BlackSoul (2009) Eau de Toilette

BlackSoul (Eau de Toilette) by Ted Lapidus
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BlackSoul (Eau de Toilette) is a perfume by Ted Lapidus for men and was released in 2009. The scent is sweet-woody. It is being marketed by Groupe Bogart.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesSpearmint, Cardamom, Neroli, Bergamot
Heart Notes Heart NotesCinnamon, Date, Raisin, Saffron
Base Notes Base NotesTolu balm, Gaiac wood, Chinese cedarwood, Musk

Ratings

Scent

6.5 (24 Ratings)

Longevity

7.5 (13 Ratings)

Sillage

7.0 (11 Ratings)

Bottle

7.2 (19 Ratings)
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Carlitos01

219 Reviews
Carlitos01
Carlitos01
Helpful Review    2
Deep, dark, misterious and refined
This is a gorgeous deep, dark, misterious and refined fragrance.
Great for night use and cold weather. It's an "Encre Noir type of perfume - " to love or hate, nothing in between".
I love it, my wife hates it. For me it's an inexpensive masterpiece.
Upon initial spray, it comes on quite strong. It has a sharp scent of smoky wood, resins, cinnamon and a hint of mint. After the opening the manly "atitude" remains but it becomes a more civilized fragrance, just a bit sweeter and letting you detect a very nice musk and a hint of exotic flowers. By now you may detect a vibe of 1 Million Intense - as some other reviewers stated - but more complex and agreeable.
In terms of longevity it's not a beast but it is quite above average.
This Cologne smells expensive and charismatic.
It is indeed a very nice juice and one of a kind. It does not pretend to clone anything and I like it that way with its proper individuality.

My rates for Ted Lapidus Blacksoul:
Scent opening: 8.5
Scent drydown: 9.0
Longevity: 7.0
Sillage: 6.5
Uniqueness: 8.5
Versatility: 7.0
Wearability: 7.0
Compliments: 8.0
Quality: 7.5
Presentation: 9.0
Price: 9.5

Overall rating: 7.96
- between 7 and 8 =above average;
- between 8 and 9 = recomended;
- bigger than 9 = don't miss it;
I love this frag. I like it more than the "imperial" version.
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Elysium

236 Reviews
Elysium
Elysium
Helpful Review    3
Enigmatic, Glamorous, and Captivating
I am addicted to Ted Lapidus's colognes, from the very first discovery of TL pour Lui, thru Altamir, then the Lapidus pour Homme - Gold - Black Extreme threesome, and ultimately these two dark gems. I've got both versions of BlackSoul, namely this and the Imperial one, and I love them both. BlackSoul is a little bit lighter than Imperial, and they seem to be designed one for the brightest day and one for the blackest night moments. I bought both blindly, altogether, and have no regrets whatsoever. I read all of the comments around describing this as a "One Million" clone. Well, it is certainly in the same vibe as that scent, but I wouldn't label it a cheap copy or a clone of that scent. BlackSoul is more camphoraceous, resinous, and spicy, lacking the fruity synthetic bubble gum of One Million, to my nose. Believe me or not, BlackSoul and One Million are really different from one another.

BlackSoul belongs to the oriental-woody-ambery family. The opening is deep and astonishing. On my heated skin the green, balsamic, and spicy notes of crushed leaves, cardamom, and mint are dominant, a sort of sharp, resinous, and aromatic accord. Conversely, on the paper strip the lemon, neroli, and bergamot blossoms shine and sparkle, nothing from the citrus fruit, but the floral.

After about half an hour, the perfume moves toward a stronger and warmer accord of dried fruit and spices. The spearmint of the top notes still lingers in the background and stays all the way through the life of the scent, and when combined with the spices it creates a minty chocolate aroma. It's not a candy chocolate, but more of a powdery chocolate created by the spices. That minty-cocoa blend melts harmoniously with the spicy Medjool dates and petite raisins desert fruits, the superb herbaceous saffron, and the sweet-warm-earthy reddish brown cinnamon bark.

Transitioning to the alluring base, hot smoked woods and precious balsams make the trail. Cedarwood imparts its camphoraceous, pencil shaving scent, while tolu balsam infuses its balsamic and cinnamic facets. A sweet and airy woodiness from gaiacwood is also present. Ambrocenide contributes its amber-like, woody character, while musk diffuses its soft and sweetly clean nuances. A comforting drydown succeeds.

BlackSoul is definitely masculine, bold, refined. The target of this underrated scent should be guys above 25, it is perfect for the office, the composition has average projection and average longevity, lasting about quite a few hours. The dominant notes are perfect in cool evenings and cold days, late fall and whole winter are my recommended seasons.

-Elysium
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Gold

468 Reviews
Gold
Gold
Helpful Review    1
Synthetic Soul
A very familiar, sweet bubblegum top-note: "Black Soul" by Ted Lapidus is not as black as its title indicates. It's a bittersweet, minty fragrance mixed with fruity overtones and cinnamon in the heart. The drydown is not convincing, synthetic cedarwood rules and loads of other "new" aromachemicals have been added in order to achieve a slightly camphoraceous effect, which I don't like. Often compared to "1 Million" by Paco Rabanne, this one is a low-budget version (12 Euros) of a very popular genre, not worse than the famous Paco Rabanne, though much "mintier" and less vulgar.

Statements

Carlitos01 28 days ago
BlackSoul has a vibe of 1 Million Intense but more complex and agreeable. Want to go clubbing with a better Million... There you have!+3
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Elysium 2 years ago
Saturday morning rain is falling, BlackSoul suits my mood, so balsamic and soothing. For the night I will wear Imperial, a shot of coffee!+2
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