After last night's first trial, I'm back in
NOIR de NOIR
by Tom Ford
'A dark chypre oriental, this scent opens with an earthy mantle of richly woven Saffron, Black Rose and Black Truffle, with hints of floralcy. Underneath, Vanilla, Patchouli, Oud Wood and Tree Moss'
'Floralcy?' what a horrible word.
Noir de Noir was still there this morning when I got up, so good longevity is apparent. I reapplied anyway. The opening is still cherry liquer to my nose, and this is not what I want, but it doesn't last for long. I'm looking forward to the oud wood making an appearance. Last night it became quite lovely with a light touch of soft oud, patchouli, and rose.
I've been looking for the noses behind the Private Blend without much luck. Any information appreciated. Am I right in thinking this one might be JC Ellena? The Tom Ford web site is glossy but missing the key info a raving perfumista needs. Other sites seem devoid of noses, too.