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Vol de Nuit Évasion (2007)
by Guerlain


Vol de Nuit Évasion information

Year of Launch2007
AvailabilityIn Production / Limited Edition
Average Rating
(based on 52 votes)

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Parent CompanyLVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton

About Vol de Nuit Évasion

Limited Distribution fragrance only available at Aelia's stores in France and the UK

Reviews of Vol de Nuit Évasion

Aldehydes, peach and iris is what I smell at first. Soft and vintage feeling powdery floral plus a nice peach note over a vanilla base. The vanilla/iris combo reminds me of Shalimar and I am guessing that the same materials are used as it has the signature Guerlain DNA.
19th October, 2018
Évasion lives in an interesting space that's very Guerlain, in both a good and less-good way.

On one hand, it's a vanillin/violet ionone perfume, so it's got the loud candied sweetness of their modern, less refined marshmallows-and-candy perfumes, but it's also filled out with that doughy, peachy sandalwood from Mitsouko and L'Heure Bleue, as well as some of Guerlain's signature greens and booze, so it's got some of Guerlain's best DNA in it as well, so it lives somewhere between a Le Petit Robe Noir flanker and a proper Guerlinade masterwork.

All told, I certainly would have preferred a more distinguished drydown than the marshmallow fluff Évasion offers, especially after the Guerlinade ingredients up top, but this is still complex and shows just enough respect to Guerlain's top shelf history to warrant a thumbs up.
30th July, 2017
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United States
Vol de Nuit Evasion is a powdery vanilla with peach and soft florals. No more, no less. Its well made and smells good. It is pretty and feminine and not the least bit challenging. BUT it smells like a lot of other vanillic powdery fruity scents.

Cheers to those who love Vol de Nuit Evasion, I'm happy you love it. I just wonder about the intense hyperbole surrounding this scent. Having just sampled it, I've got to say I thought it was nice but certainly not as special or deserving of the hype its gotten. Truth be told, I don't even find it interesting enough to keep the decant. If you can, please try before you buy and don't get sucked in by the hype.
17th October, 2015
Latest news: Because of Attrape Coeur being withdrawn by Guerlain, Vol de Nuit Evasion has also been taken off the shelves. (It was indeed the edt version of AC and nothing to do with VdN.)
01st August, 2010
The very first notes I get are galbanum and oakmoss. Supposed to be following florals like rose, jasmine and iris are not there, just spicy cloves like note embodied in resin. Then comes the amber woods base (maybe too early, just in half an hour) and stay there dark and gloomy. When resinous medicinal notes combine with darker notes of woods and amber reminds me of a shadowed room of an old patient; just gloomy. The only light containing note in this scent is vanilla which raises the mood to some extent. Well after all you may be surprised to hear me say that it is a good scent. This is like a big amber ring that I would not wear but can recommend to an amber loving friend.
10th February, 2010
This is a lovely fragrance, and I was a pleasantly surprised by it. I bought it unsniffed in Paris and was delighted to discover something that is very much in the Guerlain style. It has a rich ambery and vanillic base, but the overall composition is quite dry and dark. While displaying typical Guerlain richness, the perfume is not too heavy, and so might be ideal for someone who admires Guerlain, but finds their classics just a bit too much. I don't necessarily think this is a masterpiece, but it is a worthy addition to the Guerlain fan's wardrobe, and it makes a refreshing change from the classics from time to time. Besides, you can never have too many Guerlains!
10th May, 2009

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