WHAT I SMELL: Nuit d’Amour opens softly with lightly sweetened lychee fruitiness that swiftly blends with a touch of pink pepper and a softened rose that seems to be puffed with air floating underneath. The perfume is rather dreamy and is surrounded in a cloudy haze that hovers over the perfumed skin. Soon enough, a soft violet blends itself in the dreamy concoction. But here the violet is less innocent, but more knowing and rather mature. After a short time, a sandalwood begins to form as the base. Never heavy, it makes the perfect resting place for the lightly warmed florals. In the end, the perfume quiets even more, leaving you in a powdery haze of light florals wrapped in musky gauze.
From the Guerlain website:
Jean-Paul Guerlain created Nuit d’Amour as a tribute to Gustav Klimt and one of his works of art: “Lady with Hat and Feather Boa.” This floral, powdery and woody fragrance recalls the stirring emotion that might strike when you encounter an unknown woman with indefinable charm.
Powdery and Woody Floral.
Sweet, moving, feminine.
Top notes: lychee, pink pepper.
Heart notes: May rose, violet.
Base notes: sandalwood, white musks, iris.
WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME: I can’t argue with Jean-Paul Guerlain’s inspiration of Gustav Klimt’s “Lady with Hat and Feather Boa.”
THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE NUIT D’AMOUR: reserved, refined, soft
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT NUIT D’AMOUR: Bois de Jasmin, Australian Perfume Junkies
BOTTOM LINE: I so much want to love this perfume. It’s soft, it’s pretty, but there’s just not enough of it. It’s much too restrained to command any affection from me. That said, it’s really nice…just really nice and that’s a shame.
- Bone Rating: 3 out of possible 5 bones
- Scent: Woody Floral
- Nose: Jean Paul Guerlain
- Classification: Feminine
- Expense: 125 ml Eau de Parfum. Exclusively at Guerlain Boutiques as part of the Les Parisiennes collection.
June 23, 2019 at 12:29 pm
You can tell how seriously I’m not a Guerlain fan from the fact I haven’t even heard about this perfume. I would have tried it. I mean, I will try it if I ever come across it: the “less Guerlain” it is, the more chances I’ll like it. Thought, now when I’m thinking of it, I don’t like those “bee” bottles: at that size I expect an AA cologne and not a refined parfum (I know, it’s all in my head).
July 1, 2019 at 5:55 pm
LOL. I would have not tried it had I not made it to a Guerlain store (which are far and few between). Nice thing is that they gave me a very large sample 🙂