Lucien Lelong scents (there were only about 30 of them) kept renewing their lives under different names. Once a scent had run its course, Lelong retired it for a few years, then brought it out again under a different name.
In those days there was no Basenotes, there were no perfume reviews, there were no bloggers, and women usually stuck to no more than a half dozen scents for their boudoir moods. It was a well kept secret.
Opening Night has been released also as La Premiere, Tempest and Orage. It is a lovely green chypre, a cross between Coty's 1927 L'Aimant (which it most resembles in its top notes) and Millot's 1925 Crepe de Chine (which it resembles in its green dry down.) As a tribute to both scents, it works in combining the two.
It's quite nice, not a stunner, but certainly no slouch. A scent certainly worth seeking out if you are into vintage and especially if you are a fan of the Coty and Millot scents mentioned above.
This is a stunning vintage fragrance, they way i would imagine the dressing room of some of the 1930's actresses to smell like. beautiful somewhat powdery in the drydown, like the beautiful make up in a theatre with a gentle sweetness to it. Love it.
Sadly, this is quite awful. It may have been innovative in 1935, but it smells just like every other drug store cologne from the 70's. Heavy, sweet and overpowering. It is endlessly linear and boring. I have a 4 oz. vintage bottle. Luckily I love the bottle.