Summary: For me, Vol de Nuit is distinguished and made exciting by its juxtaposition of disparate notes. Chalky, bitter galbanum and sour citrus smoothly interpenetrate a subtly-orientalized, earthy accord of oakmoss, benzoin and vanilla. The perfume straddles the divide between oriental and chypre.
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: Vol de Nuit, you were worth every hard-earned and carefully-saved penny. Created in 1933, the top notes are bergamot, galbanum and petit grain; heart notes are jasmine, daffodil and spices; base notes are earthy woods, iris, vanilla, amber and woodsy notes. Like so many perfumes I love it is an old and deep scent, sitting close to the skin -- but not so close as to make it not worth my while. I'll have to add more later.
Summary: Mitsouko and I simply don't get along. Shalimar is lovely but a bit too opulent on me, and besides, it's my mother's fragrance. Apres l'Ondee is a stunning floral, but I'm more of an oriental gal. L'Heure Bleue stays cold and aloof and never quite settles on my skin. But oh, Vol de Nuit is perfection. It smells so similar to L'Heure Bleue at first that I get a little nervous. Then the magic happens.
Summary: I absolutely adore this perfume, and it's my signature scent. It's a very sophisticated, adult scent, nothing prissy or girly. It's full on W.O.M.A.N. On my skin it's a warm, soft, woody, oriental-ish floral. I have no problem with it's sillage, as I often get compliments on it in the afternoon, long after I have initially put it on. A lovely, classic fragrance.
Summary: 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.
Summary: The most beautiful thing I've ever smelled, and that includes rain, lilacs and hockey rinks. A sexy, seductive, intelligent, mysterious, aloof, hypnotic, animalistic, bombshell, come-hither, ballsy broad perfume.
Summary: 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