Black Phantom Memento Mori (2017)

Black Phantom Memento Mori by Kilian
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Black Phantom Memento Mori is a popular perfume by Kilian for women and men and was released in 2017. The scent is gourmand-sweet. The longevity is above-average. It is being marketed by Estēe Lauder Companies.

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Fragrance Notes

Coffee, Caribbean rum, Java vetiver, Sugar cane, Sandalwood

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Scent

8.0 (251 Ratings)

Longevity

8.2 (225 Ratings)

Sillage

7.6 (225 Ratings)

Bottle

8.8 (223 Ratings)
Submitted by Danina, last update on 13.06.2020.
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10
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Crossbreed
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The Curse of the Caribbean
Like a djinni, which is released from its bottle after centuries, the Black Phantom breaks out of the bottle with a huge rum explosion After the echo of this explosion has died away, the spirit caresses its new master with sweet promises of coffee, chocolate, sugar cane and caramel, and wraps itself around him like a dark veil. This dark aura surrounds the wearer almost eternally and warns and seduces at once.
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Sinairq
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Swedish Coffee - or simply Fika
When I left to travel Scandinavia by train it was cold Actually not exactly the right weather to cucumber through the north with a backpack, but tropical beaches and beach facilities were unfortunately never my preferred destinations Before it started I dug out my new acquisition of Kilian and sprayed.
Not 1x not 2x no, whole 4 times. A mistake as it turned out, because the compartments I spent the next 12 hours in were suddenly all astonishingly well ventilated after a while Despite the freezing cold outside. But my fellow passengers didn't say a word about my obtrusive smell, only some glances stuck to me from time to time. Friendliness definitely looked different.

But I didn't feel uncomfortable. The aura that Black Phantom exudes is simply bewitchingly beautiful and invites you to feel good, as long as you are not too sensitive and do not overdose.

The coffret with the skull and the name Black Phantom I have not understood until today, this fragrance has nothing deadly or phantom-like.
This thing isn't a black espresso or anything cloudy in the dark.
No hospital staff coffee to make the unfortunate half-dead nurses from the late shift fit again for the early shift.
Just a normal coffee to go,with a nice shot of rum and lots of sugar syrup.
Personally, I like him best the first 1-3 hours Nice boozy coffee, a fragrance that warms the whole body in the cold evenings.
It becomes problematic for my feeling out the back.
The fragrance has a monstrous durability, unfortunately, in the end only sweetness remains with me.
Something like syrup that really pulls and unfortunately on some days (as beautiful as it is and as much as I love it) it gets a bit intrusive/ exhausting.
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8.5
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Ovaissaleem

54 Reviews
Ovaissaleem
Ovaissaleem
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"Memento Mori"
Notes: Rum, Coffee, Caramel, Dark Chocolate, Sandalwood and Sugar Cane

Perfumer: Sidonie Lancesseur

Intoxicating Fragrance. Luxurious, Sophisticated, delicious, and Sexy

Black Phantom opens with that delicious Caramel, Vanilla, Rum and roasted Coffee beans accord. Opening is just deliciously sweet, my nose was glued to my wrist for a good amount of time. I also detect a nutty and a bit salty accord of almond or maybe peanuts. Near the drydown the sweetness goes away and I start to get that creamy Sandalwood with Heliotrope. This will project for the first couple of hours and lasted on me the whole day.

"Memento Mori"
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TRehf

8 Reviews
TRehf
TRehf
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Kilians best? Kilians Best!
Background story:

Around Christmas, I was in Munich on a shopping tour. I went to a parfumery to try a few fragrances that I had on my (try-)list and which are usually not easily accessible where I live. On this list happened to be two fragrances from the house of Kilian as well: Back to Black and Black Phantom. After already trying a number of different fragrances, I finally put my nose on both Kilian fragrances and actually, I liked Back to black from the first second that I smelled it (and decided to buy it soon) but I wasn’t so sure about Black Phantom. Nevertheless, Black Phantom aroused my interest, so I sprayed it on the back of my hand and let the magic begin.
The scent on the back of my hand always kept me smelling it again and again. I was intrigued by the complexity of the fragrance. Notes are easily distinguishable while the whole blend is still very smooth (which may sound odd). I love it and as time went by it even surpassed Back to Black when it comes to my favorite fragrances.

Things about Black Phantom that in my mind:

- Rich, Sweet, Dark, boozy, sexy, delicious, chocolate, caramel, coffee, almond
-autumn and winter time, preferred evenings
-special occasion only, too pity for daily wear
-3-4 sprays
-if you like gourmands, definitely give it a try
-smells much better on skin than on paper, give it a chance to grow on you

Scent:

-starts off as a coffee with rum and caramel syrup, „cyanide“-note from the almond is definitely there but very much in the background
-Chocolate starts to become more present during the dry down, rum and caramel become less present

Subjective Rating:
It’s not only my favorite Kilian but also my favorite gourmand scent.
10/10

Objective rating:
I see people loving this if they have a sweet tooth and/or generally like gourmands. Although the scent never turns too overly sweet in my opinion, if you cannot stand sweet scents, this one (and the Kilian house in general) is probably not the right one for you.
8.5/10

Longevity:
Longevity is not overly impressive for a sweet gourmand but still in the 8h range on my skin.
8/10 (1p per Hour)

Sillage:
The scent bubble around you is intimate but strong. Scent leaves a nice trail. Projects for 4h.
8/10 (1p per 30min)

Bottle/packaging:
In my opinion are Kilian packagings (casket) the best on the market, especially the box of Black Phantom with the skull on top. It is a matter of taste, if you like the skull design. There is nothing that reaches similar values when it comes to packaging in my opinion. Bottle design is excellent as well. Big thumbs up for the eco-friendly refillable bottles.
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GewoonBB

58 Reviews
GewoonBB
GewoonBB
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Black Phantom (@Nose.Knows.No.Notes)
• By Kilian Black Phantom •

By Kilian (or is it Kilian Paris now?) has been recommended to me plenty of times, so in one of my first sample orders I included Black Phantom...I didn't like it, but given the status it had, I waited a while to give it another shot.

Based on the notes, I should love this, but my perception of this fragrance steers quite a bit away from what the listed notes suggest (in the first hour). I get a lot of the sweetness, the caramel, the rum, but I also get a hint of green, a bit of saltiness and most of all, liquorice. Almost like salmiak. What I unfortunately don't get as much as others seem to get, is the coffee note. The opening is reminiscent of Carner's Ambar Del Sur for me. I wouldn't say the scent is bad at all, but I don't really love it and because it projects really strong, it starts to border on being unpleasant after a while.

The drydown is where this fragrance is starting to win me over. The sweetness starts to tone down a bit (as well as the projection), the booziness remains and is in my opinion the best part of the scent. The green and salty bits that I picked up on, completely disappear, and in place, there's nuts (almond and heliotrope) and creamy sandalwood. The fragrance becomes much more cozy to me and turns into something akin to a sweet pastry, next to a cup of instant caramel coffee (usually those kinds of drinks barely taste like coffee, so no, I don't get more coffee in the drydown). By this point, this comes closer to a rum injected Maison Francis Kurkdjian's Grand Soir, which I absolutely love. The liquorice-esque scent lingers around for a while, but it's not as strong as in the opening.

Longevity is really good, although by the time it turns into a real skin scent, most of the depth and complexity is gone and I get more of a generic sweetness. Overall, I'm not fully sold on the first hour of the wear, but I 'get' it now. Would I be inclined to run out to get a bottle...There are a couple of gourmands high on my wishlist, like Grand Soir and Lubin's Korrigan, which also has a nice booziness. I think Black Phantom isn't ready to skip the line yet, but it definitely made the ever-growing list •

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Burak28
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A fragrance to attract attention
For those who like to stand out from the crowd and attract attention, I can only recommend this fragrance. But really only something for the cold season.
But I must also mention that this fragrance does not only evoke positive feedback, as it is very special and rather polarizing - perfect for self-confident fragrance lovers.
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AnjaTom
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Helpful Review    10  
A coffee with Kilian... or the Black Phantom!
Throw Nespresso at half past six tomorrow and make your first morning coffee, a ritual, a MUST!
Sprinkle on the sweet-gourmandy coffee shortly before leaving the house!
*Autumn/Winter, below 5 degrees, perfectly dressed. Let's go.

No matter what the morning routine for each individual looks like, Black Phantom can refine any morning routine.
A feel-good fragrance, in which fortunately no fragrances are used at all that let the fragrance appear "old" or "oldshool". Lavender is in many combinations for me such a case.
Black Phantom starts with coffee, initially a bit harsh, but with increasing DD go in the coffee-toffee direction. Wonderful! For me along with Intoxicated one of the finest coffee scents on the market.
Intoxicated rather goes in a fresh-coffee direction, while BP here clearly remains sweetish caramel.
Although they are both coffee scents, they can exist in a collection at the same time because of their big differences.
Black Phantom is clearly seasonally settled in winter/autumn, whereas Intoxicated is even suitable for almost summer/ late summer (there is also worse weather).

There are certainly fragrances that have more "progression" than BP, but it is by far anything but linear. It has a nice development over the first 3-4 hours.
No matter how dressed I find the BP to match almost any outfit and age! But he's totally unique!
And I'll be honest, I just like that!
The durability reaches on my skin far beyond the 10 hours mark, Sillage is violent in the first hour, but then flattens into a Very pleasant unobtrusive aura!

For me BP is one of the youngest and with one of the best Kilians there is!
Surely worth a test, a special gourmand for special occasions or für´s Everyday!
As you wish!

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Kali84
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With Peter on cloud 7
I've rarely found a perfume name as inappropriate as this one. Black Phantom reflects a lot of things for me and stimulates some fantasies, how such a fragrance could smell if you only know the name. Kilian already has a name in his repertoire for this fragrance in my eyes: Straight To Heaven. Because exactly there I was promoted directly after the first 3 sprays. What did I feel wrapped in a cloud of fatt, soft cappuccino. Freshly made, a little cocoa powder on top of the foam. A small splash of the finest rum, covered with a dash of vanilla/caramel syrup. I perceive every smallest nuance and every smallest nuance must be exactly the same as it appears in this fragrance. The rum note is so subtle and soft, if I drank it I would estimate it to be at least 25 years old. I feel a sense of well-being like I've never felt perfumed before. So there it is, my personal scent for special evenings during the cooler season.
Black Phantom was a blind buy. However, the price was so outrageously "cheap" that I could not say no. And fortunately, I did.

The Sillage is quite good, perceptible by others but not intrusive. And you yourself get something out of it after a good 8 hours.
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Serenissima
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Invitation to sweet aromatic seduction
I confess: I am a sweetheart!
My sugar consumption is quite high; in today's world I would have to hide it shamefully.
But surprisingly, blessed with normal blood sugar and blood pressure levels and then frozen, sugar is just one of them It is always a question of balance when I drink espresso: does the ratio remain at least 50 : 50?
This is always very entertaining for my companion; every now and then I am astonished when I handle the sugar.

Actually not a friend of the gourmand scents, but I test them again and again full of devotion: calorie bombs without bacon cushions as a result - hurray! I'll just have to try that!

So of course I couldn't pass Kilian's "Black Phantom": the nose is immediately seduced!
Strong black coffee, very sweet and with a good portion of dark rum - the senses are awakened!
Amazing with this first aroma boost is that nothing sticks, although it feels like this: a little creamy "Black Phantom" already comes along.
But to make sure that this stay in a very cosy coffee house does not become too monotonous, two fine fragrances have been added to this sensual pleasure: Vetiver and sandalwood are excellent and racy companions.
So this black being of strong sweet yet quite soon develops into an all around exotic coffee event, which is amazingly affectionate, but not annoying.

"Black Phantom" - the name actually suggests a powerful monster: that's a mistake!
A soft full coffee scent caresses the one who gets into it, very friendly and intensive.

Winter cuddly and soft could now start the season for this creation; soft to the touch like violin sound.
Maybe garnished with a little music by Vivaldi?
How about the "winter" from the "Four Seasons"?
Friends of sweet coffees will not be disappointed.
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Emorandeira

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Emorandeira
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I think i am hungry...
One of my favourite gourmand perfumes. When i tried It i felt the necessity of buying It with no doubt. This perfume is totally appetizing. The mix of cocoa, coffee and rhum is wobderful. One of the best scents to nightout. A bit too strong for the daily use. Even though It is a very intense perfume, It is at same time discreet and not invasive. A piece of art from kilian.

Scent: 10
Longevity: 9
Sillage: 6
Versatility: 6
Quality/price: 5 (260€/50ml but great quality)
My own visión: 10
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BumpyumaBumpyuma 163 days ago
Smells good - I love it!
ZirkonZirkon 9 months ago
8.5
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8
Longevity
7
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10
Bottle
I'm not a fan of gourmand perfumes but this is really wonderful! Great performance...everything is high!
EmorandeiraEmorandeira 12 months ago
10
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10
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Rhum, cocoa, coffee and creamy notes... A grandma's cake in every spray!
ItchynoseItchynose 12 months ago
5
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Never thought I could dislike a scent featuring rum and sugar cane. I was wrong. This is just bitter coffee and sandalwood. Disappointing.
YosYos 24 months ago
4.5
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Good performance but bad smell. I wanted to like it but it's honestly not good to me.
LexaLexa 2 years ago
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10
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To me this is a total disappointment. I can smell a sweet coffee,very bit rumy scent,weak in projection and no way this worths the price.NO!
Pietros921Pietros921 3 years ago
Good,nice,very nice, alluring, sensual, coffee, synthetic overpriced...

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