Matière Noire 2016

Matière Noire by Louis Vuitton
Bottle Design Marc Newson
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7.8 / 10 185 Ratings
According to EssenceVitae Research Team Matière Noire is a popular perfume by Louis Vuitton for women and was released in 2016. Furthermore The scent is woody-floral. It is being marketed by LVMH.
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The face of the advertising campaign is French actress Léa Seydoux.

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Sommernacht

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Sommernacht
Sommernacht
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Arrive.
We count almost 8 billion human lives on this planet.
By tens of times more, there will be fragrances.
The choice is huge - actually infinite but still somehow limited.
Nevertheless, I feel like drowned in it.
Then there are moments when you don't have to make a choice.
It falls at your feet and you get to decide intuitively.
Either she comes in handy or you get rid of her.
Will it be a magical moment with room for something lasting?
A journey brought me to the north of the country.
Matiere Noire and I, we approached unconsciously.
But: to him was my journey, my longing.
He smiled slyly, "I couldn't help thinking of you," he said with conviction.
His arm reached out to me Matiere Noire.
Me, between childish curiosity and my adult bias.
A moment of pause, of restraint.
Will I like him, his choice?
His choice struck me deep, it became a sugary agony.
Matiere passed through our nest, high up with skyline views, with him, kissing at my neck.
He and Matiere Noire, a potentially exquisite pair.
But with him I want to arrive.
. . .
To be continued (see also my last blog post on "him").
. . .
Matiere Noire is:
Elegant, modern & confident.
Initially fresh fruity nuance of currant and bright florals, gradually giving more space to the oud. It is very finely woven, the oud not too demanding, but very delicate and feminine, the earthy-woody tones fit perfectly with the elegant floral bouquet. Incense is only delicate accessory, but in total an enchanting masterpiece.
For me, he has signature potential, he must stay.
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ScentFan

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Moan Inducing
If you test the Louis Vuittons, you may want do it in private in case you end up being embarrassed by involuntary moaning. If you're not easily embarrassed, test them anywhere you can get your hands on them.

I say this because I moaned both the first and second time I sniffed Matière Noire (Black Matter). Think House of Matriarch's Blackbird or Ellen Covey's Blackbird. No, don't because this isn't an incense perfume. It's what I'd wear when wrapped in leather and fur, ideally like this: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/Ac2lbCRrZ21t_E_miUigqsxhMTfWwDp1QXkr87QdYGT6hFdq8NmvNFA/.

The beautiful woods ratchet down a notch in the dry down so the Black Currant can star, enhanced by whiffs of a sultry but non-indolic jasmine and white narcissus. These perfumes don't project forever, but they hang in there a quite decent long time for natural scents, evolving in the wonderful way that only real perfumes do.
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Cimi

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Cimi
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Ombre Nomade & Les Sables Roses with a bright twist! A "fresh" take on rose oud!
The Matière Noire unfortunately goes a bit under; but how could it be with so many bestsellers at Louis Vuitton; Ombre Nomade , Les Sables Roses , Imagination , Afternoon Swim. It's not easy...

But now to Matière Noire and why this fragrance could be quite exciting for many people:

- For me, the fragrance is a combination of Ombre Nomade and Les Sables Roses and has this "dark" oud-rose combination in common with these two fragrances; I find the oud here even more animalic than in the two fragrances.

- In comparison to the other two fragrances, this fragrance does not just start with the rose-oud combination, but has a certain freshness at the beginning, which comes from the bright flowers (narcissus, jasmine). In this respect, you would expect a rather dark fragrance in terms of the notes, but it is a combination of fresh brightness and dark woods underpinned by rose.

- In the drydown, the animalic quality settles in and you are left with a beautiful rose water combined with subtle incense (absolutely not "churchy") and light oud. It's astonishing how this animalic quality also recedes here. For me, the best part - the drydown!
- The longevity is very good and definitely in the top third, and the projection is also definitely in the top third.

Overall, I find the fragrance to be a great and innovative addition to the typical, rather dark rose oud fragrances. Even if the fragrance unfortunately goes a bit under, it's definitely worth a recommendation! This one is definitely unisex!
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Elysium

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Elysium
Elysium
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A Beautiful And Unexpected Revelation
If you are passionate about opulent perfumes, those of the old school, with Matiére Noire, you are on the safe side. It is one of those scents that revolve around dense, slightly dirty, earthy, and resinous accords. These accords are made of enveloping light and dark flowers, incense, resins, and mature woods from which gluey fluids drip. I confess I bought it in the dark, having found a splendid opportunity and trusting my instincts, and you know what? I did not expect such a scent, a pleasant and unexpected revelation. What doesn’t come to mind is its name, Matiére Noire. I would have expected a magic potion with deep and dark scents, but instead, it is translucent and bright. The rose-jasmine-patchouli triplet creates an atmosphere that reminds me of Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum, a perfume that is nearly two decades old, and I’m surprised no one has noticed the same thing so far.

However, since every perfume with character needs a dark wood tone to give it a sense of mystery, Matiére Noire makes use of agarwood, or rather its resin. Coco does not have this essential touch. Dark matters are clarified here by the essence and sweetness of the flowers. The resulting mixture gives a mystical aroma that deepens as the perfume grows.

Matiére Noire is a fragrance that has fruity, floral overtones with a spicy, balsamic, and earthy background. It revolves around dense, dirty, earthy, and resinous edges, consisting of wrapped flowers, incense, and old woods from which gluey fluids drip. The opening is much softer than you might imagine after looking at the list of notes. The immediate chord that strikes me is that of the queen of flowers, the rose, delicately powdered and made slightly acidic by a profusion of black currants. It’s a sudden burst of rose petals drenched in blackcurrant molasses. There is a hint of watery fragrance, but it is not disappointing. Instead, it has a pleasant wet and dewy feel that serves to lighten the opening without making it overly aquatic.

Within minutes, the initial acidic syrupiness takes a step back and lets a colourful bouquet, that feels a bit dewy, take centre stage. A slightly smoky narcissus, a moist and prominent cyclamen, and an overdose of indole jasmine reach a powdery rose and add dirt to the potion. However, it fails to be a courteous floral and, although it possesses a touch of sophistication, it still emanates an enigmatic vulgarity. When the oud rises from the bottom, it combines with the rose and creates a leathery, suede-like nuance.

At the bottom, when the scent becomes a close skin odour, precious woody nuances of bitter oud and sweet patchouli lend darkness to the fragrance with a chocolate slant. This ensures it does not degenerate into something too flowery, sweet, or downright cloying. The oud is just a whisper in this blend that does not overpower and blends well with all the other ingredients. Don't think of Arabian and oriental opulent attars. Here the oud is just a whisper and does not stand out. The floral accord subsides although the jasmine survives, and two other resinous notes flank these two earthy and medicinal ones. The smoky facet comes from the incense grains, here sacred yet not too clerical, while the benzoin grains give that slightly sweet oriental veil. The warm, leathery, and mysterious sensation lasts all day, even the next day if worn on fabrics.

As a matter of fact, Matiére Noire is quite unisex despite belonging to the feminine collection. If you like wearing a rose-jasmine-patchouli combo, you will like this one. Here, a tinge of oud enriches the blend to give it a unique personality. The balance between flowers, resins, and oud is fantastic and surprisingly stable for the duration of the perfume. Both projection and performance are above average and though the wear is quite close, it suits the scent profile very well, keeping it just a touch refined and mysterious. This is mainly a scent that is used at night in the fall and winter months, and perhaps even in the spring. Not for clubbing, but something more intimate, like dinner out, or a social event.

I base the review on a decant I have owned since October 2022.

-Elysium
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Cindykj31

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Bad opening, Good dry down
At first spray I hated this fragrance. I told my husband it smelled like horse stables (that’s the best way I could describe it). Sat with it on me for about 20 mins and the more it dried down, the better it got. It’s now a sweet floral with some spicy, woody undertones. I probably wouldn’t purchase a full
bottle, but I definitely don’t hate it.
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EstbienlaEstbienla 9 months ago
I would say that it's the Les Sables Roses In EDT less powerful. The same combination of rose/Oud more airy
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ElysiumElysium 2 years ago
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It revolves around dense, dirty, earthy, and resinous edges, made of wrapping flowers, incense, and old woods from which gluey fluids drip
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HermeshHermesh 7 years ago
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Fruity-mild with gently-sweet currant on subtle wood. Pleasantly unobtrusive. In the first moment, slightly flat, the depth comes over time.
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