragrance but probably one of the best around. I have a huge collection including Pure Malt, Pure havane, Green irish tweet, Le male, Dior intense and the list goes on and on. This one really gets all the compliments and every time i wear it at least one person will come and ask which one is it. Guys, women adore this one. Longevity is an issue but who really cares? I prefer 4-5 hours of magic than 8-10 of medium and uninspired fragrances. Brilliant!!!

Jan
08
2012
scentualMan
scentualMan

This is a very sexy and appealing fragrance. Its not too far off the path from Armani Black Code (or Code), Black Sun by Salvador Dali, and other aromatic, oriental fourgeres. It smells woody (bamboo), aromatic (lavendar, geranium, and coriander), and sweet yet smoky/powdery with an oriental touch, which comes from the brilliant use of tonka bean in the base. Fantastic job, Monsieur Cresp! Oh, and the longevity is definitely an issue with Cavalli fragrances, but this one far outshines its brothers. I sprayed only twice yet I can smell this on me fairly easily 9hrs after application. The trick is one spray on your shirt and one on neck. Recommended!

Nov
28
2011
D A V A R I
D A V A R I

Elegant and dignified smell
And formal classroom
Very low low odor retention and distribution of weak spots near the body.

بوی شیک و با وقار
رسمی و با کلاس
نقطه ضعیف ماندگاری بسیار پایین و پخش بوی کم نزدیک به بدن

Nov
20
2011
andronicos
andronicos

My favorite perfume. Mysterious and seductive. Ideal for night.

Jul
06
2011
Habanita
Habanita

It's an ok men's scent, but not something I would specifically recommend.

May
30
2011
4xxx4
4xxx4

finally i know which scent is reminded me of this...it s an armand basi homme, by the same perfumer o. cresp..the main difference is that basi is more sexy, powerful and the best for the last - more longlasting!! cavalli black is gone in the minute which basi is on my skin for whole day...anyway, i thing cavalli is superb scent, but basi is much better

Jan
04
2010
minister smellgood
minister smellgood

da bomb!!!!!!!!! finesse!is all i can say.Elegance and all that!!!!!!!!

Dec
30
2009
misiek_pl
misiek_pl

I just got this. Smells on me like Armani Code. Overall it is a nice smell I love tonka bean in this...unfortunately does not last long at all.

Sep
11
2009
Yiorgos
Yiorgos

Wow, I havent smell something good or realy memoriable from Roberto (no he is not my friend, I just call him with his first name :-P ), but I smell this one and I have to say that this perfume rocks! Its romantic and warm! Love this combination! The only theme with this one, is that it doesnt last for many hours, so wear it during summer in order to make its "life" longer. Probubly it designed for winter perfume, but maybe a new version or Cavalli black intense will be more suitable for winter. WOW thats a good idea! An intense version! Yeah its very popular by the designers to make new intense versions of their best fragrances! I WANT AN INTENSE CAVALLI BLACKKKKKKKKK! :-((((

Aug
08
2009
ily_sb
ily_sb

the smell is absolutely fantastic in my opinion , too bad it doesn't last too long on me .. only one-two hours tops

Jul
25
2009
asfa
asfa

i have 3 perfumes for cavali ,black -blue and for man, all that its great perfumes bad no great lasting ,why?
i hop next time mr cavali b more careful whit perfumers

Mar
08
2009
acc
acc

This fragrance makes the girls crazy. But you have to reapply it every hour.
They should put a warning on all Cavalli fragrances as 'very short lasting'!

Jan
01
2009
Brumen
Brumen

it's very nice, lavander power, but i have tried it now after shower and i think it's wonderful in spring-summer, it's very warm....but in cold season it's bottle-up, restrained.

Dec
25
2008
asfa
asfa

its super sexy and dark remind me black bulgary ,no so power in this perfume about 2-3 hours.i have its in my collection

Dec
11
2008

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