Brand Olfactive Studio
The dark room envisioned by Clémence René-Bazin, an alumnus of the fabled Magnum agency, is in a hotel in Cairo with a view of the Nile, the modern city on the opposite bank rising in stark contrast with the antiquity of the legendary river…
Dorothée Piot's olfactive rendition of this image also draws on a contemporary vibe to express age-old ingredients. In fact, vintage fragrance lovers might well be delighted with this full-bodied blend: with its boozy, plummy notes, violet, patchouli and leather, Chambre Noire drops more than a hint of an old-school chypre. As though you'd smelled the sillage of Femme in a temple where incense had been burning. After all, ancient Egyptians did consider that perfume was the sweat of the gods. All the more reason to treat yourself to this divine fragrance, as sensuous and mysterious as a hotel room in an exotic city – or as the innermost chamber of a temple dedicated to beauty.
Pink pepper, jasmine, papyrus (cypriol), violet, incense, prune, sandalwood, patchouli, musk, vanilla, leather
Just received the 10ml decant of Chambre Noire and with 1 spray received compliments and questions at my office, "that smells AMAZING! what do you have on???" needless to say once the decant is finished, I will be buying the bottle.
Just tried Chambre Noire and it is yummy! Exotic, smokey, and just what I
wanted. First scent in two years I have found that I liked. Scent Split makes
it easy to try a new scent without spending serious money and taking a chance on something you don't know. Very pleased with this perfume.
This fragrance evokes a sense of mystery. It is indeed dark, and has a campfire smoke appeal. These qualities are contrasted by something slightly brighter-I'm not sure what-but it certainly makes one curious.
French for "Dark Room" and it does bring that to mind. Not a room where photos are developed but an overlooked corner of an old hotel bar where dark rum is served in brandy snifters. Where all the tables are at booths and the walls are covered in dark woods. This is compared to Idole by Lubin (which I love) and Bently Intense for men and with good reason. All three are dark sweet scents with that Boosey and rum feel. This is sexy and sweet in a not too strong way.