Versace pour Homme Oud Noir 2013

Versace pour Homme Oud Noir by Versace
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7.9 / 10 737 Ratings
A popular perfume by Versace for men, released in 2013. The scent is woody-spicy. It is being marketed by EuroItalia.
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Main accords

Woody
Spicy
Oriental
Smoky
Resinous

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
PepperPepper Bitter orangeBitter orange NeroliNeroli
Heart Notes Heart Notes
FrankincenseFrankincense CardamomCardamom SaffronSaffron
Base Notes Base Notes
OudOud PatchouliPatchouli LeatherwoodLeatherwood
Ratings
Scent
7.9737 Ratings
Longevity
7.1655 Ratings
Sillage
6.9659 Ratings
Bottle
8.1661 Ratings
Value for money
7.7414 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 05.05.2024.

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Salvatore03

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Salvatore03
Top Review 24  
Mysterious, unfortunately underrated, (designer) oud by Versace
Over the years, as I gradually developed into a true perfume enthusiast, I inevitably came across the ingredient "Oud", which can be found at least once in almost every perfume portfolio of every perfume-producing brand today More and more I was concerned with that ingredient that is loved by some and hated by others; to me it seemed worthy of a glance or a snoop. As a result, I didn't have the "courage" to buy a (designer) fragrance with "Oud" in its name, and certainly not an expensive one from any niche perfumer.
So I made my way to the nearest department store, and what did I see?
The designer scent "Versace pour Homme Oud Noir", which I sprayed directly onto a test strip and which I liked more than the first time I sniffed it and also later on - but for the UVP of 120€. I was not willing to pay this price, so I went home disappointed about the "not buying", but then I bought it with all the more joy and enthusiasm for less than half (under 60€ as a rule) from the biggest online perfume dealer in Europe.

But now from the background story to the fragrance itself:
I perceive the opening as one marked by a spicy and peppery bitter orange. The neroli also contributes to this and gives the opening some freshness, whereby I especially smell the pepper and the bitter orange. Within about 5 minutes the top note disappears and merges - in my opinion a bit too choppy - into the heart note; the moment of transition is very short.
The heart is first of all shaped by saffron and then especially by a sweet incense - I love it (!) - I do not perceive cardamom personally. In my experience, incense is more likely to be perceived at a distance, and saffron is more likely to be perceived at close proximity to the skin. Through the present male sweetness (of the incense) this Versace fragrance slowly but steadily becomes warmer and more oriental, the incense, which I perceive until the end, makes him by its mysterious, smoky resinous, but also slightly sweet, effect to a "noir".
And the oud? This is present from the beginning, but only slightly at first, and becomes stronger in the heart in combination with the incense. But it only really unfolds in the drydown. It gives the "Oud Noir" something mysterious, and together with patchouli and the Tasmanian false elm, also known as "Leatherwood", it forms a base that gives the perfume depth all around and a pleasant warmth and mystique to the skin even after hours.
In my opinion a very successful, woody and smoky oriental, in which the sweet incense interacts very well with the oud - here suitable for the masses - and thanks to the saffron also gets a certain spice.
For this reason, I give the fragrance 9 points, half a point because of the choppy / disharmonious transition between the head and heart notes, and another half point because of the oud, which could have been a little bit, but not much, stronger.

The oud itself I do not feel as animalistic or faecal, it rather goes into the medical direction and appears "noir" and woody and smoky, although it is also not, as mentioned, THE main theme of the fragrance.
For this reason, I recommend "Versace Pour Homme Oud Noir" at this point especially to those who are looking for a mass produced and not too extravagant oud fragrance and to those who want to enter the "world of oud" and are looking for a very good and more than affordable oud entry fragrance.

The durability and the silage get 7 points each from me, because the scent projects on my skin 1 and on the clothing 2 hours over one meter and lasts / is perceptible on my skin 7 and on the clothing 10 hours. This could be a bit stronger in my eyes, because I usually spray three times and it is still an eau de parfum and not an eau de toilette. The performance could be stronger, while still being (more than) good.

While I'm already spraying: the bottle gets a smooth 10 from me! The bottle is heavy and the glass is thick and beautifully shaped. The glass is also beautifully colored in one transition: black at the bottom and transparent at the top, with the golden Versace logo in the middle. The typical Versace Medusa is also engraved on the cap and on the sprayer. All in all, a (high-quality) black flacon with golden accents and lots of details, what more could you want?!

In summary, a masculine, mysterious, seductive and all around harmonious oud scent, which can and will satisfy both the beginner and the experienced!
The oud is rather subdued, but is still perceptible and characterizes the fragrance especially with the - in my case 3-4 hours lasting - heart note of strong, sweet incense and rather weaker, spicy saffron.
This Oriental should be worn preferably in autumn and winter because of its warmth, heaviness and sweetness and is suitable for every occasion, but especially for going out and cold evenings and nights.
I received compliments from both sexes, but more from the women - and plenty of them, as long as I did not overdo it with the dosage; 3 shots are quite sufficient.

The price or the price-performance ratio is, I think, more than given and for about 60€/100 ml also affordable for everyone. And to briefly mention the many comparisons with Tom Ford's Oud Wood: a certain similarity between the two fragrances is not to be denied, but I don't consider the Oud Noir to be a twin fragrance, let alone a (cheap) copy! They go the same oriental way, but the Versace is more masculine and, due to the incense and saffron, more smoky and slightly spicy, whereas the Oud Wood takes the woody way and smells more complex and expensive in itself - but whether it's worth the extra price is up to everyone, for me Oud Noir is a more than worthy Oud Wood "substitute" that "does its own thing" and, for the reasons mentioned above, is in my eyes one of the best affordable designerouds, if not the best!
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DeJu

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Great respect to Versace! Not only for this fragrance
This Versace fits perfectly into the pour Homme series next to pour Homme and the Dylan Blue. Not because it smells similar, but because it is again a really very beautiful round treasure.
It opens with a strong bitter orange that after some time incense and the oud follow. The orange weakens and it remains a smoky seductive dark scent. Very sexy!

During the day pour Homme, in the evening Dylan Blue and when going out Oud Noir! You just can't do anything wrong.

I would like to express my full appreciation to Versace!
Especially at the beginning of my fragrance journey Versace offered me uncomplex and cheap fragrances that simply work! No matter if Eros, Dreamer, Man au Fraiche or just the pour Homme series - all were and are simply more than good for their price!

Even today I still like to use these fragrances, just because they are so simple in comparison but still so good.

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GallianoHH

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Thanks to Versace! Nice work!
This fragrance is NO TWILLING of Tom Fords Oud Wood!
That's from start to finish, completely different scents.
Oud Noir would wear Daniel Craig as James Bond and Oud Wood Guido Maria Kretschmer as James Bond. I mean these scents are four different personalities.

I love this fragrance!
No flowers, no freshness, no dirt/dirt/stable, no oil, no dust, nothing funny, nothing "I like to dance".

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FragranceBoy

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The Badboy in the suit
First smell: Wow, I don't smell anything!
Second richen: Still nothing...
Third smell: Aha, there's something!
Fourth smell: Oh, it unfolds slowly...
Fifth time smell: Oh shit, a horny smell!

This fragrance is confusing at first, because it only unfolds really well after 1 week or longer. One (n) must understand this fragrance to know why it unfolds so slowly. We have a mild oud, a mild cardamom and a mild frankincense in this perfume, which means it's not up in your nose perfume, as they often say in English... Why do I deliberately mention these three notes? Because it seems to me that these three notes are most dominant in the drydown and also afterwards in the base. Maybe I'm wrong here, but hey, every nose is different! Who does this fragrance suit? It says in the title... It is a formulaic fragrance, which means for situations like black tie or business atire. Not casual at all!
What age should you be for this perfume? I always say that the age is shit doesn't matter because it always depends on the people, nevertheless if I have to give a recommendation, then you should be at least 21 years old, because it is a very adult and mature smell. It is the absolute opposite of playful and extroverted. He is mysterious, introverted, unobtrusive, sexy and elegant at the same time.
For which situations is it suitable apart from the above-mentioned?
He's good for dating!
What time of year? Autumn and winter, because the scent then blooms perfectly.
How many splashes?
For business atire: 6 splashes
Black tie: 4 splashes
Dates: 3 splashes

Remember, the scent is mild even though it's an EDP! If you're horny for compliments, you should definitely use enough splashes. There are also here in this community the shy guys and men who say: Oh what, more than 2 splashes, that's too much! My answer: Yes and no, you know-it-alls. What's the matter with you? It depends on the concentration of the fragrance, on the notes and on the season. That means Black Afgano will give you 1 splash on your chest for the whole day, while Bvlgari aqua amara for example will give you 4 splashes and probably more.

Thanks for reading!

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Iocicredo

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Love at first sight
I really wanted an oud smell in my collection. Tom Ford is too expensive for me right now. So after watching some videos on Youtube I decided to go to a perfumery sometime and try some oud scents. After that I searched here at Parfumo for the Dylan Blue to see the scents. Scroll down and ZACK! There he is! The Versace Oud Noir. I thought to myself: Wicked! An oud smell of my favourite brand. I bought it blind. Like a little kid I took the scent out and sprayed it on my wrist. FELLOWED! This smell is so good! It's a perfect blend! You can smell the oud but it's not annoying Perfect blend of : Freshness, light sweetness, oriental and the oud.
What was it that Alberto Morillas developed for a blatant scent? Enough praise in the sky. Unfortunately the shelf life is average, Sillage is quite ok and I like the bottle very much. I like the black transition on the glass and the golden one fits perfectly.
Absolute purchase recommendation!
Price-performance ratio a 9/10
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COFFISDEADCOFFISDEAD 10 months ago
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I love this scent, i think its a somewhat "clone" of Tom Ford Oud Wood but abit different. I like this more than Tom Ford Oud Wood, i have them both.
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PauloViegasPauloViegas 2 years ago
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Somewhere, there is a man in a black turtleneck, dark jeans and leather chelsea boots planning to murder you.
He smells like this.
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AldwynAldwyn 2 months ago
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Affordable alternative to Oud Wood. Perfect for cooler days. Not much in the way of oud, but a nice blend of spicy woody incense.
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SlightSlight 6 months ago
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The opening smells of burnt oud. Luckily the oud dissipates quickly, and frankincense takes over. From that point on it's quite pleasant.
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Jackdaniels7Jackdaniels7 10 months ago
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Interesting scent but I'm not sure where I would wear this.
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