Melanie’s Favourite Versace Fragrance: Crystal Noir

Melanie’s favourite Versace fragrance: Crystal Noir

We love spending time with Scent Lodge’s talented and passionate fragrance expert Melanie Caplan. Nobody can describe a scent like her. Her enthusiasm and knowledge are infectious. We luckily had the opportunity to spend some time with her this month and asked her to share with us her favourite Versace fragrance and why. Her response is surprising.

Fragrance Expert Melanie Caplan
Fragrance Expert Melanie Caplan

“Crystal Noir is red carpet-worthy and sensual…with a youthful appeal,” she says. “It makes me feel feminine, confident and alluring. I always receive compliments when I wear this Versace fragrance.” This sensual and delicate scent for her is built around a creamy, luminous gardenia note. Perfumer Antoine Lie perfectly balances the floral note with rich black fig, sensual amber and musk ingredients creating a dark and mysterious character that is ideal for evening.

“I’m a sucker for fig,” she continues. “And Donatella likes to use fig as in the hot summer days Italians sit under the shade of fig trees to enjoy a meal together. The smell of fig reminds her of time spent with family and friends.”

Scent Style: a sensual, sexy floral-oriental for her

Key ingredients: blackcurrant, black fig, violet, tuberose, frangipani, jasmine, sandalwood, cashemeran, vanilla, heliotropine

Scent fact: Perfumers use black fig notes to give a fragrance a rich, sweet character.

Versace fragrances are available in Canada at, Shoppers Drug Mart stores,, Hudson’s Bay stores, and Sephora stores.

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  • Daniela sborlini
    August 15, 2022 at 11:37 am

    I still haven’t tired this but can’t wait till I do!!!

  • September Dee
    August 4, 2022 at 1:22 pm

    This is one of my favourites as well. All Versace Crystal scents are lovely and I find this one to be the most complex. There are layers to this scent that are captivating. It is very jmpressive.

  • Rhonda Stefani
    August 3, 2022 at 2:09 am

    Really like her description & the fantastic notes used for Crystal Noir.

  • Angela Citrigno
    August 1, 2022 at 11:20 pm

    Listening to Melanie describe Versace Crystal Noir during the live Versace Twitter party was so captivating. She definitely loves this fragrance. I can see why, it’s a beautiful fragrance.

  • Katarina Gratton
    August 1, 2022 at 2:38 pm

    Love, love, love this scent!

  • Linda L
    August 1, 2022 at 11:43 am

    Melanie’s definitely a passionate fragrance expert! Her descriptions of fragrances are visually appealing. Love her choice of Versace Crystal Noir!! Those figs….

  • Elizabeth Vlug
    August 1, 2022 at 9:05 am

    Sounds lovely. Thank you for sharing.