Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Noir Obscur Review

The jammy booziness that dominates the opening of Noir Obscur is very much redolent of Atelier Cologne’s Gold Leather, both having a davana-plum-rum-citrus arrangement in the top. Where the latter lays this green, spice and jam accord over a monotonous, Safraleine-type leather note, Antonio Alessandria’s perfume pursues the stygian aspects to a tenebrous end.
The plum and berries of the opening are here matched with a peachy, osmanthus type note, while a cooling, camphoraceous breeze introduces a base that’s loaded with dusky patchouli, labdanum, styrax, as well an impression of castoreum.
Noir Obscur is a good example of the new, indy perfumery style: dense and muddied, yet ruled by a certain harmony.

Nose: Antonio Alessandria Parfums
House: Antonio Alessandria
Release date: 2014
Notes (per Fragrantica): orange, tangerine, artemisia, rum, spicy notes, bulgarian rose, jasmine, iris, osmanthus, leather, patchouli, vetiver, cedar, incense, amber, musk.

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