BlackSoul Imperial 2009 Eau 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 Notes CoffeeCoffee Citrus fruitsCitrus fruits
Heart Notes Heart Notes SaffronSaffron MintMint
Base Notes Base Notes LeatherLeather AmberAmber OudOud

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7.7155 Ratings
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7.7123 Ratings
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7.2128 Ratings
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8.0124 Ratings
Value for money
8.935 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 05.01.2023.
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Minigolf
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Top Review 11  
"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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Helpful Review 12  
The Yogi Tea® in autumn
Most of the time that goes to shit with a perfume, when everything is mixed in that feels possible. Some Arabs tailored to the Western audience like to be so, also some niche brands, as well as the bulk of the nice Rammsteiner, to give a popular example. In them, you'll find a mishmash of individual components that make the final product thick and unmovable. Like pizza from the taxi with a metre-thick cheese layer of analogue Gouda: initially quite nice for the primitive calorie hunger - but bad for the gourmet conscience towards the last slice. Do you want something like this more often? Probably not. But with 'BlackSoul Imperial', this potpourri fits, so that this French men's perfume rises to real greatness. And this scent is strong.

It gives itself almost sweet without crossing the line into ladylike. On the other hand, also emphatically masculine with woody hints that waft through warming and fit fantastically with the changing October trees of German forests. Yes, it has that autumnal vibe of a walk in the woods and especially that of a cup of warm yogi tea - the spicy one with cinnamon and milk. Plus star anise, and amber. Always insanely soft on the skin, never pungent. In the drydown, cocoa powder and vanilla. Remains, as always, Ted Lapidus-typically very independent. He oscillates between Europe and Arabia, trying to cite both fragrance traditions to 'synthesize' something new from them. And he succeeds. BTW: No, it doesn't smell synthetic. Western-adapted oud towards the back, too. Great.

An extremely intense, broad fragrance, but then - and this is surprising - can not really hold long on the skin. After three, four hours is namely Sense. If you consider that he is just as u20€ Cheapie verballert, that is absolutely verschmerzbar. Thick Gourmandige friends for the end of the year will be like anyway
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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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Helpful Review 4  
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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Helpful Review 2  
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
by Kostas Minimal
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Carlitos01Carlitos01 4 years ago
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Blacksould Imperial starts with a nice flask, a coffe opening, a saffron spicy heart and an amber leathery closing. A real gem! Recommended!
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ElysiumElysium 6 years ago
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It opens like a strong morning Italian espresso, turns into a minty and spicy concoction, and last as a dark and rough leather. Masterpiece!
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PedroCabralPedroCabral 3 months ago
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Beautiful combination of coffee, saffron and leather. An honorable mention for the mint that refreshes the fragrance a bit.
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Topfpflanze3Topfpflanze3 1 year ago
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Wow what a gem for the price. Sweet coffee scent but unlike all the other coffee scents. More like a espresso with caramel nuances
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LemonheadsLemonheads 2 years ago
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Really a royal scent for the masses,warm but spicy and sensual,a sexual predator covered in velvet.
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