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    I am disappointed

    I went to my local Macy's and they did not even have a tester.

    I should have gone to Nordstrom.

    The release is August 14 for the Chanel website, but the in-store (I am assuming department store) release is August 17.

    I was going to spray Coco Madmoiselle on top of Coco, but did not want to ruin Coco. I settled by spraying the EDP of both on different arms. Although I am not crazy about Coco Madmoiselle, I really like the perfume concentration.
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    I still have not been able to spot Coco Noir at my local Macy's - here's to hoping duty free will have some bottles to try out.
    Arwen - good to see you ! I also love Coco Mademoiselle extrait - it's very good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The New York Perfumista View Post
    I tested this the other day at Lord and Taylor. It smells like Coco Mademoiselle with a hit of incense. Chanel Noir is a dark and fruity. On the skin, I get a lot of incense, spice and booze. It reminds me a lot of Tom Ford Black Orchid- A LOT. These two scents could have been separated at birth. Both scents are mysterious, sexy, and have that dark fruit liqueur vibe.
    Longevity was great. Coco Noir lasted about 6-7 hours on the skin. It hovers just above the skin offering moderate sillage and the longer this fragrance lasts on the skin, the better it gets. Definitely worth a sniff even if you are not a fan of Coco Mademoiselle.
    And, even though this is marketed towards women I could totally see a man wearing this scent. That would actually be pretty hot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RHM View Post
    I tried this recently, on paper and on my skin; there's very little "noir" in the juice itself. The top was citrusy and sweet....pleasant enough. I was completely asnomic to the heart notes and that was surprising, as the only notes I know I asnomic to are a few musks. A couple of hours later, the base was lovely but kept very close to the skin.

    I preordered a small bottle but am reconsidering after the disappearing act of the heart notes.

    Coco Noir was neither Coco, nor Noir. Perhaps "Mademoiselle Blanc" would be a better name and in a white milk glass bottle.
    Wild! Total disconnect!

    Well, I know Black Orchid - and to my nose it's Tom Ford Extreme Pour Femme. I will have no problem telling the difference between Black Orchid and Mademoiselle Blanc, that's for sure. So THIS is going to be interesting.

    There may be a woody amber at fault here. They're big molecules like musks - so some people may be anosmic to it - particularly if it's a receptor size-based anosmia. I'm semi-anosmic to straight-up amber, but I get Black Orchid in a big way, so I'm still counting on being able to smell this.
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    A link to a little bit of Coco Noir . This Chanel site is where I go if I want to drool over the keyboard.
    http://www.lachanelphile.com/2012/08...nel-coco-noir/
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    Red, yes, it is, isn't it?

    I had read the posts upthread but my impressions were what I wrote. It's important to me to try fragrances on my skin and get my impressions of them over a period of time. That's what I do when I write a review. This wasn't a full on review, just first impressions. I don't wear Coco Mademoiselle but I wear & adore Coco in edt, parfum and body cream. Perhaps part of the disconnect was that it wasn't Coco richer, deeper, more "noir"-ish. Now if the spelled "Noir" as "Noor", that I could believe.

    If the name hadn't read "Coco ...." I never would have associated it with the scent at all. The scent is much more closely related to Coco Mademoiselle.

    Just my opinion of how it smelled on me. I do think it's going to be popular, especially for those who love Coco Mademoiselle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RHM View Post
    Red, yes, it is, isn't it?

    I had read the posts upthread but my impressions were what I wrote. It's important to me to try fragrances on my skin and get my impressions of them over a period of time. That's what I do when I write a review. This wasn't a full on review, just first impressions. I don't wear Coco Mademoiselle but I wear & adore Coco in edt, parfum and body cream. Perhaps part of the disconnect was that it wasn't Coco richer, deeper, more "noir"-ish. Now if the spelled "Noir" as "Noor", that I could believe.

    If the name hadn't read "Coco ...." I never would have associated it with the scent at all. The scent is much more closely related to Coco Mademoiselle.

    Just my opinion of how it smelled on me. I do think it's going to be popular, especially for those who love Coco Mademoiselle.
    I'm guessing that your analysis has the answer. Perhaps to those who love Coco Mademoiselle, and see it from that angle, it's a bit "noir", but next to Coco, it's a bit of a head-scratcher.

    I'm still looking forward to sniffing it. Only about 8 days to go!
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    I MUST try this! Thank you all for the input and links.
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    Since we are still deep in the cornsticks, please grab an extra sample for me if/when you have a chance? Are they going to do anything special for the launch/presentation? Might be worth checking into it, I thought?

    Mademoiselle Noir? Too funny.

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    The reason noone has this out to try is because all CHANEL employees or anyone affiliated w CHANEL worldwide has been instructed not to show the bottle, allow anyone to test, or even reveal the name officially until August 17th

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    Missraven, welcome.. Mmm, well the cat is definitely out of the bag, that's for sure. Plus, I called a department store, asked for the Chanel counter and they did have samples but ran out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by missraven View Post
    The reason noone has this out to try is because all CHANEL employees or anyone affiliated w CHANEL worldwide has been instructed not to show the bottle, allow anyone to test, or even reveal the name officially until August 17th
    I did get a sample (the only one they had) at an official Chanel instore shop here in a warehouse though last week. I didn't need to beg even, hehe!

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    Well, what are your thoughts on it? Grapefruity? Or?.
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    Was in Saks tonight, and they had their tester bottle proudly sitting on the counter. Please understand, I am not great with reviews or notes. First, the bottle is definitely something to behold, very striking. I can see where people would buy it just for the beauty of it.

    In regards to the fragrance itself, understand, being a man, cannot tell you the difference in any of the Coco's, so nothing to compare it to. The opening did have a bit if citrusy grapefruit, but seemed very short lived. I found that it was a very pleasant scent, nothing that would strike me as WOW! Just extremely pleasant, something I know my GF would really like, and I can tell you she is no fan of Coco. I can see where this fragrance will cross many age groups.

    I just hit my wrist with one spray, and was still able to smell, although rather lite, 6 hours later. I didn't get much in the way of a Noir, that I would have expected out of a frangrace with Noir in the name. All in all, it's definitely a frangrace I would like my better half to wear, and will be buying for her.

    I have a feeling this is going to be a wildly successful perfume for the House of Chanel, that will probably open age groups that normally may not look at one of the Coco's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PalmBeach View Post
    ...I have a feeling this is going to be a wildly successful perfume for the House of Chanel...
    I tend to agree. Coco Mademoiselle is already a huge seller for them. The Noir name, the new bottle, a deeper Oriental base, is bound to attract lots of attention from those who already like the other Cocos, especially Mademoiselle.

    The name is unfortunate, since the fragrance is apparently much closer to Mademoiselle than to Coco. But Coco Noir does sound more catchy than the alternative.

    I'll probably give a sniff when it comes out, but I'm not a fan of Mademoiselle. Coco, yes indeed, but I find Mademoiselle borderline annoying, and it doesn't sound like the changes that make it Noir will be enough to make it sufficiently different from Mademoiselle to get me to like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalli View Post
    Well, what are your thoughts on it? Grapefruity? Or?.
    I'm a raving fan of the original Coco from the day it was released and was expecting a dark version of that. And it's certainly not. It's more Mademoiselle Noir then Coco Noir but very well done though.
    I prefer Noir over Coco Mademoiselle. It seems to be created perfectly for the newer generations.
    A fruity flowery opening with a deep warm base.

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    Received a carded sample from a local dept store. Be very careful with this one - the top notes are the best (seductive) part and you may be tempted to make a purchase - one you will later regret - based on the first 5 minutes. Okay - you are fairly warned!

    I wore the original Coco for years (not the current reformulated - it used to be so lush, how I miss that!) and remember when "coco mlle" was released and what a huge disappointment that was for me upon first sniff at the Indianapolis Nordstrom store (b/c Coco was in the name, I thought it would smell something like Coco and I'd like it - see how naive???). Coco Noire is absolutely a pass for me.

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    Our stores should get Coco Noir, hopefully, next week! At least, today I was told that the SAs training will start next Tuesday, and then the fragrance will be released for sale. I can't wait, even if this is going to be a disappointment.

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    So, I got my Coco "Noir" sample,.... this is a bit of a disappointment, lol. Is it like Coco? Don't think so. Is it like Mademoiselle? A bit..less sweet than Coco M. Is it like a big grapefruit for a while? Yes. I tested this twice so far. So, here is what I got upon each testing:

    Upon the first application..I get a blast of grapefruit, a bit of sourness, then turns sweet, like a powdery sweet, then balmy incense-y sweet. And that's all I really got. It's citrus+ sour+sweet balmy to me..and a little bit of incense. And the juice fades pretty quickly on me. What makes the juice interesting is that bit of smokiness from the olibanum..which also creates that balminess. I do like the balminess/vanilla-y incense to it.

    On second application, there is just a huge blast of grapefruit.. lol..then smells sour-y/green..like green like moldy, creamy green or grass??? Then yellow/creamy green. I read someone else got a mildew-ish vibe. Notes list narcissus, I don't know if that's it and it just doesn't blend well with the other notes? It's something that didn't blend well to me. I really don't like whatever makes up that 'off' green smell right after the grapefruit. The juice fades quickly and that mildew/green fades(thank goodness!) into a powdery, then balmy scent. I did read geranium smells green, that might be what I am getting a bit as far as that green note goes. And then I do smell a very light, pretty, soft floral mix...then a nice, but very light, soft, powdery dry down. Noir? I would say no. It seems too fresh for that. I get fresh+sour green+ a bit of floral+ a tiny bit of smoke+balmy. I don't get a lot of patchouli. Jasmine, I do get..but it's not a very heavy jasmine, at least to me. But then again, I like Lust by Lush..so, that might say something, Lol. The top notes really do nothing for me...like nothing..the dry down is better but no, don't think I will be getting this one. The notes were pretty promising in the Coco N..with the exception of that grapefruit..and yep...it's grapefruity.

    Will probably give away my sample...maybe I give it to Le Grand Duc.
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    I tried this at Dillards.....I like it for sure.....I'm not sure that my Wife will like this but I do.....It seemed on paper like something a Man could wear!!!
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    Whoa! Not sure what to think of this. Sour creamy grass? UGH. But warm and balmy in the drydown? Hmmm. And a man might wear it, too? I *must* sample this week!!!
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    Well, that's what I got a little bit..but everyone is different, there is a good chance many will disagree with me, lol! Upon the 3rd application..that weird green is still there, probably the middle notes..or idk. It's right after that grapefruit blast is when I smell an 'off' green/creamy smell. But it goes rather fast..just something I picked up that I didn't like. Then I tested Coco M again..it is similar to Coco M, less sweet though. I edited my previous post cause I just hadn't sniffed Coco M in a little while. Another edit..it's more than likely the geranium/narcissus combo I didn't care for. Bitter green+creamy. I like Narcisse Noir by Caron..but there's no geranium in that one..it may well be the geranium I don't care for and/or maybe blended with the narcissus gives off an unpleasant scent to my nose.
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    I spotted the actual real tester bottle in my local Boots the chemist yesterday!!!!! It was behind the counter, but the black bottle was there.
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    Hi everyone. I tried Coco Noir today. These are just first impressions. A bright Bergamot dominant opening. Fantastic quality Bergamot I suspect. Beautiful. Brightened, sharpened with other citrus but I am not being blown away by grapefruit like other folk are. A wee bit powdery. The fact that Noir is brighter than Coco surprised me. The Coco DNA is there. The opening is the best bit in my opinion.

    On skin the mid development and drydown were dissapointing for me. A slight whiff of dryness, slightly incensey (although the confident SA took pains to say that it did not have incense. She said that it has an almondy tonka drydown). OK but Vague is how I would describe the mid development, and I expected so much more, from Chanel, from Coco, and from the lovely opening. A couple of hours in and I still feel that there is a suggestion of frankicense and, odd as it sounds I can't help but feel that it would benefit from a slug more. I seem to expect it. There is a faint almond note too and at this stage it is a bit suggestive of a far far away trail of Coco with the slightest whiff of Hypnotic Poison. It is very close to the skin. Then we have a sweeter vanilla note, yes, vanilla rather than musk I would say.

    In fact, this testing has had a wonderful outcome for me because it has made me appreciate Coco all the more, and she truly is magnificent. It has also made me realise that Coco herself has had something of the night about her all along.

    This is pleasant. The opening will capture interest, the bottle is fabulous and I can see Chanel having a big success with it. It will be high on the Xmas wishlist I would say. But I would have liked something more from Coco Noir.

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    I want to try and it's still not here! Wrraau...!

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    Thanks, Foustie. I'm looking forward to trying this one, too, when I get around to it. Honestly, I have been loving the Chanel reworkings, i.e., No 19 Poudre, No 5 Eau Premiere, Cristalle Eau Verte. Chances are I'll love this new Coco too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foustie View Post
    Hi everyone. I tried Coco Noir today.

    In fact, this testing has had a wonderful outcome for me because it has made me appreciate Coco all the more, and she truly is magnificent. It has also made me realise that Coco herself has had something of the night about her all along.
    Thank you for a great and detailed review, Foustie! I was able to test Noir and Coco at the same time just a couple of days ago at the local Saks, and this is exactly what I thought. Coco is so much richer and more complex, not to mention it outlasted Noir by hours. However, I admit that so far I have found Coco to have a demanding personality: it requires, at least for me, a particular mood and not my usual, casual surroundings. Noir, on the other hand, is much safer, softer, and more appropriate for the everyday. I can see how they both might have their place in someone's collection. I am still on the fence about Noir, but if nothing else, it made me re-visit Coco.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catnip_too View Post
    Thank you for a great and detailed review, Foustie! I was able to test Noir and Coco at the same time just a couple of days ago at the local Saks, and this is exactly what I thought. Coco is so much richer and more complex, not to mention it outlasted Noir by hours. However, I admit that so far I have found Coco to have a demanding personality: it requires, at least for me, a particular mood and not my usual, casual surroundings. Noir, on the other hand, is much safer, softer, and more appropriate for the everyday. I can see how they both might have their place in someone's collection. I am still on the fence about Noir, but if nothing else, it made me re-visit Coco.
    I could not agree more.....

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    I must agree, I hope this is not another so-so modern type frag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilybelle View Post
    Thanks, Foustie. I'm looking forward to trying this one, too, when I get around to it. Honestly, I have been loving the Chanel reworkings, i.e., No 19 Poudre, No 5 Eau Premiere, Cristalle Eau Verte. Chances are I'll love this new Coco too.
    What I still don't get is why there's so much hype on Noir, while nobody seems to care for No.19 Poudre.
    That one is out for quite a while now and only has a few reviews so far. And it's gorgeous!!

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    I really need to try that Poudre I think..I may have tried I don't remember. Ya, I personally have more respect for the original Coco after this. Besides the nice incense/vanilla/balminess to it..just seems like another flanker pretty much. Maybe they just didn't want to come out with anything daring and have it flop. But I mean, if you are a house like Chanel, very established, very admired..why not be daring?? Like Dior was with Poison..that was daring. I know, one can't compare everything with Poison..but I kinda have a tendency to compare with other releases. I think I have more of an appreciation for Dior.
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