Datura noir 2001 Eau de Parfum

Datura noir (Eau de Parfum) by Serge Lutens
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7.6 / 10 459 Ratings
According to EssenceVitae Research Team A popular perfume by Serge Lutens for women and men, released in 2001. Furthermore The scent is floral-sweet. It is still in production.
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Scent
7.6459 Ratings
Longevity
7.8351 Ratings
Sillage
7.0337 Ratings
Bottle
7.7310 Ratings
Value for money
6.959 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 15.05.2024.
Interesting Facts
In 2006 a limited bottle collection, "Les Fauves Royaux", was released, attaching the design Panthère to this scent. A bottle collection with card game design followed. The scent was attached to the design of the suit Spades.

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Rosalie

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Rosalie
Rosalie
Top Review 41  
OH sweet poison
What a beautiful day! The apple attack on my annoying stepdaughter has succeeded, and now the brat is finally out of action...now she is lying in a glass box, surrounded by 7 little grinning men, who don't know what to do without a cleaning lady. And such a young, crunchy... but I beg you, seven men and a young thing? That wouldn't have worked out anyway.

Please don't believe what you think you know about me. That I stare into a mirror every day, and ask it if I am the most beautiful, that is complete nonsense. I KNOW that I'm beautiful, not to say gorgeous, I don't have to question a weak-aged and blind mirror. This nonsense was invented by some grim brothers who had a big problem with self-confident women.

*hach* the day was so successful that I indulged in a new fragrance: "DATURA NOIR - Black jimson apple" *kicher* as fitting.

Immediately after the first spray, the fragrance starts stunning, slightly sweet, these stunning, deep notes must be of heliotrope and tuberose, there is something narcotic about it. But quickly it becomes brighter with me, easily stinging. And exactly this component runs like a red thread through the whole fragrance. In the course of time the fragrance becomes softer, more powdery, it seems to become softer, but this is deceptive, because this stabbing end comes out again and again. This is what makes the whole thing so exciting and prevents the fragrance from drifting into the all too lovely, pleasing. It could be the jimsonweed sticking out of here like that. I can't say exactly, because I've never smelled jimsonweed before. The bitter almond makes for this bitter sweetness, and mandarins, lemon blossom and coconut play something with the nose, lead them astray, only to disappear again, and make room for this strange, indefinable note that keeps me going until the end.
As already mentioned, this fragrance does not want to be pleasing, especially not nice or sweet. This is not a fragrance that invites "Come closer and rub your nose at me" OH NO ! It's a scent that signals "Stick your nose into my business, and I'll bite it off!" Therefore, I can well understand that some people perceive the scent as "stinky", but "Datura Noir" is worth a test, and proves that you should also give stinky characters a chance.

The Sillage is moderate, and has at least no narcotic effect on my environment.
The durability is enormous - 12 hours with me
By the way, in clothing the scent becomes much quieter, softer and more flowery.
I would wear the scent in spring or autumn, but avoid it on hot days.

*where was I? Oh, yeah, my dress. I choose to the fragrance that poison green from flowing silk, in the décolleté I let Violet lace flash. What a pity, this hunter was a handsome guy, but he didn't obey me, I can't stand that at all..but it's nothing new that men easily lose their head with me...well, let's see, the grooms are not to be despised either *gibbel*

*oh* this scent, I feel wonderfully dangerous with it. I think I'll tell my friends "Fitzi" (Malefiz) and "Morti" (Morticia Adams) about the perfume, that could be something for them. Fitzi has also put a teenager in a deep sleep.

I wish you an enchanting day, and if you like, you are welcome to drop by for a cup of tea - to the apple pie...*traller*

ps: I thank the dear Stanze for the whole ;o)
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Florecilla

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Florecilla
Florecilla
Top Review 33  
Elixir of the Devil. The femme fatale of Serge Lutens
"Datura fastuosa (The Beautiful Datura)" - this is the name of a novella by E.T.A. Hoffmann, one of the most famous writers of German Romanticism. The novella is about a naive youth named Eugenius who becomes involved in the mysterious machinations of the diabolical Count Angelo Mora. The titular plant Datura fastuosa plays a central role in the intrigue surrounding Eugenius and becomes a symbol of temptation and beautiful deception in the narrative.

Since E.T.A. Hoffmann is one of my favorite authors, of course I could not help but try the fragrance, whose name reminded me of the hoffmann novella. Back then (a few years ago), the very first thing I was drawn to was perfume names, not fragrances. If the name appealed to me and made me curious, the perfume had to be tested. And with Serge Lutens fragrances, I found the strangest and most intriguing word creations! After many tests, for the time being, three perfumes from him moved in with me one after the other - including the beautiful mysterious Datura noir.

Undoubtedly, Serge Lutens - just like E.T.A. Hoffmann at the time - was inspired by the reputation of Datura as a narcotic hallucinogenic plant, this "devil's herb", which has been used since rather in the Old and New World in so-called witch potions and initiation rituals. Even today, the description of this nightshade plant in any reference book is accompanied by the reference to its high toxicity.

Did the fragrance then live up to this "devilish" reputation? Does the perfume smell as if its floral ingredients came from a hoffmannesque garden? The fragrance is generally considered heavy, sweet, floral-opulent (which is off-putting to many), although there are other voices on EssenceVitae that describe the scent as light, creamy and tame. However, the creator himself has dubbed the Datura as the seductress of twilight ("séductrice du crépuscule") and thus we are all entitled to expect a beguiling (even sensory-robbing) effect:)

Well, the Datura Noir has this effect for me, but in a subtle - yes just dodgy - way. He is for me the olfactory embodiment of the femme fatale, a type of woman who is present since ancient times in human perception and thus in art and literature (as we know him, for example, from the film Noir of the 40s). A mysterious woman whose beauty seems enigmatic and threatening, but is always almost hypnotically attractive. A woman who is characterized by intelligence, certain coldness of feeling, striving for power and urge for self-determination, and therefore very often perceived as a demonic deadly seductress.

So for me the fragrance - neither heavy nor overly sweet, but unmistakably strong in character and very attractive. It is floral, but in a wonderfully elegant and adult way - and please do not confuse adult with mature! As with another Serge Lutens I own, my fragrance compass, which is also unreliable anyway, fails here - I can't for the life of me enumerate the exact sequence of floral notes and all the other ingredients, as they are so artfully woven together here. The scent is also not at all somber to me, but actually bright, or rather transparent. Yes, it has for me despite the warm creamy notes a certain crystal clear coolness that makes it seem distant.

It's neither clingy nor superficial, it's not everyday but it's suitable for everyday use, it doesn't hit any big curves in the course but stays true to its line without becoming boring - all thanks to its complexity and appeal. Yes, he is truly a femme fatale, once known as a dangerous seductress, nowadays simply a woman who knows what she wants and goes her own way:)

PS. And what does this have to do with E.T.A. Hoffman in the end? Well, you probably won't be surprised to learn that there is also a femme fatale in the aforementioned novella - as a female counterpart to the Datura from the garden of the mysterious Count - namely the beautiful mysterious Countess Gabriela, whose charms almost became the undoing of the poor main hero. But don't worry - he managed to escape her fascination and her seductive powers. However, I am completely addicted to the attraction of the Serge Lutens fragrance:)
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MasterLi

375 Reviews
MasterLi
MasterLi
Top Review 5  
Sweet, Honeyed Floral...
There is something so intoxicating about this one. Like a narcotic flower which seduces with it's sweet decadent aroma. Datura Noir reminds me that Serge Lutens knows how to make astonishingly rich, decadent floral compositions. I'm taking about A La Nuit, the jasmine tuberose powerhouse, and my personal favourite, Fleurs d'Oranger, a heady mix of orange blossom and tuberose.

Here, the main flower is tuberose, coupled with almond, heliotrope and vanilla (a trio which compliment each other perfectly) and coconut, which adds an exotic touch to an already deeply exotic perfume.

If you are a fan of heady, tropical florals, then in my opinion you cannot beat a Serge Lutens perfume like this one. Why? Because not only does it smell fantastic, it actually smells natural too. It is as if you are in a tropical greenhouse full of rare, indolic, organic tropical flowers in full bloom, and you put your nose up to a huge white flower, and the smell knocks you off your feet. If you like sweet, green, natural and tropical (not to mention realistic), then give this one a go!
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jtd

484 Reviews
jtd
jtd
Very helpful Review 7  
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If I squint exceedingly hard, I can sometimes make out an individual part of Datura Noir. Almond, tonka, tuberose.

Simply focussing shows me some combinations. Oh, that was that creamy-coconut/green-tuberose sort of tuberose. Hhmmm. That almond was a bitter-almond/cherry-sweetness pastry gestalt. Nice. The drydown isn’t so much hazy as a vanilla/tonka/musky sweetness rolled loosely together. Lovely.

But Datura Noir is best seen through a unfocussed, half-hypnotized stare. It slides you into the true experience of this perfume. Datura Noir is a perfectly placed suggestion. It’s an impression of imagined summertimes, warm breezes and sweet-talk. It’s a steady, unyielding persuasion. You’re not so much seduced as you simply give way to the undertow. And when you do, it gives you that dreamlike sensation of standing beside yourself, experiencing something and observing yourself experiencing something. It’s as if you’re able to cast a spell on yourself.

Tripping. Lucid Dreaming. Depersonalization. Hypnagogia. Call it what you like.

Datura Noir. Cheaper than hallucinogenics, fewer negative side-effects than religion.
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Elkay

14 Reviews
Elkay
Elkay
Helpful Review 5  
The revenge of the white floral
This is the perfume that mermaids wear (in my imagination). Mythical creatures of narcotic beauty, but get too close and the dream becomes a nightmare!

It's a feminine white floral with the masterly touch of Mr. Sheldrake, who can do no wrong. But there's a catch: It's poisoned. The white floral (I don't know how datura smells but I smell strong, metallic tuberose here) is injected with bittersweet almond, giving it a mesmerizing but borderline headache-inducing charm.

This is not a sunny, happy, tropical white floral but a mystical, dizzying one instead. Wear it if you want to feel dangerous!
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BrianBuchananBrianBuchanan 4 years ago
Serge Lutens does Beach Scent.
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Exciter76Exciter76 3 years ago
DN is reminiscent of a lotion or hair product from my teen years. Gardenia is VERY bubblegummy and creamy but DN is not gardenia-centric.
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ItchynoseItchynose 5 years ago
7.5
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Floral syrupy honey and coconut combo that becomes a smooth, pleasing suntan lotion on the dry down. Luscious, sensual, feminine to my nose.
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NicheOnlyNicheOnly 1 month ago
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Powdery-fresh opening. Smells like iris mixed w/ white florals that give off soapy vibes. Feels mature & non-modern. Spring-fall.
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LessthanzeroLessthanzero 2 years ago
Incredible. Unisex tuberose. Heady white florals, a variety of ripe fruits, but not sweet. Medicinal note - creosote (greasewood)? Wish list
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