Finest Noir Fragrances You ∼Must∼ Try Out on Your Next Date Night!
Yes…it’s true… some perfumes are meant to be worn post sunset and you can certainly make them your weapon of choice to charm and entice the night away.
ICYDK, in the spectrum of olfactory world, there are a certain fragrances that are better suited to be worn at night. As a rule of thumb, lighter and fresher ones like florals (which includes lily, peony, rose) and fruity (like the citrus family consisting of with bergamot, lemon, mandarin, and lemon grass) profiles work best for the daytime. The heavier fragrances with deeper and more intense bases like woody notes of sandalwood, pine, patchouli, cedar, and vetiver, and other olfactory delights like vanilla, musk, and tobacco serve well post sunset. These noir scents are definitely more potent and complement the mysterious spirit of the night.
Richer and more seductive, noir (French for black) fragrances add a whole new dimension to your look, especially if you have a fancy soirée or a decadent wedding to attend. Pro tip: you must also be mindful of other factors like the concentration level of the scent (whether a fragrance is an eau de toilette or an eau de parfum) and weather conditions before investing in a noir fragrance that appeals to you. So, here are some of our choicest perfumes that will help you strike the perfect balance between decadence and sensuality on your next night out:
For Spicy Seduction: Tom Ford Black Orchid Eau de Parfum
Channelling glamour and sensuality in equal measure, this scent was born out of Tom Ford—the luxury brand’s quest for the perfect flower. A rare mix of black orchid, black truffle, patchouli, with a hint of spicy notes, this is the perfume for you if you love all things opulent. Plus, it comes housed in a sleek flacon with ribbed detailing, inspired by American architecture of the 1920’s and 1930’s.
For Floral Musings: Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Eau de Parfum
A fragrance that beckons romance, this scent is a luxurious mix of Bulgarian rose essence with Turkish rose absolute that combine seamlessly with fruity notes of black cherry and bergamot. It comes in the iconic ‘upside-down heart’ bottle, which was created in 1912 and is sure to sit pretty on your dresser. An ode to the Parisian women's inimitable style, this perfume promises the finest black notes in perfumery.
For Sensual Escapades: Victoria's Secret Tease Candy Noir Eau de Parfum
A sister scent to the popular Tease fragrance, this dark gourmand version has a warm base of tonka that envelops you instantly. Introducing itself with sweet and tart notes of raspberry glaze, alluring middle notes of night-blooming iris infuse the fragrance with a palpable sensuality. Contained in a chic black bottle, a few spritz of this potion is all you need to bring on some intimacy and ignite passions.
For a Classic Noir: Versace Crystal Noir Eau De Toilette
This one is an OG, and rightfully so… Born in 2004, this timeless offering from the house of Versace is a safe bet in case you are an olfactory novice. An irresistible blend of top notes of blackcurrant, black fig, and violet, together with a floral heart of tuberose, frangipani, and jasmine, this sombre scent dries down with velvety base notes of sandalwood, cashmeran, vanilla, and heliotropine. An oriental delight contained in a crystal bottle with the gleaming diamond top, it is sure to get to hooked in no time!