Thoughts on Encre Noire? I'm thinking of blindly buying an almost new one for 35 bucks, worth it? Encre Noire isn't one of those generic fragrances that's designed to appeal to nearly everyone. It's very distinctive--very dark, earthy, and masculine. The vetiver note is very pronounced. And as the name suggests, it's also inky. If this would serve as your daily fragrance, I'd probably not buy it blind. But if you just want to add an interesting, distinctive fragrance to your lineup, I'd say go for it. $35 isn't the greatest deal in history, but it's not bad either.