Heya Guerlain Lovers,
There’s been a lot of thunking talk around here and I have been rediscovering decants of things I bought bottles of, put away for safe keeping or just put aside and completely forgot about. Here’s a very embarrassing admission, I have an old Surrender To Chance 5ml decant of Guerlain Nuit d’Amour, the spritzer is a bit dicky so I only used it the once. I also have a bottle in use and an untouched backup. TRAGIC!
Nuit d’Amour by Guerlain 2006
Parfumo gives these featured accords:
Top: Lychee, Pink pepper
Heart: May rose, Violet
Base: Sandalwood, White musk, Iris
Sweet lychee and the fizz of pink pepper over o rose violet bouquet. It’s a bit dated now, smells like it could come from the L’Occitane range or would fit perfectly into the current crop of Maison Christian Dior Collection. A fruity wash of loveliness that doesn’t push any boundaries, create new paths or even have much to say for itself.
Here’s the think though, as trite and lacklustre an offering Nuit d’Amour is I still LOVE it. Though it doesn’t get an awful lot of skin time around here, when I do spritz it is perfect. A subdued, fruity floral nothing that smells so good. It manages sweet without the ultra high octane sugar rush or the familiar trope of bakery. The floral bouquet is crisp and tart, hinting at citrus and green tea. Leading to a soft focus laundry-clean dry down that never loses its hint of lychee.
In personality Nuit d’Amour most resembles Champs Elysees, yet they smell nothing alike. The same flirty, fun and freshly dewy disposition. A spritz and go beauty that has quite good longevity and a diffuse projection, it will surprise people sitting with you after a few minutes. Stealth loveliness.
So I’m using up my decant. It’s over half empty now. I’m going to slam thunk it tomorrow.
Do you like or love Nuit d’Amour?