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Noir Épices


Right out of the bottle comes a cloud of orange, not fresh-squeezed Tropicana , or orange zest, but orange oil with an unusual cold metallic note under it from the geranium, like a mechanical, industrial smell. The geranium, aldehydes and pepper make the top loud and sharp, but they start to settle down when the orange sweetens from the rose note, and the whole opening accord becomes softer.

The spices roll out behind the orange, and they smell unusual too.The spices in Noir Épices are different – dry,  restrained, subtle, darker – with a radiance that I seem to feel and smell from a distance, rather than up-close, at this stage. In the dry-down patchouli leads the way to cedar and sandalwood, warm and inviting but understated.
The fragrance stays close to the skin, the citrus and spice and wood notes merge perfectly into a soft sensuous scent that lasts for hours. It’s just beautiful.
Notes: orange, rose, geranium,cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, pepper, patchouli, sandalwood, cedar
Type: EdT
Parumeur: Michel Roudnitska

Price: $6.00