Encre Noire à L'Extrême 2015

Encre Noire à L'Extrême by Lalique
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8.0 / 10 952 Ratings
A popular perfume by Lalique for men, released in 2015. The scent is woody-earthy. It is being marketed by Lalique Group / Art & Fragrance.
Pronunciation
Layers well with Yatagan (Eau de Toilette)
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Main accords

Woody
Earthy
Smoky
Resinous
Spicy

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
CypressCypress Elemi resinElemi resin BergamotBergamot
Heart Notes Heart Notes
Haitian vetiverHaitian vetiver Java vetiverJava vetiver FrankincenseFrankincense IrisIris
Base Notes Base Notes
BenzoinBenzoin PatchouliPatchouli SandalwoodSandalwood

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8.0952 Ratings
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7.7887 Ratings
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7.3882 Ratings
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Value for money
9.1552 Ratings
Submitted by Franfan20, last update on 25.05.2024.

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Val

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Top Review 31  
Wet dog...
... those were the disgusted words of my girlfriend when I held this masterpiece on my wrist under her nose.

Slightly amused quickly confirmed my experience I have already made with Encre Noir EdT.
This fragrance is not a pantydropper, nor is it clubking.
EN L'extreme is a fragrance made for the introverted, intellectual man who is in balance with himself and nature.

A mystical, cool aura surrounds me.
Dense wisps of mist suddenly appear before my eyes, and rain pelts down on my pale skin as if the sky were weeping.
There is a smell of moss, mushrooms and rotting leaves.
I run deeper and deeper into the endless forest, past dead tree stumps that look like grimaces.
The darkness wraps me in a dead man's robe and never lets me leave this endless forest again.

EN L'extreme, much like its little brother, is one of those polarizing fragrances that won't appeal to the masses.
It's more of an abstract work of art and something for aficionados' noses.
I admit that I do not wear L'extreme very often, as the uses seem limited to me.
But it definitely belongs as a perfume enthusiast in my collection and I take my olfactory hat off to this ingenious, different composition!

Personally, I like even L'extreme even better than the EN EdT, because it has more Bums and lasts longer.
The fragrance complexity is darker and more pronounced in the L'extreme.
Everything seems coherent and perfectly balanced.
A fragrance that is best enjoyed with himself all alone.
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DerVo

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Top Review 28  
The scent of the Antichrist
Hallelujah ...... what a spectacle of fragrance ....

Motivated by woody scents, most notably Terre and the arguably still highly underrated Oxford, I ordered this fragrance based on the reviews without having tested it beforehand.

When spraying on images arise in the head, on which Lucifer appears in hellfire. A scent reminiscent of burnt forest and ground. Extremely dark, evil and terrifying. Highly irritating and disturbing. Belongs more in the niche scent corner, a long-suffering nose as a prerequisite. My goodness, what is that? What has Nathalie Lorson experienced to create such a fragrance?

Ignoring the scent better for some time, I dared to approach again after about an hour. A scent of cypress and incense appeared. As if the dead forest rears up and wants back to life. Does Lucifer want to burn down the churches now? Oh, dear, the imagery. Rarely has a scent aroused such emotions.

Again a little later it turns to powdery, skin-like scents with vetiver and again incense with resins.

Not a fragrance for the masses! Not a fragrance for grandma's sweetheart! Not a fragrance for sycophants! No fragrance for compliment addicts!

But it is a fragrance for individualists! Hate me .... love me .... I couldn't care less! Get out of the way! The bad boy fragrance for real men. Completely freed from anything that loosens up. No fruit. Instead fear and a very special and extraordinary fragrance for a handful of men, which you certainly do not have to smell at every corner.

Fragrance 8,5
Durability 8
Sillage 8
P/L 10

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Farneon

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Top Review 11  
Fragrant buddy in ethereal and not so dark robe
I only came across the Encre Noir series since my "arrival" at Parfumo. Never, I thought at first, will I become a friend of "black ink": too crass, too earthy, too one-dimensional, too unsuitable for everyday use, so my fears. And then there are those mainly intended for "older people", which for me, even as a late forty-year-old, is an exclusion criterion in the vast majority of cases. But of course: I let myself be blinded a bit by comments, the direction "musty forest", "smoky fog" or "darkest night".

And what am I supposed to say today? Without having the original, the two flankers "Sport" and "À LÈxtreme" (ENE) have become my absolute favourite fragrances. No trace of "unacceptable" and for me also no "extreme case". Naming and Flakongestaltung (this one is just great) serve only sometimes as first decision aid. Be that as it may: Even if no oud is processed, I perceive a scent tending in this direction with ENE. Wonderfully dosed, because too much oriental spice is not my thing at all. The vetiver base is clearly perceptible and I am a fan of this grass because it is inherently very complex: tart, sweet, green, hot, earthy.

For me, however, the icing on the cake at ENE - as with the sports version, which is more menthol-heavy - are the essential ingredients. Elemi, cypress and frankincense all have this wellness aura that is reminiscent of a sauna infusion. Some people may turn up their noses, but I'm totally into it! :-) For me, ENE is therefore not a fragrance that I only put on on winter evenings. After all, one can certainly attest to his subliminal effervescence. For me, ENE and the sports version clearly play in the same league, which is why they are also excellent for layering. So flankers in my nose make sense.

I always find it very amusing to read which associations are sometimes associated with a certain fragrance and smile at Batman, Gargamel or Edgar Wallace. I'm not that imaginative or I don't want to be. For me, the "extreme black ink", despite its name, simply builds the perfectly balanced bridge between masculine sharpness, relaxing wellness and spicy exoticism
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Daniel1323

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Dead wood and scorched earth
Encre Noire à L'Extrême is a real challenge for me as a perfume novice. Somehow horny, but also just boring; irgedwie multilayered, but also just dry like the Gobi desert...
Attention to this fragrance I became through the rather hated Jeremyfragrance, for which I must break a lance at this point: That the guy probably has much less expertise than some perfume users can be good and that he must be really unappealing to most people with his weird playboy behavior is quite out of the question. But I have to say that with his odd manner, he does spark an interest in perfume, especially for newbies like me, and that I certainly wouldn't be writing this comment today if I hadn't stumbled across one of his videos a few months ago. But enough of that. One of his videos featured the original Encre Noire, stating "it smells like death, but in a very good way". For me, as a metal fan since childhood, an extremely intriguing paraphrase.
Motivated to try an inaccessible fragrance I ordered on Notino directly the EdP variant, because why not (I did not know at the time that the two probably differ in smell, but well, I'm here to learn something). Full of excitement and expectations I sprayed the good piece for the first time and felt... somehow nothing at all. The scent was neither repellent nor appealing to me; neither overwhelming nor really relatable. Disillusioned and a bit disappointed, I wondered if I just didn't like the scent or if my nose wasn't ready for this one. But the more I applied it, the more I liked it. And with growing "experience" (if I may call it so) suddenly appeared to me also the nuances of the fragrance clearer.
To finally say something about the fragrance itself: it's really damn woody and damn dry to boot! The only freshness in the form of bergamot evaporates already after a handful of minutes. This makes way for a grandiose resinous cypress accompanied by a touch of iris. After that, incense and especially a whole lot of vetiver dominate for me. In the drydown, these are complemented by a fair amount of patchouli. Here the fragrance becomes a little more rounded and seems more complete. While most of the time it seems rather imperfect and exudes a sense of unease, here it finally comes to rest; like death, in a way. Mr. Jeremy was not entirely wrong with his statement.

In addition, the performance also gives good what. The sillage is decent, but not so excessively strong that you can dry out a complete room full of people with it. Less is more here in my opinion, it is simply well matched to the charisma that brings the fragrance. The longevity on the other hand is excellent. Sprayed on in the morning I could perceive the scent in the afternoon still quite clear, on my clothes partly even days later still.

The flacon is also very successful. I like the elegant, cubic design along with wooden lid really very much. In addition, the glass is really thick works overall very valuable. The absolute blackness of the orginal Encre Noire pleases me purely visually even better, but still everything was done right here in my eyes.
It is truly not easy to like this fragrance, let alone understand it (which I probably still do not). But it is truly intriguing and holds a certain mystique that I have not experienced before in the world of perfumes.
I can not classify with the best will in the world to what occasions you can wear the thing aside from funerals or home office. In addition, you really have to know what you're getting into here. But who has Bock to smell like dead wood and scorched earth will definitely be happy here.
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pudelbonzo

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As dark as night
The night fascinates me - but I am also afraid of the dark.

I must always sleep with a reading light, otherwise the darkness pushes me like a weight into the pillows.

I'm thinking of the creepy Horler from E.T.A. Hoffmann.
This demon also sat on the breast of the sleeping.

And I feel so depressed by the black ink, which is even more extreme.

A candle could have been added to this sinister scent.

But the fragrance "dark as in a bag" looks like my grandmother used to say when she extinguished the light at night.

In the midst of darkness I perceive the cypress and the incense - but both seem dull to scary.

The other ingredients are swallowed by the black of the night.

For me encre is out of the question anyway, because only the fearless can wear it confidently - because the scent requires courage.

But also in my circle of friends there is neither Zorro - nor the Black Knight , nor Phantomas.
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MarcassouletMarcassoulet 9 months ago
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Given its price and the quality on offer, this is a fragrance to be discovered without regret. The amber hint makes it easier than OG
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SoapySoapy 10 months ago
A perfect example of how to destroy what otherwise could be an extremely good perfume. No need for the high pitch 'amberwood' - it screams!
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 4 years ago
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A well-blended, aromatic, woodsy scent, slightly smoky and darker than the Encre Noir. You still get a dark vetiver and the inky vibe.
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MeetjoeblackMeetjoeblack 4 years ago
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I bought this based on many positive comments by YouTubers, but yikes! Very off-putting. Using it as a freshener for the house now.
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MihaiuMihaiu 5 years ago
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similar to EN but incensy & richer. close to perfection. on me the original performs better
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