The creation of the ultimate incense fragrance:SAHARA NOIR. new female fragrance by TF is designed for women who are not afraid to stand out and assert themselves.a mature and impertinent woman who knows where she is going.the fragrance is inspired by the intimacy of the beauty ritual.incense combines with the mature potency of cinnamon,oud and amber to clothe this mysterious fragrance.in other words SAHARA NOIR is Deep,Dark,Smoky,Sultry,Complex, Bitter,Unisex and Intriguing.
It opens with accords of labdanum,cypress and bitter orange. spicy notes of cinnamon,papyrus and incense evokes the atmosphere of oriental palaces.finally oud,amber,cedar and labdanum gives the depth and darker shades in the base notes. definitely this scent is not absolutely feminine and men can easily wears it.the scent suitable fo cold weather.in conclusion if you are looking for a feel nostalgic about glamorous eras past,this is for you.
Longevity?Good on my skin.
A sultry oriental fragrance structured around resins, spices, dried fruits and woods. It's wonderfully warm, spicy (cinnamon, pepper) and a tad resinous with a hint of something edible in the background. Smells very much like a Serge Lutens fragrance circa 2008. Nothing ground-breaking here obviously but who cares when it smells this good? Arguably one of Tom Ford's best, Private Blend included, with stellar projection and staying power.
First of all, i'd like to point out that my nickname here means "sacred" in swedish, but the word is specifically used to describe religious spaces, big sparcely stone cathedrals with ancient wooden benches come to mind. If to believe my chosen name, something i'm quite excited about.
Further; in perfume i'm always looking for as dry as possible. Big rich woods, spices and incense. I can't wear anything waxy or aldehydic, strong citruses makes me think of toilet cleaning products.
So with that as background, do i like this perfume?
Yes. Yes i do, it is hands down, that one fragrance that i feel is potentially created for me specifically.
It has a very strong concept, and it stays extremely true to the concept and executes it beautifully with a lot of subtle warm florals and citruses in the background. But unless you like that scorched incense concept, there's not much else here to comfort you.
Whoever put this in women section was either stoned or drunk in the moment! this is definitely masculine.
At the beginning I can smell a heavy resinous and spicy churchy frankincense with some woods and very dry ambery scent right beside it.
After testing this I was completely shocked! I just looked at the bottle again to make sure if I'm testing from the right bottle!
Yep, it says for women but there is no way a women wear something like this!
The opening is a very dry, very bitter and heavy in resinous part type of scent and with adding some frankincense you have a completely masculine scent and one of those heavy and challenging ones! not one of these fluffy and safe men fragrances that we can see nowadays!
As time passes scent is almost the same, only get smoother and slightly sweet plus some dry fruity notes in the background.
Do not expect a warm and very sweet amber/vanilla type of scent from this. only dry resinous and spicy/woody frankincense all the way through.
As a man I loved it but for women even man out there ..... do not blind buy this!!!!
Projection is strong and longevity can pass 10 hours easily!
Smoky, dark, spicy incense. Real nice. Probably will only work in Fall and Winterr or at night. If you can't get a hold of any Norma Kamali Incense, this is within proximity. Another winner for Tom Ford and Estée Lauder.
In my opinion - the best of all Tom Ford's fragrances. Very rich, sultry, oriental fragrance based on frankinscence and many other notes. It is dark, incensey, resinous, and gorgeous. Really special - and you can smell the quality of the ingredients. It is long lasting and projects well.
A fragrances for women? - don't think so... it seems more masculine to me.
And due to its rich darkness, evening wear would feel more suitable in my opinion.