Club de Nuit Intense Woman 2013

Club de Nuit Intense Woman by Armaf
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Club de Nuit Intense Woman is a popular perfume by Armaf for women and was released in 2013. The scent is floral-oriental. The longevity is above-average. It is being marketed by Sterling Perfumes.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesGeranium, Saffron, Rose
Heart Notes Heart NotesCaraway, Nutmeg, Violet, Pepper
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Oud, Vanilla, Patchouli

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Scent

8.2185 Ratings

Longevity

8.1171 Ratings

Sillage

7.8171 Ratings

Bottle

7.0177 Ratings

Value for money

9.515 Ratings
Submitted by Apicius, last update on 14.06.2021.
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Smoetn
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Top Review    21  
Isn't there something from Ratiopharm?
Preliminary - I bought this fragrance in the full knowledge that this is "Club de Nuit Intense WOMAN", so it was not an accidental purchase or even a mispurchase.
My motivation was rather based on the fact that CDNIW is a good clone of "Noir de Noir" by Tom Ford, and as such I would like to rate it. Armaf has yes in recent times some very good imitations, especially of Creed, brought to the market, especially "Club de Nuit Sillage" in the style of Silver Mountain Water.

After I had bought a bottling of "Noir de Noir" here in the souk some time ago, I just could not leave my nose from this fragrance. The whole thing went so far that I decided that a whole bottle had to her. However, there are no 30ml bottles of "Noir de Noir", as there are with other TFs. This was a bit too much for me, both in terms of price and quantity, since "Noir de Noir" is certainly not an everyday fragrance and 50ml would probably last forever. But - oh what luck - there's also what from Ratiopharm, uh Armaf.

So now I have a whole 105ml bottle in front of me, but at a fraction of the price TF calls up. Since both "Noir de Noir" and CDNIW have already been extensively described here, I would now like to go more into the direct comparison.

For me, by the way, both fragrances are really unisex, even if CDNIW is marketed as "Woman". Sweet enough for the female sex, dark enough for the men. Sure it's a rose scent, but this one is so beautifully wrapped in nutmeg and oud that this one comes across as very dark and almost mysterious. Therefore, my appeal to all men - profess your feminine side!
But now to the direct comparison. Sprayer "Noir de Noir" left, sprayer CDNIW right and off we go!

Scent
"Noir de Noir" starts powerfully with a clear, very dark rose. Saffron is also there from the beginning, which gives the fragrance a slightly more bitter, but also aromatic note. At the same time, it enlivens the rose and gives it a very elegant tone. Relatively quickly, the black truffle also enters the scene and combines with the oud, patchouli and vanilla, which then gives the fragrance its sweetness (which can be associated with cocoa), paired with the heavy, dark rose. Overall, I have to say that the scent progression is relatively linear and hardly goes through any transformation. However, this is not meant to sound pejorative in any way, on the contrary, the scent comes across as very classy, mysterious, and high quality right from the start. As already mentioned at the beginning, it is certainly not an everyday fragrance, but to go out, for upscale occasions, gladly also sensual, he is just about suitable in a perfect way.
9/10

"Club de Nuit Intense Woman" is a 95% clone for this. The biggest difference can still be made out in the top note, where CDNIW possibly a very little less present, possibly even something more portable comes across. But even here there is no real scent progression and the fragrance is in principle right at the beginning fully there. Now, if you want to frantically search for differences and put them into a few words, you could say CDNIW is less complex, maybe a little lighter and maybe doesn't quite reach that depth of the original. But maybe, just maybe, this is all imagination, because the brain says that a perfume for a tenth(!) of the price just HAS to be worse. The heart, however, feels what the nose conveys to it and this is a pleasantly warm, enveloping and at the same time uplifting sensation. The layman, just with a bit of distance, as most people will perceive this fragrance yes, will probably no difference between the two fragrances can perceive.
9/10

Durability & Sillage
"Noir de Noir" starts really powerful and can be really room-filling, especially at the beginning. There are certainly stronger fragrances, but anything beyond the current level, would also really be too much of a good thing for this fragrance. As described above, the fragrance is quite heavy, floral and dark, so that it can already seem a little oppressive, especially in the beginning, from therefore the projection should not and should not be stronger. The durability is also really very good and keeps on my skin pretty much exactly 10 hours, a great value.
Durability 10/10, Sillage 8/10

CDNIW, on the other hand, is a little more dignified, a little less powerful, a little less opulent. No question, is still really good to very good and the durability is with 8-9 hours still quite clearly in the upper midfield. But it is also a little weaker in the projection, which may even be an advantage if you want to wear the fragrance more as an everyday fragrance or even in the office. Where "Noir the Noir" could possibly even annoy the fellow men in the office, CDNIW also forms a beautiful fragrance cloud around you, but this does not radiate quite so far.
Here may also be the biggest difference, or justification for the higher price. While Armaf with its Creed clones regularly stomps the originals in the ground (with the poor performance of many Creed fragrances but also not difficult), the Tom Ford delivers here just a little better.
Durability 8/10, Sillage 7/10

Flacon
About the bottle there is not too much to say. The Tom Ford bottle is classically elegant and always reminds me a little of the simplicity of Japanese houses (I have 2 TF bottles by the way, TV and OW).
9/10

The CDNIW bottle comes there, of course, much more coarse and almost clumsy. Nevertheless, the bottle seems relatively high quality, as it has a fairly high weight. Also, the closure sits very securely and the color design in black and gold also fits quite well, even if I find the design of, for example, "Club de Nuit Sillage" with this reflection effect even prettier.
5/10

Price-performance
Here we come now to the real crux of the whole comparison. As much as the fragrances are similar, the pricing is different. Currently, the price of "Noir de Noir" is 220€ for 100ml. CDNIW can be had for just over 30€ for 105ml. Considering that both fragrances are almost identical, one may well ask how Tom Ford justifies this price difference. But everyone can answer this for themselves, since brand prestige, PR and certainly ingredients will play a role here. The better durability and sillage I had already mentioned.

Conclusion
Isn't there something from Ratiopharm? Yes, and specifically from Armaf. As already mentioned several times, both fragrances are very similar. While the H&S at the Tom Ford is not significantly, but still noticeably better, the (imagined) quality differences may possibly be due to a place effect (freely after the motto, the cost more, so he must also be better).
Who has the money to spare and would like to support Tom Ford (I'm always in favor of supporting the spiritual father), should add "Noir de Noir" to his collection. But who does not have the necessary little thing or who 50ml are basically too much (at the price), which finds in "Club de Nuit Intense Woman" a wonderful alternative, which can be worn absolutely also by men and should.
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MrHonest

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MrHonest
MrHonest
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The chocolate temptress...
The curtains part as a wave of applause spurs the young woman forward. She's dressed in black - sleek, simple, opulent, with glittering accents of chocolatey copper and crimson. And although it's her third show this evening, she's still up for a little fun. Her heels find the red velvet carpet and she makes her way to the edge of the stage. Already the wafts of freshly brewed coffee are wafting from the small circular tables, finding her nostrils before she finds the mic. The band takes a deep breath....and the fun begins anew.

This is essentially the image I get every time I wear this fragrance. Right from the opening, there are glaring similarities with Tom Ford's Noir de Noir, but I also get quite a bit of Cafe Tuberosa from Atelier Cologne. Initially, it's an enveloping embrace of rose, patchouli, a touch of spice and a beautifully sweet synthetic oud. As the fragrance continues to open up, the rose pushes through quite strongly, overwhelming the spices, yet making way for a very thin and understated vanilla to join the blend. To the non-enthusiast, it's likely a feminine scent through-and-through; but to me, it's simply one of the sexiest unisex fragrances that I've ever smelled.

Without sounding too bashful, there's something about this scent that I just find incredibly addictive. At times, I swear that I can smell a hint of dark chocolate coming though, only to be quickly ousted by the oud and vanilla. Could this be the patchouli? Other times, I get a pleasant saffron-y amber poured over a rose scented candle. Images of the roaring 20s, being backstage at a burlesque house come to mind, velvet pouffes, bright lights, revealing outfits, and an air of seduction and sophisticated theatricality. Whether or not I've smelled something like this before, there's no denying that CDNIW has the overall feel of an evening-wear perfume.

And just like with any show, you expect a decent performance - an area in which CDNIW doesn't disappoint. Projection and longevity are well above average even in the latest formulation - the one with "club de nuit" printed in raised lettering on the side of the bottle - and without any deviation in quality over time. Any more than 6 sprays and you'll be pushing a monstrous sillage for a good 2-3 hours. But then again, that's never a bad thing if you want to get noticed!

Considered by many to be the quintessential valentine's day fragrance, TF's Noir de Noir is a truly superb fragrance, that also comes with a hefty price tag. Ditto with a few others that have a similar scent profile. For the price that CDNIW goes for these days, I honestly don't think you'll find a better alternative. And yeah, as a dude, I absolutely wear the stuff myself, often layered with a smoky tobacco, boozy vanilla or ambery gourmand. In fact, I would even consider it more masculine-leaning than Guerlain's Habit Rouge edt, which is an incredibly powdery rose and vanilla. That one doesn't even come close in terms of sexiness though. More of a day-wear rose.

Overall, I'm very impressed with this release from Armaf and hope it never gets discontinued or reformulated. Incredibly alluring and elegant with superb performance. Couldn't ask for more. Never mind the ostentatiously tacky bottle (with a cap that could easily take out an eye), it's a total winner in my book. The midnight seducer ala moulin rouge - the chocolate temptress that winks across the room, carrying wafts of delight amidst the sounds of hotel jazz. The perfect scent...for a bit of mischief.
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Moe96

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Moe96
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NO! this is not unisex or in any way masculine
This is a perfume for women it smells like women and a man can't wear this it just isn't masculine
Like at all!!!!!
Smells good though nothing special but good
Lasts 8+ hours and perfoms above average but not beasty
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8.5
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Nuance4Massi
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Full Moon
It's a cool, almost mystical night at the beginning of July, it's full moon and there are some clouds around. I sit on an old iron bench, next to which a huge tuft of wild black roses protrude. It pleases me. The night quite cool, the full moon and the light clouds floating around, a little bit of dew on the roses and this great smell that surrounds me... so natural but still oppressive. I take a closer look at the tuft and see that some of the roses have already finished the cycle of their life and slowly but surely let Mother Nature do her work, but there are still some roses that shimmer a little thanks to the dew in the full moon. I will stay a little longer and enjoy the mystical, oppressive and at the same time beautiful night and will be here more often in the future.

All in all, I was a little sceptical at first, but the more I smelled it, the more I liked it. In the opening you clearly smell the rose and in the background something slightly musty (not smelly to my nose). I'm falling more and more in love with the smell. The rose remains on my skin for about 7-8 hours and after about 4-6 hours the musty one evaporates, leaving only the rose.

I find it almost too feminine, but as a man I can still wear it well. :)
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Emorandeira

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Emorandeira
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Club de nuit noir de noir
Do you know noir de noir? So you know how this stuff smells... I have known this perfume before than noir de noir and i loved It. After i hace readen that It was quité similar to noir de noir... I went to a shop, tried that and... Yes! This is just the same for the 10 part of the price if the Tom Ford one!! I can smell here overall rose, but a darle one, Deep, smooth... With a Woody background and even a gourmand touch getting the vibe of something like chocolate. This perfume is great! One of my favoritos! Regarding his performance, It is not a beast but It is good. I can feel It for 6-7 hour with a medium projection the first 2-3 hours. On clothes maybe the whole day. I find It totally unisex, just un the limit... Not too feminine not too masculine... Just perfect to go for dinners or for a walk watchkbg the sunset!
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Calibraman82
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Affordable long-lasting fragrance :-)
Armaf surprised me :-)

Have it as a sample get sprayed once and the fragrance is really great for little money

keeps really long tasty spicy ...

i can only recommend cheaper variant to Creed A.

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Serenissima
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a small predator
It creeps around me in ever smaller circles, snuggles up to me quietly purring and suddenly I feel its pointed little teeth in my skin.
"Club de Nuit Intense" is the name of this little predator: a delightful creature that should not be underestimated.

The unusual prelude with rose geranium and saffron alone: who came up with this ingenious idea?
The sympathy is immediately awakened!
A somewhat darker rose is added to this - the previously spicy mixture becomes sweeter, heavier - and is therefore nothing for rose reslis or ornamental dolls.
Already in this moment this interesting fragrance has bite!
The heart note could easily come from the Spice Islands: they are actually still called so?
It doesn't matter: nutmeg and violets are a team that immediately gives sensual, vibrating pleasure. In addition there is the fine sharpness of the pepper - heat spreads already on and under my skin!
A good dose of caraway will stir up this fire still diligently!
As if that weren't enough already, the big seduction trick box is now being used:
the little animal with the pointed teeth nestles tightly, spreads its own heat, almost embraces its victim.
Who doesn't want to indulge in this fragrance work of art right now?
In addition, viscous vanilla intoxicates: it is no longer a "little fire" - it is already lively dancing flames that are just waiting to spread.
This is achieved by the two "golden" scents. Amber and Patchouli in soft, enticing waves are the night of this very intense night! She whispers promisingly!
A little devil is laughing cheekily and fanning this sensual intoxication.
The initially small predator has turned into a creature that not only uses the teeth; no "Club de Nuit Intense" extends the claws.
Who's gonna win this erotic pillow fight? ...

Sprayed on in the evening, this spicy sensuality remains a companion through the whole night.
Even with me in the morning there is still a breath to be felt: not stale - as perhaps suspected or even feared at dawn.
The night weaves a golden-brown net from all these different fragrance nuances, which lays itself possessively around me and stays there.
Its threads become finer with increasing duration, the luring flames smolder into smoky embers: the senses slowly come to rest.
"Club de Nuit Intense" elegantly starts his retreat and takes the little animal firmly on the leash: better is better!
See you soon ...
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ScentFan

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ScentFan
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Habit-Forming Worldliness
What an excellent perfume. It reminds me of the new Louis Vuitton collection in its deft, expert blendings. Did Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud create this too? Even sprayed on heavily it has sophistication. Rose, yes. Oud, yes. But done up so fantastically with the other ingredients, it's hard to tell where one ends and another starts. Saffron and Pepper stave off boredom. No way this is just another nice rose perfume. I've worn it three times I think in the two weeks I've owned it. And it costs next to nothing. What a steal.
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Carlitos01

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Carlitos01
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A classy and sophisticated desert rose
On a cold winter morning, the Queen left the Castle of Sabugal, as she often did, to distribute bread to the most disadvantaged. It was common word among King D. Dinis councelors, that Dona Isabel spent too much on the works of the churches, and that her donations to convents as well as alms given to the poor were of exaggerated value. One day one of the nobles, who did not apreciate the Queen's generosity, decided to look for the King and used all the arguments to convince him about Dona Isabel's exagerated expenses.
The King let himself be convinced by the noble. He decided to surprise the Queen when she, accompanied by her entourage, was preparing to make a donation of goods to the Convent of Santa Clara. The King stopped her right at the entrance of the convent and noticed that Dona Isabel tried at all costs to disguise what she was carrying in her lap. He looked her in the eye and asked her:
 "- What do you carry in your lap, my most noble wife?"
The Queen replied:
 "-Real Lord, I just go here to decorate the monastery's altars."
Not being convinced, the King insisted:
 “- I was informed that my wife disobeys my orders! What you carry in your lap is money for the poor! ”
Suddenly, feeling more confident, Dona Isabel replied:
“- You make a mistake, my Royal Lord. What I carry in my lap are just roses… ”
The angry king accused the Queen of lying:
"-Can you show me those extraordinay winter bred roses?"
After saying these words, the King ordered her to show the contents of his lap. Queen Dona Isabel showed before the astonished eyes of all the beautiful bouquet of fragrant red roses that she kept under her mantle. Seeing the roses, the King was amazed and convinced himself that he was facing an holy phenomenon. Right there in that place, he asked the Queen for forgiveness. The news of the miracle spread to the city of Coimbra and spread to the rest of the country. The people proclaimed the Queen Isabel of Portugal as a saint.

This rose perfume is Armaf's best fragrance for me.
I use it frequently and consider this perfume more masculine than feminin. Well... maybe unisex!
This is a very well blended floral oriental fragrance. It is a bit dark but, as a matter of personal taste, I probably would like it even darker.
I am not a rose scent fancier but I really like this strong desert rose composition. The vanilla and amber notes are quite noticeable (and pleasant). The agar wood note is not proeminent but does have a role in the fragrance evolution. As the time passes, the dry down becomes a bit more sweet and powdry.
The perfume does give an impression of class and sophistication, with an above average longevity but a fainter sillage and projection. That's the correct behaviour for a classy fragrance, not to proeminent but with excelent near skin performance. I consider this perfume very sexy and wonderfully designed.
It really looks that Elena or Polge or Morillas could have signed this perfume. Beware... it may become adictive.

My rates for this women/unisex/men Club de Nuit Intense:
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- Opening: 9.0 (magnific oriental rose and spices, mainly saffron)
- Drydown: 9.0 (still a bit of rose, but a dominant patchouli with vanilla and some oud)
- Longevity: 8.5 ( more than 8 hours, 3 sprays)
- Sillage: 8.0 (up to 6 feet, projects for 2~2.5 hours)
- Versatility: 9.0 (avoid very hot situations; very good for almost any situation in normal and cold weather; it's VERY sexy and classy so dont miss using it in formal events, fancy reunions and in the bedroom; it's a totally unisex fragrance)
- Wearability: 9.0 (day and night, almost all the year round. Make an exception on summer hot days)
- Compliments: 9.0 (very serious compliment grabber for both genders; It's a head turner and very sexy)
- Uniqueness: 8.5 (It's similar to Tom Ford's Noir de Noir. I imagine that Tom Ford Price will be 10 times bigger; due to the price difference it's still very unique)
- Quality: 9.0 (smells expensive and classy; excelent sprayer; heavy glass)
- Presentation: 8.0 (one of the few Armaf bottles that it's not tacky; actually it's very elegant and classy; very nice box)
- Price: 10.0 (€18,00 for 100 ml + VAT+shipping)
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Average: 8.75/10.00
- between 7 and 8 =above average;
- between 8 and 9 = recomended;
- bigger than 9 = don't miss it;
Advice: Excelent fragrance; I bought 2 bottles, one for me and another for my wife. This gem holds an amazing value in itself. If you are looking for a very alluring, compliments magnet, super versatile,classy, sophisticated all weather fragrance and with a fantastic price, you may have found it. DON'T MISS IT!
Good enough for blind buying? Yes, of course!

Music: Sting - "Desert Rose"
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MasterLi

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Rose de Nuit...
I do like this fragrance. It has a great rose-patchouli combination. I do get the "dark" and "gothic" aspects, and the saffron, nutmeg and agarwood that add the the mystery here.

This is the first fragrance I've tried from Armaf and I can see the quality is decent. I find the projection and power is good too. It lasts for a long time, which is great. The drydown is long and settles to a faintly sweet amber and patchouli combination. I like it and I think it's versatile and could be worn in the cooler seasons and even on warmer nights too.

I had no reference point before trying this fragrance, so I don't have anything to compare it to. However I do know that the rose & patchouli combination is a well known trend in perfumery (almost as popular as rose and oud is these days!) so I have seen this before in other fragrances, and I still think this is great. Great for nights and dressed up occasions, great on a man or woman, and good on performance, projection and longevity. A good and well smelling fragrance for the price. Give it a try if you like dark rose fragrances.
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MrLawmanMrLawman 19 days ago
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Armaf also started to call the bluf of Tom Ford after they reformulated Noir the Noir. This is a frightening good clone...
PedroDarkPedroDark 5 months ago
A true TF Noir de Noir clone! At the dry down, theres is no perception of who is the clone... Very good!
EmorandeiraEmorandeira 2 years ago
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Dark rose, Deep patchouli and sweet chocolate vibe. Noir de noir for the 10th part of his price.
JoaoMartinsJoaoMartins 2 years ago
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Nice and pleasant clone of Noir de Noir. Lacks in the performance department.
XanthonXanthon 3 years ago
Sweet and sensual rose, everyone seems to enjoy it. This is a night fragrance, but dont be shy to explore it in the day. Beautiful offering!
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Carlitos01Carlitos01 3 years ago
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This is a wonderful unisex fragrance that my wife and I share.
It has got a strong "Noir de Noir" vibe but CDNI is more rosy.

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