blackTouch 2009

blackTouch by Franck Olivier
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blackTouch is a popular perfume by Franck Olivier for men and was released in 2009. The scent is woody-spicy. It is being marketed by SODIP.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Spices, Grapefruit, Cardamom
Heart Notes Heart NotesGeranium leaf, Jasmine, Orange blossom, Magnolia
Base Notes Base NotesCedar, Patchouli, Vetiver, Vanilla, Musk

Ratings

Scent

7.7 | 30 Ratings

Longevity

6.9 | 26 Ratings

Sillage

6.3 | 25 Ratings

Bottle

7.2 | 36 Ratings
Submitted by Magdulenka, last update on 28.07.2020.
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6
Scent
8
Longevity
6
Sillage
10
Bottle
Rquill67

199 Reviews
Rquill67
Rquill67
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Oriental and beast mode!
An excellent oriental wood fragrance! This house is definitely something to watch. I cannot believe the price on this one. Doesn't smell synthetic either. This is beast-mode, and you don’t need more than four sprays. I wouldn't recommend for the office. Definitely an oriental wood for the club, a night at the pub, evening event, fall and winter fragrance. I’m not sure why this house doesn’t get more attention. Really smells fantastic!
8
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
7
Bottle
Carlitos01

285 Reviews
Carlitos01
Carlitos01
   6  
Nice touch although not so black
I will just pick up the last opinion to build an equation.
60% Terre D'Hermes + 30% Encre Noir + 10% X
= 100% Black Touch
I still wonder about the X in this equation. My best guess is 10% of Angel Men mainly in the opening.

It opens with an alcohol blast (so don't smell it in the initial 15 seconds). Then you get a very good spicy sweet citrus opening (sweetened with caramel). There is also touch of cardamom. The opening notes endure through the heart notes.
With the hearth notes I mainly detect the orange blossom and some white flowers. Basically you have a 2nd stage with some fainting opening notes but with a strong vibe of caramel /grapefruit / orange blossom that blends with some dirtiness coming from vetiver and cedar of the closing notes. During the dry down the woody scents become a lot more cleaner. The sweetness persists probably due to the vanilla and musk notes. At the peak, the sillage reaches 3~4 feet. After 4~5 hours it becomes a skin scent and vanishes after 6~7 hours. With higher temperatures (or sweaty skin) it projects more, the sillage reaches 6 feet and the skin scent dies after 8 hours.
This fragrance is not as black as the name suggests. Probably is just a "touch" dark. It's perfect for Spring, Autumn, Winter, day or night. You may even use it during the summer at night. Performance is average for this type of notes. The bottle is nice and solid and the sprayer is very good.
Let's see the maths for Frank Olivier's Black Touch:

- Scent: 8.0 (very good - my judgement)
- Longevity: 7.5 (7 hours +)
- Sillage: 7.0 (3~4 feet for 2 1/2 hours with 3 sprays on cold weather; average projection for 2 hours); practical skin scent till the 7th hour.
- Uniqueness: 8.0 (not really unique as it resembles mainly Terre d'Hermes but it's not a clone).
- Wearability: 8.0 (almost allways except hot weather)
- Versatility: 8.0 (everywere and attracts compliments; exceptional for "close" encounters).
- Quality: 8.0 (my judgement)
- Presentation: 8.0 (nice but not outstanding)
- Price: 8.5 (100 ml for 20 Euros + VAT)

Average: 7.89 / 10.00

In my top 10? No! But good enough for daily informal use and "close" encounters.
Will I buy it again? Probably.
Will I recommend it? YES! You will not make much better for 20 Euros, and this fragrance is very pleasant!
8
Scent
7
Longevity
6
Sillage
7
Bottle
Darkbeat

192 Reviews
Darkbeat
Darkbeat
   3  
Encre Noire + Terre D'Hermes = Black Touch
This perfume might be a nearby relative of Encre Noire, because both possess an interpretation of the very similar vetiver, but with the peculiarity of which Balck Touch is less dark and lacks the linearity of Encre Noire, awarding a more versatile and luxuriant profile. Undoubtedly, the inspiration is, but here we can see a smoked vetiver, amaderado and piquant, much more fresh and juvenile, without the decrepit sensation of withered flowers that we could see in Encre Noire, although, of course, it maintains this touch of seriousness and formalism. Then, it has a phase that has an air to Terre D'Hermes, and in spite of not including any orange note, feels in the distance, with a more earthy and dry vetiver for the patchouli. It is not seemed exaggerated, but yes it gives to you that one true vibrates of Terre. The final drying, it is a dispersed and residual vetiver, on a bed of musk and patchouli, picantito and nimiamente avainillado. Sincerely, it has looked like to me a magnificent perfume at a ridiculous price, the bad only thing, the yield.

As for its yield, we can say that, it is more that well for what it costs, but, when you come across with such an original perfume, he knows you to little, and he had preferred to pay something more and obtain slightly more of yield, but well, it is not badly at all. It has remained in skin on approximately 5 hours, with a moderate stela, something more well-known to the beginning, and going down progressively.

I it see a perfume of cold and moderate climates, and the same way to use so much in the daytime as at night, although I would dare to say that, one summer night, it has to be an authentic delight, this touch of cool that it possesses, it might be a good base for this versatility.

If you like Encre Noire and Terre D'hermes, you like this one insurance. It unites in the same perfume the soul of two works of art, and versatility awards him, with a low cost: What more can be asked him?

Forgive me for my english.

Statements

KimJongKimJong 8 months ago
8.5
Scent
7
Longevity
6
Sillage
6
Bottle
Terre D'Hermes with orange syrup. Smells good despite the weak sillage. Very different from Encre Noire. Not black/noire at all.
Carlitos01Carlitos01 2 years ago
8
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
7
Bottle
Black Touch has a particularly interesting DNA being 2/3 related to a Terre d'Hermes vibe and 1/3 to Encre Noir. A must try for sure!

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