By Kilian Again to Black Eau de Parfum is categorized as a “gourmand tobacco concord” by the model with “languid honey” that has “candy spices” and “smoky incense essence” with “vanilla absolute.” Whereas the opening was a burst of raspberry liqueur, nearly all of the wear and tear lived in a heat and comfy cloud of cherry and almond that finally sweetened additional with vanilla and sometimes retained depth from the inclusion of honey within the coronary heart after which in a while amber within the drydown.
- high notes: bergamot, cardamom, coriander seed, raspberry, blue chamomile
- coronary heart notes: honey, olibanum, atlas cedarwood, vetiver, patchouli, moss
- base: tobacco, amber, cistus labdanum, almond, vanilla
Again to Black opened with a drenching of the very best of raspberries–the right, in-season raspberry that was juicy, deliciously candy with a touch of tartness as a finish flourish–with a contact of bergamot. The honey made its method into the composition in order that it felt like a lush raspberry sauce drizzled over a dripping honeycomb.
Twenty minutes later, the excellence of raspberry was wasn’t as clear, and the perfume jogged my memory extra of syrupy cherries and almonds. That candy cherry-almond section strengthened and continued as the first aspects of Again to Black two hours into put on.
It ended up being a extra linear scent because the drydown wasn’t that totally different from the time after the opening and hours later. After eight hours of wear and tear, it had reasonable projection, little sillage, and was outlined as a fruity, honeyed amber with probably the most minute about of tobacco. From additional away, the tobacco was extra of a suggestion than after I smelled close to my pores and skin, the place it was actually fairly dominated by candy cherries, almond and vanilla, and honeyed depth.
For testing, I had a 1ml dab vial pattern, which was utilized to the underside and topside of my wrist space on my left arm utilizing half of the vial. I take advantage of an unscented moisturizer previous to making use of the scent as that is additionally my swatching arm (aka, extremely parched at any given second) as I discovered scent didn’t maintain nicely right here in any other case. It was extraordinarily long-lasting (over 16 hours and was nonetheless detectable as a skin-scent) with heavier sillage and projection for the primary few hours; it was undoubtedly a scent that wafted up as I walked, even simply dabbed on my wrist.
Subjectively, I discovered the raspberry opening to be fascinating, as they’re considered one of my favourite fruits, and I don’t know that I’ve tried a perfume that had such a blast of raspberry earlier than (presumably a physique wash, many, many moons in the past). That being stated, cherry-almond and honey usually are not notes that I gravitate towards, and people have been undoubtedly the star gamers on this scent. I can simply see why others rave about it, although, primarily based on seeing what number of love gourmand scents.
Out there Sizes
- 50 ml for $250
- 50 ml (refill) for $200