“Bulgari Man in Black is a modern neo-Oriental fragrance which is new to the Bulgari universe. It is rare that we were able to use the tuberose flower in a masculine fragrance. The flower is a magnetic ingredient traditionally used in women’s perfumes…. But I disguised it by playing on the contrasts between leather, amber, precious resins, and Tonka bean. From this unprecedented structure, we created a scent that is totally compelling, verging on hypnotic. I would go so far as to say it is criminally seductive!”
-Alberto Morillas, master perfumer, creator of Bulgari Man In Black
Having seen many female fragrances, I have always “envious” and wonder why a male fragrance line doesn’t come out with an attractive design for its bottle. So I was pleasantly surprised when I unboxed the new Bvlgari Man In Black. The matte black bottle combined with gold letterings brings out the classy boldness of this luxury perfume brand. (Note: Men with oily fingers must be careful not to stain the black sheath with your fingerprints.)
Bvlgari Man In Black Notes
Top Note: Vibrant Spicy Tobacco, Amber Rum
Heart Note: Tuberose, Iris Absolute, Leather Accord
Base Note: Benzoin, Tonka Bean, Guaiac Wood
My Thoughts On The Fragrance
Even though the top note contains spicy tobacco, it does not smell like cigarette smoke. In fact it smelled a little like cinnamon to me. The spice accord is subtle and smells manly.
As an EDP, the scent lasts almost half the day and then you can touch up just before you knock off for it to go on for the rest of the day. On what occasions will I wear it to? Parties with my friends or to meet that special person whom I want to impress.
The Bvlgari Man In Black retails at SGD80 (30ml), SGD115 (60ml), and SGD153 (100ml). Locate a Bvlgari Boutique near you by clicking on this link.
Bvlgari Man In Black Bath Line
If you love the perfume, you will be delighted to have the same scent in your bathroom too.
The 75g Deo Stick retails at SGD44, and the 200ml Shampoo and Shower Gel retails at SGD69.
The 100ml After Shave Balm is priced at SGD71, and the 100ml After Shave Soap is priced at SGD44.