1000 Flowers Réglisse Noire EDT Perfume Review

1000 Flowers Reglisse Noire

I love licorice, anise and fennel flavors. And I also love these flavors in fragrances. For me, anise, star anise and sweet fennel flavors remind me of summer because they remind me of aperitifs like ouzo, pastisraki…my favorite summer beverages. I’ve tried many licorice scents and I rather like most of them. However, my favorite is 1000 Flowers Réglisse Noire. 

Réglisse Noire is a sheer, sweet licorice. There’s a balance of air and cooling herbs contrasted with warmer spices and at this stage it reminds me of an apertif like chartreuse or pastis. As it dries down, it still keeps that airiness while adding an earthy patchouli and sheer vanilla that reminds me somewhat of aging paperback books. Really all I can say about Réglisse Noire is that it is perfect.

In comparison to other licorice scents. 1000 Flowers’ is not as sharp as many, nor is it as bitter and herbal (Caron Eau de Reglisse) But, at the same time it’s not as sweet or like candy (Smell Bent Dead of Winter). And it’s not as cool as many (Etro Anice).

Chartreuse France

Notes listed include white pepper, ozone, mint, shiso leaf, star anise, ginger, licorice, cocoa, patchouli, cedarwood, vanilla  vetiver and musk. Launched 2010. PERFUMER – Jessica Buchanan

Give Reglisse Noire a try if you like licorice scents. Or if you like perfumes like Etro Anice, Smell Bent Dead of Winter, Hermes Hermessence Brin de Reglisse, Caron Eau de Reglisse and/or Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille. Reglisse Noir is unisex. I actually prefer wearing this one in the summer because of its sheerness. But, the spices also work well in cooler weather.

Projection and longevity are average for an EDT.

Reglisse Noire comes in 2 sizes. There’s a 1.7 oz with a vintage-style bulb atomizer ($135) and a 1/2 splash for $50 at Indie Scents and 1000 Flowers* (Canada). Samples are also available for purchase.

*Prices are much cheaper on 1000 Flowers website (20CAD for 1/2 oz splash – A DEAL!) but this ship from Canada. FYI- I haven’t had issues with Canada to US shipping before.

Victoria’s Final EauPINIONA perfect licorice. There isn’t a thing I’d change about this one. I love it.

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*Bottle purchased by me. Product pic from Basenotes. 1930’s Chartreuse, France poster from

15 thoughts on “1000 Flowers Réglisse Noire EDT Perfume Review

  1. It was thanks to you that I tried this at all (I think it was on a gift guide?), and I LOVE it. For the purposes of enabling, I wanna point out that the 15ml is only $20 CAD on 1000 Flowers – less than half the price on Indiescents, and ships for less too. Much as I like Indiescents, I’m not sure why the price difference is so outrageous.

    1. Oh, yeah, I did include it in a gift guide. And maybe in a seasonal guide too 🙂

      I noticed this! I didn’t know if it was some special sale going on when I checked or what but it’s still that price. I really should pick up another bottle (please don’t tell me this is being discontinued!) And if it isn’t being discontinued or there is a sale going on, why is the price difference so huge???

      1. According to the 1000 Flowers blog, Reglisse Noire is not being DC’d, although she did say the 50ml bottles are getting new packaging. The 15 mls have been 20CAD since I bought it months ago, no mention of a sale, and it arrived at my US home safe and sound. At that price, it’s such a steal. I’m not sure why the price difference is so large – even the 50ml bottles were 110CAD on her site.

        1. OK, that is really good to know. And I can calm down 🙂

          That price difference really is bizarre. It’s also good to know that it arrived to US safely. I’ve ordered from other Canadian online perfume shops before but I thought maybe I got “lucky” because they arrived to me safely as well.

          I’m going to update the post to add that 1000 Flowers has cheaper prices. I mean at 20 CAD, I want people to try this. It’s so good.

  2. I think it was after getting Reglisse Noire, which I loved, I ventured out trying many other licorice scents like Etro Anice, which is nice, but I get sick of the sweetness after a while, and then Kerosene’s Black Vines, which is like a nuclear explosion. I liked MCMC Maui, but only in the summer. Reglisse Noire is just perfect. I’d still like to find more of these licorice/anise scents. I should also mention Sweet Anthem has a nice simple licorice oil that’s like Ouzo. Also great for layering.

    1. Even though I’ve found a perfect licorice, I’m still going to try licorice perfumes…it’s something that I like.

      I think I prefer Etro Anice in the winter when I can “handle” the sweetness more. Black Vines was just too literal and too darn much for me. One could smell my licorice 100 yards away. Maui is also good and summery too, “summer spice”.

      I didn’t realize that Sweet Anthem had one! I’ll have to check it out the next time I’m over there. Thanks 🙂

  3. This sounds so lovely!

    My favorite licorice perfume is Chantal Thomass EDT (which can you believe you can get at Kohl’s now?? I remember in the early 2000s when I had to stalk eBay for it). I tried Chantal Thomass before Lolita Lempika, so I never realized how similar the two are until a few years ago. But I still prefer Chantal Thomass, hands down. I’m a sucker for syrupy sweetness.

    1. Wait…you can get Chantal Thomass at Kohls??? Now I have a reason to go, lol.

      I like the syrupy sweetness of stuff like LL 🙂

  4. Oooh this sounds like a must-try if both you and Natalie (Another Perfume Blog) recommend it so highly. One of my favorite perfumes is the original Lolita Lempicka (EDT over the EDP but both are great). How does this compare, do you know?

    1. It’s been sometime since I’ve worn LL which I do really like. LL is much more powdery. And I’d say that LL is “warmer”. I would say they’re different. And a collection could benefit from having both of them 🙂

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