Originally Posted by L'eaulita
cestrum nocturnum! I have to suppress the urge to nuzzle into you right now lol
As an aside (apologies for the hijack) do you know of any good fragrances that capture the beauty of cestrum nocturnum? Such an elusive scent, both botanically and commercially. I have just ordered some Raat Ki Rani
oil off Ebay and am hoping for the best, but thought you may have some secret knowledge as to any obscure finds.
It drives me nuts that I can only obtain that scent during Summer when my neighbour's lush vines puff out their seducing sighs at me, at random. L'heure Bleue captures some of it, but not close enough.
Lol, nuzzling is fine, although I think people might generally be more interested in muzzling
I love your screen name by the way!
Sadly, I have not been able to find any good representations of c. nocturnum in perfumes either! I am totally addicted to the scent, but do grow anosmic to it quickly; it’s such torture, as I just want to smell it more and more! (I have only smelled the bushy kind, not a vine. I have other true jasmine vines, but they are less intoxicating and heady, and seem more easily replicated.) I have read that Jasmin de Nuit is supposed to be close; while it is nice, I did not find it similar. Oddly, the smell of the new version of L’Origan *sniffed from the dry sprayer only* reminded me most of it, but once it is sprayed it is not similar AT ALL.
Ok, to pretend I was not completely off topic this entire time, here are my streetwalker/starlet picks for today:
Streetwalker: Sensuous Nude (which also turns into a revolting cheap musk on my skin, just like VB)