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Noir de Noir (2007)
by Tom Ford


Noir de Noir information

Year of Launch2007
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 533 votes)

People and companies

HouseTom Ford
PerfumerJacques Cavallier-Belletrud
PerfumerHarry Fremont
Creative DirectorTom Ford
Parent CompanyEstee Lauder Companies

About Noir de Noir

Part of Tom Ford's Private Blend Collection

Noir de Noir fragrance notes

Reviews of Noir de Noir

rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
The Rose - or its synthetic equivalent at least - rules the opening blast, assisted by a slightly spicy undertone, which is attributable to a somewhat blunt saffron in the background. Somewhat unsurprisingly -given the release date of this creation at the start of the oud-craze - an agarwood arises to pair with the rose.

This dyad, however, is not very intrusive of shrill, and it avoids some of the pitfalls of its rose-oud successors in the subsequent years. On the other hand, the oud is short-lived on me; soon it is replaced by a stronger, dark-ish but fairly smooth patchouli. The latter has its crisp moments, but it is neither very harsh nor exceptionally sharp.

Later on a vanilla arrives that is again not very have or cloying; this vanilla is a good expression of this bean's aroma, is a good team player mixing well with the rest. A pallid mossy and slightly earthy undertone is more of a perfunctory element that a substantial contribution on me.

I get moderate sillage, good projection, and seven hours of longevity on my skin, with the last few hours being very close to my skin.

An agreeable scent for cooler spring or warmer autumn days, playing on the rose-oud theme without really being convincing as the ingredients are rather generic, and with a patchouli that dominates at times. Overall pleasant but quite mediocre. 2.75/5

15th June, 2021
Hazzle77 Show all reviews
United Kingdom
The initial hit of chocolate really hits you and then it settles into a rose/vanilla scent that I would say is truly unisex, although it gets sweeter over time.
18th February, 2021
If Tom Ford’s name-making ‘noir’ perfume Black Orchid was Cleopatra’s catacomb – dense like unguent and full of fusty intrigue – this take is much easier, an ad person’s dream version. The chocolate-rose pairing at its heart is the stuff of Valentine’s Day sentiment, easily understood, a bit gauche with a kind of herd-following sincerity about it. Underlaid with creamy vanilla and darker patchouli, it takes a selection of good things and packs them in its box rather well. What Noir de Noir lacks in terms of the nocturnal mysteriousness its name suggests, it attempts to make up with a sense of hospitality bordering on a feeder tendency.
For me the best is saved for last, when in the deep drydown NdN becomes more of a woody rose. But there are enough decent variations on that theme around at somewhat friendlier prices.
08th August, 2020
This definitely has the TF DNA in it, there's a certain je ne sais quoi about the TF scents, but you can definitely tell that they're family.

On my skin this is a sweet rose, almost fruity in scent feel. I get a good dose of leathery saffron and slighter nuances of entrancing oud as we get deeper into the drydown. Truffle adds a bit of earthiness as does the hints of patchouli that emerge towards the base. Oakmoss resides at the base and helps pull the strings on this fragrance to hold it together.
07th May, 2020
A very likable boozy rose not quite as powerful as Rose D'Arabie or United Arab Emirates but very enjoyable and decent endurance. When pulled over by RIDE and asked "have you consumed any alcohol this evening"? Me: "Why yes officer but not internally, I've been kissed by a rose".
29th February, 2020
It's a dark red rose, opulent, thick with earthy and musky elements. There is a very nice dry red wine accord that will linger for a good while; it's a beautiful aroma, not boozy and it's combined with a sweet saffron and vanilla combo that is really nice. I can't wear it whenever, I feel I need an occasion for it because of its richness and opulence. It’s also sensual, elegant and mature with a fleshy dry down. It's very good!
10th November, 2019

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