A La Nuit
Eau de Parfum
Fragrance Family: Floral Oriental
Fragrance Notes A La Nuit by Serge Lutens: Jasmine, Grenadine, Beeswax, Musk and Benzoin
A nocturnal scent pervades the warm air. Lady of the Night… White jasmine is the sleepwalker who climbs the walls of her milky way, opening her calyces to catch the breeze that will whisk her to the stars. Her long-coveted, incomparable sumptuous fragrance is synonymous with the night
ALCOHOL, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL, AQUA (WATER), LINALOOL, HEXYL CINNAMAL, BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE, EUGENOL, BENZYL BENZOATE, BENZYL SALICYLATE, HYDROXYCITRONELLAL, BENZYL ALCOHOL, GERANIOL, BHT, CITRONELLOL, LIMONENE, FARNESOL, ISOEUGENOL, CI15985 (YELLOW 6), CI 42090 (BLUE 1), CI 17200 (RED 33)
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"This jasmine has only one thought in its head: paint the town white! On a ladder of silken rungs, the fragrance climbs high into the night until it reaches the very top and explodes in a constellation of fireworks. It feels positively electric on the skin."
If there is one perfume that captures the beauty of jasmine perfectly, it must be Serge Lutens A La Nuit. It is a great example of the house’s ability to create an elegant, refined composition with a sensual edge. This fragrance starts out as a heady dark jasmine, with a touch of spice to give the dry down some warmth It is more elegant than Creed Jasmal and much richer than Maitre Parfumeur & Gantier Jasmin. I find that applied lightly A La Nuit is vividly recalls the scent of night blooming jasmine. At first it is rich and decadent, an olfactory version of triple chocolate cake. Warm undercurrent of dark vanilla adds depth to the jasmine note. The drydown, however, is a bit of a surprise since it is much lighter and greener than the heart. A jasmine gold standard! Dedicated to the night and voluptuous, A la Nuit by Serge Lutens is probably the most life-like rendition of night-blooming jasmine in all of perfumery. The narcotic, star-petalled flower hypnotizes all who come into contact with it on a warm summer's evening, when the air is filled with promise of romance and sensual abandon. Heady, sweet, laced with honeyed and resinous notes that weave their own web of seduction, A la Nuit employs several different varieties of jasmine: Moroccan, Egyptian and Indian. Surrendering yourself to its temptation is akin to reaching erotic zenith...
A La Nuit , launched in 2000, seemed so definitive a rendition that it was described on the Makeup Alley forum by Tania Sanchez (co-author, with Luca Turin, of a perfume guide to be published in 2008), as “death by jasmine”? It would seem as though Lutens had an afterthought about the way in which this headiest of the heady white flower notes could be treated. And why not? If it weren’t for the simultaneous release of Louve , the issue of Lutens’s inspiration, now that his partner-in-composition Christopher Sheldrake has gone on to assist Jacques Polge at Chanel, wouldn’t be so worrisome. But, though Sheldrake is said to be pursuing his work with Lutens, there seems to be something seriously amiss in this pioneering, uncompromising, profoundly idiosyncratic house.
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