GUERLAIN have always strived for innovation, pushing the world of fragrance time and time again. The Legendary fragrances collection celebrates their trailblazing emblematic perfumes – and in this review, GUERLAIN Vol de Nuit Eau de Toilette commands centre stage.
Taking you on a daring and rare sensory journey, Vol de Nuit is a chypre-oriental that plays with traditional femininity to take on a forward-thinking stance; gentle feminine florals are challenged at the heart of the fragrance as they make way for a mysterious earthy spice.
This Fragrance Smells Like…
A surprising fragrance, Vol de Nuit begins with a very green top note of galbanum, which startles the senses before transforming into a floral garden: daffodil, violet, carnation, jasmine and rose take centre stage while revealing an unexpected spicy edge. Then, the perfume unveils an undergrowth tone, casting the flowers to the back of the fragrance as earthy, audacious facets dominate.
What’s The Story Behind This Scent?
A tribute to Antoine de Saint-Exupery – whose novel highlights courage, heroism and a deep will for success – Vol de Nuit’s floral and woody facets leave a bold oriental trail that burns as bright as the emerging female pilots of the 1930s.
You Will Love This If…
If you love powdery-woody scents but you’re frustrated with the sweetness that’s typically associated with women’s fragrance, you’ll love Vol de Nuit. The oriental spicy undertone adds a more sophisticated and mysterious edge to the scent.
This Perfume Smells Similar To:
GUERLAIN’s chypre-oriental fragrance is often compared to DIOR Miss Dior Originale Eau de Toilette; they’re both truly iconic fragrances.
Is Vol de Nuit Unisex?
To us, fragrance has no gender and can be enjoyed by anyone. Although it’s technically marketed as a fragrance for women, GUERLAIN Vol de Nuit Eau de Toilette can be seen as a unisex scent as its exotic woody tones appeal to all genders.
What’s The Longevity Like?
Intense during the first spritz, Vol de Nuit settles onto your skin to be moderately long-lasting; it would benefit from top-ups throughout the day to reinvigorate its uniquely assertive aroma.
What’s Special About The Bottle?
Something that isn’t a mystery is how beautiful the glass bottle is. GUERLAIN’s iconic ‘inverted heart’ stopper is complemented by the rolling scrolls that adorn the glass, while a subtle pop of gold completes the elegant flacon.