29 de mai de 2019

Bvlgari Man in Black - English Review



Concept: 3.5                                                        Olfactive  Cohesion: 4
Technical Aspects (Sillage/Longevity): 3.5        Presentation: 4.5
Final Note: 3.9                                                    Note in the Price Range: 3.9
Price Range: 2 - 50 to 100 dollars
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After it was bought by LVMH in 2011, Bvlgari's perfume segment was no longer a mere complement to the main business - jewelery. The Luxury Conglomerate began to spawn flankers for the brand's perfumes with the constant and frantic speed similar to the rest of its competitors. And one of the lines that has become a flanker machine is the Bvlgari Man.

The Black version is perhaps one of the most famous and successful flankers in the line, capable of even generating variations based on it. It is a perfume that although it has nothing in common with 212 Man Vip shares in its essence the same process of creation: to find an identity of its own from an idea that has already proven to be very profitable. In the case, the idea developed here is the spice oriental of SpiceBomb.

The Bvlgari Man in Black concept itself does not have many explanations or a deeper development - at best we know that it was made to be a charismatic and seductive fragrance, which much of the perfumes want to be in the latest releases. It is known that there is a concept related to the myth of the Vulcan God embodied in modern man and although the brand does not delve into it the spicy oriental delivered succeeds in fitting this concept superficially.

I would say that the oriental spicy variation made here is like a less challenging and more polished version of Spicebomb. The volume of the cinnamon and clove is reduced and the aroma of tobacco, coumarin and pepper is amplified, creating contrast of sweet aromas, almond and dry nuances. Rum adds a touch of booze to the idea and the base evolves into a woody one that refers more to vetiver than gaiac itself, with a slightly discreet amber aroma into the idea.

The presence of iris and tuberose in the pyramid is questionable, since they do not stand out at any moment of what is delivered. In trying to please a wider audience, this Black version gives up a better performance and delivers something medium to an EDP on the Black theme. It is a creation that can be interesting especially if you are starting to know perfumes and thus it can please a wider audience. If you are more deeply interested in perfumery, it is dispensable, there is nothing that really adds something relevant here.