Christian Dior has launched La Colle Noire, the latest addition to their upscale La Collection Privée Christian Dior fragrance series. La Colle Noire was named for the Château de La Colle Noire in Fayence, Dior's vacation home from 1951 until his death (the house was purchased by the Dior brand in 2013). La Colle Noire follows 2015's Fève Délicieuse.
La Colle Noire is a sunny composition in homage to the land of Grasse, which plays a vital role in the history of Dior fragrances, and to its flower queen, Rose de Mai. Located not far from Grasse, the Château de La Colle Noire was purchased by Christian Dior in 1951. It was, for him, a genuine haven of peace lovingly shaped by his own hand, where he grew his beloved flowers that had already become the signature of Dior fragrances.
François Demachy, Dior Perfumer-Creator, drew inspiration from this bountiful place to build his fragrance around an intense, expressive and dense Absolute of Centifolia Rose. "La Colle Noire" is an incisive floral. A faceted fragrance that is rosy, woody, ambery and musky all at once.
[...] "La Colle Noire celebrates Rose de Mai melded with spices, woods, amber and musks. The Grasse Rose is unique, spicy and powerful. It is not overly sweet, it conveys all the raw and sun-drenched beauty of this region in the south of France." — François Demachy, Dior Perfumer-Creator
Additional notes for the rose-centered fragrance include clove, gaiac, sandalwood and white musk.
Christian Dior La Colle Noire is available in 125 ($210) or 250 ml.
(via dior, Bangkok Post 4/19/2016)