Summary: I was all set to love this. Firstly, it's a Guerlain. Secondly, the bottle is strikingly beautiful, and the name reminds me of a Howard Hughes movie (only if Howard Hughes was French). However, this is one of those Guerlains that doesn't develop on me. It smelled exactly as aldehydic and synthetic on my skin after hours of wear as it did straight from the sample...pretty much as if I rubbed fancy nail polish remover on my skin. Also it gave me a bit of a rash. So sad!
Summary: Despite Vol de Nuit's legendary status, it does nothing for me, after 30 minutes the aldehydes settle in and don't budge. I'm fasting drawing the conclusion that my skin does not like aldehydes as I seem to find this with every perfume that I know contains prominent aldehydes, i.e. Chanel #5 and a couple of Carons. I never encounter this with perfumes from Serge Lutens, Montale etc that omit this chemical ingredient. A perfume lesson has been learned!
Summary: I got a decant of this based on the reviews here... I don't know. Its typical Guerlain. It smells "old fashioned" like Grandma's perfume you smelled as a kid. Not that its a bad thing- there's a nostalgia to it. But there's still something "off" about it, dusty almost. I think it also lacks complexity and fades too fast (if you liked the scent that would be a bad thing).
Summary: This fragrance fully encompasses what I believe to be a vintage, old fashioned scent you'd find tucked away in your grandmother's attic. It smells old yet powdery, synthetic and strong. Not for me.
Summary: aber ich kann die Euphorie für den Duft hier nicht teilen. Für mich riecht er muffig, kratzig und nach Oma. Er ist definitiv nichts für junge Frauen. Ich assoziiere sogar Schweiß und "ungewaschen" mit dem Duft. Verstehe absolut nicht, warum er hier so gut abschneidet.