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.
Summary: I get very little sillage from Vol de Nuit. In order to smell it I really have to hold my wrist to my nose. This goes for both the Parfum and the EDT. This and the exorbitant price are the main reasons why I wouldn't buy a bottle, but it is still a beautiful fragrance. Vol de Nuit in the EDT form starts out with a really funny bit of Jean Nate mixed with Aliage (the real stuff from the 80s).
Summary: Whoa, I'm having some problems with my "The Guide" 5 Stars... first "Chinatown," now this I just can't stand. Okay, I hated this less than the Chinatown but it dried down to what basically smelled like rubber. And not the clean new-tire rubber of "Bulgari Black," but a dirty old rubber ball, like the kind I used to bounce against a wall as a kid. This is weirding me out -- could it be I have a major personal problem with tuberose?
Summary: This review is for the parfum version of Vol de Nuit. It is unfortunate for me that the Guerlains in general all appear to have quite a bit of trouble rising and evolving on my skin into anything more than a mishmash of notes. Vol de Nuit is no exception, which is so unfortunate for me, and will certainly end my quest into the depths of the Guerlain collection.
Summary: This gets 3 points for history and no points for wearablility on my skin. It turns very nasty and old fashioned on me. Very much a greenish, dusty chypre that can knock birds out of the air at ten paces, even though it stays close to the skin. I'm glad some people can wear this, but I'm unfortunately not one of them. Sample this first, ladies, before buying.
Summary: When I think of Guerlain's fragrances an old song comes to mind: "They're writing songs of love, but not for me..." ("Four Weddings & a Funeral", among many other films). If you have any knowledge of perfume, you know you're supposed to love Guerlain's creations. I mean, it's really not an option to say that you don't – if you want to be taken seriously. (And truth be told, I do love Mitsouko and L'Heure Bleue sometimes, phew! But the rest of them...
Summary: EDT REVIEW: I like the old-fashioned woodsy spiced musk scent of Vol de Nuit. It smells rather nice on my skin. It is definitely for Oriental lovers. It becomes a bit more interesting upon drydown. I will enjoy & finish off this bottle, but I don't think I will repurchase- unless it grows on me. I also have a sample of the EDP which I am going to try- I will update.UPDATE: While I will not become a loyal wearer of Vol de Nuit- I still believe it deserves 3 lippies.
Ein ruhiger Flug mit einer unerwartet unsanften Landung
18 August 2013
Summary: "Vol de Nuit" und ich belauern uns seit Tagen, beobachten jede Regung des Anderen argwöhnisch und hoffen doch insgeheim, dass endlich das Gegenüber nachgibt und einen oder vielmehr den ersten und entscheidenen Schritt tut. Aber dazu mag sich keiner von uns durchringen. Dabei fing unsere noch junge Beziehung relativ vielversprechend an.