Onyx by Aaron Terence Hughes
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Onyx is a popular perfume by Aaron Terence Hughes for women and men. The release year is unknown. The scent is floral-woody. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still available to purchase.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesRose absoluteRose absolute
Heart Notes Heart NotesVanilla absoluteVanilla absolute
PlumPlum
ChocolateChocolate
Base Notes Base NotesPatchouliPatchouli
Thai oudThai oud
AmbergrisAmbergris
SandalwoodSandalwood
MuskMusk

Ratings

Scent

8.5128 Ratings

Longevity

9.0125 Ratings

Sillage

8.8125 Ratings

Bottle

7.4116 Ratings

Value for money

7.663 Ratings
Submitted by ExUser, last update on 19.10.2021.
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9.5
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Razvanyke

58 Reviews
Razvanyke
Razvanyke
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Oud and Rose done right
I have watched ATHs videos since a long time and he is one of my favourite Youtube reviewers, both for his perfume unicorn brain and for the way he presents perfumes.

When I tested the first time Onyx I was impressed how the rose is not extremely feminine like in perfumes like "Portrait of a lady" which I do not like at all. The oud combination with vanilla, plum and patchouli really does a great job here and makes this perfume mysterious and long lasting.

The packaging looks very stylish and is of very good quality, the bottle has this nice black matte finish and has a magnetic cap, the price is high but you get a great looking bottle with awesome perfume inside.

It has similarities with Noir de Noir from Tom Ford and 500 years from Etat Libre dOrange but unfortunately those are only at the beginning and after 20 minutes both Tom Ford and Etat Libre are flying away, becoming only a skin scent. But ONYX stays present and projects like a beast for 4, 5 hours then stays noticeable up to 10 hours on the clothes.

The perfume starts with a blast of very high quality rose, which will stay present for the whole longevity of the perfume, even in dry-down. A few minutes after, you can feel the oud, very friendly type of wood, not animalic at all .. which makes the scent become darker and masculine.

I like to wear two sprays of this lovely perfume, one on the skin and one on the clothes, in this way it will stay present for a whole day.

If Maison Francis Kurkdjian´s famous Satin Mood is like walking in a garden of roses, this one is for me as if you have a nice luxurious bouquet of fresh cut roses on your table and you get whiffs of that smell constantly.

It is unisex, I see it more for people 30+ who can appreciate the art of this perfume and it can be worn in any occasion. But more suitable for a romantic setting because the mix of rose, oud and chocolate might have an aphrodisiac effect.
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MelOn
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MelOn
Helpful Review    32  
Well, I'll drop the bomb on you...
Because this scent changed my life and I really need to pass this knowledge on to you.
I never believed that there is something like a fragrance that wears times as an aphrodisiac for sex. But then I was presented by the dear Nico this fragrance.

First I decided to test the fragrance for me alone, quietly, a bit curious and did not dare to carry him out.
On this first occasion, I consciously noticed how beautifully my beloved rose was incorporated here again. With a beautiful sweetness of vanilla and chocolate, but never sticking out. The rose is ensnared by the Thai oud and a beautiful patchouli note.
A slight not unpleasant dirty sweat note resonates, which I associate very strongly with the smell during sexual intercourse. The one perceives, however, only if one is very close to the skin.
After a few hours of wear, the oud-ambra drydown note develops again very intensively and rises again and again in my nose. I love this part of the fragrance.

But now comes the part where I decided to share the scent with my boyfriend. And let me tell you my dear ones: your partner won't know where his/her head is anymore. They kept smelling the places where the scent was and emphasizing how good I smell. I myself have perceived the scent by sweating again much more clearly more intense and also dirtier.
And something must be discharged in the process, that the scent completely transforms afterwards. It becomes powdery, cuddly and the rose shows its wonderfully tame side. I feel safe in their embrace, want to fall asleep and dream of a bath in rose petals.

Want to breathe fresh air back into your relationship or just pamper yourself? Try Onyx. It's an order!

I can't imagine my life without him!
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CanTheManOri
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CanTheManOri
   13  
Confusion
The first time I sprayed this scent, I just sprayed it on my hoodie.
Because if the scent I do not like I can take off my clothes and immediately throw in the wash.

Was not the case with the.
The full load of rose smashed my nose and I was captivated for the first 5 minutes in a world in which everything smelled like rose.
Do I have to perceive everything as rose for 12+ hours now?

I decided to go down that path and discover the world anew.
No matter what I saw I smelled only rose.
After about 20 minutes, however, I found something that was different.
Hmm quite delicious.
Is it vanilla or vanilla with chocolate?
No matter the main thing delicious.

But the rose dominates again...
On my way I search everything I find to find something that smells different. I don't like the monotone..
After about 1 hour, my entire environment changes.
The rose subsides as I'm out in the fresh air and it smells slightly woody or gourmand?
I am undecided.

So slowly everything changes again and it smells more and more like vanilla with something woody? Is it maybe the oud? And it's getting a little dirty too.... Is patchouli now joining in?

So many questions and no answer that makes sense to me.

The fragrance is very complex and transforms a lot. The top note is completely gone and the base note smells like a new fragrance.

Mega fragrance experience there Aaron has outdone himself.

Should have tested everyone times
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Castleman

7 Reviews
Castleman
Castleman
   0  
A Beast
The scent is original, sexy, and is the only one I have ever put on a 8AM one day and I can clearly smell it on my skin the following morning. The rose and oud combination is exquisite. I only find it slightly sweet and I get the green note in the base which I guess is the patchouli. The rose note isn't over floral and the oud isn't too animalistic. Not an everyday fragrance for me but definitely something I would wear on a night out.
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Ptsau

65 Reviews
Ptsau
Ptsau
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High quality and addicting stuff!
I finally got my nose on it as Aaron being so generous to give out a free 10ml of my choice plus a free 30ml of the Fake when I purchased a 50ml of it. You know what....I LOVE it so much. I don’t know why there is so much hate of it on Fragrantica. I think some people just criticize his fragrances based on his personality, not the juices themselves. For me, I care the most about the juices he creates, though I also respect what he does and his genuine reviews of other fragrances even he sometimes criticized some of my favorite fragrances. I’m totally ok with it as I think scents are very personal and subjective and I respect them.

Back to the Onyx. I now know what real natural and concentrated oud smells like (I still love my Oud for Greatness even though now I know it contains very little to none of the real oud because it just smells super good). I found that I do love the animalic of the natural oud and I really appreciate the quality of it. This perfume has the jammy rose that playing so well together with the chocolaty patchouli and plum. Also the natural oud lasts all the way from the middle till the end of the whole duration. It’s divine quality (I think Alexandria II in my collection really contains good amount of natural oud too after comparing with Aaron’s creations). He is just so good at playing with the oud in different ways. Once I try his fragrances, I learn so much from them and know what are actually good. His fragrances are just so different and high quality. You just need to find something that matches your tastes because they’re really DIFFERENT comparing to other more well known niche houses.

Performance wise, it is superb. My skin tends to eat perfumes as I always get less longevity than other people but interestingly this one last super long on my skin,12+ hours or days on clothes. Projection on me is crazy too. On his website he suggested to use 8-12 sprays so I started with 8. OMG! My husband said he could even smell me from 3 feet away after 5 hours of application and his nose usually doesn’t detect fragrances very well. I think I will to use less sprays from now.

P.S. I also got 10ml of the Ambré Extrême, Oud, Oxytocin and a 30ml of Fake. Honestly I love all of them but not as much as Onyx and Ambré Extrême, which is my another favorite from him. I am sure I will get a 50ml of the Ambré Extrême when I am almost done with the 10ml. I’m not gonna do full reviews on any of these as I don’t want to make this review to be too long but I know I will try more of his stuffs very soon.
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DerJosh
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DerJosh
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Perfected
After a short prickly prelude (seems to come from the power, which this fragrance holds over the entire course) an overwhelmingly beautiful scent develops.
The high proportion of natural ingredients, especially the rich rose, which never gets overpowering, in its harmony with the wonderful resin and the light light woodiness make Onyx special and convincing. The real ambergris gives Onyx an enormous sensuality.
For me, Tom Ford's Noir de Noir was always a very interesting perfume.
But I never decided to buy it, because it was too feminine for me.
Onyx perfects this kind of fragrance for me in every way.
to projection and durability I don't have to add anything more.
An addictive sensuality that I can't and won't get out of my nose :-D
Absolutely unisex and certainly heavenly on both sexes.
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Stephan93
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Noble Rose Oud
Onyx is a fitting name that Aaron Terence Hughes chose for this fragrance as it is dark and mysterious
The fragrance is dominated by rose, oud and patchouli, while the remaining notes in the background round off everything a bit, but are barely noticeable themselves.
You can smell directly that for this perfume very high quality natural fragrance oils are used.

Onyx is mysteriously dark, seductive.....just sexy!
I like to wear it in the evening when I go out with my wife, this fragrance is ideal for the evening hours Onyx also fits perfectly in a black/anthracite suit because it is dark and very noble.

The durability of the perfume is eternal. 12h+ are loose in it.
The next day you still smell of it, it only comes out of your clothes by washing them.

Definitely it is also unisex as it is wearable for women because of the strong rose, generally I think it is well balanced for both sexes.

If you are looking for a noble and high quality Rose Oud fragrance, you have come to the right place!
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Alexxx
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Alexxx
Very helpful Review    15  
Oud & rose, encore une fois
Some of the names that Aaron Terence Hughes gives to his fragrances are not exactly subtle: Dirty Slut, Boss Bitch, Boss Bastard, etc. If you take a look at him on his YouTube channel, his rather tattooed figure, his slight hubris, you don't think at the very first moment of the traditional elegance of the great French, but also of the Italian and English perfume houses. But as the saying goes: don't judge a book by its cover.

To me personally, he seems honest and authentic, sometimes funny, without being too wanted. At the end of the day, of course, it's not so much the perfumer that matters, but the fragrance itself. And of course the new names in the industry bring new spirit, new methods, new momentum to the business. So you can find the good man any way you want. Also his marketing and his pricing. What counts is what's in the bottle.

Onyx it is. The first thing that comes to mind is the black jewel. So something special, dark. This dark association is certainly conscious and it is well chosen because the scent has a floral-woody heaviness. But its base is a very familiar one, which is ultimately just another variation of the well-known ingredients of rose, oud and spice. A combination that has proven to be extremely effective in recent years in making roses - and with them their sweet florality - wearable across the gender spectrum, so to speak.

Thus Onyx evokes associations with many a familiar scent. In the top note it reminded me of MFK's Oud Silk Mood - but most of the time Onyx evokes another scent - Tom Ford's Noir de Noir. As I already mentioned in my commentary on Montale's Sensual Instinct, as beautiful as I find Noir de Noir, it's a touch too feminine for me.

Onyx is more unisex in that respect. He doesn't have that powdery-sweet heaviness. It is a clear trace more animalistic - due to its musk portion which cannot be concealed. It is also a bit woody, which also counteracts a primarily feminine scent impression. Otherwise, the quoted DNA of the Tom Ford fragrance is unmistakable around the rose, the distinct patchouli, the vanilla and the oud. But this does not speak against onyx, on the contrary, onyx is really beautiful. Sensual, dark. But warm. Flowery. Woody.

Aaron Terence Hughes describes his fragrance as "perfect date or sex fragrance" and praises it for lasting 12 hours in a massive projection. Well, there we have the hubris again, but also the aforementioned honesty: in fact, Onyx takes on the powerful sillage and durability of the quoted Noir de Noir as well. And like Noir de Noir, Onyx is of course first and foremost an ideal fragrance for the evening (and for whatever else it may bring), thanks to its deep, sensual, warming presence.

Conclusion: If you like Oud-Rose combinations and are not yet over the top, this is the right place for you. Maybe even as right as hardly ever before. And if you like Noir de Noir, you should definitely give Onyx a chance. Especially for men, it is certainly a very successful unisex scent, as the woody and floral parts are very pleasantly balanced. Even though I am a fan of Tom Ford, who doesn't have much to gain by marketing an Aaron Terence Hughes in a niche market, he has succeeded in creating a really beautiful, incredibly sensual, powerful and expressive fragrance with Onyx, although it is not necessarily the most innovative.

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BoBoChampBoBoChamp 8 months ago
8.5
Scent
9
Longevity
7
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A slightly fruity, warm and creamy/sweet oriental earthy-floral Winter fragrance, balanced by a gentle earthy-woody base. 100% Unisex!
CaineCaine 1 year ago
Similar to Alujain by Kajal but less dirty, sweeter and overall a more pleasant scent.
Amazon1975Amazon1975 1 year ago
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5
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For me Aarons best fragrance stunning and long lasting, similar ish to noir de noir wearing it for my wedding Aaron was happy to hear that

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