Datura noir (2001)

Datura noir by Serge Lutens
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Datura noir (Serge Lutens)
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Datura noir is a popular perfume by Serge Lutens for women and men and was released in 2001. The scent is flowery-sweet. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Myrrh, Bitter almond, Tonka bean, Musk, Osmanthus, Heliotrope, Mandarin, Lemon blossom, Tuberose, Vanilla, Coconut, Apricot, Datura

Ratings

Scent

7.6 (284 Ratings)

Longevity

7.9 (206 Ratings)

Sillage

7.0 (189 Ratings)

Bottle

7.7 (182 Ratings)
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 18.07.2017

Interesting Facts

In 2006 a limited bottle collection, "Les Fauves Royaux", was released, attaching the design Panthère to this scent. A bottle collection with card game design followed. The scent was attached to the design of the suit Spades.

Multiple notes are reported for this fragrance. See Parfumo Research for details.

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DutchSnifferDutchSniffer 4 years ago
Scent 9.0

„Intoxicating coconut floriental. ”


Datura Noir doesn't contain datura , which is a plant from a genus that is known for its hallucinogenic and medicinal (atropine) properties. Apart...
SherapopSherapop 6 years ago
Scent 3.0

„Reminds me of a Discontinued Masterpiece...”


Tuberose is tricky. In Serge Lutens DATURA NOIR, it is very, very thick, in large part, I believe, due to the marked coconut note. Coconut...
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Datura not so Noir
Serge Lutens: don’t take the word “noir “too seriously in this perfume because you’ll find instead a lot of white from coconut, tuberose, almonds all enveloped in creamy vanilla, in other words how “noir” can a suntan lotion smell? We are talking about a tropical frangrance (perhaps... Read more
Bottle 5.0/10 Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10
Very helpful Review    3
Sweet, Honeyed Floral...
There is something so intoxicating about this one. Like a narcotic flower which seduces with it's sweet decadent aroma. Datura Noir reminds me that Serge Lutens knows how to make astonishingly rich, decadent floral compositions. I'm taking about A La Nuit, the jasmine tuberose powerhouse, and my... Read more
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Scent 9.0/10
2
Flirting with Death
I decided to risk killing myself and bought Datura noir--datura being angel's trumpet, favored for suicide in many parts of the world. In consolation in case I die, SL sent along two miniatures, two samples, and two cards of their solid perfumes. Fair enough. I love Datura noir. If it were the... Read more
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Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 5.0/10 Scent 8.0/10
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A Tuberose to Admire...
I have finally found a Serge Lutens that I fell in love with, from start to finish. I was very skeptical about this fragrance, as it has a few notes that I don't usually go for. But,for some unknown reason, they worked so well on my skin, I was quite overcome with emotion! Tuberose is not one of my... Read more
Sillage 10.0/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 9.0/10
1
19th century flash back
This strong flower scent transfers me to The Past. It makes me wonder about the smells I would have known, had I lived a hundred or a hundred and fifty years ago (a good period: the beginning of photography, Flaubert, Tchechov and Proust alive): kitchen scents (madeleine), wardrobe scents, candy... Read more
Bottle 10.0/10 Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 8.0/10
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180° turn
1st stage Powdery marzipan with mint, fine, sun milk, soft and nice. I would say, that it is a perfect choice for summer, but after long years of parfum-mania I know myself better. I would wear it in winter, when it is cold outside and I got tired of darkness. Feminine character. 2nd... Read more
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jtd
Very helpful Review    7
how to look at datura noir
from http://www.scenthurdle.com If I squint exceedingly hard, I can sometimes make out an individual part of Datura Noir. Almond, tonka, tuberose. Simply focussing shows me some combinations. Oh, that was that creamy-coconut/green-tuberose sort of tuberose. Hhmmm. That almond was a... Read more
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Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 9.0/10
Helpful Review    1
Intoxicating coconut floriental.
Datura Noir doesn't contain datura , which is a plant from a genus that is known for its hallucinogenic and medicinal (atropine) properties. Apart from their poisonous nature, they apparently don't really have a smell of their own so the name is a word play and probably refers to the possibly... Read more
Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 3.0/10
1
Reminds me of a Discontinued Masterpiece...
Tuberose is tricky. In Serge Lutens DATURA NOIR, it is very, very thick, in large part, I believe, due to the marked coconut note. Coconut is also tricky, and tends to overwhelm in more than minuscule doses. To my nose, this combination of tuberose and coconut is simply too heavy-handed. I love the... Read more
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Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 5.0/10
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Sweeeeeet
Penetratingly sweet white flower scent at first spray, like a power blast of tuberose and ylang ylang. Mercifully, this becomes softer and more subdued as it develops. At drydown, Datura Noir actually morphs into a fairly gentle fragrance. I definitely pick up on the coconut and almond, which... Read more

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