Lalique Encre Noire A L'extreme Eau De ParfumI don’t think it is masculine, feminine, or unisex, I think it is more asexual, maybe spiritual. Perfect for turning away from the world and into the woods to reconnect with nature or maybe turning inward to reconnect with your inner self. Not a party perfume, or a date perfume but a perfume for quiet introspection or, maybe, to wear as a shield against the too busy frantic everyday world. It's really nice getting a compliment for wearing EN, because it's really one of those fragrances you wear for your own enjoyment. I just know it has woody notes and when i tried. It has a thick, deep cypress wood scent to it. i like the scent but its very mature, like i cant even think 1 occasion with this one.
In 1926, Rene Lalique began manufacturing satin-finished vases, bowls, and statuettes. Today, his fine tradition endures with themes ranging from classical forms to ultramodern designs. An emotive body, associating the mysterious notes of Bourbon Vetyver and Haiti Vetyver with the warm and enveloping notes of Wood from Cashmere and Musks. I purchased this eau de toilette based on the on line reviews. The product I received was as expected but I personally do not like this fragrance. Probably there is a reason why it is so inexpensive.
Oh well I'll be happy to smell it on my son when he passes by! Such a unique scent, something about those top notes is just amazing. I bought a bottle of Encre Noire because I wanted to try some fragrances that smelled like ink. It smells similar to others that try to imitate that smell like Bruno Fazzolari's Lampblack. For the price it is a bargain and is a quality fragrance. For me a drawback on Encre Noire is a bit overpowering.
It was a statement of intent to try for something different. Vetiver has become a staple ingredient of perfumery in the 21st century. Prior to that it was two perfumes which were the standard bearers for the ingredient; Guerlain Vetiver and Givenchy Vetyver. They were the perfumes which introduced my generation to vetiver. As we crossed into the new century the independent perfume market began to expand rapidly. That meant there were new perspectives provided on previous keynotes.
Oh I dunno, maybe Encre Noire 15 years ago had an artistic, poetic note, and it's gone and I've forgotten what it was. I loved the fragrance and consumed a bottle in a year.
The drydown lasts for a potent, 6+ hours, maybe more, I had to take a shower at this point, so I don't know. Overall, I think this is outstanding quality for the price, but unfortunately the drydown is just too dated and masculine for me to wear.
I label this as a spring scent because it is far from a beachy summer scent. If you're wondering, I have also tried the Sport version, which IMO smells very similar to IM L'eau D'issey. It's a more aquatic and citrusy take on the original.
If there’s one thing I like the most about the perfume, it’s the presentation. The bottle is pure work of art and possibly the best-looking perfume bottle ever created. In 1905, he opened a new shop in Paris that extended products from jewelry to glassworks as well. Since the shop was close to François Coty, Lalique started producing perfume bottles for them. You see, the Encre Noire line is meant to be used during the Fall and Winter due to their heavier vetiver/cypress notes. This scent is perfect for office wear, or for evening excursions. Sophisticated, refined and classy, Encre Noire has it in spades.
It adds a bit of citrus and makes it much more wearable and cleans up some of the dirt smell. I'm one of those people who recommend it every chance I get. The caveat I usually give with it though is that it seems to be a love or hate kind of fragrance. I also feel that both flankers are better. Btw, the same nose that did Encre Noire and Encre Noire a L’Extreme did Cuir 28 for Le Labo and Cuir 28 smells VERY similar to L’Extreme, but for $360 more. The beginning is a bit discordant but soon settles in to one to a very pleasing vetiver. It would not be so often recommended if the bottle weren't so cheap.
Other times, it's more like stepping outside just after a thunderstorm on a balmy summer night. I don’t visit here understand reviews that say this is depressing. Is the smell of wood depressing to some of you?
I mean… I really love Sycamore or Terre d’Hermmes openings but this one was that strong that it made me nauseous. I was very disappointed because I really wanted to like this frag. After 1 hour, I started to get the feeling of liking it more and more to the point of loving it! The dry down is significantly better than the opening and the woody note comes into the game altogether with a marked Iso e super note . This is a first ever woody fragrance I love. My type of scent is sweet gourmand, but this one is an exception. A soft woody notes is the main core of this fragrance.
i got a few compliments, but all of them is already 45+ age. but we should atleast acknowledge the craftsmanship in this one. its so unique, the bottle is great, the performance is average still.
If you liked the original Encre Noire, this will be enjoyable for you, as it shares a lot of the same traits. It smells good, performs well, but never quite wows me. It would be an easy daily wear to grab and not have to think about.
After an hour or so the sharp bite dies down and I'm left with a slight, stomach turning sweetness with maybe a hint more woody/earthiness. The first time I tried a vetiver-heavy frag was in a parking lot outside of Ross in San Antonio on a particularly hot July afternoon. I remember how much it stood out to me at the time being the novice that I was. I had gotten used to safe, clubbing citrus and aquatic notes and I was not prepared to smell something more mature and timeless.