I’m not intimidated by many fragrances. I love “heavy” scents. I usually wear too much perfume and I spritz on juice like I’m using the free tester at the store. But, I have to admit that I’m a bit intimidated by Geisha Noire. This is a black amber fragrance. It isn’t shy. I can see how this scent is like a mysterious character in a film noir. But, I also get a bit of mysticism from Geisha Noire. It’s like that dangerous siren first went to get her fortune told by gypsies, of course they foresee a fiasco, and then she goes to the hunky detective’s agency.
I’ve sampled Geisha Noire before on the weekends. I knew I liked it but it did remind me of other perfumes I have. (I went through a huge amber phase years ago). One day I wore Geisha Noire to work. I felt a bit intimated and way to sexy for my job. Geisha Noire exposed her garters and lit a cigarette in my little windowless office. Excuse me, but this is a smoke free facility 🙂 After my “wore to work” experience, I finally realized just how special Geisha Noire is.
Geisha Noire is long-wearing and “strong”. I’m surprised by the strength that this little dark oil has. This is a black amber heavy fragrance. I describe it as “amber in yo face”. I do get an “exotic” sandalwood. With time, I get an unusual but very nice smoky asphalt note. The dry-down is powdery amber and sweet tonka bean. It’s like tonka bean pods soaked in liquid amber. The dry-down is powdery and sweet. I can see how one would compare the dry-down to that of Guerlain Shalimar because of the sweet talcum. I can see the comparison, but the are very different to me. Geisha Noire is like if your Shalimar bottle was high-jacked and held hostage by the occult perhaps in a 1930’s Shanghai opium den, a thriller of a film. (It’s very difficult for my nose and mind to separate black amber from magic/mystic shops. Geisha Noire is mysterious.)
Aroma M Geisha Noire is very long wearing. It still wears fairly strong on my skin after 12+ hours of application. I feel like this is one that is on until I shower. This is amazing. Especially considering the price.
Notes listed include black amber, sandalwood, and tonka bean.
Give Geisha Noire a try if you like amber scents or powdery scents. Or if you like fragrances like Estee Lauder Youth Dew Amber Nude, Guerlain Shalimar, Regina Harris Amber Vanilla, Sage Onyx, and/or Michele Bergman Black Amber.
An 1/4 oz perfume roll-on of Geisha Noire retails for $44. It is available at Lucky Scent.
14 thoughts on “Aroma M Geisha Noire Perfume Roll-On Review”
Sounds like you’re in love, young lady! I think I can say with certainty that I should skip this one, but I love Rouge and there are several other Aroma M scents I’m wanting to try.
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This isn’t my favorite aroma M. I love Green and Violet. Those will be my full size purchases.
I like amber scents. They are nostalgic for me, but no joke, my collection is dominated by them. I have an extensive oriental collection. I’ve spent the last 2 years trying to branch out but I’m drawn to scents like Geisha Noire. Because I want to be a Maria Montez or a film noir starlet and imagine them wearing smoky orientals.
Oh, and this scent wears amazingly with a leather jacket.
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Awesome image of the Shalimar hijacking! Obviously Shalimar is susceptible to the Stockholm Syndrome, because as Geisha Noire, it lets go all of its old notions and adopts the new spice philosophy with zeal. Bravo!
I am scared, but intrigued-scared in a good way. I never tired any Aroma M scents yet. Is there one you would think especially Olfactoria-suitable? (I ask because you are good at matching people to perfumes 🙂 I guess it is not Noire that would be for me).
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Oh, it’s just amber. I’m sure you can pull it off!
I do think you should try aroma M Geisha Green, a fresh violet licorice. I also like Geisha Violet.
I haven’t tried them all. I hear that Aroma Rouge is good. It’s spicy.
Mysterious, I like that.
I’m in and wearing these perfumes for over 8 years! There is nothing better than a daily roll with the Noir perfume by Aroma M. It’s got sex and subtle all in one-creates instant memory. Beautilicious!
I love Noire! It’s sexy stuff.
This perfume is so sexy! I love it.
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