The best notes of Versace Crystal Noir are energetic: a combo of cardamom, pepper and ginger. You are largely likely to scent these as soon as you spray it on. Once it dries down a little bit, you are greeted with a floral chaser — the odor of gardenia, peony, and orange blossom. Right after an night out, you are going to find that the fragrance has mellowed down to a mild amber and sandalwood aroma — bringing the whole working experience from spicy and alluring to pretty and calming. 

How I Tested It

Loren Savini holding Versace Crystal Noir.

I wore Versace Crystal Noir to a number of night gatherings — beverages with buddies and some holiday parties. The scent felt like it paired ideal with a slinky black slip dress, heels, and a deep burgundy lipstick (and I did as she commanded). The compliments were bountiful, but even devoid of turning heads, I felt assured donning the fragrance. 

With one spritz shared in between both of those wrists and yet another on the décolleté, it lasted numerous hours at its peppery, awareness-stealing ideal — ahead of mellowing out to a fragile and heat floral aroma. 

Following getting it on many excursions of the city at night, I spotted a TikTok that advised layering it with Tom Ford Soleil Blanc. I occurred to have that in my selection so I gave it a shot and was blown absent at how transformative the mixture was. It right away transported this hot night time fragrance into a summery working day — including a contact of vanilla and coconut on prime of the abundant floral notes from Crystal Noir. 

My Truthful Views

Versace Crystal Noir is not a wallflower. She’s a movie star: Exquisite, loaded, and honestly, a small intimidating. She’d never commence anything but she would absolutely end it, reapply her lipstick, and be on her way (to the next paparazzi-laden occasion, no doubt). The epitome of a robust female in stilettos — Sophia Loren or Gina Lollabrigida. 

Offered the major self confidence raise, Versace Crystal Noir is my new go-to fragrance for all items night. I appreciate how captivating it feels with no veering into musky, mature territory (which is normally present when we chat about femme fatale scents). It someway toes the line among dim and mild — almost certainly thanks to the fragile floral notes that come to be a lot more pronounced the more time you wear it.

I wish I could bottle the layered blend of Versace Crystal Noir and Tom Ford Soleil Blanc. It’s a lot more playful and appropriate for day-to-day use, although getting the two and layering them day-to-day is not a charge-efficient way to stay, unfortunately. 

Exactly where to Get It 

Versace Crystal Noir is widely out there at your favored natural beauty shops — each Sephora and Ulta — as effectively as several substantial-conclude division suppliers like Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom.