Drakkar Noir by Guy Laroche is an aromatic fougere aroma for males. Drakkar noir was already released in 1982. Drakkar noir is classified as a sharp, spicy, lavender, amber smell. The nose behind this fragrance is Pierre Wargnye. Leading notes are rosemary, basil, artemisia, lavender, lemon verbena, bergamot and lemon; heart notes are coriander, cinnamon, carnation, juniper and jasmine; base notes are leather, sandalwood, fir, amber, patchouli, oakmoss, vetiver and cedar. LaRoche only created about a dozen smells. Drakkar Noir was his most favored mens odor, while Fidji was his most popular girls odor. Its effective and renowned. I do think Drakkar Noir and Aramis have been the two top selling adult maless aroma in the 1980 decades. Drakkar Noir remains to be a victor after all these years. This perfume got me began being excited about perfumery - this is the stuff my brothers applied when I was small. Smelling this after two decades brings back a lot memories and tends to make me realize how excellent this parfum still is and was. Drakkar Noir made me recognize the odor of freshly crushed coniferous-leaves inside - that is a wonderful association because I enjoy that odor. Drakar Noir is surely an intense, concentrated and hot-tempered aroma with as much grip as smoothness; where lavender hooks up the bright and fresh peppery-citrus topnotes while using the more weighted bottom that also displays ozonic, metallic and mentholic notes. It is a classic one, continually exceptional, signature, masculin as alluring, present as air, true as life, dark as night sky; its just drakkar noir. Remebering it from late 80s i acquired recently one more bottle to re-feel the quality. Possibly essentially the most highly effective and true adult males perfumes ever designed, so well combined ingredients that deliver a stable character of drakkar noir. Exact same sence to me from the spray until eventually several hours after, works individually and a little bit different to any skin tries that, doing work really good at mine, plus make girls melt. One of a kind. This is the scent a man should smell in my opinion. Think about yourself at a forests borders, smelling bouquets and after that strolling in the woods and breathing deeply in the piney, resiny odors while wearing your favorite natural leather jacket. Drakkar Noir is among the finest male smells around eventhough its an oldie. I enjoy the juniper and lavender combination--so clean and fresh yet dirty in a very strange way. The aroma has no doubt modified since 80s and 90s. I recognize the original formula has changed. I was right: the Drakkar pack had a 1989 copyright as well as the printing on the back of the package affirms that it was built by a new corporation. I have to say, though, that todays edition of Drakkar isnt that bad and somewhat I prefer it better. Dont misunderstand me, the old formula is different, appears to be mossier plus more leathery and a touch richer, but it doesnt be as durable as the current Drakkar. Total, Drakkar Noir is a great parfum, vintage or current formula. The very first word out of my girlfriends mouth when smelling DN for the first time? Captivating. Just one spray will work it, a maximum of two. Just do not go overboard, even with the recent release. I really like spritzing this stuff on the breezy Summer night, the blowing wind captures it just right and its heaven. I actually do one spray towards the chest area and then just one into my hand to dab around the neck/behind the ear and that works well and has even yielding compliments. Ive worn it either casually and formally and really feel it truely does work for either. Its unbelievable to find out the responses from guys and girls when I dress in this one. Each genders question what Im putting on and are surprised when I tell them of this old school scent. Surely a classic also it still holds up amongst nowadayss modern smells.