Kilian Black Phantom “Memento Mori” Eau de Parfum was a chic gourmand the place rum was, actually, the star via many of the lifetime of the fragrance. The rum began as richer, boozier, and extra definable earlier than it was sweetened with caramel and chocolate with a creamy, nutty high quality introduced on by almond and low. The sandalwood confirmed up late within the journey, close to the drydown, which was accented by caramel sweetness and a contact of nuttiness.
Black Phantom Notes
It’s described as having a “rum accord” with “robust espresso at its coronary heart” that’s “balanced by vetiver essence” and has a hidden “cyanide accord.” The notes are listed as: rum, sugar cane, darkish chocolate, espresso, caramel, almond, heliotrope, sandalwood.
What does Black Phantom Odor Like?
It was wealthy, decadent rum drizzled with caramel with a roasted espresso on the facet, simply poured and piping sizzling. Black Phantom was darkish, heady, and boozy with caramel-coated almonds–candy, chewy, and nutty. The sleek, nutty almonds stretched out the rum and pulled again a few of the sweetness of the caramel whereas a touch of cocoa darkened the concoction.
After a half hour, it felt milkier; the caramel was creamed, diffusing the richness subtly, whereas it the perfume itself was not fairly as heady because the rum weakened, buried underneath creamy caramel and almonds. There was a swirl of cappuccino that got here via two hours in, which gave the milky caramel and nuttiness extra physique. It continued on this vein via the drydown, which noticed the addition of sentimental sandalwood.
It lasted for 10 hours till it was a skin-scent and about 16 hours earlier than it was fairly tough to detect on my pores and skin. The sillage and projection had been reasonable and dropping nearer to the physique after three hours of damage.
That is one in all my favorites by Kilian thus removed from what I’ve tried! I felt just like the rum actually got here via, and I did get espresso undertones with a caramel swirl that turned nuttier and milkier over time. It was extra gourmand but it surely wasn’t fairly photorealistic, presumably the help of heliotrope and sandalwood. That is undoubtedly bottle-worthy, so I’m grateful that I’ve one already!
For testing, I used two sprays utilized to the underside and topside of my wrist space on my left arm. I used 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.
I acquired my bottle in February 2022; fragrances are recognized to be reformulated over their lifetime , so be conscious of when a overview was made, e.g. a overview from 2010 might not replicate what the same-named fragrance smells like in 2022.
Black Phantom is out there for $120/100ml.
If doable, I extremely advocate making an attempt a perfume earlier than buying a full bottle as a result of perfume can put on otherwise simply due to pores and skin chemistry. Pores and skin chemistry can impact not simply the longevity of a perfume but additionally what notes are outstanding or hidden.
Black Phantom Samples
Black Phantom is out there in two sizes.
- 50ml for $240
- 50ml refill for $195
We advocate the next retailers for buying decanted samples (sometimes 0.7ml to 2ml in dimension). It is a fuller listing, so particular person availability might rely on stock.