This is a very unique perfume. I thin you either like it or not. I dont wear it too often as it is expansive and i would rather reserve it for special occassions and more for the evening.
dont be put off by first spray but defo try it before you buy and walk around with it to see if it mixes well with one's body chemistry.
I really can't stomach sweet perfume. Jo M's fragrances are fresh, a little spicy and incensey (?). It's not for everyone but I get compliments on it everyday.
Pomegranate Noir was the main reason I consigned my box of Jo Malone minis to the closet in the first place. I hate this stuff. I really hate it. It gives me no "noir", only a blast of cheap generic fruit that wouldn't be out of place in dollar store potpourri. It gives me a headache, and makes me feel slightly ill.
I really like Jo Malone's simple packaging, and heard a lot about their fragrances so decided to give it a try. I was informed that this was the most popular and so tried this, but on my friend's advice went for Tom Ford Black Orchid instead (which I hate!) So soon after I bought a bottle of this from ebay as I wasn't really sure about it. However I actually really like it, though none of my friends seem to agree with me?! It's a strange smell I can't really put my finger on it but to me it smells really homely and I feel quite comforted. I loved it at first and was always smelling my wrists, but no one seemed to share my enthusiasm so I went off it a bit (so easily influenced!) For me it's a definite day perfume and as I said I feel comforted when I wear it. I like it but I won't be repurchasing.
Pomegranate Noir has been my go-to scent for a couple of years now, no matter the season or occasion. I've had countless questions about what fragrance I wear, mostly from men who want to buy it for their wives. When first spritzing it on my skin, the fresh, fruity notes of pomegranate and raspberry dominate the fragrance. However, once it dries down, the fruity accord of the perfume melts beautifully into the deeper basenotes of clove and patchouli, creating a sultry blend that's warm and spicy but fresh at the same time. The pomegranate note definitely plays a backseat role as the perfume develops; it gives the fragrance a youthful edge and more complex smell, but my nose has never been able to pick it up after the initial spray. I think the mild fruitiness of Pomegranate Noir is what makes it light enough for wear during warmer weather. The fragrance wears very well and has moderate sillage--a couple of spritzes in the morning lasts until the end of the day. It smells amazing on my husband too, very deep and woodsy. Of course, your body chemistry plays the largest role in whether or not a fragrance works on you, but I would highly recommend getting a sample of Pomegranate Noir because it's a truly unique and versatile fragrance.
Overpowering, heady aroma. Marketed as perfect partner for JM Lime, Basil and Mandarin: it's not!
To me, this is late fall, holidays, warmth, & love. It is an ambience scent & would be most enjoyed in a candle. This smells of cloves, mulled wine, & evergreens. A few of these candles burning in a room near a cozy fireplace with wonderful friends around, & this becomes winter personified. continued >>
To be fair, I didn't buy this fragrance, my mother received it as a gift, it wasn't her cup of tea and I got it. My first impression was SPICY. I am not normally drawn to anything that smells woodsy or "clovey" so I wasn't expecting much from this fragrance, but then a mysterious and magical thing happened. I realized, after a few initial moments of frowning and wondering if I liked it or not, that I really, really did.
Firstly, I don't get pomegranate from this at all really - it's more spicy and wintery on me for sure, but then one day I'd just spritzed a little on at work and a co worker immediately came over and said "I smell pomegranate, is that you?" so you know...I guess maybe there is some in there after all. :) I just know it's a unique and pleasant scent on me, definitely reminiscent of cold winter evenings and fireplaces and that I look forward to smelling it each morning. It's very different to my normal fragrance choices but I like that it's different.
It also seems to have amazing staying power, at least on me, because I can often still smell this the next morning, but I guess that's all down to your skin type and a million other personal factors.
Pomegranate Noir is one of the few Jo Malone scents that i have become enraptured with. It is obviously a nice pomegranate scent that appears to have decent longevity which is surprising for a Jo Malone scent. It is a little masculine maybe but pomegranates have a sharp bitter smell so that is to be expected. It is spicy and sweet at the same time but it is not so sickly sweet. Pomegranate Noir is actually quite soothing and relaxing the longer it sits on your skin.
Pomegranate Noir opens with a bright, tart pomegranate and spice and comes across as relatively masculine for the first 15 minutes or so. As the scent develops, the fruit becomes brighter and sweeter but somewhat astringent (lily? that's what my skin does to it, so maybe that's what it is) while the spices recede to the back and become somewhat incense-y. THis is a nice fragrance for the holiday season but it can be somewhat overwhelming if your skin amps spices. I have a 9 ml bottle of this and think it's enough for me. Definitely unisex.