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Eau de Citron Noir (2018)
by Hermès

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Eau de Citron Noir information

Year of Launch2018
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 20 votes)

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HouseHermès
PerfumerChristine Nagel

About Eau de Citron Noir

Eau de Citron Noir is a shared / unisex perfume by Hermès. The scent was launched in 2018 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Christine Nagel

Eau de Citron Noir fragrance notes

Reviews of Eau de Citron Noir

This opens with a beautiful natural smelling mix of sour citrus fruits (to my nose, lemon, lime, and citron) along with some sort of salty accord to it. It's like a glass of lemon-lime-citron-ade with some salt added. I don't really smell any smoke (as in for instance Maison Margiela's At the Fireplace, or Amouage's Interlude Man). Maybe my nose is interpreting this 'salt' note as smoke. I quite enjoy the note in any case. It's a very unique and interesting opening for a citrus fragrance. However projection and longevity are both weak so not thrilled by this.

3.5/5
03rd February, 2019
Move on, nothing much to see here. An excellent citric opening is followed not by the promised "smoky woods" of the marketing, but by an ambery accord of low duration. All in all, there's little to like and less to recommend it.
16th September, 2018
Shiny burnt citron
Entwined with soft, cool lemon.
Love's burn is burn's love.
04th September, 2018
For quite a while now Union Fragrance has had a perfume with a Marmite note in it, but its only now that Christine Nagel has come up with what the English would call a marmite perfume; like the salty yeast extract spread, you will either love it or hate it - there can be no inbetween with something like this.

Citron Noir is a highly stylised update of the lemon / vetiver version of the Eau de Cologne, which also draws heavily on the sensibility of Tommy Girl's bitter black tea and synthetic fruit. With an absolute bare minimum of sweetness, this raw and uncompromising scent comprises a pin sharp citrus with a tonic water fizz, set over a bitter, brown smoky, woody amber base.

Because the structure is nothing special the profile must rely on the detailing to carry it through, and it does. For such a minimalist composition the subtlety of the citrus accord - made of unusual naturals and (I am guessing) cutting edge isolates is surprising. The woody base cannot by its nature be so intricate but it is still no slouch. The overall effect; a crystalline, freeze dried woody cologne.

The stark power of CN is astonishing; acid citrus and woody amber - there can rarely have been a perfume this brutal.

Going against the trend for more sweetness which is now creeping into masculine frags, CN's audacity is laudable and Hermès should be congratulated for holding their nerve - and not their nose - with this new uber-sharp direction the Eaux are taking.

I suspect CN is going to be widely unpopular with the public, but highly praised by (some) afficionado's. Divisive as well as impressive; try it first.

****
25th August, 2018
Simply one of the worst things I've ever smelled, like kerosene and bug spray. I get nothing other than these two overwhelming notes. It adheres to the rule that the worst perfumes are the longest lived. I tried to wash it off with soap and water, then cover it with a good scent, and I could still smell it hours later. I wish I could try this with a friend to know what they think. I won't even give this to Goodwill. I contacted Hermes to tell them what I thought- no reply yet.
19th May, 2018
Lazy and unnecessary.

The topnotes are nice - but what topnotes aren't nice in a citrus scent?

Once the lemon fades - in comes the synthetic woody amber that's so strong it could turn a regular dog into a werewolf.
07th May, 2018

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