Helpful Review 7
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This is a Classic Dominatrix spicy woody rose in a well worn leather glove scent to me. The base has a good amount of Amber in it as well as Tonka and Vanilla giving it a booziness. Black Jade has a 1940s MovieStar BombShell Style and conversely, it reminds me a bit of the Boozy Tobacco and Cognac- centric scents of Frapin. This is definitely unisex and if you are a guy who likes your boozy- woody rose fragrances, put this one on your list to try; I think this would be oustanding on the right stylish fella. Lubin as a house has no problems getting that sillage up and holding onto it for 6-8-10 hours, and Black Jade is no exception. After an hour this opens up on my skin to reveal a seductive cinnamon and sweet syrupy rose. With every Lubin I sample, the same thought always occurs to me, this is a style and level of perfumery that seems to be less common today than say 40 years ago. Lubin makes big, solid multi-faceted creations that could take years to fully appreciate. The patchouli in this (thankfully) is subtle. This is developing into a spicy hot cinnamon candy with a resinous Galbunum -tonka and sandalwood base. While it is still a bit too intense and sweet for my taste, I can appreciate the artistry behind it. This has the late great dame Lauren Bacall all over it!