Hey Howie -
A night-time scent implies parties, social settings and something that will exude confidence and masculinity (and also not too clubby - like 1 Million). Just by choosing the two scents you did to compare shows me you have taste and want a nice warm and sensual/inviting aroma that is in the oriental-vibe (tonka/vanilla base with rich top and middle notes). I know both of these fragrances well (and really appreciate both - they are exceptional, period) but I would actually suggest you look at, for better comparison to Cristobal Pour Homme by Balenciaga, at Marcel Roucel's awesome fragrance he created the year before Jacques Bogart Pour Homme - TL Pour Lui (2003) by Ted Lapidus. It is a wonderful vanilla scent that is lifted with mint, bergamot, florals (including a very nice orange blossom note that is wonderful). I don't think Balenciaga's Cristobal Pour Homme bottling is too sweet or cloying. I actually find it to be extremely refined, elegant and a true oriental composition that integrates both a nice tea note (spectacular actually) and very nice tobacco leaves. I love the gorgeous and well-blended top notes of spice & herbs - artemisia, coriander, white pepper (clean but spicy) and a dash of nutmeg that helps transition into the heart (which is the awesome tea and tobacco leaves). It has fantastic use of benzoin, vanilla and amber forming the base notes along with a nice touch of sandalwood and patchouli (which is not too sharp). Balance and harmonious fragrance by Gerard Anthony - 9+/10. Read my full review of Jacques Bogart Pour Homme (which also mentions a comparison to Roucel's TL Pour Lui bottle). If you are looking for two scents more comparable (one being cheaper) from Roucel to Cristobal Pour Homme, TL Pour Lui has more of that ethereal feel...however, Balenciaga's bottling is simply in another class by itself.
Jacques Bogart PH is a great fragrance on its own merit...period. Please read more if you are interested.