Le Labo The Noir 29 was released in Fall of 2015. Created by Frank Voelkl, it draws its inspiration from the tea leaf. While it is a tea perfume, it isn't as big of a black smoking tea as Bvlgari Black or as delicate as the Bvlgari tea scents. It sits somewhere in the middle; dark, but with some beautiful lightness to it.
Notes of black tea leaves, bergamot, fig, cedar, vetiver, bay leaf and musk. The Noir 29 is an eau de parfum, edp.
Reviews of Le Labo The Noir 29
From Perfume Posse - "It reminds me of a somewhat figgish Rose 31, and that’s not a bad thing since I adore Rose 31. What it adds to Rose 31 is a very distinctive soft hay note. It winks around tea a lot, putting together some of the components, and I get some smoke from it, but not huffing black smoke. More like soft puffy charcoal smoke. It is warm and cozy and is like tea wafting from another room, or what you think could be tea. I do love it, but I think I would have a different opinion if I was counting on a black, black, smoke-chuffing tea. It won’t whack you over the head like some others in the Le Labo line. If you want that, just pair with Patchouli 24, and then it really starts rocking."
From Byrdie - "The fact is, my friends, Le Labo's Thé Noir ... gets me so many compliments it should be illegal. Unlike cult spritz Santal 33, a dime a dozen among cool girls, this woody, fig-spiked masterpiece is (IMO) the brand's true MVP.
From Basenotes - "Thé Noir sits somewhere between modernity and antiquity, as do a lot of things in this perennial genre. Other scents present stronger tea notes, like Bvlgari Black (1998), while still others have a more-prominent rose, like the aforementioned Déclaration d'Un Soir, and if you want to go full-fig, there's Philosykos by Diptyque (1996), so the value in Thé Noir is in it's blending of these themes on an aromatic base. For that reason, Thé Noir is spared from being assessed as an ineffectively expensive option in a crowded samey genre, like so many niche fougères or niche Western ouds, because there isn't much exactly like it, albeit there are many more economical options in the same wheelhouse. "
The Influenster - "This fragrance is deep, dark and warm. It rich with a touch of incense. This is not a light tea scent. It is musky with woods. There is some green from Vetiver and sweetness from fig, it is an un-gourmand gourmand- slightly sweet but not cloying.
This fragrance is deep, dark and warm. It rich with a touch of incense. This is not a light tea scent. It is musky with woods. There is some green from Vetiver and sweetness from fig, it is an un-gourmand gourmand- slightly sweet but not cloying."