I was very curious about this club that according to reviews, boasted close comparisons with Noir de Noir. So I joined a bid and won a bottle. Btw, I owned a decant of NdN.
Once I got hold of this Club I went back at work and tried a couple of sprays. In a few seconds, I was engulfed or should I say hugged by a wonderful smell that this for me, contrary from other review, is a thicker TF Noir de Noir. The radius of aroma expanded so fast that even those around me can smell it and liked it. A huge surprise of fragrance explosion for only two sprays.
The rose is the angry leader right of the bat while geranium and saffron is holding it's temper to add some smoothness. This top experience is glorious.. majestic. An "attraction" stage, an impressionist, a presence to be noticed.
Few minutes later, nutmeg and pepper gets involved, expressing sensuality, mystery, bittersweet masculine side and a haunting dark embrace. The rose stays afloat and with violet and geranium, they played with grace to add a feminine tone. Surprisingly, I can smell vibe of patchouli in some moments. This middle stage is very inviting, a fragrance fit for both sexes up to it's end stage.
On the base, Club de Nuit has maintained the vague character of the top but the middle stage is still evident. Truly an essence of attraction, a cloud that never cease to invite and captivate.
With it's bittersweet comfort within it's elegance, the dry down seems like a never ending wonderful journey of a comfy sexy and delicious woody (oud) gourmand (vanilla), blending beautifully with patchouli and amber. These blend is whirling like fairy dusts atop a whispering floral spirit (rose).
Club de Nuit Intense for Women is playful and creative. There is an impression that pops up once in a while that reminded me of Montale Intense Café and Mancera Roses Vanille over dry down. This was an observation that I never experience with full wearing/s of Tom Ford Noir de Noir.
In my personal subjective comparison, I noticed that Club de Nuit was "slightly" dirtier and a tad "heavier" on top stage. More dusty and quite milky on middle and base, respectively.
TF NdN in all three stages was more founded, thinner yet more airy and highly refined. But both perfumes are tempting, inviting and comforting with sophistication. Both perfumes with their performances are ambitious, outstanding, almost blend for perfection, in all it's corners, be it sprayed on skin or on clothes.
Final thoughts, Club de Nuit Intense on a very tight margin, beats TF Noir de Noir on it's thicker scent cloud, playfulness and potency, throughout my scent journey. Tom Ford Noir de Noir beats Club de Nuit Intense on a very tight margin, with it's quality and refinement.
These comparisons cannot be traced easily, it took me hours of close observation, side by side. But again, my observation should be taken subjectively.
On price comparison, it is obvious, go for Club de Nuit Intense for Women.