Agar de Noir 2020

Agar de Noir by Areej Le Doré
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Agar de Noir is a new and limited perfume by Areej Le Doré for women and men and was released in 2020. The scent is spicy-woody. The longevity is above-average. The production was apparently discontinued. Limited Edition
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesCardamomCardamom
ArnicaArnica
CalamusCalamus
HawthornHawthorn
Calumba
Gaiac woodGaiac wood
Heart Notes Heart NotesLaotian oudLaotian oud
Indian oudIndian oud
VioletViolet
SaffronSaffron
CoffeeCoffee
AmbergrisAmbergris
Base Notes Base NotesPeru balsamPeru balsam
BenzoinBenzoin
LabdanumLabdanum
Tonka beanTonka bean

Ratings

Scent

8.542 Ratings

Longevity

9.038 Ratings

Sillage

7.938 Ratings

Bottle

9.336 Ratings

Value for money

8.116 Ratings
Submitted by NikEy, last update on 08.10.2021.
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Kevinoud69

13 Reviews
Kevinoud69
Kevinoud69
   1  
Too feminine for me
I have just received the famous Agar de Noir. Deception for me because I expected a darker fragrance, more robust in note of Oud (the name of the perfume deceived me), I should have better read the composition to understand that it is rather spicy / flowery than Oud dominant ... On my skin, I can feel the spices at the start then the violet settling in but the Oud stays behind and the violet gives to my mind a warm feminine Vintage style to this perfume .... I would now like to try the Oud Luwak to see if I prefer it .... Although I did not hang, it remains a very beautiful work
9.5
Scent
10
Longevity
10
Sillage
10
Bottle
Janad
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Janad
Janad
Helpful Review    7  
Coffee Oud Cardamom Top
Agar de Noir perfume is a very nice fragrance by Areej Lee Dore. The scent starts with a very clear violet note and covers the other notes in the opening but it fades after minutes to show the other notes which include oud, coffee and cardamom. These notes created a very nice accord that resembles the smell of dark chocolate with some spices. When I first tried the fragrance, the coffee note was not apparent, but in the following times it was very clear throughout the fragrance. After the perfume settled down, the amber whale note appeared and was very clear sweaty tonka bean and smoky balsamic accord from the resins of the fragrance in addition to the oud. Overall, Agar de Noir is a very nice perfume of oudy, choclite and resin.
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9
Scent
9
Longevity
8
Sillage
10
Bottle
Caligari
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Caligari
Caligari
Top Review    23  
Deep Black Sedation Coffee Oud
At the first smell I meant "Oud Luwak", at least his twin brother would have risen again. But "Agar de Noir" is much more than a supplement. "Oud Luwak" has become an unmistakable oud icon, not least because of carrot juice on the one hand and nard on the other. It is loud, striking and impetuous. Behaviourally disturbed, but not annoying. And it also contains coffee, but...

"Agar de Noir" has the power of heat. The soothing which Oud Luwak lacks. The runaways are caught here by a very large portion of coffee. There's no question that the two ouds used here are as non-conformist as in "Oud Luwak", but they don't distract from the basic calm that this fragrance exudes. It's an oud scent that contains the blackest coffee I know. And even if you don't perceive it directly, the base notes of balsam, labdanum and tonka bean potentiate the calm spread by the two main protagonists, creating a black-brown, cuddly blanket.

It took a few hours before I recognized the sublime effect of this fragrance. Without even directing his eyes, or rather his "nose notice", to the fragrance, it engulfs you and envelops you in well-being.

There are some oud oils and also attars that evoke this relaxation in me. But with sprayable scents this is very rarely the case. In "Agar de Noir" darkness, warmth and power meet, but without wanting attention. And that is quite an art, with such a potent fragrance, which easily lasts a whole day.

Many thanks to PallasCC for this fragrance, which I never had on my screen and which has now captivated me.

PS: Although I don't attach much importance to the outward appearance, in this case the bottle, I have to express my enthusiasm for this work of art. That's how all high-quality extras should be packaged! The flacon not only looks very pretty, but it works perfectly and fits very well in the hand, which is not least due to the very thick glass and the solid metal cap.
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7.5
Scent
9
Longevity
6
Sillage
8
Bottle
Parzival852
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Parzival852
Very helpful Review    6  
Spicy violet on warm notes
The fragrance is one of two blind orders in this year's collection of Areej le Doré. I've been wearing the fragrance for three days now and I'm satisfied, but not thrilled.
The fragrance opens with a chocolaty coffee note, but dry, not sweet, with a strong mixture of green-spicy notes, distinct roasted aromas, very light dark smoke (guaiac wood) and an ozone-like violet in the background. At this point the fragrance is interesting, individual components are beautiful, but overall somehow bulky.
After an hour the fragrance has settled, it becomes calmer and develops into a distinct violet scent. The violet continues to be accompanied by spicy notes.
After 2 hours the spicy violet still dominates. But now warmer notes such as amber, tonka and the resinous notes are also becoming clearer. This is how the fragrance finally fades away: spicy violet on warm notes. The Sillage is rather moderate, but in the immediate vicinity it probably spreads an interesting skin scent. During hugs or close collaboration in the project, it wasn't identified as a perfume, but noticed and liked.
The durability is very good. On the skin very tasty the next day.

Conclusion: I like Agar de Noir quite well. However, I would have liked a little more power from the dark notes. Especially oud stays very discreet in the background. I am also a bit disappointed with the Sillage.
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Statements

BertolucciKBertolucciK 8 months ago
8.5
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
9
Bottle
A slightly sweet coffee, violet and spices. The oud is of a great quality, a bit fecal, a bit gourmand. In the drydown, benzoin and tonka.
JoloJolo 10 months ago
8.5
Scent
9
Longevity
7
Sillage
Violet Guinness in 5 acts (2 hours each): spicy opening, stout coffee, smooth violet, funky oud, benzoin. Beautiful, daring, dark, unique.
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