Classic Black (2009)

Classic Black by Jaguar
Bottle Design Thierry de Baschmakoff
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Classic Black is a perfume by Jaguar for men and was released in 2009. The scent is spicy-woody. It is being marketed by Lalique Group / Art & Fragrance.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBitter orange, Green apple, Mandarin
Heart Notes Heart NotesGeranium, Cardamom, Marine accord, Nutmeg, Black tea
Base Notes Base NotesMoss, Musk, Sandalwood, Tonka bean, Vetiver, Cedar

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Scent

6.3 (80 Ratings)

Longevity

6.9 (68 Ratings)

Sillage

6.3 (70 Ratings)

Bottle

6.7 (82 Ratings)
Submitted by TomLavender, last update on 08.12.2019.
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Minigolf

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Minigolf
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Sand in the gearbox
"The engine roars, grandma giggles, hopefully she's insured!"
Okay, if you know me, you know I don't easily rip a scent up in the air. But I can't help it here. It may have been better 10 years ago, when "Jaguar Classic" was released, but shortly afterwards the reformulation frenzy didn't stop there either.
In some way this EdT doesn't run "round", the well-meant citric notes in the "head" bite each other quite inharmoniously with the quite strong spices in the "scent interior" and these in turn may not fit properly to the "aquatic" which feels rather bitter-salty to my nose.
Like "sand in the gearbox" in an engine, which then makes unpleasant screeching and grinding noises, stutters and occasionally briefly stops.
The "grandma/grandfather" is still very fit and fit to drive, gets into the car, starts the engine and roars away. But don't hear that there's something wrong. Only later, when it starts to "stutter", can he/she stop in time. Prevents worse from happening. ...
.......The sandalwood, the vetiver and the cedar in the "base", some moss and musk soften the unpleasant previous fragrance and are gaaaz at the end quite clearly noticeable. But it doesn't make him really pleasing (FOR ME PERSONALLY) either. The scent wasn't "tilted" either when I tried it at the drugstore. The tester was new and "Jaguar Classic" again in the changing assortment. That's probably not the reason, it's MY RECOMMENDATION. There are certainly quite enthusiastic users of them, and that is the way it should be. Everyone perceives fragrances differently.
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Elysium

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Elysium
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Everything but black!
Don't be mislead by its name, because this scent is everything but black!
On my skin Classic Black by Jaguar’s introduction is amazing. it opens with a blast of apple juice, balsamic-minty green cardamom, and bitter orange notes, which give this fragrance an interestingly slightly sweet, sharp yet clean quality. Every single note can be clearly detected, there is no competition among them. The apple is not the dominant note, which makes this scent rather different from Boss Bottled yet masculine at the same time.
I sprayed it this early morning on my chest, neck, and wrists, just before dressing, and when I reentered my bedroom a lovely aroma was lingering in the air. Wow, I think that's amazing.

After some more time, the fresh opening fades away and gives way to the heart accord to play the game. The interesting and pleasant smell is like the aroma you get from a warm cup of black tea with some cardamom seeds inside, while you are sitting outside looking at the sea during the dawn. At this point in time, its creamy and spicy side begins to reveals. Well, my nose seems to barely get floral geranium leaves and spicy nutmeg powder, but I would like to give it few more chances, perhaps in a different weather condition. You know, the more you get familiar with a scent the better you get from it. Hence, it shows a spicy facet with cardamom and nutmeg, along with a touch of geranium and plenty of black tea. Yet, in the heart, seawater nuances.

In the dry down, it leaves a nice scent trail of sea note, unsoiled vetiver, and soft white musk, which really do work well and the sandalwood in the background keeps all going well in this scent. Its fougère side emerges with mossy and earthy tones, joined to creamy and sweet notes thanks to tonka beans and cedarwood.

At last, my personal opinion is all in all an excellent balance between the mild fresh notes in the top opposed to the warm ones in the base, a modern and comfortable oriental-fougère scent which can be safely worn at work, in both sprint and fall seasons. I could still smell it after 8 hours and the sillage is yet moderate.

I cannot judge whether it reminds Chrome Legend by Azzaro or not since I have never smelled it before.

Revision. Yesterday I sprayed CB on both my hand and a paper strip for comparing them during the review and... today from time to time a get a whiff of marine note, so intense that I was not able to get while I was wearing it. It seems to be a very long lasting note, definitely!

-Elysium

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Hoban27 4 days ago
A very good Freshy TEA scent, because it costs 12$ here go hard on the trigger and enjoy it. you'll get complement no doubt good 4 daily use
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Elysium 18 months ago
I sprayed this morning just before dressing and when I reentered my bedroom a lovely aroma was lingering in the air. I think it's amazing!+2
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