No.275 Intense | Nasomatto Black Afgano dupe / Nasomatto Black Afgano clone | Vegan & refillable
Main accords: Amber, smoky, oud, woody, cannabis, balsamic, green, aromatic, warm spicy, tobacco
Perfume rating 4.09 out of 5 with 7,863 votes
Black Afgano opens with dark, ash-like notes, dry and woody with a smoky edge. A greenness then comes to the fore, surprisingly dewy for a moment in time, before becoming dry and herbal. It becomes nicely balsamic as it develops, like a blend of patchouli and sweet amber. A sweet tobacco note emerges, adding to the smokiness that develops in the background. Altogether, it creates an impression of smoking good-quality cannabis without really resembling it. This is quite ingenious, as it is an artistic representation instead of a blind copy – and more wearable as a result.
A hint of smoky incense emerges as it develops, melding nicely with the balsamic amber base. A soft woodiness rounds it out. I don’t get oud. I get a hint of coffee at the later stages, it blends with the balsamic notes to give an unexpected chocolate effect. It fades to a sweet amber skin scent with a whisper of smoke lingering until the final fade. Sillage is moderate on me and longevity is long-lasting.
A mysterious blend between oud and the cannabis leaf makes it very inquisitive and unique, suitable for people who like incense style fragrances and more into the middle eastern style of perfume, woody, dry, and sharp, also suitable for the alternative people. More olfactory art from Nasomatto, Black Afgano is as dark as its bottle and name suggest, yet is interspersed beautifully with airy greenness. I don’t find Nasomatto to be the most wearable, but there is much to appreciate here. Green smokiness done right. 4/5.
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