I purchased this fragrance on a whim and glad I did. The 1st spraying smells very woodsy. As it settles on your skin, you then sense the exotic floral and vanilla tones. Its not a fruity soft smell at all...very sensual. You'll enjoy this on a romantic date. My only negative is that its not long-lasting.
I ordered this for the first time without sampling. I'm extremely pleased with Nero Assoluto. The initial spraying is very intense and woodsy. But as fragrance sinks into your skin, it starts to soften up. That's when you start smelling the vanilla and fruity combination. I'd wear this scent on a date or romantic evening out with your significant other. Its very sensuous! My only complaint would be that the scent is not long lasting...hence the 4 stars. Still, its a wonderful fragrance and addition to my Cavalli collection.
Roberto Cavalli Nero Abssolute - What a departure from the standard Cavalli scents. This is more akin to Black Orchid by Tom Ford. Definitely not your mothers scent choice. Mysterious, not a sweetie. This is a "go get em Tiger", kind of scent.