Black Incense Malaki 2020

Black Incense Malaki by Chopard
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8.1 / 10 117 Ratings
Black Incense Malaki is a popular perfume by Chopard for men and was released in 2020. The scent is spicy-woody. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.
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Main accords

Spicy
Woody
Leathery
Smoky
Resinous

Fragrance Notes

LeatherLeather OudOud Somalian frankincenseSomalian frankincense SpicesSpices

Perfumer

Ratings
Scent
8.1117 Ratings
Longevity
8.4107 Ratings
Sillage
8.0108 Ratings
Bottle
8.4107 Ratings
Value for money
8.487 Ratings
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 06.04.2024.

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Uncrated

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Very helpful Review 7  
Gothic Love Triangle
What It Is: Secular incense, oud, and polished black leather. If "The Phantom of the Opera" were a fragrance, this is it - a dashing young count and a disfigured musical genius fighting over an ingenue soprano in 19th century Paris. Morillas might be best known for citrus soap freshies like Acqua di Gio and Versace Pour Homme, but this is a masterclass in artistic perfumery, opening with a puff of mace(?), then quickly plunging into a very pure incense (no churches or hippies here!) smoldering off of thick leather. There's an oud accord that sweetens things up, but the overall impact is unrelenting density, power, and utter brilliance for the next 6+ hours.

Who It's For: You love incense, but they're always too sour, too sweet, or too smoky. You understand that 1 spray of this beauty is enough, 2 is excessive, 3 might be deadly, and 4 could possibly usher in Ragnarok. You're likely 35+ and arch-confident in your tastes. Leans heavily masculine, but I can see *many* women wearing this during sweater season.

Alternatives: Encre Noir A l'Extreme is the closest for pure incense; Lorson is more restrained and tethers the incense with vetiver, not leather, but it's outstanding. Diptyque's L'Eau Trois is a more ancient, herbal incense and Oud Palao buries the incense with the oud/rose combo (if that's your thing). For leather, Tom Ford Tuscan Leather (tannery vibes) and John Varvatos Dark Rebel Rider (barstool) come to mind, but both are dirtier and less refined.

For me, Black Incense Malaki was the shocking end of a 8mo journey looking for incense and leather fragrances - and finally finding both, unexpectedly, combined into one. I rarely smile the first time I smell a fragrance, but this was a home run.
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Landshark321

518 Reviews
Landshark321
Landshark321
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Nice spicy incense with sweet touches, but familiar
Sampling Chopard Black Incense Malaki, a 2020 release, a dark, smooth, spicy mix that’s very pleasant from the start. The note breakdown makes sense—woods, vetiver, resins—with special attention to the namesake incense. With its resinous side, it’s slightly sweet, as well, though not so sweet to take away from the more spice-driven center. No particularly spicy or resinous aspect stands out apart from the general idea of incense. I can believe that it has notes of oud and/or patchouli, for example, but neither contributes significantly to the overall scent.

I liken it to Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb and Bvglari Man in Black, with Spicebomb being the slightly better of the two most of the time, with Man in Black being the better value. Black Incense Malaki is comparable enough in price to the two that I more or less regard it as equivalent in terms of value, though sometimes Man in Black is much more modestly priced on the secondary market. This seems to be Harrods exclusive, at a reasonable-enough price, of $111 for 80ml.

Certainly I’d recommend trying it if you’re interested, but there are similar fragrances out there.

7 out of 10
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Ineed1936

28 Reviews
Ineed1936
Ineed1936
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There's no easy way out!!
Ohhh, my godness, this is a complete masterpiece! Why? simply because its full of perfect blended resins. I love this genre in perfumery, next to fougere, the next type I prefer is resinous and leathery, daring fragrances!
Morillas worked on this formula for about 1 year, during which time something unique came out of him in perfumery.
The daring and ingenious used of gas/petroleum and car mechanic/woodworking leather alongside amber and spices are working great here!
A rendering of the sacred oriental aspects, through a burnt incense and hard wood charcoal, also burnt, on low heat, accompanied by a gorgeous amber and lots of balsamic resins.
Everything well balanced with a bouquet of spices, saffron, nutmeg, cinnamon, meant to be used precisely to maintain a perfect balance in this formula.
From the first sniff of 2020, I knew it would be love at first puff.
Since then, Black Incense Malaki has been in my collection and is a perfume monster that you can't get rid of, but which says something in today's mass market!
10/10!
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Pierreparfum

17 Reviews
Pierreparfum
Pierreparfum
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Black leather jacket
That's what I would wear with this one. Real badass perfume. Dark, mysterious, dirty, leathery... It's great perfumery. You can find the DNA of Chopard oud malaki in this one, that ambery resinous style but it's not redundant at all. I mean you can own both, they have to be worn in very different situations : oud malaki more cool/casual and black incense more classy. Performs great too, good longevity and projecting well but not too much. You can find it often at low prices on discounter sites, it's a real hidden gem.
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NiceSmell

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NiceSmell
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Leather, leather and more leather
The Black Incense Malaki is a leather board. It is very leathery, like buying a wallet from the weekly market.

It's the dosage that counts. Less is more.

Otherwise it hardly changes. Remains present and, in my opinion, is more for men, as it is quite projecting.

Good longevity and sillage due to the ingredients. Little incense, I don't really notice oud either, as the leather accord clearly dominates.
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AlishereAlishere 6 months ago
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Fantastic
Clean oud and leather almost like clean Tobacco sensation
Love it for scent and price
Beast performance ✅
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Ineed1936Ineed1936 1 year ago
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For me this is pure masterpiece, a perfect fragrance on its genre! Thank you, mr. Albero Morillas for this beautiful monolith of resins!
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