Encre Noire 2006 Eau de Toilette

Encre Noire (Eau de Toilette) by Lalique
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Encre Noire (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Lalique for men and was released in 2006. The scent is woody-earthy. The longevity is above-average. It is being marketed by Lalique Group / Art & Fragrance. Pronunciation
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Perfumer

Nathalie Lorson

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesVetiveryl acetateVetiveryl acetate CypressCypress
Heart Notes Heart NotesBourbon vetiverBourbon vetiver Haitian vetiverHaitian vetiver
Base Notes Base NotesCashmere woodCashmere wood MuskMusk

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8.02034 Ratings

Longevity

8.11714 Ratings

Sillage

7.41699 Ratings

Bottle

8.41720 Ratings

Value for money

9.3537 Ratings
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Novocaine

38 Reviews
Novocaine
Novocaine
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Black ink. A gothic star.

Lalique Encre Noir is one of those perfumes that were already born as part of the Hall of Fame. It is a masterpiece of modern perfumery, a pure cypree for which you do not have to pay a niche price so that you can smell a real niche.

About Encre Noir has been written, is being written and will continue to be written. It is a memorable fragrance, unique in today's ecosistem, a fragrance that you must have. If you don't like it, be patient.

Encre Noir, the black ink, bottled in an ink-shaped bottle, has a sharp green and rough opening. There are no round edges. There is no light, the scent revolving around the notes of vetiver and cypress. The musk has a supporting role of the other notes and that's about it ...
This perfume should not be seen in the key notes but rather in the olfactory experience. The smell, as gothic and dark as it seems... is memorable and elegant. You have to be patient and the perfume will open in front of you.

Wear it in a leather jacket and you will feel like a rock star, wear it in a suit and you will turn into a gentleman with a black topper hat and a cane, wear it bravely in the middle of the forest and you will be one with nature.

Encre Noir is an ink that can write an unforgettable story about you, just give it a try. Performance is good specific, to an eau de toilette. Use it when the temperatures are colder and it will create a bubble around you. Sillage is noticeable the first two, three hours after the perfume goes closer to the skin for 6-8 hours.
Encre Noir is a meditation in a bottle. It is not an exuberant, bright scent and does not address the extroverted. He was born not to be like that. This is a calm scent ... that calm before the storm.
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GeorgeReid

22 Reviews
GeorgeReid
GeorgeReid
Very helpful Review    7  
A Leisurely and Thoughtful Hike After the Rainstorm
When looking for affordable fragrances with a unique smell, one comes up in conversations frequently; Lalique’s Encre Noire.

Despite people saying not to do it as the scent is not for everyone, I bought it on a blind buy in preparation to review it.

While I will say the fragrance is not for everyone, I absolutely love it.

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Encre Noire reminds me of the fresh and earthy smell while hiking outside after a rainstorm. For people who live in the United States or Canada, this also reminds me of the Pacific Northwest. Think of cities like Portland, Vancouver, and Seattle.

The opening note of cypress hits the nose with a crisp freshness that reminds me of wet grass and damp earth, while the heart note of vetiver blends in an earthy element that is relaxing with a hint of saltiness that reminds me somewhat of the ocean. The base note of wood and musk blends in with the vetiver to create a fragrance that makes it feel cozy and content.

Encre Noire is a masculine scent, but I can see women easily wear it as well.

Also, such a quality fragrance that is well received is nothing new for the perfumer Nathalie Lorson, as she is the nose, (or one nose), behind fragrances such as YSL's Black Opium, Givenchy's Gentleman, Bentley Intense, and Montblanc Legend Spirit.

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Also, as a side note, I appreciate the black bottle of Encre Noire.

Yes, the design is a straightforward black bottle, but it can easily blend in the background as a desk accessory in the office, or a shelf adornment with modern furniture anywhere in the home.

Also, the black bottle is quite functional; it minimizes the chances of light altering the fragrance, and thus the fragrance spoiling. (However, one should still store bottles in a cool, dark, and dry place with low humidity.)

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In terms of performance, Encre Noire is above average. It has the typical projection one would expect from an Eau de Toilette, which is noticeable in walking range during the first few hours. While the fragrance stands out as a unique fragrance among modern trends, it will not announce someone’s presence as they enter a room.

Encre Noire shines with longevity. The scent is detectable for up to ten hours, which is amazing for an eau de toilette. It can easily last most scenarios with one spray.

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In terms of social use, Encre Noire is useable as a general daily fragrance while going about on errands, especially during the mild weather of spring and autumn. It can also be a date night if you know that your date or significant other loves calming scents, or is into outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, or biking.

Encre Noire is a mixed bag as a fragrance for attention-seeking. On one hand, it stands out from typical fragrances one would expect. However, it is more subdued and does not announce your presence.

On the negative side, I will vehemently state that it should be a crime against humanity to use Encre Noire as a gym or sports fragrance, especially for anyone with body odor issues. An earthy smell combined with body odor can create a stench that is reminiscent of fecal matter. For the same reasons, Encre Noire is not a pleasant summer or warm climate fragrance.

That said, Encre Noire is incredible as a leisure or an evening fragrance before going to sleep, because of the calming smell that is relaxing and great for meditation. Likewise, for the same reason, this will also shine in a business environment that creates significant stress (provided the stress does not make the wearer sweat profusely).

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Overall, Lalique’s Encre Noire is an outstanding and unique fragrance that stands out, especially when compared with other fragrances at an affordable price point.

Yet, anyone considering buying the fragrance must know it is situational and not for everyone. For instance, Encre Noire is not for someone who wants to announce their presence. Also, anyone who possesses serious issues with body odor must know that this fragrance can actively make it worse.

However, for someone that wants a signature fragrance that smells amazing, or wants a fragrance that has a quiet and calming presence for leisure, meditation, or simply diving deep into thought, Encre Noire is an absolute steal.
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DragoIvanov

54 Reviews
DragoIvanov
DragoIvanov
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Blind buy that impress me!
One of the first more sophisticated fragrances i have bought. After a years of Adidas, Nike, Denim, STR8 and other low budget and unpretentious scents, this one blowed me. High class bottle and cap. The scent profil is really dark and a bit piercing, all my office colleagues noticed this one. Some of them was repulsed. Some of them adored it. Great projection, daring, but not beast lasting. On me lasts 5-6 hours, then fades quickly as a close skin scent.
In my country the price is very fluctuable. I`ve bought my two bottles for 17-18EUR full presentation. Now is over 22-23, somewhere 25.
With my first bottle appeared an issue with the atomiser, it just stopped working, so i decanted the left juice. Hope the second one to be OK.
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Flaviu12

15 Reviews
Flaviu12
Flaviu12
Helpful Review    4  
Nathalie Lorson heavenly skills!
Encre Noire is the perfect expression of the originality for the period 2006 when it appeared, of the perfect balance between moles of synthetic oil and natural ones. an expensive formula for that period, it is a reference perfume in the world of perfumery in the Vetiver area! I compare it to the ink ink my grandfather used, I know the smell of baby ink when we sniff our grandfather's inkwell! the cashmere, the super iso and the two types of vetiver plus musk are to blame for this. Nathalie lorson hit the post with this black ink! a perfume of the soul that will never be missing from my collection!
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Joedyker
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The "false oriental"
The title I have chosen may be confusing and therefore needs an explanation: If you browse a lot in cookery books, you will inevitably come across the recipe for the "Falsche Hase", a beef meatloaf that was probably prepared in copper hare pans in the past. In this sense, a beef meatloaf in hare's clothing. And this association always pops into my head when I wear Encre Noir: with its mysterious, spicy woody scent, it reminds me of oriental fragrances, but without being as intense. I love the oud scents offered in Arabic countries very much, but here in Germany you can rarely wear them because of the intensity, as they are perceived as too intrusive. Encre Noir is therefore a good alternative for me: Not as intense as oriental fragrances and never a "real" oriental fragrance, but just as mysterious and with this sweet-spicy woody note and this certain "heaviness" simply a very special experience. Certainly not a fragrance for everyone and also more suitable for the generation 40+, at least I can not imagine a twenty-year-old with this fragrance ... but tastes are known to be different. For me personally, this fragrance is a perfect companion both in winter and summer.
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Loolitzl
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Unobtrusive and elegant
In the opening, the fragrance is surprisingly citrusy, which must be due to the vetiveryl acetate. The fragrance is very woody and dry from the beginning, but without becoming too dry at any point.
For me, EN is unobtrusive and elegant. It is not too loud and smells like class. I see the fragrance also very good in the office.
For the price unbeatable, just because the fragrance really does not smell cheap!
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ChicoRoch1

89 Reviews
ChicoRoch1
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A gem from Lalique
A dark and deep fragrance in the earthy gothic style that lets the wearer know I'm something different. I did the flanker thing backwards. I bought the extreme version 1st and then i bought this. Usually it's the other way around. Anyway this doesn't get the same love as the flanker. Why I'm not sure. Both are great with the edge going to the flanker but i love them both equally. Longevity is also good on this one. I get a good 8hrs of service and the musky drydown is quite nice. A winner IMB
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FantOmaSS

32 Reviews
FantOmaSS
FantOmaSS
Helpful Review    4  
Sharp scent !!
A dark, mysterious scent...
These are the first words that come to mind.
This fragrance is as fresh and sharp as a shark infested Caribbean lagoon !!
I had the pleasure of noting, from the first spraying, that we are dealing here with a pure vetiver, very woody, very dry, which is very slightly reminiscent of calligraphy ink...
A perfume not unaffordable at all, not inconvenient for the crowd around you.
Definitely for enthusiasts.
In short, a very mature fragrance, not for young people.
It has this little wet side i find, without distorting itself.
It's hot, sweet, slightly smoky.
The longevity lasts roughly between 6 and 8 hours, which is very honorable.
We start the top notes with cypress, vetiver (of course).
We continue once again with Bourbon vetiver, and Haitian vetiver. (When i told you that we are here with a PURE vetiver).
To finish with notes of cashmeran and white musks.
To give you an idea, it reminds me of a forest filled with green fir trees, that handful of fresh soil in rainy weather.
This resinous, earthy, fresh and woody side.
But i want to make it clear, it has this very dry side, almost raw from the formwork.
For my part, i expected a little more... Woody.
Make no mistake, this Encre Noire is a real success and smells of quality perfume.
I would even go so far as to venture to say that we are dealing here with a masterpiece.
The longevity and sillage of this juice oscillates between moderate and powerful, it's up to you.
Beautiful dark heavy glass bottle very square, without edges, with a stopper imitating wood.
Conclusion: A perfume bought blindly can sometimes surprise.
Like what, in life as in the choice of a perfume, you have to know how to venture and take risks.
My rating: 9/10
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Kubaguette
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Kubaguette
Very helpful Review    15  
A new day from camp
I have a very strong "déjà vu" when I smell this scent. He takes me back to the time when I was still a child and as a boy scout on camps was much in the forest, chopping wood and stuff.

Very much coniferous forest, lots of rain and neat breeze through the whole forest, that's what I can smell out here. That could be due to the vetiver but I think mostly the cypress is responsible for that.

Thus, the fragrance is already times absolutely positively struck me, as for the S / H I find the here rather restrained. Is more like such a fresh, earthy second skin which one carries with him, very pleasant and rather suitable for cooler days. Is nothing that draws incredible attention to itself in my opinion, for this the sillage is not present enough, but to smell a little fresher in colder days (without going into the aquatic track á la Bleu de Chanel Eau de Toilette) very well done.

To the bottle there is not much to say that the cap is above but outside of wood and sits well on the bottle I find very positive for the price. Can hold without problems on the cap the 100ml bottle, the thing sits so neatly on it and does not eiert around.

Price is as already indicated really excellent, a blind purchase it was with me and the 100ml have really paid off. Keeps with me so about 6 hours, then only skin noticeable
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Kourosiosi
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Kourosiosi
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Black or royal blue?
Encre Noire, black ink and here we go: fragrance names evoke associations or not. Eutopie simply numbers them, Chanel does the same and others deliberately stimulate the mental cinema by naming them before the first drop has even left the bottle. The black ink stain on a white background is considered by pirates to be a message of imminent death in Stevenson's Treasure Island, and is still used that way in pop culture today. In Umberto Eco's novel The Name of the Rose, monks die with fingers and tongues stained with black ink. No lockdown helped against the "Black Death" in the Middle Ages, and "Black Friday" began a global economic crisis without bailouts; black magic, moonlighting, naysayers.... And since Encre Noir "Schwarzriecher" - only black humor helps!

The fragrance of Encre Noir itself has already been described in detail here and I therefore do not go again on the individual fragrance components, but on the subjective effect of this fragrance on me personally, because I see it a little differently: Unlike many here, I feel Encre Noir quite as a summer fragrance. For me, Encre Noir radiates a coolness that I don't know from any other fragrance. With Fahrenheit or Grey Flannel it's a metallic coolness, with the usual citrus summer scents it's more of a freshness, but Encre Noir seems cold to me . This is not because of the fragrances themselves contained, but because of the absence of anything that could smell even remotely warm or sweet-cuddly. EN is emotionlessly cold to me - frozen like a block of ice. I wonder if many of the associations described in reviews would have arisen had the fragrance been trapped in an "iced" bottle and called Encre Bleu? To me, EN is an iceberg of blue ink at the center of which a Blue Hole sucks in everything warmly sweet and cuddly and turns it into radiant cold. In the center of this "Blue Hole" there is infinite calm and it smells like royal blue. I like that very much from time to time.

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RisingChaosRisingChaos 22 days ago
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Fresh bitter greens, quite earthy but with a penetrating cold breeze. Like an unfinished basement or rainy coniferous forest.
Nik604Nik604 3 months ago
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An absolute masterpiece! The quintessential of the modern man's perfumery . Still unattainable for most of now days pretentious editions
DinoRDinoR 4 months ago
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Got compliment in the workplace after 6,5 hours, and batch is new. Great frag, best in line.
MkhtahamiMkhtahami 4 months ago
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The performance is very good, around 9 hours on my skin, projection is a little more than 6 hours. The scent is dark, spicy, woody and kinda uniqu.
SillagePunkSillagePunk 5 months ago
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beautifull scent, reminds me alot of sycomore.
MickoMicko 5 months ago
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Scent is for niche category but performance is very bad...
MatuxMatux 9 months ago
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Dark, rooty vetiver smoothed with Iso E Super. Almost the same as Chanel's Sycomore, however, quality differences lie in the basenotes.
Virginia93Virginia93 1 year ago
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Melancholic perfume that I find absolutely unisex, beautiful and at a very cheap price. Got a 5ml decant, would consider the full bottle buy
Topfpflanze3Topfpflanze3 1 year ago
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In my brain it evokes memories of a coffin or the graveyard. Just very dark and earthy. definetly not for me
JnsnJnsn 1 year ago
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just almost right. must discover something 'bright' to layer it under... i no longer get the 'face down in grassy mud' vibe
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