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Tres Nuit (2015)
by Armaf


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Year of Launch2015
AvailabilityIn Production
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(based on 74 votes)

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About Tres Nuit

Tres Nuit is a masculine fragrance by Armaf. The scent was launched in 2015

Tres Nuit fragrance notes

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Reviews of Tres Nuit

Beautiful fragrance that is as refreshing as a cool Spring day. I've never sampled GIT but Tres Nuit is one of the favorites in my collection. The lemon verbana, violet and sandalwood are all there creating a winning combination that's perfect for Spring and Summer. Sits close to the skin but others around you will notice. Expect complements.
25th July, 2021
Never tried GIT but Très Nuit is a nice enough scent. It's just that the lemon verbena in it is not quite my thing. Feels a bit dated wearing it.

I am also guessing the Creed has more ambergris in it and is thus superior. I can't really detect any ambergris in the Armaf. But Tres Nuit is certainly not a bad scent.
25th June, 2021
Armaf Tres Nuit (2015) surprised me a bit with the way it tackles the subject at hand, which is allegedly to clone Creed Green Irish Tweed (1985) based on countless remarks from the "cognoscenti" online. Well, I have to say that unlike Armaf Club de Nuit Intense (2015) and its mission to outdo original smoky batches of Creed Aventus (2010) in every practical way that matters, Armaf Tres Nuit feels less like a clone with a oneupmanship fetish and more of an alternative to the subject that could also sit beside it in a wardrobe without feeling redundant. This feat is achieved by doing some re-equalization of the key facets found in Green Irish Tweed, then taking some nods from its big mass-market designer offspring Davidoff Cool Water (1988), and finally doing something unique to Tres Nuit iteslf to make a fragrance that could either replace everything mentioned or add a variation to their theme instead. Considering the performance of this stuff versus the money you spend on it (from a discounter), Armaf Tres Nuit may just be the best value out of what's available in its psuedo-genre. Naturally, if frugality isn't part of your modus operandi when buying fragrances, nor performance forsaking everything else, Armaf Tres Nuit does feel more crudely whipped together in way you may find unappetizing, at least in its opening moments versus everything else to which it could be compared. The curved "rocker" bottom to an otherwise solid and enjoyable bottle (I actually dig the faux leather and metal buckle) may annoy some, but taking into account the extreme heft of the bottle, I'm sure it's fine. Armaf is no different from many other houses from this part of the world, where overly-heavy and complex-looking bottles are just part of the perfume culture itself.

The opening of Tres Nuit hits like a bastard child of Green Irish Tweed and Cool Water, which is similar to what Coty Aspen (1989) does when it goes on skin initially, except that Tres Nuit is made the Middle-Eastern way for maximum "FragBro" sillage cloud. You get lemon verbena and the aquatic dihydromyrcenol note right up front, plus the calone-1951 fruity vibe from Cool Water in the mix. Tres Nuit does this without the tacked-on coniferous elements of Aspen, which is where they differ from each other, but the lavender that Aspen and Cool Water share is also in Tres Nuit, alongside Green Irish Tweed's iris note. The ionones overall are really amped up in Tres Nuit, so the violet Green Irish Tweed is known for also shows up in heeps within Tres Nuit, but with the less-seen fruity configuration as well, as if the perfumer just decided to throw them all in there and stir. The lavender, violet, and fruitiness come to dominate before long, which is where Tres Nuit begins departing from all of the things you could compare it to, becoming its own scent in the process. The base is ambroxan, javanol sandalwood, and pops of amber and evernyl to merge the Green Irish Tweed and Cool Water concepts together yet again, but another divergent turn is taken when a big slug of galaxolide musk shows up in the finish. For those familiar with it, Galaxolide is the "laundry musk" that was heavily featured in the original scent of Tide laundry soap of the mid-century (and is still found in it today), plus can be found heavily dosed in Wings for Men by Giorgio Beverly Hills (1994). I personally enjoy the painfully 90's laundry fresh vibe of Wings myself, so this late-stage development adds uniqueness for me, but more "discerning" noses may read it as cheap. Wear time is all day, projection is "don't ask", and versatility is year round all occaision except the night scene where Club de Nuit products would be better. What else do you need?

We can't talk about Tres Nuit without talking about it's extremely "extra" packaging, which like other houses from OPEC countries, tries to convey a sense of opulence and luxury even if priced as a value brand. Such "value" brands from the West are so cost/profit maximized as to appear being of appallingly poor material quality these days (eg. flimsy plastic everywhere), even before you realize the fragrance concentration itself is likely capped at eau de cologne strength, while the entry-level Middle-Eastern brands like AsGarhali or Armaf try to deliver material quality and fragrance experiences more comparable to the higher-end designers and ultra-expensive niche players but at a price the common Joe doesn't have to wince over. It's basically the same market strategy companies like Avon and Coty once employed, until the former became more about makeup and the latter became an umbrella conglomerate that makes more money manufacturing for designers than offering lower-cost alternatives to them. Granted, neither of these two houses were being intentionally derivative of more-expensive perfumes back when they were on their A-game, so that's where the key difference lies. Circling back, the biggest problem Tres Nuit faces as an alternative to Green Irish Tweed is ironically the very thing that kind of makes it more valid from an artistic standpoint: it's not an exact dupe and doesn't feel like it's trying to be one, with the second biggest problem being the overdose of obvious synthetics to get the performance for which Armaf is known. However, I suspect Armaf isn't trying to court the kind of people that think the percentage of detectable naturals present determine the quality of the perfume above all other factors, or else they'd have cheekily added another zero to the price and given a backstory. Thumbs up
17th April, 2021
I like this fragrance. It is sharp, bright, and doesn't smell like terrible quality. For the price it is good. The bottle is so ugly I could not keep it. Sold it off. Would have kept the juice in different packaging, so neutral. The box was nice.
20th September, 2019
SOTD: Armaf Tres Nuit, one of the best-known and most affordable clones of Creed’s classic Green Irish Tweed, the sharply fresh mix of violet leaf, citruses, and woods. It doesn’t feel too transparent, either, so it mainly accomplishes the goal of a providing a semi-rich replicant of the original.

Its 100ml standard size bottle is priced at $21 and $19 on FragranceNet and Fragrancebuy.Ca, respectively, so with that affordability, my only complaint is that the atomizer on the bottle is poor in terms of distribution. The juice is fine, though, and it’s pleasant enough that over-applying isn’t an issue.

To date, my favorite GIT clone remains Dua Vert Gentilhomme, which achieves the crispness of the violet a bit more effectively, but it’s hard to argue with the pricing of Tres Nuit. If only its atomizer weren’t so subpar...

To me, the far more interesting offering from Armaf is the Aventus/GIT is Le Parfait Pour Homme, the GIT / Aventus clone hybrid, which is at least a departure from the standard clone.

7 out of 10
11th June, 2019
Let's put aside its much-discussed similarity to a prominent, iconic fragrance from a notable luxury house and just evaluate Tres Nuit on its own merits.

Tres Nuit is clean, classic, inoffensive, and appealing, occupying a kind of cool-green vibe that is both mild and refreshing. It's a fairly simple, unexciting blend, but it's not cheap-smelling, and thus qualifies as a very versatile dumb-reach masculine fragrance, good for when you want to smell pleasant without raising anyone's eyebrows.
24th April, 2019

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