Thursday, March 5, 2015

Nombre Noir by Shiseido c1982

Nombre Noir by Shiseido: launched in 1982.  Created by Jean-Yves Leroy under the direction of the Yusui Kumai Serge Lutens.

From Shiseido:
"Nombre Noir was a fragrance that used perfume maker Serge Lutens as image creator. Lutens' idea was that black is the ultimate color because it concentrates all other colors, and so the design was based entirely on black. Both cap and glass bottle were black, the latter sandblast etched with the lettering, creating a contrast between gloss and matte areas that highlighted the appeal of black to the very core."

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a aldehydic floral oriental fragrance for women. It starts with an aldehydic flowery top, followed by a rosy floral heart, layered over a powdery, woody base.
  • Top notes: aldehydes, fruity note, bergamot, marjoram, coriander and rosewood
  • Middle notes: osmanthus, Damascus rose, geranium, jasmine, ylang-ylang, orris root, carnation and lily of the valley
  • Base notes: amber, musk, honey, sandalwood, vetiver, benzoin and tonka bean

Discontinued, date unknown.

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