Bois de Caves

Black Phantom Memento Mori 2017

Black Phantom Memento Mori by Kilian
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Black Phantom Memento Mori is a popular perfume by Kilian for women and men and was released in 2017. The scent is gourmand-sweet. The longevity is above-average. It is being marketed by Estēe Lauder Companies. Pronunciation
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Main accords

Gourmand
Sweet
Spicy
Woody
Creamy

Fragrance Notes

Caribbean rumCaribbean rum CoffeeCoffee Cane sugarCane sugar Cyanide SandalwoodSandalwood VetiverVetiver

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Scent
7.91021 Ratings
Longevity
8.2929 Ratings
Sillage
7.8924 Ratings
Bottle
8.6898 Ratings
Value for money
6.5541 Ratings
Submitted by Danina, last update on 26.02.2024.
Interesting Facts
The fragrance is part of the "Bois de Caves" collection.

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Pollita

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Pollita
Pollita
Top Review 47  
The black phantom murders again
And once again, Chief Inspector Nathaniel Buchholz, whom his colleagues all just called Chizza, had to pick up his partner on the run. "The third slain this week," the inspector whines as the sweaty Pollina Salomon joins him in the vintage car. The familiar sideways glance. She knows him. He's thinking, "Eww, not with the sweat stains on my leather seats." She grins. "You've overdone it again today with the scent. Parfums de Marly or Chanel?" she asks.

Buchholz is in no mood to joke, because another dead man with a skull crushed by a baseball bat is waiting for the two of them. There were no clues to the culprit at the last crime scenes. They had combed through everything and left empty-handed. But this time they were hopeful. "Either the perpetrator or the victim smoked shisha or e-cigarettes," Pollina is convinced. "Here smells like artificial tobacco, very intense, but also somehow tipsy. He was probably partying hard beforehand and didn't think it would end." While she is already thinking about single-handedly checking out the shisha bars in Hamburg and also paying a visit to the e-cigarette shops, colleague Chizza Buchholz intervenes. "That's a perfume. An expensive one. I know that one. From Kilian. I know it smells as sticky-sweet as artificial-coffee-flavored e-cigarette liquid, but some friends of mine like the brand, which Rihanna is also rumored to wear." "The style expert again," Pollina retorts.

So the next day, it's off to the local perfumeries. At Lubner, one is advised extremely expertly, not only to the brand Kilian and the regular customers. Both commissioners are amply supplied with fillings and Buchholz can't help but treat myself to a new, particularly expensive fragrance from Tom Ford. But that's as far as they really get.

Back at the police station, the sweet, shisha-like scent in the parking lot is suddenly present again. The perpetrator from their own ranks? Wouldn't be the first time for the investigating duo. But the source of the smell is quickly identified. A young man turns several pirouettes and then gets into his Ferrari and wants to drive away. "Stop," yells the detective. Somewhat taken aback, the guy stops, Pollina then immediately handcuffs him and drags him off for questioning. After only a few minutes, they have their confession. Jeremy, that's his name, admits that the guys had been laughing at him because of his internet videos and that he then beat them to death in an argument. "They were accidents," he whines. "I wanted to report them because they were so mean!" But that doesn't help him. Of course, he goes to jail.

"If he'd kept his sweet coffee-flavored e-cigarette liquid scent off for a change, we probably wouldn't have found him," Chizza says. "Could you do without your smoking scents," Pollina asks? "Probably not," he admits. In any case, they agree that this guy is a real piece of work and that the scent is no revelation either. Even if it is expensive.

Dear thanks to HappySunny for the sample of Kilian's Black Phantom, which I was already familiar with, but which inspired me to write another mystery review on the second test. This time I took the investigator duo of Arno Strobel and Ursula Poznanski as a template and would like to take this opportunity to again thank Chizza very much for his great book tips.
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Leimbacher

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Leimbacher
Leimbacher
Top Review 40  
Phantompoperzen
There is an art to making seemingly very sweet gourmands that are still serious, mature and unnerving. Kilian has done just that with this coffee prince once again impressively!

"Black Phantom Memento Mori" catches the exact middle between "L'Instant de Guerlain PH Extreme" and "Straight To Heaven". A dark coffee without sugar, with rum, without synthetics, with black soul. The top note in particular is already something quite fine. Maybe one of the best I've ever had under my nose. After that it gets a bit weaker - but from 120% to 95% - which gives little to no deduction. "Black Phantom MM" is insanely delicious and a gourmand right up my alley. Must actually add to the collection. It's already/still too big, the scent is too expensive. But basically, there's no beating around the bush. This black phantom is a caffeinated monster with soft silky charm. A little Baileys and milky, a little toffee and praline. Bitter and ballsy. Sugar. But without sugar.

Flacon: nouveau riche and horny
Sillage: dense, thick, decadent
Durability: double-digit and wide-legged - 11 hours

Verdict: for me, a pretty clear 10 for a long time. "Black Phantom Memento Mori" is an eye opener and soul healer. A perfect coffee scent with edge, buzz and Wumms. A miracle!
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GirlofNow

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GirlofNow
GirlofNow
Top Review 26  
The noblest gourmand fragrance ever!
I think the Kilian fragrances have really done it to me!:D
Above all I am still IN LOVE with Love don't be shy but also with Princess*.*
Black Phantom I got to know through my grandfather but also learned to LOVE....
Well it's no secret that I'm crazy about good gourmand fragrances, but so far only the gourmand fragrances from the ladies world;D
Many also know that I actually men's fragrances as well as unisex fragrances would never wear myself and no not because I do not dare because of this but because I have not yet found a men's fragrance what I personally would also wear as a woman.... However, until I smelled Black Phantom*.*
If I were a man I think Black Phantom would be my personal signature fragrance because this scent is pure madness! Divinely sensual seductive and to kneel down GOOD!*.*
Since my grandfather has noticed how much this fragrance has blown me away, he has bottled me this fragrance and I keep it since then like a treasure;D
Every time I smell the spray head, I can not believe how wonderful it smells, I always like to compare this fragrance with an expensive and good chocolates:D
From good chocolates, as is well known, you can not get enough or?
Because BP makes me so happy but also does not let go, I want to share my enthusiasm with you:))
I will, as always, also describe this fragrance here as good and accurate as possible;))
The fragrance.....
starts immediately with an addictive coffee note paired with the finest cocoa note.....
How lovely*.*
The coffee note is delightfully dark and somber at the same time it does have a cold note but that is what makes this scent so special as it is not a cappuccino coffee note like Black Opium or Montale Intense coffee.
The coffee note remains strongly present for the whole course of the fragrance over and merges with each note to a dreamlike fragrance course which also smells in my opinion exceptional.
The rum note gives the whole again a luxurious and noble touch;))
In the background I can always spicy notes smell out I do not know now so exactly whether it is a hidden cinnamon note or whether there is more.... What I can say is that, the spicy notes smell very sweetly but not this sweet / Christmas.
In the dry down I have fallen in love only right, because on my skin develops a dark sweet wicked caramel note that smells just damn delicious*.*.......
My grandfather finds that one also smells a fine tobacco note the longer the fragrance develops on the skin.
However, I also perceive this note very cold. (But in a well-intentioned way.)
The H+S is perfect on the clothes but on the skin unfortunately rather weak.
I am anyway no fan of fragrances on the skin to spray rather on the clothes because you also what longer of the fragrance itself has;))
For me, this is one of the noblest gourmand fragrances ever!

It disturbs nothing, it does not sting and above all it is not a scent what headache or nausea produces with the environment!
On the contrary, my grandfather receives every time he applies it a lot of compliments!;)) Especially with the ladies it comes very well;D
My grandfather thinks that Black Phantom is his signature fragrance what he has been looking for a long time and finally discovered.
And since I am of course very happy from the bottom of my heart for my grandfather:)))
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Serenissima

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Serenissima
Serenissima
Top Review 18  
Invitation to sweet aromatic seduction
I confess: I am a sweetheart!
My sugar consumption is quite high; in today's world I would have to hide it shamefully.
But surprisingly, blessed with normal blood sugar and blood pressure levels and then frozen, sugar is just one of them It is always a question of balance when I drink espresso: does the ratio remain at least 50 : 50?
This is always very entertaining for my companion; every now and then I am astonished when I handle the sugar.

Actually not a friend of the gourmand scents, but I test them again and again full of devotion: calorie bombs without bacon cushions as a result - hurray! I'll just have to try that!

So of course I couldn't pass Kilian's "Black Phantom": the nose is immediately seduced!
Strong black coffee, very sweet and with a good portion of dark rum - the senses are awakened!
Amazing with this first aroma boost is that nothing sticks, although it feels like this: a little creamy "Black Phantom" already comes along.
But to make sure that this stay in a very cosy coffee house does not become too monotonous, two fine fragrances have been added to this sensual pleasure: Vetiver and sandalwood are excellent and racy companions.
So this black being of strong sweet yet quite soon develops into an all around exotic coffee event, which is amazingly affectionate, but not annoying.

"Black Phantom" - the name actually suggests a powerful monster: that's a mistake!
A soft full coffee scent caresses the one who gets into it, very friendly and intensive.

Winter cuddly and soft could now start the season for this creation; soft to the touch like violin sound.
Maybe garnished with a little music by Vivaldi?
How about the "winter" from the "Four Seasons"?
Friends of sweet coffees will not be disappointed.
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Burak28

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Burak28
Burak28
Less helpful Review 6  
A fragrance to attract attention
For those who like to stand out from the crowd and attract attention, I can only recommend this fragrance. But really only something for the cold season.
But I must also mention that this fragrance does not only evoke positive feedback, as it is very special and rather polarizing - perfect for self-confident fragrance lovers.
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NicSealNicSeal 3 years ago
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An indulgent & thick fragrance that left me stunned. Simply phenomenal. Edible smelling, sexy,& utterly unique. Leaves a lasting impression.
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PerfeptionsPerfeptions 1 year ago
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1 day wear test: dark scent, the coffee - rum - vetiver combo is almost reminiscent of chocolatey patchouli. Kinda flat. Great name though.
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Traian1999Traian1999 2 years ago
Masterpiece is the only word to describe this scent. Special, dark, mysterious, sweet. Every niche fragrance lover needs to try this
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ItchynoseItchynose 5 years ago
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Never thought I could dislike a scent featuring rum and sugar cane. I was wrong. This is just bitter coffee and sandalwood. Disappointing.
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BamBamNYCBamBamNYC 11 months ago
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Irish coffee with three lumps of sugar
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