Reviews and Problems with Annick Goutal Les Nuits D'Hadrien
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30 April 2013
Summary: This one is for lemon lovers. Looking at the rich colours of the packaging and mysterious name, I guess I was expecting a love child of Eau d'Hadrien and Fleurs d'Oranger. Wrong. This is, on my skin, greener than Eau d'Hadrien, perhaps because it has some herbs which add depth to the radiant, luscious lemons of the opening. I can smell some tarragon (?) and some basil, but caraway, cypress and others are lost on me.
Summary: Sometimes people rub us the wrong way when we first meet them, and perfumes can do the same. This happened to me with LES NUITS D'HADRIEN. For whatever reason, I just did not process this perfume when I first wore it. I had picked up a small tester with cap scent unsniffed from a discounter, which seemed like a safe enough gamble: I love EAU D'HADRIEN, and I admire and respect the house of Annick Goutal. What could go wrong?
Summary: My new HG scent! I have both the EDP and the EDT of this fragrance and they smell quite different to me. I originally purchased the EDT and fell in love with the initial citrus burst and the herby mid-notes. I'm not the best at describing perfume notes, as I never really smelled a scent with distinct top, middle, and basenotes until I smelled Les Nuits d'Hadrien. The opening is fresh citrus and lasts about 5 minutes on my skin.
Summary: this smells like how i imagine an orange orchard in tuscany to smell in the dead of summer at sundown. it smells of earth and steam and citrus and salty.....yet sweet and it haunts you...i smell my wrist the whole time i am wearing it. it goes into your nose and then stop...and makes you smell again...and it has no overwhelming lingering sweetness or bitter..its got that powder, but its almost like an orange powder..with vanilla..something very subtle...
Summary: I chose this out of 70 sample decants I got from The Perfumed Court as my number one favorite. I am a freak for lemon scents but they usually smell bitter or are gone in five minutes. This one is lemon-yellow fresh with no bitterness and with ten big blasts of the eau de parum, it lasts for hours. That delicious lemony goodness lasts and lasts and I have not found this in my sampling of every lemon scent out there I can get my hands on.
Summary: This is my current HG. I find Eau d'Hadrien too perfumey, a bit sharp and even masculine on my skin (please note that I am not a "girly scent" kind of person and I have worn several unisex scents in the past) - but Les Nuits feels much warmer, softer, a tad sweet, almost a confort scent, but still complex and elegant.
Summary: I absolutely adore this smell. I used to have my favourite Chanel No 5, but now I just cannot get enough of it. It's one of those smells that does not wear me out. Plus, I don't smell like the half of the High Street, it's still very unique and rare...
Summary: I bought this from Macy's at Mall of America and it was sold to me as a women's fragrance - I am sure this is a men's scent or unisex at least . Mine is in the square brown bottle . This is a beautiful fragrance though - I still wear mine sometimes even though I suspect this is the men's version . It's citrusy, spicy and deep. I won't buy it again though - it's not one of those fragrances that I can truly say I have fallen in love with and I must always have .
Summary: Reminds me of lemon verbena soap -- bright clean citrus. I don't get much of the patchouli, amber and cumin at all...those notes scare me because they tend to turn sour or curry-like on my skin, but whatever there is of those notes in this scent, it is very very faint. Although Les Nuits d'Hadrien is unisex, I don't think I'd be mistaken for wearing a men's cologne. It pairs really well with Bliss Labs lemon and sage body products especially.
Summary: At first I preferred the original D'Hadrien, but this one in perfume form has more complexity to it. The lemon on my skin stands out for a few hours but is slowly joined by spices and a light but dirty patchouli, which normally I cannot stand. This is warm yet refreshing. The lemon really balances the spices well. It can get a little chemical smelling after the first one or two on some skins I have noticed. For me, I love it.