La Colle Noire 2016

La Colle Noire by Dior
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La Colle Noire is a popular perfume by Dior for women and men and was released in 2016. The scent is floral-fresh. It is being marketed by LVMH.
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Fragrance Notes

May rose absoluteMay rose absolute Ceylonese sandalwoodCeylonese sandalwood White muskWhite musk SpicesSpices AmberAmber

Ratings

Scent

7.6126 Ratings

Longevity

7.1108 Ratings

Sillage

6.3110 Ratings

Bottle

8.4113 Ratings

Value for money

6.318 Ratings
Submitted by TheDrake, last update on 01.05.2022.
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8.5
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
10
Bottle
8
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2 Reviews
Birdiebeauty
Birdiebeauty
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Springtime in an English garden
Walking barefoot through an English garden wearing a white dress picking berries in the patch. Dress, lips and fingertips stained in berries, feet damp and covered in fresh soil, hair blowing in the breeze. If you close your eyes you can smell the Dew on the leaves, dampness in the air, gentle warmth of the sun on your skin balanced by a coolness in the breeze. For me this is Spring in a bottle which is why I’m wearing it on a drizzly January day. It is mass appealing and easy to understand, yet just elevated enough to make it interesting. Today I am pining for spring so this fits the bill.
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Scent
7
Longevity
6
Sillage
8
Bottle
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Serenissima
Very helpful Review    11  
L'Important c'est la Rose
"What is important is the rose"
Here Christian Dior would certainly have wholeheartedly agreed with his compatriot Gilbert Bécaud and applauded.
After all, after he bought the "Château de la Colle Noire" in Provence in 1951, he had devoted his special attention and love to the re-cultivation of the fragrant May rose, which he had always admired in his mother's garden in Granville in Brittany.
In general, the design of the garden with numerous olive and fruit trees and generous fields of roses, along with the personal decoration of the rooms in the Château, was one of his greatest passions and holiday pleasures.
This Château, with its paradise of flowers, was his true retreat.
"Here I forgot Dior to be Christian again." he wrote in his autobiography, which was also published in English ("Dior by Dior").
When Christian Dior was not enjoying the beauty of his garden, he made trips from here to St. Tropez and Cannes, meeting his friends there for dinner and chat.
After all, he loved good food, fine wine and entertaining conversations with people close to him.

The company "Maison Christian Dior" not only bought in the meantime this property in Provence and let it resurrect in the old splendor; "Dior Parfums" also put on the fragrance series "La Collection Privée".
In it we discover the private world of Christian Dior in fragrance form: a very nice idea!
In addition to the parental home in "Granville", the estate of his heart "La Colle Noire" may not be missing here of course.

The heart of this feminine fragrance is the May rose, also called "Rose de Grasse".
In the meantime, the cultivation of this unique fragrant rose began there again, after the former fields had to give way to greed for money.
(Sophie Bonnet describes the resulting struggle for this "commodity flower" vividly in her crime novel: "Provencal Rose War - A Case for Pierre Durant".)

"La Colle Noire" is not only a beautiful rose fragrance, but also an "ode to the May rose": sensual, honey-sweet and omnipresent.
Here you meet these roses in their original fragrance power: delicate pink like the Sunday dresses of little girls, yet spicy and powerful.
Shall but during the harvest of these flowers the air is spiced by their rosy-peppery fragrance.
Also in this fragrance composition, this rose lady receives a special spice, which still emphasizes its peculiarity.
Together with the freshness of lemons, a bouquet of peonies and of course lily of the valley (what would be a memory of Christian Dior without the lily of the valley?) was still added a basket full of ripe juicy peaches and tart-spicy black currants.
Of course, the faithful companions of the flower queen sandalwood and white musk may not be missing. They skillfully emphasize the natural personality of the fragrance and its richness of facets; a well-dosed amber gives it additional luster.
Thus unfolds on the skin the impression of a magical place of fragrance, which we may enter with this "key" in the flacon.

"La Colle Noire" is a generous bouquet of roses; a gift for every woman!
This fragrance embraces its wearer vivaciously and charmingly; very much in the spirit of Christian Dior, who considered woman a pinnacle of creation.
As we know, he also paid homage to her in each of his artworks.
"La Collection Privée" continues this tradition with its fragrances, while lovingly memorializing the unforgotten patron.
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ScentedSalon
Very helpful Review    5  
What is the point?
Bright rose and musky freshness. The effect is that of a feminine Springtime perfume for rich ladies. Not amazing in any way. Similar to the countless department store perfumes Dior sells but a little more elevated.

Statements

DopeweaselDopeweasel 2 months ago
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Scent
6
Longevity
5
Sillage
7
Bottle
Light floral and fresh rose underpinned with white musk and faint sandalwood. Absolutely gorgeous. Actually loved this one. Fitting for any

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