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    Default Re: Vol de Nuit: a unisex

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    That's interesting rickbr, I have not myself smelled 'new' parfum (I love the vintage parfum) but that note that you are describing reminds me of Habit Rouge (Eau de Parfum). Is it anything like this?
    UPDATE: Since I posted this above, I have acquired a bottle of the 'new' parfum, although I must admit I haven't cut the string and opened/decanted/worn it yet. I will soon. The packaging, inner 'zebra print' box and bottle are retro-glam fabulous. Very classy.
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    Default Re: Vol de Nuit: a unisex

    still haven't tried this one!

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    Default Re: Vol de Nuit: a unisex

    ^^me either. Been on my list for a while.
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    I still prefer the parfum of VdN, even in warmer weather. Just a touch will last me all day.
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    I wear both Vol de Nuit and Miss Dior, my preference lies towards Vol de Nuit, although they are both very similar. I have never tried the vintage Vol de Nuit but I love the current extrait. And I have only ever tried the vintage Miss Dior extrait and it's the stuff I wear. Vol de Nuit seems warmer to me and speaks more to a vintage spirit I think.

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    Default Re: Vol de Nuit: a unisex

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    UPDATE: Since I posted this above, I have acquired a bottle of the 'new' parfum, although I must admit I haven't cut the string and opened/decanted/worn it yet. I will soon. The packaging, inner 'zebra print' box and bottle are retro-glam fabulous. Very classy.
    I finally broke into it and have been wearing it for the last month.

    I got a compliment from a guy when I wore it one night out to a bar. Seriously.

    Love this stuff! The parfum you only need to put a tiny bit on and it lasts and lasts.
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    Default Re: Vol de Nuit: a unisex

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    UPDATE: Since I posted this above, I have acquired a bottle of the 'new' parfum, although I must admit I haven't cut the string and opened/decanted/worn it yet. I will soon. The packaging, inner 'zebra print' box and bottle are retro-glam fabulous. Very classy.
    I finally broke into it and have been wearing it for the last month.

    I got a compliment from a guy when I wore it one night out to a bar. Seriously.

    Love this stuff! The parfum you only need to put a tiny bit on and it lasts and lasts.
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    Default Re: Vol de Nuit: a unisex

    How is the current EDT? In the 93 ml refillable bottle?

    Seems as though the parfum and EDC get a lot more love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canuck21 View Post
    How is the current EDT? In the 93 ml refillable bottle?

    Seems as though the parfum and EDC get a lot more love.
    Too powdery. And it doesn't last too long. Not my favorite at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Too powdery. And it doesn't last too long. Not my favorite at all.
    I sampled it and have to agree that it is short lived. The scent is nice but has me wanting to try the older formulations as I can imagine it being denser, longer lasting and a lot more going on.

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    The parfum version is calling my name. . . love the modern EdT, so I can only imagine how fine the parfum is. The thought of vintage bottles in circulation is too much to contemplate. The stuff of collectors' dreams.

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    Default Re: Vol de Nuit: a unisex

    Quote Originally Posted by mrcologneguy View Post
    The parfum version is calling my name. . . love the modern EdT, so I can only imagine how fine the parfum is. The thought of vintage bottles in circulation is too much to contemplate. The stuff of collectors' dreams.
    Exactly - we must both be easy to please with the EdT, so the parfum will probably blow the doors off that experience. I find the EdT more than enough. Need to dig through my samples for the parfum or EDP, because I think I may have it, and just forgot.

    I agree - vintage Guerlain is a dangerous habit. Smelled some vintage LHB once, and find it safer to savor the experience, than to risk getting caught up in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    Exactly - we must both be easy to please with the EdT, so the parfum will probably blow the doors off that experience. I find the EdT more than enough. Need to dig through my samples for the parfum or EDP, because I think I may have it, and just forgot.

    I agree - vintage Guerlain is a dangerous habit. Smelled some vintage LHB once, and find it safer to savor the experience, than to risk getting caught up in it.
    I have to say I really enjoyed (maybe even loved) the EDT I sampled. Reading through the thread has me wondering just how much better can they make the EDP?

    I also sampled some older Mitsouko, it was beautiful.

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    From a women's perspective find VdN very unisex and encourage men to give it a go.

    The EdT is thinner and fresher, but if you like it will make life much easier than falling for vintages. The accords in each iteration is balanced differently, so it depends on what you like. I find the vintage version fuller, deeper, just altogether much more. There is an artificial quality (for lack of a better description) in the newer EdT and I found my EdC (1960's) a lasted longer. I can't comment on EdP.

    Mitsouko is a favourite, the newer batches (2013 onwards) are much improved, although the vintage parfum is not too difficult to obtain.
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    Default Re: Vol de Nuit: a unisex

    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    I agree - vintage Guerlain is a dangerous habit. Smelled some vintage LHB once, and find it safer to savor the experience, than to risk getting caught up in it.
    Very wise. I got caught up in it and spend my days trawling for that elusive sealed bottle. I sometimes worry that I'll end up institutionalised (but smelling wonderful).

    By the way, Vol de Nuit has never been made as an EdP. Maybe something about its make-up makes it unsuitable for that concentration, or maybe there just isn't the demand?

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    I own it, wear it and love it

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    I think Jicky is perhaps the most 'masculine' of the classic Guerlains, but I find them all pretty wearable by men. Mitsouko and Apres L'Ondee are particular favourites of mine.

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    I tried the EdT and I didn't find it very suitable for a man, it has that old lady vibe to it for a long time until late in the drydown. I found it wuite dated smelling. I'm sure the parfum is quite different though.

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    I'm interested to read the different opinions on modern vs vintage. It seems people like them all.

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    Default Re: Vol de Nuit: a unisex

    I have the modern Extrait/Parfum. It is stunning. My only criticism (as with all Parfums, Attars etc) is that I hate having to 'dab'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Scentinel View Post
    I have the modern Extrait/Parfum. It is stunning. My only criticism (as with all Parfums, Attars etc) is that I hate having to 'dab'.
    I decant mine into an atomizer & spray on. Easy solution.
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    My favorite is the vintage extrait. I think it is simply sublime and breathtaking!

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