Sunday, February 5, 2012
Noir Marine by Phaedon
The peppermint blast from Noir Marine is striking. It's more peppermint than a mentholated accord, but it certainly gets your attention. Like a cool breeze brushing by you, Noir Marine's salutation is almost certain to satisfy mint lovers.
The concept ( according to Luckyscent ) is to shift gears from cool to neutral and then to warm. Peppermint, Tobacco as the neutral and onward to warm resins. The Peppermint worked like a charm on me. I'm not a lover of the note, but I do have renditions I like. Noir Marine implements a bracing rendition, but it's very good nonetheless.
The problem that arises for me is the disparaging decline in the transition to the middle accord of tobacco. There's a bit too much contrast and a discrepancy of "presence" following the opening.
In spite of my review being tantamount to describing a fragrant, premature ejaculation, I still like Noir Marine, but wouldn't consider a purchase unless they bumped it up a notch.
Sillage is good in the top accord, but lacking otherwise. Longevity is about 3 hours with 2 of those relegated to being a close scent. Noir Marine smells very good, but because of these shortcomings, a sample wear is definitely recommended. Perhaps it will work with more presence on your skin than it did mine. A neutral rating from Aromi for Phaedon's Noir Marine.