Summary: This is my soul's scent in the way that Arvo Pärt plays my soul's music. Here I am laid bare: spartan resilient resins, warm generous vanilla, spare beautiful florals flying out beyond prettiness. This vibrates celestial, best viewed from the perspective of 10,000 feet. Whereas I remain endlessly curious for other scents, they are just that: other.
Excerpt: I bought it as a summer perfume for my mother who loves a little heavier oriental perfume usually. Vol de Nuit EDT is very wearable even in humid summer. It might sound funny but you may feel like you use slightly sweet powder in cool forest. I guess mature people can handle it in both casual and special occasions.
Pros: Great Smell, Great Value, Not Overpowering, Sensual
Summary: Vol de Nuit feels like another time, place, or state of mind. Born of a vision, an inspiration, the mood of an era gone by - and it manages to remain relevant and intimate to admirers born decades after its creation. It is a very atmospheric fragrance, and in me it evokes a sense of peace, introspection, and sometimes a vast, airy loneliness.
Summary: I was fully prepared to love (and purchase) this Guerlain. Unfortunately, it failed to impress me enough to obtain a full bottle. Regardless, VdN is a must-sample for anyone serious about perfume. I am just starting to understand the "Guerlainade" of Guerlain fragrance, and VdN is Guerlainade. The opening is *very* much like Mitsouko to me. As it VdN dries, all I get is Samsara, Samsara, and Samsara - in otherwoods, woody.
Excerpt: When I was a child I "stole" from my mother a few of her perfumes, this was one of them. It still gives me a feeling of great value, now it is mine and it has the fragrance of my childhood. I love it very much, without being able to accurately describe its features, but I can imagine that Marlene Dietrich or Ava Gardner could have used it.
Excerpt: This is one of the most beautiful perfume I know and I am a GUERLAIN addict! Beside you don't find the refillable bottle in France anymore. I don't mind waiting for one month and paying the french taxes as I did; it's still worth it. I would recommend Fragrance X anytime.
Pros: Draws Compliments, Great Smell, Great Value, Long-Lasting, Rare, Sensual