Valentino Noir Absolu Oud Essence by Valentino Perfume. For the woman with a creative streak, Valentino Noir Absolu Oud Essence is a fragrance designed to be layered with other perfumes. Accords of woods, spices and herbs blend to create a supple base layer. Powdery with notes of cedar, saffron, myrtle, leather and agarwood, this fragrance is soft and long lasting. Apply to your pressure points and enjoy the pleasure of experimenting to create your own unique signature scent. First released in 2018, this 3.4-ounce eau de parfum spray comes packaged in a studded ebony flacon.