Serge Lutens • A La Nuit • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||60%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
When I walk the dog early in the morning or late at night, I get hit with the beautiful smell of night blooming jasmine sometimes and that what this perfume is - pure jasmine in all it's glory (which also means it borders on too sweet). I only have touched the surface of Serge Lutens scents but the few I have tried are either very complex or straightforward like this one. Nothing mysterious about what it is - so if you like jasmine, this is a great scent. I gave it a 4 as it does not last long on me and it is fairly faint which is probably good as too much of a good thing can be over powering!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
A big no from me. Powder, soapy and sharp. Mothballs is all I get after dry down. Slight heachache to top it all off. I admire the quality and craftmanship of Serge fragrances and can understand what others may love about the ones I dislike but they certainly are hit and miss for most.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Gorgeous quintessential jasmine floral, completely intoxicating and divine...when too much humid floral is never enough...aah yeah...
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Blue
A la Nuit is the quintessential jasmine soliflore showcasing the Queen Of Night Flower in its sweet musky glory .
Gorgeous addictive opening of honey -white-musk and of course all jasmine, the indolic ( fecal - like ) factor is kept in check making this scent highly wearable.
The punch is in the opening notes and it soon quietens down to a soft musky jasmine . It is a very realistic jasmine ,very romantic ,quite dreamy. Signature scent worthy for those whom adore jasmine.
One lippie off because I wish the scent continued a bit longer with the addictive opening notes .
Though depending of skin type and climate, A la Nuit may prove to be a bigger longer lasting scent .
I love it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Grey
As with all Lutens it's either a love or hate relationship it seems. For whatever reason his fragrances evoke a very intense yes or no in the wearer. I have sampled many of this line, own a few, and while I can appreciate them for the art that they are, most I would never wear.
A la nuit is one I do quite like and I do wear. For whatever reason on me it is a very soft, almost soapy jasmine and I mean that in a good way, a very, very expensive soap that leaves just enough of the scent to linger and float on the breeze without overpowering those in it's wake. There is nothing cloying or overpowering with my chemistry. Just softly sexy, with enough sweetness to really ramp up the mmmm factor!
On first spray I get a burst of jasmine, think summer monsoon, a bit humid, and a breeze floats over the jasmine and it's scent drifts in the wind. The heart notes are soft and sweet with the honey coming into play, to it's final stage the green, crisp, fresh jasmine that stays true to the flower. Nothing chemical here on me. Very clean and linear in this stage, but very nice. Lasts for hours and stays true.. While I can't say I love this frag, I can say it's very wearable and quite pretty. I would recommend trying a sample first, as with all this line.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I bought a la nuit and used it for a couple of weeks and returned it to Barney's for another SL scent. A la nuit smells nice but it just does not have any lasting power people said they could only smell a faint scent of something on me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I got a lush jasmine that thinned unacceptably as it dried down and developed that dreaded indole/mothball note. Jasmine has been done a whole lot better than this. It was linear and plain on my skin with that unfortunate mothball scent. Good thing for Lutens that other people got better results.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
The Jasmine in this one is very evident and whilst I do tend to like floral perfumes, I find there is a very fine line between a great floral and smelling like an old lady, this one for me personally was just too reminiscent of what my Gran used to wear years ago. I did however toy with buying this one, it was a toss up between this and nuit de cellophane, I chose the latter because it was just that little bit more unusual.
I love the Serge Lutens range because not everyone wears them, a lot of my friends have not even heard of them, which means I will always smell differently to eveyone else which is far better than smelling the same.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Confessed Jasmin lover. This is actually the scent where I realized it. Having sampled quiet a few jasmines since then, I feel compared to some others this really hits the spot -not too sweet (Jasmin Full), not too bright, not too thin. I can't really see it being in appropriate for any occasion, depending upon how applied though. It is a soliflore - I can't really break down a lot of notes here but for me it has a lot of texture to it, some greenness in there. Sort of stretched out jasmine- jasmine but a little distorted, amped up in a few places but not totally over the top. It sits perfectly on the skin, decent longevity. A must have for a Jasmine lover.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is the most breathtaking and realistic jasmine fragrance I've ever smelled. If you smelled it and closed your eyes you'd be in a garden full of fresh jasmine in bloom. There are 3 kinds of jasmine in this: Indian, Moroccan, and Egyptian, followed by a green note. Below are clove, white honey, benzoin, and musk. What this really reminds me of is expensive pearl jasmine green tea, which has to be one of the top 10 wonderful smells on the planet. Once the drydown begins, the clove and honey become more apparent. The musk is so light and ethereal, it never really smells like musk to me. This fragrance is beautifully uncomplicated. It's not exactly a soliflore, but the (few) other ingredients only serve to compliment the main jasmine focus. The first time I smelled this, I applied it in the crook of my arm. My nose was buried there for the rest of the day. Although some have described À La Nuit as indolic, I don't get that at all. There is nothing fecal or animalic about this tender and innocent jasmine. There is also nothing sexy about it, for better or worse. It is all white flowers and clean, pure thoughts. In a world of heavy edible vanillas and lewd obvious orientals, this is clean and virginal. There is something very regal and sophisticated here, eternally youthful and yet ageless.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This probably smells better than actual jasmine blossoms... very realistic but without bitter and uriney smell of some actual jasmine. I might be wrong, it seems to have some coconut-y scent in it but very subtle to my nose. Very gorgeous, rich and soothing to me. This is my favourite jasmine perfume!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I am rewriting this review, my previous one just couldn't do this justice.....
Every once in a while you find a perfume that is like a cloud of heaven, and makes you feel like even though the world is full of sad and terrible things, at least this heavenly olfactory sensation makes life positively delicious. For me, A La Nuit is that. As I have stated in a previous review, jasmine is my favorite smell in the world. Yet it is so difficult to get right that the transience of a the plant's scent used to make me almost cry that no one could ever get it right. I stand corrected. In all my jasmines, this is the most lush, true, and beautiful. It follows me like an iridescent cloud and seems to emanate from my pores. It is just pure, sweet jasmine, with a hint of indole accented by the benzoin and clove that pattern the base of this creation like autumn leaves do the forest ground. As a true perfume-lover I could never reconcile myself with the concept of a signature scent, but this one clings to me and enchants me and demands my devotion as the tribute I owe it for melding with me so well. Other jasmines are too heavy or too light, or musty and traditional. Other fragrances still mask the beauty of jasmine by combining it with other white flowers, but while there are some that do this that are lovely, the jasmine is still queen and I want to worship her alone. This perfume tugs my heartstrings in the way that staring at Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring does, it is so lovely. I'm sorry to wax so poetic, but it's true that nothing has ever captivated me so much. If you love jasmine, this may very well be the one to end your search for the perfect one, or it may accompany you on your further endeavors like a true friend.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
A beautiful, strong, slap-you-in-the-face jasmine. Very straightforward and feminine. If you love jasmine and white florals, this is heavenly; if you can't abide jasmine run for cover.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Although I don't consider myself a huge jasmine fan in perfume, this one is amazing. The topnotes and initial smell is a bit acrid and sharp, but about 20 minutes later, it smells fantastic. This is definitely a feel-good scent. It is truly remarkable. I get nothing other than jasmine, but it is a beautiful jasmine. Very feminine and voluptuous.
This is one of my favorite scents already (top 3 for sure), and I am quickly going through my 5 mL sample and will have to spring for a full bottle in the near future!! So glad this is in the export line. I get definite cravings to wear this beautiful, rich jasmine....
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
it's like sniffing jasmine (in a good way), if you are a fan of jasmine try it, my nose couldn't identify anything else.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Holy Grail Jasmine sums it up in one sentence. It is referred to as the Jasmine lover's Jasmine and it is. It smells like Jasmine when you are walking along the road down South in the spring and summer. It is sultry, not too sweet, identical to nature and I can't stop sniffing my wrists.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
This is the most beautiful, true, fresh, crisp jasmin. smells like the jasmin in my garden. the only jasmin that agrees with my chemistry.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
My all-time favorite import SL fragrance! I love this! It stuck it out with me through hormone changes, etc. So feminine and alluring!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
A whole bunch of jasmine, sharpened by clove. I prefer Sarrasins--it's also a heady jasmine, but the additional notes seem to blend better with it. Actually, I prefer the jasmine in The pour un Ete to both of these--it can be sprayed on without fear of suffocating yourself.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
A lovely fragrance for the summer - smells of Jasmine and lasts long as well.