Created by Jean Claude Delville and inspired by the addictive vapors of asphalt, Asphalt Noir[e] features notes of birch tar, smoky leather, cardamom, narcissus absolute, cypriol (nagarmotha), tonka bean, dark amber and patchouli.
Love it or hate it, everyone recognizes the smell of tar! Of course, it is a challenge to build a wearable fragrance from this raw ingredient but in perfumery, birch tar essential oil is used which is obtained from the bark of the tree. This is the central pillar here, a deep smoky and leathery presence, enhanced by the equally characteristic warmth of cardamom. As every beast needs its beauty, narcissus absolute comes to the rescue with its luxurious floral glow. The dive into darker matters continues with earthy tones of patchouli and cypriol and the bewitching orientalist fumes of amber and tonka bean. Asphalt Noir[e] is an eau de parfum, edp.