• Launched: 2008
    • Type: Shared / Unisex / Unspecified
    • Availability: In Production
    • Perfumer: Unknown - Let us know
    • Bottle Designer: Unknown - Let us know

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    $140.00
    50ml EdP
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    50ml EdP
    $138.84*
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    Kain
    Iran Iran

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    Usually Christopher Sheldrake's creations are very rich, dark and complex.
    When you see "Noir" name in this fragrance you would expect darkest and the most challenging fragrance created by this amazing artist, but actually it's not!
    It's a dark fragrance indeed, but it's not something that you would expect from the name, specially with the knowledge of his creations.
    The opening of this fragrance is an exotic mix of smoky, incensy and woody notes mixed with some spices and a little bit of sweetness.
    I can clearly smell a woody scent from ebony wood which has a smoky and burned wood like smell and that's because of incense.
    There are some spices and you can feel them, but they are a few steps back from that smoky woody smell.
    There is a little bit of sweetness but it's in the background.
    It's dark and exotic, but it's smooth and inoffensive.
    It's like a big demon standing a few steps far from you and you're so scared, but that demon doesn't do any harm to you!
    As time goes by the smoky woody smell goes to the background and you can smell stronger sweetness which is almost syrupy but not cloying at all.
    Projection is good and longevity is above average, around 5-6 hours on my skin.
    A good and solid fragrance, but you can find better ones from the brand. so try to buy them first.

    30th January, 2014

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    Colin Maillard
    Italy Italy

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    Weird scent. On paper I get a vague dark fog of smoke, spices, flowers, really light and evanescent. On skin, a terrible smell of burnt soup.

    5/10

    28 January, 2014 (Last Edited: 05 April, 2014)

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    vitaman
    United States United States

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    Bought this based on the reviews here and from enjoying other Luten's frags.
    I am trying hard to get the onions, cumin and spice shop vibe that others mention, but I get nada.
    I tend to love that sort of thing (Odori's Glio is a revelation in the Indian spice shop genre), but all I get is a far more ordinary semi formal rich sweet thick wintery scent. It has monster silage and an immediate appeal; the quality is obvious. It reminds me of an 80's fragrance tweaked up for the present and with better sourced ingredients.

    23 January, 2014

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    OdilonRedon
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

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    Huge, complex explosion of aromas. Savoury foods - yes, a fleeting glimpse of sizzling onions - some spices, charred frankincense. The spices are unusual: not the cloves and cumin I was expecting, but something like ajwain and black onion seed - is this the patchouli? Then it changes to hot spices. Making garam masala at home, and dry-roasted the whole spices in a skillet... But that doesn't last. Frankincense emerges, strong and dirty, tinged with powdered ginger and cloves. If Sahara Noir is the priest swinging the censer and Avignon is the incense stored in the locked vestry, Serge Noir is the church filled with people, washed and unwashed, coming to the midnight mass after cooking and eating their dinner. There isn't a vivid body odour smell, more an impression of humanity, a presence, which reminds me a little of L'Air de Rien in conception (but not in scent). After an hour or so the congregation brings out thick sticks of Chinese sandalwood incense and start to burn those too. A slightly sour, overripe patchouli softens things up. Much later, there is a gentle, vanilla-amber dry-down.

    Exhausting, but quite beautiful.

    21st December, 2013

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    Incense mixed with burned woods.

    Luscious, dark, gothic...

    When first applied, i get the smell of the incense resin itself , the raw dry resin. Add some pepper and wood..... and Voila , here's your opening.

    After 20 -30 minutes, those same incense resins i smelled on top seem to start burning now along with the wood, as if some code inside the scent lit them up. Amazing.

    The drydown is more like the aftermath of the room where all this "fire" took place.

    Highly recommended for cold days.

    This is a masterpiece.

    13 December, 2013 (Last Edited: 14 December, 2013)

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    A pleasant spice

    The opening is very nice with clove and very fine spices combining in a way that is neither too heavy and not to sweet. Later I get patchouli and cinnamon; the latter giving it mild sweetness. A pleasant composition, with good silage and projection and a longevity of four hours.

    11th August, 2013

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