Lancôme’s Magie Noire is my favorite perfume from Lancôme. It’s a spicy chypre that has it all: woods, florals, spices, greens and incense.
It swirls around like incense smoke, leaving a trail of moss and sandalwood. It opens with pepper and velvety roses. The dry-down is a dark moss. I haven’t tried the new formulation. From what I’ve heard, it doesn’t compare to the “vintage-ish” stuff.
I think of Magie Noire as a “black cat” fragrance. It just has l’air of a black cat: it’s mysterious and a bit untrustworthy. And it’s a little goth.
It’s available at Nordstrom. Most department stores carry it. It may not be out on the counter, but they should have a tester if you ask.