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    Wow this has to be a joke. It's almost offensively sweet. Charging any more than $5 for this is robbery. Tom, I expected more, bro.

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    I'm not to keen on it but its far from awful just generic.

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    The girls in SpaceNK here love it to death. But they think its a feminine fragrance and are all wearing it.
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    Tried it - like most from this line it's a competent, commercial release that will appeal to lots of people but on a bad day I might call it cynical and overpriced like pretty well all of them. It's not actually bad, just unnecessary

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    I bought a bottle of this because I really liked it when I tested it, but I'm not liking it nearly as much on repeated wearings. For me it's not the sweetness that's the problem, but rather the dryness of it. Also, there are some wearings where I get a vomity note, similar to what I (and others) get from 100% Love.
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    I have tried it and IMHO it is too generic. I do not intent to buy a bottle
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    I find it to be feminine and sweet. Would not purchase a bottle but would not go so far as to say it is a flop.
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    I guess unncessary is the right word.


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    Default Re: Tom Ford Noir

    Shalimar for men?

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    I've seen this compared frequently to Habit Rouge or Shalimar, but I just don't see it. Of course all three have a kind of powdery vanilla sweetness in common, but the peppers and other spices really make Noir quite different, to my nose at least.
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    It's very Shalimar-esque to my nose. I'm sniffing it this very moment.

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    Please indulge me. I Am Guessing Here Tom Ford (the Company) conducted a poll to find out which was the 3rd or 4th best selling Private Line frag (we dont want to mess around too much with our top exclusives, do we?). Found out (or decided) it was Noir de Noir. TF then decided to increase future cashflow by taking NdN mainstream: water down the formula, add a bit here, remove a lot there and, viola, this seemingly unnecessary new juice called Tom Ford Noir.

    Fantasy switch toggled off, and while not intending to start a new round of GIT/Cool Water aggro, my first impression when i sprayed Noir to the back of my hand (still is now, several hours later) was that Noir smells like NdN. Too close to ignore. And i own and know NdN. I thought it was just the top notes, but the heart/dry-down seem to have sustained the theme of the Private Line template, albeit in a slightly screechy, watered down manner.

    On its own merits, Noir is a good release. If i did not have NdN i would have bought Noir on the spot. I do not agree that it smells generic. It has a superior template and represents it well. It has not ended up as a fleeting scent on my skin 6 hours after just one spray to the back of my hand. It has not evolved dramatically, true, but i still smell what was attractive about it (and NdN). Noir will sell in droves, no matter how much we trash it here, and it deserves to sell well.
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    I support any release that gets the mainstream perfume consumer to buy something that is, by normal standards (not ours), atypical. For the average Joe, who probably wouldn't look at or know about Noir de Noir or Habit Rouge, Tom Ford Noir is a probably an olfactory stretch, but not too much so. It will still be successful, which will encourage future releases slightly outside the norm...baby steps. I really respect Tom Ford as a fragrance house pushing the industry in this direction while being successful.

    Anyway, for the reasons above, I probably won't buy it, but I hope it does well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by perfaddict View Post
    Please indulge me. I Am Guessing Here Tom Ford (the Company) conducted a poll to find out which was the 3rd or 4th best selling Private Line frag (we dont want to mess around too much with our top exclusives, do we?). Found out (or decided) it was Noir de Noir. TF then decided to increase future cashflow by taking NdN mainstream: water down the formula, add a bit here, remove a lot there and, viola, this seemingly unnecessary new juice called Tom Ford Noir.
    I do not get any similarity at all between NdN and Noir.
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    Noir smells *nothing* like Noir de Noir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fitch256 View Post
    I do not get any similarity at all between NdN and Noir.
    Nor do I.

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    I'm not a fan of Noir. Just like I'm not a fan of Tom Ford (standard), Grey Vetiver or Extreme.

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    I have it, I like it.

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    Smells very similar to the current version of Habit Rouge EdT.
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    I like it a lot, but it's not amazing or a must-have.

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    I like it, but I don't get the "noir" designation. I get a dry, pleasant, white wine accord.

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    I really like it.

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    I really like it too, but had it a pre-released and decanted into Shalimar EDP bottle. Awesome stuff for winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverwide View Post
    I like it a lot, but it's not amazing or a must-have.
    This is pretty much where I've settled on it. Glad to wear it occasionally.
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    Finally purchased a full bottle, after several sampling sessions. Strikes me as highly versatile, complex, and constructed with high quality ingredients. Plus, the packaging is beautiful. Somewhat reasonably priced for the quality. To BNers who sniffed it once or twice and gave up: try again. It's one of the better mainstream releases of the past few months. Much more going on there than you might have thought at first sniff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    I'm not a fan of Noir.
    Nor am I.

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    To me, it smells like baby blue jeans with an added B.O note. I'll stick to the private blend line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrcologneguy View Post
    Finally purchased a full bottle, after several sampling sessions. Strikes me as highly versatile, complex, and constructed with high quality ingredients. Plus, the packaging is beautiful. Somewhat reasonably priced for the quality. To BNers who sniffed it once or twice and gave up: try again. It's one of the better mainstream releases of the past few months. Much more going on there than you might have thought at first sniff.
    I totally agree with this and I got my full bottle too!

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    I'm not a fan yet, but I never give up on a fragrance before I wear it a few times over a few months. And since I generally like Tom Ford's scents, I'm definitely going to try it again.
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    Two Words : Parma Violets
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveJazz View Post
    I support any release that gets the mainstream perfume consumer to buy something that is, by normal standards (not ours), atypical. For the average Joe, who probably wouldn't look at or know about Noir de Noir or Habit Rouge, Tom Ford Noir is a probably an olfactory stretch, but not too much so. It will still be successful, which will encourage future releases slightly outside the norm...baby steps. I really respect Tom Ford as a fragrance house pushing the industry in this direction while being successful.

    Anyway, for the reasons above, I probably won't buy it, but I hope it does well.
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