Man, I love this fragrance! Like with many fragrances, my body chemistry skips the top notes and go straight to embracing the mid and basenotes -- I don't mind that at all. This is so beautiful with the woody notes from the oakmoss blending in with the roses. There's a little spice to it without spoiling the lushness of the roses. I like the originality of this blend. I've owned so many rose fragrances over the years and appreciate the direction this one takes instead of the typical pure floral path. The only negative thing I have to say is DAMN, it's expensive! That said, I don't regret splurging on this at all.
To my nose this is a giant blooming floral..Grapefruit top infused with some kind of rose..light incense and musk provide excellent longevity and projection.. 3 sprays from 7 hours ago and it's projecting wonderful.. I disagree with the old lady smell..
This can easily be worn by a man.. Drawback is the crazy price!!
I am not a big fan of roses, they tend to smell old ladies:-) , but the rose-citrus combination here is such a great idea, first i thought its Bulgarian rose, but it smelled much nicer ,strong but not too heavy, very natural!! And overall this is beautiful rose solifloral scent, airy not suffocating in strong concentration, which for me by itself is noire:-)
Opens with a punchy deep rose with a fair bit of citrus before moving into a musky, dusky dry down.
I would like to wear this when I am an old lady.
I really don't catch the noir side on this one. All i smell is an aromatic and rosey geyser of herbs, citrus, cool incense and aldehydes over a shadowy mossy-galbanum background. There is some peppery and incensey dust that imprints virility and a touch of enigma. The scent, as soon as the citrusy-floral spidy initial vibe starts a bit debasing its power, begins to be musky and moody. The smell anyway is subtle, basically dry and sophisticated by the ethereal whiffs of delicate rose and aqueous freesia. Just feminine in my humble opinion. A good fragrance for sure but unworthy of its important price.