Cierge de Lune (2016)

Cierge de Lune by Aedes de Venustas
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Cierge de Lune is a popular perfume by Aedes de Venustas for women and men and was released in 2016. The scent is sweet-spicy. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesCrystal accord
Heart Notes Heart NotesMadagascar vanille absolute, Hedione, Ylang-ylang, Pink pepper, Black pepper
Base Notes Base NotesAmbroxan, Suede, Musk, Frankincense, Amber

Ratings

Scent

8.1 (150 Ratings)

Longevity

8.0 (130 Ratings)

Sillage

7.1 (133 Ratings)

Bottle

8.5 (132 Ratings)
Submitted by Michael, last update on 16.05.2020.
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Meggi
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Meggi
Top Review    30  
More like pamina
Cierge de Lune. A cactus that blooms at night, therefore also called "Queen of the Night". But the name not only alludes to the plant - whose scent I don't know anyway - but also explicitly to the Mozart figure
It seems to me that this is a preliminary to the discussion, but a reference to the notorious Hell Aria with its top notes is completely out of place. I don't feel any "crystalline high notes" in the fragrance, as the manufacturer says - the biting of the transport alcohol is hardly meant. In case you don't know the piece: there are a lot of recordings available online. The spectrum ranges from the spectacularly gruesome performance by Florence Foster-Jenkins (youtube.com/watch?v=ZD-_2QEXCRk - the record has been circulating in "extended circles of experts" for decades, not just since the film) to world-class recordings, of which the one by the untimely deceased Lucia Popp deserves special mention (youtube.com/watch?v=Zt56hgQe1co).

No, no, even the comparatively subdued aria "O tremble not, my dear son!" (youtube.com/watch?v=aJA1dFqr1QI) is daring in this respect. If at all Magic Flute, I could think of the more lyrical Pamina from their staff. It's just a little bit more relaxed, it fits better...

...to the fragrance: Delicate, tamely vanilla on a thin leather base. Including a... dusty, stony look? Flintstone, freshly gassed? Just a spark of an idea. If these were said "high notes," they were from Mrs Foster-Jenkins' throat. But definitely there is a bit of bitterness as a compensator. This has, in order to spin out the thread of "wild" leather, what of the soft muff of a game dish, venison goulash with cranberries perhaps, a touch of fruity and sour is also involved.

And honey, on further tests I find him to be a class leading man of the first hour. In combination with a sweet smokiness, which I know from the style of 03.Apr.1968 from Rundholz. Including a certain "sting" that gives the aforementioned touch of fruit a slight aura of morbidity. It is quite conceivable that a plant of more southern climes attracts such nocturnal flutterers.

Interim conclusion: Overall, I had expected significantly more vanilla.

The second phase of the fragrance shows a completely different face. In the course of the morning it develops airy and distant. Only a hint of the former sweetness remains, which from a distance reminds of baking aroma. Tart, but by no means dark vanilla gradually takes over and drifts in a dusty, dull direction. Its immanent is at the same time something waxy, even with a slight hint of plastic.

In the afternoon an intermezzo forms on the skin in the form of a floral undertone, almost like fruit candy rose. But soon we return to our dusty-unsweet vanilla, in which, apart from a trace of smoke, leathery aspects can still be discovered. I am thinking more and more of light wood. The scent lasts until the evening, there are occasional honey reminiscences flickering
Conclusion: literally at any given moment, I feel like I've smelled all this at Cierge de Lune, and not just once. Nevertheless, the fragrance is simply successful and in the endurance of its high-quality appearance certainly a test tip.

I thank MisterE for the rehearsal. I gave the rest of it to my son (12), who loves vanilla scents and was really happy. One morning he came out of the bathroom even more impishly than usual - he had sprayed himself with it. I don't want him to go to school... Now that I think about it, why? He's got good taste, this kid
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Vieavecjulie
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My darling, you can't see it, can you?
"...How like the moon you are. Both of you so timid in yourselves; hiding pieces from the world. Then, there are those rare moments when you both are full, and it becomes hard to look away. You are beautiful."

So far away and yet familiar - the first moment... like the light of the moon in a dark night.

Luna won't let go of you - you fall silently and quietly without resistance, demanding knowledge in the depths of her existence while commanding affection in her mysterious restraint.
The first moment of this beauty appears unapproachable with its diamond-clear radiance.

Almost unexpectedly and quickly a deep, cuddly & fascinating warmth is added by this beautiful vanilla - while pepper lends Luna passion and incense brings its soul full of depth to bear.

I immediately fell in love with this fragrance. Even now after 7 h he still offers me this sensual aura in which I can let myself fall and feel secure. The Sillage doesn't scream "Here I am" and that wouldn't suit this beauty either.

Elegant, loving and yet mysterious. Oh Luna.
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Rosie88
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Top Review    9  
Full on the 10
When I tested Cierge de Lune about 1 year ago I got almost sick of this sweet leathery Wummser!
In my defence: at that time I didn't like fragrances that even had a hint of leather at all. No, I even hated it... Today I like it very much when a fine, delicate leather note is represented. But even today I still don't like leather whips...
I think it's very interesting how the taste can change... but maybe that's because I've been able to gain some experience in the meantime - not least thanks to you, dear community :)

But back to the fragrance :)
When I was around Christmas (2018) again in the only perfumery in Zurich, which carries the Aedes de Venustas fragrances, the nice salesman - at my request to try a powdery fragrance - immediately held the Cierge de Lune under my nose... I recognized it immediately, without really knowing that it was Cierge de Lune :) Only this time I felt the leathery note as rather filigree and feminine...

So I sprayed on my wrist once... and there it was again, the whacking, powerful "Wumms...!
Without top note, directly to the sweet-spicy vanilla, paired with delicate leather from the base...
I can't see a clear course according to the scent pyramid... With me head, heart and base note mix already with each other in the prelude...

... A seductive powderiness spreads and completes this absolutely unique fragrance beautifully...
One year ago I would never have dreamed that I would ever like a fragrance with leather, kept silent about marking it with a 10... But Cierge de Lune met - even if only with the 2. approach - fully on the 10 and into my heart sneaked ♥ ♥ ♥

The scent really lasts on me all day long (this may be due to the leather, because my skin always assumes this very strongly and for a long time). Sillage I would also rate rather high, depending on how many sprayers you take ;-P

Meanwhile the smell is one of my favorites and I recommend to all leather-haters not to give Cierge de Lune only one chance, because, there is it, the love at the 2nd look or smell ;-)
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