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Twelve years ago, we created our first Lace scent for Dark Delicacies, Black Lace. This is a homage to that first scent - sugar-spun vanilla cream cotton, stained by tobacco and incense, Indian musk, and drops of cognac - sharpened with the incense of a hundred Hammer films, a handful of soil from Dracula’s homeland, a creep of crypt moss, and a dash of mummy bitumen.

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I know it's bad right out of the mail but figured there'd be interest in first impressions. Dark is old house wood dark rich tobacco and mildew with some dirt but powdery a bit boozy- very complex. I love the complexity it seems like even a whisper of leather in the dry down. I don't get any of the vanilla cream but I have to say the dry down is gorgeous in that complexity. Another beautiful lace which I will be reaching for.

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I have not smelled the original Black Lace, but I have a tester of Black Lace Resurrected, so I'm comparing this to that.  They are pretty similar, though BLR seems more pungent, while Dark Lace seems a bit softer and less in your face.  Perhaps DL will strengthen with age, but I actually like things toned down a bit.  They both have almost an aquatic vibe on my skin which I suspect may come from the linen note mixing with the cognac.  I haven't had that issue with other laces, but in these two, it's present.  It's not soapy aquatic, more men's cologne.  DL does have a dusty earth smell that presents itself when I first put it on, and in that respect, reminds me a bit of Lycan Lace.  I get plenty of vanilla lace note up front, and this reminds me quite a bit of Antique Lace (2017v), just with the cologne vibe and dusty earth adding complexity.  I like it, but I want to see how it settles and ages.  Right now it's nice, but I have other lace scents I like much better.  But then, Black Lace Res. didn't knock my socks off either.  If you loved that, you'll probably love this too.

 

ETA:  As an aside, that "mummy bitumen" note makes me totes want a Mummy Lace, to go with the Vampires, Lycans, and Witches.  ;)  But then, maybe that's covered by Mummies of Mexico City.  Either way, I always look forward to new laces.  :D 

Edited by VetchVesper

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I get Black Lace's cognac vanilla tobacco and linen notes with grave dirt and black loam added. Kinda reminds me of Penny Dreadful without the red feel...more just...dark. The hammer horror incense starts out giving this a Grand Guignol Thanatos vibe but folds into the tobacco within 5 minutes. 

On me, its a slightly more cakey bakery Black Lace with a touch of moss and dirt. Uhhh rename it Christmas Cookies in a Graveyard? I dunno.

I do agree its mellower in throw than Black Lace. Overall, its warm resinous sweet and incensey. Like a goth holiday party. Yea. I'll stick with that.

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Black Lace, and amp up the booze and the darkness. I definitely get cakey vanilla, a ton of cognac and tobacco, and underneath whiffs of loamy earth. Dark, gothy, and if you missed the original incarnation of Black Lace, fear no more. Sure, its a little darker this time around, but its like the new Netflix Sabrina. The 90s version was very cute and great, but there's something about this Netflix version that is so much more hardcore. Medium throw and wear length.

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This is definitely strongly related to Black Lace. First whiff I actually thought it was BL. Buuuut there. Is a dirt note under there, subtle, and I thought it would turn me off but naw, it is good. And a touch more cognac, not really that much more “boozey” smelling to me, nust the note is stronger. Otherwise, it is a pretty similar scent. I enjoy BL so I might keep this around too.

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