by Alex R. Travers
Lacoste’s latest eau de toilette, an intense fragrance aptly named Noir, was inspired by a warm summer night. The top notes, which evaporate rather quickly, are reminiscent of pineapples and watermelons. At the heart of the scent is lavender, Egyptian basil, and verbena. The base notes of Noir—dark chocolate fused with a powdery cashmeran—are more delightful than they are inspired. When it all settles, the combinations impart a chocolate-lavender accent. After 20 minutes on the skin, the light spice of the cashmeran becomes dominant. It’s almost as if the fresh notes of the scent hide in the shadows of the deep, seductive base notes that give Noir its dark appeal.
Bottled in a black flacon with rounded edges, Noir mirrors the simplicity of the Lacoste polo shirt. The sleek flacon features Lacoste’s signature alligator and textured-piqué panels run down its sides. Noir is available in both 30- and 100-ml. bottles.
To shop Noir, visit www.lacoste.com.