Scent: Black is the Color

BLACK EYED PIECE. Black is just as ubiquitous in fashion as in eau de toilettes



While the color is often falsely associated with tobacco-laden scents, these selections showcase the many shades of “black.” Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Noir, for one, oozes fruity whiffs of watermelon, followed by chocolate and patchouli

No less delicious is Valentino Uomo Edition Noire with zesty bergamot bursts and coffee infusion. Bulgari Man in Black doesn’t beat around the bush, owing to its mix of leather, spices and wood.

Its unisex label notwithstanding, Comme des Garçons Black is anything but ordinary. Black pepper, incense and leather—to say the smell is an acquired taste would be an understatement.