Code of Conduct
Results 1 to 42 of 42
  1. #1

    Default Convince me not to buy 'Noir de Noir' !

    I've been wearing my sample all throughout this fall and I LOVE everything about it. I'm getting great longevity, at least 6-7 hrs. I can't tell much about the projection b/c I'm dabbing it from a vial, and I can kind of sense dabbing mutes it just a little.

    Such a dark and sensuous fragrance comes at a dramatic price, however, and I'm having a hard time parting with even a split of 50 mL.

    Any reasons why I should stay away from this alluring, captivating & magical composition of a scent?!

    Cheers,

  2. #2

    Default Re: Convince me not to buy 'Noir de Noir' !

    Pfft, your wardrobe indicates that you don't own Black Aoud, Rose Oud or Oud Ispahan, so there are absolutely ZERO reasons for you not to buy it.

    Did you really expect anyone here to be helpful instead of enabling?

  3. #3

    Default Re: Convince me not to buy 'Noir de Noir' !

    Okay. Let's see. No..I give up. It's a great fragrance.
    Current favorites_____Black Tourmaline_____Gucci Pour Homme II_____Memoir Man_____Tuscan Leather______Montale Aoud and Pine_____Sel Marin_____Invasion Barbare_____Tonka Imperial____Dior Homme Intense_____L'Humaniste____Santal 33_____Bois d'Argent_____Nio_____MFK Oud_____Lumiere Noire_____Bois d'Encens_____Cuir Ottoman

  4. #4

    Default Re: Convince me not to buy 'Noir de Noir' !

    I must have tried something different than you guys did when at Saks over the weekend. Nothing special imo.

  5. #5
    Dependent OctaVariuM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Coastal Massachusetts
    Posts
    1,802

    Default Re: Convince me not to buy 'Noir de Noir' !

    Do it! Do it! Do it!

    ..have you done it yet? No?

    DO IT! DO IT! DO IT!

    Seriously, you clearly enjoy the fragrance, don't let anyone talk you out of it.

  6. #6
    Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Lavras
    Posts
    226

    Default Re: Convince me not to buy 'Noir de Noir' !

    No reasons. Do you have any better perfume you are crazy for?

  7. #7

    Default Re: Convince me not to buy 'Noir de Noir' !

    Do not like it whatsoever.
    Current top 10 (No order):


    1. Pure Havane
    2. Menthe Fraiche
    3. Tobacco Vanille
    4. L'Air Du Desert Marocain
    5. Green Irish Tweed
    6. Fahrenheit
    7. Musc Ravageur
    8. Tonka Imperial
    9. Gucci Pour Homme II
    10. Dior Homme Intense

  8. #8
    Dependent
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    killeen texas
    Posts
    1,143

    Default Re: Convince me not to buy 'Noir de Noir' !

    buy it!!! wearing it for 3rd day in a row lol
    1. Dior Homme Original
    2. Musc Ravaguer
    3. Portrait of a Lady
    4. Noir de Noir
    5. L Instant Guerlain pour Homme Extreme
    6. New Haarlem
    7. Pure Coffee
    8. Blu Mediterraneo Sicilian Almond
    9. Rose 31
    10. Spiritueuse Double Vanille

  9. #9
    Basenotes Plus
    senore01's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    NEW YORK CITY
    Posts
    3,854
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Convince me not to buy 'Noir de Noir' !

    Go for it!!!!!

  10. #10
    Dependent del's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    6,214
    Blog Entries
    3

    Default Re: Convince me not to buy 'Noir de Noir' !

    Noir de Noir is one of my favorites from Tom Ford -- great fragrance, so pull the trigger. ;-)

  11. #11

    Default Re: Convince me not to buy 'Noir de Noir' !

    Cannot think of any other chocolatey rose, unfortunately. There used to be JAR Bed of Roses, which costed a few hundred euros and has been discontinued ...

    cacio

  12. #12
    Sound Scents
    drseid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 1970
    Location
    Northern VA/DC Area
    Posts
    6,708

    Default Re: Convince me not to buy 'Noir de Noir' !

    I didn't care much for it, but you have already said you love it... That is the only important thing, so I guess you have your answer.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6)
    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

  13. #13

    Default Re: Convince me not to buy 'Noir de Noir' !

    If you love everything about it, you should get it...but I wouldn't; Tobacco Vanille and Tuscan Leather are both better and you own nothing by Amouage and your money would be better spent on that.

  14. #14
    hednic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    McLean, NYC, & Búzios
    Posts
    84,020

    Default Re: Convince me not to buy 'Noir de Noir' !

    Quote Originally Posted by amw9490 View Post
    Do not like it whatsoever.
    Didn't care for it either.

  15. #15

    Default Re: Convince me not to buy 'Noir de Noir' !

    I always prefer to sample at least a few of the highest rated/praised frags from each house before I decide on pulling the trigger for a pricier frag. But...that's just me, as I also don't have much money to spend. I don't mind paying more for a quality niche, but I'd rather know FOR SURE that I don't like another one better, because I sure as heck can't afford 2. So, I agree with the above post, that if you haven't tried TV or TL from Tom Ford, I'd test those as well and make your decision from there. If you still LOVE Noir de Noir as much, and more than the others, then you definitely have your answer and will have no regrets or second questions.

  16. #16

    Default Re: Convince me not to buy 'Noir de Noir' !

    I would like to think I played a part in making it so currently popular. I called it my #1 a year ago in a YouTube video that got 3,500 views. It's still one of my favorites.

    I don't know if your wardrobe is current, but I see you don't own any niche besides a few Creeds (decants perhaps?). Well Noir de Noir was my first niche purchase. I remember my only worry back then was if it was too feminine (middle aged sexy cougar, lol). I've gotten over that now, and it seems most people have finally gone away from worrying about masculine/feminine labels these days.

    Anyways, first niche "cold weather" fragrance? Yeah It doesn't get much better.

    Some alternative that don't smell anything similar, but you might enjoy are Bond No. 9 Silver Factory or Montale Red Aoud.

  17. #17

    Default Re: Convince me not to buy 'Noir de Noir' !

    Imho, this fragrance match perfectly a confident driver in a nice silver Jaguar....so don't buy it (if you don't own a Jaguar)
    "I love fragrances because they provide a sheer endless variety: there is a scent for every occasion, mood or feeling. Standing before my collection in the morning matching a perfume to my needs is one of the most enjoyable things in my day"..... I don't want to miss that

    Current Top 12 Fall: | Gucci PH | Cacharel Nemo |
    YSL M7 | LAP L'Eau du Navigateur | Guerlain Heritage | YSL M7 OA | T.Mugler Pure Havane | Terre d'Hermes | Armani Attitude | T.Mugler B*Men | Lancome Miracle Homme | T.Mugler Pure Wood |

  18. #18

    Default Re: Convince me not to buy 'Noir de Noir' !

    A kitten dies each time someone wears Noir de noir - also it will cause you nose cancer.

    (Did I convince you not to buy it?)

    Well, I tried.

  19. #19
    Dependent mesaboogie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Los Anchorage, AK
    Posts
    2,914

    Default Re: Convince me not to buy 'Noir de Noir' !

    Don't buy a bottle of it. It's a terrific fragrance, perfectly blended, smells sensual and mysterious, has exceptional projection and longevity, and is IMHO the best of the Tom Ford Private Blend. Don't buy a retail bottle...buy a split.
    "I am a robot and I like cheese"

    Top 5:
    1. Axe Kilo
    2. Lectric Shave
    3. Vicks Vapor Rub
    4. Febreze Pour Homme
    5. Preferred Stock

  20. #20

    Default Re: Convince me not to buy 'Noir de Noir' !

    If you're wanting to "not buy" the fragrances you love, why bother?

  21. #21

    Default Re: Convince me not to buy 'Noir de Noir' !

    A 10 ml split would last long, I wouldn't recommend a full bottle. NdN is very strong and tends to be boring&feminine after some time. However if you don't have any rose-oud combinations in your wardrobe, unleash the wallet
    Last edited by leto; 11th October 2012 at 03:43 PM.

  22. #22

    Default Re: Convince me not to buy 'Noir de Noir' !

    Well... You could just do what most of us do! Even though you love it, buy numerous other cheaper and still well regarded alternatives, but eventually end up buying the expensive one anyway, having spent a lot more in the long run! That's the Basenotes way!

    - - - Updated - - -

    Oh... and I think Noir de Noir is one of my favourite rose fragrances. I prefer it to Black Aoud, Portrait of a Lady, Midnight Oud, Oud Ispahan, Voleur de Roses, some cheap Arabic attars, and probably others too! But I only know that because I've tried heaps of others...

  23. #23
    Dependent Davem81's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    East Midlands
    Posts
    1,425

    Default Re: Convince me not to buy 'Noir de Noir' !

    What has stopped me converting a sample into a full bottle is the femininity that I perceive in it.

    However, if you love the scent, you must do it. I can't wait for the next scent to come along that wows me in the way that this one clearly wows you. Seize those moments!

  24. #24

    Default Re: Convince me not to buy 'Noir de Noir' !

    Quote Originally Posted by Davem81 View Post
    What has stopped me converting a sample into a full bottle is the femininity that I perceive in it.
    Same here. I have a 10ml decant which should last me a while. I absolutely love the scent but I also find it a touch feminine (for my taste).

  25. #25
    Basenotes Plus
    Diamondflame's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    6,747

    Default Re: Convince me not to buy 'Noir de Noir' !

    Quote Originally Posted by SilverJag View Post

    Any reasons why I should stay away from this alluring, captivating & magical composition of a scent?!
    Yeah. Your crown jewels will shrivel up and drop off by the time you finish 5 ml, leaving you with a near full bottle to remind you of the regretful day you bought it...

  26. #26

    Default Re: Convince me not to buy 'Noir de Noir' !

    Don't buy it! That way the rest of us will have more to our disposal, mwahahahaha!
    Kurt smells like Teen Spirit

  27. #27
    Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    South Florida
    Posts
    6,675

    Default Re: Convince me not to buy 'Noir de Noir' !

    If you think that you will find another elegant, unisex composition, which is high quality and well blended, in addition to bordering on the dramatic, and is dark and sensuous, with good projection and very good longevity, all of which define Noir de Noir by Tom Ford, then, positively wait.

  28. #28
    Dependent Pegasus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    1,068

    Default Re: Convince me not to buy 'Noir de Noir' !

    Quote Originally Posted by SilverJag View Post

    Any reasons why I should stay away from this alluring, captivating & magical composition of a scent?!

    Cheers,
    No. Just buy it.

  29. #29

    Default Re: Convince me not to buy 'Noir de Noir' !

    I thought it was better than Tobacco Vanille... but I was wrong.

  30. #30

    Default Re: Convince me not to buy 'Noir de Noir' !

    Poor longevity and sillage in my experience. The smell tires me after a few wearings anyway.
    ... And do me a favor - don't disturb my friend. He's dead tired.

    Welcome to the Bwahahaha! era...

    TUM TUM PISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. #31

    Default Re: Convince me not to buy 'Noir de Noir' !

    Quote Originally Posted by VanAllan View Post
    Imho, this fragrance match perfectly a confident driver in a nice silver Jaguar....so don't buy it (if you don't own a Jaguar)
    Agree totally. This fragrance goes very well with a silver Jaguar - it's that kind of rose scent.

  32. #32

    Default Re: Convince me not to buy 'Noir de Noir' !

    Quote Originally Posted by SilverJag View Post
    I've been wearing my sample all throughout this fall and I LOVE everything about it.
    Cheers to you sir! You've done it exactly right! I expected to see impulse buying or even blind buying, as is often the case with this sort of post, but no. You've sampled it. You've worn it. You know it. Awesome! The only reason I can think of NOT to buy it is if you want to get another sample and take a chance on waiting for an online sale somewhere - if that's even possible?

    One thought: figure out the best way to pay. A credit card that gets the most points or maybe open a store card... something like that? Any chance on using eBates? Good luck!

    - - - Updated - - -

    ...on the other hand:

    Quote Originally Posted by LloydLlewellyn View Post
    Don't buy it! That way the rest of us will have more to our disposal, mwahahahaha!
    ...can't argue with that logic
    "Follow your nose. It always knows." -- Toucan Sam

  33. #33

    Default Re: Convince me not to buy 'Noir de Noir' !

    do it, is my favorite fragrance from tom ford private blend.

  34. #34

    Default Re: Convince me not to buy 'Noir de Noir' !

    Noir De Noir has cooties, not only that, but seriously, it's just another rose/oud scent..I mean really.

    But seriously, I want that one myself..I say do it if you can cause I can't right now, lol. I will keep a split in mind in the future sometime though.

  35. #35

    Default Re: Convince me not to buy 'Noir de Noir' !

    I just got in on a split from Kron and it can't get here fast enough!
    My current top ten:
    1. Spice and Wood
    2. Dior Homme Parfum
    3. Tonka Imperiale
    4. Pure Malt
    5. Bois d'Argent
    6. Noir de Noir
    7. Apple Brandy
    8. 5 o'clock au Gingembre
    9. Epic Man
    10.Tobacco Vanille

  36. #36
    Moderator

    Redneck Perfumisto's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Spiritually, Kansas
    Posts
    13,296
    Blog Entries
    37

    Default Re: Convince me not to buy 'Noir de Noir' !

    I would be lying if I said it wasn't good enough to own (cuz I do).

    HOWEVER, you asked me to convince you otherwise - so I am going to offer my best arguments against it. I know it well, so I know its weaknesses......

    (1) Armani Prive Rose d'Arabie is very similar, may actually be better, and the magical part lasts a lot longer.

    (2) The great opening of Noir de Noir is weak and fragile, and falls apart. Yes, amazing, but only gets worse as it goes along.

    (3) You will be embarrassed to wear it often because it's really strong and just a tad feminine - NOT that versatile.

    (4) Chuck Norris can take down a bottle of Noir de Noir, no problem.
    * * * *

  37. #37

    Default Re: Convince me not to buy 'Noir de Noir' !

    I like the top and middle notes A LOT but the drydown was so powdery and synthetic, I cringed.

  38. #38
    Dependent The Smelly Scientist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Knoxville, TN (Japan in spirit...)
    Posts
    1,241

    Default Re: Convince me not to buy 'Noir de Noir' !

    You could buy 3 other really good fragrances with that money :P
    I'm liquidating my collection to help fund my site. Please show your support for the FPindex and buy buy buy - Tuscan Leather, Egoiste, Costume National 21, etc!

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/302...**-Come-on-in-)


    Founder of the Fragrance Potency Index (FPindex)
    Providing real data on fragrance projection and sillage! Check it out
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/FPIndex
    Facebook: [utl]http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Fragrance-Potency-Index/422023624539612[/url]

  39. #39

    Default Re: Convince me not to buy 'Noir de Noir' !

    Hehe you guys are great I got 30 mL coming my way hopefully sometime this week, I'm super excited! I've been wearing the heck out of my small collection of NdN samples lately and the love is only growing.

    I have to admit, it hasn't been very popular with my mom and her friends -- they're calling it a 'grandfather' fragrance. I can only imagine what the 20s crowd would say. I'll keep experimenting and let you guys know.

    Next on the list is to get that Jag you guys mentioned. The new F type I think will do nicely 1977d1349440328-jaguar-f-type-jaguar-f-type-rear-cross-side-view-121.jpg

  40. #40

    Default Re: Convince me not to buy 'Noir de Noir' !

    I can't stop you...it's amazing

  41. #41

    Default Re: Convince me not to buy 'Noir de Noir' !

    As with many from the private line, they are becoming harder and harder to find. If I had the money, I would own this, Tuscan Leather and possibly Tobacco Vanille in the 50 ml bottles.
    My Current Top 10:

    Rive Gauche Light (2004)
    Fahrenheit (1988)
    Paul Smith Man (2009)
    Burberry London (2006)
    Prada Amber pour Homme (2006)
    Live Jazz (1998)
    Eau des Baux (2006)
    Midnight in Paris EDP (2010)
    Arpege pour Homme (2005)
    Eau Duelle (2010)

  42. #42
    Basenotes Plus
    senore01's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    NEW YORK CITY
    Posts
    3,854
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Convince me not to buy 'Noir de Noir' !

    You can save yourself some money by purchasing Golden Boy edp, rather than Tuscan Leather. GB is actually a richer parfum than is TL. As far as Tobacco Vanille goes, I keep on buying decants and that works for me. Can't justify spending so much money on a poorly manufactured flacon.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 215
    Last Post: 1st August 2014, 05:02 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  



Loving perfume on the Internet since 2000