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    Default Who else loves Noir Epices?

    Orange, rose, black spices (clove, pepper) with a hint of freshness.

    Then the spices become hot.

    The dry down is cool and soothing with pleasant, fragrant memories.

    Perhaps it could have been just a bit darker and spicier, but still excellent in its own right.
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    It's too feminine for me.

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    I think it's great for the cooler months.

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    Default Re: Who else loves Noir Epices?

    Own it and love it.
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    Default Re: Who else loves Noir Epices?

    yeah, its terrific
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    I find it a bit 'medicinal' -- clove heavy also

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    One of my all-time favourite Malles. However, there are dodgy bottles being sold, where the juice isn't as fresh as it should be.

    So much for their anti-UV glass cabinets...

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    Default Re: Who else loves Noir Epices?

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Own it and love it.
    same for me.

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    Default Re: Who else loves Noir Epices?

    Unfortunately, I have not had the opportunity to check this one out yet. Sounds pretty good though.
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    Mark me down as another lover.
    I really should wear it more often this fall and winter.
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    Me too.
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    Default Re: Who else loves Noir Epices?

    Quote Originally Posted by Trebor View Post
    One of my all-time favourite Malles. However, there are dodgy bottles being sold, where the juice isn't as fresh as it should be.

    So much for their anti-UV glass cabinets...

    Thanks for this heads up!
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    ...too rosey for me...

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    This one didnt do much for me
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    A great "under the radar" scent. On my wish list.

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    Default Re: Who else loves Noir Epices?

    One the most potent frags I ever had. It was a bit too much of something for me...
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    as soon as I've heard that Catherine Deneuve wears that it was my turning point. Couldn't wear it ever since. great scent FOR HER

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    Default Re: Who else loves Noir Epices?

    too soapy for me!

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    One of my favorites from Frederic Malle.

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    If you're referring to the fragrance by Frederic Malle, then count me in.
    Let your nose be your pilot

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    Default Re: Who else loves Noir Epices?

    Amazing perfume, still love it. The dry down is the best part.
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    Default Re: Who else loves Noir Epices?

    Have a decant and am considering a bottle. The deep drydown is the best part.
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    Default Re: Who else loves Noir Epices?

    It's a decent scent although not one of my favorites from Malle.
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    Default Re: Who else loves Noir Epices?

    The description sounds wonderful.

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    I really like it. Sophisticated and surprising.

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    (***) so a no go pricewise!

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    Default Re: Who else loves Noir Epices?

    Before there was Opium & Coco, the 'orientals' without vanilla, but Noir Epices is a further extension on that theme; that idea stripped to its bare bones.

    Dry orange, a hint of bitterness, dry rose, geranium, clove, pepper; calibrated finely to transform from dark spices to a floral accord laced with a touch of soapy freshness.

    Unique and utterly captivating.
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    Default Re: Who else loves Noir Epices?

    Loving it.

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    Default Re: Who else loves Noir Epices?

    Very much looking forward to wearing again this fall. Love the drydown.

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    Default Re: Who else loves Noir Epices?

    Quote Originally Posted by cazaubon View Post
    Very much looking forward to wearing again this fall. Love the drydown.
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