Launched in 1978 by Gerard Goupy, Magie Noire from the house of Lancome means ‘’black magic’’. It was the first new fragrance from Lancome for a decade and has earned a place amongst its beloved classics. The launch party from 1979 for Magie Noire was a high class, formal affair held at the Saint in the heart of the East Village. Lancome’s public relations woman, Joan Lasker Kennedy stated that Lancome “wanted the launch to be the most elegant launch New York had ever seen.” The fragrance was reformulated and relaunched in new packaging in 2007. A reformulation of the Eau de Parfum was made in 2008.
Magie Noir Qualities
By testing it, you will understand that the top notes are especially fruity, among them the blackberries and raspberries. The floral acts are Bulgarian rose. The heart encloses sweet and fragrant honey, perfectly associated with tuberose and rosemary. Those who make the discordant note and manage to turn this smell into such a mysterious one are the accents of jasmine, ylang-ylang, lily of the valley, cedar and narcissus.
- Top notes: Cassis, bergamot, hyacinth, raspberry, green note
- Heart notes: Honey, jasmine, lily of the valley, tuberose, narcissus, orris, rose oriental
- Base notes: Patchouli, castoreum, civet, vetiver, musk, oakmoss, benzoin
Lancome Magic Noire scent can be described as the elixir who is preparing to impress men. It is kind of a masculine aroma that point out the determination and power of a free woman, conscious of its qualities. In essence, the scene describes a wild, fugitive character who does not like monotony and is always looking for new goals.
It is not easy to describe and embody this fragrance. It has a lot of similarities with Dior Poison, so if you are a Dior admirer, you will definitely like Magie Noire. Even if the beginning is sweet, you can not expect a fragrance called Magie Noir to remain that way. The magnetism of this smell blends harmoniously with the image of a fatal woman, ready to make a new conquest. Its perfect for the evening when you participate in certain events because it gives you special distinction, special in the autumn or winter.
The bottle looks very classy, and it has his own character. The sillage is impressive and has very good longevity on my skin. This fragrance is not for everybody, it has a slightly dark aura, so if you prefer the simple notes, then certainly is not what are you looking for. But can be the perfect signature scent if you want something distinctive that stands out from the usual and modern oriental floral stuff that is everywhere at the moment.