Korloff Private - Black Vetiver

Korloff Private - Black Vetiver by Korloff
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Korloff Private - Black Vetiver is a popular perfume by Korloff for men. The release year is unknown. The scent is spicy-powdery. The production was apparently discontinued.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamotBergamot
CardamomCardamom
PepperPepper
Heart Notes Heart NotesOrris butterOrris butter
FrankincenseFrankincense
Base Notes Base NotesAmberAmber
VetiverVetiver
MuskMusk

Ratings

Scent

8.325 Ratings

Longevity

7.422 Ratings

Sillage

6.822 Ratings

Bottle

7.731 Ratings
Submitted by ExUser, last update on 12.10.2021.
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Reviews

8.5
Scent
7
Longevity
6
Sillage
8
Bottle
9
Pricing
Carlitos01

334 Reviews
Carlitos01
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Fifty shades of vetiver
This fragrance uses orris root essential oil instead of iris. Orris is the root of the iris plant. It shares the typical scent of the iris, lipstick type, but it's much more round and without an exaggerated amount of the characteristic powderiness. In short, it turns out to be a different note, but quite floral (violet/iris type) and with a sweet smell.

In the opening, the dark and dominant orris is cheered by bergamot and pepper, accentuating its dark iris floral proximity.
The citric touch is fleeting and the aroma evolves into a more oily and earthy touch. The resinous sweetness of cardamom, as well a musk note, becomes apparent. The pepper and the incense notes are not perceptible individually.
Without seeing a notorious transition, the fragrance becomes more woody, resinous and darker while it dries. It is all about the game between the woody amber and the dry woody vetiver that is maintained throughout the drydown.
At the evolution beginning, the similarities with Dior Homme EDT 2005 and Dior Homme Intense 2011 are evident. But its freshness is not enough to maintain this bond, and the perfume stands out like an oily woody resinous by chords of orris and cardamom (before) and amber and vetiver (after). It is not the typical vetiver scent but it is frankly pleasant, drawing attention by its own merit and sheer elegance and sexiness. I am not going to state an opinion about being better or worse than its Dior counterparts. It's a bit darker and with a vetiver twist. It really depends on your taste.
His penchant for colder environments is notorious. The overtly unisex beginning becomes more masculine in the end. The longevity is appreciable but the sillage is below normal, almost as if ashamed, which does not fail to emphasize its elegant sexiness.

My rates for this orris-amber-vetiver scent:
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Scent Opening: 8,25 (lipsticky, floral and a bit sweet)
Scent Drydown: 8.75 (woody and ambery, with noticeable dark vetiver in the foreground)
Longevity: 8.0 (average plus - 7 or 8 hours with 2 sprays))
Sillage: 7.0 (moderate with 4 feet sillage and 1.5 hours projection)
Uniqueness: 8.0 (evokes fragrances like Dior Homme 2005 and Dzongkha by L'Artisan Parfumeur due to their cardamom, iris and vetiver notes)
Wearability: 8.0 (Fall and winter - day and night; Spring at night)
Versatility: 8.5 (people tend to appreciate this fragrance in different situations and it's quite unisex)
Compliments: 8.5 (very good, but not the best)
Quality: 8.5 (quality ingredients; good packaging and bottle sprayer)
Presentation: 8.0 (similar to all perfumes in the Korloff Private line)
Price: 9.5 (26 Euros per 100ml non-tester but in sale)
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Overall rating: 8.27/10.0
between 7 and 8 =above average;
between 8 and 9 = recommended;
bigger than 9 = don't miss it;
Advice: You should at least try this one. If you like a sexy and elegant semi-dark vetiver fragrance, it may be a very good choice for you. It is underpriced for the scent type and quality.

Music: "Earned It" from "The Fifty Shades Of Grey" Soundtrack

Statements

Carlitos01Carlitos01 3 years ago
8.5
Scent
7
Longevity
6
Sillage
8
Bottle
An ingenious spin-off of Dior Homme 2005 with Orris Root (not Iris), Woody Amber, lots of Vetiver and no Cocoa. Not a clone and a must have.

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