Olfactive Studio perfumes are inspired by photography. Chambre Noire is inspired by a black and white photo of a hotel overlooking Cairo and the Nile. The photo is sort of sterile in that it reminds me of being on a business trip instead of being on vacation. This room appears aloof, non-personal yet the perfume feels warm and personal.
Chambre Noire opens with a damp violet with some heat from pepper. It turns into a ripe plum and smoky leather. At this stage it reminds me of Serge Lutens Les Boxeuses with some “other stuff”. There’s a balsamic leather and sweet yet sour dried fruits. The dry-down is a mix of patchouli, boozy vanilla and warm incense. The base is “smoldering”.
Chambre Noire could believably be a half-sister to a few of the scents in the Serge Lutens line. It’s a modern amber fragrance using “ancient” notes.
Notes listed include schinus (pink peppercorns), jasmine, papyrus, violet, incense, prune, sandalwood, patchouli, musk, vanilla and leather. Launched 2011. PERFUMER – Dorothée Piot
Give Chambre Noir a try if you like modern leather scents. Or if you like perfumes like Serge Lutens Boxeuses, Naomi Goodsir Cuir Velours, L’Artisan Parfumeur Explosion d’Emotions Skin on Skin and/or Keiko Mecheri Cuir Cordoba. Chambre Noir is unisex.
Chambre Noire has above average projection and sillage. And it has above average wear on me.
Retails for $145-$195 at Beautyhabit. Samples are also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Sour plums and incense. When I first sampled the line, this was the one that stood out the most to me. I still like it but after wearing them more, Lumiere Blanche is now my favorite.
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4 thoughts on “Olfactive Studio Chambre Noire Perfume Review”
Completely agree with your take on this one – Odiferess was kind enough to send me a sample. It reminded me a bit of vintage Femme and Bois d’Armenie, L’Ombre Fauve etc all rolled into one, perhaps. But Lumiere Blanche is also my favourite of the line!
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Yes, I can see the Femme/Bois d’Armenie/L’Ombre Fauve connection. That plum is like something I’ve picked up in a 50’s bottle of Femme. It is a familiar/non-familiar fragrance.
I like Lumiere Blanche from the beginning but it has grown on me. If I were to purchase one from this house, it would be the small bottle of that one.
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