Bvlgari Man In Black Reviewed in 2022 [Updated]
Bvlgari Man In Black is a men’s cologne created by luxury designer brand Bvlgari. A warm spicy scent, Man In Black was well-received when released in 2014. It’s been a mainstay in Bvlgari’s fragrance catalogue ever since. In today’s cologne review, I’ll be revealing why people love it, and what you need to know before purchasing.
What does Man In Black smell like?
Bvlgari Man In Black contains notes of spice, rum, tobacco, leather, iris, tonka, and guaiac wood.
On initial spray, I smell large doses of spices and rum. Although separately indistinguishable, the spices smell woody and offer a warm ‘punch’ to the senses. The rum note operates alongside, contributing a boozy, syrup-like aroma in the beginning.
However, the prominent rum accord promptly settles on skin. It doesn’t dominate throughout the scent’s development like it does in Bentley For Men Intense.
Afterwards, I notice three changes occur during the next phase:
- A tobacco accord appears alongside the spices and rum. This is tobacco done right. It smells dry and lightly smoky, adding a mature dimension to Man In Black
- I begin to notice light whiffs of the iris accord. The iris adds an element of floral, buttery smoothness to the composition. Although, the iris is only mild and you’ll only smell it clearly up close; and
- Leather also appears. It’s soft and supple, adding to the scent’s dark and mysterious nature.
As Man In Black dries down fully, the guaiac wood emerges. The guaiac commits a woody, almost balsamic undertone that gives stature to the existing notes.
In tandem with the guaiac comes tonka bean. The tonka adds only a touch of its trademark nutty sweetness – nothing considerable.
Those of you familiar with Spicebomb Extreme will smell similarities here. However, Man In Black is tamer and more mature, bereft of the vanillic sweetness present throughout Spicebomb Extreme.
Check out this reviewer’s thoughts:
Absolutely love this. Rich spicy tobacco, woody accord mixed with leather. Tonka bean adds the perfect amount of sweetness. Slight bit of booziness to it but not overbearing to me personally like I’ve heard.Fragrantica.com
What’s the performance like?
I rate the performance of Bvlgari Man In Black as moderate.
I’ve found that it projects out from skin for the first 4 hours. Then, it settles closer to the skin and lasts 4-5 hours more. Additionally, I find the longevity even stronger when sprayed on clothes.
Is it versatile?
Now fellas – the versatility surprised me.
I’ve now spent plenty of time wearing Man In Black. After experimenting, I believe you can wear this more flexibly than you’d suspect.
Bvlgari Man In Black will undoubtedly work best during the cooler months. There’s no debate about that. In those months, it’s casual-wear appropriate. It’s date appropriate too, given the dark, masculine scent profile.
However, I’ll go a step further.
Do you consider yourself fearless? Apply a few sprays before heading into the office. You’ve gotta trust me on this one. There aren’t any notes that will cause offense; however I caution you not to overspray around colleagues.
Bvlgari Man In Black – to wrap up
Bvlgari Man In Black gets rave reviews online, and understandably so. It’s a distinctive warm spicy scent, featuring notes of rum, tobacco, and leather.
Man In Black feels brooding and mature, supported by a classy oriental undertone. This is a cologne that puts hair on a man’s chest. The seasoned veteran who’s a leader of men.