Noa 1998 Eau de Toilette

Noa (Eau de Toilette) by Cacharel
Bottle Design Annegret Beier
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7.6 / 10 572 Ratings
A popular perfume by Cacharel for women, released in 1998. The scent is floral-powdery. It is being marketed by L'Oréal.
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Floral
Powdery
Fresh
Creamy
Sweet

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Top Notes Top Notes
MuskMusk FreesiaFreesia Green notesGreen notes PeachPeach PeonyPeony PlumPlum
Heart Notes Heart Notes
JasmineJasmine LilyLily Lily of the valleyLily of the valley Ylang-ylangYlang-ylang GrassGrass RoseRose
Base Notes Base Notes
CedarCedar CorianderCoriander SandalwoodSandalwood Tonka beanTonka bean VanillaVanilla CoffeeCoffee FrankincenseFrankincense

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7.6572 Ratings
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6.7440 Ratings
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6.1425 Ratings
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Value for money
8.6170 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 07.05.2024.

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Schwerelos

16 Reviews
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Schwerelos
Schwerelos
Top Review 37  
Never judge a book by its cover....
I remember well that day in September 2018 when I purchased this perfume. A branch of our local perfumery was closed and merged with a larger same chain. The result was: 50% off the existing range.

Another perfume was the target of my desire. This was also allowed with, and while I stood agonizingly long at the sheer endless cash register, my gaze fell on this inconspicuous bottle of Cacharel.

Cacharel is not a name that awakens desires today. During my childhood in the 90s, however, it was promising and I remember seeing advertisements for this perfume.

A quick spray on the wrist. Yes, smells good. Test bottle put back. After all, there was the perfume for this price very often in the department store I trust, it did not have to be immediately, but enough perfumes stood around with me. The queue became shorter only agonizingly slowly, and again and again the wrist wandered to the nose. And there it was, the urge for a fragrance, as I had not experienced it for a long time.

When I was finally allowed to pay, I unceremoniously turned around and grabbed Noa.

Here could be an end, as with many purchases that had to eke out their existence in the drawer at some point. But no, Noa is different.

Thanks to Noa, I no longer smell daily after Classique, but quite often after Noa.

The first spray is very alcohol-heavy, slightly aldehyde. Since I do not like him, but this impression disappears within seconds.
Then follows already in barely perceptible succession head and heart notes, which I can not distinguish at all. I smell flowers, something green, and at the same time the lily of the valley. But the musk also works its way forward, but is rather tame at the beginning and is depressed by the flowers. Actually, also not the fragrance that I want.

But after a good ten minutes, it develops its potential, and that's exactly why I love it. The base note comes into play, and without being able to name an exact note, it just smells cozy and well-groomed. Yes, I can smell out the vanilla, the incense and the cedar. But the scent is restrained, not a whopper. Even when people take me in their arms, no one can smell anything in particular. Sometimes I am asked if I had just drunk a coffee, after all, I have such a note on me. (In fact, I had never drunk a coffee on those days.)
Other questions, whether I would have applied an expensive cream.

I don't think I've ever had a perfume that I received so many compliments on. But in fact never how great my perfume smell - I hear that about other fragrances, here I only get told how great I smell. Just yesterday at a celebration, a friend came several times, took me in his arms with the words, she just wanted to sniff me, because I would smell so great.

For me, this is a clean, warm cuddly scent. A smell that says, "I don't need the big stage, I don't need a big show. I'm enough for me." A fragrance that has been available for so long is one of the classics for me, and I wouldn't want it out of my life.

If I were told I could only own one perfume now, it would be Noa. I never believed in that when I bought it. He is anything but modern in his appearance, on the dressing table he does not stand out as a beauty. And yet he is now my favorite everyday fragrance, and more than once I had another fragrance in hand and yet decided without further ado to apply it as a daytime fragrance.

I do not see any images with him. While other fragrances enchant me, he was not allowed anywhere with. Or yet, most likely I see a colleague in front of me, who told me the first day I wore him only how incredible I smell that day. He bought the fragrance shortly after for his girlfriend at the time, who is now history. But at the Christmas party, he sat next to me and sniffed me again, grinning. I think the fragrance I associate most with this dear colleague.

The fragrance does not last forever, I bought a second bottle for the office to be able to replenish. Twice a day applied but is quite enough.

CONCLUSION: Noa is not a visual, but an olfactory highlight. He is unobtrusive, well-groomed and yet has this refined depth, which I find very pleasant in everyday life. In addition, he is often on sale for 20 euros to have, which does not disgust him even budget-conscious wearers.

From the age I would say not under 30. He is not hip, but rather classic. Before I would have appreciated him also certainly not, but now he is a good fragrance.

Addendum in May 2022:
Yes, is my comment already so old?
I have now endured a year without Noa. New fragrances have moved in with me, and I have spent far too much time browsing Parfumo and looking for new treasures.
For weeks, I've been thinking of Noa like an old friend you've lost track of and long for an extensive chat. Yes, that's how I felt about Noa, but I wanted something new. What had I me promising fragrances on Parfumo ausgeguckt, but in the perfumery they just did not want to convince.
Then the attempt to acquire a cuddly cream fragrance in the drugstore. Flakon um Flakon I tested, always scared away.
Today, without further ado, I ordered Noa and am curious how our reunion turns out. Noa, you have come to stay.
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HeavyAlice

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HeavyAlice
Top Review 36  
My best friend, heartache and ladybugs
I am quite frank. I had anything but a rosy youth. Perhaps this has already leaked out a little in my stories, but now I'm as direct as the perfume I want to write about here and share some of my fondest memories with you. Memories that I cherish like one of the most precious treasures on earth and that I return to again and again, especially when I'm in a very bad way or simply when I'm happy about little things - clean air, sunshine, rain, nature, the feeling of being alive. For me, all of this is a gift for which I am very grateful every day. It has often helped me get through the darkest times.

But there was someone else. Someone without whom I wouldn't have got through many things, someone without whom these great memories would only be worth half as much. I'm talking about one of the most wonderful, precious and very best people in my life. Someone who fought for me when everyone else fled. And someone who never gave up on me. And that is my very best friend, who I have known for over 25 years. Friends... that's almost too easy to say. We are sisters. Soul mates. Through thick and thin, against all odds. Leaving at 16 or dying in the scene - always united against life as we knew it.

My best friend also had a wonderful mother who raised her alone. This woman came from Poland and gave me a lot of the maternal support that I unfortunately often lacked at home. I was like a second daughter to her and she showed me that very openly. She was young, often chaotic, very concerned about her appearance, a femme fatale, but without any distance or coldness. I always wanted to be like her.

My best friend lived with her mother in an apartment. The apartment was always incredibly clean, smelled powdery like flowers, fresh laundry and just like home. The kitchen, on the other hand, always smelled of the delicious meals that were cooked for both of us with great love. Of course, the older we got, the more time we spent in the bathroom, which was relatively small. My best friend proudly presented me with the memories of us laughing and posing in front of the mirror in a lovingly designed photo album (man, the pictures are so embarrassing...!! And yet so precious...)

I remember this one warm afternoon in May. It was beautiful outside, a real spring day, with rays of sunshine streaming through the lush green leaves that greened the branches of the avenue trees where my friend lived. The apartment smelled like home and home as always; clean, fresh laundry, powdery flowers and the perfume her mother always wore to work. My best friend was in the kitchen cooking us pasta; velvety powdery scents mingled with tomato-scented love. The scent of grasses, lavender, flowers and road tar wafting through the open balcony door was the gentle promise of a warm summer, and the ladybugs constantly crawling up and down the curtains that day told us of the countless cloudless skies and glistening sunbeams that awaited us. From the stadium, we heard the sounds of a rock festival taking place there - and I know we were sorry we weren't allowed to go alone.

But that was the least of my worries anyway - because I, 14 years old, was sitting in the kitchen with my noodle-cooking girlfriend on the scratched, white fabric armchair and crying bitterly, because I had just broken up with my first boyfriend. And although I was incredibly happy about it and he lived almost six hours away from me, I still cried like a waterfall - about what? About the fact that it was over, of course, even though I had met the boy maybe twice. But most of all I cried out of shame. Shame that he had simply been a huge ar**hole, something I had simply realized too late.

So I sat there and poured my heart out to my then 12-year-old girlfriend, who was in the process of expertly chopping up the sausage. And you know what? She understood pretty much everything, even though she'd never had a boyfriend. Although we both had no idea how a real relationship between a boy and a girl worked, although we were both still green behind the ears, although we were both typical teenagers - often dramatic and smarter than we actually were - her realization was a far more selfless one than I can hear from some 40-year-olds today. She recognized what I was so desperately looking for at the time - and told me (in 2000s teenage slang of course, not like I am right now) that she would step down as best friend anytime if I could just find someone to love because SHE loves me. And she said it with very (!) moist eyes (which she denied afterwards, of course, because "I have to be strong for you" and all that).

You expect more drama, more emotion, more Rosamunde Pilcher?

No.

Crying together, laughing together - yes, absolutely! But we weren't teenagers from the BRAVO! girl.

I look at her, she looks at me.

I say: "Please. Please, say something funny so I don't have to cry any more...!"

First we take the piss, then there's a hug that doesn't need a thousand words - followed by a loud scream as the warm, almost soporific early summer breeze is joined by the sickly smell of burnt tomato sauce.

Three hours later - her mom arrives, laden with a few shopping bags and three delicious Italian pizzas. The steel blue of the sky outside fades into a pale pink horizon as we devour the deliciously greasy slices of pizza. Forgotten was the shitty guy, forgotten were the tears.

All that remained was not only the scent of powdery, fresh flowers, laundry and home, but also the feeling that this friendship still gives me today.

And this fragrance, exactly this fragrance that the whole apartment always smelled like and that my best friend's mom still wears today - it's in this pretty, round, pure bottle.

That's why I had to buy it.

Great memories in a bottle.
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Annikatz

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Annikatz
Annikatz
Top Review 19  
A fragrance of innocence
That's how I feel about Noa. Tender, young and innocent. Probably because I was where we first met.
I have known the scent since it was created. I was 18. I was hooked. A sea of flowers. Lily of the valley, rose and lily. But also something grassy came through. And a soft touch of peach. There's not a trace of vanilla or tonka bean on me. Just innocent white flowers And the bottle! It's beautiful. It's round with a pearl in it. Back then, I had a thousand comparisons in my head.
A young bride, all in white, with a pearl necklace. And yes, also already in joyful expectation, the child grows in her like a pearl. And yet quite innocent, still young, inexperienced, not yet knowing what life will bring, just trust her beloved one, he will never leave her.
No, I'm not talking about me. But still, I often had this image in my head at the time. I bought Noa much later. And his character is still the same.
I think it has become a real classic. I like to wear it in summer, it brings me peace, balance. When I wear it, I simply believe that life is beautiful. Or at least today
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Muckelina

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Muckelina
Muckelina
Top Review 22  
Affordable fragrance for every day
I have been using this fragrance for 21 years now. He is not special, in the sense of unique or particularly long-lasting. But it is a nice, solid fragrance for every day.
Floral, but not particularly sweet with not too much sillage. I like the bottle, the ball in it looks pretty. And I like the fragrance, I like to wear it in the office or at home, because it does not attract further attention and therefore does not bother others. The right fragrance for the plane, you smell good but the seat neighbor does not think about the whole flight as he should kill you because he finds your perfume so disgusting .
I would rather wear it in the spring and summer, than in the fall and winter. Well and at the price, you can do basically nothing wrong.
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Klette

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Klette
Top Review 15  
Noa's secret of success lifted
From Cacharel I only owned the "Eden" - in the 90s - which was a headache candidate for me, remained loud and poisonous-green in my memory and was therefore passed on to a friend. In the 80's you couldn't get past "Loulou" in terms of smell at all; it was really too violent for me.
The fact that these Cacharel fragrances are still available in our shop is no coincidence, I thought some time ago. I have known the "Noa" in its dreamy bottle for a long time from looking at it!

At Karstadt I bought the 30ml bottle with the corresponding Stardust body lotion (very rich) spontaneously and as a blind purchase some time ago and did not regret it.

The fragrance starts clean and powdery, after about 3 hours it shows its creamy floral heart. But the very best is the base, vanilla-cuddly over a long time. From this base, I only smell vanilla and tonka bean; the remaining scents are almost a complete package.
The transitions are very imperceptible, I assume that this is the secret of success of the fragrance and also its highlight; it is never too "loud".

Even now, on days with few minus degrees, which are very well suited rather for "stronger, spicier or oriental scents, the Noa holds out impeccably, there is nothing "more volatile" with 4 sprays. Yesterday, Mr. Klette even complimented him on this: "You smell good!" ?
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OrdinaryNoseOrdinaryNose 10 months ago
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Rose-colored glasses in fragrance form! Perfect for daydreaming. Floral, youthful, innocent yet with shy seductive notes.
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Jazzy76Jazzy76 5 years ago
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Flowery-musky with a creamy character, it's a pseudo-minimalist and very feminine daily fragrance with an average sillage.Nice bottle
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GourmandgrlGourmandgrl 5 months ago
Expected fluffy "clean girl" vibes and all I got was coriander, grass, and white musk. It sadly came across like glue sticks to me.
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TruckladyTrucklady 5 years ago
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Nawww! Fluffy ballet pink bathrobe and twinkly fairy lights in scent form. How I thought girl's skin SHOULD smell.
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NinechatNinechat 5 years ago
Love to spray this on the bedsheets, so cozy.
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