Caron Narcisse Noir was created by Ernest Daltroff in 1911 for the House of Caron, and the movie Sunset Boulevard and Gloria Swanson shrouded it in dark crazy, conjuring up what the perfume smelled like - dark, sensuous, a little dangerous and not exactly all there - in a good way!!
Centered around sunny orange blossom, Narcisse Noir covered this flower with the Dark Side of the Moon, amped it up with civet to make it roar with a little sex. This scent smolders in a dark, edgy craziness that isn't for everyone, but it is a perfume of its period.
This is the EDT, eau de toilette version of this scent, and it is not as dark and feral as the vintage parfum, but still a great, interesting orange blossom scent. We also have the pure parfum version of Caron Narcisse Noir.
Caron Narcisse Noir Reviews
nstperfume: "Narcisse Noir starts very heady (even in the Eau de Toilette), with sweet citrus and orange blossom. The orange blossom is joined shortly by the narcissus, but maintains its prominence through the dry down. Once the top notes fade, it is deep, rich, and very elegant, but no longer particularly heady or overly sweet."
parfumo: "I was instead greated with a very rich ambery orange blossom, just a touch soapy, a little bit of lemon. It developed some gentle sweet musky notes, a little touch of pepper, a hint of smoke, just a little narcissus, some sweetness I can't put my finger on but maybe peru balsam is a good descriptor, occasionally wafting a dry green note."
parfumo: "The singed flowers mingle with vetiver, thick musk, and a touch of sandalwood in the drydown, with excellent longevity in the edt"
||Caron Narcisse Noir
|| Ernest Daltroff
||Orange blossom, lemon, bergamot, and petit grain; rose, jasmine, and jonquil; Persian black narcissus, musk, civet and sandalwood