Fragrance is often defined by categories, layers, elemental arrangements: Couer Noir is, figuratively speaking, all about the heart. Head notes, heart notes and base notes all remain, but the power of Coeur Noir (which means “Black Heart”) and refers to the thick, sweet, tar-like notes at the core of this seductive fragrance. Initially soft, this scent grows into an emotional clmiax, only to subside into comforting splendor on skin. A vanilla-esque sweetness (benzoin) softens the sharp, spicy kick of black pepper. Pepper is the perfect precedent to the amorphous, shimmering heat of labdanum, which appears alternately sugared and savory, solidly woody and resinously amber-like simultaneously. Madagascar vanilla absolute is the bedrock of Couer Noir, dependably smooth and stable beneath the sinuous, sweet mystery of labdanum. A highly addictive fragrance, Couer Noir lingers on the skin long after it is applied. Assertive and seductive, Couer Noir is all about acknowledging one’s deepest desires: expect heartfelt motions when you’re within the quiet commotion of this black heart.