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    Default Re: L'Heure de Nuit by Guerlain - NEW scent!

    Thanks Mike! The thrill of L'Heure Bleue for me is the florals, so that's why, I know. It seems to be a house standard now that 1-2 ml are required for proper sillage....

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    I'm testing L'Heure de Nuit today and I'm totally in love with it! The heliotrope is like a bright shining star, it just shimmers through the entire life of the fragrance, way into the basenotes. As Mike mentioned, the first 5 to 10 minutes were extremely powdery. I wondered how he even made it through those 10 minutes without scrubbing ... but if you do wait, the results are so worth it. I keep thinking about the heliotrope ... words like: luminous and radiant come to mind. I picture moonbeams piercing the deep blue night sky. Corny, I know.

    Is there a word that means "opposite yet the same"? Because that's how I feel about L'Heure de Nuit compared to L'Heure Bleue. There is definitely a place for both in my collection. This has gone straight to the lust-list in record time.
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    Gorgeous bottle! Is it fairly unisex? If it's not, it wouldn't stop me from making a purchase. Just curious.
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    Default Re: L'Heure de Nuit by Guerlain - NEW scent!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jkidd View Post
    Gorgeous bottle! Is it fairly unisex? If it's not, it wouldn't stop me from making a purchase. Just curious.
    Unisex is such an interpretive word, but in my opinion I do not think it smells 'feminine' at all. Please try it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadesofbleu View Post
    I'm testing L'Heure de Nuit today and I'm totally in love with it! The heliotrope is like a bright shining star, it just shimmers through the entire life of the fragrance, way into the basenotes. As Mike mentioned, the first 5 to 10 minutes were extremely powdery. I wondered how he even made it through those 10 minutes without scrubbing ... but if you do wait, the results are so worth it. I keep thinking about the heliotrope ... words like: luminous and radiant come to mind. I picture moonbeams piercing the deep blue night sky. Corny, I know.

    Is there a word that means "opposite yet the same"? Because that's how I feel about L'Heure de Nuit compared to L'Heure Bleue. There is definitely a place for both in my collection. This has gone straight to the lust-list in record time.
    Glad it's dazzled you S. Definitely Wasser did a really good job with this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    The scent is very much like L'Heure Bleue, so fans of the scent will immediately recognize the signature powder-French pastry-dusty/powdery accord from the original, however this new one is not as thick or as spicy. The top notes are so powder/musk centric that for the first 5-10 minutes after I applied my sample this morning I didn't like it - it reminded me of LhB EdT (which I intensely dislike). But then that signature LhB accord rose out of nowhere and totally encircled me in its soft Guerlinade yumminess. I found it almost perfect for today's cool, overcast, windy Miami weather and it lasted all the way through my afternoon gym workout and beyond. I would love to spray this on fabric to see if it sticks even longer.

    Wasser and Guerlain have totally respected the classic scent of LhB and really done a wonderful job in interpreting it into something fresh, new and unique. I wouldn't call this a 'modern' scent because it features prominently such a 'vintage' and 'classic' smell but IMO the market is glutted with modern releases, I enjoy it when a new release tips it's hat towards the retro, back-in-the-day feeling like L'Heure de Nuit does.

    Smelling this has made me fall even more in love with the LhB vintage Parfum de Toilette that I own.

    If this smells this good I'm wondering how those other LhB 'versions' that Guerlian only released in that super expensive coffret (Mr. G posted about it on his blog here: http://monsieurguerlain2.blogspot.com/2008/06/news.html) smell...
    Nice review, Mike! You *have* to have the same stuff as me, no matter what the color. This totally rings a bell. Especially "signature powder-French pastry-dusty/powdery accord".

    Have you ever checked your vision online? A huge percentage of men have different forms of color blindness. Not the same as my son's version of it - he sees L'HdN as pale blue, like the rest of us, but he has some interesting opinions on other colors.

    Quote Originally Posted by shadesofbleu View Post
    I'm testing L'Heure de Nuit today and I'm totally in love with it! The heliotrope is like a bright shining star, it just shimmers through the entire life of the fragrance, way into the basenotes. As Mike mentioned, the first 5 to 10 minutes were extremely powdery. I wondered how he even made it through those 10 minutes without scrubbing ... but if you do wait, the results are so worth it. I keep thinking about the heliotrope ... words like: luminous and radiant come to mind. I picture moonbeams piercing the deep blue night sky. Corny, I know.

    Is there a word that means "opposite yet the same"? Because that's how I feel about L'Heure de Nuit compared to L'Heure Bleue. There is definitely a place for both in my collection. This has gone straight to the lust-list in record time.
    I get that same image, shades! Bright, shimmering, shining, luminous, radiant - total agree!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jkidd View Post
    Gorgeous bottle! Is it fairly unisex? If it's not, it wouldn't stop me from making a purchase. Just curious.
    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Unisex is such an interpretive word, but in my opinion I do not think it smells 'feminine' at all. Please try it.
    My wife thought it was masculine, and when I first smelled it, I rejoiced that it seemed so guy-friendly. But on further wears, I have found that there's a part of it that is very young/innocent/frilly/dressy - and reminds me of (SO strange) antique dolls. Weird, I know, but that's just what it evokes in me. At other times - nothing earthly - very non-gendered. And the powder kind of drifts in and out of being masculine or feminine.

    But I'll put it this way - no woman should be afraid to wear this. Nor most men.

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Glad it's dazzled you S. Definitely Wasser did a really good job with this one.
    Yeah. This is good stuff. I walked away from L'HB and bought Derby. Not sure that can happen here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    Nice review, Mike! You *have* to have the same stuff as me, no matter what the color. This totally rings a bell. Especially "signature powder-French pastry-dusty/powdery accord".

    Have you ever checked your vision online? A huge percentage of men have different forms of color blindness. Not the same as my son's version of it - he sees L'HdN as pale blue, like the rest of us, but he has some interesting opinions on other colors...

    ...I have found that there's a part of it that is very young/innocent/frilly/dressy - and reminds me of (SO strange) antique dolls. Weird, I know, but that's just what it evokes in me....
    I never thought of that...well I had the sample on my desk for a while & even Ray didn't mention anything about the blue color. Very strange.

    Yes, I get the 'antique dolls' image, it's hard to put into words but it's something old and slightly sweet and damp.
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