January 16th, 2007
It looks like the weather has finally chosen to get back to winter (which is always the case in January), and we had our first so-called snow storm in weeks – lovely snow flakes which turned into water as soon as they touched the ground. I grabbed my warmest fleece scarf, wrapped it around my neck twice, and bravely marched the streets of Chicago (I proudly choose walking over public transport). Needless to say, I didn’t go scentless. As I was relishing in the warmth of my fleece scarf, I craved an olfactory equivalent of that sensation and picked none other than Dior’s Eau Noire, probably the most “fleece-like” scent I know.
Eau Noire is part of the cologne trio (Bois d’Argent and Cologne Blanche being the other two), created under the direction of Dior’s men’s clothing designer Hedi Slimane by Francis Kurkdjian. These colognes are brilliantly made, with unique compositions that are both classic and modern, and can be worn both by men and women (and then some!) Eau Noire seems to be the most fitting for winter with its warm, bitter-sweet effect. It features such typical for men’s colognes notes as thyme, sage, lavender, and cedar. In Eau Noire, however, the result is far from crisp and well-groomed. Thanks to immortelle and vanilla pairing, it has a slightly sweet, curry-like accord in which the lavender and herbs are simmering. It’s both cozy and elegant, and can be easily dressed up or down. I simply adore it!
Eau Noire is available at Neiman Marucs, Saks, and eLuxury.
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