Pomegranate Noir 2005 Cologne

Pomegranate Noir (Cologne) by Jo Malone
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Pomegranate Noir (Cologne) is a perfume by Jo Malone for women and men and was released in 2005. The scent is spicy-fruity. It is being marketed by Estēe Lauder Companies. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Pomegranate juicePomegranate juice Pink pepperPink pepper Casablanca lilyCasablanca lily Gaiac woodGaiac wood PatchouliPatchouli
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6.9201 Ratings
Longevity
7.2153 Ratings
Sillage
6.4142 Ratings
Bottle
7.5144 Ratings
Value for money
5.826 Ratings
Submitted by TVC15, last update on 16.10.2022.
Interesting Facts
In 2015 the scent was additionally re-released in the collection "Rock the Ages".
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Nadinepoet
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Nadinepoet
Very helpful Review 9  
No "everyday scent"
oh pom grenade noir. I love that smell. There were years when I wore it in every season - I didn't care if it was minus degrees or + 35°c ... now I only wear it in the evening, on cold, dark days. For me it radiates extravagance, eroticism and self-confidence. Absolutely no blind-buy, because it is special, mystical, dark, autumnal wet grey, a little berry, tart, spicy and woody. He was allowed to move in with me two or three times already and will probably always have a place in my collection (& perfume hearts). Durability is good for a Malone, lasts for 7-8 hours
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MemoryOScent

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MemoryOScent
MemoryOScent
Helpful Review 8  
I know some people will envy me for this, but this one lasts forever on my skin...
This ones opens with a very mysterious accord. It combines the cold, bitter camphor with warm, sweet clove. Although it is clearly medicinal it feels very familiar and comforting. Perfectly balanced. These top notes are angular and feel like polar opposites. Ice and fire. I have an intense vision of a red ball floating in the air, covered in a thick layer of resin. Moving to he heart there is a fruity sweetness. But the use of fruit is almost ironic here. It is not sweet or cheerful. It serves to give substance to angular, volatile top notes. The base has nuances of patchouli and incense. Overall if I had to use one word to explain this it would be "ceremonial". Not something for everyday use but extremely comforting. It has body and substance. Very tactile.

What is truly remarkable about Pomegranate Noir is that it is the right perfume in the wrong line. Jo Malone colognes are light, simple, bright, even thin maybe. Definitely not ground-breaking. Pleasant but not remarkable. They are made explicitly to encourage layering with each other so they have to be simple. Longevity and sillage are not their strong suit. Pomegranate Noir is a masterpiece. Unique and memorable in every way. Adult, brash, moody, dark, mysterious but at the same time familiar, comforting and introverted. People who frequent the Jo Malone displays are probably shocked by this one and potential lovers will never go near the Jo Malone stands. If you read the official note listing you would think that this is another “everything but the kitchen sink” fragrance but nothing can prepare you for the unbelievable balance and depth of this composition. All I want to say here is “close your eyes and smell”! Everything smells better when labels are out of the way. Both literally and mentally. I was given the opportunity to experience this blind for a fellow bloggers blind sniffing annual post (La Gardenia nell'Occhiello) so this is my chinese portrait of this (as per the blind sniffing rules):
if it would be a colour? Red with depth and variation, like a glazed ornament.
if it'd be an animal? A cat: it moves slowly but powerfully. It imposes with its presence even when it is outside your view field!
if it'd be music? Dave Brubeck - Take Five: playfull but you know where it's going from the start.
if it'd be a place? It would be a jazz club: it is warm, but not quite comforting, you need to be on your toes.
if it'd be a cloth? A velvet coat: feels comfortable and soft but it is strictly "dress to impress".
if it'd be a movie/book? A Single Man: introspective but victorious.
if it'd be a personality (storical, pubblic,...)? It would be Charlotte Rampling: tiptoeing on the thin line between intellectuality and sinicism.

Notes from my nose: camphor, clove, pomegranate, patchouli, incense, cedar
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JSpines

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Helpful Review 5  
Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir
This has become my favourite fragrance by Jo Malone. I put off trying it for so long because I was scared I was going to hate it. I had read reviews on it months ago and they didn't shed the greatest light on it. When Autumn finally came around I decided it would be a good time to finally test it out. Let me first say that Jo Malone fragrances have really good lasting power on my skin and this one is no exception. Two sprays on my chest does me all day long and when it's time to go to bed, I can still smell it. The pomegranate, clove and wood is what stands out on my skin. It combines into something dark, mysterious and sexy with a slight edge to it. Love at first sniff! It just feels "special." I know this is considered unisex but to me this seems more masculine and better suited to a man. I will happily wear this throughout the long, cold, Canadian winter!
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PolinaSh
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I stand beside a castle in winter
Pale skin, black coat, long boots, black turtleneck sweater, tightly bound highwaist pants, a necklace of pearls. Czech Republic...a mountain, on which a castle stands and gives me a view over the bohemian world.

I smell like a grenade. An expensive mixture, noble and special mixture...
It looks like a twilight in a luxurious company
The scent is very special and smells very expensive. In my opinion it does not suit every occasion and not every woman. You have to imagine something of yourself to be able to wear this fragrance.
The scent also lasts quite long It is worth buying it once, but you have to know exactly what you are getting the fragrance for and what you want to do with it...
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SystemeD

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Helpful Review 6  
The incense pops!
Pomegranate Noir does suffer from a lack of longevity. But despite that, I like this one quite a bit, and I don't mind reapplying after three or four hours.

The opening is fruity, and I definitely get a whiff of pomegranate and a faint note of raspberry. But this fruitiness is full-bodied and tart, like wine. It makes you want to turn it over in your mouth and savor it. (But don't. I am pretty sure it would taste terrible.)

When I wear Pomegranate Noir, the incense wafts up almost right away, and weaves in and out of a cedary, woody, patchouli-laced background. The patchouli is a very interesting note here, because it's not head-shop thick and oily, but light and airy. Well-done.

Overall, the experience is like sipping a dark red wine in a wine-cellar full of wooden barrels, with incense burning nearby.

I keep a bottle in my wardrobe because it is a distinct and unique incensy pleasure.
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PedroCabralPedroCabral 4 months ago
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Different. Although unisex, it has a more masculine scent. The pomegranate note stood out a lot.
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Carlitos01Carlitos01 5 months ago
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A not at all common fragrance featuring a unique smoky fruitiness sprinkled with red pepper. No doubt it's a love-hate scent.
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JMWeedJMWeed 1 year ago
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I enjoyed the scent, of course if you don’t like pomegranate, you won’t like this. Pink pepper adds a kick, and it disappears fast.
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Syzygy73Syzygy73 5 years ago
Sweets, strawberry jelly and cloves, lots of cloves. This one is odd, a bit like Christmas in the Twilight Zone, with cloves, lots of them.
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