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Magie Noire

$5.00

Magie Noire means Black Magic. It was launched by Lancôme in 1978, and is a Woody Oriental that is often mistaken for a chypre,  It’s gone through a few re-formulations since 1978, but its great bones are still there, at least they are in the EdT I purchased which is circa late 1990’s, early 2000's.
 

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Cuir de Lancôme

$5.00

The opening moments of bergamot and mandarin are bright and sunny, but they don’t last long. Saffron, dusty and slightly sour and medicinal, and creamy sweet ylang, make a buttery mix for a minute or so, and then WHAM – I smell smoke!  Smoke with a tarry edge, a campfire at night – not Lonestar Memories but more Eau de Fier – it’s the birch and styrax notes. The smoke rises as Cuir moves into the drydown, and then floats away to the edges, replaced with patchouli and iris, earthy and floral.  
 

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