Summary: A la nuit is the only jasmine I have that definitely doesn't turn urinous or funky on me; no indoles that I can smell. It goes on slightly synthetic and screechy if I spray, so I prefer to dab. If you spray, you get the immediate reaction, OMG what have I done and is it too sweet? In either case, I don't get moth ball indolic effect. (Sometimes I do get a mothball effect when I spray tuberose criminelle, but not when I dab).
Summary: When I walk the dog early in the morning or late at night, I get hit with the beautiful smell of night blooming jasmine sometimes and that what this perfume is - pure jasmine in all it's glory (which also means it borders on too sweet). I only have touched the surface of Serge Lutens scents but the few I have tried are either very complex or straightforward like this one. Nothing mysterious about what it is - so if you like jasmine, this is a great scent.
Excerpt: This is a "pow" night blooming jasmine fragrance that softens down to a lovely floral, honey spicy scent that lasts. if you love jasmine like I do then this is for you. Just a beautiful night time fragrance.
Pros: Great Smell, Great Value, Jasmine, Long-Lasting, Sensual, Sexy
Summary: A big no from me. Powder, soapy and sharp. Mothballs is all I get after dry down. Slight heachache to top it all off. I admire the quality and craftmanship of Serge fragrances and can understand what others may love about the ones I dislike but they certainly are hit and miss for most.
Summary: A la Nuit is the quintessential jasmine soliflore showcasing the Queen Of Night Flower in its sweet musky glory . Gorgeous addictive opening of honey -white-musk and of course all jasmine, the indolic ( fecal - like ) factor is kept in check making this scent highly wearable. The punch is in the opening notes and it soon quietens down to a soft musky jasmine . It is a very realistic jasmine ,very romantic ,quite dreamy.
Excerpt: Lovers of a pure, just-bloomed Jasmine, this is the one you have been looking for! Men, so many fragrances for us guys are built around jasmine, and many, many other floral scents. This is highly concentrated, as it is an eau de parfum, just one step away from pure parfum, so go easy when applying. It is wonderful alone, but is an amazing pop of "Roar!" to just about any other fragrance you use, and I use it both ways, and it lasts a long time!
Pros: Clean & Fresh, Draws Compliments, Great Smell, Long-Lasting, Not Overpowering, Sensual, Sexy
Summary: As with all Lutens it's either a love or hate relationship it seems. For whatever reason his fragrances evoke a very intense yes or no in the wearer. I have sampled many of this line, own a few, and while I can appreciate them for the art that they are, most I would never wear. A la nuit is one I do quite like and I do wear.
Summary: I bought a la nuit and used it for a couple of weeks and returned it to Barney's for another SL scent. A la nuit smells nice but it just does not have any lasting power people said they could only smell a faint scent of something on me.