It's scent syncronization day!
I'm going to actually wear this am and then again pm. A rare one-scent day for me.
Top Notes: Green Tea, Mandarin, Grapefruit
Middle Notes: Violet, Vetiver, Cardamom
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Musk, Cedar
This smells more green and hay-like (coumarinic) to me than any of the pyramid notes would suggest, I suppose the green tea and cardamom-musk combination might fool my nose into imagining that. This is a very fine and subtly constructed scent. I think some people are put off by the impression that this is not very tea-like; this is immaterial to me, not being much of a tea scents fan. Edwards calls this a woody-oriental, but it has something of a fougère feel to my nose. I find it to have a moderate sillage for a while, but not an extraordinary longevity. Still, I would rate it a pleasant and nicely constructed scent. I find it somewhat reminiscent of 1998's Fath pour l'Homme (Olivier Gillotin, who also did Cereus No.7, Dior Higher, and Higher Black, and the new Ed Hardy Men). I find that same slightly acerbic hay note in pour l'Homme, too; I do think, however, that I find pour l'Homme slightly preferable to this one.
Last edited by JaimeB; 22nd September 2009 at 05:52 AM.
Yr good bud,
"Why spend life seeking that which does not satisfy? Why remain a slave, when freedom waits? Let your life shine; illumine the world with your truth!"
Fiat justitia ruat cælum.
Let justice be done, even if the sky should fall.
— Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus
Qui nihil potest sperare, desperet nihil.
Let him who can hope for nothing despair of nothing.
It's scent syncronization day!
I'm going to actually wear this am and then again pm. A rare one-scent day for me.
I don't own this but was given a 4.5 ml 'ink bottle' by a friendly SA a while back, which means I have 'dabbed' rather than sprayed - probably not ideal. A few hours in and it's a very enjoyable, workmanlike Vetiver . . .
Hanae Mori - H.M.
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
Encre Noire has failed to seduce me, but in the spirit of SSD I'll wear another vetiver.
Guerlain - Vetiver (vintage edc)
Forgot about the SSD until it was too late so today i'm in:
Iris Pallida 50ml
Ungaro I 75ml
and more! - http://www.basenotes.net/threads/301...n-Man-and-more
Eternity for Men (1989)
by Calvin Klein
Mandarin, Lavender, Green Botanics.
Jasmine, Basil, Geranium, Sage.
Sandalwood, Vetiver, Rosewood, Amber.
"Work is the curse of the Drinking Classes"
Serge Noire... like a macabre Tim Burton movie in perfume form - brilliant!
This is rather different to Vetiver Extraordinaire, perhaps slightly more to my tastes. Encre Noir lacks the ozonic accord of VE and is less green.
I'm not a huge fan of dark vetivers, and that's not likely to change!
Conscience is what hurts when everything else feels so good.
Encre Noire today. Happy SSD all.
ENCRE NOIRE , of course ! ... Happy Scent Synchronisation Day to you all !
Hey what's up with all you lot ... breaking "Scent Synchronisation Day" ??? ~ Shame on you !
I have also just used up the very last drops in my bottle ... Must get me another !
Last edited by Sybarite; 22nd September 2009 at 06:10 AM.
Costes - Costes
Encre Noire sample is empty.
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Snarky is as snarky does.
PDN - New York
ENCRE NOIRE is a dark, tenebrous and dirty blend of vetivers .…but at the same time transparent, gentle and marvelous !!!
A real gem , a work of art created by Notre Dame Nathalie Lorson for all of us !!!
I would dare to say that ENCRE NOIRE is my favourite vetiver !
Merci beaucoup Madame Lorson for having created this wonderful perfume !!!!!
Have I told you about the scent of jasmine? Have I spoken about the smell of the sea? The earth is scented. And I perfume myself to enhance what I am. That's why I can not wear a perfume that bothers me. Perfuming is an instinctive wisdom. And like all art, it requires some knowledge of yourself..."
Clarice Lispector ( 1920-1977) - Perfumes da Terra / Earth Perfumes
Serge Lutens Iris Silver Mist
Looking to swap/buy/receive for free () the following samples/decants:
Indult Tihota & Rêve en Cuir
Chant d'Aromes extrait
Vetiver pour Elle (5ml decant)
Versace The Dreamer 50ml (1.7oz) BNIB
"The Sunshine bores the daylights outta me!"
Created by Nathalie Lorson in 2006 with the notes of Bourbon and Haitian Vetivers on the base of Musk and Cashmeran topped with Cypres
Anais Nin: "And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom"
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Encre Noir isn't coming in till a few days, so I'll have to give a delayed impression....
but for today..
Last edited by TimothyX; 22nd September 2009 at 07:12 AM.
LF: CAP/LID for Creed Original vetiver and Creed Millesime Imperiale, 75ml. Please pm me.. Thanks!
from a sample, for scent synchronisation day
Live simply, Love fully.
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..... I'll second that!!!Merci beaucoup Madame Lorson for having created this wonderful perfume !!!!!
Forgot about SSD and wearing Kobe by XERJOFF right now.
Will wear Encre Noire at home (SOTN) and while waiting for it I`m smelling blotter of Encre Noire which was sprayed 2 days ago - it`s still has a distinctive smell!!!
Vetiver The Great!!!
What is Encre Noir? :-)
My SOTD is Lalique Encre Noir - in honor of Scent Synchronization Day Fall/Spring 2009.
Top notes: Cypress, Vetiver Fraction
Middle notes: Bourbon Vetiver, Haitian Vetiver
Base notes: Musk, Cashmeran
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Didn't know about SSD. So Prada Infusion d'Homme. It does have vetiver in it. Honest!
Last edited by Ronin; 22nd September 2009 at 09:58 AM.
Wisal by Ajmal
Current Top 5
1. Creed Aventus
2. A*Men Pure Malt
3. L'instant Extreme
4. Nasomatto Duro
5. CDG - Kyoto
My SotD is
I completely forgot about SSD. But it's not too late.
My SotE will be
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Encre Noire although I showered with Mugler cologne gel...
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
Burberry brit today
Encre Noire tonight
Bulgari PH Extreme
I don't have Encre Noir so in keeping with the theme I'm in Guerlain's Vetiver. Smell good out there!
Posting here, too, today since I just spritzed on some Encre Noir this morning (thanks, petruccijc!) for the Scent Synchronization Day. Mmmm....this is nice! I saved the sample without any pre-sniffing just for today. At first I get cedar sawdust and some rosemary stems (?). It gets softer and sweeter as it dries down, and it has a live branchy smell, like twigs snapped in the woods. I can easily wear this, it isn't deliberately butch smelling, just woodsy and lovely. I find these types of scents calming and "grounding". Lovely, lovely, lovely for the First Day of Autumn.
How does one send Autumn Equinox greetings? Not by saying "Happy Autumn Equinox", because it's a bit sad going into the dark time of the year. But exciting, too. Well...
Happy Autumn Equinox! (you know what I mean).
Lalique Encre Noire - Sample for SSD
Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....
Woods of Windsor today. Very good so far. Citrus and spice and everything nice.
Deep in the dark your kiss will thrill me
Like days of old. Lighting the spark of love that fills me
with dreams untold..--Twilight Time
encre noire edt homme
Choose to believe, choose joy.
Scelga di credere, scelga la gioia.
Lalique - Encre Noire
We are back to heat & humidity here- grey & rainy with no chance of a good hair day
Feel like I'm missing something with Encre Noir, or perhaps my expectations we too high when I tried it. Meh.
Today the beautiful violet rose girly-ness of L'Artisan Drole de Rose is perfect.
I love SSDs no having to overthink my choice.
Lalique Encre Noire
When many of us start looking around Basenotes one of the first things we discover is the high level of esteem Guerlain Vetiver is held in. For many of us, I am sure, that Guerlain Vetiver is the first vetiver most of us try. From there it becomes a gateway to the number of great vetivers out there. In my estimation Givenchy Vetyver and Guerlain Vetiver were the alpha vetivers, at the beginning, as both came out in the late 50's early 60's. It took until the 21st century for the next evolution to really take place as there are two vetivers that really take those beginnings and move vetiver forward. Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire is one and the other is the 2006 creation by Nathalie Lorson, Lalique Encre Noire. Encre Noire takes vetiver and roughs it up by adding in some woody notes and more particularly a spicy underpinning that makes it a real "Noire" kind of scent. The top of Encre Noire comes in with the sharper edges of vetiver on display and it is balanced with a light wood of cypress and a hint of smokiness. As this develops the vetiver becomes more herbal in nature which adds some greenness to this and here the woods turn softer, in conjunction with the softening of the vetiver. There are also some spicy notes that become more prominent in the heart adding some complementary edginess to the woods and vetiver. The base eschews the woods and brings in a dark sensual musk to pair with the vetiver. This is where I really get the feeling of something happening in the middle of the night and in a good way. Encre Noire has average longevity on me and slightly below average sillage. It wears fairly close to my skin which makes it an ideal going out at night scent for me. If you're a fan of vetiver you have to try Encre Noire. If you're a fan of great perfumery you have to try Encre Noire. This is one of the best perfumes out there.
Have a Titanic Tuesday everyone.
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Encre Noire, bien sur.
I don't have encre noire
Want to buy/trade: looking for some escentric molecules kinski, I have a bunch of decants/samples including escentric 02 and escentric 01
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler, long I stood and looked down one as far as I could to where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, ...... I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost
Ran out of Encre Noire, so am wearing Eucris
Elizabeth Arden ~ Green Tea
Essenza di Zegna
Don't Smell the Flowers,
They're an Evil Drug to Make You Lose Your Mind --- Dio
Sadly i just dont get Encre Noir :S
However, my SotD is
Diors Eau Sauvage Fraicheur Cuir
I'm really diggin the lemon-leather combination.
Ambre Gris by Balmain.
L'Eau de L'Eau by Diptyque
[IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/NSURES%7E1/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot.png[/IMG]Happy Scent Synchronization Day everybody!!!! I purchased a sample of this just to participate and I must say that this is a fantastic scent. It doesn't quite feel like a fall/autumn scent but I'm glad I had an excuse to experience it. I wish I was wearing nicer clothes to match this sophisticated fragrance. It has an air of class similar to a Blvgari PH but it has more character and bite.
Aroma Allégoria Apaisant : Guerlain
I love Jasmine.