Isn't it weird, Galamb?
The first hour I had it on my skin (from a sample) I kept saying to myself, 'What is this!?' Is it a floral? A chypre? A leather? It's got a little 'evil' vibe to it (kind of like No. 88 does) but it's not as dandy-fied or English smelling (whatever that means). IMO, it is everything that I wanted Domenico Caraceni to be (I still have not warmed up to DC). Some compare it to Cabochard by Gres (or Aramis, for that matter), but I couldn't smell the connection. I think, like you, a decant of Rose de Nuit would be more than enough for me to keep my interest piqued.
I also think it's strange that more men here on BN don't talk about RdN, when clearly we discuss SO MANY other rose scents here. Silly, isn't it?