Who says roses are just for the ladies? In the Middle-east, men have worn its essence for centuries, and Lumière Noire Pour Homme's thorny rose is positively Byronic in its brooding, romantic virility.
The green facet of the blossom and the dark, earthy whiff of patchouli are pulled into chypre territory by a lash of artemisia (also known as mugwort) – the bitter, green herb that dominates the top notes of Robert Piguet's classic Bandit or Caron's Yatagan – warmed by an oriental blend of cumin and cinnamon. This is a rose tucked behind the ear of Errol Flynn in his best swashbuckling mode, crushed against a young Marlon Brando's torso or ripped by the teeth of a carnivorous lover. Bask in this “Black Light for Men”, and you may never want to see daylight again.