Club de Nuit Intense Man

Club de Nuit Intense Man by 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



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Submitted by Michael, last update on 23.02.2019
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The one across the street.
First of all, what do we all know about CDNI?
- Aventus clone (Even if the word clone may not be mislead for this fragrance in any way derogatory!)
- The top note is "need getting used to"
- Cheap, I'd almost say there are few fragrances that are cheaper.

Now I'd like to say a few words about what this fragrance is for me.
I own some aventus-like scents and Aventus itself, the scent is for me since about 2014 absolutely the signature of the warm season. However, the story has a catch, wearing Aventus permanently is just a bit expensive and so it happened that I started spraying CDNI at some point when I didn't feel I needed Aventus on that day.
The level of compliments is actually almost identical, but that should never be the main intention of a fragrance purchase ;)
CDNI comes closest to Aventus in the drydown, as well as the S/H;
It can't hold a candle to Aventus, but it can because of the price.
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Good as Aventus Clone - very good as an independent fragrance
Every Aventus clone has its peculiarities. Of course also this one.
But if you don't compare apples with pears but more recent fruity batches from Aventus and the current reformulation of CDNI (black spray head) they are (for me) almost exactly the same in the middle part.
The start and the finish are not exactly the same again. But that doesn't matter if you try to consider CDNI as an independent fragrance and don't try to draw a 100% comparison to Aventus.
Because then CDNI is a very good fragrance and considering the price anyway.
Of all the clones I have tested so far (L'Aventure, Vibrant Leather, Supremacy Silver) this one is the best and most pleasant for me even if Aventus is not hit 100% here...the Aventus "Vibe" is still given.

PS: whoever finds the current Aventus Batches too fruity or too unsmoky will not like this interpretation of the fragrance either.
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Helpful Review    2
CdN vs. Aventus: A field report.
First, I feel the need to apologize for Anglicism in the title. I could have written: "CdNi vs. Aventus". That sounds kind of weird. So far it has come.

But now to the topic:

I don't need bargains! I need good scents! I don't care if a good fragrance costs 15,- Euro or 150,- Euro. The main thing is that it's a good scent. That's the point. (But I do care if a fragrance costs 300,- Euro or more. Somewhere the fun stops.)

In this respect there was actually no need for an Aventus clone with me. Why should I? I am satisfied with Aventus and at some point my bottle will be empty. Then I would like to buy a new one, even if the 200,- Euro will of course hurt a bit. Topic done.

But now it happened that during one of my wanderings through the world of perfume dealers I came across a great offer for this fragrance here. So, what the hell, you can still sell him. And I was always curious, as you often read that this is supposed to be the best Aventus clone.

Arrived, unpacked ... oh, dear, what's that? A giant trump of bottle, equipped with small glass diamonds, unwieldy and not exactly what I would call "beautiful". Seisdrum. The scent counts.

I usually test new fragrances on a curtain. I like it when I enter a room and am suddenly confronted with the scent. This usually leads to a spontaneous and reliable fragrance impression.

I found Club de Nuit very attractive in the beginning. He reminded me of an earlier version of Aventus where the pineapple was more in the foreground.

When after two, three hours the base was visible, I was reminded again of an earlier version of Aventus. It must have been in 2012. There was a rather angular tar note in this fragrance. A little cold ashtray. I wasn't sure if I liked it or not.

It didn't help: Club de Nuit had to be tested on men. At the moment I only use Aventus at home. It's just too cold outside. But on some Sundays, when I know that I will not leave the apartment today, I use Aventus. Just for me. The fragrance blows around me from morning till evening and I enjoy it.

So the test also took place on a Sunday at home. Club de Nuit smelled like Aventus. Maybe he had a bit sharper opening notes and a bit more smoky tones, but in principle it was an image of Aventus.

But I still wasn't really happy. Was I missing something? Was something too much for me? Was there more synthetic in the game? Or was it just my consciousness to wear a cheap dupe that played a trick on me?

The bag test had to bring clarity: Two Kleenex wipes were sprayed with one fragrance each and deposited in two plastic breakfast bags. In addition a note with the fragrance name, folded, so that the name is not visible. The bags were sealed and were to be sniffed the next morning. Blind, of course. Without prejudice.

After the bags were tied up, I heard an intense smell, somehow after citrus bath cleaner, which penetrated from one of the closed (!) thin bags. MUST be the Club de Nuit. And indeed, that was the culprit. So one thing could be said: the top note of Aventus is more natural, smoother, rounder, better.

The next morning the stinging citrus note was gone. Nevertheless, I could identify the Club de Nuit twice blindly, because it smelled a little more severe. But that changed in the course of the next two days. Now I could hardly distinguish between the two scents and sometimes I typed correctly, sometimes I was wrong
Conclusion: Even though Aventus is ten times more expensive (which is also due to the fact that I had made a real CdN bargain), I will stick with it. The difference is marginal but decisive for me.

But Club de Nuit comes so close to Aventus that it is really an alternative. Almost like another batch
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Never try on the hand, always test for the whole day!!!!!
I ordered this fragrance with a buddy on Notino.
Since he was introduced as Creed Aventus Gemini, we just wanted to test him.
When we sprayed this fragrance on our hand, we both found it much too pineapple burdensome and very unpleasant.
The next day I wore it to work to test its durability.
First, on the skin, the pineapple was very pleasant.
Also super durability (about 8 hours) and gives moderate to good reactions in the lady between 18 and 30 years.
As a result, the fragrance is rather something for the seasoned man aged 20 and over
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Greatly helpful Review    8
Casanova without soul
Many fragrances want to copy the great Aventus, but they often fail due to decisive attributes such as durability or refinement. Everyone smells like Aventus somehow, but perfection is missing. Certain nuances smell unround or missing.
They tickle your nose, or are not even noticeable shortly after take-off.

I've had pretty much every halfway known clone under my olfactory bulb and none of them was a real Aventus killer!
Some of the clones do not even deserve a mention because it would be an insult to Aventus.

In the end, there are less than a handful of clones left, which are not quite enough for an Aventus in refinement, but at least represent a financially smart alternative.

One of them is Club de Nuit of Armaf.
The top note is a full chemical catastrophe which also arouses associations of a cheap WC stone in me, but...
... after 15 minutes the top note, thank heavens, is replaced by the smoky, warm, seductive Aventus DNA.
This has then also a good durability and above average projection, similar to Aventus.
In terms of durability and sillage, CDNI is definitely the number 1 Aventus clone!

The personal preferences will probably decide about the basis then.
Some prefer the fruity pineapple-heavy batch, others the older, smoky batches.
For me, birch tar smoke has always been the main distinguishing feature of Aventus and with CDNI there are lots of them!

At the end there is a well made and long lasting Aventus clone, which unfortunately lacks soul due to its synthetic composition.

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Helpful Review    5
The dark brother of Aventus
I know the fragrance DNA of Aventus (which also inspires me) and have to say that Club de Nuit can prove a strong similarity in the drydown, but CDNI is still a little smokier and darker.
If someone wants to have the fragrance DNA of Aventus 1:1, he has to go to the original.
As already mentioned in the other comments, the fragrance starts with an extreme citrus note, but the drydrown is already close to the well-known Aventus after about 1 to 2 hours Nevertheless I think the CDNI still has its own character, a bit more masculine.

For this price the performance is simply unbeatable. 2 splashes each behind the ear are sufficient for normal everyday life. After reactions of others measured, I would estimate that the smell in the first 4 hours strongly projected, so that seat neighbors can smell it well. In the next four hours I would guess the Sillage is slowly wearing off.
All in all the Sillage is strong, therefore be sparing with the spraying on, before fellow men express themselves unpleasantly.

Even if for me the bottle is unimportant, this is unfortunately a total failure.
Unhandled, macabre and cheap sparkling stones on the bottle.
The fragrance unfortunately stings optically negative in a fragrance collection.

Reactions of the environment:
On average, I only got to hear positive reactions. It is certainly a good date scent, but shares the same property with Aventus: It smells better in the air than if you smell it on skin or clothes.

Club de Nuit Intense is a great perfume for an unbeatable price.
But if you want to find the perfect Aventus clone here, I have to disappoint you, you have to find the original one.
For me it is a great winter scent, which I like to install in my rotation.

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Powerful, Smoky, Aventus
Club De Nuit Intense Man arrived on my doorstep this morning and I could not wait to give this fragrance a try, I've got to say that I've been blown away by this stuff, I've heard a lot of hype around this fragrance but with a UK price tag of around £30 I wasn't expecting anything great, how wrong I was, both the scent and performance have gone beyond my expectations.

With this fragrance is a smoky, fruity pineapple scent, to my surprise, it doesn't smell tpp synthetic either, the only part I find synthetic is the citrus which to me smells kind of like a cleaning product type of citrus. Performance wise, I sprayed 3 bursts onto myself around midday, after 4 hours I was still noticeably able to smell quite strong bursts of the scent every so often and the scent was still there on my skin after 8 hours.

If you've read anything about Club De Nuit Intense Man, you've more than likely heard about it resemblance to Creed Aventus as that is why this fragrance gets so much hype, that hype is quite well deserved in my opinion as to me this is very much like a smokier batch of Aventus, not as fresh or as natural smelling but there are definitely big similarities between the two.

Overall this is a great fragrance for the price, suited for casual and office occasions in my opinion, not so much for a night out as I think there are far better clubbing fragrances.
Homerun for CDNIM
My CDNIM just arrived this week ordered from so far to my nose is similar to Aventus, from other people reviews it has longevity/performance issues it varies what batches you have attained. Again with Armaf or Rasasi or other fragrance houses (designer or niche) there will be a hit or miss. My batch #255360 PD:04/2018 ED:04/2023
Made in France
I don't care too much about the hype, what I care about longevity/performance and the scent it self (sillage and projection). So far for me Armaf hit a homerun with CDNIM. And CDNIM is not for everyone another scent I compare CDNIM to is another Aventus clone is Pineapple Vintage Intense from Parfums Vintage, both PVI and CDNIM so similar. But I prefer CDNIM for the value.
I will update this post to test longevity/performance
Update : CDNIM scent with 2 sprays between the elbow and wrist area 8+ hrs
Revision update: still smell the CDNIM scent on my skin in the morning (going on 18 hrs). Longevity/performance on my skin: 12+ hours pretty much beast mode.
Sillage/Scent: 7.5/10
Longevity/Performance :9.0/10
Overall: 8/10

To be continued

SOTD: 12/07/18
Longevity/Performance : on my skin I get 12+ hrs, CDNIM still on my skin in the morning going on 19+ hrs

SOTD: Armaf Club de Nuit Intense Man: 01/07/19
Office scent of the day no complements, longevity: lasted on my skin/skin scent around between 12-15+ hrs, longevity is a beast on this fragrance.
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Where it says Intense...
In this case Intense is also included. Found him promising from the start, despite the scare tactics. After 90 minutes of intensive kickboxing training the infamous Drydown knocked me out 4 hours after spraying on a single stroke even after showering (with good Italian shower gel). I tried and studied Aventus for 1 day during the summer, especially in terms of durability it was a breath of nothing compared to this bomb. As a Camel smoker, I can say little about the smoky touch. On my skin I have rarely felt such a pleasantly warm and afrodising scent. And that with over 50 fragrances that I can call my own. Clear recommendation, would and will now test this as a date scent.
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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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“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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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.

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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

Average:.....................8.36 / 10,00
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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.


KLewis 81 days ago
Club De Nuit Intense Man is a great performing, smokier take on Creed's well loved Aventus fragrance.
Toreter 9 months 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
DPArtist 9 months 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
Akunin 10 months ago
Great bang 4 buck. Yes its clone , but great clone.+2
Rsi 16 months ago
Go for made in UAE only , the French one is weak and not Smokey dry down !+2
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Mkpunk 17 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
PMRP12 2 years ago
When I want to feel like the alpha male in the room. Begins fruity and ends smokey and woodsy. Lumberjack boss.+8

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