A Masculine Floral that Isn't TOO Pretty.
Okay, I ordered blind because it was so cheap (inexpensive), and here is what I think about it. For a fragrance titled after roses, there's nothing "pretty" about it. Or even feminine. But definitely sweaty, like hot summer sweat. My first reaction was, "This is a cumin bomb", but cumin isn't listed, and since I'm not familiar with the actual cumin spice, I can't really say what it smells like, except I honestly cannot discern any single notes. In fact, Rose Noire Black is quite linear. And I don't say, "linear" as an insult, it simply means it is well-blended. And for the price, I could certainly do a lot worse. If I HAD to nail it down and say RNB "smells like", I would have to say it's a weaker version of Xeryus Rouge. A much weaker, and far more tolerable version because, to me, Xeryus Rouge has a truly "rotten" vibe to it that I find repulsive. But Rose Noire Black isn't bad, although it requires several sprays, and is better on fabric. This may not be very office-friendly, but I will probably be wearing it often because I think I like it.