La Nuit is a wonderful scent and has often been mentioned favorably on Basenotes. I would put it in the chypre category, and it could easily be described as animalistic, but I don't think overly so. If ever there was a gender neutral perfume, this one is it. Possibly had it been created by one of the more exclusive houses, I think it would have become a "classic." In my humble opinion, it is a perfect chypre.