L'Art & La Matière

Angélique Noire 2005

Angélique Noire by Guerlain
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Ranked 30 in Unisex Perfume
8.6 / 10 1616 Ratings
A popular perfume by Guerlain for women and men, released in 2005. The scent is sweet-floral. It is still in production.
Pronunciation
Layers well with L'Heure Bleue (Eau de Parfum)
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Main accords

Sweet
Floral
Spicy
Gourmand
Green

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
Angelica seedAngelica seed PearPear Pink pepperPink pepper
Heart Notes Heart Notes
Jasmine sambacJasmine sambac CarawayCaraway
Base Notes Base Notes
VanillaVanilla Angelica rootAngelica root CedarwoodCedarwood

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Scent
8.61616 Ratings
Longevity
8.01430 Ratings
Sillage
7.41400 Ratings
Bottle
8.71286 Ratings
Value for money
6.5711 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 26.05.2024.
Interesting Facts
The fragrance is part of the "L'Art & La Matière" collection.

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46 in-depth fragrance descriptions
7.5
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10
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10
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8.5
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Turandot

38 Reviews
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Turandot
Turandot
Top Review 69  
A gap in my collection - that must change again.
It's been eight years. The exclusive Guerlaindüfte was available as far as I know at that time in Germany only in Düsseldorf in the Breidenbacher Hof. So I took my pocket money and a bit of courage and drove through half of Germany to my first perfume meeting. Oh, that was nice! How did I enjoy staying overnight in a hotel that was too expensive, and also sniffing the scent of the big wide world. That was worth every Euro to me. I greet hereby all perfumos, with which I was allowed to swarm there in Duftorgien.

In the Breidenbacher Hof I enjoyed the excellent advice I had hoped for. I didn't know many of the exclusive guerilla scents yet and hoped to get an adequate replacement for my deeply mourned parure. The scent should be dark, mysterious but without kitsch, a little rough and brittle, it shouldn't fall into the house with the door, and it should be a perfume that I can celebrate and not just spray on as I pass by. So Angelique Noire came into my collection for the first time. I had wisely followed the advice I always gave my customers when they were looking for a substitute for a perfume: Don't look for a fragrance that smells similar - you'll always be disappointed. Find a fragrance that you like too. That one does not test then in opposite direction is clear and thus one becomes rather fndig and above all rather content with the result to be
At that time I still got one advice which I could not follow because of lack of money, because it was suggested to me to lay Angelique Noire with L' Heure Bleue! What I had considered a taboo was expressly recommended to me in the Guerlain temple of all places. Today it is clear to me that this also happened with the ulterior motive of turnover, but I actually tried it out later and see there: Angelique Noire, who otherwise seems a bit brittle, thereby reinforces his melancholic, romantic side and L'Heure Bleue becomes a bit more strict and straightforward. The fact that the fragrance thus gets such a similar inner glow as Parure cannot be denied by the hand. Nevertheless, I have mostly enjoyed every scent for itself alone.

Angelique was in my collection for some time and in the meantime I got to know and love other fragrances. The bottle was empty and did not have to be bought again immediately. But slowly I feel a longing for the warm, spicy and tender scent in the heart area, which nevertheless has a bitter and powerful effect on me. I think I'll at least put him back on the wish list. And whether with or without L'Heure Bleue, it's time to celebrate the old Guerlain treasures again. How nice that I now only have to make a detour to Munich.
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9
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10
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Minou

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Minou
Minou
Top Review 50  
Purchasing habits of the "common perfume" (lat. Parfumus normalus), or: "how I slowly went fragrance crazy"
I have four kinds of perfume purchases - and I'm sure you'll find yourselves in one kind or another.

First, there are the spontaneous purchases. Sprayed on and plugged in. Man, it was delicious! And then not so expensive. I wonder if it's tenable You'll see. And do you still like the base? I'm sure, if the head is already so tasty. Experience shows that I don't have any hands at all for this kind of purchases. The spontaneously purchased fragrances quickly find their place in the back of my perfume cupboard, so that I don't actually buy them anymore.

The second is repeat purchases. You're always keen on new fragrances, but there are these two, three fragrances that are ALWAYS bought as soon as the contents of the bottle run out. Aren't we all repeat offenders? It's also logical: the fragrance worn over and over again almost becomes part of the identity, well, at least of the "outfit", of the personal style. A dear greeting at this point to l'Ambre des Merveilles. I'll always have a place in my perfume cupboard for you.

The third type, and undoubtedly the most exciting, is blind buying! Once again half the afternoon surfing on Parfumo and filled the watchlist? Then checked the online shops and the souk? Oh, there's this fragrance on offer that really got off well in the review. And the scent pyramid sounds really promising. Costs and benefits are weighed. These are the fragrances I can't wait to get. This thrill shortly before the first spraying! Ambre Impérial, I'm already looking at you.

Let's come to the last category: The Longing Purchases. I test a fragrance, be it from a small sample tube or directly from the perfumery, and I fall in love with it. Take it easy. Again and again I come back in the perfumery to this smell and test spray. The longing is getting bigger and bigger. But it's quite expensive, I want to be absolutely sure before I buy it! When the fragrance is finally bought at auction, I already know it so well that it's like buying an old friend. It's incredibly satisfying to finally be able to spray the fragrance on at home.

Angélique Noire belongs to the category "longing purchases" for me. I've been cross-eyed at this Guerlain for a year now. Whenever I get it on the back of my hand, I experience a kind of arm malfunction: The arm constantly bends and holds the scented hand under my nose. If I spray it on my neck, I have such a wonderful, warm, spicy, sweet aura around me that I felt absolutely safe
This week I have finally souked up a 20ml bottling and am quite happy that I can now test in detail.

Angélique Noire does not start quietly, but demands a worthy performance with a red carpet and a bang! The spicy, aromatic-sweet head with peppered angelica is accompanied by a warm, creamy-spicy vanilla, which is absolutely to bite on! For me, the spicy vanilla dominates the fragrance. Contrary to some criticism I can't perceive a pear at all, but maybe I am "smell-blind" for the note. Angélique is noble and very durable, which I would have expected from a Guerlain and this price category. The fragrance is intensely perceptible for a good 6-7 hours, after which it becomes softer.

This scent warms me, it snuggles me up. I'm sure the bottling won't last long. The high price is unfortunately a damper, but quite justified, I guess. But why do some fragrances have to be so hard to come by in this country? Maybe to make your holiday in France even more exciting.

Don't worry, dear Angelika, your bottle will soon be in my closet as well.
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Marquise27

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Marquise27
Top Review 28  
Exclusive female beautician
What a beautiful, opulent and feminine scent, wonderful to dive in with your nose. Angelica root and this fine slightly smoky vanilla, which strikes me again and again in his spell ... i do not find it sweet rather very adult full-bodied, almost like a really good red wine. I have once tasted a red wine that matured in chestnut barrels was simply incredibly delicious and a fantastic taste. That's how I feel with this perfume, you can smell the high quality of the individual ingredients, very valuable. I don't think I need to mention that he's doing super well, do I? It also has something spicy about it, through the spices and the wood results in a very nice melange. A wonderful feminine perfume that paralyses almost every man in an elegant and sensual way. This fragrance house knows its trade. For this fragrance I imagine a woman who is conscious to have been born as a woman with all her beautiful facets and also dares to live them out. Empathetic, generous, a little crazy, with free will, a modern Amazon, this mother protects her children to the extreme, a lover par excellence, the best friend ever, oh I could enumerate 1000 more qualities, you know what I mean . I believe that you remain true to this fragrance for a very long time - for me one of the top ten ever. It makes us wonderful women even more beautiful, underlines our inner beauty very fine....
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10
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Larasu

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Larasu
Larasu
Very helpful Review 27  
Angélique's Spell
For a long time I was no longer so excited about a fragrance like this one. If fragrances are hyped, that goes probably past no one and Angélique Noire was so highly praised in the sky by many, I just had to know what's up.

When I then received my sample, I could not help myself and had to spray this fragrance directly on a test strip. In some reviews I had already read that there are some people who do not really like the top note of A/n find for it the drydown idolize but that there are also some people who rather like the top note find and the drydown rather do not like. I must say that I am a fan of sweet, floral and very feminine fragrances green fragrances do not really belong to my favorite category.

Long story short, of course I didn't like A/n at all when I first sniffed it. This is supposed to be the great Angélique Noire? I had sniffed a few minutes later again on the test strip and the herbaceous start had faded somewhat, but flashed I was somehow still not...

Until I gave after weeks(!!!) this great fragrance on the skin (thank God) still a chance.
In the process, I would have just had to wait and see what a beautiful, special fragrance awaits me after the top note has faded.
As mentioned starts, A/n very herbaceous that will probably be the angelica seeds. Already after a few minutes take this paired with the sweet pear perceive of the vanilla (the most beautiful part as I find) is, however, erstmal not much erschnupperbar.

But the patience pays off my dear ones and how she does that!

To the emergence comes the probably most beautiful, most luxurious, sexiest vanilla that my nose was ever allowed to sniff.
It is not a cheap vanilla that you know, for example, from Juicy Couture fragrances (sorry, nothing against JC), but a grown-up expensive vanilla. Angelique Noire has really enchanted me.

I was so flashed by A/n that I...
1. was angry with me this great fragrance directly so condemned to have and
2. I wanted to spend days just sniffing this fragrance.

To the H/S I can still say that they are super with me, would be with such a beautiful fragrance but also very sad. :)

For me, the hype is absolutely justified, because also for me Angélique Noire is a small masterpiece.
Thanks for reading :))
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Serenissima

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Serenissima
Serenissima
Top Review 20  
Angélique and caraway seeds
I already know that this fragrance was named after the medicinal and aromatic plant Angelica/Engelwurz.
But first the heroine in Anne Golon's novels comes to my mind; what did I devour and how many later on in "Harry Potter" did I look forward to the next volume.
In the lending library one needed already at that time some patience and my mum didn't like it that I read these novels: She didn't know these books, but in her opinion I was still too young!
Well, anyway: I will never forget my red cheeks and the excitement of reading.

What a series it was: "Angélique", "Angélique and the King", "Indomitable Angélique" and so on, until she finally found her Joffrey again at the end of the fifth volume "Angélique and Her Love".
How had the French king rushed her through Europe with his fanatical hatred until she and her children managed to escape from France via the Huguenot stronghold of La Rochelle.
Together with her only love, Count Joffrey de Peyrac, who was later persecuted by the French king and the clergy and burned at the stake when a feared pirate made the oceans unsafe, she had several adventures in America
Here we see once again, albeit exaggeratedly: Rejected men can be so cruel!

And the movies first! The racy Michelle Mercier embodied Anne Golon's novel character in such a way that, for me, both images still overlap: here, "non-fiction" and "fiction" - word and image - overlap Against this background for me "Angélique" is first of all redheaded and not "noire"!
(This works as little as I can imagine a blonde "camellia lady".)
But of course I took this hurdle with more or less bravura: Guerlain has created something very special again with "Angélique Noire".

The opening alone with the spice of the Angelica seed, which meets pears spiced quite well with pink pepper: surprising and attracting attention.
Already now there is a slight hint of caraway aroma - practically as a prelude to the further development of fragrance!
A beautiful, full-bloomed jasmine in mature beauty unfolds its aromatic power, but is put in its place by caraway.
A quite interesting fragrance development, but ...
Caraway, as much as I like it in the kitchen; it often causes me slight problems with fragrances.
Even the "Absolue pour le Soir" by MFK, so praised by the gentlemen here, doesn't really want to harmonize with my skin.
For me, caraway dominates both fragrances, so we have to get something together or go our separate ways in this relationship Please don't misunderstand: "Angélique Noire" is also for me a very refined fragrance!
The finale with vanilla and cedar wood is extremely successful; only the angelica root with its own touch of caraway is a bit strange for me!

Apparently "Absolue pour le Soir" and "Angélique Noire" have founded a WG in which they will not tolerate me!
The really extraordinary long durability lets the prickly, combative characteristic of the Kümmel "shine" for a long time!
If on my skin all the other scents seem to be only breathed along, the caraway aroma is still very active!

"Angélique Noire" is an all around successful scent composition; it doesn't matter that there is a fight "caraway vs. serenissima" here, where I stay on the track.
This is a highly personal sensation!

Angélique Noire' will therefore be able to continue its journey without regret; the filling is already in the basket of a perfumer.
I am curious about their experiences; but I still have to be patient a little bit.
We both still collect.

However, this test (it wasn't a failure!) did something: I'm going to follow the traces of passion and adventure tourism through the "Angélique" novels.
I'm very curious whether I'll be so captivated by this protagonist again after almost fifty years.
Unfortunately, the fragrance did not succeed!
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Ka3nKa3n 3 years ago
10
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7
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7
Longevity
9.5
Scent
That one is rounded so smoothly, love what Guerlain carries in "L'Art et la Matière" collection. Jasmine, Pear and Angelica heaven. Must try
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 3 years ago
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8
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9.5
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Green and floral opening with angelica seed and jasmine. You get a bit of sweetness and spiciness. In the drydown, the vanilla is smooth.
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BamBamNYCBamBamNYC 1 year ago
10
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8
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10
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10
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Green vanilla cloud
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MiniGBICMiniGBIC 3 years ago
9
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9
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10
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After herbaceous start (had to get used to it) super nice vanilla drydown.
Have gotten used to it: I am a fan now - awesome fragrance! :)
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ScentwitchScentwitch 2 years ago
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8
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I received a sample and it’s now number one on my wish list. Absolutely incredible smell!
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