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    Default Anything like Noir de Noir, with a bit more "man" to it, maybe a touch more chocolate?

    I LOVE Noir de Noir. However, it dabbles a LITTLE on the feminine side for my tastes.

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    Default Re: Anything like Noir de Noir, with a bit more "man" to it, maybe a touch more chocolate?

    Nothing screams "MANLY" like adding a touch of chocolate.

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    Default Re: Anything like Noir de Noir, with a bit more "man" to it, maybe a touch more chocolate?

    Quote Originally Posted by deadidol View Post
    Nothing screams "MANLY" like adding a touch of chocolate.
    Ha. I don't know - I love the Noir de Noir, like I said. It's just dabbling feminine. I don't know if it's the poignant rose, or the combination of chocolate truffles + the rose. It's beautiful, sensual, - perhaps I oversprayed. Was trying to find a more masculine version of this idea.

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    Default Re: Anything like Noir de Noir, with a bit more "man" to it, maybe a touch more chocolate?

    Quote Originally Posted by deadidol View Post
    Nothing screams "MANLY" like adding a touch of chocolate.
    Yep, while your at it add some civet to boost its masculinity. Honestly, I find NdN pretty gender-less.

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    Default Re: Anything like Noir de Noir, with a bit more "man" to it, maybe a touch more chocolate?

    Maybe punch some walls while wearing it, or grunting into a mirror?

    Seriously though, I don't think it's that gendered either way. It does veer into a more oud-ish territory to my nose, so you might want to look toward something like TF's oud wood. Most of his are going to be transitional as far as gender goes though -- after all, gendering fragrances is more of a marketing ploy than anything.

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    Default Re: Anything like Noir de Noir, with a bit more "man" to it, maybe a touch more chocolate?

    layer it with a woody or leather scent and it should balance it out
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    Default Re: Anything like Noir de Noir, with a bit more "man" to it, maybe a touch more chocolate?

    Perhaps Montale Oud Pur Oriental

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    Default Re: Anything like Noir de Noir, with a bit more "man" to it, maybe a touch more chocolate?

    Not that I can think of.

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    Default Re: Anything like Noir de Noir, with a bit more "man" to it, maybe a touch more chocolate?

    The only fragrance I can think of that is comparable to Noir de Noir is MFK Lumiere Noire Pour Homme. Not sure about more masculine, but it does remind me of NdN. You should give it a shot.

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    Default Re: Anything like Noir de Noir, with a bit more "man" to it, maybe a touch more chocolate?

    Find another fragrance with a dominant accord you consider masculine and wear it with the Tom Ford.

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    Default Re: Anything like Noir de Noir, with a bit more "man" to it, maybe a touch more chocolate?

    Quote Originally Posted by noideawhatimsaying View Post
    I LOVE Noir de Noir. However, it dabbles a LITTLE on the feminine side for my tastes.
    I feel the same way. I wear it, but only at the right times in the right places. And I find if you go easy on the trigger, it works better. I actually like Tom Ford Café Rose a little more than NdN - I think it is more wearable. Not as complex and rich as NdN, but overall, it works better for me. And I think it comes off as a little less feminine.

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    Default Re: Anything like Noir de Noir, with a bit more "man" to it, maybe a touch more chocolate?

    Lyric woman - if too feminine then Lyric Man

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    Default Re: Anything like Noir de Noir, with a bit more "man" to it, maybe a touch more chocolate?

    I haven't tried it but I hear the Armani Privé Rose d'Arabie is a more linear version of NdN - I like NdN's opening a lot but the sweet drydown is a bit feminine for me.

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    Default Re: Anything like Noir de Noir, with a bit more "man" to it, maybe a touch more chocolate?

    Try Chanel- Coromandel.

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    Default Re: Anything like Noir de Noir, with a bit more "man" to it, maybe a touch more chocolate?

    Quote Originally Posted by usedtowork View Post
    I haven't tried it but I hear the Armani Privé Rose d'Arabie is a more linear version of NdN - I like NdN's opening a lot but the sweet drydown is a bit feminine for me.
    IMO Rose d'Arabie is similar to NdN but much better. If you want to talk about gender I think it's very wearable for a man though it's even more sweeter than NdN. Still an underrated scent here on BN.

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    Default Re: Anything like Noir de Noir, with a bit more "man" to it, maybe a touch more chocolate?

    Quote Originally Posted by TLS View Post
    IMO Rose d'Arabie is similar to NdN but much better. If you want to talk about gender I think it's very wearable for a man though it's even more sweeter than NdN. Still an underrated scent here on BN.
    Just tried looking up Rose d'Arabie. Is it me, or is it not released in the US? I'm unable to find a US site that is selling it.

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    Default Re: Anything like Noir de Noir, with a bit more "man" to it, maybe a touch more chocolate?

    Try Montale Intense Cafe

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    Default Re: Anything like Noir de Noir, with a bit more "man" to it, maybe a touch more chocolate?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaliDude View Post
    Just tried looking up Rose d'Arabie. Is it me, or is it not released in the US? I'm unable to find a US site that is selling it.
    I bought mine in Belgium at www.parfuma.com. I don't know if they ship to the USA though.

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    Default Re: Anything like Noir de Noir, with a bit more "man" to it, maybe a touch more chocolate?

    Quote Originally Posted by TLS View Post
    IMO Rose d'Arabie is similar to NdN but much better. If you want to talk about gender I think it's very wearable for a man though it's even more sweeter than NdN. Still an underrated scent here on BN.
    See I feel the exact opposite, I find Rose d'A comes off as more feminine because the rose note is so pronounced. Maybe for me at least the chocolate nature of NdN balances it out and makes it preferable for me.
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    Default Re: Anything like Noir de Noir, with a bit more "man" to it, maybe a touch more chocolate?

    Um, no.
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