Versace pour Homme Oud Noir (2013)

Versace pour Homme Oud Noir by Versace
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Versace pour Homme Oud Noir is a popular perfume by Versace for men and was released in 2013. The scent is woody-spicy. It is being marketed by EuroItalia.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBitter orange, Neroli, Pepper
Heart Notes Heart NotesCardamom, Saffron, Frankincense
Base Notes Base NotesOud, Patchouli, Leatherwood

Ratings

Scent

7.7 (199 Ratings)

Longevity

6.9 (155 Ratings)

Sillage

6.7 (161 Ratings)

Bottle

8.2 (167 Ratings)
Submitted by Joe, last update on 14.06.2019
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FragranceBoy

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FragranceBoy
FragranceBoy
1
The Badboy in the suit
First smell: Wow, I don't smell anything!
Second richen: Still nothing...
Third smell: Aha, there's something!
Fourth smell: Oh, it unfolds slowly...
Fifth time smell: Oh shit, a horny smell!

This fragrance is confusing at first, because it only unfolds really well after 1 week or longer. One (n) must understand this fragrance to know why it unfolds so slowly. We have a mild oud, a mild cardamom and a mild frankincense in this perfume, which means it's not up in your nose perfume, as they often say in English... Why do I deliberately mention these three notes? Because it seems to me that these three notes are most dominant in the drydown and also afterwards in the base. Maybe I'm wrong here, but hey, every nose is different! Who does this fragrance suit? It says in the title... It is a formulaic fragrance, which means for situations like black tie or business atire. Not casual at all!
What age should you be for this perfume? I always say that the age is shit doesn't matter because it always depends on the people, nevertheless if I have to give a recommendation, then you should be at least 21 years old, because it is a very adult and mature smell. It is the absolute opposite of playful and extroverted. He is mysterious, introverted, unobtrusive, sexy and elegant at the same time.
For which situations is it suitable apart from the above-mentioned?
He's good for dating!
What time of year? Autumn and winter, because the scent then blooms perfectly.
How many splashes?
For business atire: 6 splashes
Black tie: 4 splashes
Dates: 3 splashes

Remember, the scent is mild even though it's an EDP! If you're horny for compliments, you should definitely use enough splashes. There are also here in this community the shy guys and men who say: Oh what, more than 2 splashes, that's too much! My answer: Yes and no, you know-it-alls. What's the matter with you? It depends on the concentration of the fragrance, on the notes and on the season. That means Black Afgano will give you 1 splash on your chest for the whole day, while Bvlgari aqua amara for example will give you 4 splashes and probably more.

Thanks for reading!

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Endymion

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Endymion
Endymion
2
Oud pret a porter
With a few years distance to the insane oud hype, this Versace fragrance clearly wins my favor. But it is not easy to stand on its own, because except for the Versace Man from 2003 (which definitely serves as a model for this fragrance here) the other products under the license of EuroItalia are mostly too unpleasant for me in their synthetic and Haudrauf composition.

What makes Oud Noir right: His good genes of Versace Man are a suitable framework for the very western Oud chord. In other words: This scent is a pleasant and actually capable companion, no real oud scent, but still integrated as a note that brings in a twist. If you don't want to be the weird smoking man on occasions, but want to be the bearer of a pleasant scent, please suggest it here.
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GallianoHH

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GallianoHH
GallianoHH
4
Thanks to Versace! Nice work!
This fragrance is NO TWILLING of Tom Fords Oud Wood!
That's from start to finish, completely different scents.
Oud Noir would wear Daniel Craig as James Bond and Oud Wood Guido Maria Kretschmer as James Bond. I mean these scents are four different personalities.

I love this fragrance!
No flowers, no freshness, no dirt/dirt/stable, no oil, no dust, nothing funny, nothing "I like to dance".

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Carlitos01

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Carlitos01
Carlitos01
Helpful Review    4
The naughty dirty looks at a Versace guy
l always find very interesting to have informal conversations with the sales women at Sephora. I don't do it for flirting although most of them are very pretty indeed. I do it just for the pleasure of the some unusual informations I get and, sometimes, I just listen to small talk here and there. A while ago I heard a funny comment between two of those ladies. One of them just commented while looking at a middle aged well dressed dude in front of the Versace counter:
"He is testing the oud bottle... I am going to give my best naughty dirty look at that Versace guy !"
My first and so far only Versace Oud Noir bottle had finished two months earlier and I remember thinking... "what the heck!... why not?... I can use myself some naughty dirty looks as well !".
And I bought my second Versace Oud Noir bottle on the spot.

Versace Pour Homme Oud Noir is a Mukhallat style Eau de Parfum oud fragrance and Versace did a great job with it. “Mukhallat” is an Arabic word that means “mix”, so it's usually a mix of Arabian perfume oils. What distinguishes them is the quality and quantity of those individual ingredients.
It is a wonderful fragrance with a dark, warm and cozy scent. The supporting notes work very well with the more predominant oud note. As it is an Eau de Parfum, it is easy to over do the spraying. Sillage seems be a little further than four feet with two sprays and I get about 8 to 10 hours of longevity on my skin, but just a skin scent from the 6th hour onwards.
Bitter orange almost zesty notes, blended with a fresh and lively neroli and a touch of vibrant and manly black pepper, make a loveable opening. By then the oud is already in the bottom of a tunnel trying to show up,
For the heart we get a spicy cardamom and saffron accord, enriched by strong resinous notes of olibanum, for a burning and remarkable effect.
Finally in the bottom we scent the dominance of the intensely dark oud note, wrapped by an elegant accord of earthy patchouli and tasmanian flowerly leatherwood, unveiling the captivating strength of an addictive contrast.

Some comments:
For me, it's a sexy and oriental perfume just the way I like it! It's perfect for colder days or night time events. It lasts very well despite having a peaceful projection and sillage. Probably a bit more power could be cloying.
In fact, I haven't tried a Versace fragrance that I didn't like or that had a bad lasting power. On the othe hand, Versace does not release "powerhouses" as well.
The oud in this fragrance is not the usual dark smoky and barnyard animalic note we’re used to in many oud perfumes. It's more oily, nutty, medicinal, and brighter than we may expect. Nevertheless it's dark and smoky enough, but in a gentle way, for us to tie its scent with Tom Ford's Oud Wood. Anybody who loves both Oud Wood and the regular discontinued Versace Man (as myself), will be really happy wearing Versace Oud Noir.

Now the Oud Noir math examination :
- Scent opening...........10.0 (glorious)
- Scent Dry Down.........9.0 (fantastic but a bit faint)
- Longevity....................8.5 (up to 8~9 hours on my skin, with 2 sprays)
- Sillage..........................7.5 (sillage peaks up to 5~6 feet; projects for 2.0 hours)
- Versatility....................7.5 (avoid any type of hot temperatures)
- Usability......................8.0 (quite versatile and easy to please, for this type scent. Beach, Gym and any type of hot or swety events are excluded; under spray for dates and intimacy)
- Compliments..............8.5 (it will please a lot of people and not only oriental oud scent lovers. Compliments will happen.)
- Uniqueness.................8.5 (Just the mentioned references to the predecessors T. F. Oud Wood and Versace Man. They are not really tween fragrances, but relatives anyway)
- Quality.........................9.5 (High quality ingredients; gorgeous dark glass bottle, good spray and cap)
- Presentation...............9.0 (beautiful typical Versace shape bottle, on a pair with the Dylan Blue flask in elegance)
- Price.............................7.5 (100 ml tester flask - €44,00 plus taxes)

- Average:......................8.50/10.00
between 7 and 8 => above average;
between 8 and 9 => recommended;
equal or bigger than 9 => don't miss it;

Opinion on "Versace Oud Noir":
A very good oud fragrance half way between the animalic oud scents and the faint oud scented fragrances. If you are looking for an Oud Wood substitute, this is the best option. In the past seven years, many oud fragrances have been released and the choice is very wide now. However Versace Oud Noir is still in the leading team.
Overall Oud Noir is very pleasant, very manly, versatile and easy to wear for an oud fragrance. It is both classy and generic enough to be at ease for any situation.
Blind buy worthy? No. As with most oud perfumes, test it before buying.

This scent is a magnific one to just be sittin' on the dock of the bay, watchin' the tide roll away, wastin' time.
Music: "(Sittin' On) the Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding
9.0 7.0 7.0 9.0/10
DeJu

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DeJu
DeJu
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Great respect to Versace! Not only for this fragrance
This Versace fits perfectly into the pour Homme series next to pour Homme and the Dylan Blue. Not because it smells similar, but because it is again a really very beautiful round treasure.
It opens with a strong bitter orange that after some time incense and the oud follow. The orange weakens and it remains a smoky seductive dark scent. Very sexy!

During the day pour Homme, in the evening Dylan Blue and when going out Oud Noir! You just can't do anything wrong.

I would like to express my full appreciation to Versace!
Especially at the beginning of my fragrance journey Versace offered me uncomplex and cheap fragrances that simply work! No matter if Eros, Dreamer, Man au Fraiche or just the pour Homme series - all were and are simply more than good for their price!

Even today I still like to use these fragrances, just because they are so simple in comparison but still so good.

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OoohAdonis

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OoohAdonis
OoohAdonis
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Safe, easy, supple, sexy, groovy...
For beginners who wants to try a decent perfume with oud and leather. For men who may want to impress girls on a night out. For men who are dedicated to smell great at work and wouldn't want to offend workmates with "you smell different and nauseating" perfume. For women who love to explore men's fragrances. This is for you.

Versace pour Homme Oud Noir scent is one of the softest oud and leather based perfumes I have worn. A mild oud and leather combination well blended with oriental woody notes that toned town the usual might and heady characters of oud and leather. Smooth sweetness, quite bitter, a touch of creaminess and warm from the spice notes. No animalic note detected on my skin, which is good. If there is a dirty musk, for sure it was well hidden and behaved. Projection and longevity is average. But first hour of wearing it, 4 sprays, you will definitely be noticed. 5 hours later, close to skin. Safe to wear on parties, work (2-3 sprays) and dates. Sensual? Yes. Unique? No.

I can see the comparisons with Versace Man (heart to dry down) closer than Tom Ford Oud Wood (top stage). Oud Noir also reminded me of MFK Oud, which is less sweet and a bit thicker in oud. I prefer Oud Noir on summer nights and fall seasons. I prefer MFK Oud and Oud Wood on winter. Over all, I prefer Versace Man, still.

Versace Oud Noir is for me, the Versace Man lightly added with oud and spices. Both amazing, high quality smell (imo) and yes, full bottle worthy.
Rickbr

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Rickbr
Rickbr
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I was just thinking that the Noir/Black trend has another meaning that it never came into my mind so far. You can see them Noir as the equivalente of masculine classic tailoring: it doesn't have much space for extravagance, it's made to be part of a group in a very ellegant way. And Oud has been following this tailoring approach since most of Oud fragrances follow the codes for what an Oud scent should smell in mainstream. Of course, this makes them, as in tailoring, a little bit similar one to the other, so they try to stand apart (at least some) focusing on the details and not on the overall structure. In Oud Noir Versace found a way of paying a hommage to one of their oldest bold orientals, Versace Man, by bringing back the grape-ish and bright orange flower accord. Since it's not the focus here, it's less sweet and less intense, just the fancy detail for the oud suit, which is very straight on its execution: musky oud of woody nuances, with abstract spice aura and some incense notes too. I expected it to be more intense maybe, i'm surprised that this could easily work well to be worn on a daily basis. While i enjoyed it, the way it flows gives me a deja-vu impression, as if i had already smelled it on another place. But this happens with black suits too and some man look gorgeous on them, so i guess that it's the same case here.

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Carlitos01 9 months ago
Oud Noir is affordable for a good T. F. Oud Wood type of scent; Oud and Incense notes are fantastic although performance is just acceptable.+2
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