Halfway Paul Smith Man and Dior Homme, a sort of spicy-dusty “grey” iris-tonka fragrance loaded with synthetic amber nuances, a ton of cheap soapy musk (you’ll get it all on the drydown) and a hint of smoke. Clearly similar to Dior Homme – the kind of “similar” connecting a counterfeit PU leather replica of a Hermès Birkin bag to the original one. A strong will to be content with very little, a bit of imagination and really low pretenses can make the purchase worthy. The same here; Eau de Nuit smells heavily and almost annoyingly cheap and not exactly “inspired” from the point of view of the creativity... but well, it works somehow, especially since the prices seem quite low. It’s warm, slightly sweet, dark but gentle, a resemblance with the drydown of Body Kouros pops out on the drydown. *Indifferent shrug*.
In my opinion two new fragrances by GA in 2013 both are without innovator. first Eau Pour homme that is like old version and this one Eau de Nuit is so familiar for me.Not a bad quality a product,not a bad scent,very Nice and well-balanced composition. Soft, Charming,Cute,Wrm,Comfortable and Sweet.
Blending top notes of bergamot and pink pepper with a sensual and masculine heart of nutmeg,cardamom and iris. amber.cedar and tonka bean make up Eau de Nuit base.In fact it is calm and elegant with lovely notes in the base for a touch of warm sensuality.
This EDT is not overpowering cloying or heavy as some orientals can be and this is the best characterestic it for me so if you like orintals but find some of them to be overwhelming,check this one out. Suitable for cold weather.Perfect for Intimate occasions.Totally if you are starting to make a collection this may be a great choice.
Longevity?Good on my skin.
Delight in the iconic Armani bottle(rendered super cool by the inky glass), but don't expect much after the atomiser has been deployed.
It is in essence a more expensive and muscular version of Cavalli Black. They share the same monochromatic early and middle phases, and it's as bleak and featureless an olfactory landscape as you will find anywhere. It is dry, peppery, and slightly spicy, but it lacks nuance, creativity and is rather predictable.
The light at the end of a seemingly interminable tunnel is the endearing dry down. It may be familiar, but the sweet tonka and amber finish is surprisingly robust, and plays well against the pinched dryness of the cedar.
The final couple of hours almost compensate for the preceding dreariness, but not quite.
24th June, 2014 (last edited: 28th August, 2014)
A slightly spicy bergamot gives way to a blandly synthetic cardomon, which develops into an ultra-generic drydown of wood and vanilla. The longevity of about three hours is not impressive either. One would expect better from GA.
Well, Armani seems to think of itself as the ultimate fashion brand (what could be extended to its fragrance line)... It's the only reason to launch a super-ultra-overpriced fragrance with that kind of juice. Totally common, uninspired, bland scent. They must think everything launched under their trademark will be a success: It just needs a nice bottle.
Ok, I could rate it with a big "thumbs down", but It's not a bad fragrance. It's just common, non-original and overpriced.
The iris note could be translated as powder. Add a generic sweet smell, put some generic spice (probably pepper) and voilà: Eau de nuit. There's nothing new here. I got it as a gift and here's my advice: save your money! You can get closer scents for 1/3 the price: Banderas The secret, Silver shadow private and even D&G the one. I guess nobody will notice the difference if you use one of these instead of Nuit.