Crystal Noir 2004Eau de Parfum

Crystal Noir (Eau de Parfum) by Versace
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Crystal Noir (Eau de Parfum) is a popular perfume by Versace for women and was released in 2004. The scent is floral-creamy. The longevity is above-average. It is being marketed by EuroItalia.
Scent goes well with La Vie est Belle L'Eau de Parfum
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesCardamom, Ginger, Pepper
Heart Notes Heart NotesGardenia, Peony, Orange blossom
Base Notes Base NotesSandalwood, Amber, Musk

Ratings

Scent

8.0 (64 Ratings)

Longevity

8.4 (61 Ratings)

Sillage

7.7 (59 Ratings)

Bottle

7.3 (70 Ratings)
Submitted by CPL, last update on 18.11.2020.
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7.5
Scent
9
Longevity
7
Sillage
6
Bottle
Bayadere
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Bayadere
Bayadere
Helpful Review    6  
Modern laboratory miracle
Creamy? For real? Maybe my nose is busted, but I can smell everything but cream.) I can smell amarena cherries, coconut, fig and black currant. Sometimes I think I can perceive something mentholated. In any case, this scent combines very different scents as already described in the comments below.

This fragrance must indeed be a modern, sophisticated laboratory miracle. I've owned it for over 10 years and back then the pyramid looked very different. At that time, fig and blackcurrants were actually still listed. But the fragrance hasn't changed much over the years and the differences between EDT and EDP are minimal. So I'm just surprised that the ratings are so far apart. So, if you are interested in Crystal Noir, please read the comments on the EDT.

In my opinion, this fragrance is aimed more at younger women between 25 and 45 years of age. For lovers of classic fragrances and extras, it is probably not for them. It's easy to see that Antoine Lie has somehow followed an abstract fragrance idea here. I sometimes miss a bit of depth with this fragrance. But I wouldn't go as far as Luca Turin and call it "trashy". To be honest, I don't wear it very often either, and I've given it away once in a while. That he was allowed to move in with me again is due to the fact that from my point of view the mixture "oriental-fruity fresh with a spicy touch" is a speciality in the mainstream area. I actually get most of the compliments from others for this fragrance!

For those who want to make a big entrance, I recommend laying Crystal Noir with Black Orchid by Tom Ford, which has a similarly contradictory construction and alternates strongly between opposites. I can't describe this wild mixture with the best will in the world, but you'll definitely stand out and durability and sillage are enormous;-)
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7.5
Scent
9
Longevity
8
Sillage
9
Bottle
Liny
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Liny
Liny
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At night, the lovely flower turns into a disreputable spice...
At the beginning the scent is unexpectedly flowery and I am not exactly a fan of flowery scents. With a black scent I expect something more oriental spicy and not necessarily gardenia and peony in the foreground.
Late in the evening I smell the T-shirt again and lo and behold, the flowers have flown away and the amber-musk base has remained covered with a peppery spice floating in essential oils - wonderful!
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9
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
8
Bottle
Salva
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Salva
Salva
Helpful Review    12  
Crystals are so beautiful...
A crystal is a beauty,
it occurs in pure purity;
the shine shines like from 1001 nights,
possession gives you pure power.

Created by chemists and ground by masters,
loved by romantics and idolized by free spirits;
Colours and shapes cause mercy,
and in the display case they create bliss.
[...]

A few days ago, when I went shopping in a well-known drugstore and had my paraphernalia together, I didn't miss the chance to visit the scent shelves there. So I first went - as usual - to the fragrances for men and tested one after the other...
All of a sudden it occurred to me that a perfume company (I mean, her name was Lunabella) recently - while looking at my collection - recommended that I try the Versace Versense. This was because we were talking about which "women's" fragrances would be suitable for men as well (I'll lose a few words about this later).

So I took the bottle and sprayed it on a test strip: "Hmm, not so feminine at all, head note pleases already", was my thought.
But right next to the verses I saw a very interesting looking bottle; burgundy reddish with a cap I had never seen before...
"That looks like a crystal," and poof, poof, I saw the name: "Crystal Noir," okay. Makes sense," I said to myself.

Well, spontaneously picked up the bottle and before I opened the cap, I already felt the breath of a saleswoman in my neck and heard: "This is very, very nice, for your wife?"
- "Nah, I'll test it for myself!"
- "Oh, that's great!"
[...]

So I immediately sprayed both my wrists and let him stay for a few seconds... "God, what the hell is that?" I was thrilled with the top note. It is spicy and flowery at the same time, anything but "classically feminine" or something like that. To test the endurance and effect on paper, I also sprayed a test strip and took it home with me.

On the return trip in the car I smelled constantly, and alternately, on my wrist and test strips. It is often the case that scents unfold differently on the skin than on paper or the like. But on both I perceived an identical smell. How happy this made me...
And again and again I closed my eyes and just enjoyed this moment...
Yes, as is well known, we (almost) all close our eyes when we laugh from the heart, dream deep in our sleep, or kiss an important person, because the most beautiful moments can't be seen with the eyes, but felt with the heart... And this is what happened to me with this Crystal Noir...
[...]

Well, actually I had already written a short statement. But when I went back to the drugstore today, I bought a bottle. Not only because the saleswomen there are all very nice, friendly, polite and courteous and really take time for you; also because I would like to support retailers. And if I pay a few euros more for it - compared to online retailers - it plays a subordinate role. Because if I'm run over by a car tomorrow and never wake up again, the few euros more won't bring me much more either...

I have just applied the fragrance at home just for me, am writing this comment and couldn't feel happier to have discovered this crystal treasure for me by chance.
[...]

As mentioned earlier, I perceive the top note as spicy with a slight floral touch. Ginger and pepper are predominant in the opening, but I think the floral notes are not long in coming. The heart of this fragrance is mainly made up of floral notes, such as peony and orange blossom. I don't know much about all the different kinds of plants, roses etc., but at least Rose is clearly visible to my nose. I know this one since I discovered Cartier Déclaration d'un Soir EdT...
And the fragrance in the base becomes an absolute dream. The combination sandalwood and musk are my "bosses" anyway, but in a positive sense. Balsamic-sweet, animal-creamy and slightly powdery they seem to me and especially with these notes you can easily catch me and wrap me around your fingers... And Amber does the rest and provides for the long lasting beguiling character, just like the other two in the
Drydown.

Conclusion:
Again and again I read here in the forum and also recently in my own post there, how some people judge someone without knowing the person or even having seen them. And this only because you wear a fragrance classified for the opposite sex. I always get a feeling of incomprehension and shame for this intolerance when I read some of the articles. And that this gender classification has pure marketing reasons should be clear to everyone at some point...

Anyway, I wear what I like; because I wear fragrances only for myself and nobody else! And I think this Crystal Noir is just beautiful...

Because a crystal is like a marriage: it sparkles and shines, despite its corners and edges.
[...]

And as always, my thanks go to all readers!

LG
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9
Scent
10
Longevity
7
Sillage
10
Bottle
Sonnenwind
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Sonnenwind
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Holiday dreams
In my opinion, the bottle and the name do not fit at all to what the contents offer.
I would rather have given the bottle a warm tone, in the direction of orange/yellow and given it the name "Sunny Skin" - just roughly speaking Because the scent is anything but dark for me.
It reminds me of the end of a long day at the beach The sun slowly sinks to the horizon, the beach utensils are packed up again and the wonderful scent of sun-heated skin with a touch of sun cream rises again and again into the nose.
That's exactly how it smells! Powdery-sun creamy with a good solar note - without being sweet.
Luckily I don't smell coconut out here either, that would probably spoil the scent for me.
The Sillage is very pleasant and the durability super.
If you like it beachy, feminine and sexy, this fragrance is the right choice for you.

Since this year you probably have to refrain from a holiday on the beach, with Crystal Noir it is at least odour-wise possible to underline your holiday dreams realistically.
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