Originally Posted by narcus
- Turins review, of course!
I nabbed a small bottle of VdN extrait (somewhat vintage) last year on ebay as a result of having read Turin's "blog". It's an amazing scent in and of itself and I enjoy wearing it at home but I can't help but think it might come across (as Turin/Sanchez describe it in Perfumes: The Guide) as 'glamorous': "... Guerlain ... it already had a couple of glamorous classic orientals in Vol de Nuit and Shalimar,..."
I'd prefer to think I'm wrong but I find that this rich / glamorous feel might not be the way many post-modern men would want to come across in the public sphere. Actually, I hope
I'm wrong here! (I'm the easily persuaded type and open to viewing something from a different angle.) I'm sure the edt (which I haven't tried yet) has a different feel to it. I don't find the extrait at all "powdery" as Mr. Guerlain describes. I look forward to reading what others might have to say about the edt.
Interestingly, VdN is often compared to other scents in P: TG, such as: "... Shaal Nur [Etro] is a woody-warm vetiver, not a million miles from Vol de Nuit but leaner and drier. Very nice."
Bienvenido a Basenotes! Voy a estar no tan lejos de Barcelona en Junio para una semana! Hay buenas tiendas de perfumes en Barcelona?? (tambien de tipo "niche"?)