Hey Posse. I’ve just spritzed a shitload of Magie Noire by Lancome. This is my last vintage bottle. At one point I think there were 5 backup bottles here. I used my one up, started on this and the others have gone on to homes that wanted or needed them more than me. I think I sold two and one of my besties Scott has two. My bottle is the much loved black shouldered beauty below.
Magie Noire by Lancome 1978
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Galbanum Cassis Cassia Hyacinth Bulgarian Rose Raspberry Bergamot
Heart: Honey Narcissus Cedar Orris Root Ylang-Ylang Tuberose Jasmine Lily-of-the-Valley
Base: Oakmoss Spices Civet Incense Patchouli Amber Myrrh Sandalwood Vetiver Musk
PHWOAR! That’s a bloody kitchen sinker if ever there was one. Magie Noire is a floral chypre. It’s a style we are seeing less and less of due to lack of base notes. So many have been banned or regulated out of noticeable levels. While the modern captured molecules try their best it’s a watercolour representation in so many cases.
I don’t get all these notes though. What really comes through is the galbanum, honey, an amorphous bouquet of bulbs and oakmoss. Lashings of oakmoss!
I happened to notice Magie Noire is HALF PRICE on Surrender To Chance right now! So if you’ve never smelled it this is the perfect time to get your sniff on.
You can still get a modern iteration at Lancome counters. It’s still good but not AS good.
BY THE WAY! Christmas is exactly ONE MONTH away!
Do you Magie Noire?