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Black Soul Ted Lapidus for men

Black Soul Ted Lapidus for men
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female 25- 25+
male 25- 25+

I have it: 144 I had it: 70 I want it: 124 My signature: 3

main accords
balsamic
warm spicy
cinnamon
woody
aromatic
powdery

Black Soul arrives on the market in August 2009 and is created of mint, cardamom, neroli, bergamot, cinnamon, saffron, tolu balm, resins, Guaiac wood, Chinese cedar and musk. The fragrance is available as 30, 50 and 100ml edt. The nose behind this fragrance is Alexandra Carlin.

Perfume rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 190 votes.

Fragrance Notes

Tolu Balsam Mint Cinnamon Musk Chinese Cedar Guaiac Wood Neroli Saffron Bergamot Cardamom resins Lemon Blossom

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Black Soul Fragrance Reviews

moawiya.alanazi
moawiya.alanazi

i will buy this as an alternative to V&R spicebomb.

Im still very sorry because of the reformualtion that have happened on the original spicebomb.

UPDATE: so i've bought it and im severely DIS-APPOIN-TED <<< HAH see what i did there?

anyways this is not what i've sampled at the department store what i mean is that i can hardly smell any notes as in the one in the tester and it evaporates too quickly and the projection: NONE

could it be that its batch dates to 2012

i'll never know. But for closure's sake i'll say that it's probably its characteristic. Some frags are born strong and some are born weak END OF.


UPDATE 2: I went to the dept. store and the salesperson smelt it and told me it was OK so that was a load off which leaves me with one conclusion that weak perfumes are weak.

Feb
20
2016
skunkymonkey
skunkymonkey

**blind buy.. and its awfull right off the bottle , there's just something that makes you me think " who would wear this ??" so I wouldnt recommend you smell the nozzle as an indication to what this fragrance is all about.

When you spray it , there is no sign of that horid lurking outter bottle smell. Instead theres a powerfull and un-usual scent. Very minty, Not entirely a bad scent which gets better "easier" to capture each element as time goes on and you find yourself trying to smell deeper and longer to discover all the hidden scents oozing off your skin. I think its the hebal effect of the Tolu :D

After 30 mins youre left with a very woodsie, Minty ( not fresh mint, but rather a dirty,heavy mint), very rich spicy, warm, definatley masculine aroma.
I think the cinnamon plays a big role in carrying the mint into the more woody musky scents & masks them well.

After a good hour if you smell your skin , that-there is the Masterpiece of this fragrance !!!
The saffron, teroli and lemon blossom pick this deep and heavy scent up a notch to a very pleasing day dreamy almost fresher level, if only for a moment and then its gone !! overpowered by the musk & wood.


This is a great & complex frangrance with many elements that weirdly work together.Well done to the nose of Alexandra Carlin
I can picture this frangrance on other people, but not on me . Its just too murky and dark , maybe thats why its called BLACK SOUL !!!

will keep a bottle in the colection just because its so interesting at a low price

Jul
26
2015
Knightofwands
Knightofwands

Quite distinct from Million and far superior. Great packaging, bottle and wonderful, fresh, minty scent. Exceptional and underrated.

Dec
19
2014
diazzegaf
diazzegaf

recently i bought black soul Lapidus & Longevity is very poor i guess reformulated . i bought 2-3 years ago was quite different, the scent quite lasting and base notes i could smell little balmy. The base notes i couldnt smell balmy anymore of the current Black soul! what a waste fragrance

Nov
17
2014
dremerick
dremerick

How can Ted Lapidus go so under appreciated when they produce something as remarkable as this!

Jul
12
2014
groover
groover

Smells like warm mint, but very cheap smell,
not classy, i don't like it one bit. I feel that every
lapidus fragrance i tried reminds me of a car freshner,
not a fragrance, i hate myself for buying them crap.

Jul
03
2014
leohbarros
leohbarros

La mayoría de los comentarios dicen que es igual a One Million, la verdad es que tienen cierta similitud, pero Black Soul es.mejor, menos unixes , más oscura , más varonil, más espaciada , un gran perfume sin duda

Mar
29
2014
gerry.madoni
gerry.madoni

I can certainly see how Black soul may polarize opinions. If however you are one of those lucky enough to love this fragrance , then you will enjoy this scent for ages. Mugler Pure Havane was the reference point for gourmand winter scents by me in the past. Now, after wearing Black Soul for a few days, its safe to say there is a new king on the throne. What gives Black Soul the edge is a hard to define element in the drydown that makes for a uniquely pleasing and unusual effect. Well rounded, dynamic, always interesting and a bargain at todays prices. Good stuff !

8.75/10

Mar
18
2014
neilvizuett
neilvizuett

It deserves it´s name, it is dark deep in it´s soul. It is very sweet, but there is something behind that sweetness, something sharp and slightly evil hidden. I love these kind of fragrances, ambiguous and hard to figure out, sweet but bitter, lovely but cruel, warm and cold.

Jan
18
2014
icufish
icufish

@mpbrown - yes. I feel similarity with PR 1 Million, which suits women better.

Dec
03
2013
Mr.Bobby.N
Mr.Bobby.N

This is so great.

BLACK SOUL (TL) definitely deserves the 'black' in it's name. It's a dark & smooth sweet/liquore/mint styled scent. This one and BLACK EXTREME POUR HOMME (TL) feel like cousins... Not the same smell, but are playing in the same scent area. Definitely check one out if you like the other.

The opening has a very subtle liquorice opening (not as prominent as BLUE SUGAR, thank god!), with a nice resin/mint added. Dries to more of the same.

It comes in a beautiful black & silver metal cannister, which reveals a high-quality and expensive flask. One of the most classy packages I've come across.

Both BLACK SOUL (TL) and BLACK EXTREME POUR HOMME (TL) are two of my absolute favorite dark evening scents.

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SILLAGE: perfect
LONGEVITY: very good
SCENT: excellent
BOTTLE: excellent! (High class)
VALUE FOR MONEY: good

OVERALL: 9/10
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NOTE: This smells nothing like BLACK SOUL EMPERIAL (TL), which I can't bear... so don't be scared off if that one made you gag. This one is mint/liquore-cool.

Nov
03
2013
warlockss
warlockss

i got my 100ml bottle and im totally loving this much better than 1 million , its more cinnamon more rich more plum cake deeper richer scent ,definitely going to be buying more bottles of this .

Jul
05
2013
skipster
skipster

Obviously a 1 Million clone. The most striking differences are Black Soul's chewing gum top note and a minty-spicy, less sweet undercurrent.

If you like 1 Million, but don't want to smell exactly like all the other 999.999 guys who wears it, Black Soul is a great and inexpensive alternative. It is more fun and I like it better than the "original". Perfect for a night out among the younger crowd.

Jun
28
2013
Bobster
Bobster

I have to give an honest review of this and how it reacted on my skin. Please don't buy this thinking you are getting one million cause your not and don't buy this thinking it's better than one million cause it isn't. Don't buy this thinking it's going to last longer on your skin cause it won't. Truthfully, this does smell a little like one million but this is way mintier and really this only lasted on my skin for about 4 hours and that's surprising coming from a lapidus fragrance. If you don't have the cash for one million this maybe a safe bet for you but if it's one one million you are wanting than save up and get what you really want.

Jan
16
2013
amalex_1983
amalex_1983

better than 1 million

Dec
03
2012
iranperfumer
iranperfumer

در یک جمله میخواهم از تمام پارسی زبان ها در نوشتن افکار و دیدگاه خود تشکر کنم.
در این احساس روح سیاه تد متیوان شیرینی و جذابیت عام را برای دیگر شنونده که با رایحه های ارام ومطبوع لذت میبرند نشان دهد میتوان برای یک مسیر خوش بو شنوندهای زیادی را به خود جذب کند وافراد ی با نشاط در فرحبخشی آزاد را

Nov
25
2012
cyber861
cyber861

بوی جالبی نداره .یاد این ادکلن های عربی میندازه آدمو.

Nov
23
2012
Cocosette
Cocosette

What fragrance could be a daytime version of BS?

Oct
28
2012
unquote
unquote

One of the real deals. Very multi-faceted.

Be careful when wearing it in hot climate, though. The tea note can get overpowering in a stale way.

Oct
21
2012
andy
andy

if u like dirty english and the drier types of smell this is a good buy too. this starts out sweet and similar to dirty english but they both have a very smoky rich type of smell in the drydown

May
04
2012
andy
andy

this is a phenomenal scent with a nice rich masculine feel and really does a GREAT job with good sillage and a really nice aroma

the drydown is less sweet than one million and instead it becomes richer and has drier woods and more masculine ingredients than one million (one million smells nice in top and middle notes and then just gets sweet and unisex) this one adds medjul dates and raisins in the middle notes and the camphorwood and drier spices give it a rich aromatic feel and make it MUCH better and it lasts a good 8 hours and projects nicely so the power of the scent is just right

this is something you WILL like if u buy blind it will make u want to throw away everything else u own

May
04
2012
waine
waine

From my two tests in the shop, I can only describe an initial first impression. I was greeted with an instant, almost off putting bubble gum scent. However it started to change into a sweet woody aroma. Apparently a cousin of Paco Rabanne - "One Million."

For now, Black Soul has only pricked my curiosity - that is all. I would not add it to my current collection among the many other more recent releases on the shelves.

Not with standing that, I find the Ted Lapidas House to innovative, creative and interesting.

Somehow I feel I will re visit this one.

Apr
05
2012
Roqfort
Roqfort

I've got both versions of Black Soul (BS and BS Imperial)and love them both.
This one is little bit lighter, than Imperial, and seems to me, better. Similiar to 1 Million, but more herbal and spicy. Longevity is rather shorter than 1Million, but still very good (about 8 hours on my skin).
My rate - 4/5... Overall - very good stuff.

Mar
31
2012
TR1LEY
TR1LEY

I bought this blindly, and have no regrets whatsoever. I read all of the comments describing this as a "One Million" clone. It is indeed in the same vein as that scent, but I wouldn't label it a cheap copy. Black Soul is more camphorous and spicy and lacks the fruity synthetic bubble gum of One Million, to my nose. Instead this comes across as a more herbal cousin. In my opinion it is more mature, refined, and sensual. It has about the same sillage and longevity as Paco Rabanne's creation, but is softer and less shouty. Those of the opposite sex seem to love it. Of course younger audiences will like O.M. more. To those folks who love One Million, I would recommend you test this one before buying.

Feb
23
2012
lfclfc
lfclfc

Love this perfume. one of my favourites. 9.5/10

Jan
27
2012
upp
upp

very nice perfume -suitable for tropical wheather

Jan
11
2012
m-hani
m-hani

با سلام
به نظرم یه کار معمولی هست
بویی شبیه وان میلیون
رایحه ی جدیدی نیست
با احترام

Nov
15
2011
mehrdad
mehrdad

کار بسیار شیک و مردانه ای میباشد
دوام و پخش مناسبی هم دارد
شیک
جذاب
مردانه
گرم و شیرین با مقداری تلخی
کلاسک
خیلی ها حتما آنرا خواهند پسندید
از رایحه اش خیلی لذت بردم و خانمها نیز معمولا رایحه اش را
پسندیده و آنرا خیلی خوشبو توصیف میکنند

very good

Oct
21
2011
midnightsun
midnightsun

i tried this today...it's my brother's birthday and i wanted to get him a new perfume.so i tried this at first and wasn't interested in it at all...but when i got the first sniff it really got my attention!!!! amazing cinnamon openning and vanilla(i do smell vanilla from the top note to the bottom!!!)he loved it

Aug
27
2011
La Toscana
La Toscana

I'm really excited for this perfum, this brand is a legend also like Azzaro, the problem is that i can´t find, some knows where i can buy it, thanks.

Jul
18
2011
jooligan
jooligan

I tested this juice yesterday and my initial impression was very confusing. At first, my nose detected something that I have smelt before, like some mainstream fragrance with a lot of neroli and orange blossom. Then, my mind brought the image that I was looking for: a cross between One Million by Paco Rabbane and Altamir by Ted Lapidus.
If you see the notes breakdown of One Million, ALtamir and Black Soul, you can see the relation between this three scents: woods, spices and florals.
In my point of view, Black Soul is more in the floral-spicy side of the street beacuse of the big accent in flowers like neroli and orange blossom and in spices like cinnamon and cardamom.
At the initial spray, you got the same "sweet bubblegum" smell of One Million, but this top notes fades very quickly (1 hour max). Then you got a lot of neroli, orange blossom and some resins (tolu balsam?). A very flowery heart mixed with cardamom, a bit of cinnamon and some resins. This stage is very sweet, tasty and projects like a beast for 2 or 3 hours. Then, at the base, it seems like all the resins, spices and other notes were faded away, leaving you with a blast of sweet neroli with musk. Sadly, no prominent woods were detected to balance that sweet mess.
What surprised me of the drydown of Black Soul is the fact that smell the same way as the opening of Altamir (same "übersweet" neroli smell), so if you are a man, and you love neroli and your favorite fragrance are Altamir by Ted Lapidus or Fleur Du Male by Jean Paul Gaultier or any unisex frag, this is for you.
About the comparison with One Million, I say yes, but just the opening of both are alike. The rest of Black Soul is just the "Lapidus trademark".

Projection: Great!
Sillage: Awesome
Longevity 9-10 hours +

Recommended for young and mature crowd that are into "flowery-spicy/unisex" fragrances.

8/10

Jul
05
2011
junior halston
junior halston

a more mature version spicy of 1 Million with the same intensity and longevity.

You think it smells like 1 million exactly until you test them side by side, Black Soul has deeper spice.

Mar
31
2011
carlosdavidz
carlosdavidz

This perfume is identical to 1 Million by Paco Rabbanne. What a lack of originality....

Dec
28
2010
guest_Francisco
guest_Francisco

Un perfume realmente increible. No pueden comparar esta maravilla con one million. Paco Rabanne es popular, Ted Lapidus es exclusividad.
Bien mezclados los aromas. La bergamota precisa y un dulzor sin precedentes.
He olido bastante... pero nada como esto.

Felicitaciones TL

Sep
22
2010
4xxx4
4xxx4

hm... at first, i didn t like it at all...i really couldn t stand an minty part...but now i must admit, this is interesting one...hm,, like spicy, little minty 1 million,,, and i love 1 million,,hm, now i started to like this one too

Sep
08
2010
guest_Sfacker
guest_Sfacker

I will like to join and be the company of this fragrance Ted Lapidus, as i am utilising this cologne in every occation that i am attending and please note me as lapidus fannectic.

Aug
13
2010
omerpervaiz
omerpervaiz

its similar to 1 million in its mid notes and dry down. but it has got more bubble gum like feel. it is heavy rich an dark. good silage and longevity. not a unique fragrance but a nice one.
i give it 6 out of 10.

Jun
14
2010
moura91
moura91

1 Million without the bubble gum, tutti-frutti opening.
I Kinda like it very much and have a great sillage and longevity!

May
28
2010
guest_ashrav dean
guest_ashrav dean

i just bought this perfume last tuesday .
its smell so good and nice .. i worn this black soul and i walk infront people(s) and they love the smell.. its the way i look so hot . haha

May
13
2010
guest_Cute_Poison
guest_Cute_Poison

my friend told me about it , and then i bought it. Its really different men perfume. i really recommended for others.
[email protected]

Mar
31
2010
guest_PerfumeAddict
guest_PerfumeAddict

My boyfriend showed me this fragrance today. He has worn ted lapidus altamir before so he tried this new fragrance. The top notes were quite strong however after a few minutes it settled down to a beautiful musk. The smell lasted hours and hours on him so we decided to buy this one!

Jan
25
2010
instantjim
instantjim

What an amazing fragrance this is! Its opening is heavy with spice and wood. At first there is a sharp, camphorous, aromatic quality,not unlike cloves or pepper - which I find most appealing.

The woodiness which is almost smoky at first, makes me think of Lapsang Souchong tea or a handful of smouldering pencil shavings. I once owned a bamboo flute, which had been burnt inside as part of its manufacture and which had the same kind of smell.

The complex combination of spices and woods make this very warm, intense and frankly, most unusual. As the fragrance develops and the woods and spices start to fade the musk becomes more obvious, yet only in a subtle way. It lasts quite well and a single tiny spritz from a tester was still detectable on my arm after two hours.

It is very different to any fragrance I currently own and I will definitely add it to my wish list.

Nov
23
2009
ALEXEIFEDOROV
ALEXEIFEDOROV

I tested this fragance today. Obviously this one was created for the night. The opening is dark and beautiful, and after 30 minutes developes a strong warm scent with the mint as a dominant spice.

Oct
05
2009
guest_Nick
guest_Nick

Wwoonnddeerrffuullll

Sep
11
2009

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