Black Citrus by Vilhelm Parfumerie
What Does Black Citrus Smell Like
Black Citrus by Vilhelm Parfumerie opens with a bright, sharp scent of Calabrian bergamot - the unmistakable zesty and slightly sweet aroma of citrus. This is immediately followed by a hint of cardamom, which imparts a subtle spicy undertone to the citrus top notes.
As the perfume evolves, you can gradually perceive a delicate floral scent of violets. It's soft, clean, and slightly powdery, adding a touch of femininity to the fragrance. This is complemented by the unique aroma of Mate. Known for its herbal, slightly bitter, and somewhat earthy scent, it adds a contrasting rawness to the fragrance's heart.
The perfume then dries down to a very natural and earthy woody base. There's a strong presence of birch, which gives off a smoky, almost tar-like scent, lending an intense, wild, and mysterious character to the perfume. A touch of vetiver adds a grassy and slightly bitter scent, enhancing the woody accord. And lastly, there's a hint of Indonesian patchouli - earthy, dark, and slightly sweet - which gives the base its rich depth and complexity.
Overall, Black Citrus is a bold, green, and woody perfume with a noticeable smoky undertone and a tangy citrus opening.
Review of Black Citrus
Black Citrus by Vilhelm Parfumerie is a robust fragrance designed for those who dare to stand out. This unisex perfume, brought to life in 2015, bears a subtlety and complexity that appeals significantly to a male demographic. However, it also garners appreciation across a range of age groups and genders, making it an accessible choice.
At first whiff, the perfume exudes a zesty citrus scent, courtesy of the dominant Calabrian bergamot. This initial burst doesn't linger too long before the smokiness comes to the fore, creating an intriguing blend of fresh and fiery elements. The hint of spice adds a layer of mystery and depth to the fragrance, making it an excellent choice for those seeking a scent that goes beyond the ordinary.
Although Black Citrus can be worn throughout the year, it particularly shines during the transitional phases of spring and fall. The woody undertones resonate beautifully with the changing seasons, making the wearer feel in harmony with their surroundings.
True to its unisex nature, this perfume is versatile for various occasions, from daily wear to business meetings and evening events. However, it's worth noting that the scent's robust nature may not suit everyone's taste. Also, its longevity and sillage are not the strongest out there, and for the price point, some may find it lacking value-for-money.
Despite these minor drawbacks, those who appreciate a bold, citrus-infused perfume with a smoky edge may find Black Citrus by Vilhelm Parfumerie an intriguing addition to their fragrance wardrobe. It's distinctive, memorable, and certainly not for the faint-hearted.
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