I like this one okay. It's grown on me since the first time I smelled it in Saks. It's very inky, sweet, and rich. I like the hint of dark rose and the chocolate I get, but it's a little too strong and sweet for me. Like most TF's, I also find it to be pretty one-dimensional. Tobacco Vanille remains the only Tom Ford Private Blend that I really think is worth the price. They're all so strong, singular, and smell pretty synthetic to my nose. Just my humble opinion...
Noir De Noir by Tom Ford, 2007
Rated #113 in Fragrances
To my nose it is similar to a little darker Aoud Damascus by Montale which I love. At first I thought this scent was good but not great. As the drydown continued to make its presence I became more enthraled with the scent. To me this is not a "dark" scent and is nothing like Black Aoud. 9/10 and a must try
This is a very claustrophobic composition that features some notes as truffles, rose, aoud, patchouli, tobacco, woods and spices. It's an oriental chypre that expresses itself as a sort of edible concoction with its taste of chocolate and caramel flavoured by truffles and with its warm, dark rose the smell of which rises up holding on its work until the dry down. In the first part of its development i detect an accord of saffron-rose-aoud which is the backbone of the fragrance. In this fase the scent is earthy and a bit medicinal. The slightly pharmaceutical initial whiff lasts a while before the scent slides towards a sort of resinous juice smelling of chocolate and vanilla with a slightly " gasolinic" undertone of truffles. The rose is still there and shows a powdery, obscure temperament so far from anything ethereal or potpourri. As already said by others the rose-saffron accord comes out in a different way comparatively with the implementation of the same accord made by Montale. This is not the earthy and brash accord of Aoud Lime, it's not rural or brutal; despite the barely medicinal starting the blend of aoud with creamy notes, spices and rose becomes edible and mellow as a sort of aged sweet liqueur fermented for years in order to turn it silky. In this process of fermentation the tobacco note emits some smoky, bitter-mild trace. This fragrance is mysterious and very delicious, it's perfect for a secret rendez vous with a dark lady in a hidden shelter. Unisex. The longevity and the projection are powerful.
Didn't find this to be amazing initially, but I tried it again later and fell in love. Very sensual, elegant, and romantic. To me, this doesn't work for daily wear but it great for a special occasion.
Dark deep red roses with hint of berries for big, thick, dark jammy notes plump with vanilla and aged with truffle. Noir de Noir is a deep hued dark rose scent. There are bits of truffle and mosses in the background, but nothing overcomes the dark sweet rose aspect of this scent. It could use a bit more patchouli for my taste, but it is a very unique baroque rich flourish of rose darkness.
This one smells pretty good. Kind of sweet. A little too sweet for me. But, a lot of people will like this one. I sprayed it on a card at Saks and when I got home, I placed the card on the coffee table. Two days later, i could still smell this scent. Projection and Longevity is very good.
I get a very gourmand blend of rose oil and chocolate. Trouble is... they are discordant. A very sweet fragrance, not for summer.
A dark chocolate rose poured in red wine with hints of patchouli and vanilla is what I am picking up. A delightful fragrance that would suit best for evenings out to somewhere special.
At first, I was a little repelled by this oddly discordant composition (black rose, black truffle, saffron, crocus flower, patchouli and vanilla. On my skin, the first notes to emerge were very hard, dark, woody and "mediciny" (if there is such a word!). The dry-down came quite late (about 45 minutes) but it was well worth the wait. The entire composition finally started to make sense. It remained quite dark which is fine (after all, Noir de noir means Black of Black) but the vanilla became more present and had a much appreciated toning down effect on the harder top notes. Although there is no tonka in the olfactory pyramid, there is some intriguing tonka-like note I cannot identify. Noir de noir is not as intense as I first thought it would be but it has a reasonable longevity. It is quite distinctive and very chic as well. It also is a shared fragrance in the best possible sense: Dark enough for a man, sweet enough for a woman (although it can go either way!). In fact, the only negative comment I could possibly make about this great fragrance is it's outrageous price. Where I live, it sells for 215$ (somewhere between 165 and 170) for only 50ml. I know it is a very exclusive "private blend" but still...
Noir de Noir by Tom Ford - One is initially treated to an intriguing, floral accord. A sensual rose, not a pretty and prim rose, but a dusty and dark rose, nicely commingles with enchanting saffron with its earthy, dried-flower and faintly honeyed facets. Transitioning to the accretive heart, a demure oud encapsulates the majestic rose with its medicinal, yet sweet, and lightly smoky elements. Black truffle sprinkle the rose with its musky earthiness with hints of some dirtiness. Segueing to the alluring base, tree moss infuses the melange with its terpentine-like, pine needle aura adding a touch of mouldiness. Versatile patchouli imparts its slightly spicy and musty, peat moss character. A vanilla adds its woody and semi-sweet aspects. And, a faint cocoa smell flutters about. The interplay of the foregoing leads to an enticing drydown. This elegant, unisex composition is high quality and well blended. Bordering on the dramatic, this dark and sensuous scent has good projection and very good longevity.
Noir De Noir by Tom Ford, 2007
By: Tom Ford
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