God I love this smell!
Its a gorgeous, smokey smell. I normally wear more discrete fragrances (Chanel Allure) & Clarins Eau Dynamisante - but this is a bold and confident perfume.
It has tones of a male aftershave, think its Givency gentleman, they both have patchouli.
V sexy perfume which lasts for hours
I generally only like fresh, green, citrusy scents, but Pomegranate Noir is my go-to Fall and Winter fragrance. It's the perfect combo of fruit and spice, fresh yet warm for the cold weather. It still feels very much like a green fragrance to me, but a sophisticated, grown-up version. It makes me think of the holidays, family feasts and warm apple cider. Very unique and enchanting fragrance.
Initially this is a true pomegranate scent, rich with berries and tart red fruits, with the vaguest hint of watermelon (but in a darker way, there's nothing light, refreshing and summery about this watermelon). The smell of ripe fruits comes through without there being anything soft and delicate about it.
This fragrance is bold and strong and, although I can appreciate the depths of this, I wouldn't wear it myself. Would not buy a full size but I will use up my sample size.
From Fragrantica: 'Top notes are raspberry, pomegranate, plum, rhuburb and watermelon; middle notes are lily-of-the-valley, jasmine, rose, pink pepper, clove, olibanum, opoponax and guaiac wood; base notes are virginia cedar, patchouli, musk and amber.'
In high school, I really enjoyed fruity scents, but gravitated toward gourmand/spicy orientals in my 20s. Pomegranate Noir does a lovely job of synthesizing my two fragrance loves. The initial spray of this perfume is very lush and definitely opens with the fruit notes. Then the plum and pink pepper notes defer to the patchouli and frankincense, making for a cozy, sensual drydown. I almost get a vetiver note once the fragrance has settled into my skin. I adore this as an evening fragrance; it is very sultry and has enough earthiness to balance out the pomegranate and raspberry.
That said, after working for a fragrance house, I am very aware of synthetics in my perfumes. Unfortunately, this causes Pomegranate Noir to have a very generic BBW quality for me. Synthetics aren't necessarily indicative of poor quality in perfume. In fact, some notes can only be produced synthetically. It's just that after one's nose has been trained to enjoy natural fragrance essences, it is hard to go back. Also, I do not find that this fragrance lasts on my skin. I would consider wearing an etailer dupe of this scent.
This is my go-to scent for nighttime. It is the perfect blend of fruity and spicy and I find that the spice really lasts on my skin all night.
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.