Cé Noir has an enjoyable, inoffensive smell — and that’s my main issue with it. Of the few things Beyoncé said about the scent in her unboxing video, what stood out was that she wanted to create a “monolithic” fragrance. It’s accurate. It smells like someone who is comfortable with uniformity and sameness, which feels out of step with the whole vibe of Renaissance.
— Read more in Beyoncé’s Cé Noir Fragrance Is Not What We Expected at Allure.