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Crystal Noir Versace for women

Crystal Noir Versace for women
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According to Donatella Versace, Crystal Noir is a rare essence, sensual and delicate. The central note of the composition is mysterious gardenia, fresh, sensual, luminous and creamy, reproduced by 'headspace' technology,. Amber and musk in the base make the scent dark and mysterious, very sensual and distinct. The fragrance was created by Antoine Lie in 2004.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Ginger Cardamom Pepper

Middle Notes
African Orange flower Gardenia Peony Coconut

Base Notes
Musk Sandalwood Amber

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Crystal Noir Fragrance Reviews

Cookiefan
Cookiefan

I liked this when I smelled the sample because it smelled like coconuts but when I actually smelled this on a person, I realized that it didn't smell too good.

Jul
27
2014
mayke
mayke

I don't like this one. I smell too much coconut, and there is something in it that makes my stomach turn. I did like the topnotes though, but only for one minute maybe.

Jul
26
2014
sphynx97
sphynx97

At first sniff, clean woody potent Eau De Toilette.
I have always gotten the smell of clean woods, especially from the bottle.

On my skin The Gardenia comes out. I am not a fan of Gardenia but this one lingers beautifully.
But it has a sort of sweetness to it.
I would not have said it smells like Coconut. But the sweetness and warmth comes definitely from the Coconut and Amber.
On some on else the coconut might come out more.
During the whole time I get a twitch of pepper. Can also be explained as a fresh strong draft at moments.

This perfume is quite complex. You might get straight woods or coconut warmth. But most of us fall in love with this lingering beauty.

Its a beautiful fragrance from Versace that I will repurchase.
This is another hit from the big wonderful Versace.

Jul
22
2014
sandalwoodevotee8
sandalwoodevotee8

Reading reviews about how 'overpowering' and 'thrilling' the sandalwood aspects of this perfume were... I bought it with a blink of an eye without even testing it!

... however this turned out to be pure pungent tenacious COCONUT! only after it wearing off after about 2 hours did I smell the minute signification of the sandalwood... but again extremely subtle! :(

It is for an adroit, confident woman and definately a night time fragrance!

My vote- 3/5!

Jul
21
2014
IntentOnScent
IntentOnScent

Ok. so ive been wearing the edt out of a mini bottle I got a little while ago... Love at first sniff! (by now im totally loopy for it)
id describe it as powerfully sexy, mysterious, yet somehow pure at the same time.. struggles for words..an enigma! so damned interesting in the best, "just have to sniff more", kind of way.
My favourite place ive lived on earth is far north queensland. Smelling this on me makes me close my eyes and feel im under a giant tree ferns graceful umbrella enjoying the mix of orchids festooned on its trunk..some torch ginger and tropical ginger nearby in large stands, some of which have been trampled under foot as I made my way to that spot... the air is fresh and clean and the purest of pure after a rainstorm... I look up and see some heavy clouds start to build again to one side of the sky thru the tree fern fronds and wonder if I should venture further thru this wonderland or head for shelter. Mood, excited, refreshed, intrigued..in love.. rapture?.. horny hehheh. Also I have to mention that as I close my eyes I see myself barefoot yet in the most amazing evening gown ..maybe its .. the best of both worlds. fantastic yet somehow grounded.
Great staying power.. love love love adore
is this stuff realy being discontinued? are they out of their minds at Versace???

Jul
18
2014
lesgalaxies
lesgalaxies

Yesssss, a perfect casual perfume for my wardrobe! I have so many linear florals, I almost avoid them for fear of coming off too "dressy." This is a great balance of your basic musky floral. Not too fancy, or pronounced -- some of you may hate me for saying this, but it's a kind of static-scent. Smells like nothing in particular, mostly perfume. It's perfect for the days I want to just smell nice.

I did get some lovely white florals and warm sweet notes in the beginning, but after the first few minutes it became a blend of just scent. Maybe it's not the season and it will change as the weather cools, I do still love it and find it fitting to my wardrobe.

Jul
17
2014
smalltownbeatnik
smalltownbeatnik

Oh you sexy bitch. I'm glad I tried you before knowing anything about you. I would have run from the gardenia and the coconut, but Versace Crystal Noir settles down to the best sultry amber/sandalwood musk mixed with a rich spiced, mulled wine. The thick and smoky/syrupy scent wraps around me and reminds me that I'm alive. This coconut doesn't make me think of the sun and beach. This is the coconut that one would smell at night after making hot, sordid love while vacation on some tropical isle, earthy and rich and dirty.

Jul
14
2014
auroramaria
auroramaria

Beautiful and sensual fragrance very modern and chic for the femme fatale inall of us the coconut..makes. it creamy and kinda tropical smelling. This is grreat for summer nights out but with the right attitude can be worn to go to work. Love it!

Jul
14
2014
beccalee79
beccalee79

Sexy, smoky and deep tropical coconut and gardenias..this is very syrupy and reminds me of a cocktail on a hot and humid summer night.

Jul
12
2014
divaofdevotion
divaofdevotion

OMG, such a beautiful scent... It isn't as dark as the bottle may fool you to believe! It is very mysterious and there is nothing out there, coming close to this beauty! I am in Love! One of a kind! This is definitely an out the box fragrance!

Jul
12
2014
mirul
mirul

creamy coconut, peppery spicy, heavy gardenia and too mysterious. Never smell something like this before.lol

Jul
09
2014
lazulum
lazulum

Interesting and mysterious. Smells like chocolate mint jazzed up with a little spice. A truly unique scent!

Jul
07
2014
Nil3
Nil3

Everything I see in this pyramid I smell on my skin. Loveliest lovely. That is the spicyness that I look for in a fragrance. Not the warm chai spicy. The pepper spicy! I feel this competition between coconut and pepper. Sillage perfect. Longevity perfect. Projection perfect.

Jul
06
2014
IamWoman
IamWoman

I had the pleasure of sampling this beautiful fragrance today. This is definitely a class act, befitting the name, "Versace". To me, there seems to be a dichotomy to this fragrance...a fresh, crisp air about it, and a velvety smooth, milky warmth. Blended well together, with a hint of spice and musk, and Versace has created an exotic, elegant masterpiece. My husband used the word, "enchanting" in describing it. As Crystal Noir wears, it creates a distinct cloud of intermingling notes around me, without any one overpowering the others. This fragrance is not shy or "nice"; it is shamelessly confident, sensual and aristocratic. Something about it seems to beckon the by-gone era of 1940's Hollywood glamour. It may be the gardenia...I'm not sure....but, I can hardly wait to make Versace Crystal Noir a permanent part of my fragrance family.

Jul
05
2014
plutodagirl
plutodagirl

I had purchased a sample of Crystal Noir last winter, tried it, and decided that it was not for me. Too deep. Too dark. Almost syrupy like. Fast forward to this summer, decided to try it again just for the hell of it. I made sure I didn't spray too much, remembering how strong of a monster it was when I last sprayed it. And then... something magical happened. No syrupy smell. What?! This is not too deep. This is not too dark. This is PERFECTION. I wore my sample decant until the very last drop. It's funny, because last winter, my first impression was HELL NO. I can tell you that my second impression was the total opposite. I purchased the biggest bottle I could find. When I wear this, I feel confident, sexy, and mysterious. First spray, I get all the spices, and a tad bit of gardenia. Gardenia can be a tad bit cloying to me, but in here, it's heavenly. After the spices, I get that kick of gardenia, mingling with a milky coconut scent, but not a sweet coconut, but more of a creamy milky coconut. Then the amber and sandalwood come in full force, but you can still sniff the quiet essences of the gardenia and coconut. When I wear this, I spritz once behind each ear, and once on each wrist. Very strong for about 30 minutes or so, then it starts to calm down a bit. I can say, that each time I have worn this, the amber and sandalwood smell has stayed for days onto my hair, even after showering twice a day, and daily hair washings. Three days later, I could still catch whiffs of this glorious concoction in my hair. I think I've found my new summer scent.

Jun
27
2014
LisaMari
LisaMari

Oops! I somehow got this mixed up with Bright Crystal when I first wrote a review but they are nothing alike - Crystal Noir is just heavenly
- it has a softly sweet, musky, breathy, innocent, intimate scent - like warm, clean baby skin.
I get warm, fresh gardenia, sweet sandalwood and creamy musk mmmmm... :)

Jun
24
2014
bridgette
bridgette

I'd describe it as on the "noir" side since it isn't light. I can smell the sandlewood and a light spiciness. It's not sweet. Very subtle scent. It took me a few times to even grasp what it smelled like because I could barely smell it. Not a favorite. Something about it hurts/offends my nose.

Jun
19
2014
perfumeaddictio
perfumeaddictio

I am yet to purchase this fragrance but I did smell it today and it smells sooo nice. I probably caught everyone's nose with my perfume because I was testing so many.

This perfume smells very warm and cosy but also very elegant and sexy. Now I'm partial to musky fragrances and this is very nice and I also like the word 'noir' too. The word 'Noir' reminds me of wild nights.

Sandalwood, Vanilla and Musk are common notes in my fragrances and in this perfume, I think the coconut compliments the other notes very well.

Jun
14
2014
Nil3
Nil3

What a beauty! Just as the pyramid tell you: it's a spicy cardamom with the sweetness of the innocent white flower. Then the coconut reminds you of its existent. Then the amber and musk give you the typical goodbye wink telling you: ' Use us very soon' ;)

Jun
14
2014
Akarui_hana
Akarui_hana

This perfume is so glamorous, seductive and dark! The notes must have been mixed by a magician because I think you can easily make someone fall in love with you by wearing this :))
It is a creamy fragrance, the amber is soothing, the ginger is edgy (but not sharp - go figure!), the coconut is fresh and the flowers are complimenting it instead of assuming a leading role.
I think this is a perfect scent to wear on an evening when you are going out and you want to drive your date crazy. It is very long lasting and has huge sillage.

I wrote this review for the EDP.

Jun
11
2014
szilvihorv
szilvihorv

Beautiful, feminine and alluring. It doesn't shout SEXY, instead it's the type that has noses turned into your neck for just ~one more last~ sniff. Crystal Noir is a creamy, warm, slightly spicy coconut scent. Nothing stands out too much, none of the notes are overpowering, but coconut and pepper are always lingering there, and that's what gives this dark and sweet brew character. A good choice for a night out - or a night in, actually, with the right company... if you know what I mean ;)

Edit: It is just simply amazing how Crystal Noir accomodates to the different temperatures: in the colder weather it's comfortably warm but as soon as heat hits the air, this miracle of a fragrance turns into crispy and much, much fresher.

Jun
07
2014
Dioguh
Dioguh

This one screams sex and female power.. It's perfect for night time

Jun
07
2014
Musselille
Musselille

LOVE this sweet, dark coconutty scent! It's perfect for a night out!

The eau de toilette has a bad staying power on my skin, so I will try the eau de parfum.

There is only a few of all my perfumes I would like to repurchase, and this is one of them :)

Very well blended and not like anything else you find on the market.

Jun
05
2014
quency1
quency1

I had this one and I liked it but I think it was really masculine and very spicy and creamy. Actually it was not the best for me.

Jun
05
2014
megrim
megrim

First off I do think this works as a unisex fragrance, especially on the dry down. I found Crystal Noir to be dark, sweet, spicy and elegant. The gardenia is there, but I wouldn't call it floral and light. This is dark red gardenia steeped in mulled wine.

Whilst I do think it's a lovely, rich and very elegant scent - for me it was a touch too rich. It lacks any sharper, crisp notes to hang from. This is a soft-but-strong, enveloping, velvety, spicy-sweetness. It's dark, rich and warm. Perfect for a cool Autumn/Winter evening.

Jun
02
2014
evgenia80
evgenia80

One of these scents that are definitely dinstictive and unique. I 've noticed it on others several times and it managed to capture my interest .So,I decided to check it out. I was amazed by its longevity and character . Dark ,sensual and creamy. It was exactly what I was looking for. A new love

May
31
2014
Jcnna
Jcnna

I really like this one. It's sexy and dark. I smell coconut (which I LOVE).

May
30
2014
SheAlwaysSmellsGood
SheAlwaysSmellsGood

I really wanted to like Crystal Noir, but to me it smelled a lot like laundry detergent. When I wore it, I just kind of smelled like I was freshly dry cleaned or something.

May
28
2014
Tickman
Tickman

What a disappointment. I adore every note in this pyramid. It's almost like if you got all of my favorite notes and combined them into one fragrance, you would get Crystal Noir. But everything is subdued and muddled in this fragrance. The treatment of the materials and composition doesn't allow any of the key players to shine through. I get none of the exuberant richness of gardenia. None of the gorgeous tropicality of coconut. None of the stylish edge of cardamom or pepper.

To me, Crystal Noir is simply CRYING out for an "intense" flanker. It's a perfectly pleasant scent, but I just wish I could smell it with the volume turned up to 11. I had very high hopes, and unfortunately this fragrance is a letdown.

May
28
2014
raunchy
raunchy

I had it, but i decided to gave it away.. Longevity and silage are great. Wonderful Night Out!

May
25
2014
Pepperflower
Pepperflower

On my skin, the first spritz and for quite some time smells masculine or unisex. I get heaps of ginger, pepper, strong musk, bit of powder and coconut. The ginger ever so slowly loses it's grip, pepper slowly does the same, but then then gardenia which has been trying to make it's way through finally burst out, amber, sandalwood and orange flower comes too. All the while, creamy Coconut is still in rage on my skin.

A very strong perfume. Like Statement jewelry, large earrings, bangles, smokey eyes, sarong wraps, monokinis, cocktail drinks with bitters, a high end bar or lounge on the beach, a woman driving a luxury but typical men's car.

As a huge coconut lover, this combination of Fresh spicy and warmth from the coconut is so unique to me . It's a lovely and refreshing change from the usual coconut-vanilla, coconut-tiare, coconut-fruity....been there done that. This revved up coconut is dark, mysterious, sultry, dressed up and elegant.

May
24
2014
guest_
guest_

So I bought this one for my wife yesterday, based on all your reviews. Even before I gave it to my wife I tried on the back of my wrist to know how it is. The coconut if distinct in the beginning, but it does not sty too long. Then it changes into something else that I cannot quite place. While I do love perfumes, not sure about which note is which except for a few notes. But then after sometime, it changes into a warm smell of sandalwood that is so beautiful. I kept smelling my wrists at intervals. Absolutely loved this one. WOW! By the way, she loved it too. I am gonna love smelling this one on her. ;)

May
23
2014
StellaXYH
StellaXYH

Based on EDP concentration:

I didn't get prominent coconut in Versace Crystal Noir. There is a slight hint at the opening, but not in a buttery oily way, rather fresh coconut juice. The first 20 minutes of Crystal Noir on me is dominated by fresh peppercorn, ginger and airy gardenia yet to bloom with a silky milky texture, which slightly reminds me of Lanvin Oxygène.

As time goes by, the gardenia unfolds as well as orange blossom. For 2 hours, Crystal Noir smells more towards a citrus-white floral layered on a light amber. But eventually, creamy gardenia and sandalwood take over in the drydown. The gardenia now becomes a bit ripen with brown edge on the petals, yet it still remains radiant with a slight fresh melon nuance.

The sillage is moderate and the longevity is almost 12 hours. I find Crystal Noir a beautiful white floral: intoxicating but with a certain transluscency so that it doesn't become too heavy. And the gardenia is one of the more natural among designer offerings. If you happen to be interested in creamy tropical white florals, I think Crystal Noir worths a try.

May
21
2014
ArtaNigra
ArtaNigra

After reading so many positive reviews of this fragrance I supposed it would be something special - beautiful, sexy, enchanting. I wanted to love this fragrance. After spraying my wrist I got cheap coco-fragranced cosmetic smell. That was simply disappointing.

May
20
2014
mattie
mattie

What a unique scent is this perfume ! It is floral, spicy, but fresh at the same time. It's the kind of fragrance you can wear all year long, at work or on evenings.

May
14
2014
hippiechick13
hippiechick13

This is undeniably sexy. It's modern, but has a classic and pretty way to it without being austere and edgy. It captures the attention, and keeps it.

You don't need to apply a lot and it lingers a long time. I like that the sillage to it kind of surrounds the wearer in a cloud, without being overbearing.

There's a vampy element to this. And a sensuality. I highly recommend it. Suitable for work, date night, casual or formal.

May
13
2014
alyssaprokup
alyssaprokup

One of my absolute favorites. A coworker of mine wore it all the time, I loved it so much I bought it for myself!

It's hard for me to describe this perfume. It's unique and sexy, but warm, creamy and somewhat comforting all at the same time. It's kind of like Euphoria's older, sexier sister. I don't get any of the coconut sun tan lotion opening some others have described. Beautiful dry down, and lasts a LONG time. I save it mostly for winter and evenings. Already bought a backup bottle, just in case :)

May
11
2014
tijgetje
tijgetje

This one is a true "in the mood" pafume to me. Wore this one in winter, then after several weaks started to dis-like it. I think because of the gardenia in the end. Or the amber... Now, it's almost summer here and I snift this one again, and now it's all fantastic again! Funny how parfume works on my mood, nose, chemestry.

I find this a warm and tropical parfume, but in a fresh way. Really not like "sun lotion tropical";-) ... Very good for winter but also for summer nights or as party frag. I love the smell of the coconut in this one, specially together with the other ingredients!! If you like warm and bit oriental parfum's than try this one ;-) Sillage normal on my light skin. The smell isn't "in your face type" but just right.

May
11
2014
ZeeZee6
ZeeZee6

What witchcraft is this? I walk into Macy's and go fondle a bunch of scents and almost walk away unimpressed, before hitting this one. And then I think, What the hell, is the top big enough? Never mind that. I hit myself with a spritz and Oh my god. Look, I don't understand it myself really, how it is I get a waft of coconut and sandalwood, and some kind of amber, but my goodness. This is unique. This is unusual. Amidst a stain of synthetics, this one has called out to me loudly: I am real. Ignore those other idiots.
The perfume sales lady started hovering and I thought, Why is it perfume, and lingerie, two of the most intimate purchases one can make, always have vultures hovering around you, pushing you, annoying you, trying to force you to Make A Purchase. Go AWAY.
I walked off and bought some mascara, and then came back to this scent to spray it on again. I love unexpected scents. This one is like a slow tickle under the arm which you aren't expecting, a quick kiss out of nowhere. I don't understand it, but I think that might be why I love it. The strangeness of coconut with sandlewood and amber, some soft floral as well, is something kind of brilliant.
It smells good on me, hours later. I think I might want it.

May
10
2014
christinavictory
christinavictory

This is one of my top five fragrances right now. I just absolutely LOVE it, but I've been hesitant to do a review on this because I find it extremely hard to pin down, and honestly, that's why I love it. The stars of this fragrance really are the coconut, gardenia, ginger, pepper, sandalwood, cardamom,and orange flower, probably the strongest of all of these, being that rich, creamy, dark coconut. It's very unique, I've yet to smell anything even slightly similar to this. The sillage can be pretty large if you spray too much, one spritz is DEFINITELY enough. I have the EDT and I find that it lasts 12 hours or more.

Now back to what I said about it being super hard to pin down. Normally I can get some sort of "feel" or image from a perfume, and it stays relatively constant, but not this one. This one is really weird in a good way. Withing the course of wearing, one time I'll sniff it and think "sunshine" the next "sunset on a beach with kind of a dark forest, that could be either beautiful and peaceful or intensely creepy depending on the mood" or "jaguars". Then sometimes, there's kind of an "overgrown graveyard" or "haunted house", "Halloween" vibe to it. Probably the most common one, is it kind of makes me feel like some sort of incredibly suave and bad-ass international spy at a glamorous black tie event. It makes me feel super intelligent, manipulative, confident, sophisticated, glamorous, strong, powerful, and mischievous.

This perfume is the intersection of happy sunny days, tropical vacations, things that go bump in the night, sophistication, light, dark, and adventure. Probably most of all, like all my favorite fragrances, this embodies adventure. Definitely try this on its own. (I tend to have a problem with going to stores and spraying EVERYTHING on me, so if you do too, when you go test this, don't do that.) It's really dynamic, and having too many other scents kind of detracts from that. Really though, you have to try this, it's truly, truly amazing.

10/10, no complaints!

May
07
2014
madgefan
madgefan

Took me a while to appreciate this. It's not a strong scent but it's a nice one. Crisp, airy, fresh, like a cool breeze. I smell creamy coconut with a dash of pepper. I'm prone to wearing strong perfumes but when I want something lighter and more refreshing, Crystal Noir hits the spot.

May
07
2014
Lybarra118
Lybarra118

*le sigh* This is my signature scent. I've worn Crystal Noir for the past two years and I adore everything about it. Winter, spring, summer...doesn't matter. It's spicy and warm yet sweet and mysterious. An utterly delicious, magnificent scent. I get compliments every time I wear this, sometimes by the same few people day after day. It's like they can't help themselves. I've had women follow me around in stores to ask what I'm wearing.

It lasts a very long time, 12+hrs, and sillage is fantastic, but it's not overwhelming. I can even smell it on my clothes a week later.

Crystal Noir is romantic and mysterious. I'd recommend everyone try it, especially for a first date. Best part is, since it's not a new scent, the price for a 3.4 oz. bottle is very reasonable.

I forgot to add that all the above is referring to the EDT. I've never tried the EDP and I'm not sure I care to. EDT is utter perfection.

May
05
2014
aki777
aki777

I found EDP too heavy on sandalwood, same one i got from Samsara/Guerlain so I will eventually be going towards retesting and perhaps getting EDT which is fresher and nicer in hot climate.

Apr
30
2014
minty
minty

I can't stand something in this perfume and I couldn't name it. I look list of notes above but It didn't help me to figure it out. I used it for 2 days and give my friend as a gift. I don't like it.
it has long lasting power, coconut based and different, but must try on first.

Apr
29
2014
EternityFresh
EternityFresh

Absolutely LOVE this!! I don't know why it took me so long to find this perfume. I think it's because I never was a real fan of Versace but WoW this is truly a great smelling perfume and pretty long lasting. The coconut is blended so well with the rest of the notes that it gives such a sultry ride all the way through.

Apr
29
2014
Stacierew
Stacierew

...versace, eh? This particular scent is an interesting journey. Strangely, my nose really struggled with matching these notes, and I have a very decent nose. On me...I smell black currant, vanilla, gardenia, coconut, cardamon, and musk. I keep sniffing my wrist, and continue to find the lack of currant in the notes section surprising. Some sites list Tuberose as a note. I dont buy it, as I loathe tuberose (it makes me gag) and I dont pick it up at all in vcn. It has a gourmand-like air, owing to the coconut and cardamon combo. Overall, dark, sensual, and beautiful. Spicy, but not of the old-spice flatness that defined CK's Euphoria. While the list of notes is fairly simplistic, Crystal Noir is much more complex and interesting than Bright Crystal, and is definitely worth a sniff for those who found Bright Crystal a snore.

Apr
28
2014
ankamonicab
ankamonicab

This is one of the most beautiful scents ever. I feel special everytime I wear it! Is is so warm and creamy and it just lasts forever. I get a lot of compliments when I wear Crystal Noir.

Apr
28
2014
XocoFlor
XocoFlor

One of my top favorite fragrances. I love that the coconut is not overbearing. Usually coconut notes tend to come off as typically 'tropical' and warm, but here there's a high end freshness to it. When I wear the EDT I feel young, stylish, and sophisticated all at once. can wear this Crystal Noir throughout the entire year. It adapts to the changing temperatures of the seasons.

I have the EDP as well, but cannot really smell much of a difference. I think the EDT pops more, and develops faster when sprayed on the skin.

Apr
26
2014
paria1991
paria1991

این عطر هدیه برای مادرم بود که نپسندید و خودم نمیدونم شاید وقتی سنم بالا رفت ... از این رایحه خوشم بیاد .کلا خیلی تاریک و سنگینه.

Apr
20
2014
deda147
deda147

I wanted to try the EdP for a long time, so I was really delighted to see it at a store when I went out shopping. On the blotter it seemed lovely; a fresh, light spicy opening that quickly dries down to a fragrance focused on the gardenia, and the sandalwood-amber-coconut as the supporting notes.
On my skin it's quite the opposite: the opening is still the same, but it seems to amplify the sandalwood-amber-coconut to the max. It becomes a really creamy scent; I mainly smell the sandalwood, enhanced by the sweetness of the amber and the creamy aspect of the coconut. The later doesn't strike me as too gourmand. It also doens't remind me of suntan lotion. It dries down to the sandalwood enhanced by the coconut.
Longevity wasn't really good on my skin, it seemed to fade after 5 hours. Sillage is huge the first 2 hours.
I would've loved this one if the Gardenia along with the sandalwood would dominate the fragrance. Think I might be buying the EdT instead. That one struck as a bit more floral and fresher :).

Update: Retested the EdT again. It's indeed more floral and fresher, but also struck me as quite cheap. The EdP is more luxurious and creamy, so I would recommend that one. This scent doesn't seem like it's for me though.

Apr
18
2014
Revontuli
Revontuli

Crystal Noir is shockingly beautiful to me as someone who has been avoiding all Versace perfumes. And I'm not planning to try any other Versace after this because I don't want the magic gone. Coconut is an accord that I don't like much but in Crystal Noir it blends so well with the other notes, it just creates an unbelievably sexy and delicious feeling on my skin. Plus I can never go wrong with pepper, sandalwood and amber; notes that I love and they love my skin. This is a dark yet elegant fragrance. I must get a full bottle as soon as possible!

Apr
12
2014
Velvet_Touch
Velvet_Touch

Very sensual, feminine, fruity fragrance. This is one of the fragrances I am waiting to get from Strawberrynet, these days. I smelled it about 2 months ago in a luxurious shop and couldn't stop to buy it.

Apr
12
2014
temporalgrace
temporalgrace

This is pretty strong, and lighter/ more soapy fruity than I expected in the opening. Then the pepper comes out to play and things get a bit more interesting. I don't really smell the coconut, and I'm a bit disappointed about that, but this is still pleasant enough. I wouldn't call it a night scent per se, and I probably wouldn't have purchased this at full price, but it would make for a fun summer scent so I'm happy to have it in my wardrobe.

Apr
10
2014
magrathea17
magrathea17

this one is very fierce, somehow smoothly ruthless and poisonous, reminds me of Eva Green as Artemisia in 300:Rise of an Empire..
VERY sharp from the beginning, peppery, my boss sneezed when I sprayed it at the office (even though I did so with a window open), the other time I managed to overspray it (spritzed 5-6 times) - which was DEADLY and people on tram covered their noses and complained out loud, damn :D but then I reduced the amount to one third and it´s o.k. :)

this wasn´t love at first sniff, not even at the second one. I had a sample and kept testing it from time to time and once, desperate because I couldn´t find anything I´d like, this came to my mind and I bought it the same day. it took me a while, but now it´s my new signature :)

beware - use with caution!!

Apr
10
2014
victoria.mei1992
victoria.mei1992

At first you can smell many of notes, but at drydown there left just coco and maybe sandal/amber. Nauseous smell.

Apr
08
2014
taylorcake1
taylorcake1

I'm in love, the first time I smelled this it stood out. I spritzed some on at the store and was obsessed instantly. It is very individual and sexy. I feel glamorous and sultry when I wear it. I love the creamy warm smell on my skin. Bought the bottle today :)

Apr
05
2014
kirtylou
kirtylou

Very nice, love the white floral and coconut combination. Very tropical yet dark, like a romantic night-time stroll on an island.

However, this is very strong, not something I will be able to wear during the day as it distracts me. I will be wearing this more often for dates and night time activities, and stick with Bright Crystal for the office :)

Apr
02
2014
juanlachelle
juanlachelle

Don't know why but this scent reminds me of Tommy Bahama Set Sail St. Barts….but with a bit more coconut. Like a night version TB…The bottle is pretty but not sure it mixes well with me.

Apr
01
2014
perfumeaddiction
perfumeaddiction

I would like to thank my swap partner for giving me the opportunity to try this. Crystal Noir is a pretty scent but it is rather heavy. I definitely smell the coconut along with all the other notes listed. In my opinion this would be a seasonal fragrance best worn in the colder months. I think of a nice warm sweater, steaming cup of tea in hand and a small spritz of this on my arm. Very comforting. Although there is coconut listed as a note, it's not quite the coconut that you would smell in the summer or in suntan lotion but a warmer deeper cooler scent. Certainly not at all off putting. Fair amount of silage and lasting power as well.

Mar
31
2014
piperka
piperka

I think it's a nice scent, but way too heavy and inappropriate for young women in my opinion.

Mar
31
2014
BillyHoran
BillyHoran

Not everyone will like that. But i love it

Mar
30
2014
happycapybara
happycapybara

Oh Crystal Noir, it is okay that not everyone understands you…. you are just so gorgeous and complicated… full of juxtapositions… so strong, so feminine, so fierce, so carefree…

This was my go to work scent when I needed that boost of confidence for the big presentations. Sometimes my night out scent when I wanted to seem a little mysterious. It somehow covered all the bases for me.

Gardenia, coconut, musk, amber, blended so beautifully in a sexy, creamy, otherwordly potion. Love the silage and the longevity. High marks for both.

Mar
23
2014
Adriane0527
Adriane0527

To me, it smells like pencil shavings and makes me nauseated. Sadly, because I wanted to like it.

Mar
23
2014
liav24
liav24

As a man - this perfume is a must.
its heavy, very sexy, very aromatic, mostly for the night events. very very appealing.

when i smell - i get confused, it is one of those perfumes that makes you wanna rip your girlfriend/wife clothes and get her to bed..

im seriuos - got it for my ex girlfriend, and when she used it i always told her couple hours later that i want to take her back home. it just made me stick my face to her neck.

:P

Mar
22
2014
Rielle
Rielle

Smells like coconutty suntan lotion.

Mar
20
2014
liiva
liiva

For me it is a very soft, but rich perfume. A lot of creamy ingredients. Mixture of gardenia, black peppers and peony gives some really creamy and a bit exotic feeling. I definitely can say that this is something similar to suntan lotion. I can not say that I smell coconut very much on my skin, but after some time I can feel it on my clothes very clearly.
For me it is very creamy, soft, exotic and delicious perfume. Beautiful!

Mar
09
2014
tracy.debloistalley
tracy.debloistalley

I LOVE this fragrance. I have been wanting it for a long time after smelling it in Ulta by chance. I was madly in love with Crystal and this beats it for me. It's such a sexy fragrance and different. I know some people said its generic, but I don't get that from it. I have been a fragrance freak for over 20 years and I have never come across something this different.

It's spicy and sweet but NOT overwhelming like some can be. It's gardenia at its finest and coconut. First spray I get the gardenia and peony mostly and some spice. After an hour it turns into something very unique on me. I get the coconut, musk, gardenia, spices, amber, and ginger. The spiciness in here is different. It's cardamon and ginger with a hint of pepper.

This is a very sexy, grown-woman, she-knows-what-she-wants fragrance. Very nice and worth the money! The bottle is so pretty as well. A dark smoky color with a diamond as the top.

Mar
08
2014
KaleyQ
KaleyQ

I loved this in the store. Wore it for fifteen minutes before making my decision to purchase. I should've worn it longer, because I didn't like the smell after I'd worn it all day. It was strong and a little too mature for me. The notes that were the longest lasting were powdery, fruity but in a stale synthetic way. I gave it to my mom.

Mar
07
2014
spiderleenie
spiderleenie

Versace Crystal Noir is, without a doubt, a "little black dress" perfume. I smell it, and immediately think cocktail party attire.

To me, the notes that stand out the most at first sniff are gardenia, pepper, sandalwood, and musk. Once the drydown begins, though, I pick up on more of the coconut. The coconut doesn't give a tropical vibe to the fragrance, though. Instead, the coconut adds a richness to the sandalwood. The sandalwood and the coconut together almost smell like figs to me, for some reason.

There's a bright and fresh quality to Crystal Noir, but it's not too bright. This is still very much a nighttime fragrance. I think the ginger and the orange flower add that fresh quality to the perfume, which prevents Crystal Noir from being too cloying or too heavy. This is why I find it to be a "wearable" nighttime perfume.

Overall, I find this to be quite a sexy nighttime fragrance. It's powdery, musky, and woody, with some spice to it. It's all of these things without being too heavy or too "old," though.

Mar
07
2014
polkadot27
polkadot27

This perfume screams i am a strong woman but i want you to appreciate my vulnerability. I am intense but i challenge you to make me lighthearted. I am sexually provocative, but i want you too see me as innocent. It is dark, brooding and mysterious. I imagine a fierce, husky woman wearing this scent, one who wants to appear as a delicate fragile woman. The notes in this perfume contrast and make it a contradiction, it is soft and creamy one moment, yet sharp and dark the next. It is confused, lost and wants to be found and appreciated. Strong, long lasting & perfect evening scent, for the strong, silent, misunderstood woman who wants nothing more, than to let her guard down and be seen and appreciated for who she really is.

Feb
26
2014
simone.fatale
simone.fatale

Crystal Noir is something I wanted to sniff out for a very long time - and when that moment finally happened, I was a bit disappointed. The top notes seemed bitter, sharp and too spicy on my skin. No trace of coconut or gardenia, just pure ginger and pepper. Then the other notes kicked in as the time went by and suddenly I was enveloped in a deep, rich, sensual aura of gardenia with just a tiny amount of coconut to make it interesting and sexy. It evoked instant sexuality but elegance at the same time - a bussiness woman undressing in a hotel room, her tight sleek updo becoming a curtain of flowy, feminine curls as her dress is slowly slipping off her shoulder. I was totally hooked and immediately bought a bottle. The drydown was still a gorgeous gardenia with spiciness and amber pulsing through, but the middle notes are what makes this perfume a force to be reckoned with. Keywords - classy, sexy, dark.

Feb
26
2014
Arabian Knight
Arabian Knight

Yet another perfume that reminds me of freshly shampooed hair :/

To me, "Crystal Noir" doesn't smell very "noir" at all. It's light, airy and rather generic, with little depth.

A better version of this scent would be "Dangerous Complicity" by Etat Libre d'Orange, but even that's pretty weak.

Feb
13
2014
latinkapetrova
latinkapetrova

Best perfume to wear on a first date. It's the definition of the word seductive.

Feb
12
2014
Lia Riadi
Lia Riadi

Red lip, smokey eyes, black dress and leather jacket. Something is missing! Its crystal noir!
Oh this perfume... Its sex in a bottle! is is the perfect scent for clubbing and nights out! Its is so mystirious sexy and unique. A woman who wears this can break boys hearts. She is goergous and adventourous.

Feb
10
2014
Natalie Nations
Natalie Nations

I sampled this perfume at Nordstrom and liked it (remembering it as smooth white floral with fresh coconut). I bought the eau de toilette at Nordstrom's Rack a week later and it was nothing at all like I remembered. I'm not sure what the difference is between the EDP and EDT, but I do not like what I got at all. To me this EDT is very soapy - Irish Springs realness. I don't know what happened to the coconut I thought I remembered at the department store because all I could smell was nauseating waves of gardenia and soap. I want to sample the EDP again so I can really tell the difference between the two. I wouldn't be surprised if I liked this perfume some time in the future (my opinions are always changing), but for now, it is my least favorite scent in my wardrobe.

Feb
09
2014
MilicaaR
MilicaaR

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE AT FIRST SNIFF! I can't stop smelling the paper strip! It smell so clean and divine, but it catches attention at the same time. I didn't expect this to smell this good, but I'm thrilled! I hope to buy this one soon! Creamy, dreamy, mmm..:)

Feb
06
2014
Arlene-Beatrix
Arlene-Beatrix

Dark scent indeed! Too heavy to my nose at the beginning, possibly due to spices. However, after half an hour I could smell very nice flowers' bouquet. Scent was mysterious, feminine, perfect for a night temptress.
Base notes - again too strong. I like a bit softer fragrances, it is just a matter of my taste, not this scent's disadvantage.
If you don't mind spices domination, try it.

Feb
04
2014
moreorlessa
moreorlessa

I focused my expectations on that coconut note and so expected a gourmand scent, but the gardenia isn't having none of that. Instead, this is non-edible coconut soap. But a really good, luxurious one that is a bit pricey, but you pay up because you want to treat yourself.

Update: It is currently my favourite bedtime scent, because of how clean, smooth, creamy and soothing it feels.

Jan
31
2014
tanithh
tanithh

Absolutamente fantástico !! o aroma é viciante e forte!! diferente de todos os perfumes que já experimentei. Super original e o frasco é cheio de estilo. O meu perfume preferido, sem dúvida!

Jan
31
2014
perfumejunkie75
perfumejunkie75

This one is just ok for me. I don't get any coconut or floral. On me I get a spicy citrusy woodsy note. It stays close to my skin and after about 3 hours I can't really smell much of it anymore, on my skin or on my clothes. I did get a compliment on it early this morning, but I had just sprayed it. I got this in a swap so it didn't cost me anything. I'll probably end up keeping it, but once I finish it I won't be purchasing it again. Not enough projection or sillage for me to be a favorite.

Jan
29
2014
Absolument
Absolument

Smelled it on another person today... It smelled like diapers on her!

I was standing 6 feet away and she was surprised I could smell it from this far...

Jan
29
2014
Lape_snape
Lape_snape

For me, it was LOTS of coconut. Strong, sweet smell, not too overpowering, but lacks a hint to me.

Jan
29
2014
babskrimpen
babskrimpen

On the Versace site both the perfume and the edt have the same notes listed, which are not the ones in the list here, but the pyramid as mentioned in reviews here with the fig. The edt and edp smell the same to me too. Maybe fragrantica listed the wrong pyramid? I do not smell coconut indeed but the ginger, orange flower and cardemom seem to be in. I do not recognize fig from the alternatieve pyramid but the Frangipani shows up now and then I think. I love it very much so far anyway! Just got me a 90 ml bottle of edp after testing my miniature edt a few times. The edt is short lasting on my skin so that is why I bought the edp. I just have the edp on my wrist now for the first time but the sillage already is clearly better and after half an hour it is really still there for 90% what I cannot say about the edt! I am happy it smells the same as the edt though but way stronger!

Jan
28
2014
Hellita
Hellita

A good friend of mine wears this and I like it on her. It's sexy and sensual, but too musky and dark for me.

Jan
28
2014
Lily2911
Lily2911

I would never have imagined that the house of versace could have such a fantstic, wonderful fragrance with so much character. It is thanks to so many positive reviews and the fact that this beauty is discontinued that i got completely intrigued.
Why on earth did Versace decide to discontinue such masterpiece ? It is so different than all those mmmhhhe floral fruity juices. This opening of gardenia, blackcurrant, coconut is smittering. It smells almost like minty cacao, i know sounds strange but believe me it is an unique sensual aroma and the drydown is delicious, not cloying sweetness but a soft milky trail, it is an intoxicating fragrance. Highly addictive, i will have to stock as many bottles as i can because this is a gem which i will not be able to replace easily. Versace, bring it back, it is the only perfume in your house which has class and amazing allure, why are you taking this masterpiece away? Enjoy it now before it is completely out of stock.

Jan
26
2014
HeavyBeatsUK
HeavyBeatsUK

I bought this for a very special occasion and found that the silliage wasn't enough for me so I bought Elizabeth Taylor's White Diamonds instead as I didn't care about the notes, just that the fragrance was glamorous

Jan
26
2014
musi1701
musi1701

Ich finde den Duft zu künstlich, zu viel Plastikgeruch.

Jan
26
2014
boutonstendres
boutonstendres

Backstory: This is what the salesperson gave to me when I asked if they had Gucci Rush.

Immediately upon smelling out of the bottle, my brain released pheromones and slowed into a trance. On my skin, however, it is a different story. My skin amplifies the sandalwood, amber, pepper, ginger and cardamom. The sillage is huge. After many hours of wear, the amber dominates, making the drydown seductive and confident.

What has become clear: this is definitely a night-time, come-hither, let's-imbibe perfume. Worn otherwise it's inappropriate, making me seem like a walking carnal spice rack. Sometimes I get heavenly gardenia-coconut wafts that would work well with cleavage and hedonism but it's a bit too heavy and dark otherwise.

I'm sorry, Crystal Noir, you're staying on the Like shelf. You had potential with your coconut-amber but I can smell too much sandalwood in the initial stages and not enough erotic transcendence.

Jan
24
2014
lirael00
lirael00

Before I checked the notes I was like this smells like cacao. But then I was like okey coconut? Maybe in combination with other notes the mix of coconut, gardenia and amber gave me the impression of hot cacao. Anyway, it's very sexy, warm, femminine. For sure will give you a lot of compliments. Lasting power is great and is a nice surprise that something like thisi came from Versace house. It's on my 'to buy' list now.

Jan
23
2014
qatarkind
qatarkind

Sharp white floral with hints of coconut. Feminine, sexy, and fresh perfume. Very long lasting.

Jan
22
2014
samsara82
samsara82

Dear Readers,

I agree with Ms Mortazuma for I too was shocked that the house of Versace with Donatella and her new crew made finally a fragrance that smells delighting and possibly I would like to own.

Now, how I came across this perfume, I was buying Eros and I was talking with the handsome and kind salesmen ,we ended up talking about Blonde by Gianni Versace and how much I lament its absence and the bewitching gardenias it had, he gave me a glittery gaze and a smile and he told me that he feels I may delight in of one of the crystal lines of Versace,despite I don't fancy Donatella's creations that didn't make a fan of her crystal line fragrances, but me being a fair optimist, I decided to give it a try and he revealed to me Crystal Noir.

Wow, yes it is a very dark sensual fragrance that has character and a lot of exotic allure and sophistication , I safely say I love it and
I can honestly say bravo Donatella Versace for going to rehab and channeling the striking and fabulous energies of Versace to create this fragrance, its fabulous and on my skin this scent lasted awhile which I enjoyed a lot !.

On my skin, the gardenias and coconut were very apparent but the amber gave it that good "MmmmMm, come hither and follow me " signal and I liked that a lot and that was just a drop.

Although I spoke with my sister about it and she tried it as well but she has her eyes on it, so out of respect I wont purchase it for myself if she chooses it to be her new signature scent but I would admire this fragrance and I do hope it stays for a long time, this perfume is a good buy for the evening and its also office friendly but it does have a lot of presence but if you delight in standing out exotically , then you go girl because this is your perfume!.

Jan
15
2014
nezi
nezi

First spray (paired with the lotion) is strong. I got hit with ginger and gardenia the most. However, within the hour it settled into a softer, sexy, woody/fruity floral. I am glad the gardenia is not loud and in your face because gardenia can give me a migraine instantly if it is not blended well with other notes. I pick up on the coconut a lot and I'm loving it! It's blended so nicely in there. Not sweet at all and doesn't come off as a tanning lotion or shampoo coconut smell. The amber gives it a very sexy, dark touch that compliments the coconut deliciously.

This scent to me is very feminine with a sexy dark sultry secret. It is not overwhelming and not offensive in my opinion. I see a lot of people saying it smells like Euphoria (which I love). I feel like Euphoria is more woodsy and this is almost milky. Both are sexy in different ways.

Jan
08
2014
Dee5
Dee5

I love it! It is beautiful, warm, powdery and slightly musky. Right up my alley! This is a one of a kind type of fragrance - I have never smelled another quite like it and I love it because of that. I also smell coconut and I love anything with coconut in it (Reb'l Fleur is another coconut fav of mine). It is also very long lasting on my skin. I don't know why but most fragrances are long lasting on my skin. This is in my top 5. I will continue to repurchase until I get tired of It which I hope never happens. It is truly a beautiful fragrance.

Jan
08
2014
Berth
Berth

at the first test i didn't like this one because of the strong peper in the opening.... but as is settles down, it becomes delicious, coconutty floral, rich and sensual....like clean and fresh but sexy and deep at the same time....i'm glad i waited a little for the spices to soften because it is a really beautiful scent for nights out or any special ocassion when you want to make a statement. you'd better be light-handed with this or if not, you will end up overwhelmed by the strong scent, as well as the others around you! it's a seriously powerful perfume. very original, i have never smelt something similar. Love it!

Jan
07
2014
Yuri643
Yuri643

I bought a 50 ml of yellow diamond and it comes with a free sample of this and the bright crystal. I tried it on and I instantly fell in love with the scent. At first it was sweet and floral and after awhile I smell the coconut, and something else. It was lovely, this will be my next buy.

Jan
07
2014
Mortazuma
Mortazuma

This was one of the few fruity floral fragrances that actually appealed to me and didn't make me smell like I just came back from an open market. I was quite surprised with its ability to settle well with my usual balsamic/amber preferring skin. Impressive to say the least and left me in a bit of shock because I've found most fragrances post Gianni's death to reek of desperation and banality.

Not so with Crystal Noir. This was the shred of hope I still had for that legacy. On my skin, my pores seemed to spit out any traces of coconut, pepper, and ginger...rendering them undetectable. All I got left with was this dark, warm, sensuous, creamy floral composition with a complimentary side of fruit so I may bask in this unanticipated experience.

A fruity-floral that finally liked me...
and most importantly, a fruity-floral which -I- actually like. And from VERSACE!? Unbelievable...and still, left me speechless but smiling. A worthy keeper at last.

Addendum:

The EDT definitely left a drydown on me which had obvious coconut and the longevity was terribly brief (less than 1 hour).
The EDP is where it is at with me, so the review above is referencing to the EDP. VERY nice on me and complex.

Jan
03
2014
Thutel
Thutel

maravilhoso

Jan
03
2014
butterbean
butterbean

a LOT of people always recommend this for a gardenia and coconut scent.

To me it SCREAMS out: I am BLACK PEPPER hear me ROAR! .. and a dose of gardenia that dries to a musky amber. The coconut is not strong - actually it is very faint.

it isn't bad, I just think its got too much black pepper and makes me sneeze when I sniff it. As if someone just filled a ground pepper shaker.

Jan
02
2014
amelieeilema
amelieeilema

@Lat is right: the composition is not that which is written on this description! There are blackcurrant, violet.... And vanilla is intense at the end.
I love!!

Dec
28
2013
lat
lat

No wonder there's so much confusion about this one. EDP and EDT are totally different.
Here's the notes listed on my EDT sample:

top: blackcurrant, black fig, violet
heart: tuberose, frangipani, jasmine
drydown: sandalwood, cashmeran, vanilla pod, heliotropine

So, as you can see nothing matches the list above.
I know why I have always liked this scent. It reminds me of Armani Mania, it has the same deep, cashmere-like creaminess and softness. For EDT the initial blast is blackcurrant (very short-lived) and then violet. After a while it settles down to sandalwood (mainly), with lots of violet, jasmine and vanilla pod.

Dec
27
2013
unmonotiti
unmonotiti

I can't find anywhere gardenia or coconut. Anywhere. It's nice, but it's not what I was expecting. The amber turns into some citric note, it's warm, floral and sweet. Nothing out of this world really.

Dec
24
2013
Absolument
Absolument

Creamy white floral perfume.

Very disappointed, I expected a classy fragrance but to me, 21 years old, it smells cheap and vulgar. A lot of people commented here that it smells like "cosy luxury", sorry but this reminds me of the Victoria's Secret perfumes. ( Which I like but I don't associate with luxury).

I would only see a a very confident girl under 18 wearing this...Or someone wanting to dress up as a Mean Girls character.

Dec
24
2013
Nuitdenoel
Nuitdenoel

A well-meaning salesgirl sprayed a bit on me, and it's okay. It is certainly an interesting take on coconut! I can see why it is so popular, even if it isn't my personal taste in fragrance. It lasts forever on my skin and has decent projection. It does have a unique quality that is charming, it is just not something I would wear, but how boring the world would be if we all had the same tastes! :)

The initial top note I got was coconut, then the darker aspects emerge, with a creamy floral and woods. It just doesn't mesh well with my skin, although I am sure it would smell lovely on someone else.

Dec
23
2013
Hsd
Hsd

What? How can this be discontinued? I have been so deeply in love with this fragrance!!! It's one of those that whenever I wear... gives me the weetest darkest feel!!

Dec
23
2013
saradz
saradz

Very sexy attractive perfume,got compliments from man when I wear it! should be only used for the special occasions and not at all for professional time ,otherwise no one will work ,all eyes and attention will be around you :)))
Very long lasting in elegant manner, feeling confident and assertive Once I spread it around !

Dec
20
2013
Aerides
Aerides

On me this perfume has some very strong coconut and pepper notes. To me it smells a bit like radox bubble bath and gets a little boring after a while but I like the idea behind it.

Dec
19
2013
CaSentBeau
CaSentBeau

Crystal Noir represents a very unique blend of creamy and spicy which I find quite intriguing and deeply sensual. But still I can't quite get along with it. I guess it's one of those fragrances that are great on others but just not for me.

Dec
19
2013
In mood
In mood

how can it be discontinued if it is still on Versace site?

Dec
17
2013
MsDana
MsDana

Well fellow Crystal Noir lovers, I am quite heartbroken to tell you this. I have recently found out from Macy's & Sephora sales personnel that this perfume has been discontinued! I am madly in love with this perfume, and cannot believe Versace would discontinue it. First Midnight Poison and now this? :(

You better buy up what you can now, I know I will.

Dec
17
2013
MOMPATTER
MOMPATTER

What a lovely rich fragrance! I do not smell any coconut. On me it is very creamy and sophisticated. The dry down is light. Once it dries down I can not smell it. However, those around me continue to get a light creamy whiff as I move.

Dec
15
2013
dalouchi
dalouchi

Only three words: love love love this perfume!! Its really feminine and distinct.. Sensualle, classy and alluring.. Just wish it could last a bit longer

Dec
13
2013
Sultaniija
Sultaniija

I love it.. I never want to change this one!

Dec
11
2013
Musky4
Musky4

I can imagine this suiting a very confident, successful businesswoman in her 40s. Crystal Noir has a slightly masculine vibe to my nose and I don't find the coconut to be creamy at all. I would like this much more if the coconut note was more prominent and creamier on me. This is not for me and I don't find it sexy.

Dec
11
2013
romanticfae
romanticfae

almost makes me think of calvin cliens euphoria pretty sexyesque one of those scents thats almost a sexy scent sexy lite for those who dont want the whole shibang smells pretty and has a lovely bottle

Dec
10
2013
ScarlettX
ScarlettX

I like the creamy, spicy and strong scents in this perfume. It is very mystic, dark and sensual perfume. Perfect for winter.

Dec
07
2013
Emma0714
Emma0714

This is a lovley little jewel.

It smells warm and inviting, a bit like.. "luxury cozy"

It's like drinking a hot cup of chaitea with rum and whipped creamy coconut on top. Served in exclusive crystal glasses on a rustic wooden table, decorated with a large centerpiece of white gardenias.

Dec
07
2013
osipowa
osipowa

not that sexy as i'd have expected. would not wear it for to make out, but I'd definitely put it on going to opera, concert or a date

Dec
06
2013
mad.kat.96
mad.kat.96

love it, too bad its so faint..

A warm sweet vanilla musk with hint of coconut, gorgeous scent but skin only after first 10 min and then my nose has to be touching my skin to smell it.. Lasts about 4 hrs on me.

Dec
04
2013
greatestnose
greatestnose

very pretty and elegant for my skin chemistry. this coconut-musky fragrance is so beautiful and skinny and in my opinion, it is suitable to winter's weather.

Dec
02
2013
bronstein
bronstein

This one's not as dark as the name suggests, bot more a mixture of tropical (coconut) and sweet flavours, combined with a powdery appearance. It's ok, nothing special, more for girls than for women.

Nov
25
2013
Thee Arabian Knight
Thee Arabian Knight

I sprayed this fragrance on a paper strip the other day and gave it to my sister. When I smelled it, it was nice and floral with a hint of a tropical accord, probably because of the coconut in here. But, when I gave the paper strip to my sister, she loved it very much. So much that she decided that it will be her next purchase. Not an outstanding fragrance in my opinion, but it's definitely quite pleasant.

Nov
20
2013
I_love_perfume
I_love_perfume

I like this fragrance, it is dark and sensual. However my mum and nana told me it smelt like dishwashing liquid when i sprayed it for them to try. There is something a little chemical about it in the notes.

Nov
20
2013
lyciumchld
lyciumchld

First impressions: Crystal Noir is clean, unique, and intriguing. I'd classify it as a boardroom scent. It's pleasant.

I don't normally like scents with a lot of coconut in them, but the coconut in this is blended well enough and harmonizes with the other notes. It adds a little something extra to the gardenia/sandalwood/orange blossom/pepper combination without turning my nose. I'm not sure I'm completely sold on it yet, but it's nice.

Nov
19
2013
Kyles
Kyles

This is a spicy floral with a creamy coconut twist! Once again it all comes down to personal skin chemistry and how the scent reacts with this. But I have to say, for a blind buy I did pretty damn good! ;) This perfume is sultry, elegant and so unique from any other scent I've indulged in. It makes you feel like you should be wearing a gorgeous set of heels, a Little Black Dress, and your best lipstick for a romantic date. The combination of spicy, floral, woods and creamy coconut....makes this a Versace masterpiece.

Nov
18
2013
shalita87
shalita87

I have the 30ml EDT....Very elegant, but draws people in a little closer. I pull this little gem out when I want to feel special in the board room:)

Nov
15
2013
Giezza
Giezza

I have a miniature of Versace Crystal Noir edp. The first time I sniffed it from the bottle, it smelled quite nice. It's so unique, dark, sensual, and exotic in my opinion. Too bad, after I sprayed it on my skin it became too much, it's too strong, and I can only noticed woody, woody, woody and woody. Definitely not my cup of tea.

And then I gave it to my mom, and oh God it smelled so good on her. There's no over powering woody note on her, the dry down turned to a warm, elegant, sexy, floral scents. The staying power on me and my mom was superb.

Now I'm still curious about this fragrance, why it's not working on me. I think I'll give it another try.

Nov
14
2013
gracenote-floralspice
gracenote-floralspice

Update: merely adding that I have the miniature EDT and it lasts for approximately 6 hours. Not bad for an EDT miniature. Furthermore the drydown is a powdery coconut, but also an exquisite spicy note and it is truly wonderful

Nov
12
2013
gracenote-floralspice
gracenote-floralspice

This is my first Versace fragrance. I can only describe it this way:
Transparent and clear as a crystal, or like a well written book; an uncluttered melody. Mysterious and dark like the darker flat and sharp notes on the piano, promising mysterious textures, sounds and all things of beauty and of substance. Transparent, clear, mysterious and I know that seems to be a contradiction in terms, but that is how this fragrance is: clean, clear, uncluttered, mysterious and complex, all in one. I am definitely in the market for a bigger bottle after the miniature.

Nov
12
2013
carla isabel
carla isabel

Very powerful fragrance, sweet, woody and musky, vanille ( i know theres not vanille in, but i can feel is smell)coconut and floral, there's something about the top scent that remindes me floral detergent. I used to love it, but after chanel coco noir, this became a very weird fragrance to me.

Nov
09
2013
sophiatwli
sophiatwli

Despite its popularity, I found this scent quite unique and special. I love the coconut note, but upon a closer, deeper whiff, I find the mixture of coconut and ginger note slightly nauseating. Crystal Noir is very potent and thus you have to spray sparingly. It is a dangerously sexy, femme fatale evening scent.

Update: This perfume does not agree with me at all. It is starting to smell like body odor. It's a scrubber for me.

Nov
09
2013
Yudum
Yudum

This smells a bit like suncream nothing special

Nov
05
2013
Angel in the South
Angel in the South

This is my first Versace buy and I am loving it. It is without doubt a sensual and elegant perfume. The wonderful symphony of beautiful and delicate notes plays on the skin giving out an aura of mystery. Crystal Noir you have captured my heart and I adore you.

Nov
04
2013
Kyles
Kyles

I'm looking for something dark, sensual and seductive! I've found Ricci Ricci by Nina Ricci and now Versace Crystal Noir! Can anyone tell me which scent they prefer? It seems that this Versace CN has got the most consistent reviews and seems to be the most unique which is exactly what I want! So far this is winning me over, this WILL be a blind buy I'm just hoping my skin works well with this! It's a risk I'll take! Any help with this I would much appreciate! Thank you in advance! :) xo

Nov
04
2013
AnaIli35
AnaIli35

Someone at my local Trader Joe's smelled amazing, so I followed the scent and and asked its owner what it was. She said 'Versace Crystal Noir layered with Egyptian Musk' - absolute magic together! Very floral, sexy, musky and feminine to my nose and probably best suited to cooler weather and/or as an evening scent. I didn't get the coconut note that other reviewers mention. I can't wait to try some, this may very well be my HG scent combo!

Oct
28
2013
ange ou démon
ange ou démon

I love this classy perfume, the only note that bugs me a bit must be the ginger, but it's not enough to prevent me from bying this gorgeous scent.

It has a husky envelopping warmth (and that's due to the amber note which I adore),a beautiful but not in-your-face projection, it's amazingly long lasting and lingers on clothes... I noticed that even when the scent has disappeared from my skin, when I wear a jacket for example that still has the scent on, I can smell the perfume on my skin again as well as on the jacket of course!

I've also noticed that when I pour water on my skin even when the scent is fading or seems non-existed, it projects once again!

If I could describe this sent with one adjective, I would call it 'orgasmic' :-P , especially if it is worn by a person with the proper skin combination!

Oct
21
2013
Lucy Peach
Lucy Peach

I've had this for a few months and don't think I'll ever get tired of it. I love its creaminess and mellowed coconut and gardenia notes particularly. Crystal Noir is warm and sensuous and gorgeous from beginning to end.

Oct
21
2013
KATERINA LABROPOULOU
KATERINA LABROPOULOU

A very "first class" perfume indeed. It is really amazing very long lasting with a unusual bottle.
One of the very best perfumes I have ever had and I believe strongly that it is suitable for all over the year round. The mixture of all individual notes is superb and the result is that you end smelling "superb" and collect many many compliments when using this perfume. I wish this would never discontinue. Excellent job Versace.

Oct
19
2013
Vjera
Vjera

Ok, I just recomended this one to a 16 year old girl. There's something very wrong about it (scratch-scratch)
I provoked myself to finally write my own perception of this... Thing.
C.Noir really is like an Adams family member and I just cannot conect the reviews below with it, describing it as romantic, sexy and elegant. To me it is witchy, weird, black magic, wattahell kind of scent.
Extravagant - definitely. "Romantic and sexy"? - yes if rubber suits are your thing. SM in a bottle.
The craziest thing is - I don't dislike it at all; I'm actually loving it more and more as the years pass (i.e. I'm maturing). When I first sensed it (approximately seven years ago), it primerely startled me. Then it spooked me. And then I saw the ugly lid flacon pulled out from that LV bag and finally accepted the fact that it really IS a regular perfume, from a regular designer house. Before I got used to it, every other girl around had it, wore it, drank it or whatever... Yes, that kind of girls who thought that walking around a LV bag was oh so fabulous and special.
I'm affraid that was the worst thing that could have happened to this little freak (though sellers were pleased, no doubt about it): instead of remaining so misterious, unique and rebelious as it undeniably is, it became just another regular every-day all-around pop cologne.
After all being said, I do hope that some day C.Noir will become mass-neglected thanks to just onother one-season-wonder. Before that, I don't feel ready to really test our love-hate relationship in person and on my own neck.

Oct
14
2013
KaseyC
KaseyC

It's one of my favorite perfumes for the Fall/ Winter. It's very sweet and delicious (as it has a strong note of coconut). Smells so nice and romantic. It's just perfect for a dry season and cold weather. The ginger and pepper notes have a warm effect on my skin. Only a few sprays can keep the scent for the whole day.

Oct
13
2013
larita91
larita91

The perfect example why body chemistry is so important:
one of my friend owns it, and on her, it is a cold, strict, clean scent.

On me, this is the most beautiful, warm, peppery, spicy fragrance ever! A little bit masculine at the first minute, but then it turns into a miracle. Basically the scent is the same on me and my friend, but still, we smell so different!
This one is the sexiest perfume I smelled so far. I can definiately smell the pepper, ginger and amber notes with a hint of flowers and coconut. I am totally in love.
However I have the EDT version, so the sillage and the longetivity could be better, but they're still decent, and I'm satisfied.

Oct
08
2013
harini_20
harini_20

One of the most sexiest perfume I've come across.... Smells warm and sensual!!!! My man loves this on me!!! Perfect for evenin night outs... Surely make everyone heads turn on!!!!!

Oct
08
2013
macheprofumo
macheprofumo

UNIQUE. No other perfume like it. It is sensuous, elegant and in a class of its own. Good for day or evening as it is not overwhelming. Makes heads turn.

Oct
05
2013
happygeisha
happygeisha

mmmm *opens eyes* HUH? where am i?! *picks self up off of the floor*

this fragrance with its heady balance of gardenia, coconut, fig and sandalwood causes my eyes to slowly droop and my mind to wander to ... somewhere else... somewhere exquisite and mysterious, somewhere where cubicles and harsh, florescent lighting and BITCHY, lazy co-workers no longer exist!!! CRYSTAL NOIR allows me to break away from the chaos and leave my body ... if only for a moment. i can simply sniff my wrists and *vanish* when ever i please. yum, its truly an outstanding composition.

Oct
03
2013
meligonlan
meligonlan

Crystal Noir is my second favorite Versace perfume. First place goes to Versense!

Oct
02
2013
relle
relle

Not my cup of tea. Very little white flowers. Too much sandalwood and musk with coconut, but doesn't read well on me. Very close to the skin, poor longevity, no originiality. Sorry to paint a different picture than most. Try before you buy.

Sep
29
2013
TheCountess
TheCountess

Creamy, spicy and seductively sweet. I am in love!

Sep
29
2013
icecream_milkshake
icecream_milkshake

My first encounter with this fragrance I was around 16 poking around in my mom's beauty stash. I found this perfume, sprayed it, loved it and knew I had to have it. It's been one of my favorites ever since.
I think it's a really sensual, deep and sexy scent. I feel so luxurious and sexy when I wear this. It's very seductive, rich, mysterious and passionate. And so is my love affair with this fragrance!
I smell coconut, spice, oriental flowers, amber and pure sexiness!
I highly recommend this one.

I also wore this scent when I met my boyfriend for the first time, 4 years ago. I hadn't worn it for a while and one day I wanted to wear it again. At once he told me: "you are wearing the scent you wore the day we met". I've never told him before what I wore! I almost didn't remember myself. It's really something special and unique! You WILL get noticed! It's one of my all time favorites and I will always have it in my collection! I love it SOO much!

Sep
22
2013
icecube
icecube

Quite disappointed with this one that I though would be a winner for me looking at the notes.
But it is Ok - nothing more.
I little bit of coconut and some sweet notes - I even get a faint mintnote from it.
But otherwise it has this syntetical note that many fragrances have these days and that I cant stand.
I was also excpecting something much more creamy but on me it is rather light.
I have the EDP.

Sep
22
2013
pfelis
pfelis

Wearing Crystal Noir gives me a feeling of swimming naked in a silver shining creamy water at a calm, warm night or laying on a secret garden in a fullmoon midnight. So creamy, so deep, so sexy....

Sep
20
2013
MsDana
MsDana

One word best describes this perfume - GORGEOUS. Very pleased with this one!

Sep
15
2013
mlpalazzo
mlpalazzo

Well I really love this one. Sexy, creamy, fresh, and a little spicy. I wore this out the other night and got so many compliments from both men and women. One guy was sniffing around like a hound dog trying to figure out who smelled so good, and when he realized it was me he told me my perfume was "intoxicating". I definitely pick up the gardenia and coconut, which I'm a sucker for in perfumes. I had ordered the EDP on EBay, and was accidentally sent the EDT, which the seller offered to refund $15 of the purchase price, meaning I scored a giant 3.4 oz of this for around $26, which is ridiculous. I think it smells much more expensive than what I paid for it. Amazing lasting power, easily 6+ hours, and I was getting compliments well after I had stopped getting whiffs of it myself, and good silage, too.

Sep
15
2013
rottannie
rottannie

Bath and body works has a new scent "amber blush" that smells very VERY much like this. I dont think it's out yet, but my friend sprayed a sample and shoved her wrist in my face "here smell this!" .....immediately i thought "i know this!" to me it was a dead ringer for crystal noir.

Sep
12
2013
zenazur
zenazur

Sorry, ladies! If you think this wonderful fragrance smells good on you, you obviously have no idea how great it smells on a man like me! I just can't believe I have finally found my signature perfume after all these years! This one is truly amazing... I am a different person when I wear Crystal Noir, I feel confident, sexy, classy, and dangerous... it works that kind of magic!!!! Yes, it is floral... yes, it is powdery... but it is also divinely spicy! I suggest that you have your husband or boyfriend try one or two sprays, you might not recognize him... in a good way! lol

Sep
12
2013
SweetChouli
SweetChouli

I've never been a fan of Versace fragrances and before today, there was only one exception (Versace Versense). I received this little jewel in a swap today and this is now my favorite Versace. I only get coconut after I've smelled it and it starts to leave my senses (you know when you smell something and it lingers in your nose for a brief moment?). I'm really glad the coconut isn't as strong here as many of the reviews had me believe. It's warm and inviting and yes, a bit quirky, but that's how I like my fragrances. The whole aroma brings to mind sweet pea flowers. It's seriously creamy with the tiniest amount of spice thanks to the cardamom. It took me over a year to give this baby a sniff and this is a prime example of why you shouldn't always listen to the negative reviews you read.

Sep
12
2013
Rizaldo
Rizaldo

Total coconut , just only.

Sep
11
2013
frusia
frusia

On my skin it's very spicy and fresh. Someone said "weird" and I agree - not in a bad way, it is an interesting, very unusual scent. I can't find coconut at all in this fragrance. I wouldn't wear it, it's too.. aloof for me

Sep
11
2013
yesyesyes
yesyesyes

peppery, creamy and coconutty gardenia,
i imagine this is what Morticia Addams would wear while holidaying in the tropics.

absolutely heavenly.

Sep
10
2013
AnnaBarbz
AnnaBarbz

I love Crystal Noir & men love it on me. I'm talking every place I've gone to has people wondering what is the smell of my perfume. It's pleasantly strong and very long lasting. I just invested in a new Large size bottle :-)

Sep
08
2013
rita.m
rita.m

very strong
i dont like it

Sep
06
2013
carolien1978
carolien1978

WAUW!! my best blind buy so far! :-0 This smells really Sensual and Sexy. I can clearly smell the coconut, also the amber and the orange blossem wich gives it a fresh touch. So, this pafum is warm but fresh at te same time. I really keep this one for evenings with my loved one! To special for daytime. I have a mini eau de toilette but this smells not really heavy. For more dept better take the parfum instead. However I do smell the scent the next morning and it than reminds me of the wonderful night we had...;-) Beautyful bottle as wel.

Sep
05
2013
lilacteeth
lilacteeth

Finally! A fresh spicy scent that I actually like! I am for the most part exclusively into warm spicy scents but the coconut, butteryness is what tempers the fresh spicyness and makes it more than bearable for me. I bought the EDT in rollerball form for a very reduced price and it still envelopes me as I walk around. A small dab is all I needed. So, needless to say, the sillage is wonderful. There is something clearly unisex about it which I am enjoying. It is a scent for a woman wishing to exude stong, independent sexyness. I don't ever see it becoming a favorite because fresh spicy is still not my thing but overall, I am pleased with this scent.

Sep
04
2013
desireeee
desireeee

To me, this perfume would have the potential to be perfect if it didn't have the sort of "buttery" scent that is overpowering the rest of the notes. It smells like the icky taste you get in your mouth if you happen to put too much fat butter on the sandwich. Weird, I know, but it ruins the whole perfume for me.

Sep
04
2013
mimieq8
mimieq8

I adore this perfume so sweet and sexy and perfect for the late fall winter season , I will keep on purchasing this perfume because it is so unique, glam and rich

Aug
31
2013
amaraztavich
amaraztavich

God I wanted to love this, the notes ,... I should have, but it's soooo synthetic to my nose, I just cant get past this problem

Aug
31
2013
AnyaZ
AnyaZ

I got this as a mini added on to my Lilydirect order, and this is not my kind of scent. I tried this one because I kind of like the Versace yellow diamond scent, though it is very commercial smelling. Though there are some pleasant currant, carnation and fig notes, there is an overwhelming Tropicana coconut sunscreen bulldozing the whole perfume. This is one that has me run to the sink to lather it away. Sigh...

Aug
29
2013
Floreat
Floreat

I had to wear this one before I could appreciate it(EDT). On paper, the blast of alcohol was quite off putting, but on skin it is very different. I've been wearing it for a few days and can say that I really like it.

It definitely makes its presence known upon opening. I detect black current and ginger here. The duo kind of bare their teeth and growl a bit at this stage, but they soon sweetly defer to a creamy ride of white flowers dressed with coconut oil and fig juice. It's a nice place to be but there is a hint of baby oil that emerges in this stage that I could do without. Finally, the dry down arrives and I can forgive the Johnson's and Johnson's baby oil threat because of it. It is really one of the most remarkable sandalwood dry downs that I've encountered. It is here that I detect fig the most and the marriage of the two is downright dreamy.

The longevity is amazing! Easily 12 hours or more. I'm glad I got it and think it's definitely worth a spritz for anyone with a soft spot for white orientals and the regal sandalwood.

Aug
27
2013
AZULES Y MALVAS
AZULES Y MALVAS

Not my kind of scent.
In a weird way it is kind of savory rather than sweet-dark, like many others.
I've tried to like many of these darker, more spicy perfumes, but it seems that light, fresh ones are my thing.

Aug
26
2013
Maria Goretti
Maria Goretti

AMANTES DESSE DELICIOSO PERFUME,ESTOPU TROCANDO O MESMO DE 50 MLS POR D'ISSEY MIYAKE-EDT OU EDP,POIS NOSSO CLIMA É MUITO QUENTE E AQUI SÓ SOBRESSAI A NOTA DE COCO.É DOCE E ENVOLVENTE MAS ME DEU UMA TREMENDA DOR DE CABEÇA.TENHO NF DA DUCKS PERFUMES ONDE EFETUEI A COMPRA.POR FAVOR SE ALGUÉM SE INTERESSAR DEIXE O RECADINHO AQUI MSM NA FRAGANTICA.GRATA.

Aug
19
2013
larali
larali

So far, I have tried three Versaces and I am huge fan of them all. Crystal Noir, on me, is a sheer but substantial white floral dessert with berries and cream on top. Sandalwood anchors it and gives it the "Noir" edge, but this is fine to wear for daytime as well. This is in line with my chemistry which always makes white florals and sandalwood pop out. I love it!

Edit: not sure why I said berries, as there are none listed, maybe it's the coconut that lends a fruity note?

Aug
15
2013
terigurl
terigurl

I bought this at sephora. When I shop for perfumes I usually smell many scents and take my time figuring out which I like but with Versace Crystal Noir, it was the first perfume I stumbled upon and I didn't need to smell anything else, I purchased it on the spot. It's very unique and clean yet yummy. I just couldn't get enough of it.

Aug
09
2013
Caprice
Caprice

I was 21 when I had Crystal Noir. And it was my fault.It's not for young 20s or even not for 30s. I see it on a very mature woman who has her own career and adult children. The scent is strong and a bit heavy. Only for nights.

Aug
08
2013
beatrix75
beatrix75

i like it soo much!!very long lasting exotic fragrance, good qualite real Versace

Jul
30
2013
arzacu
arzacu

Dark, misterious, elegant...

One of the many perfumes I gave to my mother, I don't remember the reason why... mother's day, birthday... I don't know, but in her, smelled (I said smelled, cause the bottle is done) glorious!

But I found the last drop on the bottle and I tested on my whrist.

The result is... gardenia, instantly!

Then I can detect the amber, and heavy sandalwood, the pepper and the musky note... It's so sexy, great perfume, absolutely love it, lasts forever...

I also have an impression of a "black berries" smell... I don't know why, but i love it!

Suitable for winter and as a night scent, you're gonna kill with this one! femme fatale! LOL!

Jul
24
2013
Maria Goretti
Maria Goretti

OLÁ AMANTES DESSE PERFUME CRYSTAL NOIR-VERSACE,COMPREI UM FRASCO DE 50MLS E NA MINHA REGIÃO É IMPOSSÍVEL USAR AQUI É MUITO QUENTE E NÃO TEM COMO AS NOTAS SE APRESENTAREM DE FORMA CORRETA,PRA MIM SÓ CHEIRA A COCO E MUSK,MUITO PESADO,FECHADO,NÃO CONSIGO USAR.SE ALGUÉM QUISER COMPRÁ-LO OU ATÉ MESMO TROCAR ME PROCURE AQUI MESMO NO SITE QUE EU ENTRO EM CONTATO.GRATA.

Jul
24
2013
Naziabegum08
Naziabegum08

Most beautiful sensual heavy fragrance i own :)

Jul
22
2013
hermyonee
hermyonee

the notes are right the same for EDP or EDT, just the concentration changes a bit, I have both, and must say I prefer EDT, it's less sharp, creamier, adn EDP has a kind of metallic note at the beginning... but I'm pretty sure there's no Blackcourrant nor none of the note here below :
Blackcurrant, Black Fig, Violet
Heart: Tuberose, Frangipani, Jasmine
Dry Down: Sandalwood, Cashmeran, Vanilla Pod, Heliotropine.

the notes are the ones posted here, i checked at a Versace store. Ginger & pepper, cardamome, orange blossom,Gardenia, Sandalwood, Amber, musc

Jul
18
2013
jennifer-auugustin
jennifer-auugustin

This fragrance is amazing..... On my skin l all the ingredients are well balanced.... i absolutely love this sent...its one of my favourite...its long lasting on skin and on clothes

Jul
17
2013
xjulietdx
xjulietdx

After such a long time I was finally able to find a tester. According to the notes I would usually skip this one because I would simply consider it as too heavy. But there was something which made me so curious! Maybe the rave reviews?

Crystal Noir opens not as heavy as I thought, I actually smell some fresh notes which are most likely the cardamom or ginger. I wouldn't say it's a floral however I do smell gardenia. I'm not a quite big fan of pepper in fragrances. It mostly makes me sneeze but this is a smooth, creamy coconut flavored with a tiny bit black pepper. To me it smells pretty exotic, dark and mysterious. Something a femme fatale would wear when seducing a men.

Jul
17
2013
Tanyaoxo
Tanyaoxo

This is without a doubt my favorite going out fragrance.

I thought this might help for those looking for the notes for the eau de toilette version- (I wear this one)I'm not sure whether the notes are the same as the parfum, but when I recieved it as a sample from The Perfume Shop it came enclosed in a Versace Crystal Noir eau de toilette card booklet (100% legit as it is from The Perfume Shop) containing the 1ml vial which listed the notes as the following:

Top: Blackcurrant, Black Fig, Violet
Heart: Tuberose, Frangipani, Jasmine
Dry Down: Sandalwood, Cashmeran, Vanilla Pod, Heliotropine.

Hope this helps! (The notes listed here didn't entice me nearly as much as the one's on the card, the packaging actually threw me a bit too although I love it now, but for instance there's no vanilla listed here which would be a deciding factor for me.)
These are also the notes listed on beautybase.com where they have put 'Crystal Noir is a' magical fragrance: Ethereal yet carnal.Precious, delicate and persistant. It has an ultra feminine oriental/floral scent.Top Notes: Blackcurrant, Black Fig, VioletHeart Notes: Tuberose, Frangipani, JasmineBase Notes: Sandlewood, Cashmeran, Vanilla Pod, Heliotropine.'

Jul
17
2013
kikiena01
kikiena01

I would probably like it much more without the pepper, it smells too sharp on my skin. I mostly get the coconut. And the combination makes it smell sexy, dark, seductive, definitely an evening scent. But I also think it smells quite masculine. It reminds me very much of Hugo Boss In Motion for men.

GREETINGS FROM THE CZECH REPUBLIC! :)

Jul
10
2013
hermyonee
hermyonee

this is really sexy, light and dark at the same time, it starts very fresh & spicy, and then it gets creamy and so sexy.

Jul
08
2013
will93
will93

Bought this for my sister's birthday, but had to have a sneak preview! My goodness it is gorgeous. When you first smell it, you're hit with the ginger and cardamom quite hard. It thins in your nostril very quickly, and you feel slightly disappointed (is this it?), but then the coconut comes through like a steam train, and you're just left in paradise. Conjures images in my head of a Russian princess, which can only be good.

Jul
03
2013
Maria Goretti
Maria Goretti

Infelizmente,esse perfume não me agradou,gosto de fragrancias leves e frescas,achei-o muito noite,fechado demais não consigo me acostumar,vou doar pra minha mãe que gosta de perfumes fortes amadeirados,o coco só aparece no começo,depois some nas madeiras almiscaradas.Devia ter ouvido minha intuição e apostado no SHE WOOD Dsquared,pois o testei e adorei.Agora é pagar e partir pra outro.

Jul
02
2013
vanillary29
vanillary29

Creamy gardenia with a dash of pepper, hint of sandalwood and some ginger to give it a 'chai tea' feel. I absolutely love it and I've never come across anything like it before! To me, this fragrance is almost like an oxymoron.. It is audacious yet comforting, dark yet light, spicy yet delicate (I don't think I'm making much sense here, but I hope you get my drift). But all in all, it is one graceful, sophisticated scent oozing with sensuality and I can imagine it working really well when the weather gets colder.

Jul
02
2013
bourgeoismisspiggy
bourgeoismisspiggy

MMMMM oh my GOODNESS this is genius! I get an effervescent blast of crisp, ice-cold ginger ale, sparkling and fresh. Suddenly I feel pepper; lots of it! For those of you who enjoy pepper in fragrances as much as I do, you’re going to get a kick out of this, literally! Peony happens to be my favorite flower, and it shines through beautifully. Finally, fresh (not suntan lotion) coconut, a whisper of amber, and delicate musk come to surface. The sandlewood creates a wonderful base and really helps the fragrance sink into the skin. On me, it lingers for about 4-6 hours (I have the EDT) and the sillage is quite soft. Oh, it is a dream come true for my nose! It’s very uplifting and fresh, with a mysterious, unexpected twist. Not your typical Versace, but still masterfully blended and…I could go on and on!

Jun
26
2013
timida88
timida88

My ex-love, had two bottles in a row :)I have heard so much different opinions about Crystal Noir. Someone feels here coconut, other one only ginger, the next one claims its too sour, the forth one swears it's a masterpiece. For my nose it is like garden of flowers when peonies start to bloom. I don't feel any fruits, just flowers, spices and musk. It is sexy in the most seductive way. Once a girl passed me in summer dress and the wind has brought this perfume. It made her so beautiful!
I think it would be suitable for summer nights especially with someone special...
Oh...If it makes any sense i found Idole by Armani having the same mood.

Jun
24
2013
vreyna
vreyna

Anyone by any chance have a sample? Thanks! I'm searching for a signature scent. Thanks other Frag lovers!

Jun
21
2013
scentsforme
scentsforme

OMG!!! This is amazing 10/10….:):):):)

Jun
21
2013
naveenhealth
naveenhealth

to me this appears like exotic grape. like a pina colada! it's clean, but in a moist, genuine type of way. it delivers very much to thoughts, a day at the seaside on a hot day, dressed in suncream! but simultaneously, it's wealthy enough to be more than that. there is a weak and captivating spiciness to it as well.
i obtained this as a present during summer time time season, but i am dressed in it these days on a cool British Oct day and it still really rests well! stamina is very excellent for me and i really like the easy container with the black cup. i really really like this one, very exclusive to me.

Jun
21
2013
ClaireRr
ClaireRr

Too much coconut. This is not what I expect from a versace.

Jun
19
2013
Migalex
Migalex

It seems to have been reformulated recently. I do not spot as strong as before the coconut scent and it is now much much woodier and drier. It is even closer to Montana 80 now. Now rhe composition presented above is probably right. It did not even list coconut before, as far as I remember, even though everyone recognized its scent.

Jun
18
2013
guest_
guest_

Wow, I'm really surprised by this one! I'm not so much into real heavy fragrances so by the name Noir I was afraid it would be real heavy. What a nice surprise when I had a chance of testing this one today. It was quite fresh together with flowery and spicy notes. Perhaps it is more meant for evening but I find it also suitable during the day.
I can smell a bit of coconut but definately not too much (I love coconut, but don't want to smell all coconutty) so this is perfect. Would also make a great summer evening perfume.
I was planning on buying something else, but I guess the other one has to wait...

Jun
17
2013
Dawndelights
Dawndelights

For me all i could smell is pepper and coconut nothing special, might be because it don't work with my skin or my nose i don't know

Jun
16
2013
mihaela01
mihaela01

What can I say.....I love strong and sexy perfumes ,now I found this and I am in love.I smell the coconut but still it is elegant and beautiful.The bottle is as great as the perfume.Love..again

Jun
16
2013
NicoleO
NicoleO

I would probably like this more without the coconut. It's quite noticeable and I just reminds me of the beach and suntan lotion, I'm sure that's not what Versace were aiming for.

Jun
15
2013
candieland
candieland

(EDT version)
Not going to lie, when I first smelled this I was wondering what all the fuss was about. The first couple mins of the perfume to me felt really strong and just questionable. I do not know a lot about perfume(other than I love it) but I could not recognize any of the listed notes. Fast forward another 10-15 mins, I could not believe this was the same perfume. It smelled so delicious. To me, it smelled more like a sweet floral (creamy gardenia is very present) but with a spicy kick. Fast forward another 20 mins or so and I could smell the coconut-ish smell many of the other members mentioned. I absolutely fell in love with it. To me, it is very sexy and reminds me of the color black or deep red. It gives off a very mysterious trail. I was not sure if I wanted to buy this at first because of some of the comments that made me think of this scent as a possible "trashy" smell but I totally disagree. Yes, the scent is VERY sexy but I think the person wearing it controls the image that is actually created. Personally, I feel this can be a perfume used by the "good girl" who wants to vamp (not tramp) it up as well as the vixen looking to have some harmless fun. Regardless, there is no doubt this is a very seductive smell.

Lasting power on me was amazing....on my skin it lasted about 7 hours (layered over body cream and I can still smell it on my dress almost 24hrs later. I feel this can be used year round, day or night as long as you are very mindful of how much you spray. On hot days I like to use the body cream mixed with another lighter lotion and then I use the rollerball just behind my ears or knees to make sure I don't accidentally overdo it.

Jun
14
2013
arwen38
arwen38

Sexy, delicious, creamy, and overall amazing! Bad news...my 18 yr. old son fell in love with it and kept it for himself!

Jun
13
2013
BikiniBabe
BikiniBabe

Ok...finally! This is a Versace!

Bold, adventurous, seductress Vamp! =)

The coconut makes it a bit creamy and transports u to a warm summer night. It's a clubbing or a night out with the girls kinda perfume =)

Jun
09
2013
wanadib.yusofislam
wanadib.yusofislam

i blind bought this after reading massive raves about it here n i just got it today n tried it on my shirt n my verdict: It does smell great. Spicy n creamy, not the cheap creamy paris hilton's perfumes have, but it has this coconuty kinda creaminess. Very exotic, rare n intense that will make u just can stop smelling ur wrist.i get a lot of coconuty creaminess in this one with some soft non-overpowering spices. i'd say d sillage n lastingness r indeed powerful. But it is not offensive like midnight fantasy that cloys , chokes,n kills every1 around throughout d day eventhough u try damn hard to remove it with soap especially if worn during d day. d bottle sits nicely and fabulously on my vanity top with other perfumes n i think it stands out d most .Just sumthing that i expected from a glamorously vogue black bottled perfume with huge crystal cut design cap.

Jun
05
2013
naide
naide

One of my favourite ever perfumes reminds me of Bvglari Omnia

May
29
2013
Basaliskos
Basaliskos

This is one of my favorite fragrances right now. It's an incredibly seductive and addictive fragrance with a beautiful blend of spice and floral oriental with a powdery finish. To me, what stands out most is the coconut and cardamom. It has amazing lasting power for an EDT. It will last all day and is best worn during the evening. I've convinced two of my coworkers to buy the large bottles. I'm gay and I find this scent so intoxicating I really want to just want to fall in love with any woman that can pull it off.

May
28
2013
Na0
Na0

Antoine Lie is a crazy genius, and this is another proof of this ! No one but him could blend fruity-floral and oriental notes at the perfection.

:)

May
27
2013
DarianJackson6
DarianJackson6

This is by far one of the best fragrances in the designer repertoire!! It is not for the innocent, fruity type of girl. It is very intense, and sensual, and just all around fierce. This scent never fails to receive those "What are you wearing?!" Questions/compliments. If you want a memorable fragrance this is for you! It is A+Mazing!!

May
27
2013
AugustineDang
AugustineDang

A very warm and beautiful fragrance, but it doesn't last long :(

May
24
2013
samanta.machado
samanta.machado

An excellent fragrance for cold nights because it's too strong. i love!

May
23
2013
guest_
guest_

Beautiful fragrance but does not last.

May
20
2013
Germany
Germany

Must be the musk and amber together in the base. Because that's what gives chanel eau tendre its fullness And warmth .They share that same base. Incredible! This is grown up but young. Fresh but seductive and sweet Its masculine in a way yet utterly feminine. I Love it!!!!!

May
17
2013
Germany
Germany

I am going to get a second bottle. This is to die! I hope I can always find this scent. It's so sexy and good. One of the best! Love the amber musk and coconut. It's a feeling rather than just a scent. It has a body and a warm cloud of something amazing that I so far only experienced in chanel eau tendre. I don't know if its a special musk they share.

May
17
2013
marily
marily

I love it!!!!!! when I wear it everyone asks me what I am wearing...I feel sexy wearing it!!!!You must try this!!!!

May
15
2013
abigaila.dumitrache
abigaila.dumitrache

I love it everywhere I go people ask what in wearing and all they say is that it's beautiful and mysterious.. I love this perfume it's sexy beautiful and like other say mysterious had down this is my favorite and HotCouture by Givenchy there both sexy and last and last I can't explain they make me feel sexy beautiful and mysterious love them both very much

May
14
2013
misslovely
misslovely

I bought it due to the reviews. I have to agree with the previous post, make sure you try it before you purchase it. It's very strong, creamy and heavy. Is not a bad scent, I find it more suitable for winter. I gave it to my mom, she loved it. She loves the smell of gardenias, which in this perfume I think is the note that dominates the entire fragrance.

May
12
2013
burgundyaltima
burgundyaltima

TRY BEFORE BUY!..very strong and potent made my nose burn.. I barely smelled any coconut : ( .. smells like this Dominican hair conditioner called silicon mix bambu..

May
11
2013
HeidiLynn
HeidiLynn

Starts very peppery for the first 2 hours. That's really all I could smell for the first 2 hours, then it transitioned to coconut--such an unusual transition from such a strident, spicy pepper to the mellow tropical coconut. There is a light floral undertone throughout that becomes more pronounced with the coconut, but it is not a prominent floral note. Sillage starts out strong but diminished quickly. Overall longevity around 4 hours.

May
08
2013
Berth
Berth

I bought a sample today... i'm not sure how I feel with this perfume.. it's very classy, smels good-quality and expensive, but I think is too spicy for my taste. I like some strong sweet fragances, but spices make me think of men perfume. It's a really good fragance, maybe not for me

May
07
2013
azizhejji
azizhejji

Masterpiece , Wonderful and elegant , heavy and can be used by men easily so I do not feel embarrassed when i wear it , very long lasting , MUST HAVE IN ANY COLLECTION 10____10

May
07
2013
arrode
arrode

Dark, spicy, smooth coconut. I smell pepper, coconut, and some ginger. I think this is more of a summer night smell than a fall smell, to be honest. It's a very warm, spicy smell. It kind of reminds me of a female version of Spice Bomb.

May
05
2013
Tanyaoxo
Tanyaoxo

Oh my god. I ordered Prada Candy L'eau online and received a tester of this with it. I was amazed! Couldn't believe I'd just spent so much on a perfume (a weak one at that) when this had been under my nose the whole time! I saw a friend at Boots who works on the Benefit counter and she loved it so much she asked me what it was and took me to show her friend on the Clarins counter, who also wanted it. Both sprayed on their skin and it smelt terrible, they were gutted it didn't smell the way it did on me! So when testing this be sure to try on your skin first, body chemistry stands for a lot with this one! But on me, it's beautiful and somewhat mysterious, great for evening wear.

May
05
2013
rhaineclayton
rhaineclayton

Not sure if I'd buy this - maybe if I was after another heavier deeper fragrance. I barely picked up the coconut notes mentioned in the other reviews. All that aside, I couldn't stop sniffing my hand and the scent lasts for hours!

May
05
2013
Darkfemme
Darkfemme

This perfume is unique, sexy and mystique. It stays on me for 5+ hours, and it is not too strong. I can spray the Edt a couple of times without worrying about over-spraying. However, i find that the edt is actually stronger than the edp. The coconut does not make it a tropical smell, which is amazingly clever of Versace. The bottle is very sexy, i wish i could flaunt it, but i have to keep my perfumes away from light! I like to wear Crystal Noir in the evenings or on cloudy days, to add to the mystery of this scent.

May
04
2013
evacai08
evacai08

This is the first time I buy a fragrance without testing it. I did read some reviews and quite sure that I would love it. But then, expectedly, and unexpectedly, I'm pretty let down.

I don't like the top note, middle note or the base note whatsoever. I'm a big lover for Kiehl's Amino Acid Shampoo, the coconut scent is insanely good! So, I assumed that this one would be the same. I guess I was too young, too simple. The coconut is so sharp and does not blend at all.

In a nutshell, it is quite a bland fragrance.

May
02
2013
Chicagobelle
Chicagobelle

I received mine in the mail today. Yet another scent that I love. Clean, sweet, floral on me are how I could describe it best...a little goes a long way on me though. And I love the obnoxious size bottle cap! :)

May
02
2013
glumAbettor
glumAbettor

I'm in love with this fragrance! I work in a perfume store, and this is the one I decided to try on my first day. I've been crazy about it ever since. My coworker was trying to convince me that Bright Crystal was the best perfume in the store, and while I admit that Bright Crystal is very nice, there's something about Crystal Noir that makes me say "yes. This is my scent." So I bought it with my first paycheck.

It's floral, but not in a way that you would expect. It reminds me of this coconut incense that I used to buy all the time. Maybe that's why I'm so partial to it--it stirred up memories.

I get compliments on this fragrance every time I wear it. I'm not a very confident person, but when strangers ask me about this perfume on me, I feel like Wonder Woman.

Gosh, I just love this perfume. I think it smells so elegant.

Apr
30
2013
pamc
pamc

I love this fragrance, I always get compliments when i wear it. It's a beautiful fresh floral that has real staying power. Highly recomend if your a floral lover.

Apr
25
2013
nataliebf
nataliebf

I smelled this in Ulta and I must say I love it. There is something sultry and mysterious about it. I picture this as a wonderful night time scent...when the lights are low the vixen comes out ;-) SERIOUSLY contemplating purchasing but I'm unsure of the longevity.

Apr
24
2013
freddinos
freddinos

I find the Crystal Noir very in line with the other Crystals (bright and yellow). They all share the same fresh-citrusy-gingery character. The difference with this is the coconut note, which gets more prominent as the top notes subside. The coconut note here is not very real-life or foody, it is there blended always with the gingery freshness but won't make you instantly think of coconut, pina coladas or sandy beaches when you smell it. Its character reminded me a bit of Salvador Dali's Laguna, the way coconut is blended with a zingy fruity accord.

Apr
23
2013
whimsicalpopsicle
whimsicalpopsicle

Smelling it from the bottle it is way too strong for my taste. But spraying it on my skin, well, that’s something else. Spicy, creamy, deep and dark. And like with any other perfume (at least in my case) putting body lotion before this will emphasize the notes. Love having CN EDT in my collection.

Apr
21
2013
hermyonee
hermyonee

I'm happy to put this one on again now that the weathe ris hotter! :) I missed this spicy freshnes! When it's colder, it's still nice, put a bit too "clean" soapy, floral notes of orange blossom & gardenia come out more!
Now it's hotter, so I like the creamyness it gets after a while, with cardamome blending with coconut and sandalwood and amber in the dry down! sexy but still classy and dark! love it!

Apr
19
2013
Coconutmusk
Coconutmusk

I traded in my Hypnotic Poison for this one yesterday because it just wasn't for me.
Crystal Noir on me is spicy spicy spicy! For the first maybe half an hour it's like walking through an Indian spice market or getting your favorite curry from a restaurant. I get no floral's at all. Eventually it does get a little creamy and after a long while all that spice settles into something a little sweeter and maybe musky. This is what I wanted Dior's Poison to be; dark, rich, mysterious and just a hint of sweetness. I don't know if I'm finding that coconut so many are talking about because this does have gardenia and like I've written in countless reviews, gardenia goes oily on me and smells like popcorn butter, but I'm not getting that here. What I'm getting instead is a creamy oiliness almost exactly like the virgin coconut oil I use sometimes for a moisturizer (but I don't use it when I use perfume so it wasn't that). So maybe that's the coconut (even though a lot of reviewers are saying that's not actually a note in this) or maybe it's the gardenia. I don't know but it's not gross. Also, this isn't a silage beast on me, and it stays real close to the skin.

Edit: *sigh* returned this one too. I thought I was really going to like it, but it was just too linear on me. Just peppery and I really couldn't detect it after about an hour and a half. Even when I sprayed some on my kids (they're good sports!) it was gone way too fast. I'm being to think I have a messed up nose!

Apr
16
2013
Chicagobelle
Chicagobelle

I smelled this at Sephora a couple of weeks ago and I loved it. They gave me a sample to take home and I cannot wait to pick up my own bottle. Sophisticated and sexy but not to overpowering. Not as long lasting as I'd like it to be but very good nonetheless. This is a new love.

Apr
12
2013
mohsen j
mohsen j

منم خیلی دوستش دارم

Apr
11
2013
Dragon St Charles
Dragon St Charles

You really have to love coconut to love this one. If you do, this is darker and sultrier than your average coconut frag. Like a goth girl gone to the beach.

Apr
10
2013
hannie5
hannie5

I cannot wait to get my hands on a bottle of this wonderful juice. It is strong on me, and I have to say that NOIR is one of the reasons I live for the nighttime!

Apr
06
2013
Kain
Kain

It's not a lie if I say this is the most popular women fragrance in my country!
Every girl has/had at least one bottle of this fragrance in her collection.
I had a chance to test it out on my skin via my sample and see what's the magic of this fragrance that drive most women crazy!
The opening of this fragrance is semi fresh fruity scent with sharp and peppery aroma and some sweetness in the background.
The pepper note is a bit strong at the start but fades away really quick and give his space to the yummy coconut!
The coconut scent doesn't smell tropical like "Creed VIW" for example. it's more sweet than "VIW" and to be honest it's not as quality as Creed but it's really pleasant.
Beside this semi fresh coconuty scent you can smell some bright floral notes too.
Now in the dry down, the white and bright floral notes become stronger and give the scent a very natural and relaxing smell.
It's very interesting that the white floral notes have almost an earthy feeling too. it's like being in a meadow with tons of white flowers and beside the smell of those flowers you can smell the earth, rocks and other natural things in your sight.
Very beautiful mid.
Now in the base, it's time for sweet vanilla plus weaker floral notes to shine. it's very pleasant but not as great as the mid.
Both projection and longevity is very good.
I think it's not suitable for a man, but it's a magical and charming fragrance on a woman.
ديگه فكر نميكنم دختري تو ايران باشه كه اين عطر رو نداشته باشه از بس اين عطر بين خانوما محبوب و شناخته شدس
رايحه اوليه اين عطر بوي نسبتا شاداب و تا حدودي شيرين و ميوه اي هست كه مقدار مشخصي بوي فلفل باهاش تركيب شده و بوشو تند و فلفلي ميكنه
نترسين! بوي فلفل درسته قويه اما خيلي زود و در عرض كمتر از يك دقيقه محو ميشه و جاي خودشو به رايحه نارگيل و رايحه نيمه شيرين وانيل ميده
بوي نارگيل تو اين عطر خيلي خوشبو هست اما كيفيت متوسطي داره و به عنوان مثال با كيفيت رايحه نارگيل تو عطر كريد ويرجين آيلند واتر قابل مقايسه نيست
در كنار رايحه نارگيل شما يه بوي ملايمي هم از گلها حس ميكنين
در رايحه مياني بوي گلها كه حس خيلي سفيد و ملايمي دارن قويتر ميشن كه به نظر من بهترين قسمت اين عطر رايحه مياي اش هست
بوي گلها يه ته بوي خاكي مانند هم دارن. مثل اينكه شما وارد يه دشت بزرگ پر از گلهاي سفيد بشين و علاوه بر بوي گلها، بوي برگ و ساقه و خاك محيط رو هم استشمام كنين
حس بسيار خوب و طبيعي داره و شخصا خيلي اين بوي طبيعي رو دوست دارم
در ادامه و در رايحه پايه بوي گلها تا حد زيادي ضعيف ميشن و رايحه وانيل قويتر و شيرينتر ميشه و شما اين بو رو كه خوب و دلپذير و جذاب هست تا انتها حس ميكنين
در كل عطر خيلي خوب و خوشبويي هست
پخش بو و ماندگاري خيلي زيادي داره

Apr
06
2013
selinu
selinu

Really good scent but its too mature. Someday will definetely purchase it but just not right now

Apr
05
2013
Kalinna9
Kalinna9

This is my signature scent,for the past 5 years I've always had a bottle of this.I really love the coconut smell in it.Very good lasting power,It's sweet but in the same time fresh.I really love love love this one!You should deffinitely wear this,if you want to attract attention!

Apr
03
2013
hermyonee
hermyonee

well i really like this for spring-summer, for hot weather; it's very fresh and sharp at the beginning, citrus and ginger are quite harsh for the first minutes, then spices come in, the peppery notes join the ginger freshnes, while orange blossom smooths everything in a soft & fresh way; then after a while, the gardenia start shwing, but quite shy, just like the orange blossom merges into it, both notes blend finely together, with some other spicy cardamome, pepper notes to add some edge, that's why it's never too floral; I actually don't feel much the coconut notes, altough it is there indeed, but for me it's just a creamy facette addedto the creaminess of sandalwood in the dry down, combined to some cardamome facets, and the ambery softness in the end. coconut is never overwhelming here to me, it just adds some creamyness, and it's so sexy; this fragrance starts so fresh but it gets at the same time dark, sulthry, sexy.
It makes me think of a tropical, hot humid night, heavy & stormy,and the smell of gardenias and spice, some coconut and sandawood around.
Very long lasting, works very well with my chemistry, blends on my skin and feels really sexy, my husband goes totally nuts whit this one, I'm looking forward to hotter days to pull it on again!

Apr
02
2013
antfarm
antfarm

This is raved about a lot, so I thought it would be fun to try. All I got was oily coconut marinating in nail polish remover, and then it was gone.

Apr
01
2013
CameoLadyTx
CameoLadyTx

I LOVE,LOVE this in EDP. I would NEVER purchase the EDT. It is my signature perfume, sometimes I add another fragrance with it. Everyone including myself LOVES this and follows me around to find out what it is. I am NOT telling my secrets. If I detected much of a coconut smell, I would NOT wear it. So much for that! It mixes with my chemistry and works well! It is subtle,mysterious,exotic,hypnotic,sensuous,alluring, elegant,and most of all it is VERY sexy. I will continue to keep at least 2 bottles ahead and it was made for me! I LOVE, LOVE LOVE it!! The best of all the Versace perfumes or any other. Did I mention, I love it!

Mar
30
2013
CameoLadyTx
CameoLadyTx

I LOVE,LOVE this in EDP. I would NEVER purchase the EDT. It is my signature perfume, sometimes I add another fragrance with it. Everyone including myself LOVES this and follows me around to find out what it is. I am NOT telling my secrets. If I detected much of a coconut smell, I would NOT wear it. So much for that! It mixes with my chemistry and works well! It is subtle,mysterious,exotic,hypnotic,sensuous,alluring, elegant,and most of all it is VERY sexy. I will continue to keep at least 2 bottles ahead and it was made for me! I LOVE, LOVE LOVE it!! The best of all the Versace perfumes or any other. Did I mention, I love it!

Mar
30
2013
ForrealMe2
ForrealMe2

I just got a gift set with a fresh batch of crystal noir and it is amazing!..if you get an old batch your not really going to smell it much as this has happend to me before and i returned it because it will smell watered down or less of a scent and this was in macy's on their tester and their stock but most prefer bright crystal so i dunno if crystal noir sells much at the macy's i am at so i wouldn't be surprised if the stock was a bit old..i think they needed to change it..this EDT perfume is amazing and it last and the sillage is wonderful i get wafts of this perfume..i love it! It smells like wonderful gardenia,with peppermint and a slight citrus in the background porbably the cardamom & ginger but the gardenia and peppermint really shine here..i love to smell mint and gardenia has really grown on me..this is soo creamy and fresh yet deep and dark at the same time..very tropical sophisticated scent..i think i will have to bump this up to my top fumes. It has everything i like its strong,sweet,fresh,creamy and last a long time while it projects..couldn't ask for more!

update:apply this with the body gel lotion and you will be in heaven..the lotion makes it stronger like edp..the lotion brings out the gardenia and mint more..LOVE IT

Mar
30
2013
mehrdad
mehrdad

با سلام
Crystal Noir Versace for women
همچنان جزو کارهای بسیار خوشبو و پرفروش زنانه محسوب می شود
بشخصه چون از روایح گرم و شیرین و سنگین خوشم می آید این عطر را می پسندم و از استشمام رایحه آن لذت می برم
وجود روایح فلفل، نارگیل، هل، جینسینگ، چوب صندل و عنبر باعث شده است این کار خیلی گرم و با دوام و با پخش بوی عالی از کار در آید
کلاسیک
گرم
شیرین و جذاب
با پخش بوی عالی و دوام بسیار خوب
مسلما برای آقایان می تواند عطری پر کششی از طرف بانوان محترم محسوب گردد
ورساچه با این عطر خود در بین کارهای زنانه اش شاهکاری خاص بوجود آورد که حتی بعضی از آقایان هم از شدت علاقه به این رایحه بدشان نمی آید از آن استفاده کنند
با تقدیم احترام
گالری مهرداد

Mar
26
2013
anna.023
anna.023

A sweet, cheap smelling "body splash" without any direct lasting power or sillage. Not impressive in any way. A teenage smelling disappointment according to me.

Im not a big fan of coconut in a serious perfume. It's fine in a body lotion, a celeb scent or a sunscreen, but NOT in a Versace perfume. Body shop's coconut bodybutter is way better than this sticky stuff. Yuck!

Mar
20
2013
virga
virga

A hot mess, but it has a character: loud and semi-vulgar gardenia/creamy coconut with a dirty undertone of black pepper. Yes, Crystal Noir is a wild child, a party queen, she is very appealing, but has no class whatsoever. Think of Donatella herself.

Mar
16
2013
pushok
pushok

One of my most favorite fragrances. It is a sexy coconut scent with enormous sillage and great longevity. The top and middle notes are amazing, the base notes are heavier and not to everyone's taste, but I love the musky smell that stays on my cloths after a day's wear.

Mar
10
2013
xXx CHAR xXx
xXx CHAR xXx

This was a blind buy for me ... Which I seldom if ever do. Versace Crystal Noir is a bit of a oddity to me. At first spray there's a blast of coconut, quickly followed with a overwhelmingly black pepper. As time moved on it dries down to a creamy soft version of black pepper ... So I don't know what to make of this ... I find it at odds and at best it would be a "okay" but we'll see over time

Mar
08
2013
2746cstreet
2746cstreet

I have to agree with a commenter below that Crystal Noir is quite muddled. What stands out most to me is sandalwood. I get white flowers, but they fall very flat and lack their usual lush, sensual quality. Coconut imparts creaminess but no sweetness. A light gourmand touch would have been very welcome here. If I put my nose to my wrist I get the tiniest whisper of cardamom. All the notes scream "sexiness" but I don't get any of that from the final product.

Mar
07
2013
sandyfeet123
sandyfeet123

Wow! I have to get me some of this, its an intoxicating scent to me, I'd have to describe what i smell as a spicy,creamy,warm and floral. Delicious without smelling like something you'd to eat. For an edt its got pretty good sillage and lasting power is good too. definitely for night-time wear but someone may be able to rock it during the day if they do it right. Its not for everyones taste though as some people find it strong. Definitely test if your looking for a sensual scent.

Mar
02
2013
Mooniq
Mooniq

Second bottle of Versace Crystal Noir Eau de Parfum.

First bottle I found weak, just lasting on my skin 1-2 hours, then gone.. But this time its all around me for 6-7 hours. I don't find it heavy or thick or overwhelming.

I find CN to be very nice and female'ish in a elegant way. I don't love white flowers but here they are great along with the peppernote. Peppernote on my skin turns magic - it makes the parfume less sweet and more elegant and chic. The coconut-note is not in my face and its good, sometimes I find coconut to be cloying and uacky- sweet.

CN is a scent to wear both daytime and at party, just spray less for daytime use.

I also have R Cavalli Serpentine EdP -they are totally different in topnote but after 40 minutes they are like twins on my skin. And they have som strong notes together- Gardenia, Pepper, Sandalwood and Amber.

Andra flaskan av Versace Crystal Noir Eau de Parfum. Första flaskan EdP var väldigt svag och doften försvann inom 1-2 timmar. Denna gången stannar CN runt mig i 6-7 timmar. Jag tycker inte att den är kvalmig, tung eller övermäktig.

CN är riktigt kvinnlig och chic på ett elegant sätt. Jag älskar inte vita blommor men här fungerar de fint tack vare pepparnoten som är magisk på min hud och balanserar sötman och framhäver doften på ett riktgt bra sätt. Kokosnöts-tonen är inte starkt, vilket jag tycker är bra, jag kan ibland tycka att kokosnöt gör en doft obehagligt tungt söt.

CN kan bäras både dagtid och till party, tänk på att spreja bara lite för dagsbruk.

Jag har även R Cavalli Serpentine EdP och dessa två parfymer är HELT olika i toppnoten men efter 40 minuter så doftar det likadant. De har några starka doftnoter gemensamt: Gardenia, Sandelträ, Peppar och Amber.

Mar
01
2013
soulflwr
soulflwr

I'm still on the fence with this one, I like it but I don't know if I love it enough to buy a full bottle yet. I have a feeling it is better suited for warm weather despite the popular opinion.

Right now I'm getting mostly black pepper, florals (can't really identify the flower), and sandalwood. The coconut is faint, maybe it will show itself more during spring/summer.

Mar
01
2013
Mooniq
Mooniq

I think Versace Crystal Noir EdP smells exactly like R Cavalli Serpentine EDP. IN topnote they are not alike at all, but after 40 minutes they smell the same.

Jag tycker Versace Crystal Noir EdP doftar väldigt likt R Cavalli Serpentine EdP i mellan och basnoten. I toppnoten är de helt olika men efter 40 minuter så doftar de likadant.

Mar
01
2013
punkinfaye
punkinfaye

A lady I work with gave me a ton of samples and miniatures she and her daughters don't want...a precious little mini 5ml bottle of this was included.

OMG...this is the perfect way to wear coconut in the winter or at night. It smells tropical without screaming beach or suntan lotion, and is not as food-like as you would expect with the coconut in there.

It is more like a sultry night surrounded by palms and flickering tiki torches, a perfect "honeymoon" fragrance.

I am kicking myself that I did not pick this up heavily discounted at Ross, and will have to ration myself with the mini!

Feb
26
2013
dancingfool09
dancingfool09

As a few people remarked it smells like shampoo for a few minutes. After it is a wonderful creamy sweet a touch overpowering then it softens and is just wonderful.
Nothing like I ever bought or liked before. I do smell the gardenia and coconut and amber. Definitely the change I've been looking for! I love it!

Feb
26
2013
drpegah4
drpegah4

very Hot and sexy. dark and rich. every time I wear this my body temperature increases and I feel like having fever. love this.

Feb
23
2013
littlepepperz
littlepepperz

I have the EDT version, and let me tell you, it lasts for ages.
I love Gardenia. I love coconut. I love pepper notes.
The sweetness is balanced with wonderful notes of sandalwood and ginger.
This smells like a white flower garden that went to sleep on a warm, summer night, when the flowers project a wonderful cloud of smell that stays there in the slow, hot wind.
But then again, it's all balanced with some heavier, slightly tart notes, to make sure it's truly noir and not too sweet.

The drydown is amazing, it smells like creamy, warm skin that has been exposed to a lot of sun during the day. It's probably the coconut, sandalwood and musk. It's very warm and very sexy. Totally memorable and unique. A great scent if you want to be seductive on that special date.

I wear it out at night and any time I want to make an impression. It's great for winter, however I love it most on warm spring/summer nights. It truly does make me feel absolutely sexy. I want to be making out in that hot gardenia garden at night! Love.
(5)

Feb
23
2013
lassie172
lassie172

Love it!!! very unique

Feb
22
2013
natural
natural

Warm. Rich. Dark. Sexy. Creamy. Unforgettable. I love Crystal Noir!

Feb
20
2013
perfumequeen23
perfumequeen23

I sampled this the other day and I must say I wasn't keen on it :/ I thought since I have and like bright crystal and versace women I might like other versace fragrances but I'm not sure on this one I disliked it straight away, but it smelt nice on my friend so I think I'm going to go give it another try and see if I still think the same.

Feb
15
2013
Kimmy89
Kimmy89

Definitely one I like.
To me it's sexy coconut!
Cleverly done!

Feb
05
2013
salne
salne

Dark, sweet, musky. You must have it! this scent will transform you into an irresistible vamp!

Feb
03
2013
Kaleide
Kaleide

Smelled this on a tester stick. My overall impression is that Crystal Noir would probably smell nice on someone sitting next to me, but I would not like to come any closer. Heavy floral, not up my alley.

Jan
31
2013
anna.glowacka
anna.glowacka

Celery and other smelly vegetables wrapped in white flower that's how it smells to me. I sprayed tiny bit on a paper tester I pust it on my desk and forgot about it until the moment when strange veggie smell started to scratch my throat. One day later i took the challenge and use it on my skin. For the first hour i was still smelling vegs and then it started to turn into creamy combination of white flowers. It's very strong and very different than usual. I love the bottle it's so elegant. I got my 30 ml EDT and i think that would be my first and last one. I don't dislike Cristal Noir but i just have to use to it.

Jan
30
2013
shanabanana
shanabanana

I love this!!! To me its coconutty and sweet but not sickly. I'm on my 4th bottle of this and can't see myself getting tired of it any time soon. This smells unique to me, I haven't smelled anything like it. Very sexy!

Jan
30
2013
Bklynlatinlady
Bklynlatinlady

I love it, this was a blind buy based on the notes on here. I am escstatic with it. I bought the EDP, seems there are 2 versions from the reviews I had read. It's like a soft, dark creamy scent. I love dark/spicy scent but this fragrance bring it together in an unusual way. First of all, I am happy that I do not smell any coconut, but that note is not stated on the bottle. I definitely smell the cardomon, black pepper initially but its a soft spicy, I'm not sure what in it makes it blend into a fresh spicy scent. I smell very little ginger but its soft, then the florals come in and it like soft velvet petals wrapping around this spicy mistress. It's creamy, sexy, and cozy.
Dry down is an amber/wood musk. Last about 8-10hrs.
Projection is medium. For me it works for day or night.

Jan
24
2013
soonflower
soonflower

About the notes. On my EDT bottle the notes of the pyramid are:

TOP: cardamom, pepper, ginger
HEART: gardenia, peony, orange flower
DRYDOWN: amber, sandalwood, musks

In Crystal Noir there is no coconut.
I think that the top notes mixed together make such a creamy coconut vibe.

Anyway I've rediscovered Crystal Noir but this time got a bottle of EDT.
And I do get the difference.
It's less spicy and gourmand, def less creamy.

The EDP is like thick pudding, it can be sometimes overpowering.
EDT is like velvety pudding, it does have more lucidity in.

I love both of them.

And this stuff is extremely sexy.

Sillage and lasting power - excellent.

Jan
23
2013
shamfa
shamfa

omg i sampled this for the first time yesterday and i absolutely fell in love. I was crazy about 212 woman for years and never got it but this reminds me of it so much just a lot stronger and muskier..... guess what i have today ... crystal noir baby :D

Jan
22
2013
liiva
liiva

So rich scent! So warm, so dark and elegant! I think it is perfect for autumn, winter and special event. I can not smell coconut, but feeling is very similar. Creamy and a bit exotic effect.
I like it very much.

Jan
20
2013
energia
energia

EDT is way better than EDP. I could never wear EDP because it's too gourmand, but EDT has a perfect balance between sweet and flowery.

Jan
18
2013
Raquel73
Raquel73

Thanks a lot esther!!
I want to buy it,is dificult to find it already,pehaps crystal noir ,will be discontinued?
I think that I will order EDT for its sillage :-)

Jan
18
2013
estheroutenaar
estheroutenaar

@Raquel73: I own both, just because i love this scent sooo much. I don't think there's a big difference between edt and edp. The edt to me is just the slightest bit brighter, maybe a little bit more coconutty, and the edp a little bit spicier. I can only find the difference if i really try, and spray each on one of my wrists. The lasting power and sillage for the edt is absolutely great, i use it for a night out clubbing and it lasts all night and longer.
I think it's a great spicy gardenia scent in edt and edp equally. On me it doesn't smell generic or like shampoo. I think this is a really unique one, i absolutely love it.

Jan
18
2013
Raquel73
Raquel73

Someone could to tell me the diference between EDT and EDP?

Jan
18
2013
chirobi
chirobi

Creamy, vanilla-y, coconutty, and unfortunately, as plasticy as the big acrylic cap atop the bottle. It was otherwise enjoyable.

Jan
17
2013
nadiacherryy
nadiacherryy

totaly sexy! I love it!

Jan
17
2013
cinsot
cinsot

Salt and pepper wood-chip cologne. First wear in several years today and for the life of me I can't recall what the attraction could have been as it was not a blind buy!

The gardenia perhaps? Where did it go?

I do not like this perfume. What was I thinking? I do not have the remotest idea.

Jan
13
2013
meduza
meduza

I almost don't smell anything from versace bright crystal rose or yellow colour ..... crystal noir is very soft to me almost clean.It is nice but you don't really stand out of the crowed.I don't know maybe I'll give it another try???

Jan
12
2013
lakkiirfan
lakkiirfan

elegant, sexy, night time wear
MEN will EAT you, so don't go out alone

Jan
08
2013
genny17
genny17

It just doesn't wow me for some reason, not so much a shampoo smell as a shower gel, scented something .It just doesn't really smell like a perfume to me, looking at the notes I should like it, but I am not fan of Versace, their scents just aren't real special. They lack something, they fall short.

Jan
04
2013
kelaemegrey
kelaemegrey

To me, it smells like coconut with mint.. It is amazing, one of my best purchases. I went to a perfumery and asked for a strong perfume. The man gave me Crystal Noir and I instantly felt in love.

Crystal Noir is def super intense and mysterious. A must.

xx

Jan
03
2013
olitunia
olitunia

I always liked the Bright Crystal by Versace but Crystal Noir is definetely The Thing. It is very sweet and floral, but not girly. I love discreet hint of coconut in it - I must say I did not sense it at the beginning. Blackcurrant, Violet, Jasmin and Sandalwood are the thing to look for in a good perfume (at least for me). All in all - I love Crystal Noir. It is quite unique, a bit on the heavier side but I sport it night & day, regardless of the season of the year because it smells so amazing!!! I even had the eau de toilette and i must say that the longevity was impressive (comparing to other brands).

Dec
31
2013
jessdbarnett
jessdbarnett

my absolute favorite ! i get sooooooo many compliments everytime i wear it. Sexy and long lasting :)

Dec
28
2012
gmstrack
gmstrack

Crystal Noir by Versace is classified as a floral oriental with gardenia as the main floral note and a typical list of spicy oriental notes to complete the composition. The gardenia pulls the fragrance in a soapy direction, while the “spicy” oriental part just adds a generic sweetness that really doesn’t bring that plush, warm feel I associate with woods and amber. Instead, CN turns into a typical mall fragrance, i.e., a mediocre sweet floral with detergent-y musk. The name and packaging evoke depth, maturity, and sensuality; however, the fragrance itself seems appropriate for the high school locker room.

2/5

Dec
27
2012
Fancystuff56
Fancystuff56

This perfume is great! It's dark and mysterious yet extremely warm, alluring and seductive. I only recently bought it and at first it didn't catch my attention too much, but after wearing it for a bit I simply fell in love with it. The scent developed well on my skin and was rather long lasting. It is a wonderful fragrance for winter and nighttime. It is a very elegant and sophisticated smell and I will definitely invest in another bottle.

Dec
25
2012
RedLady
RedLady

This is a very unique fragrance.
At first spritz, its strength does take you back a bit and you worry its gonna be oppressive.
Once it calms down, its very warm and spicy. Almost velvety.
I personally couldn't imagine wearing this in the summer, its just too heavy. But its deep coconut notes and woody base make this a delicious winter and evening scent.
Very long lasting too, I tested it 6 hours ago and its still very much there.
Fancy tying your bloke to the bed posts? Wear Crystal Noir.

Dec
21
2012
Jenny Peycheva
Jenny Peycheva

I like it, but it's just very, very, extremely strong!
I used to have this one and every time when I sprayed into my skin, even my clothes were absorbing this fragnance. Though when I washed them, they were still smelling! It's just too much for me.
That's the reason for not using it anymore.

Dec
21
2012
gomt
gomt

Creamy, sweet and exotic. I smell mostly coconut (even though it's not among the notes Versace lists), seamlessly blended with white flowers and a delicate mixture of spices. It's sensually soft, smooth.

Sillage is heavy, longevity is great (12 hours +).

PS. I agree with the shampoo/conditioner comments, Crystal Noir smells a lot like Herbal Essences Hello Hydration.

Dec
17
2012
b@by
b@by

It's a lovely, very sweet fragrance, but I used to use a conditioner that smelled almost exactly like this. And I had a mass of hair down past my waist, so the smell used to follow me around, and I'd get compliments on it. It was called Palmolive Naturals Macadamia Oil, but it smelled nothing like macadamia lol... smelled just like this.

I'm also getting a real deep freshness, and the only other frag I've noticed this in is Black Orchid. I thought it was the truffles in BO, but clearly it's not. Maybe the gardenia. It gives it a really mysterious, dark edge.

Dec
14
2012
rfh
rfh

I received this as a gift..first time i wore it i loved it..even my friend fell in love with it and asked me if she can have it!! usually i dont away any of my perfume coz im a perfume collector and lover..however, after the third or maybe forth time i used it i got dizzy and wanted to vomit really so did my sis every time she smelled it on me!! therefore i had to give it to my friend since she loved it and i will never use it..but had to say the lasting power of this perfume is scary and you might get the spicy smell first then like 15 min after comes the sweetness and coucou nut which i loved the most about this perfume...well it depends on your taste..

Dec
12
2012
vanilla1975
vanilla1975

Gorgeous! I don't know how about others but I feel some kind of cotton shirt freshness at the drydown. On my skin it isn't something special but I really love CN on my clothes. Gardenia and peonies blooming in garden after short summer rain...

Dec
12
2012
gretavivante
gretavivante

definitely not for a young girl))

Dec
12
2012
aybuke
aybuke

most feminine and magnetic perfume in whole world. when i wear this i feel like i am woman... its like fimiliar with dior addict shine but much better and luxury then.

Dec
10
2012
chem1cal4r0mance
chem1cal4r0mance

I do not personally own this fragrance, however I smelled it on someone else and really did not like it at all. I even had to ask her what perfume it was, just so I knew what perfume NOT to get. I felt bad because she thought I was asking her in a positive way, and I couldn't just come out and say "No, I need to know what it is because I detest it." It was just very loud and overwhelming, which CAN be a good thing- if you like the way it smells. I'm thinking, maybe I'm just not a big fan of white florals.

Dec
07
2012
fauxtress
fauxtress

This perfume is my favorite hands down. Its so poignant yet still very lady like and inviting. I literally purchsed 4 bottles of it on Monday for fear of never wanting to run out. I spray maybe 3-4 squirts (at best) and just last week I ran into a busy NYC seafood market and the cashier asked me, "what was I wearing?" I'd say if you can get compliments on your fragrance in a smelly fish market, you're doing something right lol. Which is why this is my signature. Give it a try. You will not be disappointed, and in the rare event that you are disappointed, private message me for my address and send me your bottle lol ;) .

Dec
05
2012
guillermostf
guillermostf

Ok, let's say something short and quick: it is very similar to 212 classic version, but so much better.
the bottle cap is great.
This is a veeeeeery long lasting scent.
3 1/2 stars.

Dec
05
2012
amelie
amelie

Really strange, all the notes that I love, and yet I can not stand this perfume, it's kinda thrown all together, without the finesse, nor any sensuality,just like a cheap mistress that offers you all the first night.
Now...if you show all, what is left for later, there's no magic detection... this perfume has no ability to attract me, simply ... strong, and so unimaginative. Don't hate me for being honest, I know it's popular and very commercial, but that's just another trendy fragrance and liked by so many...just not my cup of tea. It ,of course, only applies to this perfume, don't get me wrong!
And feel nausea too, just as already someone said, scroll down, please.

Dec
05
2012
tropic sugar
tropic sugar

maybe its just me but has anyone noticed that this fragrance is very inconsistant?I have bought this eau de toilette 3 different times and it smelled different every time and I ended up returning it.I first smelled this at a macys counter and it smelled so creamy and tropical and then the other times it smells watery and flat missing that gorgeous amber sandalwood creamy figgy coconut smell which I love.I just ordered it again from sephora and it just smells kinda watery.I am really starting to think these fragrance companies are cutting quality and if they are doing that they need to cut the cost of the fragrance.If they think us perfumistas can't tell when somethings been reformulated they really are stupid.This was once a beautiful fragrance and if you can find a fresh bottle your in luck but I am a little dissapointed in the inconsistancy of perfumes today.sometimes they smell fabulous and other times you know they have been changed.they are going to only lose money and customers.Versace bring the creamyness back!

Dec
03
2012
jeanbean7777
jeanbean7777

This scent reminds me of bvlgari jasmine noir except it has been really feminized. Instead of jasmine this is a creamy gardenia....so creamy a lot of people think they are smelling coconut. When this is a very smooth kinda boozy gardenia. Actually, I smell piña colada in here too. I LOVE this scent. I just bought it last night and it smells amazing. I do get a night beach air feeling in this one as others have said. Almost like a beach bar night air feel with a sunscreen, tropical drink, ocean/ floral scent drifting around. I think this is very sexy. It has lots of strength. Not a fragrance to be squirted all over unless u are going to a club or disco or lots of open air. Too much is too much. In huge doses and closed air this simulates bug spray. It's sickening. Three squirts will last all day and give off the scent beautifully. Another reviewer said to Dab this on....that's possible too. This sure is a pretty scent. Not for wallflowers. I'd say its for 30 plus year olds. ( not always) just generally more mature. Definitely for a woman with some style And a healthy dose of sex energy. This one has a pulse and hot blood. So, I think it's for a really driven woman. I think more for single women on the prowl or married women looking for a spark with their man. Kinda see this on a cougar though. Lol. It's pretty.

Dec
02
2012
TillyWave
TillyWave

EDT Review
The gargantuan box. The ridiculous fake black diamond cut cap. The enormous, "look at me" sillage. The trashy notes: coconut, creamy gardenia, sweet white flowers. It's all here and it smells great!

The top notes are very aldehyde--they smell like sparkling soap or laundry detergent. The comes in the sweet, creamy gardenia and smooth cardamom. Ah yes, and the delicious intermingling coconut, developing into a woody coco-suntan oil drydown.

I've had this for years, I don't get to wear it enough for all its loud glory, but it wears well in the summer and the winter, during the day or night, and with jeans or a halter dress. Not all perfumes can do that. Well done!

Dec
02
2012
EmmaEm421
EmmaEm421

Wow, first spray and I smell like Malibu, (the rum, not the place!) Does have a very coconut alcoholic presence to begin with but this soon fades and the floral notes come through, I think I'm going to like this in winter!!

Update: I sprayed this on 6 hours ago, and in the meantime have tried to wash it off so I could wear another perfume, the scent is not going anywhere! The staying power on my skin is incredible, and I only have the EDT, I can't imagine how strong the EDP must be!

Nov
27
2012
missyasmina
missyasmina

On my skin it smells awful, like ant spray, I can't detect any floral or coconut. I really wanted to like it as the notes I generally like.

Nov
26
2012
vanillafreak
vanillafreak

Finally this beauty is MINE!!! I've been obsessed with this perfume for 4 months now and today, while I was shopping at the mall, amidst the crazyness that is "black friday" I found a gift set at a good price and I gave in and bought myself this sexy, carnal, mysterious, strong, unique masterpiece. My first Versace, but definitely not my last.
The gift set has : 50ml edt Crystal Noir, 50ml body cream, 50ml shower gel, and it was ~ 60 eur, wich to me is a bargain considering that here where I live, in shops I've only seen the 30ml or 90ml versions, and I was always put off by the fact that the 30ml one is too small for me and the 90ml one is so expensive, but now I got what I wanted. The shower gel and body lotion are lovely too, will be using them sparingly considering they're only 50ml.
Crystal Noir is a masterpiece in my eyes. Killer sillage, very good lasting power and the smell is so unique, creamy, luscious, perfect gardenia, perfect amount of cardamom & ginger, and the sandalwood-cocnut-amber trio make CN sooo creamy and feminine(in the sultry kind of way). Love it and will always love it.
Thank you black friday!

Later edit : btw the body lotion alone without the perfume lasts longer than so much shhhht out there labeled edp...it's not even funny....i love this

Nov
23
2012
alannah93
alannah93

this is for sure an evening/autumn/winter scent, it's very heavy and smells quite like a man scent, i think a man could get away with wearing this, but i do love heavy scents & adore this fragrance.

Nov
22
2012
neda173
neda173

pretty and different.

Nov
20
2012
marctaoutel
marctaoutel

A very sensual fragrance, with a very Fig fruity feminine top note, followed by the tuberose, white flowers and orange blossom, and a very sensual trail with Sandalwood, Vanilla and Coconut !
A wonderful fragrance with a very addictive silage !

Nov
17
2012
roseandpeony
roseandpeony

es adorable!!!, me encanta, consegui en esta fragancia, el perfume que me identifica!!!

Nov
16
2012
s_athena
s_athena

I agree with what others have said, this would be SUCH a good scent for a shampoo. In fact, I think I once used a hair conditioner that smelled exactly like this. That's my problem with coconut notes usually - to me it's either sunscreen "tropical", or "drugstore" beauty products. They put coconut extracts and derivatives in so many shampoos, soaps, lotions, and hair products that you smell it all the time. It's too common, and frankly as much as I love gardenia, the combination with coconut just turns this into gardenia shampoo. I only find it sexy in a freshly-showered (or "just got a haircut and blowdry at Supercuts"), girl-next-door kind of way. A clean shampoo scent might be okay for spring or summer, so I'll try it again then. Or maybe I'll track down my old conditioner instead and get the same effect.

Nov
08
2012
tourmali45
tourmali45

First blast – shampoo. I am disgusted – why oh why what I get out of most scents is different kinds of shampoo!? First it’s fruity-sweet, then sweetness becomes overpowering and more loud. Then I start to get spiciness and some gardenia, it’s no longer a shampoo, but something much more interesting, even if still cloyingly sweet. And then I am transformed into my favourite Thai cuisine restaurant: coconut, cardamom, ginger – it’s so rare when I can get almost all the notes of the pyramid. And after that the perfume is rescued to me, I find something I like, it’s no longer a loud and ordinary stranger, but something I know, like and even tolerate some parts (too sweet still). More for the evening than daytime wear, and definitely not for the office.
It was all about the EDP.

Nov
07
2012
Marjolein18
Marjolein18

This fragrance was personally for me a distaster. Not my cup of tea. It's too synthetic and heavy for me. I have to stay close to my fresh and woody stuff. Recently I just gave the bottle away.

Nov
07
2012
prudenceliquorice
prudenceliquorice

I was so excited about trying this, it sounded just my cup of tea. The first five minutes of spicy coconut were gorgeous, then it settled into something quieter and a bit soapy... half an hour later I smelled like the breath of someone who is drunk on red wine, horrible horrible horrible.
Very disappointed :(

Nov
06
2012
Samara_Vi
Samara_Vi

I coundn´t finish my 30ml bottle... Had to pass away cause it´s no heavy and stong... cound´t stand it anymore!

Nov
06
2012
karolla28
karolla28

Mysterious, sexy, elegant fragrance. When I wear it I feel especially. I love to have it on Ball in winter time. Very creamy with delicate coconut note.

Nov
03
2012
YAGOONA
YAGOONA

characteristic, my fragrance for winter
love it...

Oct
29
2012
daredevil
daredevil

One of the fragrances you never forget

Dark,warm and sensual brings the dusty air of arabian nights and orient lovers!

Oct
29
2012
whiten
whiten

it is one of those perfumes that you have to try on your skin (or if you only wear perfumes on clothes, try it on a piece of cloth) on my skin it mostly leaves as gardenia, on blotter the gardenia is laced with pepper!!

Oct
27
2012
Inessa66613
Inessa66613

I personally sense purple iris flower with musc in this perfume, no coconut. It's a late night smell, warm, wrapping and thick.

Oct
26
2012
opallara
opallara

I LOVE this! The lasting power is great. It reminds me of Bronze Goddess by Estee Lauder, but it definitely has a smell all of its own. It has a coconut smell, but not cheap coconut. It also has the perfect mix of powder and floral. I find it to be really different, sexy and mysterious. A lot of perfumes are to one smell extreme or the other......this one is the perfect blend of a few different kinds of smells!

Oct
25
2012
lanhua
lanhua

It's a love it or hate it fragrance. It's like those guys that are so intense you either fall in love with them or can't stand to be in the same room with them. It's a fragrance that is hard not to notice and hard to forget.
I mostly smell gardenia, cardamom and coconut - such an interesting combination.

Oct
22
2012
missloulou098
missloulou098

this is one of my mums favs she loves it. i find its too dark and powdery for me but it still has a lovely smell

Oct
19
2012
dream
dream

It makes me feel nausea. My sister is currently wearing it and I'm a kind of person who have motion sickness, so when I go with my sister in her car I usually end up vomiting, and today was one of those days :(

Oct
17
2012
yeshi
yeshi

One of the most interesting fragrances I have come across. If you are not into heavy fragrances, you may skip it. I personally adore this perfume. Great longevity. It is a dark, spicy, warm and mysterious smell and perfect for cold weather. Only for grown ups though :)

For those who collect perfumes, this is definitely for keeps!

Oct
17
2012
energia
energia

I prefer EDT than EDP because it is much more flowery and smells expensive, EDP is more gourmand, coconut and seductive but in a slutty way, lol :)

Oct
12
2012
lilmac13
lilmac13

Finally settled on this after looking for a darker scent that wasn't in-your-face. It's very well-balanced for me: not too sweet, not too much amber, complex but not too recognizable. The coconutty aspect might drive some people crazy, but again, it's subtle enought not to bother me. Good for colder weather.

Oct
08
2012
stella by starlight
stella by starlight

i love crystal noir. its a delicate blend of flowers and spices. its not too heavy and not too light. distinct but not in a loud way. good for all ages. i find it delighting and never cloying, present anough but very pleasant when sniffed right from the skin, what makes it a wonderful bed and intimate times scent.

Oct
06
2012
Spido
Spido

In my head I see a picture of a woman with dark, long hair, way too much make up, dressed in tacky clothes with animal prints all over, trying hard to be sexy, but failing.

Needless to say, I don't like this perfume.

Oct
05
2012
charts
charts

Like many have said it's a nice creamy unoffensive floral. Doesn't hurt anyone or arouse any great passions. There are sexier more original fragrances out there.

Oct
03
2012
WafaaN
WafaaN

This perfume is beautiful, it's creamy and warm but I cant help the feeling that there is something missing, something to give it more edge and tingle my nose. It's beautiful but very calm I guess.

Oct
03
2012
Mamabear88
Mamabear88

A client of mine actually wore this one day and I just HAD to ask her what she was wearing,I picked up that beautiful note of coconut and that was pretty much me sold,and not the cheap tacky coconut either.Lovely fragrance for summer! I tried this on at the mall and my word!the silage!i went to apply the bit on my wrist to my neck and it brushed my hair a little,not only could I smell the fragrance until the next morning,but my hair just kept it for day's until I washed it! Extreme lasting power.On the extreme side of heavy though,so of the parfum I only really need a half spritz,the eau de toilette however is crap.The beautiful body of noir is lost and the coconut is barely recognizable.Am so gutted,IF ANYOne WOUld like to swap their parfum for my toilette that would be amazing!!!Smaller bottle....

Sep
27
2012
hermyonee
hermyonee

welll for me it was a real surprise, to love this one, against all odds, i'm not at all a Versace fan; but I love the harsh, fresh start on this one, and at the same time the creamy & dark sensuality I can feel benieth, the spices adn white flowers, and the gardenia isn't too strong, I never like florals.
By the way I noticed a real difference on my skin, the way it changes depending on the temperature; it's much richer, deeper, darker in Summer, when it's hot,even humid; with cooler temperatures it's still nice but keeps staying sharper, colder, i'd say quite classy, but less sulthry & sensual; the dry down recalls more muscs, in a "cleaner" way, while it's much darker, & sexy when it's hot, there's not that kinda soapy feeling of gardenias, and you feel much better the spices & the coconut-sandalwood creaminess.So I'd wear it only by +25°C ;-) ...try & see!

Sep
27
2012
sarinacarina
sarinacarina

Smells divine.It is magical,sensual,spicy and it has a bitterness that i like.It's completely different from all other perfumes i've ever had or smelled.So seductive,very dark.It will be my next purchase definitely.

Sep
26
2012
lily0555
lily0555

For the gorgeous gardenia, I love this. Warm and long-lasting. To the bottle, the plastic lid is not so attactive to me, especialy when it comes big size.

Sep
24
2012
lizlady68
lizlady68

Yes. I am in love. Somehow yes it does turn into coconut goodness but not sweetie pie like. A bit like suntan oil (only real expensive kinds) but in a deep sensual way and the eau de parfum for sure!

Sep
24
2012
lizlady68
lizlady68

Yes. I am in love. Somehow yes it does turn into coconut goodness but not sweetie pie like. A bit like suntan oil (only real expensive kinds) but in a deep sensual way and the eau de parfum for sure!

Sep
24
2012
LeggysMum
LeggysMum

Tried Crystal Noir on skin today, after promising paper test....still waiting for it to develop past 'slightly spicy paper bag'.Very disappointed, just no power to this, lacks depth and sensual element I expected...Musk almost imperceptible on me. Sadly this doesn't get past not bad. Maybe on other skin this becomes wow!!!, but not on me. Thankfully there's no hint of the coconut-its not what I look for in an evening, or darker scent. This would be perfectly ok for office...no hint of dark promises here!
Need to turn up the volume on the notes within. to reach noir, or dark aspect..quite a soft scent for the likes of Versace....not known for their subtlety ! : )
Still I am not one to bathe in gallons of scent,if there's no decent sillage.I think you'd have to spray vigorously to get any amount of depth or lasting power.... so 'pleasant', but not anything more. Surprisingly tame, not a seducer scent by any means, but nice....maybe a knockout on the right skin?

Sep
24
2012
tandi
tandi

Lovely creamy opening. But as it develops it becomes a bit disappointing.Weaker.I agree with some who say its not 'noir' enough. It lasts 2 hours on me- Edp
The coconut is faint so for those who don't like coconut, don't let that put you off.
To my nose this is a mix of gucci guilty's sweetness and Euphoria by CK.If longevity and sillage were better this would be a winner.

Sep
23
2012
Lady.BaaBaa
Lady.BaaBaa

I think this is lovely at first - the creamy gardenia and sandalwood are stunning - but I was a little disappointed in the dry-down, when the coconut made itself known. I'm not a big fan of coconut in fragrance as it smells like sunscreen to me! Crystal Noir is a fragrance I would be delighted to receive as a gift, or if it came at a lower price point, but I don't love it enough to pay the department store money for it. It really is beautifully long-lasting though, and for coconut fans it's perfect.

Sep
19
2012
Sabrina_A
Sabrina_A

To be honest I usually don't like Versace's perfumes but this one is DELICIOUS . Smells like pepper and white flowers haha , which is a great combination in this case :) .
I have a 30 ml bottle but next time I will most definitely buy the 90 ml bottle .

The packaging design is FIERCE . It's quite luxurious and classy .

Sep
15
2012
jillywoods
jillywoods

WOW. Dark, sensual, woody but not masculine. Absolute femme fatale! INCREDIBLE dry down (I cannot stop smelling my arm), and very long lasting. This is a true favorite of mine.

Sep
12
2012
Ponyfields
Ponyfields

The first couple of sprays I tested with this perfume left me cold. It was weird, and smelt exceptionally minty to me. Mint is for toothpaste, not perfume! I thought. Nevertheless, it was a really big tester the lovely Vickalena sent me as part of a swap, and I so wanted to like this, so I thought I'd give it another go and wear it for a whole day at work.

OMG this is fantastic. I practically bathed in the stuff so I would be able to smell it all day and I am so glad I did. Every time I moved I got a little whiff of something so fresh and classy and cool! It's the perfect summer scent; calm, ladylike and refreshing.

And it lasted. It survived an entire day at work (8 hours) plus a walk along the promenade in the wind and rain with the dog. I still smell yummy, even if it's faded to a more skin-close sillage.

This is a classy yet slightly quirky fragrance that I will be investing in.

Sep
12
2012
kitten_steele
kitten_steele

After reading the reviews here, I thought I must try Crystal Noir. Unfortunately I've not seen it in stores, so I had to buy it online. I got the EDP and the EDT. I'm trying the EDT now.

Most reviews says it's strong and long lasting and be careful when you spray. I guess it must be my dry skin, 'cause it seems my skin eats up certain perfumes. Or I have become immune to certain scents after trying monsters with oud and other strong perfumes. Who knows, but I had to "shower" in the EDT and I can still hardly smell it on myself. I only get whiffs of it when I move around. I want to be able to smell a perfume on myself and I had to spray this behind my ears to get it close to my nose. It's so light on me, the EDT. The 30 ml bottle will be gone quickly. Tomorrow I'll try the EDP and see if it's stronger. A disappointment after reading so many wonderful reviews of Crystal Noir. I didn't have any bodylotion today. Maybe I should have, due to my dry skin. I'll try it with unscented bodylotion later, to see if it will be stronger on me.

It does smell nice. There's a hint of a darker, spicier, cologne like scent. But I wish it was alot more concentrated. It has alot freshness to it. Maybe from the orange flower. I can detect the musk and spices.

I'll update after having tried the EDP tomorrow.

Sep
07
2012
hermyonee
hermyonee

this is definetly going to be one of my favs specially for Summer; it's great with hot temperatures! It's not too strong or sweet, it opens with a tonic blast of ginger, and orange blossom, that makes you almost think of really of lime, or some citrus; then it gets a bit floral with o.blossom & gardenia, but so classy & sensual, and it's all spiced up with pepper & cardamome, & ginger; after a while it gets creamier, you still feel the gardenia, but it gets more & more carnal,warm,vey sensual, as coconut & sandalwood start to show, everything blends like melting together, really sexy! And with hot summer weather it's just perfect! The dry down is a bit ambery, but never too sweet, nor too floral... the gardenia almost makes you think of tuberose, with that "indole" coconut carnal facette... but everything is so well balanced, I was amazed that it could be a Versace one! o_o!! My husband so far only enjoyed HP Dior on me, but he loved CN on my skin, feels really sexy! ;-) really a great surprise!

Sep
06
2012
NoseySpice
NoseySpice

It has the spice I love in a scent, but after spraying and waiting. My first thought was "Nothing that special".
I like more interesting fragrances, this seemed a tame spice.I like my spices wild. ;)

Sep
02
2012
Ashreger91
Ashreger91

This is one of my favorites. It is so creamy and sexy! It last forever on me too. If you havent tried this out you should.

Sep
02
2012
Damag
Damag

I just purchased this yesterday and I got to start out by saying this fragragrance is quite interesting. It starts out very strong and slightly bitter then suddenly turns into a softer yet still potent fresh spicy/ minty gardenia scent, as time progresses the coconut starts to kick in and it gets a little sweeter, then you can still detect a couple of greens mixed with mint and coconut. At the end it gets softer with a hint of woods and a delicate sweetness, I can't say I'm in love but this is very unique and I like it a lot so far, very different then what I usually go for but so far I'm enjoying it. I give this beauty a 8/10 ;)

Aug
31
2012
vanillafreak
vanillafreak

I need to add something, today i sprayed it on again at the store (i'm bad i know) and it breked another record of mine : it gave me goosebumps, i started sniffing and if i wouldn't know better i'd say it got me "high" :))
Only 2 other perfumes in the world have managed this : Angel and Wish.
I don't know how people see this as being too sweet, it's just right. MUST HAVE!!!

Aug
29
2012
suhaesa
suhaesa

a beautiful bottle..the perfume is nice for some, but i don't personally like it, i feel its not fine enough, although i love coconut, but the mix is some how like ck euphoria.. and the gardenia is just over whelming.. and its sickeningly sweet.. something in it is headache inducing..but i am sure there are lots of people out there who like it lot..not my style a night perfume

2.7 out 5

Aug
28
2012
Eneli
Eneli

Perfect balance between spicyness and frechness, one of my favourite scents, reminds me of Yves Rocher Nature Millenaire

Aug
24
2012
energia
energia

The one and only...

Can't wait for winter..

Aug
24
2012
ninive
ninive

I can't smell the flowers at all, it's a musky fragrance that reminds me a lot of Versace Dreamer. It's fresh, woody and a little spicy, I would consider it unisex

Aug
22
2012
ForrealMe2
ForrealMe2

I adore this scent and want it soooo badly..I will get this from only Macy's as i have been ripped off trying to get this else where. The scent it an intense gardenia,carnation vanilla cream,minty scent that is loud and brings a refreshing feel to your senses..i love it soo much! It's deep and long lasting. You don't need to spray alot of this toilette, a toilette can you imagine? This one will be a top keeper in my collection...when i get it i will definately update...if someone does not care for this scent and has it and wants to give it away man hit me up please!LOL..I got a bad batch and had to return it..i believe it was a fake and then i could not get my money back but a gift card so i bought other scents but i do so want this! You will love it!

Update..i love the scent but returned it only because its too light if it was more dense this would be my signature,another note it does smell slightly like VS heavenly Angel..so if you own that you might just be ok with that as i am now i blend VS with my other perfumes and feel just as satisfied as having noir...if noir ever comes out EDP its gonna be on!

Aug
18
2012
auroraresendez
auroraresendez

I sampled this today and to me this was very similar to Victoria's Secret Heavenly. I like, and have, Heavenly so there is no need to purchase this. From all of the reviews here I expected so much more from CN. I am a bit disappointed.

Aug
17
2012
bergamot
bergamot

I love the top and middle but the base note is sour like men's deoderant on me- any recommendations for what I could add to neutralize this? I tried putting it on top of an unscented body oil. I own the bottle now and love it- you just wouldn't believe how bad it smells in couple of hours- help.

Aug
13
2012
vanillafreak
vanillafreak

Oh my God! I had a revelation today. I have known Crystal Noir for quite some time now, and have smelt it on other women, and a few weeks even on paper in the store...but today I got splashed with it on my left wrist and I sincerely had an revelation : WOW on my skin this is amazing!So creamy, luscious, velvety even, it's so luxurious i can't believe it! It almost has an a similarity in feel to Angel (keep in mind I say for me it's similar to Angel because of how I feel wearing it not because of the notes, I feel a similar woman would own and wear these two perfumes)
It starts out with a spicy blast (but now overly spicy as i feared it would) it will draw your attention from the first sniff, and as it develops it gets deeper in the spicy milky gardenia with a hint of "coconuttyness" it feels incredibly creamy in the heart, it's always surrounded by this wonderful spiciness of the cardamom that makes it carnal, sexual. I have been wearing it for 3 hrs now and it's going very strong, this is NOT a close to the skin type of perfume, this is a projection monster and that's what got me falling deep in love, I would comment now on base notes but I have yet to feel them completely start to evolve so I'd rather not for now, though I am feeling the amber and the woody hint of sandalwood. I am fully aware that many women have this perfume, and it might not be the most original scent to own, but on my skin it comes alive thankfully(because when i smelt it on paper the other day it was just a "like" perfume, now it's a "loooooove" one)
Oh, and this is unrelated but for some reason, exactly when i sprayed this perfume on in the store, I had my earphones on and I was listening to "where have you been" by Rihanna, and a lyric blasted in my ears just after i had applied Crystal that sed "where have you been all my life" , and dammit that's when I had the revelation funny enough, it's a sexual, creamy, elegant, seductive perfume, and most definitely will buy it in the future.

Scent: 10/10
Duration : 9.5/10 (going on 3.5 - 4 hrs now VERY strong)
Projection : 9 / 10
Sillage : 10/10

All in all I love it. And it's a surprise for me considering I'm not a fan of Versace perfumes (apart from this and Bright Crystal i don't like any of them).

Aug
11
2012
noninoni
noninoni

I just bought this and I am loving it!

Aug
11
2012
Repogirl
Repogirl

Another favorite....sensual, creamy, ethereal and dark at the same time. This scent makes me feel powerful and sexy and that is always a good thing.

Aug
09
2012
shahab.zaidi
shahab.zaidi

Any Male scent with same pattern and notes? or closer to this fragrance?... I love Crystal noir, its dark and magical, like a full moon light...

Aug
05
2012
CozyCat
CozyCat

EDP review:
Oooh boy, Crystal Noir sends a tingle up my spine everytime I smell it. So seductive, dark and creamy. Delicious creamy gardenias, coconut shavings and sweet, dry sandalwood...amber gives it a refined warm glow and cardamom-pepper adds a hot, sultry dose of sex appeal. The spices are quite prominent in this scent and I love that. After about 5 hours, it dries down into a sensual powdery scent of spiced gardenias. It lasts forever and a day on clothes and 7-8 hours on my skin. But if you want to get that sexy trailing sillage out of this, you'd need to spray it on your clothes as well...if you prefer a subtler, 'come-closer' scent, then a couple spritzes on the neck and decolletage will do. It is my number one scent for night-time, works for every season and it goes so perfectly with kohl-rimmed eyes and stilettos. If you love gardenias, creamy scents, and adore spices, you MUST try CN! But I recommend the EDP over the EDT, I find that it's thicker, creamier and more refined...very good quality, no similarities with Bright Crystal and Yellow Diamond, they smell very generic in comparison.

Aug
04
2012
aromajunkie
aromajunkie

This has recently moved into my favorites circle! I got a KILLER deal on a used bottle on Ebay. At first spray, and actually the first couple of times I tried to wear it, all I could smell was a cardamom-ginger-pepper combo. Which wasn't bad at all, I love all three. But it left the scent seeming a little thin and watery and unfinished. I don't know what changed, but a few more times into its usage, all the sudden I was smelling the amazing gardenia, which really does give off a coconutty vibe as many reviewers have said. It was delightfully creamy, and that sense of creaminess grew and grew every time I wore it. Now when I put it on, I get a silky creamy gardenia/coconut with sandalwood, a "pop" of cardamom and a hint of musk. It DOES have that "night" feel to it. I had read somewhere that Hilary Duff's "With Love" reminded someone of this scent, and I see the connection. With Love, to me, has less creaminess and spice and more mangosteen and wood. Definitely worth owing both, though. I'm glad I got a big bottle of Crystal Noir and I think she and I will be spending QUITE a bit of time together!

Aug
03
2012
Juliana6
Juliana6

This reminds me D.Rice's song "The Blower's daughter", just with one tiny change- I can't take my nose off you... I can't take my nose off you... I can't take my nose off you...
Sweet, strong, sensual, erotic and intimate. If this was a man, he would be perfect for me.
Love it!

Aug
02
2012
babak125
babak125

چیه؟ما مردا دل نداریم؟
خب عطر خوشبوییه چکار کنم نمی تونم مقاومت کنم. خودمو هم که نمی تونم گول بزنم که.

اون گاردنیا رو نداشت که کلا مردونه بود
ولی
با افتخار اعلام میکنم از استفاده این عطر زنانه ابایی ندارم

Aug
02
2012
jonr951
jonr951

I never really paid that much attention to this one. I smelled it here and there and thought it was interesting but never fully gave it the time of day. Do they still sell this one in stores? I only see the Bright Crystal and Yellow Diamonds and sure hope I can test it somewhere. : (

Jul
29
2012
rosecat
rosecat

This IS different! I had to test out of curiosity as its so well loved and all the references to it. I've avoided it all this time. It's a very "Creeeaamy" Sandalwood perfume - and very well composed, I can pick up the spices but the Gardenia & Amber create a "Cream" & softens it all up! Very seductive combination. Although its obviously synthetic to begin with, it does develop nicely and the sharpness goes. I would highly recommend this perfume!

Jul
28
2012
hermyonee
hermyonee

the more I use it & the more I love this fragrance; at the beginning i was quite surprised, don't really like that brand, so at first I tried it now & then, just for the fresh gardenia blast of the top, then I gradually discovered the other facettes of this perfume, indeed quite rich and sophisticated; it's fresh but also creamy, sensual & spicy, lush & dark, mysterious, refined. Yes, it's actually an elegant, classy frag' that really surprised me from Versace!
I can feel the first fresh Gardenia, almost green, topped with gigner & pepper, cardamome often also comes trough, then it gets creamy, lush, seems white & bright but at the same time dark,the coconut notes come with the gardenia & hits of orange blossom with alight honey note, it all blends fine together, the Gardenia seems almost to transform into a Tuberose ... but yet it's lighter, not that heavy. it still lingers on softly, with hits of spices over the milky gardenia-sandal-amber notes. Very sensual and elegant, quite unique perfume, this is going to be one of my signature scents for a long time ;-)

Jul
26
2012
napiergirl
napiergirl

If perfume was visual art this would be an abstract painting ....there is so much going on in this fragrance for me and the notes are so unusual together .It does have a strong, trendy ,classy vibe to it , but doesnt make me feel at ease wearing it .Like it but not for me .

Jul
25
2012
Tweetgal
Tweetgal

I usually get tired of usin one particular fragrance for a while..bt Crystal Noir,been using it since last year..I use it without rotating with another perfume in my collection for like a week..its pwety strong for me bt its luvly n long lasting..I ♥ it!☺

Jul
25
2012
pbandabby@gmail.com
pbandabby@gmail.com

Creamy spicy and warm. Hated the first spray. Now i worry my bottle will run out before i am tired of it . I might have to buy more. This is another one that changes from day to day. Some days it is flowery but mostly sweet and dreamy. Kinda sorta reminds me of bvl mon jasmine nior.

Jul
25
2012
PLUMPIE
PLUMPIE

Creamy delicious darkness. Mysterious and comforting at the same time. Creamy coconut (but in a non tropical way more like a coconut creme caramel) and luscious gardenia. Too me I can smell leather, honey and a whole lot of powder. This is a truly beautiful fragrance. Definitely quite a modern perfume for me as I have rather ol-factory tastes. This is an exquisite fragrance.

Jul
12
2012
n.hidayah
n.hidayah

Looking at the dark bottle, i was thinking that this perfume must be very heavy and nauseting. However i decided to buy a large 90ml bottle and beyond my expectation, it has now become my signature scent. Its creamy, delicious and abit powdery. I thought that if i wear it on im gonna get a headache but fortunately i can stand the smell until it lasts. Its also very longlasting and just few sprays will make it remain on ur skin for atlest 8 hrs.

Jul
12
2012
nightcat23
nightcat23

This perfume is really warm and spicy! Definitely the night sister to Bright Crystal. Even though it has heavy florals, it is nicely cohesive and the coconut, amber and ginger balance it out so it has a freshness to it as well as being more on the heavier side.

Jul
10
2012
mzilles
mzilles

I've tried this twice... two different outcomes. The first attempt was awful! I smelled of cedar. Pure, full-on, hamster cage. Perhaps since I tried it in the evening my skin was cooler. The second time I tried the fragrance with warm skin and it developed more personality and interest. The cedar note was still present but I could tease out the coconut, sandalwood, and pepper. Versace Crystal Noir is sweet and deep without the glaring florals. I find that perfumes with pepper give multifaceted impressions-- almost multiple personalities. The white florals are not the star in Crystal Noir.

Other comments: Crystal Noir could be worn by men. I'm curious to smell it with a masculine chemistry.

Jun
24
2012
Lookin4Happy
Lookin4Happy

My husband bought this for me blind, and the larger bottle, too! Pretty dangerous move where my chemistry is concerned. I think he went based on the color of the bottle. I've told him about the colors of the bottles and the liquids, and how it usually tells quite a bit how the fragrance smells. He knows that almost all of the perfumes that sit on my display are in dark, richly colored bottles. This one fit the bill.

At first I don't like this fragrance. It is harsh, and smells pungent to me, like a stinky spice in the cabinet. I can't place what is smells like on opening.

This fragrance, as an eau de toilette has almost no projection, and stays very close to my skin. It also does not last long on me at all.

I do not ever get the coconut or beachy scent lots of folks pick up. What I smell mostly, is what I consider to be a tolerable gardenia. Since flowery perfumes don't work on my chemistry, it seems the base and other notes have brought the florals down a notch, and now it works on me.

I like it. I don't love it.

Jun
19
2012
purrz11
purrz11

From first spray to 10 minutes, all I got was laudry detergent. After 15 minutes, the harshness goes away and the gardenia and pepper kick in. This develops into a very sexy dark scent. It has good sillage and lasted about 6 hours on me. I didn't get any coconut though :( Love the bottle!

Jun
18
2012
nikkimouse
nikkimouse

This perfume reminds me of being on a tropical island holiday.. it's night time and a storm is aproaching, you're with your lover, there's excitement and danger in the air.

And YES I also pick up a coconut note. Actually this smells almost identical to Bath and Body's 'Twilight Woods' .. almost a dead ringer! Coconut and all ;)

Really I'm comparing my room spray and it's nearly exact. I think there's more coconut in the BB&W

I do like this, but I also feel it's somewhat cheap and synthetic. I love pure fresh coconut ... it's just something about it that bothers me, the same way that Twilight Woods also bothered me, I want to love it, just cant get there. I think it's a great concept

somewhat shampoo'ish, like if there is something soapy in there, and it's also very perfumy at the same time ? :/

I'm thinking Jo Malone's 'Amber & Ginger Lilly' might be similar and more up my alley :)

Testing right now, and I swear I think Twilight Woods is better! Less Shampooey

--I just wanted to note that as this dries down on me, it becomes less and less soapy or shampooey :) and more coconutty/ spicey/ creamy gardenia.. deliciooooso

Bijan Black is also somewhat similar... actually alot better, no shampoo effect

Jun
12
2012
claudja smeller
claudja smeller

(ENGLISH)

The coconut is so present in this fragrance that makes me a little sick. At first he is elegant and tasty, but soon the predominant note of coconut, smells like perfume to me vulgar and cheap. I do not like it at me. Skin is skin.


(PORTUGUESE)


O côco é tão presente neste perfume que me deixa um pouco enjoada. De início ele é elegante e gostoso, mas logo essa nota de côco predomina; a mim cheira como perfume vulgar e barato. Eu não gosto dele em mim. Pele é pele.

Jun
12
2012
PricklyAndHot
PricklyAndHot

Dark, mysterious and seductive fragrance!

Most of all I feel the gardenia, coconut and amber notes in it. It's one of my favorite fragrances with the leading gardenia note. This note really makes this fragrance very suitable as an evening fragrance.

The lasting power is very good.

Only there was a moment when this fragrance started to remind me a pickle-juice scent a little bit, but luckily it's gone.

I like this fragrance. It's fascinating enough.

Jun
11
2012
Sugarscent
Sugarscent

I just ordered a sample of this in the Edt form based on the reviews I read here. Cross your fingers for me that it smells great on me too!

Jun
09
2012
hermyonee
hermyonee

I actually like this one, wear it sometimes, specially when I'm in black or dark tones; it's the only floral i have, I usually don't like flowers, except white florals, this gardenia is soft, a little powdery, and spicy, and I get clearly the amber and sandalwood beneath. classy, delicate, yet sensual, a bit creamy, reminds almost tuberose but lighter. Something "narcotic" about it to, sexy, must be the white flowers that give this impression. Really like it, dark, classy but also easy to wear, not too loud or heavy.

Jun
08
2012
mahvishshahab@hotmail.com
mahvishshahab@hotmail.com

yesterday, i gave it to ma mommmyyy...oohhhhh damnnn itsssss ausomeeee.itsss a fairy tale with a magic stick. gardenia, coconut, pepper.she is in love with it. its a masterpiece...tumss uppp versace (:..i love dis cologne soooo muchaaa.

Jun
03
2012
maria luiza
maria luiza

Crystal Noir EDT is my signature perfume. I have a crush on it and nothing else is working on my skin since I met this fragrance. It makes me be special. I'm feeling powerfull and gorgeous. We have a relationship of 6 years by now and I'm not bored yet, but willing to met other smells :) I wonder if Flowerbomb by V&R or Bottega Veneta will run the same profound chemistry.

Jun
01
2012
KateAnette
KateAnette

Another online blind buy for me (yup smart, i know ;) ). Notes sounded good, the "dark" part too, because i want depth in my perfumes. I actually liked this a lot, but on me, something in this makes it smell like pine, and LOTS of it. The wonders of body chemistry again. It's rich, creamy and fresh at the same time. But that pine note i smell, makes it feel more like a mens perfume. On the right person, this probably smells amazing. Sillage is good but not overpowering, longevity is great too, lasts all day with 1-2 spritzes. Gonna try it in warmer weather (very lightly sprayed, because this is probably overbearing in the heat, if sprayed liberally) and see if the pine note is less prominent then, fingers crossed :)

EDIT: tried this again today, weather isn't too hot but warm, and humid. Yay, the pine note doesn't bother me anymore :) !! It's there for the first minutes, but then fades away/ becomes less prominent. The little of the pine i smell now, makes it fresh. This actually reminds me of Euphoria. Both are dark and deep fragrances, good sillage and longevity, but never overwhelming (lightly sprayed, 1-2 spritzes). Can be worn any season, day or night. Doesn't feel cloying even in a bit warmer weather.

May
30
2012
Claudia Marin
Claudia Marin

Crystal Noir is my all times favourite. It is very particular, it doesn't smell like any other perfume. On me it is flowery and creamy, Gardenia and musk are the only notes that I can feel in this perfume. It is perfect for cold weather, the smell is rich, deep, suitable for evening dress or any other outfit for special occasions. The staying power is also excellent. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to smell unique and absolutely stunning !

May
29
2012
bond_girl1979
bond_girl1979

This is one of my favourites because it is exotic and woody, and almost dusky comes to mind. I love the bottle too.

May
28
2012
spanto
spanto

This perfume was given to me as a gift. Thing is im a male. The person who gave it to me thought it was a men's fragance, without even searching it so did I for a few weeks. It does not state for which gender it is on the box it only says Eau de Toilette Natural Spray. The bottle is a light tone of purple but my eyesight isnt the best and I just mistaked it for brown. I realized this had a unique smell like flowers and coconut. But still didnt even cross my mind it was a womens perfume. So I used it for like a 1 and a half, and actually got numerous compliments from women that i smelled great. I thought it smelled pretty damn good just a little feminine. Then once I realized it was womens perfume when I looked it up my whole outlook on it changed, now I cant help but smell straight up women perfume when I smell it, while before I never even thought it was for women. It may be alright for a man to use depending on what you like .

May
27
2012
OlfactoryOverload
OlfactoryOverload

Usually, I detest most white florals, but, I absolutely love Crystal Noir. I've owned this since it first came out and I've repurchased it twice now.

On me the gardenia mixes with the amber and musk and it smells sweet,creamy, warm and just delicious.

This perfume has great, lingering sillage and it's a scent that if you are familiar with it, is immediately recognizable when you smell it.

For some reason the opening notes of Crystal Noir smells a bit like Calvin Klein's Euphoria EDP to me.

Crystal Noir is very long lasting in EDP form, around 10 hours with just a few sprays on my skin.

It's one of those fragrances that smell really nice on your clothes for days too. Test it for yourself, if it works with your chemistry you will be hooked!

May
20
2012
incandescent
incandescent

rainbow.owl, I'm sorry, I don't mean to offend or irritate I promise...my only intention is to give the 'general public' an idea of the age-group the fragrance would most likely appeal to.

May
20
2012
rainbow.owl2
rainbow.owl2

I find reading an age category (on an otherwise good review) really, really irritating.

May
20
2012
loonad
loonad

love ur reviews incandescent.follow them very closely.keep posting.

May
20
2012
incandescent
incandescent

Personality: Voluptuous, provocative, glamorous, dark, sexy.

Age: 22-45

Scent: Gorgeous scent bursting with sweet and spicy gardenias! You can almost feel the hot spice notes dancing on the luscious, creamy gardenia petals. Very sexy, dark yet warm and tropical smelling. The wood notes in the scent serves to add some depth and darkness. In short, it's creamy, spicy, warm and sweet.

When/Where: Great for all seasons, but best for evening use. Only the more glamorous women will be able to pull this one off for day-time, for sure it's a scent that requires an attitude or some dressing up, its not a jeans/t-shirt scent. It is sexy enough for clubbing, and elegant enough for formals...perfect for seduction.

Sillage/Longevity: Good Sillage, Good Longevity (6-8 hours). Spray it on your clothes, and it'll last for days and days!

JUST FOR FUN: Capricorn will appreciate the deep woodsiness in this scent and its lack of 'frills and giggles', whilst Scorpio will appreciate its dark, spicy quality. The rich, creamy gardenias and warm amber in the EDP will please the more feminine signs like Libra, Taurus and Leo.

May
20
2012
hbomb9410
hbomb9410

I liked the way it smelled on a paper tester, but on me it smelled like red fruits. Very fruity, like Bright Crystal, but syrupy and flat. Wish I could have gotten more of the amber and gardenia.

May
19
2012
Migalex
Migalex

I do like this one, but I am not sure how much. I tend to like it a bit less these days. I find Montana 80 very similar to this one, but also better balanced. I think there is in Crystal Noir too much coconut or whatever recreates its scent. I would love it if it were a bit more subdued, but the way this perfume is done, it makes it a bit cloying and that is what I do not like about it. I like very much the creaminess of ginger. Pepper and sandalwood come through in a very nice balance, imparting to it, to me, a more woody then spicy touch. I would not consider it oriental, despite the spices, but rather floral woody musky. Overall, you can notice the complexity of this perfume and very clearly and beautifully the contribution of several of its notes. Staying power is outstanding. I do not think I like it enough to buy it though. But that is me. The perfumer knows much better obviously. I have the greatest respect for the work of Antoine Lie. I do think he makes some of the nicest male perfumes, like L'essence de Cerruti and Adventure, I find these ones true master pieces. And I also like very much Ardenbeauty, First premier bouquet and code for men.

May
11
2012
pynkgirl
pynkgirl

I'm in total awe of this scent! I have been missing out on this one. Man I love it! It does have a coconut "vibe" but it's not in the ingredients I know. If you have ever smelled Purple Fantasy by Guerlain, you will love this. They are dead ringers imo. However, Purple fantasy was discontinued years ago. How ironic they both have the same purple color and everything!

May
05
2012
beck737
beck737

This perfume is amazing!!!! After using this for a while I decided I might try to find something better to replace it and after researching on the net for some other possible candidates I went searching but came up short. My husband loves this one so much to, he is continually offering to be me another bottle hoping I wont stray from it. On me its powdery and fresh with a little something that adds a twist of darkness to it.I was surprised that there is no coconut in it but reading the notes I can see how they have blended together to give this illusion which is probably for the best since most of the perfumes I have smelled lately with coconut either come across like a toilet spray or a sickly sweet punch drink. This one is for everyone,also I find it wearable all seasons day and night. I normally only need to put it on in the mornings and it lasts all day. I don't see myself being able to replace this one any time soon so PLEASE Versace don't discontinue it!

May
05
2012
Beatriz2222
Beatriz2222

This smells like a cheap men fragrance, for real !!!! I almost bought this blindly luckily I didn't !

Apr
28
2012
pollyjean23
pollyjean23

Like Elige in a soft flannel pillowcase

Versace Crystal Noir is a pleasant spiced floral. It's warm with amber yet still fresh. I think it would be a good scent to wear to work and nice dinners out. I don't find it terribly unique or exciting, but it is a nice frag regardless.

To my nose, it smells a lot like Mary Kay Elige, so much so that I don't think I will ever buy a bottle of CN until I run out of Elige. The only difference between the two is that CN is a bit more muffled. It's like Elige in a soft flannel pillowcase.

Apr
27
2012
Jellybean
Jellybean

This is very nice and uplifting. Clean, fresh, creamy gardenia floral with spices added. I love it!
Ultra classy and feminine. Can't stop smelling my wrist; it's getting powdery too. Sooooooooooo mmmmhmmhmmm:)

Apr
24
2012
moonwalker
moonwalker

Review of EDP:

Creamy gardenia with a hint of coconut and with a little bit of spices thrown in. The beginning is a little bit too much as pepper is a little very prominent but after a while it nicely settles. The fragrance also kinda reminds of a shampoo I used to use. The lasting power and silage are average on me.

Apr
21
2012
Bhuvana.Balan
Bhuvana.Balan

The first few minutes after spraying gives a rich spicy fragrance. It settles down to a warm, incense-like floral fragrance in about 15- 30 mins on me. And I love this part- the incense and powdery feel... After a point, it smelt like burnt oil & I was disheartened since I have been waiting to buy this, my first ever, noir perfume. I think it could be because the tester might be an old bottle... Surprisingly, within just 30 minutes, it turns into a glorious sandalwood fragrance and it is beautiful from there on. I smell a lot of sandalwood and I absolutely love it! It is definitely sexy and I find myself sniffing my wrist every so often! It lasts really long and a little goes a long way! I'm buying this one tomorrow and I can't wait to use it! And I love the fact that it is so layered and surprises me every time I sniff it. It is best used at night and I see myself using it only for special occasions...

Apr
13
2012
bluestarrdust
bluestarrdust

At first I felt really stupid thinking I smelled coconut and then looked at the notes, no coconut lol oh well :) at least I'm not the only one getting coconut.

This is a very nice and sexy fragrance that keeps you on your toes because it changes a lot as you wear it. I get coconut, amber/musk, pepper, gardenia and vanilla all popping up at different times of the day and switching around frequently, so lovely!

I believe @pistola described this well saying "It is VERY spicy, dark, mysterious, flirty, devilish, femme fatale, 'i'm pretty but don't **** with me or i'll stab you with my stiletto's'". People have mentioned it is "delicate", "overpowering" but I think it falls right in the middle.

The only thing keeping me from making this my signature scent is the pepper. I wore Lancome's Miracle for years and got really sick of pepper in perfumes.

Apr
05
2012
kuanyin4
kuanyin4

My boss wears this and comes in on a light, airy cloud of sandalwood. It is unusual to be able to smell a perfume on someone else so well, and yet, it is not too much or too heavy on her. Plus, a sandalwood note is fleeting generally. It smells like heaven on her.

I finally tracked it down and went for the indulgent price (for me) and it is a very pretty perfume, although totally different on me. I usually lose the scent entirely very soon, although on a warmer day recently, it stayed much better. On me it is an oriental perfume, and I really don't pick up the notes. But it isn't too heavy or cloying and it is still quite lovely.

Apr
01
2012
dbrii24
dbrii24

This smells NOTHING like With Love. With Love has potent mangosteen and cocobolo notes and this does not. The only thing similar are the spice notes. I wear Versace and wore With love through my teen years so I'm very familiar with both. I just don't want anybody to be misinformed. They smell nothing alike...

Apr
01
2012
Whit
Whit

I've already written a review on this and at the time, Crystal Noir didn't work for me because i thought it was too strong. I am wanting to give it a second chance though. My mom owns it and it just smells so divine on her. Whenever I go to the fragrance shops, I am always spraying it on the tester cards (not on myself because I am usually wearing something), and I find that I simply cannot stop sniffing. It's such a dark, complex scent to me and it doesn't smell like anything I own. I have put it on my "want" list for now. So, I'm looking forward to giving it another chance. :)

Mar
31
2012
aschiffm
aschiffm

This is full on outspoken spiced gardenia with deep amber. pepper and ginger thrown in to the mix does make the whole composition smell like black licorice. It seems like it gets more deep and spicy as it goes along.

If you like general noir scents, it's a pretty safe bet you'll like this one... Just remember there's LOTS of loud gardenia and LOTS of deep amber and spice .if that's your thing go for it but I think if a fragrance is going to play with a power animal like gardenia , it should not be made more overpoweringly nauseating than it already is. I can picture Angelina Jolie wearing this..

Mar
27
2012
dbrii24
dbrii24

Spicy creamy goodness!!! I had been avoiding this scent for a while because I don't really care for gardenia on it's own but now I'm kicking myself because I have been missing out! On my skin I the gardenia blends in so masterfully. I get a beautiful, slightly sweet and spicy composition. It's exotic, sensual and sexy. The lasting power is impressive (6-10 hours on my skin) and the silage is a monster! I always spritz perfume once in my cleavage, on my wrist and on my inner thigh. I picked up a friend the other day while wearing it and as soon she opened the door she immediately gasped and asked what smelled so good. Yes it's pricey but you get what you pay for..excellent longevity, terrific silage and an enchanting aroma. I've found a new lifelong lover... ;)

Mar
26
2012
Aspendina
Aspendina

Ginger, Cardamom, and i could swear I read it also had cinnamon and clove in it, hmmmmm wonder where I got that from. Anyway I was disappointed with this all I smell is soap, i had thought it would be dark, sexy and spicy and just got soap, :-/ blah blah boring.

Mar
18
2012
Minjka
Minjka

I just got it today (march'2012)>Dreamed about this perfume for a while. Wonderful, sweet and musky, just the way I like it. Will recomend this perfume.

Mar
14
2012
Margreet
Margreet

Veeeery original scent, very seductive. This smell takes most of the compliments. People bought it after smelling it on me. Couldn't be better! Nevertheless, my boyfriend things it's too strong and it smells like a... cat pee... great;] was a joke but it's not his favorite. Mine it is. Still plenty of people like it on me so I guess it works good with my skin chemistry.
It shows that sometimes, how the scent co work on your skin, is relative. You think it stinks, others find flowers in it:D
The sillage is very good. one thing: you have to use it in a reasonable amounts;]

Mar
14
2012
angeldoll
angeldoll

This fragrance is wonderful! It is mysterious and exotic. I feel there coconut cream. Men like it. In that perfume is something very exciting and unbounded:) High grade fragrance for ladies. Love It so much.

Mar
12
2012
Addict2Perfume
Addict2Perfume

Versace Crystal Noir is a deep, warm, and sensual scent. Blossoming fragrant gardenias, sweet cardamom with a hint of ginger to a soft dry down of amber and sandalwood. Reminiscent of black licorice. Perfect fragrance for an elegant evening!

Mar
10
2012
Nikkiza
Nikkiza

this elegant mystery is the most recognizable scent i have ever smelled.from a chic welldressed lady on street to a sweaty member of my gym i can detect and recall its notes,that is how unique is this.bold and creamy as a love trial which doesnt com to the end.its a sexy relationship that statrs with a slap on the face and steps into the loung spicing its way and finally leavs a powdery trace in the elevator for quiet long time.its a dirty yet classy scent.its creamy yet crisp,how is that possible?what a wonderful idea to spice up gardenia with pepper and cardemom,peony with ginger and sandal with amber.not highly recomended as its one dirty proud dimond which requiers special capacity to appreciate.

Mar
08
2012
EauSensuelle
EauSensuelle

Crystal Noir by Versace is an oriental-gardenia fragrance. It really either keeps you captivated or make you feel, somehow dirty.

The opening smells like peachy orange with a hint of spiciness and gardenia. Not really my cup of tea.

The middle naturally becomes more sensual as the intoxicating gardenia comes and spreads its over-sweet green aroma. The amber and vanilla in this fragrance make this a sensual and spicy scent.

The scent, therefore is very spicy, yet not foody, but quite elegant, really. It does smell womanly, but a man could wear it, even though it wears better on women.

A crystal which not only shines but also spreads a dark, mysterious and unusual accord. Crystal Noir.

Mar
03
2012
Bakersdozen
Bakersdozen

I tried this last night for the first time and I love it. My husband really loves this lingering fragrance. He wanted to smell me one more time before he left for work. It is sensual and sexy and it smells expensive. The longetivity is excellent on me.

Mar
03
2012
nikitajade
nikitajade

This develops on me like a rich creamy orange flower with a hint of musk, almost like a creamsicle from the dark side...i love it.

Feb
27
2012
PLUMPIE
PLUMPIE

Creamy coconutty gardenia at its best. Another masculine meets feminine fragrance along the style of Sensuous noir. Clean yet dirty at the same time. Rich and sensual - just screams "smoky eyes" - wear this with lots of eye makeup and a low neckline it just begs for it.

Feb
18
2012
ilovesmells
ilovesmells

I LOVE this perfume! It smells warm, spicy, floral, amber. Its very strong. It kind of smells masculine. Lasting power is okay 5hrs on my skin. Projection power is wonderful, 1 spritz on yourself & the whole room can smell it. I will definitely re-purchase this! ;)

Feb
14
2012
andrada2003
andrada2003

Acv43, it's not just your skin... Mine does the same...
Dunno, I liked it first. But now all I smell is kind of poo in the end. Not for me anymore. I use it as car freshener and it's great, but we don't have a love affair anymore. Too bad for me.

Feb
12
2012
acv43
acv43

I have come to the conclusion that I must have freakish skin chemistry and/or a weird sense of smell when it comes to certain scents.
Based off of the notes listed i should love this, based off its classification as a oriental floral i should love this, based off of all your lovely descriptions i should love this.
But alas this smells nothing like i thought it would at least on me!!

honestly all i get out of this is generic men's aftershave and pine- a lot of pine!!

I really wish i could experience this through someone else's nose, because from what everyone is describing it sounds lovely :(

poo for weird skin chemistry/a strange nose!!

EDIT:
I confirmed it! it is my weird skin responsible for the weirdness i am smelling!! i sprayed it on my boyfriend and behold it smells like creamy gardenia and warm spice- in other words wonderful

@ andrada2003 I'm glad I'm not the only one lol, i actually tried it as car freshener today and it worked really well- thanks for the idea
CURSE MY WEIRD SKIN!!!

Feb
11
2012
DarkClarissa
DarkClarissa

I couldn't understand the reviews that mentioned coconut until I tried this fragrance for myself. I don't like coconut as a note, but this, initially, is a savoury coconut and absolutely amazing from the minute it's out of the bottle and on my skin.

It lasts and lasts too. Not in a overwhelming way, but in an enveloping cloud that seduces the senses. It is so well blended. The intial coconut stays in the background and caresses the gardenia and amber. Fabulously the pepper and cardamom never overwhelm, but just blend through the other notes to prevent it becoming too sweet and cloying.

This is the most amazing fragrance and I like the bottle, I know a lot don't, but I think it's lovely. I am completely enslaved to this perfume and will always ensure it is in my wardrobe for many years to come.

Sensuous and hypnotic.

Feb
09
2012
Friesianfriendly
Friesianfriendly

Versace Bright Crystal takes eight minutes after application to calm down and smell polite- I timed it. Of course we have very low humidity here, so perhaps it will take longer if the room air's humidity is above 35%. Until eight minutes are up, I hold my wrist away from my face. When this wait is over, I hold my wrist to my nose and take a long, slow sniff. I am greeted by the tropical paradise smell that has been so well described by others here. Twenty minutes after aplication it becomes a gardenia-and-frying-butter scent. You know that smell when good quality butter is placed into a pan and melted on the stove? Imagine someone is frying gardenias in it, that is the smell I get. From that point on it goes on to loose much of its character, but it retains a tropical, creamy sweetness, which hints at coconut but doesn't actually present coconut's full picture. It also retains a subtle background of sophistication which is hard to describe, but is like the general smell of the cosmetic department at a high end department store.

Feb
03
2012
DarkViolet
DarkViolet

One of the most intriguing, uneasy, capricious fragrances that have crossed my way so far, from a House whose scents I’ve never considered too much.
Rounded, untamed and slightly gothic, Crystal Noir seems to be conceived on contrasts but it somehow keeps its straight personality as (un?)usual floral oriental with a rather rough opening of heady cardamom and pepper, followed by a creamiest gardenia breeze that slowly leads to the amberish and musky undertones.

Going a little deeper through my review I must point out that Crystal Noir doesn’t start in the best way, at least for my tastes.. I don’t really fancy a pronounced use of sour spices as cardamom, and I don’t particularly love black pepper in fragrances (while I tend to put it everywhere while cooking), so the first minute of this Versace’s happens to smell rather weird to my nose.. not necessarily bad or unpleasant, just a non linear – a bit gloomy and “anxious” – combination of masculine and vaguely herbal notes. I don’t know how this concoction at a certain point evolves into one of the most captivating, luxurious and desirable gardenia ever. I totally agree with those reviewers who associated this fragrance to a tropical breeze: the middle stage of Crystal Noir behaves on my skin like an exotic wind that brings a subtle mist of waxy, densely fragrant white petals through the nocturnal air, with echoes of salt and sea-breeze coming from somewhere not too far. I’ve tried to, as I love the note, but I can’t detect any coconut in this fragrance (as many do)…. rather the white, thick and milky essence of a flower that sometimes borders towards a detectable sweetness, and other times it stays quite silent and obscured, a bit soapy too. Everything in this fragrance seems to evoke the night, the mystery, the sensuality.. and when I get to the drydown the amber is undeniably there, thickening, warming and kind of intoxicating the last hours of Crystal Noir on my skin.

A pretty serious bottle (the stopper is both weird and magnificent in my humble opinion), in its elegant purple nuance, captures the spirit of the juice inside the transparent dark glass: a somehow difficult fragrance, at least for someone who tends to be more into comforting and sweet fragrant stuff as myself, but one of those whose purchase I don’t regret as I would always have it in my wardrobe for an inspiring occasion (possibly on summer late nights, when I think it reveals all its beauty). Longevity is stellar on me, more than one day (!!).
Highly recommended to lovers of sparingly spicy and white floral oriental: I guess the right chemistry and personality can bring this scent to epicness…

Feb
02
2012
niharikaceejo
niharikaceejo

Does not agree with my body chemistry at all.Smells very synthetic.after a while smells like talcum powder.Would recommend to first try it on your skin before buying it.

Jan
26
2012
Tulipano
Tulipano

It is a mixture of fantasy, cheerfulness,& sexiness. Whenever I wear it, I yearn to sniff the air blowing around me. I feel excited and happy afterwards. It is highly-recommended in your wardrobe.

Jan
25
2012
Belladonna_dea
Belladonna_dea

This is a great fragrance. It's almost so strong and then soft. It's an opposition of the senses and makes it interesting. Along the lines of DKNY Delicious Night and Dior's Midnight Poison.

Jan
22
2012
Booogie
Booogie

Say what you want about Versace, but I love Crystal Noir! Much better than Bright Crystal in my opinion (no disrespect, I like that one). This smells dark, sexy and smokey on me, almost unisex. I can smell gardenia and some smoooooth, bitter coconut. Delicious and mysterious, great lasting power as well.

Jan
21
2012
leaudecoco
leaudecoco

Reminds me of coconut, palm trees, some exotic place. I got it as a present, even though it is not 100% me- it still is a nice scent for a change; surely not a scent for everyday use.

Jan
21
2012
lizzie81
lizzie81

Today I fell in love with this fragrance, I don't especially get the notes listed to me it's more of a creamy wood notes maybe a resin. Absolutely beautiful rich earthy scent just my kind of thing love, love love it! and oh no that's another perfume that i'm going to have to struggle to justify buying on my tight student budget and added to my already perfectly adequate for one person collection. Oh perfume how I love and hate you at the same time! lol. TO LUMIERE: I am blonde/red haired so I don't think it's to do with hair colour but just chemistry in general? But perhaps there are certain trends in that depending on colouring? Crystal noir reminds me a little of Jennifer Lopez Love & Light it's on the same vein and has the same close to the skin spicy/woody/creamy yummyness so if you like this you might want to check that out as a more affordable version, although not the same there is definite similarities IMO. xxx

Jan
10
2012
teena724
teena724

HUGE disappointment. I really thought I was going to love this one :( I bought the set with lotion and shower Jell because frags just do not stick to me

The gel smelt like plastic. Just like the bottle it was in, with some odd menthol trailing close behind? Maybe grapefruit (as that is what it smells like on my skin, thus I avoid it like the plague)

I bravely followed with the lotion, and then the EDT. It has no Sillage that I can account for. When I take a deep wiff all I smell is sour chemical amber. This smells very very cheap and certainly not sexy! Well at least not on my skin.

My Daughter loves the bright Crystal and I must say it smells like the same family ... Just not my thing at all.

Jan
09
2012
Lumiere
Lumiere

Regrettably, did not like much on my skin. I think it's suited more to dark-haired woman/man. Could smell some orchid ot tigerlily. My persian male friend commented that it's heavy scent, maybe for winter. I have read somewhere that in Iran it's beating all sales, so popular it is there.

Dec
30
2011
MirageMirage
MirageMirage

A beautiful and unique fragrance, I can reaally smell the coconut here!!Even when being an oriental, it's sort of fresh and not heavy at all.The only negative thing about it is its weak lasting power...Even for the EDP.

Dec
30
2011
emi
emi

I've just got my 90ml bottle of EDP and I must write that the cap is ridiculous! How could anyone do something like this to such a nice bottle?! I'm going to get rid of that plastic piece of sh.t for sure. If it wasn't plastic I would have use it for self-defense at least. I've tried to put on a cap from 30ml bottle but unfortunately it is too small.

Dec
22
2011
pistola
pistola

I chose this for myself and wore it during the 5 years of my last relationship. Now I am forcing myself to remove unwanted memories by finding a new fragrance.I cannot find ANYTHING I love as much as this, and that turns heads+gets compliments like this=(

It is VERY spicy, dark, mysterious, flirty, devilish, femme fatale, "i'm pretty but don't fuck with me or i'll stab you with my stiletto's"

My ex couldn't keep his nose away from my neck, and in fact his best male friend ended up purchasing this for himself after constantly sniffing me one time we were all out on the town.

I've had men stop me and ask me what I was wearing many times, and have been hit on more than with any other fragrance.

I truly believe this is NOT for every body. Literally...i think you have to have a natural chemistry to your hormones and flesh for this to work with you. Also, it takes a very animalistic, primal, strong, sexy and aggressive person to pull this off. THIS IS VERY UNISEX in my opinion.

PLEASE, if you have any recommendations for me and my journey onto my next signature fragrance that is similar in character to this one...let me know!

Dec
19
2011
Juliana6
Juliana6

I tested this today and all I can say is- gorgeous! It's really elegant, sophisticated and warm, it's the perfume for THE LADY!
It's interesting but I think, it's sweet ( but not sticky sweet and nauseating) and fresh in the same time, it changes all the time on my skin and I am waiting to discover all the edges this perfume wants to show me. It's powerful, strong- I have only small piece of paper but my room smells so divine!
I recommend it for a woman ( not girl. I guess Bright Crystal will do for a girl) who is confident, elegant and with her own style. More "serious" than Bright Crystal, more mature, a bit masculine but just to underline the elegance of the scent.
But I must admit, the bottle is awful, especially that piece of plastic called the top!

Dec
18
2011
Takhaet
Takhaet

Why do I smell coconut in it ? There's no coconut in the perfume pyramid.....Anyway, I like it a lot .

I have only one word to describe it , nothing less and nothing more just- BEAUTIFUL

Dec
17
2011
dina
dina

Tested it a couple of days ago in edp concentration. It starts out with some soft spicy notes along with gardenia and then after an hour, it turns into the best musk fragrance I've ever smelt. Just don't get any coconut from it.

CN stays close to the skin but it stays for hours, it really has a great longevity.

A must have for white musk lovers.

Dec
16
2011
Sophie.love
Sophie.love

To my nose is peppery-sweet. Love white pepper , love white flowers. Strong fragrance,with sexy feeling. :)Positive vote !!

Dec
15
2011
isaland
isaland

Delicate??? Really??? This perfume is everything but delicate. So strong and spicy. too much for me.

Dec
15
2011
emi
emi

Lovely one. Amazing. I detect this creamy, buttery gardenia, but not heavy or sultry one. It is fresh, light and creamy in the same time. Pepper is there for sure, but not very sharp and I can also smell fresh, wet laundry note in the background(which is musk, I assume). And slightly detectable coconut. All this notes are perfectly mingled. I'm not sure about it's lasting power or silage, but I believe they are decent(edt). The bottle is fine, but the cap is too kitchy for me. Now it's one of my favorite scents and I'm thinking of making it my signature scent.

Dec
08
2011
marilynne
marilynne

I love the shirin-o-talkh description in Persian by Mehrdad. it s accurate and this is definetely a bitter-sweet perfume that takes me back to my oriental experiences. I m not Persian anyway I just speak the language. And I speak crystal noir language too.

Dec
05
2011
UmmKhaled
UmmKhaled

I really love this one...my sis in law got in my car and I was like what are you wearing! Has really nice soft smell. I have it and just love it!

Nov
28
2011
Helsinki
Helsinki

"Crystal Noir is a bestseller in Iran", some reviewers say. I bet my dear coconut life that Iranian women have executed a balloon spree here. There's a chain of dozen reviews that have full balloon bunches! Dozen! That's ludicrous! Just go on and scroll down, and then continue reading this review...


...You see? This fragrance clearly makes people glad, and why wouldn't it? It's enthralling and YUMMY without being oversweet. I hope Versace will never discontinue this (thanks to the Iranians, I bet).

Next time I go to a bar, I'll walk to the counter and order a Crystal Noir. It sounds fateful and enchanting, and I believe that kind of a drink wouldn't let me down.

p.s. sgmg09! If your wife can stand Crystal Noir on your skin, there's no reason why you shouldn't wear it! "Mens" and "womens" fragrances are mostly just commercial tactics. I like your brave experimental attitude.
Rejoice!

Nov
24
2011
artsymom
artsymom

Someone else mentioned getting the impression of coconut in this and I agree. It's the same note I smell in Omnia that leans towards coconut! So this is a peppery version of Omnia to my nose! Wow- I like it a lot! My husband does, too. It's sweet, but not as sweet as Fancy Love, for example. It's creamy and spicy, too. Nothing harsh or sour here. Now I wish I had bought that big bottle at Ross I saw a few months ago unsniffed!

Nov
22
2011
sgmg09
sgmg09

Hi ladies and gents.i bought this perfume when it came out 2008. for my girlfriend now my wife = ) she did not like it but i loved. it very dark seductive smell that i would wear once in awhile and i am a guy. this perfume a good night time perfume and not for teens. my point of view is it wrong to wear versace crystal noir as guy.

Nov
21
2011
jayscotch34
jayscotch34

Any girl who wears this drives me wild rawrrr

Nov
16
2011
SugarRush
SugarRush

Very strong,sexy and recognizable.
This fragrance is great for someone who wants to get noticed but also has a wild side :)
It's not for everyone because you have to know how to wear it.
I have it at the moment and i always get great reactions from both men and women.
It's not as sweet as the perfumes I had before but i just fell in love with this one and I'm getting second bottle very soon. :)

Nov
05
2011
babylima
babylima

boyfriend likes this on me....yet i find it too coconutty...
having tht said,i do like this over bright crystal.. at least this smells more special n mature
+

Nov
05
2011
nilizio
nilizio

Crystal Black - the fragrance of this perfume odd, too strong, with great difficulty I managed to finish a bottle ..
His bottle and cap - special and luxurious.
I kept the cap to cover the other perfume bottles.
This is not a reason to buy perfume and therefore, do not buy it again.

Nov
05
2011
cheeks
cheeks

This is a popular one among Arab women, most of my friends own a bottle and atleast half of them keep repurchasing. I always take a few spritzes when I'm at a friend's house, I honestly find the scent quite delectable even if it may not be on my most-wanted list. It's sweet but not sugary, it's spicy (I mostly get pepper and a touch of cardamom), it's also very, very creamy, and most of all it's GARDENIA!! I love gardenias! This is a seductive, fun gardenia with the right amount of class. And yes, fresh gardenia flowers do have somewhat of milky-coconut scent to them, hence why people are getting coconut when they smell this. The dry-down is slightly less sweet and gets more woodsy, but you can still smell the milky, spiced gardenias. The lasting power is really good too, lasts days on clothes and many hours on the skin. The sillage is noticeable and sensual even from a distance rather than being loud and obtrusive. It's great for most occasions and seasons too, which makes it quite versatile. I'm not surprised that this one is popular here, it's one of the rare sultry scents that wear well in warmer weather (not sweltering hot weather though lol), especially its EDT version.

Oct
29
2011
Miss brokrn heart
Miss brokrn heart

Crystal noir for me i love smell
Powdery cold elegance and long lasting in skin and clothes
Amazing perfume & special
I love versace.

Oct
24
2011
simonebel
simonebel

For me, this fragrance screams: Hey! Look at me! This one is my strongest and creamy perfume.
The Gardenia with the pepper are fabulous, but I also feel the smell of coconut.

Oct
18
2011
Maggan
Maggan

The best dark perfume I have tried on my skin! The scent makes a clear impression on me, so the name is well choosen. Crystal-clear! Crystal Noir always delivers, and is the only really dark fragance I own for the moment. There is always something I don't like about the other dark fragances I have tried.

I am on my third bottle of Crystal Noir!

The bottle is a beauty, too.

Detta är den bästa mörka parfym jag har provat på min hud. Doften gör ett klart intryck på mig, så namnet är väl valt. Kristall-klart. Crystal Noir levererar alltid, och är den enda mörka doft jag äger för tillfället. Det är alltid något jag inte tycker om hos de andra mörka dofterna jag har provat.

Jag är på min tredje flaska av Crystal Noir.

Flaskan är vacker, också!

Oct
16
2011
TankGirl
TankGirl

I have hated Crystal Noir for a long time, but now I found that I only had that opinion because I tested it in a perfume shop after smelling too many perfumes.
Crystal Noir is really great, modern, feminine and sexy. I'm very happy to have it (thank you cocobella).

Crystal Noir is the perfume for the modern, sophisticated nightlife.
Its peperry, woody and sweet in a moderate waybecause of the gardenia note.
The first blast is quite masculine and strong, with the sandalwood and the cardamom on top. In an hour or so, it develops to a very interesting and spicy gardenia.
The drydown is gentle and sweet, like a soft touch.
I would describe this perfume as umpredictable, I think it has the same vibe of Dior Addict but it is more sophisticated and it fits a more wide age group.
It is definatly a perfume for nighttime has it is very dark, spicy and strong. The sillage and longevity are very good, the perfume has a great projection so be carefully, oversprayed it becomes really too mutch has this perfume dont have a soft, creamy edge until the drydown.
A modern interpretation of sensuality and femme power.

8/10

Oct
11
2011
Mooniq
Mooniq

Great, near and soft scent. Wonderful Gardenia/musk and a hint of pepper, amber and sandalwood - just wonderful. No sharp or edgy notes at all. Next person have to stand close to smell this great scent. I love that kind of "whispering" perfumes. Shortlived on my skin -about 2 hours. Bad for an eau de parfum

Härlig doft, nära och mjuk doft. Härlig Gardenia/musk och en mjuk aning om peppar, amber och sandelträ - blomnoterna är inte sötsliskiga, vilket jag gillar. Nästa person får stå ganska nära för att känna denna parfymen. Jag gillar den typen av smygande dofter. Kortlivad på min hud, ca 2 timmar, riktigt dåligt för en eau de parfum.

Oct
07
2011
dvaeka
dvaeka

I loved every step of this perfumes development, from the peppered gardenias at night, melting into coconut almond milk, then finally slipping away effortlessly into dark incense smoke, lingering there before it fades away (after 7-8 hours). Dark - a little powdery, with a sensuality that is more intriguing and inviting that overpowering. I also think it would complement in hot or cool weather. This is a new signature for me!

Oct
06
2011
longcara
longcara

Bam!! Straight up sexy!! Just have a tester which i adore, will definitly have to get a full bottle, hard to find though where i live, but i WILL find this stunning perfume.
the beautiful amber, gardenia, and a bit of peony in the drydown just captured my heart, think hubby will love this one too. Go out and get a tester ladies, you wont regret it!!

Sep
30
2011
SheShe
SheShe

Crystal Noir is really great. The only reason I don't wear it is that I don't like wearing dark fragrances - though I have to say it isn't so "noir" as the name says. Dark - OK, but not black.

I have tried a few Versace fragrances and this one was really good. Amber here is clear and beautiful, so is gardenia and orange flower. I could detect spices but they weren't too strong. Lasting power was very good.

All in all Crystal Noir is a bit like classy tea with a teaspoon or two of sugar. I agree, it's very sexy without the kitsch Bright Crystal has, I believe. Well done, Versace!

Sep
25
2011
sheida
sheida

I like this perfume,I dont have a one but I have smelled enough,Versac Crystal noir is the best selling perfume in Iran(islamic republic) where I live!!
1-2 out of 10 people wear this which why I dont love it too much,Im used to it and doesn't seem attracting anymore.
Its long lasting and the silage is good even the EDT but I dont like the dry down at all.
its not feminine,its rather unisex but not in a bad way,but as other reviewers said it is sexy,I admit that.

Sep
23
2011
Tubykap20
Tubykap20

Not a scent everyone likes...It's either you love it from the first sniff or hate it forever! This perfume for me is like...it's saying my name and I don't know I can live without it.But that's just for me!It's my signature scent!

P.S. Add this to a pair of jeans,your fav top and some high heels and you're ready to party!

*** It works both ways : sexy and nasty / sexy and elegant! ***

Sep
19
2011
ldgibson
ldgibson

One of the sexiest scents I own. Definitely musky and intoxicating. I get a wonderful coconut cream with a slight floral in the background from the very beginning. I wear it most in the winter and because I have had my bottle for maybe 2 years, Im going to try to use it up before it completely goes to waste. CAUTION: very seductive.

Sep
13
2011
daniiq93
daniiq93

I looove this one! I recently purchased it, after been wanting it for a year. I love the ''Crystal'' bottles by Versace, they're very classy.

The fragrance is gorgeous, to me, the amber, pepper, and ginger, are what i smell most. It's a spicy, slightly sweet, creamy, heavy and sexy scent, that i would wear only during the fall/winter season. I like heavy fragrances, so i would just wear this during the day, but i think most people would wear this in the evening. On my skin, it lasts a long time.

Sep
08
2011
LuaJane
LuaJane

I tried it because of prefix noire and didn't like it at first sniff. It seemed too fruity and somehow heavy. But next time I tried it in winter again ans sensed jasmin and powder in it, and bought, so it turned into one of those I always have in stock, because it's available and affordable.

Sep
05
2011
meg1969
meg1969

Wanted to love, and do love bottle, but unfortunately there is something "bugspray" going on here. I like Versense, but that is about the only Versace perfume I can wear. Sigh.

Sep
01
2011
KasiaS
KasiaS

I had a quick and very intense love affair with Crystal Noir, because it is has one of the most fantastic openings - floral, opulent, coconutty, sexy, feminine, and all this with NO sweetness! Fantastic!
When you are testing a quality perfume, after a beginning like this you wait for a...well a nosegarsm. But with CN things get a bit worse in time or maybe just don't get better. It stays more less the same, but gets a bit more generic and floral. Not actually bad, but not really so interesting as it seemed in the beginning.
I really don't want to offend anyone, but it's a bit like some of those Italian boys, looking outrageous when you meet them, but when you want to talk or have a life together... well...;)
Anyway, it is definitely worth trying!

Sep
01
2011
nicolel
nicolel

I love the house of Versace. I wanted to love this perfume. But honestly this scent reminds me of a black hot plastic garbage bag and a skunk. At least if it had a little dirty, earthiness it would make the scent a little more well rounded and add some complexity and make sense. But it just smell like synthetic and plastic. Sorry.

Aug
31
2011
MyriamHM1000
MyriamHM1000

to each their own - with this smell

I can see myself with my boyfriend at a skii resort with the fireplace going.

However, wouldn't be able to stand it in 100F hot weather; it is too whimsical, unique, and musky for hot weather or even sunny weather.

Aug
28
2011
jodee
jodee

This was a straight up booze shot smell to me. Maybe I didn't give it enough time to dry down..but really, boozy. So boozy, it was hard to get passed it. Just me though. Wouldn't get it.

Aug
26
2011
katrosado
katrosado

I got none of the opening notes. This went straight to magnolia in my skin. An undertone of peony. White flowers, powdery and almost soapy. I've had it on for several hours and still--magnolia. I'm not much of a white flowers kind of person. Nice fragrance and since my Mother loves white flowers, I think I'll give this to her when she comes to visit.

Aug
24
2011
LittleRed
LittleRed

First impression is lovely gardenia, a creamy floral, a little bit sharp and surrounded by a woody aura. As it settles, this blends seamlessly with the base to create an aroma so sensual it may catch you off guard. It is like a progression of daytime to sensual beginnings after sundown. The drydown has an identity of its own, oily and remotely sweet, reminicent of toasted coconut. A hint of the husk is also present. The texture and aroma also bring to mind hot melted butter, browning in a pan.

It is so gorgeous and simply radiates sensuality. Perfect for hot summer nights. Crystal Noir should be in a special category of fragrances that require a warning label, because it can easily progress from being a sensory delight, to inducing an undeniable sexual vibe. A complement to the experienced, confident woman.

Aug
21
2011
artsyrn
artsyrn

Initial application did not appeal much...but then it set up 5 to 10 minutes later...and viola! Pure tropical,creamy heaven with just enough kick! Subtle Gardenia, soft beautiful Amber, ever so slight wisps of Clove and Pepper. It's been several hours since I tried this and it smells fantastic...vibrant, expensive, sensual, confident, elegant, gorgeous, unforgettable! Bravo!

Aug
15
2011
princess_buttercup
princess_buttercup

It's funny bc after all the reviews saying coconut, I was worried this might be too sweet and... suntanlotion-ish for me? I don't get coconut at all. Not necessarily a bad thing. The gardenia is strong and it's a bit sweet, so I could see how it's interpreted as coconut, maybe.
Anyway, at first sniff, I thought this was too heavy, sweet and a bit cloying. I wrote it off as not being for me. A few hours later, however, it was very, very nice. Still a bit heavy and sweet, but now in a good way. I won't wear it often, just special occasions, perhaps. I've seen it described as creamy and that is definitely accurate. I'm not getting the spice some people claim to be getting, but hopefully after a few more tries, I'll be able to detect it.

Aug
15
2011
ms.angeni
ms.angeni

i have a bottle for a few years,i was wearing it a lot but now it is just a bit to heavy.in winter i will give it one more try,i still like it a lot.or maybe because the bottle is a few years old the smell got different.
lasts long and you need just 1-2 sprays.

Aug
04
2011
PseudoCz
PseudoCz

Second review:

I was so wrong about this! The "sweet coconut" scent was the creamy gardenia with amber. I tested again and on my skin the top is spicy. Turns into a ambery, creamy gardenia with hints of orange blossom and peony, blending well with warm sandalwood and a light musk. Easy to be overwhelming so, be careful in apply.

Jul
29
2011
poivrerose
poivrerose

The first time I tried this (edt) I remember being a little disappointed because on paper it had a sweeter gardenia presence. On my skin it loses the gardenia and any hint of sweetness. But having tried it a second time, I must say it is quite nice. I do not get any coconut, but I do get a very clean musky sandalwood with maybe the tiniest traces of pepper, ginger, and cardamom. Something about it is a tad waxy and slightly soapy. It's actually quite a soothing scent though. Clean but relaxed by the creaminess of the sandalwood, gaining a muskier quality as it wears on, but fairly linear altogether.
The sillage is light but pleasing. Very long lasting. I'd definitely call it a casually sophisticated scent, probably best suited to warmer weather. I keep picturing sailboats under blue skies and white sailing clothes billowing in a fresh sea breeze. Lovely.

Jul
27
2011
Elise1214
Elise1214

Although I am completely out of Crystal Noir-- I do love it! It has been about 2 years since I last had the perfume, but I distinctly remember what it smells like. It is unique and an overall great fragrance.

I also believe that this fragrance can be worn by a male or a female. Yes, there are floral notes, but there is also "green" and musky type notes that sort of play into the florals.

In essence, you have to give it a try for yourself. I will say that this is not a fragrance that you can get the full experience by spraying it on a blotter-- you have to spray it on yourself, so that you can experience the warmth of the scent.

Elise,

Jul
25
2011
cocobella
cocobella

i really like it. i think it is dark and mysterious. everytime i am wearing it people around me say: hmm coconut, yummy. but to be honest: i do not get the coconut. i think if i could smell the coconut i would love this even more. but even if i do not get this note i like it very much, somehow it makes me feel sexy and comfortable at the same time.

Jul
24
2011
eugeenia
eugeenia

This is my favorite!!! I love it)))) MMM... It is strong, a little bit salty, and amber and white flowers are perfect in this great perfume!!!! My respect to Versace)))))

Jul
22
2011
lafefe
lafefe

Have you ever kept a sample in your wardrobe for such a long time without testing it because it didn't catch your attention?
That was the case with Versace Crystal Noir.
Yesterday it was ITS day, I finally tested it after months and months because Fragrantica made me curious.
Well, it's extremely comforting, it a "shampoo smell", more a cosmetic body lotion than a real fragrance to me, very nice. The white flowers really are interpreted as coconut by my nose (as many of you pointed out) and they get warmer and warmer without being too cloying nor disturbing. The spicy heart makes the whole composition strong and with a distinctive personality, while the woody base ensures great longevity. I can still smell it today, even layered under another perfume! I think Crystal Noir share some similarities with Euphoria, maybe the same spicy woody energetic vibe, something I like in both cases. Very much.

Jul
20
2011
jellybeantree
jellybeantree

This is an amazing fragrance with very good lasting power for an EDT! I really have nothing else to add , except its very versatile and I find it comforting. It isn't too strong but the sillage is very good , I like this one, vey happy my friend gave me a full bottle because she can't wear it. LUCKY LUCKY!
UPDATE: This perfume has surprised me in more ways than one, I am not even missing other perfumes for the moment while wearing this , would have never thought that! This is really a big surprise! Amazing magical perfume!

Jul
14
2011
Croneangel
Croneangel

Bought this one on a whim actually. Good thing it was on the dark of the moon, once I put this on my skin.....AMAZING! This brew is perfect for prayers on a moonless night. Alone in a garden of pale white flowers, wrapped in a cloak of starlight and windswept shadows. Have tried it again and again. The scent seems to always improve. It is superb for altering the energy body in preparation for meditation and ritual work. Also good for enhancing dreams. And to think... I was only looking for a nice fragrance.

Jul
09
2011
chrismriley@hotmail.com
chrismriley@hotmail.com

As a man this is Sexy, Sexy, Sexy, Sexy
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Like it

Strong yet subtle

Blows floral rubbish away

This is my wifes signature scent, reserved for the most special occasions, to be loved and made a fuss about..

Masterpiece

Jul
09
2011
beautee
beautee

Of all the perfumes a perfume expert had on sale this was one of the top two that she recommended would be suitable for me. I bought this one. Unfortunately it didn't remain in my wardrobe long enough to fully appreciate. (family member stole it)
I do remember the dark Gardenia and Vanilla notes.
Definitely a sexy scent.

Jul
04
2011
coconutpixie
coconutpixie

this one smells very coconutty, but not in a cheap way. to my mind it smells really expensive and very yummy. for every one who loves coconut fragrances!!

Jul
04
2011
karolla28
karolla28

Sexy, creammy, yummy :). I cant find a similar fragrance, its so unique and special. Recommended for hot nights ;-)

Jul
02
2011
biancaloren
biancaloren

dark and dirty. this was a miss, not even a near miss but by a mile. I just couldnt get a like-on for this no matter how hard I tried - I gave it to my mom who passed it on to one of her friends, ugh. stinky hooker dirty. peuw!!

Jun
29
2011
Whit
Whit

I wanted to love this so much, but unfortunately, it gave me a headache which is very rare for me. Lasting power is wonderful though. My mom has it and I love to smell it on her, just didn't go with my chemistry, I guess. Bummer! :/ maybe Bright Crystal would be better for me.

Jun
28
2011
mulan
mulan

Smells like chocolate spirit :) It's beautiful and not like other Versace fragnance. Unigue, modern, warm... and of course better then Bright Crystal :)

Jun
24
2011
orchid_84
orchid_84

This opens with a very sweet, strong gardenia accord that comes off smelling like grape jelly on my skin. As it develops, the gardenia smooths out and becomes less sweet. The cardamom and pepper also start to peek through. Despite the appealing creaminess and spice in this, it also smells very soapy. The soapiness ends up making this smell a bit cheap and "perfumey."

I find it somewhat reminiscent of BBW Twilight Woods, but less sweet and more spicy. It has a similar musky, creamy quality. Since Twilight Woods is too sweet and fruity for my liking, I initially thought I would like Crystal Noir...but then the soapiness came. I'll have to pass on this one :(

Jun
15
2011
PseudoCz
PseudoCz

A sweet coconut note opens the fragrance and stills at the end. The flowers make it creamy and give a delicate touch. I really love the combo coconut + orange blossom + gardenia. Balanced perfume with personality, good sillage and long lasting. Love it

Jun
10
2011
madhatter1
madhatter1

I wore it specifically on my wedding day! I liked it...I recall its rich sensual deep uniqueness as a scent. I wouldnt wear as my every day use, likely only for special occasions.

Jun
08
2011
greydove
greydove

I know why people love this fragrance, but its not for me. I think the drydown is very special because (for me) it opened up as sort of a greasy, hairspray scent and then ended up as quite a nice, "evening" scent: Grown up, classy, woodsy, a little musky, elegant. It kept getting nicer and more complex as it went along. If I was new to perfume and only had one or two fragrances, I would strongly recommend getting this. It would work in a lot of situations and its not common smelling at all.

Jun
06
2011
candymarie
candymarie

Opened with a pleasant but ordinary combination of notes, then dried down almost immediately to almost pure sandalwood. Good sillage, long lasting.

Jun
04
2011
MQS
MQS

one of the worst from versace .. the smell and the shape of the bottle .. it's very ugly !!
i can't stand smell it , it cause headache

Jun
03
2011
sweetnspicey
sweetnspicey

I am SO unhappy with this purchase. I wish I could exchange it. I don't get anything but coconut with this. And it smells like cheap coconut, like my equally nasty Harajuku Lovers perfume. No cardamom, no gardenia. Big thumbs down.

Jun
03
2011
Matin
Matin

At the end I think I could use it every night , evening of any season, whenever I feel like something spicy, floral dark and complex. I find it relaxing!!!!!.
Here the heat is sweltering and the nights are somewhat cooler so it feels great at the end.

I'll use it : D


PD: I am amazed at the long Lasting , is great.

May
26
2011
Matin
Matin

Elegant, spicy, slightly spicy (white pepper) and ginger very clear. bring brightness to the shadows, sophistication non invasive spicy oriental character for me. The background is dark but the spicy notes add freshness, brightness, casual elegance. The base notes are slightly impregnated Musk Gardenia (floral) and sandalwood, but always in the persistence of ginger.
No coconut or vanilla i smell it and if between the notes should be its light not too much.
It was a blind purchase, what I really expected more intense and sweet. A mix of Gucci by Gucci and Dior Poison. Gucci approaches in character but the essence is completely different and more intense and leather.

For me it is a good cuality perfume but not what I wanted at this time ( I will keep it at the moment for Autumn Winter nights ).

May
26
2011
servana
servana

Originally, I thought this smelt of coconut. However, now that this has become my signature scent, I've realised that it is so much deeper than that. It's a deep, dark, spicy floral with the hint of an element which smells like wild lavender... It is for the mysterious dark-haired person, whereas Bright Crystal is the fragrance for the lively, light-haired person.

This fragrance makes me think of Arabia... It is the scent of my soul. Furthermore, longevity & sillage are amazing. This is the only one of my perfumes which have ever been noticed & I can smell it all day. One time, my sister asked me if I had just sprayed it, when I had sprayed it 7 hours ago.

And I love the bottle.

May
22
2011
campfirekansas
campfirekansas

This is a great night time fragrance. I have never smelt any kind of coconut in this, but it's definitely very woody and a bit musky on me. The lasting power is great.

May
11
2011
Aleera
Aleera

Only when after 3 years I almost finished the whole bottle, Im getting compliments day by day! I apply it only in the morning and till 9pm the guy from coffee shop, the guy from UPS, the sales person at the store kept telling me how amazing my perfume and ask WHAT'S THAT!! They say if I pass by there is a whiff of such a mysterious fragrance, even at the end of a day, so lasting power is very decent I guess especially because I already don't smell it on me at all...wow, non of my perfumes didn't get as many compliments. Thinking to get another bottle of this potion when Im done with the first one

May
10
2011
Pierina
Pierina

I tested this tonight on one hand and Vanitas on the other, initially I was super keen on the Vanitas but after drydown I MUST HAVE THIS!!
Wowser! sexy, feminine, sophisticated.
On my skin its showing the gardenia and amber as the dominant scents, I am getting that coconut note others have reported.
When I tried Kim Kardashians fume I was hoping for something like this.
My goodness I do love this scent.
Just beautiful!

May
05
2011
maru8862
maru8862

Coconut? Where? As much as I am trying to bring myself to smell this note, I just can't. All I get is an overwhelming, loud, too dramatic white floral. It's one of those scents which I think just try too hard to be sexy, desirable, glamorous, whatever attributes most women associate with the seductress image. The result is most of the time, as here too, ridiculous.

Apr
21
2011
nicolette09
nicolette09

I agree with Radchick. Coconut should be listed in the notes. This is what I smell at the beginning, very strong, then the coconut note is reduced and the smell is creamy and warm

Apr
14
2011
Radchick
Radchick

If you like coconut, this is the scent for you. It's quite sweet and tropical, and the coconut seems to be the most prominent note. I think someone missed the coconut note when comprising the pyramid. It's not listed but it's got to be in there.

Apr
13
2011
zennia04
zennia04

this is a very unique smell. I love it so much. I smell coconut in it but in a very nice-mysterious way.
It isn't very dark as what the bottle represents, it's kind of a "classy tropical scent". One can imagine wearing this while lounging at the lobby of a ultra high-end resort hotel.

Mar
30
2011
Eos
Eos

All I can smell are 3 notes:
1)coconut (not listed)
2)fig (not listed)
3)sandalwood

How strange. Not for me, but certainly interesting.

Mar
23
2011
krissycat
krissycat

My new favorite. This smells deep and sensual. Kinda reminds me of a deep vanilla like Vanilla Noir from Bath and Body but obviously so much better. Surprisingly vanilla isn't even one of the notes. It must be the amber that smells so good. I highly recommend this one. I like this better then Versace Bright Crystal.

Mar
21
2011
GreenGem
GreenGem

Loved it, I love spicy scents, but can come on very strong and it goes through a strange candle wax stage before powdering down. Maybe it is the coconut, even tho there is so much to love, a mature fragrance, I use it sparingly.

Mar
17
2011
aelias
aelias

I really liked this one at first, but overall, Crystal Noir is too musky. Plus, the ginger does not do much for it. It just does not dry down nicely.

Mar
07
2011
LaureL
LaureL

The fragrance is just wonderful! My signature fragrance. I have used for about 4 bottles (and I am not that old! :D)

Feminine, but not like... sweet, innocent, calm and ellegant - feminine, but in a crazy way. Only for self-independent woman, who likes to be edgy (yes,yes), but also, when she wants to be very ellegant. For many occasions.

I make this frarance to suit anytime for me, I wear them and also - they were me.
Oh, cannot describe, how SPECIAL are they, you have to try it by yourself. Warning: not for cute, calm and "sweet" girls.

Mar
05
2011
Vamy69
Vamy69

This is fabulous. Creamy, sensual, dark, mysterious all wrapped up in one dark bottle. I am dying for a bottle of this!

Feb
28
2011
ladymillion123456789
ladymillion123456789

i got this perfume for Christmas and also i got versace bright crystal also i really like crystal noir its a really spicy dark sexy perfume it does have a coconut kind of smell but it selts down nicely for me it think its pretty strong scent and i love the bottle design with the big crystal lid my signature scent for now i will diffidently repurchase again when i finish my 90ml bottle
AMAZING PERFUME well done Versace

Feb
25
2011
la louve
la louve

When I smelled it the first time (today!) it reminded me of a dark "matin d´orage"(AG)! Maybe the Ginger, gardenia and sandalwood...? I like it very much!!! :-)

Feb
23
2011
Amylene
Amylene

I've got this and WISH (Chopard) for the evenings, and this one i prefer the most...especially the last notes, it gets better and better as it opens up. I can still feel it the next day too. Amazing.

Feb
21
2011
Lingonberry
Lingonberry

Rich, dark, creamy, slightly salty, slightly coconutty and just so amazingly GOOD. I feel like a super rich, gorgeous lady, where none of the men at my mansion party can stop admiring me and following me and begging for my attention...combined with some early morning rave dancing in some european resort. Btw my boyfriend just plain hates it.

Anyhow, i got the EdT unsniffed and couldn't make up my mind on if i like it or not. It is a quite mature smell and I was not that comfortable at first to wear it in public. That changed drastically after getting the EdP, which I believe is a little creamier. Might be just a scent concentration effect.

I use the EdP after the morning shower and bring the EdT with me for occasional re-spray during the day.
Yes, I like it so much I wear it for work.

The spicy smell in the beginning are maybe not my favourites but on me they don't last that long. They just blend in perfectly with the rest.

In total the perfume lasts a couple of hours on my skin, possibly longer, at least according to my boyfriend. I believe my re-spraying is just caused by nose numbness after sniffing it almost all day, and he usually comments it in the car two hours after re-spray, that it's just too much. So, the longevity would perhaps then be even longer than I think and also the sillage even more than I imagine.

Feb
11
2011
LadiesRed
LadiesRed

A beautiful perfume that glows with heat and darkness.

Crystal Noir has a powerful note of coconut, why is it not listed?

Jan
31
2011
feeg
feeg

Nice but comparing Dior Addict smells cheap and nothing special powdery while other powdery perfumes are much better. I wouldnt buy any versace perfume. Gucci, Dior are better choices if you're looking for quality ingredients

Jan
30
2011
Action
Action

So now this perfume all of a sudden does not fall into the category of coco & cherry anymore, but spices and white flowers!! Like Secret Obsession and Tom Ford Black orchid Voile de Fleur!!!

Well I think the Peony makes it a bit more rosy flowery, anyhow, I still love this perfume very much!

Jan
29
2011
Mad-Lainey
Mad-Lainey

Fanciful :-)
I totally agree with you - Fair enough if the perfume is so rare that Editors have to rely on a one and only description that is available online but if the fragrance is quite popular, there should be no problem chekcing notes or even dropping a line to the designer's customer service to confirm notes. This is what they get paid for - helping potential customers.
I also noticed soem perfumes with notes totally different to those engraved by designer houses on my bottles or fragrance labels.
What a shame that we cannot always make informed choices when purchasing fragrances as the notes miselad us and then we end up buying the 'hate' juice :-)
Love,
xxx

Jan
27
2011
fegaro
fegaro

I think it smells like fig!!! There must be figs on this one..
I use too own this one but It soon became so annoying on my skin :(

Jan
27
2011
Mad-Lainey
Mad-Lainey

Adrienn99 ;-) - you're welcome, Love!!!
I would have added this fume to my collection a long time ago but Fragrantica description of Crystal Noir mentioned aldehydes which I truly hate with all my heart, therefore, I did not bother with Crystal Noir...What a mistake!!! It is now one of my favourites!!! And it felt strange to me when I tried it as my nose and stomach reacted pretty well upon application which surprised me! I usually have physical sickness when smelling aldehydes :-) I had no such problem when trying Crystal Noir!!!
I am surprised the Versace rep did not mention coconut which i can smell - but it might be a mixture of different notes giving that coconut-ish feel :-)
Anyway, I hope Editors will change description which is so misleading!!! The notes above and those confirmed by versace customer service do not have anything to do with each other - these are descriptions of two completely different fragrances!!!
xxx

Jan
23
2011
adrienn99
adrienn99

Mad Lainey, thanks for that! having posted the correct notes, that explains a lot!

I could have saved a few quids knowing this beforehand :(((

Jan
23
2011
Mad-Lainey
Mad-Lainey

NOTES AS CONFIRMED BY VERSACE CUSTOMER DEPARTMENT:

TOP: CARDAMMOM, GINGER, PEPPER

HEART: PEONY, GARDENIA, ORANGE FLOWER

BASE: SANDALWOOD, AMBER, MUSK

Could the Editiors, please, update the notes above as there is NO grapefruit, NO cherry, NO aldehydes, NO tuberose and NO coconut - therefore, the whole fragrance description above, in fact, describes a totally different perfume!!! :-)

Jan
23
2011
iris_iris
iris_iris

I got it today as a gift and I immediately thought "oh no not Crystal Noir" because I remembered not liking it when I was testing it 2 years earlier.

I didn't want to be rude so I sprayed it on my arm with a big fake banana smile on my face.
Then came the suprise. And it was pleasant :)

I remembered CN being one of those awful perfumes that I've tested years back (Lopez Miami Glow, Dior Hypnotic Poison) when I was looking for coconut smell. Back then all I've got was trauma caused by plastic coconuts that had nothing to do with what I was looking for, which was nice, sweet coconut kinda body lotion-ish perfume. Ish...

Crystal Noir I remember being the same sticky sweet and synthetic fragrance, what's more made by Versace - house that makes fragrances that my skin chemistry rejects.

Today after 2 years I was nicely suprised by CN. I can't feel the synthetic notes anymore. Now for me it's just delicious coconut mixed with sour cherry and a little bit sharp gardenia. I can't detect orange blossom and aldehydes but I know that they make CN clear and protect it from being another too sweet vanilla-woody-fruity scent.
I misjudged CN and now that my nose became more mature mostly thanks to fragrantica I can frankly say that not only CN is good, it's an excellent, well balanced, delicious perfume, with a hint of modern cosmopolitan, urban character. I'm happy and proud of changing my opinion about this one so entirely. Totally worth it.

edit: hell, why the list of notes changed? did my nose fooled me and fell into a trap of suggestion? aren't there any cherry and coconuts in CN ?

Jan
18
2011
1blondeangel
1blondeangel

I get a dreamy, creamy vanilla mixed with light musky powder and the clean note of orange blossom. I do not get any coconut or tuberose! It's uniquely simple. As it sits on my skin it turns even more powdery. I'm liking it but it reminds me of safety, reminds me of a roaring fire and quiet night at home wrapped up in a soft, cashmere blanket. Not something I'd wear to attract a date nor to a concert for a wild night. Nicely done perfume.

Jan
13
2011
Contessa01
Contessa01

I don't detect any coconut, to me this is a rich powerful tuberose, which is offset by a tartness that may not appeal to everyone. You'll probably like it if like me you like powerhouse perfumes. And you'll probably like it if like me you don't like Bright Crystal - way to screechy for my nose.

Jan
10
2011
justlovethemirror
justlovethemirror

I had that perfume I think one year ago. i can't say that I loved it but it was super special! now i really need a perfume and I can't choose betwwen that Versace Crystal Noir, Gucci Guilty and Armani COde for Woman...can you help me please? (p.s. i like sweet and strong perfumes)

Jan
06
2011
loesje234
loesje234

I agree with Cherubkiss that this smells like a tropical breeze. Not fruity, but a whole lot of breeze! It was this breeze I smelled at a trainstation from a girl passing by.. I was in chock how much I loved the sillage, but she was in a hurry, I was too late too ask her. Went to a perfumestore to explain what I had smelled, but the lady couldn't say what it was. Of course she couldn't, haha.
I decided to forget this scent, maybe it would come by some day.. And it sure did! I student of mine walked by and yes! There it was again! Finally bought this scent, and people like it very much.

Air, air, air, but strong enough to last all day
Finally an aldehyd that doesn't smell like grandma or soap, but smells pure, fresh and vibrant!

Jan
05
2011
adele l
adele l

On the fence with this one, which was a christmas gift. Yes, very coconutty, but not immature or tropical. I put it alongside Estee's TG to test the gardenia note (which is never real) and it is there, just steeped in a gourmand base. I find the open jarringly sweet while the dry down is quite pleasant (woody amber, slightly sweet)..the boyfriend likes it!

Jan
01
2010
maggles
maggles

Rough beginning. Overly sweet and boring middle. Pleasant creamy base that reminds me of bananas. Brash and kitschy, but somewhat likeable. [2/5]

Dec
24
2010
tycon
tycon

Did you wear your sext underwears and want to be sexy, irresistible for your partner this night?
so the Crystal Noir will make this happen!!
It was love at first sniff!
also after many hours it still makes you feel charming

Dec
18
2010
guest_Jovrien
guest_Jovrien

This scent gives me images of Cher and her video BELIEVE back in late 90's. I love this!

Dec
15
2010
alexanna7
alexanna7

i find that perfume verry classy and feminine! I get on my skin a verry sensual smell! The orange flower,gardenia makes it verry woman! The cardamon,musk,amber,makes it darker and sensual! I find this perfume différent,magnifique! It is différent than anything on the market today! If you want to feel : feminine,sensual,different,luxurious; that is crystal noire that you should have!

Dec
02
2010
TillyWave
TillyWave

First, the stages: a strong top note of eau d'laundry detergent. Sharp and 'fresh' if you will. Luckily it only lingers for a minute.

Then it's the long white floral phase. The copy says 'gardenia' but to me it's just a general white floral.

The coconut comes through after awhile here. It is surprisingly woody, in contrast to the white floral heart

The coco-flower drydown lasts ages.

Other impressions: This EDT has some strength and staying power! As long as you use discretion you won't clear a room.

Perfume: The Guide authors gave this fragrance one star and deemed it trashy. If this is trashy, sign me up! This type of trashy is Sigourney Weaver's character in "The Ice Storm." Who says a little trashy isn't a little sexy?

I like this alot. But then again, I really love white florals, and I also like coconut alot, too. Also, my b/f smelled this on me and said: "Wow, that's really nice!" The price isn't bad, either.

Nov
23
2010
Eleiria
Eleiria

Maybe it's the key component in this fragrance but coconut smell really makes me sick, because it's awfully artifical. I can't eat -even hold- coconut flavoured biscuits either, because they're artifical too. Apart from that, this is a dark and sexy fragrance. The sales assistant tried to get me by saying it was aphrodisiac, apparently he was pretty much under the effect of it, he even seemed kind of possessed by the perfume :D And he said that, when a woman wears Crystal Noir, she's sure to attract men and even disturb the peace, given that she's a feminine and confident woman.

Well, to me the drydown is much better than the first hour. The next day I forgot that sprayed it on my shirt, and was sniffing like crazy in my closet to find the source of the beautiful amber smell. However, I can't forget the awful coconut smell so this perfume is not for me and for those who don't like coconut.

Nov
20
2010
TankGirl
TankGirl

Some girls sugested me to try this one because I was trying to find a nice night coconutt perfume and this is really not me. I'm not going to say that is bad (because certainly smells good on a lot of people), but this is the worst tuberose that I've ever smelled. I cant smell any coconutt, just a plastic, sweet and heavy hairspray that I cant use. I dont know if it's my skin, but I cant imagine anyone wearing this and on paper is even worse. Another Versace disapointment :(

Nov
03
2010
myolderbrother
myolderbrother

I don't get any gardenia in this but I do get lots of dark sensual coconut and strong ripe fig on an elegant woody base. Clove and nag champa wafts create movement and really allow this fragrance to come alive. This is a gorgeous scent and is the epitome of sexy.

Oct
26
2010
guest_Gina
guest_Gina

Fall is approaching and this is my Fall/Winter scent. It goes so well with this weather. I been wearing this for 3 years and everytime, COMPLIMENT GALORE!! Something about the cool breeze hitting this sensual masterpiece draws so much attention to the people around you. Its a MEN PLEASER for sure. My husband adores this on me..this and of course CLOE'. If you want to feel sexy, smell sexy then this is the sexy choice you should pick. I'm picking when it comes to perfume, i buy only EDP and only the best. And I must say, crystal Noir #1 pick for fall/winter perfume!!!! Its so EXOTIC that you will feel like you are on a suductive beach!!

Lasting time: 6-8 hours

Occassion: Fall/Winter- Anytime during the day or night.

Oct
23
2010
Lottis
Lottis

My my my!!! This one are really amazing!
Dark, deep, and delicius. Sexy and elegant.
Never in my life I thought that I could love a coconut-scent... but this one are amazing!
The coconut (not sweet) blends so beautifull with amber and gardnia.

I'm going to have a tough time not use 'Crystal Noir' over my other scents.

Oct
21
2010
babsyfish
babsyfish

Crystal Noir is the quintessential perfume in the respect that I could never call any of its notes natural; every single one remains synthetic, from beginning to end. Not in a bad way, though. They are very beautiful, albeit plastic, representations. And it IS beautiful. The coconut reigns supreme on me, yet it evades the typical suntan lotion or edible effects. Sweet, creamy, smooth, and sexy. I know that this perfume is far removed from Gianni Versace, but I used to live in South Beach, and this fragrance reminds me of club-hopping through the humid summer nights of my youthful glory days...and always, inevitably, spotting that magical, mysterious palace amid the antics. CN is almost an homage to the man, the era.

Oct
07
2010
bloodflower
bloodflower

i've been always complaining about how perfumes don't last on my skin or they don't smell they way they are supposed to until..until crystal noir! they way it develops in the skin is just so sensual and playful. it is definitely dark and seductive and the way that coconut fits into this composition is amazing, dark and exotic, like a sensual oil, there is nothing you can compare it to really one of a kind. perfect for summer nights, and if you are a smoker this is one of the fragrtances that blend really good with the tobacco smell making it even sexier. always on my top 5.

Oct
02
2010
rainydays
rainydays

There must be something wrong with my nose, or the tester bottle was old, or SOMETHING, because I was ready to smell a dark floral perfume with a touch of coconut and amber, and you know what I got instead? Pine! Pine straight through, no other notes whatsoever. Like I just stuck my face in a Christmas tree. I'm a little confused, since no one else responded the same way to Crystal Noir...

Oct
02
2010
beautyinthemundane
beautyinthemundane

Tried this at an airport as I was informed (via this site) that I would find it a great alternative to D&G's By Woman (now sadly discontinued). In many ways I can see why this suggestion was made, but unfortunately the strong coconutty aroma others have commented on, ruined it for me. I would say it's like wearing a bold, sexy fragrance (like the D&G) whilst simultaneously wearing a very strong coconut oil body lotion or suntan lotion or similar. I like coconut smells up to a point, but found in the end (after my nine hour flight) that was all I could smell and I wasn't really taken with it. Great if you enjoy tropical/beachy type scents, but not for me.

Oct
01
2010
Lady Love
Lady Love

Dark, sexy and spellbinding....

This must be one of the few fragrances containing adelhydes that don't smell like an old scent.

Cristal Noir is one of the Fatal Female fragance, is mysterious, inviting and provocative. I allways use Cristal Noir when I go to nightclubs, is intense but never overwhelming.

Joop Femme is the fatal female scent of the late 80's and Versace Cristal Noir has the same crown of the early 00's.

Sep
11
2010
guest_debob
guest_debob

I'm in love!! This is very dark, sultry and mysterious. Not sweet or tropical in a lighthearted sunny way. The coconut is there, and so are the gardenia and orange blossoms. However the coconut is not so apparent,for when mixed with the flowers, a new scent is born. Think tropical garden at night, hot and steamy. It's not fresh or clean smelling, but it's not "dirty" either.
This is a drop dead gorgeous scent, and the bottle is beautiful. I give it a 10. I was only able to get the EDT. I think I might faint if I ever got to smell the EDP.

Sep
09
2010
scentology
scentology

Undeniably one of the sexiest and passion-provoking fragrances in modern perfumery. This is what I call 'the love-making scent'. Never can I imagine to smell this out on the streets or on the beach. This is strictly under the sheets till morning light, period...

Sep
08
2010
arb368
arb368

I know it’s not listed in the notes, but I get a peppery accord with this. The mix of gardenia, coconut and grapefruit seem to resonate off my skin, but not in a pleasing way. The notes sound very tropical, but there is nothing beachy or island-like about this fragrance. I usually love oriental florals, but my skin chemistry is making a mockery of what should be a beautiful frag. I’m glad I only spritzed one time, as the scent seems to be magnifying itself with the passage of time.

Aug
31
2010
Helsinki
Helsinki

Coco Jambo! After avoiding trying new scents for a few weeks, I tried Crystal Noir. It was worth the try! I love the sweet elements (amber among them) mixed with coconut.

This perfume's got quality. It doesn't stay still on its wheels; it evolves; and right now I can't wait for the drydown! I'm expecting something sweet to come...

Aug
09
2010
Passionflower
Passionflower

I like this fragrance a lot, but it just isn't strong enough for me. I have to keep smelling it to convince myself it's actually there. Maybe that's because I tried the EDT. Hopefully the EDP has a stronger smell. Love the coconut. Guess I do need to try the EDP.

Aug
06
2010
Manya
Manya

It is difficult to describe because the composition is so nicely mixed. The coconut is NOT tropical at all! There's nothing sweet in here. And it's definitely a NON-floral oriental.

Woody, dark, mysterious, elegant. I feel like I would need to wear very expensive italian shoes on huge heels, leather leggings and a fur coat to go with this fragrance :D It's everything but casual. I just don't feel *that* sophisticated or italian!

Oh, and liking coconut and amber is a sine qua non where this fragrance is concerned.

Aug
06
2010
ninehuss
ninehuss

The first spray is overwhelmingly coconut for my taste.. fortunately the dry down smell so wonderfully creamy to me and very unique. But I won't buy it the second time around.

Aug
02
2010
guest_beatrix-göteborg
guest_beatrix-göteborg

its a elegant and superb frag for me i feel the chery and coco oo and gardenia lovely specialy for evening wearing seeexxxxyyy

Aug
01
2010
guest_
guest_

I truly love this perfume, however there is something cloying about it. I can not wear it often, it becomes overbearing and makes me nauseous.

Jul
31
2010
guest_LISA!!!
guest_LISA!!!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this.. i get so many compliments when i wear this, its known as my 'smell' which i have to say im delighted about, ive ran out and my birthday is coming up in a few days! BIG bottle pleaseeeeeeeeee... :-) !

Jul
24
2010
nnboo
nnboo

this is the most amazing,unforgettable and sensual scent!it's either delicate and deep,it's so womanly.as I smell it I can feel the amber,it's a warm and attractive but also a little enigmatic aroma and even the color of the bottle also implies this,and I love it.the perfume is perfect for nights,but if you wear it by day you should expect attention and compliments.for me this is a magical elixir and it just makes me feel happy and confident :)

Jul
24
2010
Lydiamarine
Lydiamarine

I tried this today... The opening was ok but not much interesting. After it settles on my skin I felt like a giant ball was sitting on my wrist and smells of... something... something veeeery heavy! I can not detect coconut in this, if this is coconut I do smell then I hate coconut. I can not wash it off, it just sits there and "the ball" gets bigger and bigger!!! Damn...

Jul
22
2010
cherubkiss
cherubkiss

If you ever wanted to smell a pure tropical breeze, then this is the perfume. The aroma of soft cocconut and enchanting gardenia gives this perfume a star quality. Love it to pieces.

Jul
16
2010
andreeasimona
andreeasimona

I like this very much. I have EDP AND i HOPE TO BUY IT AGAIN.

Jul
10
2010
guest_Kirsten
guest_Kirsten

This perfume is all about body chemistry. On me it smells very synthetic. However, on my sister who is a dark brunette it smells amazing. She always gets compliments from men and women on how beutiful she smells. I just wish it would smell like that on me as it a beautiful smell.

Jul
06
2010
mypersonalharmonics
mypersonalharmonics

Ok...Obviously everybody loves this. I don't think that this perfume is so great. It feels like it's full of promises that aren't kept. I spray a dry cloud of synthetic compounds, I wait patiently for something to happen...No. No blending, no unfolding of hidden notes. No real intrigue. It nearly is "white musk" for big girls.

Shallow, synthetic, designed as a "pleaser", not matching its heavy-weight container. I never felt the base notes I would expect from an oriental. I just don't like the "space age gardenia".

Jul
06
2010
guest_Anne
guest_Anne

Adore this perfume, it is very exotic and very unique. It is blended so well. Perfect for a hot summer evening. I would wear this in the day very lightly sprayed. It transports you to a beach, possibly the carribean, the smell of light coconut and enchanting exotic flowers gently wafts around you in the breeze. A very beautiful fragrance, it totally charms you.

Jul
06
2010
belissena
belissena

Crystal Noir is one of the sexiest perfume ever for me...I love coconut and this is real coconut on my skin, not synthetic or overly sweet. then gardenia and orange flowers. in the end beautiful, creamy amber and something strange and amazing I cannot identify: on my skin is a little bitter and aromatic. it reminds me of fig's sap (lattice in italian!)
love it!

Jul
02
2010
Catbiscuit
Catbiscuit

On me this scent is incredibly salty, mixed with some kind of beautiful flower and coconut. These three smells are quite distinct from one another. It drives me crazy trying to work it out.

It is delicious in a "wrong" kind of way, like McDonalds french fries dipped in vanilla thickshake. Yum.

Jun
16
2010
guest_Roberta
guest_Roberta

not a fan of this fragrance. my husband bought it for me, nearly gave it to my sister. am trying to stay open-minded about it, but after wearing it a couple times, am realizing is not for me. smells a bit trampy and cheap to me. May give it away.

Jun
12
2010
melia
melia

Like the most describe this: Crystal Noir is a creamy seductive fragrance. In my opinion lovely for going out on summernights. I could imagine that for some it's only coconut, like MsMaryO, but I suppose it has something to do with skin types: my skin tends to bring out any citrus very clearly, and because there is added very little grapefruit, it's has the perfect balance for me! Though it reminds me of someone I knew from Argentine(I think of it like a brunette-fragrance,don't know why), maybe I'll buy it so it will grow familiar on me:) (thanks for the decant sky!).

May
21
2010
MsMaryO
MsMaryO

I must be in the small percentage that doesn't like CRYSTAL NOIR. To me, it's all coconut. I feel like I could buy a $5 bottle of suntan lotion and smell the same. But to be fair, I will give it another try in a while. I have found that there are certain times when perfumes behave differently on my skin so I try to keep an open mind.

May
19
2010
Jayhotaru
Jayhotaru

A beautifully creamy scent. Possesses a luminous quality that makes it hard to distinguish individual notes. Although its quite clear that coconut is there, and im pleased that its a fresh, realistic, salty type of coconut and not the usual sugary confection.

But despite the elegant first impression, my unfortunate chemistry tends to cheapen this perfume in time. The result smells a lot like Bath and Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom. Which is not that bad but also not preferred.

The bottle and name may be all smoke and mystery, but to me, the perfume itself is the milky velvety sensuality of a fleshy white gardenia petal.

May
08
2010
mymlan
mymlan

Crystal Noir is indeed a delicious scent. Almost a gourmand, the gardenia is mouthwatering and it has a thirst quenching quality like from a good black Yunnan tea. I'm on the fence about buying it eventhough I dislike most linear frags.

But since Blonde I have the greatest respect for the Versace house, so I will really consider it and will further examine my sample of this beauty.

May
08
2010
guest_ladyrose
guest_ladyrose

I absolutely love this scent. It works wonderfully with my body chemistry! I have received so many compliments since I started wearing it. I like that it doesn't fade as so many others do and a little goes a long way. I feel very sexy and sultry when I have this perfume on. It is No. 1 on my favorites list now.

May
07
2010
Tinkerbell78
Tinkerbell78

I have been back and forth with this fragrance. Finally I decided it is just way too sweet and becomes a kind of berry jam and stays that way as a drydown. Just sickly and more than should be expected of a designer fragrance with such a name!
What can draw you to it is initial hint of pepper and fresh berry, as if you're in a fruitree garden, however it quickly dries to just jam, sadly.
Very long siliage with EDT.
I you want dark and sexy try Tom Ford's Voile de Fleur. That 's dark and sexy and mysterious. You'll see the difference I am talking about.

May
05
2010
Blissful80
Blissful80

VCN is very dark and creamy! Smells great on me, I have no complaints! It will have people asking, "what cha wearing?" VCN smells sooooo good, the longer you have it on through out the day too. I want to comment on something someone said about VCN, about leaving your signature scent behind...yea!Its true, you will leave a trace of yourself behind if sweat and skin touch,;)this is really a sexy potion... I love it and so does my man!!!!:o><;)>

Apr
28
2010
nyoka
nyoka

i do love this one.it oozes sex.i have always pictured a snow white flower garden with a huge mass of gardenias in the cenmter.u sniff and sniff until ur mind can conceive creamy whiteness all around.it retains some of that gardenia thru the musky ambery drydown.very womanly and overall dark and smoldering beneath the swirling white creasminess.

Apr
25
2010
guest_beatrix -göthemburg
guest_beatrix -göthemburg

dark and powdery sexy absolutly fabulos its my second favorit first its angel but this one to its someting expensive and unique fragrance loooong lasting i love it

Apr
25
2010
guest_Aubrey Jacobs
guest_Aubrey Jacobs

This scent is so sexy! I get tons of compliments when i wear this. I acutally got this by mistake, I was trying to get the bright chyrstal but bought this instead not looking at the box and realizing it was chrystal noir. So i went home , opened it and was surpised what i smelled when i took the cap off! I automatically was taken to a room feild with candles and roses petals around the bed. haha, yes , that is were this scent takes me..HEAVEN!! I love this scent!

Apr
18
2010
LydiaLiu
LydiaLiu

Yes, this is really a creamy fragrance, and the lasting power is so amazing, I can't believe that I can still smell it from my hair after 8 hours. I enjoy the creamy feeling so much.

In my eye it's a very nice and pleasant and feminine EDP which has lots of oomph and does smell expensive.

ps: the bottle is cute, and I think it would be even better if the black crystal cap has a more transparent look..

Apr
15
2010
miZZpuRRfect
miZZpuRRfect

i used to wear this for my gothic period every weekends nights out. somehow i get little bit bored of it after 2 years using this unicely for nightwear, (the bottle was still 3/4 full as i had the 90ml one) so i gave it away and now i regret mutch because it s indeed a very deep dark and rich scent, very longlasting and delicious. the aldehydes and tuberose makes it strong but not overhelming because of the sweetness of the orangeblossom well balanced with the gardenia. then the coconut and amber makes it so delicious and extraordinary. using it sparingly you can smell it the whole night long. gorgeous! got tons of compliments always i wear this. have to buy another small bottle of this soon. very recommendable for nightwear!

Apr
10
2010
rmnelega
rmnelega

Oh, God! This is sexy, indeed! I can't get enough of this scent and I mean it! The day I received it as an Easter present I stuck the bottle to my nose and didn't let go of it! Perhaps I looked foolish while doing that but I just couldn't help it!

Apr
10
2010
BlissyPissy
BlissyPissy

Versace Crystal Noir smells like the UK. I don’t know exactly what I associate the smell of the UK with, but I know for sure that place has a particular smell. Not good, not bad. Just particular. I for one love it. As I previously said, it tells me that I’m not in Germany, France, Italy, I’m in the UK.

I got my first Versace Crystal Noir in Scotland, as a gift, and I couldn’t get the scent off my mind ever since.

It turns you into a vamp, even if just in thought. And it WILL NOT let you go. And you cannot resist it. It’s like ivy, it just wraps itself around you, gets you floating on its aroma (but in a good way) and never wanting to leave the cocoon it quickly built around you, without you even noticing. And the aroma changes quickly from powerful to loving, wrapping, warm, so… So warm. How could you leave it? You’re hooked.

Mar
31
2010
guest_mE Me
guest_mE Me

I just purchased a 1.0fl oz bottle last week and i LOVE IT. This is truly a lovely scent for a confident and sexy woman. The opening is POWERFUL, scent of gardenia and a woodsy burnt orange smell. Then here comes the dry down, which softly transform into a mix of amber and hint of creamy dark coconut, in other words.

Its a very unique and breathe taking smell. Its not overpowering to me, it actually has just enough "kick" to linger around in the air as you walk by! This is a MUST HAVE in any womans collection. Long lasting power also. I can still smell the dry down after only 2 squirks and 8 hours later!! I personally made this my signature scent and wear it all season long...daytime , nightime, summer fall. On me, this scent just works anytime and anywhere without being too overpowering!! I LOVE IT.. 2 thumbs up!

Mar
14
2010
nilhan
nilhan

that is first placed member of my triology:

crystal noir
ange ou demon
jasmin noir...

special women's special tastes...

Feb
25
2010
LenaBel
LenaBel

Unusual. That's one good thing about it. Coconutty aldehyde - something I have never tried before. Unfortunately, I must admit I find it slightly nauseating although it is strong only in the beginning. But maybe it is just me as I am not a fan of coconut anymore, although I used to be. The coconut note here is similar to the one in G by Harajuku Lovers (the note, not the scent itself). It is not as sweet as it may appear to be. I mostly get coconut, orange blossom and that aldehyde soapiness.
Not my cup of tea but if you like coconut you must try this. But keep in mind that coconut here is not 'sunny' and doesnt scream 'beach' - it is not a tropical perfume, it is darker and more sophisticated.

Feb
11
2010
RobLyn
RobLyn

I was looking for something differant acouple of years back and this was recomended to me. At first I wasn't sure, liked it but it was not like anything I had ever worn before. I took the plunge and purchased a small bottle; I have never regreted that purchase. I receive tons of compliments everytime I wear VCN, from both men and women. This dries down to elegant sexy scent that stays with you for a very long time.

I love variety and have many perfumes, but if I was forced to pick only one this would be the one. I feel it best worn in cooler months as it is a warm sensual scent, but it wears very nice anytime.

Feb
04
2010
behzad1280
behzad1280

It would be such an embarrassing experience to me testing this mistakenly as men cologne!
But that was Ok! Very nice and Manish!!!
I like this and always recommend to the guys! (Kidding ☺ )

high longevity is killing !

خیلی ضایع بود که این عطر رو بعنوان یک عطر مردونه تست کردم
اما زیاد هم بدک نبودها
این روزا همه زنها یکی یه دونه از این عطر خریدن
دوامش اونقدر زیاده که آدم رو میکشه

Feb
01
2010
kastehelmi
kastehelmi

(EDP)
This is a disturbing dark coconut-not fresh coconut cream or coconut juice, but the smell of artificial "tropical" accord, with a hint of gardenia....I wouldn't pay $5 for this! The bottle is garish too...

I also tried Bright Crystal, and I have no more curiousity about Versace fragrances. Maybe Crystal Noir will live up to its name and marketing on you, but don't expect too much.

Jan
29
2010
crimsonbutterflies
crimsonbutterflies

I love gardenia, I could sit and smell it all day long. I am so glad that Versace has not gone all complicated on this fragrance. It is pure elegance; I can see the Crystal Noir woman wearing it having a calmness to herself and a self-assertion that is very alluring and sexy. The ad for this pictures a woman surrounded by men but do not be fooled, this will have men flock to you but it is not a slutty fragrance (for lack of better word, sorry!)Crystal Noir not only has a beautiful bottle that will beautify your boudoir but also will take you away to a world where you feel you are capable of reaching through to your inner self. A dynamic yet silent force, like an underwater current, a princess in a gardenia bed gazing at the stars on a summer's night, kissed by the breeze. Magical.

Jan
19
2010
guest_troy
guest_troy

i say to all girls, this is beautiful sexy smell! o yes so good! hot naughty girls with good heart and clever mind and long brown hair match this so well. dark spice and gardenia flower mix up with warm coconut and light ambre and make me go waw! spray on your hair girls and drive men wild with your walk! 9/10!

Jan
18
2010
guest_Bechovic
guest_Bechovic

Very sophisticated, strong yet transparent. Kind of spicy. I think the amber and gardenia notes are prominent, with a hint of coconut.
It has a lot of character!!

Jan
18
2010
guest_lyana
guest_lyana

Extravagant, sexual and expensive evening scent .To my nose something in this perfume resembles the smell of a fur coat(creamy and bitter).

Dec
20
2009
guest_
guest_

It is heady and sultry. If you crush a handful of fresh blackcurrant leaves, that is what you first smell, and then you can actually smell juicy ripe blackcurrants with a hint of nettle.
I also detected a hint of musk.
I absolutely adore it.
On a scale of 1 to 10 i'd give it a definite 10. Just gorgeous.

Dec
15
2009
altezze
altezze

Smells of coconut, vinegar and pillow fight. Somehow I find this sexy.

Nov
30
2009
Channah
Channah

It is a scent perfect for wearing at night!
I love wearing this perfume,because every time I do I receive so many compliments about how lovely I smell,and somehow I fell very very sexy when I wear it :)

Nov
28
2009
sabsoob
sabsoob

I don't like it but every time I wear it I hear compliments from men, so I am keeping it for this purpose!

EDIT: very typical perfume

Nov
16
2009
c3c
c3c

Well I waited and waited to buy this, finally I couldn't take it anymore and took the chance. I adored it from the moment I opened the bottle. There is no overpowering coconut smell for me. I could sense coconut briefly then it turned into a blend of aromas. Strangely the blend of gardenia and coconut makes me think of a light chocolate. It is slightly powdery and mysterious. Perfect for a chilly fall day or evening. Soft, comforting, and alluring. If your a fan of Angel or Innocent you may enjoy this.

Addition ~ I want to add that Crystal Noir does not smell like Angel or Innocent so I won't discourage those who don't like either from trying it. There is just something about it that leans in that direction as far as the feeling of comfort it creates while you're wearing it.

Nov
14
2009
ignis
ignis

i REALLY wanted to be friends with Crystal Noir - it smelled wonderful from the bottle and on paper. Unfortunately, it turned out to smell rather cheap on my skin. I guess the Coconut was the one that spoiled the show for me. It accentuated the powdery nuance in a very negative way, so i wasn't impressed.

In general, i've found that Coconut has a tendency to either make or break a scent for me. It can completely mutilate the whole experience and i'm afraid that's exactly what happened here. Shame, because others have voiced similar problems, and this product could have had a lot of potential.

Nov
11
2009
femmeasis
femmeasis

I like the smell. If I was a man I'd like to know the woman who smells so. Anyway, I just tested the small bottle and I'm not going to buy. This is just not me :-)

Nov
07
2009
michele23
michele23

I bought this perfume about a month ago.I thought I was going to love it.The first few minutes I think it is beautiful and then comes the coconut and I just cant get past it.What a shame for me.It is a beautiful fragrance but I cant take the coconut in it.Beautiful bottle too.I never thought I wouldnt like coconut.

Oct
31
2009
tommy_girl
tommy_girl

from the first time I smelled Crystal Noir(about one year ago)I always wanted to have it.but I was a little fearful.it seems that not everybody likes this perfume.some had claimed that it would be too heavy.on the other hand,it belongs to Floral oriental category,which is the category I don't usually like.
but after such a long time,I got it and I'm not afraid at all!I love the notes,both what I see here and what I smell from my bottle.it's great,definitely not a usual floral oriental.it's very modern and sophisticated,but to me it's not heavy at all.I mean it's not just a perfume for evenings.I wear it for the work as well and it's never overpowering.I'm so happy that I have my first oriental floral perfume and I have to confess it's much different from all of my other fragrances.
about the notes...though it uses modern technology,for me the smelling changes a bit after some time.at the first sniff,it's fresh,but in a dark way;not too much fruits,but only grapefruit.maybe that's why I like it very much!I love grapefruit.
after that i becomes to amber.I smell very strong amber here.actually if you omit blood orange from Amor Amor,it would smell a bit like CN.after this stage it becomes to coconut,though coconut is always there,it's about one hours after applying that I feel coconut stronger than ever.
I like the way it smells sweet.it's not overwhelming,but it just makes me feel cozy.I think it's a great fragrance for the fall.it's warm,sophisticated and rare.but to me it doesn't smell powdery.
some of the members have told that it's similar to Euphoria,CK.I have both of them and I should say that there's absolutely nothing in common between these too.I don't know if there's any difference between EDT and EDP.I have EDT and it's my favorite autumn perfume at the time.

Oct
31
2009
zvoncica
zvoncica

Crystal Noir was a great surprise for me. Dark,deep,elegant.

Noir is a true representative of oriental floral group with unusual coconut note which gives him endless creamy background. It`s strength is mild what makes him easy to wear in winter and for everyday occasions. The lasting power is superb long, dont remember when was the last time the perfume stayed so long on my skin.

I almost bought it on the first sniff! It is good I waited for a while, because the base notes in Crystal Noir are somehow annoying and to much creamy, almost synthetic. Hope its just me. I would recommend it to others!

Oct
26
2009
Halvah
Halvah

This is really very elegant and dark but belongs to the very few perfumes I wanted to wash down almost immediately I sprayed on my wrist. It's nothing but the strong and messy coconut note that doesn't go well with my skin's chemistry. However, I wantes to like Crystal Noir a lot.

Oct
21
2009
Gosha
Gosha

I tested this one and the initial sour/bitter, yet dark blast got me. I instantly fell in love with this, thinking "I must have this fragrance". However, it is very strong and that single spritz on my wrist is very powerful and lasting - almost four hours later it is still very, very distinctive - almost unchanged. I can imagine that it can get overpowering and get on some peoples' nerves. As time goes, it does lose tiny bit of its initial sharpness and is a bit cleaner, more powdery, which for me is a good thing. If I buy it, I will probably use it very sparingly and on special occasions only. Wearing it a whole day might be a bit unnerving. :-)

Oct
17
2009
chanteuse
chanteuse

Everybody seems to love this one and I am not about to write a negative review. I actually enjoy its powerful scent and completely understand its dark and sexy aspect. I tested CN twice though and both times had the same reaction - my throat closed up and caused me discomfort. Really a pity as I could have loved this one...

Oct
16
2009
lynnroo
lynnroo

This is the only fragrance that smells a little like Dolce & Gabbana By (IMO), which was a fierce fragrance and got discontinued unfortunalety. The coconut note is executed very professionally. You smell coconut but it is more sexy than sweet which I adore. At first spray it is even a little bitter on my skin but after a while it gets so powdery that you feel sexy, calm and relaxed. And believe me sexy and calm don't always go together in perfumes but in this one it does. I can imagine a woman or a sophisticated young girl wearing this on a tropical summer night and on a dinner at a nice restaurant in winter. Oh and the staying power is incredible even in the EDT version. I look for the mystery effect in a perfume and I can find it in Crystal Noir. I'll be purchasing this one for sure.

Oct
04
2009
dina
dina

Very seductive, dark and sexy fragrance without being overwhelming or cloying.
Recommended for mature ladies, fall/winter use.

Sep
30
2009
*sophi*
*sophi*

I got the 5ml of the perfume and i am amazed!!Sofisticated,glamorous very deep scent.Velvet aroma of tuberose and gardenia and a little sense of cherries and coconut.I like it a lot and surely buy a bigger size bottle.

Sep
28
2009
alef
alef

It is my choice for autumn and winter anytime I need to wear something that makes me feel OK! I can wear it anytime for any occasion without hesitation. Never gets heavy... does not require much attention but leaves good impression... Has a trace of sexyness :)) but does not point it out directly. I trust it!

Sep
11
2009
perfumesheep
perfumesheep

Cherries?YES Coconut?YES Aldehydes? NO...I don´t smell any of those. It is a very warm,feminin scent but not as powerful,heavy and dark as I expected it to be.For me it is rather gently and soft. But that´t fine as I bought it blind and was afraid it might be just "too much".I will wear it in harvest and winter,wrapping myself into these cosy and lovely scent.

Aug
26
2009
Surreal
Surreal

I want this! It is dark and mysterious but not as edgy and overwhelming like dior addict, prada etc. Warm and sexy without the screaming look at me part. Absolutely love the gardenia/coconut combo. I guess it suits brunettes better than blondes. Straight to my want list!

Aug
26
2009
sky76sky
sky76sky

Straight into my top 10 & one of the fragrances in my collection that I wear often. It can suit daytime or evening, warm, cool or cold weather & strikes the balance between sophisticated & sexy. This is a grown-up scent: the sweetness is tame, the heat is turned up high & yet no 'suntan lotion' in sight!

I adore the opening - it has a similar creamy ginger to Omnia, but CN is much more fiesty & has white spice by the bucket! The cold, white heat of pepper, the warmth of cardamom, the creamy shredded coconut - it makes a striking entrance.

As its settles, way in the background, behind lashings of cream, sit quiet gardenias, perhaps a touch of orange blossom. To my nose these don't stand out, they just add a lightness to this deep, white-spice & coconut scent.

I find little amber, but the light, velvety, creamy sandalwood & musk add class & smoothness - the blending is exquisite! It is a mid-weight fragrance but it feels as if there is an expanse of fresh air in every spritz - a touch of ozone clinging to line-dried clothes from a thick, warm summer breeze. You walk in your own spicy cloud!

I have had great compliments on this scent & feel so comfortable when I wear it - I enjoy catching wafts throughout the day. Distinct, well-crafted, smooth as silk, strength combined with refinement.....a midnight jaguar who pads on soft & silky paws.

Aug
05
2009
perfumista
perfumista

ah ah ah!!!
such a loveble perfume. Dark, sexy and suitable for winter or summer evenings. Not a fragrance you would wear during the day or at the office...

Not so sure that everyone will like it, you have to have crossed the fruity-flowery phase and grown a more sophisticated perfumista phase :)

Jul
30
2009
guest_hagertygal
guest_hagertygal

Although there are not many "notes" listed in this fragrance, I think the ones that are there are enough. They seem to blend nicely. I sprayed this at the mall, and wasn't quite sure I liked it. But...hours later, I could still smell it on myself, and kept putting my wrist to my nose, inhaling deeply. I was hooked.

I searched the internet for the best price on the 3 ounce bottle, and I ordered FIVE! I could not wait to get my order in the mail. I did, and I sprayed it full blast on my wrist, neck and chest, and went off to work. My co-workers kept smelling me! I refused to tell them what it was, even though they asked me several times.

Well, after wearing this for a week now, even when I go to bed, I have just ordered another five bottles. So....I am using one now, and have NINE of them put away in my closet. I think it is safe to say I have a five to ten year supply, which is fine by me. (I don't really worry about my perfumes "going bad," since I always order sprays and not decant bottles. Also....how many years do you think it sits on that shelf before you buy it anyway?)

Jul
26
2009
isalim
isalim

I find the coconut note in the opening to be very prominent, and it lingers on the skin for a long while. Unfortunately for me this reminds me of a coconut hair oil that is popular in India, called Parachutes. I want to enjoy this perfume, but the hair oil association makes it difficult!

Jul
13
2009
sevanya
sevanya

Very uncommon, unusual smell. Absolutely love it. I feel like a witch when I wear it and I can do everything I want :-)

Jul
07
2009
lubell18
lubell18

OH Crystal Noir, how I ADORE THEE. I was searching for more oriental florals to get free shipping on my parfum1.com order (hahaha) and decided to buy this (unsniffed) in a matter of minutes. It seemed right up my alley with coconut and amber notes, and boy did I hit the jackpot. I love this, it is outrageously sexy without being over-the-top. I have only had this for a few weeks and have gotten a number of compliments on it. I wore it to the beach and I felt that it suited the sand/sunscreen atmosphere perfectly. I'm not sure if they sell this in stores anymore, but I will continue to buy from parfum1. On a side note - the bottle is hideous, but I can certainly deal with it for the beauty of the treasure inside :)

Jul
06
2009
PávelHenry
PávelHenry

I'm a Crystal Noir addicted!
So creamy, round and sexy... my signature frag together Moschino Couture! and Spark EDC.
Thanks Maison Versace and Antoine Lie for this magnifc and lovely creation!
>.

Jun
29
2009
Dirty.secretss
Dirty.secretss

a lioness “ playful”.. sensual, sexy ……. Naughty and DARING
this is my favorite scent its elegant and ultra-feminine, sophisticated , Promiscuous ..with a devil’s tail

to add the sizzle wear seductive heels.

Jun
29
2009
jonr951
jonr951

TurkishRose. I do think Crystal Noir is quite sexy! My suggestions for all things sexy would be Lancome Magnifique, Estee Lauder Sensuous, Calvin Klein Secret Obsession, John Varvatos, Dior Midnight Poison, Armani Code, Gucci by Gucci, Michael by Michael Kors, Narciso Rodriguez, the list goes on and on. I hope my list helps!

Jun
26
2009
Adriana_87
Adriana_87

This is the only versace frag i LOVE,you cant feel anything but sexy when you wear this.Dark,sexy and luxurious.I used this during last winter with a black(fake)fur,i felt like a million dollars it matched the jacket perfectly..so this is a ultimate winter favourite for me.All women should own a bottle of it!

Jun
19
2009
Trvevil
Trvevil

Totally love or hate for me!
So..
Long time ago, precisely in fall of year 2004 I think, when this fragrance was promoted I happened to 'steal' it from my mum (Not her type anyway). I applied it on my skin... oh it was divine- dark, creamy, mysterious... I thought the ad, the bottle was totally suitable for it.
Some years later I happened to own decant of this (in EDT) and let's say- I hated it- it was linear, aldehydes were awful biting. Where was the wonderful perfume I loved years ago?
Today I decided to revisit this one- I grabbed it, opened the huge cap and sprayed just one time to my wrist.
Again are those aldehydes so nasty? Ews! It hits my nose with it's strength. The obvious + for this perfume is it's strength. So the top notes were argh with coconut. I was even thinking about how I will now get home and would furiously wash my wrist.
Though later it calmed down and turned to this lovely perfume I knew- cherry, coconut and flowers- all pretty balanced, not biting my nose. Hm.. if it would be all the time like that...

Jun
15
2009
renneyg007
renneyg007

I really can't make up my mind up about this. Normally, i find it easy to decide whats turning me off or on with a scent. The problem (i think) is that i'm just getting coconut, cherry, tiny hint of gardenia and musk. Not much amber, which i tend to like when done well. Having tested it several hours ago, it hasn't changed much, more creamy perhaps even a little soapy. Not sexy, dark or mysterious....shame:(

May
29
2009
chocolat
chocolat

Chrystal Noir is one fragrance that I very carefully avoided for a while. It is very popular here in my country and i tested it a few times in a shop, but every time seemed to me that it is very powerful and dominating. I got to know it better from a friend, a young lady part of a fragrance community. The first time i tested it was during last winter and the result was fantastic- elegant and sexy, warm and cozy, a little too much for my tase probably but still very appealing. I could recognise the coconut and the creamy florals. And I must say that it creates a level of sexyness and glamour.
The second time I tried it was during late spring and i simply had to wash it off after 15 min. It was much powerful and dominating.
My conclusion from this experience is that it is a lovely scent for me for the cold months and for night full of magic and adventures. But I must be very careful if i'll use it when it is warm! It is in my wishlist and is waiting for the right moment to become my partner for the days to come.
In addition i must say that the EDP and EDT are different not only as concentrations but also as fragrances. EDT has a stronger coconut and cherry note while EDP is deeper and more creamy, more ambery.

May
25
2009
luz
luz

Oh, this perfume is so special ! I was in love with this fragrance for years, but I've always thought it would be too much for me, even the edt version. But the fragrance is so intriguing that I had to have it. And I am sorry I couldn't wear it before: it is amazing, as I predicted... and the good news: it wasn't overwhelming or over sweet ! It is a very intense, long lasting, creamy coconut and gardenia, very dark and elegant. It also makes me remind the smell of sweet woods. Many compliments and no head ache !!! The perfume really matches to its beautiful bottle !

Apr
23
2009
dobi
dobi

As a silver stars and sparkling black diamonds, CN fascinates with own unique style. It is like a fresh nignt air,full with moon sparkling lights. Gorgeous long staying power.
I love it!

Apr
23
2009
jatzzie
jatzzie

Alltho Crystal Noir is an EdT, it is as longlasting and as powerful as a EdP. To me it is a very strong, heavy fragrance.You have to be really careful not to put too much of it at once, because the heaviness is very overpowering and will cause nausea and headache to the people around you. However when used with "caution", Crystal Noir is very sexy, dark and has this mysterious aura to it, fantastic for evening wear. I don't smell coconut at all, even tho I have been trying very hard to detect those notes. Also I am totally in love with the bottle, it is very pretty.=)

Apr
05
2009
essija
essija

Absolutely gorgeous scent. I like it alot, I can pick up the amber and to me it smells rich and full blown. I love the attitude this scent gives off. Reminds me of nothing I have smelled before, I must get a bottle soon

Apr
01
2009
Annie_D
Annie_D

Very interesting scent, the gardenia comes out at first and then the dry down turns into a mix of the coconut and amber, it almost smells like honey on me and you can barely detect the gardenia. I like it for night wear in the winter or fall, I couldn't imagine wearing this in the summer.

Mar
22
2009
kayka
kayka

i like it very much! i have it.. i had it before. this is my 4. bottle!!! :)
it has a smell like a dream!! :) every time i wear it i think i am in clouds :) i am jealous when i smell it on other women ;)

but, the most important is - the men adore it!!! i like their reaction!! :))

Feb
27
2009
Tanya80
Tanya80

The first time I smelled it I didn´t believe it - for it smelled like laurel and pepper, until then I hadn´t smelled something like that before. Versace has actually changed my idea of how a perfume should be. Wow. But it´s not an everyday perfume and surely not for masses. Anyway it´s utterly extraordinary!

Feb
20
2009
missk
missk

I usually love Versace perfumes, and I was sure that I would love this one too because of the tuberose and coconut notes. Unfortunately this was not so.

All I got from this fragrance was a strong burst of powdery aldehydes, and let's just say I'm not a fan of aldehydes.

On the other hand, Crystal Noir has great lasting power. After wearing it for a couple of hours the aldehydes softened and I could smell the coconut and tuberose. I did quite enjoy the drydown, but I found it a little similar to Curious by Britney Spears, which I already have. I'm not one for buying perfumes that smell like something I already own.

Feb
16
2009
BlackAmberMoon
BlackAmberMoon

I wanted to love this one--the bottle is fantastic--but white florals and I don't get along, and it smells harsh and generic on me. I was hoping for something dark, mysterious, and sexy...oh well.

Feb
07
2009
elanoriah
elanoriah

I had it couple of years ago, and my husband loved it. I liked it but it wasn't something I would wear every day. It is quite strong compared to others of versace.

Feb
06
2009
Eros
Eros

It is indeed like coconut-milky-sweet coctail with a bit fruit. No pepper, no salt. "Fruit" componenta is not pushy, you can not identify the type of "fruit". Additionally, personally I hear some hidden notes from my beloved Elizabeth Arden "Beauty"(the same creator Antoine Lie). Drydown is a bit floral. The total spectra is very "expensive", but slightly disbalanced, not "solid", so cocktail has too much contrast to be "official". I would recommend it for blondies. It is not only for "evening" or "night", you can wear it all day.

Feb
06
2009
snobuni77
snobuni77

I have to say that I had higher hopes for this.It does Kind Of resemble Euphoria but it has a stronger musky sandalwood scent in the background that I despise.
I ordered this (mini) unsniffed & it wasn't the best unsniffed purchase although I would wear this I wouldn't wear it often.
I do not get any coconut or cherry(which is what I really wanted to smell)I was expecting a sweeter fragrance with a bit of Yum in it but this is far from yummy.

It almost smells to me like old spice & Euphoria mixed together.

It is a real shame because this seems to be loved by so many & the notes are great.It just must not work with my chemistry =(
If you are into very masculine scents with a hint of fruit & amber in the background then you might like this.


Jan
29
2009
Cherub573
Cherub573

Well, I love the idea of this fragrance. I love coconut and white florals, and the intial spray is delicious to me. The problem is what happens after. The coconut and gardenia mostly disappear within 15 minutes, leaving me with just amber and sandalwood. Those two notes are nice if blended softly, but on me they are STRONG and I get a headache at this point (amber-y perfumes have been known to give me headaches before). I really wanted it to work on me, and I adore the way it smells at first.

Jan
25
2009
Dragonfly
Dragonfly

Crystal noir for me is a very warm,feminine and undeniably sexy fragrance..Many reviews compare it with Calvin Klein's Euphoria.I believe that crystal noir it is much warmer and better composed than euphoria.It definately lacks the artificial side that i dislike so much in Euphoria and blends very smooth with the skin instead of just linger above it the way Euphoria does..As for the juice,in the opening the smell of coconut is very prominent on me(not in a bad way)and as it dries down amber and musk begin to round up the composition..IT really has a "cremy" "thick"feeling to it.The most weird thing about me and this fragrance is that if i smell in the evening i find it very elegant and sexy but...if i smell it in the morning, for example at an office,it is like a diffenent fragrance..very tacky and cheap smelling..So what can i say..Thank god that everyday the sun sets..and when i does..it's crystal noir time..lol

Jan
10
2009
leonora84
leonora84

I had this since 3 years in my collection. For the first time I tought that this may be too decadent because the peppery-tuberosey darkness. But it smoothens out to a slightly sweet, very girly, but melancholic and beautiful scent. I can't wear it so often, because it is one of my friends HG. I like the way she wears it, and I am on my own search for my own HG which could be worn by me so enticingly.
UPDATE: I found out, that on my skin turns the drydown of Crystal Noir and BS Fantasy very (very-very) similar, wich is a good thing, because I love the sweet, woodsy, warm base notes of CN. So for me, CN is rather a sweet-sugary scent, but I have a substitute for it, too. :)

Jan
10
2009
honeypoppyseed
honeypoppyseed

This is a very sultry, tropical fragrance. It's like stepping into the night, or a hot sweaty cabana club. The scent is full of liquor, music, dance, and heat.
Upon application one feels invigorated. Sultry. Like kitten lapping up milk and brandy. Deeply feminine. This scent is perfect for a night out, a night in, or even just grooming. I swear, just brushing your hair with this fragrance feels amazing.

This fragrance does have its limitations, but mainly it is about attitude. This is a strong fragrance-it's not sweet, it's unusual-and so is the woman who wears this fragrance.
If you want to be really provocative, think Veronica Lake: wear it in the summer, with a think head of hair and an amazing tan. Or if you are due for a formal dinner party with family, loved ones, colleagues or clients, this fragrance is fantastic with slinky dresses, lots of platinum and ice.

The bottle pretty much says it all. This fragrance demands respect. It's memorable and smells very expensive.

Dec
26
2008
azuriiita
azuriiita

Its pleasant :) On my skin its soft... nothing strong :) The dry down have an interesting personality. Im feeling comfortable with this perfume... and for my nose, its not very sweet... its more like a coconut cream for a subtle dessert or like "suspiro de coco" para el "bienmesabe" :) -a typical venezuelan dessert-
For me, the dry down is the best of this fragrance.

Dec
21
2008
woogyjones50
woogyjones50

I like this perfume. It opens with a coconut scent but it is not the kind of coconut you smell in a lot of other fragrances. It is not a sweet, but rather a warm and deep representation of coconut that stops it from being too sugary or sweet. As it dries down, you can smell a lovely amber mixed in with the gardenia and tuberose. Rarely can I wear tuberose scents, but it is so subtly mixed in this perfume that it just adds a tiny bit of sweetness to it. Crystal Noir stays for a long time on the skin which is always a bonus. I would suggest giving this one a try if you like the scent of coconut but also enjoy a perfume that is sexy.

Nov
30
2008
BethAshley
BethAshley

There's something about this fragrance that just doesn't work for me -- It's quite possible that we just have bad chemistry :( After reading all of the wonderful reviews and being completely sold by the beautiful bottle and dark sensual image this perfume portrays I badly wanted to love it.

On me it was heavy and stuffy rather than warm and sexy. Overall I felt that it smelt off,there was a note in it that didn't fade which prevented it from mellowing into a desirable scent. I'm fairly sure it was the Gardenia.

Nov
22
2008
pimentosugars
pimentosugars

This is just a glorious perfume for me; The bottle is fantastic, so top heavy it's like an ornament itself, evocative of the kind of glamour that doesn't need to fit into handbags or bother with being practical. But the scent is the best...
My partner calls it 'intimate.' It is quite monotone but what a tone! Really suits my skin, makes me feel sophisticated and alluring without trying too hard. From a kind of sharp lavish beginning, it fades very slowly (good hold too!) to a clean attractive dry down. Not for hot days, could be overpowering in a shared office, but for any social/evening event absolutely glorious.

Nov
18
2008
isalim
isalim

I didn't think a coconut could taken and be made to smell so full-bodied, heady and dark, but that is exactly what Crystal Noir does. I do wish I could wear this perfume because the dry down is just gorgeous, however, a lingering opening note which I find rather unpleasant has stopped me - perhaps it is the combination of the aldehydes and amber alongside the coconut, I don't know, but in its opening Crystal Noir smells to me like coconut oil (which others have compared to sun tan lotions), which in my country we use often for cooking, and more so as hair oil. My loss!

Nov
13
2008
rebella
rebella

I can understand why not everybody like this, it´s a bit odd. I also got the sun-or bodylotionnotes, but I kind of like them. Together with the coconut it makes the fragrance very creamy and fullbodoed in a way. But the best part is when spraying just a little on my clothes, the lotion notes dissapears but the others remains so I spray some on my skin and some on my collar/sleaves and all togheter it become oriental, powerful and very longlasting. The flowers in it are very strong, sensual and dark.

Like it, don´t love it. Worth a try tough.

Nov
13
2008
LadyJedi
LadyJedi

Warm, mysterious and gourmand! A lovely sexy drydown and exceptional lasting power. The bottle is somewhat bulky for me, personally...

Nov
10
2008
Sopranodiva
Sopranodiva

I LOVE THIS!! I enjoy the deep softness when it drys down for a while. There are very few oriental florals that smell nice on me, but this one does. I personally don't smell the coconut or the tart notes that others have noticed. On me it just smells rich, deep and soft. It is extremely sexy. My husband loves it too. This will be one I will wear often.

Oct
17
2008
kori_an
kori_an

It is definitely for cold weather and evening wearing...strong, but not heavy,warm and sexy,very long lasting..don`t like the bottle ;-))

Oct
15
2008
kiselina
kiselina

Delicious and sexy, perfume for making love. I like the strong coconut note.

Oct
09
2008
Halvah
Halvah

It's a very superb scent, yes, but I can't stand it on myself. I haven't met a coconut-dominated fragrance that I would have liked so far:(

Oct
04
2008
mlinde
mlinde

I had a sample of this from Boggi yesterday (thankyou!) and I love it!
Warm and sensual with a lovely drydown of musk. Quite longlasting (on me) and soft. Definitely something for the coming season, i wonder if I will have to get this one?

Oct
04
2008
Boggi
Boggi

I testing it now, and I pretty sure I dont like it. Yes, its interesting, but it smells to synthetic on me. Like Piz Buin sun lotion, but less pleasant. It's a shame, because I love the bottle.

Sep
26
2008
lollynut
lollynut

OMG
This frag is so elegant and superb for me.
I smell coconut in it.
Make me feel like i lay on the garden in midnight.
The bottle as beautiful as bright crystal.

This is MUST TRY!!!

Sep
10
2008
takemyhusbandplz
takemyhusbandplz

Very pretty and unique bottle. Personally, I really like Crystal Noir. On me the amber and what smells exactly like syrupy grapefruit with a very small bit of gardenia & orange come out really nicely. For some reason Crystal Noir smells a bit like Calvin Klein's Euphoria EDP to me. Crystal Noir is very long lasting. It's one of those fragrances that smell really nice on your clothes for days too. A 4 of 5 to me.

Jan
16
2008
jeca
jeca

It is very interesting fragrance for evening wearing, long lasting, dark and powdery. But it contains some tart notes that I can't stand :-(

Oct
11
2007

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