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Encre Noire Sport (2013)
by Lalique


Encre Noire Sport information

Year of Launch2013
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 154 votes)

People and companies

PerfumerNathalie Lorson
Parent CompanyDenz > Art & Fragrance

About Encre Noire Sport

Encre Noire Sport is a masculine fragrance by Lalique. The scent was launched in 2013 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Nathalie Lorson

Encre Noire Sport fragrance notes

Reviews of Encre Noire Sport

From the weighty glass flacon design to the olfactory flare, the Encre Noire series is bewitching, bedazzling and beguiling. Its linear, mysterious, dank nature shines with more travel through its flankers. This particular “Sport” version lets the rainfall seep into the peat which brightens the original’s dark notoriety. The opening is a spiced citrus waft that enters a cypress and lavender ozone before settling into its woody signature base albiet in a lighter, fresher aromatic form. Encre Noire Sport takes a tamed, fresher and distinctly 'aquatic' approach that does not stray from its woody, inky vetiver roots, only brightens them into palatable wear for the warmer months. This is a crystallized version, where the mystery continues to weave its magic softly and brilliantly throughout the day.
12th November, 2020
A more wearable version of original Encre Noire. Better suited for day/office wear.

As with original Encre Noire, not a blind-buy fragrance although all the hype and positive reviews. Sample it first. It is not for everyone, as it still retains much of the dark vetiver - even though it is brightened by citruses.

Longevity is quite average, 4-6 hours, as is the projection/sillage too. First one hour projects somewhat averagish.

The scent 7/10
Longevity/projection 6/10
Price/value 9/10 - I got my 100ml for 17,90€
11th September, 2020
Tries to be everything and comes off as just... awkward and unpleasant. A dark, dusty, musky scent with top notes of citrus?

As someone said elsewhere, it's like wearing shorts with a leather jacket. It just doesn't work. Anywhere, ever. It's not a summer scent, or winter, or nighttime, or daytime. Or at dinner, or on a date, or in a club. It's not casual nor formal.

Maybe a goth gym. Yeah, if you belong to a goth gym, this is the scent for that. Slick back your black hair, put on your black trench coat, your black shorts and black running shoes and go for a run on a treadmill covered in fake spider webs while wearing this.

It dries down to something that's sort of close to "Moth" by Zoologist. Dusty and weird. Think "Moth"... in the forest... after smoking a pack of stale cigarettes. Or something.

I don't like it, my girlfriend doens't like it, and it doesn't last very long, so that sort of seals the deal.
12th June, 2020
I like this lighter "sportier" version much more than the original, and the L'extreme version. I find it much more wearable, less linear, and more interesting than the original. I like how it seems to waft in and out for hours.
It's also quite affordable, just like the original.
06th May, 2020
This is one of those perfumes that makes you sad, as it's a decent scent, but its lifespan is comically short.

This opens up with a dirty vetiver and a dash of grapefruit. It's a more earthy, wetter vetiver of the type found in Grey Vetiver (2009) by Tom Ford. and after the intro, it drys down fast into a relatively subtle, musky vetiver. It still retains some of the inkiness of the original Encre Noir (2006), but this is a more casual, versatile version...except for the fact that it has the ephemerality of a mayfly. After an hour, this thing is a skin scent. By two hours, my nose needs to be pressed up against my skin to smell it.

When you couple the dreadful performance with a scent that's "good" at best, there's no other choice for me but to give this a thumbs down. The only way I could recommend this is if you are the type of person who doesn't like long-lasting fragrances.
01st August, 2019 (last edited: 08th August, 2019)
Nice summery, daytime, office friendly flanker.
Grapefruit and vetiver.

16th July, 2019

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