Comme des Garcons


Eau de Toilette

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Here's what other people are saying about Black...
I sprayed this on and immediately knew this was a bad blind buy. It smelled as if I was sitting in a fire place. Terrible. Just a waste of money!
By   - Administration  from Fort Lauderdale on 3/23/2021
Wow this scent is witchy and dark! Opens with smoke, incense and black pepper. I also detect a spice, it's coming off as cumin, along with tar, leather and licorice. The dry down is a bit on the sweet side. Seems slightly masculine but women can pull this off - if you're feeling bold and like something really different! it's probably more of a fall/winter night scent. It's very gothic...
By   - Designer from Toronto on 8/14/2020
The scent was gone after 1 hour and a half. Was this the last of this Toilette? I really wanted to enjoy this, but the top notes were gone after 25 minutes, the middle notes after 15, and the base notes, well, didn't last long much after that. For a Toilette to be gone after 1 hour and a half and pay $110.00, I was very disappointed. Guys, stick with Nasomatto "Black Afgano", at least that scent will last a minimum of 6 hours.
By   - Administrator from Memphis on 5/12/2020
Very boozy. Smells like cigar and whiskey, playing a poker game in a white undershirt with the boys. Has a syrupy effervescent smell, like Coca-Cola. Definitely has a character to it. A bit too much for too long. A couple glasses of strong whiskey are enough—any more is a hangover, or at least you’re too numb to enjoy it. Smelling this after an hour is tiresome; I can imagine smelling this throughout the night with a lover, and in the morning, would be sickening and like smelling the booze from the night before while hungover. Interesting DNA. It’s close to likable. Has notes and goes through phases that I really like, but there are some unpleasant disqualifiers. Willing to try other CdGs.
By   - Instructor from Akron on 4/11/2020
Ah, now we're talking. This is not a perfume for balmy summer days, but in the cold of winter, it hits all the right notes. I feel like mentions of the rubber accord and the foodishness are a little overblown - it's there, if you look hard enough, but most of what I get is the pepper, the incense, some smoke, and then that delicious gingerbread drydown, with several of the earlier facets shimmering in and out of focus at will. I'm fond of Avignon, I adore this one.
By   - Musician from Bethlehem on 1/9/2020
..If I had Irish leather from Memo, I was in complete ecstasy feeling this smell on my husband, then with this aroma I suddenly found myself in the school canteen - a prune compote and the smell of kersey boots and smoked wood, but I don’t smell this aroma on a man I want ... I’m waiting for it to unfold, but I don’t like it at all.
By   - dishwasher  from Woodburn on 6/29/2019
An incredible shape shifter of modem perfumery this beauty from the CDG line starts off with a blast of pepper and birch and immediately begins drying down to begin to slightly reveal the other elements including incense, olibanum, cedar, licorice and vetiver. Like many other CDG offerings, sillage and projection is on the moderate side. Thus, layering this with something neutral like Molecule 01 brings out the full three dimensionality of this subtle mysterious creation. This is about as mainstream CDG is going to get folks so this may be a good place to begin to start sampling this eclectic rule breaking house.
By   - Professor and Perfumer from Charlottesville on 1/28/2019
Absolute joy to wear. Stays 4-5 hours strong and then becomes skin sent. Will recommend if you like dark smells. Its is dark but not overly dark which makes you sick. It projects class, maturity and elegance. Sporty citrus smell loves can stay away from this one, but for mature persons, it is a must have.
By   - Black, Mysterious Dark from Stockholm on 3/14/2018
My mommy says this is her favorite Comme des Garçons incense. To us, it smells just like a teriyaki chicken dish, smothered in a brown-red sauce or glaze. I got so excited, flaring my nostrils and sniffing the air, I nudged mommy towards the kitchen to show me the meal! These days, mommy swears by the Italians. However, I think I can get her to buy Black because a day without chicken or chicken liver treats is a day without smiles. *5 BARKS!!!!!*
By   - Helen, Retired Artist's Owner from New York City on 12/9/2017
Black is my favorite Comme des Garcons incense so far. I agree with one reviewer out there who brought up Teriyaki chicken. I smell cooked chicken smothered in a spicy ginger and cumin sauce or brown-red glaze. This isn't something I would wear, mind you; it's too savory a foody scent for me, yet I can appreciate sniffing this, especially after a less than mediocre sampling of the incense frags offered by Cire Trudon. *4&1/2 Stars*
By   - Retired Artist  from New York City on 12/6/2017
OK.. for you newbies... this is what you think of when you are looking for a Masculine Cologne. It has strong tones of tobacco, pepper and spice but like the reviewer before me stated it has a sweetness to it as well. Reminds me of an old room that has been exposed to cigar smoke for 50 years and it's ingrained in the furnishings.. not smokey smell but tobacco if that makes sense. It's absolutely awesome. As of today.. outside of my Le Labo Santal 33 (My Favorite) this is my signature scent. My wife likes this one and I get compliments on it all the time.. very strong and lasts all day so just a couple sprays will do. I will always have a bottle of this on hand.
By   - Engineer from Safety Harbor on 8/24/2017
Blackpepper's godparent, with the spotlight on anise (black licorice). It reads as slightly oilier or heavier to me, with a comforting sweetness -- spending a moonless night snuggled into a sleeping bag, rather than camping out directly under the stars.
By   - editor from Seattle on 1/30/2017
Fantastic. Love a smoky scent like this. Very well done
By   - writer from Chicago on 12/10/2016
Like walking into a medieval temple, finding and old wood box and opening it only to discover is filled with candy. Incense, old woods and a bit sweet. An evocative and transcending scent. I just wish the bottle was more mysterious.
By   - Scientist from Florida on 11/26/2016
This is what I'm talking about! As a former choir and altar boy, I yearned for a sophisticated fall scent to remind me of the formal events at church with the incense burning and filling the air with that intoxicating scent. I've tried several scents such as Heeley's Cardinal that were simply too literal. Then enters Black......the only way to describe my impression at first sniff is a parallel to Anton Ego's reaction after trying Remy's Rattatouille. It was all there, the incense, the subtle smoke, the excitement - a big big winner!
By   - Technology  from Eastvale on 11/3/2016
Very much like CdG's Avignon. Black is a dark, oily, incense fragrance. I suppose it's the "birch tar." I'd say it's definitely on the masculine end of the spectrum, but women can still make this one work for them. Fairly heavy at first but fades over the next few hours. Like other CdG scents (except, maybe Hinoki), this one doesn't have much staying power. It's good, but among CdG's incense-y fragrances I prefer Kyoto. Also, this is not really like Gucci's GPH. That one is more akin to CdG's 2man.
By   - Attorney from DC on 10/7/2016
What a great/ hardcore scent! I've heard a lot about how it works as a formal fragrance, but I love t as an everyday working scent as well. I picture dudes working manual labor and sweating profusely would love to pair the smoke and sweetness out in the open air, catching whiffs of this goodness throughout the day.
By   - Recreation from Cincinnati on 9/7/2016
I love this scent. It has such a dark and formal feel to it, woods and spices. So much so that I would not use this for something trivial. I wore this to the Golden Globes and the HBO afterparty. It paired well with my tuxedo and it felt right at home at such a black-tie affair.
By   - Economist from NYC on 6/30/2016
I love this. It is perfectly unisex. I get a nice, subtle incense and smokey scent. On me it is not loud or abrasive. It is subtle and lovely. It is great for both day and nighttime, but I can really see wearing this for a night out. I love it.
By   - Student from Sacramento on 1/1/2016
Absolutely wonderful! A sharp blast of black pepper opens things up…and it just keeps getting better! With all of the “blackness,” it carries itself deftly, never overwhelming. This is never smoky, but dusty, like ashen coal? As things warm up, frankincense, licorice and cedar smooth things out. I’ve experienced birch tar overshadow when used, but not here! This is modern in construction, but very familiar in execution, and more versatile than one might think. I need to get a bottle!
By   - Not for Profit from Chicago on 12/30/2015
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