* Incredibly complex and warm blend of oud, vetiver, mint, powder, musk, incense and sandalwood
* Niche level of quality at a discounter price
* Very affordable
* Beautiful for the cooler weather seasons
* Very strong performance
* Not unisex
* Not suitable for younger users
* Oud is still a polarizing aroma for some
* Very underrated
Lalique's Encre Noire A L'Extreme ("To the extreme") is both aptly named and understated at the same time. Straight up: this is SUPERB quality for the price. It's a niche level cologne for a discounter price. The only other cologne I'd place on the same level is Bentley For Men Intense which I also recommend. Encre Noire A L'Extreme punches WAY way above its affordable price point. How this is not getting more hype online is beyond me.
This is a wood forward fragrance with a complex and warm blend of oud, vetiver (grass), mint, powder and musk (patchouli), incense, and sandalwood. It has an incredibly strong performance with great longevity, projection and sillage.
All this said, the oud note is going to make this very polarizing for some, especially in North America. It's a very masculine cologne and is definitely not unisex. It also leans older and would not be appropriate for younger users. It's great for cooler weather, dates, outdoor activities and formal occasions.
I have debated about purchasing this for a while and when I finally did I regretted instantly after first spray!
I would not recommend if you prefer strong scents( I don’t understand why it’s A’l Extreme). You can probably use it for daily wear but doesn’t stand out even when it dries down. Infact it smells like a cardboard
A very high quality product of niche quality from the packaging to the very rich and rich aroma.
A chic aroma, at the start it is sharp and looks like a medicine, but as it calms down it is very beautiful, persistent, deep.
There's a very big friction alcohol opening and than its a okay woods and inky fragrance not a beast but it doesn't cost a lot either
It is a sophisticated scent, that will thrill those with the ability to pick out the subtleties of this fragrance. Doesn’t show it’s true nature until the 2 to 3rd hour. Wonderfully unique after that point onwards