a journey of the senses by FLACONNEUR
NOIR DE NOIR – 2007 – ♂♀
Heart: Black Rose, Black Truffle, Floral Notes
Base: Patchouli, Vanilla, Agarwood, Moss
Perfumers: Harry Frémont and Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud
Price: $195 for 50ml bottle
Noir de Noir is part of the Tom Ford Private Blend collection. It might be of interest to those of you who love a layered rose scent. It starts off with an opening that is very much about saffron. Noir de Noir is smoothly blended, so much so that the saffron is mildly detected under the sweet rising heart note of semi-sweet chocolate. There is a bit of an alcohol wave here that is like a candied dark liqueur, warm and smooth. Once the liqueur sensation gives way, Noir de Noir opens up to a brooding, dark rose and truffle scent. The heart notes take their time settling in, and it isn’t until the dry-down that you can appreciate the blending of the vanilla, rose, truffle and chocolate hovering over a slightly earthy patchouli. There was some confusion by Noir de Noir in the beginning by its imposing dark and mysteriously sweet personality. This fragrance walks a fine line as being unisex and is just a tad more feminine that Tom Ford would like you to believe. Sample first, but it might be love at it first sniff.