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  • Chanel Sycomore EDT

    11 20.75%
  • Lalique Encre Noir EDT

    31 58.49%
  • About the same, no difference to me

    11 20.75%
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  1. #1

    Default Which has more longevity: Chanel Sycomore or Lalique Encre Noir?

    As each nose is different, it's interesting to ask.

    Also, please add a note on sillage if you have an opinion.

    These are very similar scents and each has its own admirers.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    Default Re: Which has more longevity: Chanel Sycomore or Lalique Encre Noir?

    Looks like I've got an experiment to do when I get home.
    Perfect timing to get my bottles out, too, with the weather turning cooler here.

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    Default Re: Which has more longevity: Chanel Sycomore or Lalique Encre Noir?

    Have and love both, but find neither particularly strong on longevity (nor particularly short-lived). I voted for Sycomore as it seems to last a bit longer on my skin, but Encre Noire performs well, too.

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    Default Re: Which has more longevity: Chanel Sycomore or Lalique Encre Noir?

    Have and love both.

    EN has nuclear longevity and projection.

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    Default Re: Which has more longevity: Chanel Sycomore or Lalique Encre Noir?

    Encre Noire, not by much though...

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    Default Re: Which has more longevity: Chanel Sycomore or Lalique Encre Noir?

    Encre Noire

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    Default Re: Which has more longevity: Chanel Sycomore or Lalique Encre Noir?

    For me they both last a long time but EN projects a lot better. That being said Sycomore is a superior scent IMO.
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    Default Re: Which has more longevity: Chanel Sycomore or Lalique Encre Noir?

    About the same, no difference to me.

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    Default Re: Which has more longevity: Chanel Sycomore or Lalique Encre Noir?

    On clothing, Sycomore. On skin, Encre Noir. Both are very close.

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    Default Re: Which has more longevity: Chanel Sycomore or Lalique Encre Noir?

    Encre Noire
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    Thumbs up Re: Which has more longevity: Chanel Sycomore or Lalique Encre Noir?

    encre noire
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    Default Re: Which has more longevity: Chanel Sycomore or Lalique Encre Noir?

    Encre Noire lasted a cold water wash on my undershirt. It tends to radiate closer to the body when worn ( than compared to Sycomore, however).
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    Default Re: Which has more longevity: Chanel Sycomore or Lalique Encre Noir?

    2 sprays applied to the inside of each bicep before bed last night (so it's by no means objective, as I would have tossed and turned, potentially rubbing off one frag sooner than another) but it seems Sycomore lasted just a little bit longer this morning.

    I think about 7 for EN and about 7.5 for Sycomore, but it really is much of a muchness.

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    Default Re: Which has more longevity: Chanel Sycomore or Lalique Encre Noir?

    i would choose Sycomore...becasue to my nose it has little more flesh, and is overall nicer composition,has some sweetness that makes it nice unisex....
    EN smells thiner but no less strong, and after several hours of wearing becomes unpleasant for some reason....that chemistry in it chockes with dryness,i agree they are similar scents....but longevity here makes no difference to me

    i think people should learn that the less is sometimes more less longevity can mean more natural stuff lol

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    Default Re: Which has more longevity: Chanel Sycomore or Lalique Encre Noir?

    Sycomore has excellent longevity, but so does EN. Sycomore is more lush and plush though, and has a lot of presence – I had an epiphany the first time I walked back into my own sillage.

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    Default Re: Which has more longevity: Chanel Sycomore or Lalique Encre Noir?

    I see no similarity in quality. Sycomore is a much better fragrance.

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    Default Re: Which has more longevity: Chanel Sycomore or Lalique Encre Noir?

    Encre Noire

  18. #18

    Default Re: Which has more longevity: Chanel Sycomore or Lalique Encre Noir?

    Encre noire

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    Default Re: Which has more longevity: Chanel Sycomore or Lalique Encre Noir?

    I recommend you also try Les Nez Turtle Vetiver Back.
    Sans parfum, la peau est muette.

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    Default Re: Which has more longevity: Chanel Sycomore or Lalique Encre Noir?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jridgen View Post
    For me they both last a long time but EN projects a lot better. That being said Sycomore is a superior scent IMO.
    totally agree!

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    Default Re: Which has more longevity: Chanel Sycomore or Lalique Encre Noir?

    Thank you all for the advice. I see Encre Noir is ahead by quite a bit.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    Default Re: Which has more longevity: Chanel Sycomore or Lalique Encre Noir?

    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    Thank you all for the advice. I see Encre Noir is ahead by quite a bit.
    Only on longevity though

  23. #23

    Default Re: Which has more longevity: Chanel Sycomore or Lalique Encre Noir?

    Thank you.

    To my nose, the EN is more synthetic than Sycomore.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    Default Re: Which has more longevity: Chanel Sycomore or Lalique Encre Noir?

    Sorry for the bump. I seem to have longevity issues with Encre Noire. I've had it on for a little over 3 hours and can barely detect it anymore. I have one spray to the chest from about 8 inches away and one spray on each wrist from about 6 inches. Any tips, ideas or recommendations?

    Edit: Meanwhile, I still catch whiffs from Nicole Miller which I applied last night...
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    Top 5:

    - Penhaligon's Opus 1870
    - Dior Homme Intense
    - Lalique Encre Noire
    - Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentrée
    - Terre d'Hermès

    ( Chanel Allure Édition Blanche is out as weather is getting cooler)

  25. #25

    Default Re: Which has more longevity: Chanel Sycomore or Lalique Encre Noir?

    Encre Noire contains a large proportion of Iso-E, a material which is long lasting, but which many people have problems detecting. Sometimes, one has the impression that it comes and goes. So perhaps you are slightly insensitive to this material.

    cacio

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    Default Re: Which has more longevity: Chanel Sycomore or Lalique Encre Noir?

    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    Encre Noire contains a large proportion of Iso-E, a material which is long lasting, but which many people have problems detecting. Sometimes, one has the impression that it comes and goes. So perhaps you are slightly insensitive to this material.

    cacio
    Meaning I don't smell it but others do? I didn't have a problem with Aventus though...
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    Top 5:

    - Penhaligon's Opus 1870
    - Dior Homme Intense
    - Lalique Encre Noire
    - Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentrée
    - Terre d'Hermès

    ( Chanel Allure Édition Blanche is out as weather is getting cooler)

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    Default Re: Which has more longevity: Chanel Sycomore or Lalique Encre Noir?

    Yes, each of us has little sensitivity to some materials (and vicersa could be hypersensitive to others) - so perhaps your perception of Iso-E is weaker than for other people. In the case of Iso-E, this seems to be quite common. Many people say that Iso-E plays a bit peek-a-boo with them. Usually they don't smell it, but now and then they catch a whiff.

    I don't know the composition of Aventus, but certainly it has much less Iso-E than Encre Noire (Aventus's base smells more leathery to me).

    cacio

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    Default Re: Which has more longevity: Chanel Sycomore or Lalique Encre Noir?

    Can't smell it?

    Either fake or damaged.

    I once sprayed it in the car & it lasted for weeks on the seat belt.

    I know fabric retains scent more than skin but even skin i can smell continuously.

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  29. #29

    Default Re: Which has more longevity: Chanel Sycomore or Lalique Encre Noir?

    Encre Noir

  30. #30

    Default Re: Which has more longevity: Chanel Sycomore or Lalique Encre Noir?

    I do prefer Sycomore, although I love Encre Noir, but on performance department, the latest is clearly better. Well, at least on my skin.

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    Default Re: Which has more longevity: Chanel Sycomore or Lalique Encre Noir?

    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Can't smell it?

    Either fake or damaged.

    I once sprayed it in the car & it lasted for weeks on the seat belt.

    I know fabric retains scent more than skin but even skin i can smell continuously.
    I bought it from Strawberrynet... I doubt it's fake. How could it be damaged?
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    Top 5:

    - Penhaligon's Opus 1870
    - Dior Homme Intense
    - Lalique Encre Noire
    - Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentrée
    - Terre d'Hermès

    ( Chanel Allure Édition Blanche is out as weather is getting cooler)

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