Unforgivable Black 2008

Unforgivable Black by Sean John
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Unforgivable Black is a perfume by Sean John for men and was released in 2008. The scent is fresh-fruity. It was last marketed by Estēe Lauder Companies.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Pear, Grapefruit, Green mandarin orange, Cardamom, Lavender, Tangerine, Lemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesBasil, Iris, Clary sage, Rosemary
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Cashmere wood, Coconut rum, Sandalwood, Tonka bean



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Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 24.04.2020.
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Quite pleasant and surprisingly sensual
My man wears this and let me tell you, it's amazing on him. Very few colognes smell good on him because he's a heavy smoker, however this somewhat sweet and pleasantly fruity scent suits his skin so well.

The sweetness is what makes this fragrance so different from the original Unforgivable fragrance. This fragrance seems so much more balanced than its predecessor.

I think the few extra notes thrown in was a good decision made by the perfumers working for Sean John. The overall composition is quite calm, meaning that there are no nasty surprises hiding in the top, middle or base notes.

In the opening I particularly enjoyed the tangerine and pear notes being supported by soft citruses, earthy cardamom and soothing lavendar. The slight sweetness is carried on through to the middle notes of herbs blended with iris.

The base is very masculine with rich rum, tonka bean and amber concluding the olfactory experience. I find that with Unforgivable Black it smells much more expensive than what it is worth.

I couldn't imagine any other fragrance on my man. He's been wearing Unforgivable Black as his signature for a few years now. Unfortunately this fragrance is becoming harder and harder to find these days. Such a shame seeming that it has proven to be an applaudable effort from a celebrity house.

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