A birthday present -- ouch, but bless them!
Actually I have the 'Intense' version which isn't yet listed here. This is neither 'noir' or 'intense' though.
I don't like any Lacoste fragrances -- they seem to mirror their rather tacky clothing -- all show but dubious quality -- a bit like Boss.
This fragrance -- well it's a sort of 'generic guy' fruity, woody, sweetish one.
However, like F by Ferragamo others seem to like it on me more than I do.
It's not a bad fragrance per se and the smell isn't unpleasant -- it's also not a rasping, harsh, nose-tickler like others of this ilk.
Very long smooth drydown elevates this one but I still haven't decided whether to wear in public yet -- I probably will.
A fruity start - I get the melon impression with a drydown that turns floral and ends in a patchouli with leather. Not bad overall but very synthetic-generic and suite middle-of-the-road.
The performace is nonetheless acceptable with side rate sillage, adequate projection and five hour of longevity. Versatile but on the dull side.
In my collection of about 300 bottles I have many classic colognes from the past, and this new fougere reminds me of many legendary men's fragrances at once. Fancy official notes aside, this smells like a modern take on the idea of classic men's fougere - that's why it "feels both familiar and safe", as people often write in their reviews of L.12.12 Noir / Black. Try it without prejudice, it's actually better than many other current releases. Longevity? Depends on skin, I guess, as my sample performed quite well in this regard.
Another popular scent by LACOSTE.First when i saw the bottle,i expected a dark and heavy scent but when i tried it,i found that the bottle is absolutely deceptive. An inoffensive scent in a dark bottle!what a paradox! Soft,Simple, Pleasant,Modern,Youngish and Aromatic.
L.12.12 noir has a blend of watermelon and aromatic notes with a subtle yummy undertones like dark chocolate, cashmere and patchouli to make a scent that is not bad at all.the If the white has better opening than this one,the dry down noir is better for me.
I recommend that you wear it in bed,as it has that slightly cool, slightly warm feel of a just worn white cotton T-shirt which drives young girls crazy. suitable for any time.Ideal for a modern character(20/30 years old).easy to wear. Totally the white and then this one are my favorites in the L.12.12 collection.
“Not sure about this one,” is a good way to begin a review of Lacoste Noir. I kinda like this and I kinda don’t. I don’t get clearly defined notes, I get a sort of watermelon note and a sort of lavender note… I get something like chocolate and a definite coumarin. I’m not at all sure about the patchouli; I get no verbena, or basil. What notes I perceive have something in common – their tendency to be rather synthetic, but the synthetics are not disagreeable.
L.12.12 Noir is a bit of an enigma to me. I can’t place it in any kind of logical pattern or design or purpose, unless it was meant to be everything for everyone of a certain age (but certainly not mine!). I don’t find much to like about it, but then I have no inclination to rail about how bad it is, either – because it certainly isn’t bad. Guess I have to go neutral… moderate sillage and OK longevity.