Yves Rocher • VANILLE NOIRE • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||45%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Black
A deep, sultry vanilla -- baking vanilla, but richer and more exquisite, like the kind you'd use for a dense gateau. It reminds me of Thierry Mugler's Alien, but with less spice. Definitely a cold-weather scent, for use around Christmastime. It smells warm on the wrist and good enough to eat! A cheaper alternative for those who love Alien :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Dark Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
No matter what I do, regardless my mood and how big or small my budget is at the moment, I always fall for vanilla when I am trying on something new. This fragrance is a GEM! Without going through all the notes and heavy vocabulary, this fragrance will make you feel like you are standing in a 5* French restaurant's kitchen, with a celebrity chef cooking a yummy desert.
The vanilla is not like the Dior's Hypnotic Poison, not that heavy. This vanilla fragrance, if you have other vanilla based perfume, can give you a deja-vu impression and yet will smell like nothing else that you own. It's warm, sweet, very sexy yet also very candid, almost like a childhood's scent memory. It will make you NEED to smell yourself all the time. It's addictive!
With vanilla it's pretty easy to fall into the overbearing, heavy, suffocating formula and feel like you just splashed some cheap air freshener on. Vanille Noire is classy, young, and the sillage is uh, amazing!
The packaging is a minus for me: the brown tint of the bottle gets flaky with time and will get everywhere in my purse and stick to my skin. Such a shame because I loved the simple shape of the bottle and the simple white box.
I will buy it over and over again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Medium Eyes: Brown
It smell really nice on me, warm, alittle spice and classic. I have tried so many perfumes, mostly high end and it didn't go good with my body chemistry. I so want to love any high end perfume but I can't stand it I end up stop using them or give it away. But surprisingly I love this bottle and I smell like warm vanilla at the base note, it's even more lovely when I spray on my clothes. If it doesn't last long, carry the small bottle with you and touch up whenever you like. I just got it on discount 30ml for 19.90 euro!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Wearable but meh. A slightly more grown up version of BBW Warm Vanilla Sugar. I have a sample bottle, will not repurchase. Staying power is ok...it's just too uninteresting. I remember bashing Lush Vanillary but come to think of it, it's much better although it does turn into sour pee scent on me at times.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I always get into frags with vanilla notes come the colder months and since I just rediscovered a yet unsniffed mini of this, I broke it out. At first, I got just strong vanilla, and the dry down has some kind of woodsy note to it, a bit like sandalwood. But there's also something a synthetic about it that rewinds me BBW Warm Vanilla Sugar (comforting, but generic and a somewhat cheap smelling). My first impressions were very pleasant, but since the dry down was less then impressive, I decided not to order. The silage is ok, especially if applied to clothing. The YR website currently offers $10.00 roller balls if you're curious. I do think it's worth checking out if you're a huge vanilla fan.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I like this one very much. Very dark, very sexy bitter vanilla scent.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
This is one of the best fragrances to come out of the Yves Rocher house since his passing in 2009. I don't know, their fragrances now just seem generic and watered down, with the exception of the two other gems that have made the cut after so long, Comme de Evidence and Ming Shu. Vanille Noire however, is rich, deep, and has very much earned her place at the top with Yves classics from days gone by. She is not too sweet, but she is alluring, with her dark and smoky gaze. She is warmed by cedar and lifted with mimosa and orange notes. She is simple, yet deep. She comforts, she seduces, she is all French, all woman. I adore this fragrance and adorn myself with her presence when I want to be subtle, yet feel sexy. A good evening fragrance, a gorgeous boudoir perfume, she is not to be taken lightly. I love her xo
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I really like it. I have read many reviews saying that it is a dupe for Dior's Hypnotic Poison. I think this is very different from HP (which I love). If anything, it reminds me more of Kenzo Amour. I still think that Vanille Noire is a different fragrance and not a dupe for anything. On my skin, this is a very natural vanilla, very oriental and nothing gourmand or cupcake like. I find it very smokey and earthy. Besides the vanilla, I can't really point out the other notes. It's not overpowering at all, very pleasant and affordable.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Smells like smoke and vanilla...not cigar or cigarette smoke, thank goodness, but woodsmoke. I'm not really sure I like this, though. It remains fairly true from first blast to dry down. I have to put my nose to my skin to even catch a whiff of it, so poor sillage. Despite not really liking this, however, I find it very interesting.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Silver Eyes: Green
I have found that Vanille Noire has a very warm, comforting, cozy fragrance. My favorite way to use it is as a bedtime aromatherapy type fragrance. I put some on my wrists at bedtime and it helps relax me into sleep. It does have staying power. When I wake up I can still smell it faintly on my wrists. My husband enjoys the smell also. I have purchased this a second time.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
I love anything vanilla, and I do like Vanille Noir, though it is very light. Even freshly applied, it smells like it has been on awhile and has faded. It has a bit of spice, it isn't especially sweet, and it smells good. I bought the roll-on tester bottle & I'll probably just carry it in my bag to use as late-in-the-day touch-ups.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
I sampled this in store; it's surprisingly bland for something tagged "Noire". The vanilla was nice but a bit basic. The rest was light floral to me. Innocuous overall but I didn't think there was anything dark and sultry about it, as the name and lovely bottle imply. My least favourite of the Secrets d'Essences so far (I really like the rose, amber and iris ones).
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Other
Similarities to Dio Hypnotic Poison - yes.
Sillage - none
Lasting power - no
Scent - something softly vanillaish, very faint. Even I can't smell it on me.
I hoped on something similar to Vanilla bourbon edt, with an even darker twist. Instead I received a faint fragrance - the faintest in my colllection.
I happily sprayed 3-4-spritzes the second I got it out of the box, waited five minutes for it to evolve and develop and wrap me in a cozy, smoked vanillabrandyish cream - but nothing happened.
The scent had vanished on my skin, so I sprayed some more on. And then some.
But as soon as it hits my skin, I can't smell it. Only vagely can I smell the similarity to Hypnotic Poison (which btw also vanishes on my skin to some point) and something very artificial.
The artificial note disappears, but so does the scent.
I have an impression that this could have been a gem, but for me it is difficult to pick out any notes since I can't smell much of it, and that's a pity.
I really want to return it and get my money back, as it doesn't do its job as a perfume. Not on me, anyway.
But I guess I have to check how full my bottle is now after spraying and spritzing heavily, and maybe I still can give it away as a Christmas gift instead.
If I can find someone that prefers scents that are so discrete that they are almost undetectable.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I really like this one. It smells expensive and it's long lasting. It is a bit too strong, but if used lightly, it is nice. It's a basic, clean and simple vanilla. That's all I smell. I think Yves Rocher did a good job on this one.
I also like the Jasmine. Both are very pretty scents. However, I, too, think that for it being called Vanille Noire, I was expecting a bit of incense thrown in somewhere.............You know, something smelling dark and rich. Still like it a lot since I can't even do those dark and rich scents anyway. NICE.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I love the smell of this fragrance BUT once a vanilla scent is put on me it instantly smells burnt. Oh so sad since it is so nice.
The bottle is cute. I love how it looks so elegent.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
a nice vanilla, I liked it. But with a name like Vanille Noire, I was expecting something a little darker, smokey maybe. It should have been named Vanille Blanc or Vanille Lumière. It's light and pretty.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Grey
Liked to loved all the previous releases in this series and was looking forward to trying this one. Very disappointing, it smells of vanilla, like I've been baking, with an overlay of sharp, unpleasantness.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I would give this a 3.4. I want to like it more than I do. It's a beautiful, natural vanilla, but I feel like it is almost *too* pretty personally for me to wear. It lacks the ugliness that gives an edge.
I never thought I'd say that I enjoy some sort of revulsion in my perfumes, but I do, and this one certainly does not have that. I dislike Child also for not having that feature. A 'popular-with-women in their 20s smell,' to my nose. I am probably just labeling this wrong. I don't know, but it does smell like Vanille Galante, if the vanilla were played up, prettified, and made to smell like whipped sweet cream butter with the fat taken out.
A non-oily, non-greasy vanilla, which is luminous in it's own right, over a field of soft buttercups, the same buttercup - honeysuckle scent that I get from VG, but this is the featured vanilla played up more. The drydown is a wisp of sandalwood with above stated.
Although similar, I like Vanille Galante and AbdesSalaam Attar's Vanilla more. But this is coming from someone who wears vanilla extract from the kitchen, and who dislikes the Guerlinade-booziness of SDV. I like the vanilla pod absolute with some tonka (like in Addict), but mainly just Vanilla absolute by itself, with no alterations (AbdS attar). It's similar to how I dislike patchouli as a note in perfume, because to me it smells so much better as the unadultered oil.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Other, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
I've read comparisons to Dior Hypnotic Poison and Kenzo Amour, and yes, I totally see where this comes from. Maybe imagine a 50/50 mix.
In the opening I sense of course vanilla, dark and unartificial, some dark floral notes and licorice, but not as strong as in HP and it's lighter in general, especially as it dries down after a little while.
There I totally see the similarities to Kenzo Amour, but this one is much heavier and I sense more floral and even some totally unexpected ozone-like freshness.
As for strength and lasting power ; very good, this is not just colored water.
So far I find this to be a natural, soft, woody and heavy vanilla with some nice twists in there.
It's not giving me olfactory climaxes but I'm glad I got my pretty minis.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
This is the newest of the Secret D Essences line...And in my opinion the best.The prettiest vanilla fragrance I have ever smelled...One of the best scents that Yves Rocher has ever done.Perfect for fall. But I would wear it any time.If you like fragrances like Casmir.Kenzo Amour or Hypnotic Poision..You might like this.
Notes are Vanilla Bourbon Absolute
Tahitian Vanilla Absolute
Ugandan Vanilla Absolute