Laura Mercier • Nuits Enchantees • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||73%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Not nearly as spicy or sparky as the notes make it sound. I'd love to smell more ginger and coffee, but still it's very nice. Smooth, cool base notes float the woods, which blend together to give me mostly sandalwood, and an oriental base supports strongly without being heavy or sticky. Too much sandalwood for me. A warm wood, cool base professional scent, that would be appropriate most places if worn sparingly. In large doses, this might be offensive to those around as the wood is strong and has lots of sillage. Impossible to scrub, just FYI
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Silver, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Nuits Enchantees is a gourmand-oriental hybrid. For me, it's a cold weather scent because of some heady and even cloying notes. Yet, the dry down to this fragrance is sublime and worth it!
Some notes included in this composition are tuberose, mocha, mace, cardamom, mandarin, ginger, rose, cedar leaf amber, patchouli and sandalwood. I don't notice the tuberose, rose and patchouli. I do notice the spices, fruits and woods and especially the amber. It's a powdery dry amber that will stay in your clothes and bedsheets even after washing them.
The bottle has a tactile metal cap that seems to have a magnet in it. Wow! It slams shut, practically on its own. However if you lay your bottles on their backs (or sides) in drawers for storage or to keep out of the light (as I do), that cap falls right off and that's a bit of an annoyance.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This is a limited edition Laura Mercier fragrance which fits into the gourmand category. It is foody (I smell mostly chocolate) and musky. It reminds me a little bit of Hanae Mori's Magical Moon but it's sweeter and foodier. Overall pleasant but borders a bit on cloying.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
A very nice, sweet, fall and winter fragrance. If you love sweet, foodie fragrances you will love this. This is a grown woman's vanilla.. very complex and warm yet without smelling like a cupcake. It can be cloying if too much is applied, so apply with a light hand. I can only imagine this fragrance in the cooler months and think it would be way too heavy for warm weather.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Thanks to the descriptions here i ordered this unsniffed from LM's website - this is the BEST fragrance! It's everything everyone else has already said and more. It's sexy and gorgeous, longlasting, and so perfect for this time of year. I am actually considering ordering another bottle I love it that much, and that would be a first for me. This is HG material!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
This is so nice for the fall and winter. Spicy and nutty and buttery. It lasts a long time and has good sillage. I get compliments when I wear it. I will always have this as I stocked up! I know I will not regret that!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Green
This scent is very well done. I can't get past the initial foody aspect of it though. If you're a person who loves sweet bakery type scents you'll love the initial dry down. I can't get past the idea that I'm walking past a bakery when I spray this on. I really prefer L'Heure Magique because it's less sweet. Other than my dislike of sweet perfumes this scent is very well composed and has many pleasant changes throughout the day.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Nuits Enchantees has qualities that remind me vaguely of a few other fragrances I really liked, namely, DK Black Cashmere and Givenchy Organza Indecence. It also has just a touch of something familiar from L'Heure Magique. I think it is the spicy aspect of this scent that is so familiar. A great fall and winter scent, Nuits Enchantees is spicy and resonates with a long, slow warmth. If you imagine a fire, perhaps in your outdoor fireplace, and you are staring at the warm glowing embers leftover from the fire, keeping warm from the emanating heat, on a blustery fall evening, you have Nuit Enchantees. When I first smelled the sprayer itself, I swear I smelled something floral. Luckily when this is sprayed, on my skin, it starts out with a spice kick, settles down into a warm almost cinnamon-woodsy scent, then into woodsy cedar, and then finally into a warm amber with sandalwood. This scent lasts too, yet it is a close to the skin lasting power. After showering, with liberal soap use, the scent remains on my skin. This is a refreshing change from all of the fragrances at my local department store. Granted, there is nothing wrong with liking what is at the department store, but so many of today's fragrances seem so similar, so fruity-floral. Nuits Enchantees is a grownup scent, very sophisticated and rich. The bottle looks like all other LM fragrances, with the unnecessarily heavy cap that doesn't really stay firmly on the bottle itself.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Just got the chance to try this at Nordie's today... it is the perfect fragrance for Fall. It is warm and snuggly and lasts a long time. I too tend to be disatisfied with most of the lasting power of her frags but this one, the amber and vanilla go on forever. I am kicking myself for not getting a bottle but it's so heavenly I will be there when they open to snatch one up! Try this before it's gone!! EDIT: Since I have been wearing this a couple days now, yes I bought it! I just had to share more on this beautiful fragrance. It is perfect for fall, the beginning definitly has a mocha overtone, and for the first 30 minutes it's a little too foody for even a gourmand girl like me. But after that It's all fall spices and warmness. I have always been drawn to oriental type frags but ultimately felt they werealways too heavy for my tall blonde self. But this fragrance feels like an oriental made for a blonde, if that makes any sense. It is golden and just deliscious. If it really IS a limited edition I will be very sad not to get wear this next fall, since I know I will empty this 50ml bottle by January. Heavenly.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Let me preface this review by stating that I am not very good at describing fragrances, so I will do my best. To me, this perfume is a gorgeous, warm, slightly spicy vanilla with a beautiful dash of amber. It makes me feel cozy and comfortable, yet sexy- perfect for fall and winter! However, I think this fragrance would be gorgeous on a hot, humid sultry night. The perfume lasts a long time on my skin - more so than the other Laura Mercier fragrances. I can see this fragrance becoming a "regular" in my fragrance collection, although I am a little worried that it is limited edition. I may have to stockpile!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I too fell for the 'there's only 20 in the whole State' and said "I'll take it!" the second I sniffed it on my arm. I bought mine while at the Nordstrom Trend Show off the shelf as well. I get mostly the spicy vanilla and a gorgeous, warm amber. The amber isn't too powdery and not too masculine or animalistic either. It's been such a long time that a 'gourmand' with amber and vanilla had such a positive impression on me. Although the sillage and lasting power on me is less than to be desired, it is a gorgeous, warm, comforting scent that I can't keep my nose off of and I have no regrets spending $75 on it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is apparently a huge seller in the UK. I was able to order one from Nordstrom (it's exclusive to them, at the moment anyway). They seemed unsure of when or if they would get more. I won't go into the notes because others have but the coffee note is nice and the fragrance is warm & a bit spicy and not too sweet, although the drydown is a little on the sweet side. Well done...just spray w/a light hand! EDIT: Tried this 2x before I ordered it @ 2 dif. Nordies and each time it smelled pretty different to my nose. Just received my bottle and again it smells different yet still good. So, don't know if it's one that changes w/your chemistry (which is typically the sign of more naturals used) or if it varies batch to batch. Overall, while I think this is nice, I'm just not enjoying wearing it. It doesn't seem to meld w/my skin.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
First of all, I hate the whole LE sales tactic. It drives me nuts that if you fall in love with something you'll have to stock pile or never see it again. that said,this is a lovely rich fragrance. thank goodness it has personality unlike the myriad overtly foody or watery fragrances that flood the market. Nuits Enchantee is gorgeous warm & full bodied with richy spicy notes & a touch of vanilla. the perfect fall/winter scent.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Nuits Enchantees is a beautiful fragrance from Laura Mercier--such a shame it's not being distributed widely in the US.
On my skin, the coffee note is quite distinct in the opening and weaves in and out through drydown. I get a bit of mandarin in the initial spray that thankfully disappears quickly. I don't detect the tuberose on my skin, and I get more cedar than sandalwood, though wood is not a prominent note, more of a "feel" in this fragrance. Enchantees settles down on me into a warm, non-foody, somewhat sweet, rich mix of amber, heavy spice, and vanilla, with the spice and amber predominating. It is a bit strong and it lasts--I got two compliments the first time I wore it, which is not typical for me as I'm not a heavy spritzer.
I've seen NE compared to Safran Troublant and Tendre Friandise. I can see the comparisons, but Enchantees is distinct: On my skin Safran Troublant is drier and a bit quirkier with that distinct saffron note--it's less "familiar" in terms of an oriental scent than the Enchantees. I find Enchantees less sweet and richer than Tendre Friandise--Enchantees is more fall spice than candy.
Lovely box, but the bottle is similar to LM's other offerings, complete with the heavy silver cap. $75 for 50 ml at my Nordstrom's, which didn't do pre-orders and sold from the shelf (lucky me!).
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
It is true that Nordstrom is only getting between 6-10 bottles per store, and they are not being sold on the shelf. If you want it, you must preorder it (i.e., give your name and billing info) and it will be brought in for you to pick up. It's so exclusive the Laura Mercier reps are reportedly going to take back the tester bottles once the launch is over (Selfish!).
These are the notes (and this is an incomplete list):
... tuberose, mocha, mace, cardamom, mandarin, ginger, rose, cedar leaf amber, patchouli, sandalwood.
I've never been a big fan of Laura Mercier fragrances; they tend to have poor lasting power. Although I found the Neroli pleasing, there wasn't enough headiness to keep me interested. I also like Clair De Lune, but felt it was a bit flat, and again, the last power sucked.
What a shame that Nuits Enchantees is going to be an extremely limited edition, because if it went into wider distribution, I think it would do very well amongst perfume lovers.
On my skin, the mace, cardamom and ambery, warm notes are most apparent. The coffee note isn't listed, but it's in the pr materials, and the mocha and coffee mingle with the top notes and while it is not gourmand, anyone with half a nose can easily pick it out. As the top notes settle back, and they do so quickly, the heart unfolds to a creamy, warm, spicy ambery feel. Nuits Enchantees becomes velvety, and the mace and cardamom persists through the drydown. I'm not a big mandarin lover, and thankfully this note is undetectable to me. The lasting power is longer than other LM fragrances, which is impressive, and the quality stands far above anything else LM has produced, commissioned or bought into.
I'm cynical of the pr buzz generated around new launches, but it's my understanding this was based around 1,001 Arabian Nights and there was a contest of which designer could come up with the best fragrance for an Arabic Royal family. This was supposedly the winner. I understand why, after wearing it for 2 days. Nuits Enchantee is striking, sensual, warm, unusual. It is definitely NOT a mainstream, standard department store offering.
If you must purchase something you can almost be sure you will never get your hands on again, then this is your best buy. The price alone is worth it - only $70 or so for 50 ml of EDP. My advice? Buy 2 and store 1 away.