BlackSoul Imperial 2009Eau de Toilette

BlackSoul Imperial (Eau de Toilette) by Ted Lapidus
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BlackSoul Imperial (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Ted Lapidus for men and was released in 2009. The scent is spicy-woody. It was last marketed by Groupe Bogart.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesCoffee, Citrus fruits
Heart Notes Heart NotesSaffron, Mint
Base Notes Base NotesLeather, Amber, Oud

Ratings

Scent

7.7 | 122 Ratings

Longevity

7.8 | 95 Ratings

Sillage

7.2 | 100 Ratings

Bottle

8.0 | 95 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 13.01.2021.
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ShaunBaker
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Ingenious and unique
There are so many scents that are so similar to each other that they can be confused. Ted Lapidus managed to create something independent here once again!
Black Soul Imperial is a fragrance that is exciting as soon as it is sprayed on and stays exciting, and not many people are able to do that. I can only agree with SenseDrive's headline, it is a stroke of genius from Lapidus. He already showed this with his "grey" Pour Homme, which I often apply as a spontaneous day scent, especially now in the colder season. So does BSI, this fragrance shows its full power especially in winter, especially since it would be inappropriate in summer.

The Start Powert alone is good for the nose, I can hardly make out coffee here, more like a kind of shoe polish as already described, or this mongoose bean sauce from the Chinese. Somehow Strange, but something completely different from everything you are used to. After this first impression has faded away a bit, the scent changes to powdery, which at first seems a bit gourmand, because you can assume something cinnamony, but it can also be saffron, which is combined with amber. Discreet tart notes in the background suggest leather and oud, but amber plays the main role here.
This makes the fragrance generally look quite powdery and gives the base a depth that lasts for a long time. Especially on textiles Black Soul Imperial is perceptible for a long time. Powdery-sweet and slightly tart, this is how the fragrance ends. The durability is ok, the Sillage is rather at arm?s length.
The imperial black soul is still available, which means for me: Bunkering, because (and now my standard saying) such a one won't come back!

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Rquill67

199 Reviews
Rquill67
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Underrated Gem!
Wow talk about an underrated fragrance! I agree with other reviewers. Ted Lapidus Black Soul Imperial is amazing. I cannot believe the price point on this juice either! In the opening there is a darkness with the mint; the mint quickly dissipates and in the mid you get all the other notes (amber, wood, leather, coffee, spices, citrus); the citrus is prominent in the mid, and then in the dry down takes a back-seat to the coffee, leather and spices. I think this is great for fall, winter, day and evening. The longevity is good too. I give this a 9 / 10, and glad to have in my collection.
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Minigolf
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"Lapidus", that makes famous tasty smells in the tin....
... The idea for such an advertising slogan plays somewhere else, but what the hell. It's just a very practical tin can, which is the home of the bottle.
The finely dispersed mist develops on the skin into an even more "hot" fresh espresso. Then the saffron is added. It's like smelling a bag of coffee beans and the excellent "cake spice" at the same time, but not in the narrower sense of "gourmand". Rather very dark aromatic-spicy. Still quite "hot".
It immediately causes a "frost fur" on the skin to sink down and feels comfortable.
It stays that way for quite a while, although in the background there are more beautiful scent chords already attracting attention. First very subtly, then more and more wrap the "pre-scent" around it, wrap it up without suppressing it.
Warm amber and tart woods and the "inky" chord of birch tar (leather). Restrained, elegant, yet powerful, the overall fragrance of "BlackSoul Imperial" comes to the fore. It lasts a very long time without changing much (only a quiet "bubbling" inside the fragrance can be heard). The Sillage is good without being obtrusive.
For my nose, the perfume fits rather into the colder season, because it seems so "densely woven and warming". And dark. The kind of darkness that is mysterious, slightly "magical" but always benevolent.
In the meantime I already got to know several scents of Ted Lapidus and each one is well made in its own way and no copy of another scent brand. Slight similarities may well exist, but independence is always in the foreground. So is "BlackSoul Imperial".
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Stinki
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a better Royal Copenhagen
for me and an absolute powder scent. At the beginning bestialisch sweet and so durable, as I have experienced it with no EDT before, and I have tested some. A sprayer is enough and you fog in a whole room, actually. He starts minimal citric (orange/mandarin) and immediately goes into a resinoid incredibly dense and fat thing about which smells so strong, yes smells and does not smell that it is borderline. I hardly notice coffee, just a little bit of orange with a very dark sweet saffron and oud base. Absolutely too much for me, but then after about 1 - 2 hours a fragrance comes which is zero synthetic, not even the sweetness, which resembles something Rive Gauche, so beautiful French and reminds mainly of a better, less old-fashioned Royal Copenhagen. Very powdery and also valuable. But in my opinion it has zero freshness - it smells good, but for me it can only be worn at very strong minus degrees. Now it comes; I wanted to give it away due to lack of freshness and mixed it with Pino New Year's Eve for fun. Result: professional mixture. Absolutely coherent, neither kills the other. The result is a Fougere-like, slightly green, but very warm powder scent, which for me looks like from a perfumer's hand. Really very good - now I'll keep it.
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Rsi

12 Reviews
Rsi
Rsi
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incredible underrated fragrance and surprisingly not well known in the fragrance community
Weirdest perfume i ve smelled for sure.I dont understand what im smelling and i definetely dont pickup any of the notes listed...All i smell is clothing softener with a bit of rive gauche some powder and some spices.The smell is definetely unique and very mysterious.its among the best perfumes i ve tried.Its like a very warm aristocratic scent suitable mostly for a rich gentleman.
This one is a hidden gem for sure,thank god,as not too many people are aware of this perfume.This one gained a spot on my top list.
Projection and longetivity are among the best i have in my collection.It projects for 2 meters for an hour and longetivity is 8 hours solid on my skin.
Overall its the first time a frag confuses me that much as i cant define what im smelling here maybe i need some time more with it but oh god its so mysterious and awsome ^^
25$ for such a GEM ? Really ???!!!
Score: 9/10
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Carlitos01Carlitos01 2 years ago
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8
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9
Bottle
Blacksould Imperial starts with a nice flask, a coffe opening, a saffron spicy heart and an amber leathery closing. A real gem! Recommended!
RsiRsi 3 years ago
A very worth addition to your collection and very nice wearing on the skin! Highly pleasing "blind buy"!
ElysiumElysium 4 years ago
9
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7
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6
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8
Bottle
It opens like a strong morning Italian espresso, turns into a minty and spicy concoction, and last as a dark and rough leather. Masterpiece!
HajuvanaHajuvana 4 years ago
Hardly any coffee or mint in here, but luckily there's nothing wrong in being a rubbery-sweet leather with hints of tobacco. Decent value.

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