WHAT I SMELL: Sex sells…and the Eris Parfums line is all about sex. But before I get ahead of myself…on the skin, Night Flower is initially very sweet and sparkling, then quickly a warm and voluptous cardamom that’s seems to be wrapped in a light coating of honey comes rushing forward. The perfume is wonderfully sexy at this point, rather like the movement of a silken slip that playfully falls off the shoulders. There’s a warmth to the perfume, but the warmth feels like it’s generating from the skin vs. the perfume. After 10 minutes, a dirtied light leather moves its way in. The leather adds another dimension of seduction as the playfulness of the opening moves towards a more serious tone. After some more time, the perfume seems to recede and darken as you’ll need to lean in close to experience its hidden mysteries. In the end, the perfume is this quiet whisper of a burning ember of patchouli. It feels like at any time, the spark of the fire could explode and burst out of control.
From the Eris Parfums website:
NIGHT FLOWER Eau de Parfum opens with a blast of fresh, aromatic cardamom. Animalic leather and suede wrap around a narcotic Indian tuberose, drying down to a cozy base of birch tar, patchouli, cinnamon and tonka.
“Night Flower is a leathery, animalic floral fragrance. Spellbinding, sexual and addictive.” – Antoine Lie (Perfumer)
THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE NIGHT FLOWER: come-hither, tempered, controlled
BOTTOM LINE: Letting your inner sexual self reveal itself is easy to do with the new line of Eris Parfums. Night Flower is my favorite in the line and is probably the most tame of the three in the collection. But there’s just enough hidden mystery to make one just feel that you’re letting your dark side come out to play.
- Bone Rating: 4 out of possible 5 bones
- Scent: Floral Woody Musk
- Nose: Antoine Lie
- Classification: Unisex
- Expense: $150 for 50 ml eau de parfum