Club de Nuit Intense Man

Club de Nuit Intense Man by Armaf
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Club de Nuit Intense Man (Armaf)
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Club de Nuit Intense Man is a popular perfume by Armaf for men. The release year is unknown. The scent is smoky-fruity. The longevity is above-average. It is being marketed by Sterling Perfumes.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesApple, Bergamot, Blackcurrant, Pineapple, Lemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesRose, Birch, Jasmine
Base Notes Base NotesMusk, Ambergris, Patchouli, Vanilla

Ratings

Scent

8.2 (182 Ratings)

Longevity

8.1 (168 Ratings)

Sillage

7.8 (169 Ratings)

Bottle

7.2 (176 Ratings)
Submitted by Michael, last update on 20.09.2018
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Bottle 7.0/10 Sillage 9.0/10 Longevity 9.0/10 Scent 9.0/10
Helpful Review    3
Join the club. All day and all of the night, man!
I'll start off by admitting to not have smelled the much loved 'Aventus' fragrance from the Paris-based house of Creed of which this is said to be one of the best 'clones'. That said, the hype was one of the main reasons that I wanted to purchase this creation from the house of Armaf. And I'm not disappointed.

Upon first spray I thought I had made another blind buy mistake, and like a previous reviewer, I proceeded to put the satisfyingly heavy yet kind of tacky bottle back in the box. Then, sometime between the 30-60 min mark I got this fantastic waft of smoky yet compelling and fresh fruitiness. I sniffed my wrist 'damn this still is actually not bad' I thought. A few minutes later I sniffed again, 'wow this smells good' and again maybe an hour later 'man, I love this stuff!' I thought.

I received a compliment from a family member who really isn't into perfumes at all 'that smells good!' she said, which was very surprising! I decided to give it a proper wearing out, during the day, and although I had no direct compliments I noticed that certain womens' reactions were more than positive. If I went into a store the female assistant seemed to be getting a little closer than usual as if trying to get a better whiff of me (haha, I'm not used to this at all!), while waiting for a tram a couple of girls slowly walked past me, then back again, seemed to be liking something, unless I'm just so irresistibly handsome (!) I believe it was the scent I was wearing! Perhaps people thought it was 'that' 'C.A.' fragrance inspired by the life of Emperor Napoleon , or perhaps they just liked the smell. I was an odd but interesting experience that day, and into the evening it was a similar situation!

I'm not a fan of the opening blast of CDNIM (it might grow on me though) but after a while it just becomes so delicious, to my nose it really does improve after an hour or so. I've read some rumours about recent batches being quite poor, well mine is from February 2018-made in France- and the performance is superb, strong sillage and very, very long lasting. The stuff will last for days on clothes. I think this is one of the best fragrance purchases I've ever made, I really like the scent, it puts me in a good mood and makes me feel more confident too, it's very masculine to my nose, and has an underlying freshness that lasts for hours (and hours). For me it's not an every day scent though, but perfect for a night out (or if you're in need of a morale boost). A great fragrance in it's own right from Armaf, good job!
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Bottle 7.0/10 Sillage 6.0/10 Longevity 6.0/10 Scent 8.0/10
Very helpful Review    3
“Oh no! What is this?” I thought to myself...
I started gaging...”oh dear god, what the he’ll is this?” I thought to myself after two sprays on my wrist.” How can this be so hyped?” So I put it back into the box and left it to be sold once I had time.

After 2 weeks I just had to try it again just to see if I was out of my mind the first time. This time I went with 1 spray, a bit scared and shocked from the first time. “Ok... somewhat sharp star, definitely smoke in here... definitely birch in here...” I thought and left it on my arm to settle for an hour.
The drydown got a bit sweeter and the sharp start was totally gone and had left a fresh, fruity trace. Now I really started to enjoy it!

For me this has turned out to be a favourite, but only after the first 7-10 minutes. I’m not a fan of the intro, but after that... oh man!
Yes it is A LOT like Creeds Viking (just kidding! Aventus of course), but not the intro, only the drydown. Longevity is around 6-7h for me and projecting for the first 3-4h.

Don’t let the beginning scare you off if you don’t like it at first.
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Bottle 8.0/10 Sillage 10.0/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 8.5/10
Helpful Review    4
Amazing Value
Amazing longevity and projection. You are going to be getting 18 hours + with this beast. And projecting for at least 7 hours (my own experience). Mine was made in January 2017 with a silver nozzle on the sprayer. Can't vouch for newer formulations. The opening is pleasent enough to me, don't see what the huge fuss is about and it has an amazing smokey drydown.


Bottle 8.0/10 Sillage 8.0/10 Longevity 8.0/10 Scent 9.0/10
Helpful Review    7
Smoky intense night - way more than another Aventus similar fragrance
Do enjoy Armaf Club de Nuit Intense for men as a remarquable fragrance on its own.
CDNI is a very reliable fragrance besides being a very very good perfume.
It opens with very fruity notes - dominant lemon but noticeable berries, pineapple and apple.
You get almost immediately the characteristic smokiness with the birch note. It arrives with a blast making a statement that it's going to stay for a while.
The fragrance remains stable for quiet a long time (2~3 hours); by then you start to distinguish the amber and musk sweetened by vanilla and patchouli.
Longevity it's an easy 9+ hours (close to 12 hours). Projection is above average during the first 2~3 hours. Sillage at its peak reaches 6+ feet.
I do love it. it's not really a magnet for ladies. I mean it's not a "panty dropper", but it will surely attract a ton of (polite) compliments,
Its smokiness is a gents pleaser. Ladies do like it but do not get crazy with this perfume - actually the very same reaction happens with Creed Aventus.
My humble opinion - enjoy it yourself, do use it in a game of cards with friends or other calm small social event, or even just chatting with friends in a living room. Definitely it's not a clubbing fragrance or a summer/beach scent. It's quite safe to use it for the office, even in a daily basis.
If you learn how and where to enjoy it it will be a faithful frag companion for ever, and maybe even a signature scent.
I do not have a different judgement for Creed Aventus. Considering its price it is an over rated fragrance.
As a Creed Aventus similar frag, CDNI is the best option for me on a pair with Al Haramain's L'Aventure. It's better than the Lomani, Afnan, Reyanne and Zara counterparts.

My bottle(s): Batch #226903 02/2017 Made in France tag
My ratings for CDNI for Men:
Scent Opening:............9.0
Scent Drydown:...........9.0
Longevity:.....................8.0
Sillage:..........................8.0
Versatility:....................7.5
Wearability:..................7.5
Uniqueness:.................8.0
Compliments:..............8.0
Quality:.........................9.0
Presentation:...............8.0
Price:...........................10.0

Average:.....................8.36 / 10,00
Bottle 9.0/10 Sillage 9.0/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 10.0/10
Helpful Review    5
Powerful, complex, smoky birch.
I had Insurrection Pure II for a while, until I just got bored of it. The opening was like a milky pineapple, and the drydown was a simple, acrid birch. But this one is a little different. Right off the bat, it hits you hard in the face with chemicals. BLAM! POW! MOOT! I don't know why I think of Batman, but...Anyway, all of the notes just merge into a single synthetic mess at the top. On paper, the top notes are far more discernible - lemon (obvious), pineapple and blackcurrent - but on skin, they disappear almost immediately. After 5 minutues, it gets WAYYY better. The birch comes out strong and smoky, but I can't say that I detect any florals. Add some patchouli and musk in the base and you've got it.

Basically, it's a more saturated version of Insurrection Pure II with a muddled opening and a super strong and super smoky birch - so you can imagine the performance of this sucker. Yeah. It's damn good. Every time I wear it, I feel like I'm invading someone's personal space. The bubble it creates is massive and doesn't seem to let up, especially in the heat. But the overall scent is just ballsy. We're talkin' Bruce Wayne, alpha male, cunning, domineering, in-charge, quarterback, rugged, sly, confident and a whole smattering of testicular derivatives. Sure, it's less refined than Aventus, but honestly, I prefer it because it's simpler, cheaper and does the same job. In fact, since the sillage is usually representative of like 30% of a fragrance, it might as well BE Aventus. Add a little pineapple from Demeter and voila.

But who cares anyway? CDNI is effing amazing on its own. It's powerful, memorable and superbly masculine. The strong and complex birch is reminiscent of a forest and the patchouli and musk give it a down-to-earth feel. But be careful on the trigger! I remember the first time I sprayed this, I strangely went anosmic to it almost immediately. I thought it was the scent, until I found out it was just me. People were like HOOOOLY cow bro - simmer down, that stuff is BEAST. And you know what? It is. It TRULY is.

Statements

PMRP12 22 months ago
When I want to feel like the alpha male in the room. Begins fruity and ends smokey and woodsy. Lumberjack boss.+8
Bottle 7.0
Sillage 10.0
Longevity 10.0
Scent 8.0
DPArtist 116 days ago
Initial thought:what the hell?!? Then after an hour it comes into its own, a delicious smokey citrus-fruity beast of a fragrance. Stunning.+3
Bottle 7.0
Sillage 9.0
Longevity 9.0
Scent 9.0
Akunin 154 days ago
Great bang 4 buck. Yes its clone , but great clone.+2
Bottle 9.0
Sillage 10.0
Longevity 10.0
Scent 10.0
Rsi 10 months ago
Go for made in UAE only , the French one is weak and not Smokey dry down !+2
Bottle 6.0
Sillage 8.0
Longevity 7.0
Scent 9.0
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Toreter 114 days ago
Strong medicinal citrus start that evolves to a longlasting woody -birch.Good if you dont want to waste that good AVENTUS batch you have.+1
Bottle 8.0
Sillage 8.0
Longevity 8.0
Scent 8.0
Mkpunk 12 months ago
CDNIM is a little too abrasive and strong for my liking. I have a decant of it and it is too much.+1
Bottle 7.0
Sillage 8.0
Longevity 8.0
Scent 8.5

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