Bruno Fazzolari Lampblack EDP Perfume Review

Bruno Fazzolari Lampblack

According to the brand (and other retailers), Lamblack by Bruno Fazzolari is the brand’s most popular perfume in regards to sales. According to perfume people, I’d say it’s the brand’s most popular perfume. Lampblack is a perfume inspired by India ink. The fragrance wears like soot and oil-burning lamps.

Lampblack reminds me of worn leather. And ink. Lampblack is dark and smoky with glimmers of light. It opens with citrus and a dry, spicy black pepper. It flickers between citrus oils and soot, much like an oil lamp. because of the highs and lows in this fragrance, it’s difficult for me to not think of Lampblack as a “moody” fragrance. The heart is oily and dark, almost like kerosene. There’s a smokiness that reminds me more of leather than a campfire or incense. Lampblack dries down to a bitter vetiver and smoky woods.

I feel some sort of renewed faith in humanity knowing that this is the brand’s bestseller. It’s good to live in a world where people are appreciating a really excellent vetiver. Keep up the good work, guys.

Fern Andra

Notes listed include sweet orange, black pepper, bitter grapefruit, nagarmotha, benzoin, vetiver and shadow. Launched in 2013. PERFUMER – Bruno Fazzolari

Give Lampblack a try if you like dark, moody scents or smoky vetivers. Or perfumes like Lalique Encre Noire, YOSH Sombre Negra,Chanel Sycomore, Vero Profumo Onda and/or Comme de Garcons Synthetic Series. I find Lampblack unisex but I guess it leans a little more traditionally masculine.

Projection is average. Longevity is above average.

The 1 oz bottle retails for $110 at Bruno Fazzolari. Samples are also available for purchase.

Victoria’s Final EeauPINIONInky, dark vetiver. It’s an amazing vetiver perfume that has effortlessly became one of my favorite vetivers.

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*Disclaimer – Sample provided by the brand. I am not financially compensated for my reviews. My opinions are my own. Product pic from the brand. Fern Andra pic from


4 thoughts on “Bruno Fazzolari Lampblack EDP Perfume Review

    1. I sniff a lot of perfumes but I’m awful at predicting “bestsellers”. In fact, I’m like a litmus test of predicting bestsellers. I always name the brand’s worstsellers when I give my prediction. When I found out this one is doing really well for the brand, I was happy. This is the one that I *wanted* to be the bestseller. Why? Because it’s good. It’s versatile. And I think it’s timeless.

  1. How does this compare to M/Mink? That traumatized me and I like the smell of ink. It sounds like this is more smokey vetiver than ink though.

    1. To me, this is more of a vetiver/cypriol fragrance. It’s smoky but not “BBQ” smoky.

      M/Mink has that tommiecat thing going on mixed with a little bit of overheated laptop 😉

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