A patchouli-heavy gentleman scent of yesterday. I don't think it has aged well. Not particularly likable on my skin or suitable for a hot country like mine. At least the vintage juice is much potent than the washed-out dilution that is the modern version.
A rather stuffy description of a very good fragrance:
“Traditional, masculine scent with spicy undertones. A masculine foundation
of sweet, powdery, leathery, and musky notes further enhance and conclude the fragrance.”
Heading out the door in a few to get my hair cut... after mowing and a quick shower, I wasn't done with having the bright, citrusy aura - I made a great Jo Malone blend of Orange Blossom, Amber & Lavender, and Lime, Basil & Mandarin Colognes. It's a perfect sunny day pick-me-up.
Here's one of 'em
Happy Birthday, Strollyourlobster! Have a wonderful weekend.
Today I'm wearing Guerlain Vol de Nuit parfum from a sample, and ladies & gentlemen, I am in LOVE!! Good god this is amazing. It has that signature Guerlain powdery praline effect of L'Heure Bleue, and Mitsouko, with less sweetness apparent and a bit more soft spiciness; it's gorgeously woody and resinous.
Now the bad news. This is the pure parfum and it's almost gone from my skin! An hour after application I practically have to bury my nose plus breathe hot air into my wrist (!) to get faint whiffs. It must be my dry skin. Even with moisturizer it just eats up fragrance. What a shame.
I don't think Vol de Nuit is made in edp, but I'd be tempted to treat the parfum as such, and spray it, just to get a little more than a couple dabs. It's pretty expensive for that, though. OR, I wonder if applying the parfum over the edt, would do anything...thinking out loud and diabolically rubbing hands together... I just love this perfume so much... must figure out a way...