1881 Bella Notte pour Homme 2014

1881 Bella Notte pour Homme by Cerruti
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1881 Bella Notte pour Homme is a popular perfume by Cerruti for men and was released in 2014. The scent is spicy-woody. It was last marketed by Coty. Pronunciation
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Perfumer

Olivier Cresp

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesSichuan pepper, Coriander, Key lime, Juniper
Heart Notes Heart NotesNight-blooming jasmine, Ceylon cinnamon, Nutmeg, Black cardamom
Base Notes Base NotesCedar, Musk, Patchouli, Vanilla

Ratings

Scent

7.747 Ratings

Longevity

6.443 Ratings

Sillage

6.043 Ratings

Bottle

7.350 Ratings
Submitted by Apicius, last update on 24.03.2021.

Interesting Facts

The face of the advertising campaign is French singer and musician Thomas Dutronc.
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MonsieurTest
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The Brahms of the Brothers in Cardamom. Visit. La Nuit. Bella Notte
Olivier Cresp has already created around 200 perfumes. Among them, around the turn of the millennium, the wonderful Jungle pour Homme by Kenzo: an ingenious blend of subtle nutmeg spice, fine woods and tangy lime. In 2014, Cresp composed a brawny, dark cardamom symphony for the Cerruti 1881 Men's Series, which is known for its woodsy, spicy, mellifluous fragrances. In this symphony, he combines cardamom, pepper, juniper and nutmeg with a range of heavy spices at a pleasant temperature.

The whole thing smells wonderfully Christmassy, fits perfectly in misty autumn and cold winter days and reminds not only from afar of a meanwhile probably half forgotten Azzaro fragrance from 2003: Visit. Annick Ménardo created this cardamom fluffi, which I also appreciate very much, also with many ingredients from the spice rack: On a base of cedar and gujac wood, Ménardo planted a heart of incense, barely noticeable amber and musk in her Visit, and culminated with fresh pepper, cardamom and nutmeg.
When comparing the two quite similar fragrances, Azzaro's Visit seems to me a little softer, gentler, if you like: more feminine. But also a little more synthetic, slightly metallic out the back. The juniper in Cerrutis 1881 beautiful night, perhaps also the delicate coriander and patchouli notes, make this Cerruti a bit rougher, more masculine.
This makes him a worthy flanker of the wonderfully wooded, certainly somewhat oldschoolig dusty, but always refreshing, massive green original Cerruti 1881.
Like probably most nights in the name of leading men's fragrances, Bella Notte in 1881 also has its eye on Yves Saint Laurent's bestseller L'homme La Nuit with its seductive cardamom vibe. The creative trio Flip, Wargnye and Ropion underlaid their cardamom-pepper-cedar triad with sweet tonka and dimmed vetiver and added bergamot and lavender in the head and heart notes. I still find the original night of YSL (whose newer versions are now often complained about here as being badly diluted) to be a rather great, warm, seductive evening and night-time scent.
However, it should be appreciated and remembered that Annick Ménardo had already composed a structurally similar cardamom symphony in 2003, which was more suitable for everyday use and not quite as sensually difficult as YSL Homme La Nuit. And Olivier Cresp finally added a variant to these two esteemed spice classics that tends a little towards nature, forest and outdoors. Which - depending on your circumstances - may be very welcome.
If I'm in the Mood for Cardamom, I would say: La Nuit for opera, dating and clubbing (although there might be too many people wearing it?). Bella Notte for the autumn walk or even for Christmas. And Visit, well, it's actually for almost all kinds of visits: Office, ballroom, even beach, as it seems to be the least wintry of the three Brothers in Cardamom.
The Sillage of 1881 Bella Notte is average, therefore philanthropic, discreet. The shelf life is also in the middle range of an EdT: 6.7 hours it projects warm, dark spicy. The bottle has the classic, irregularly grooved, jagged relief back of all 1881s - which I'm quite happy to hold in my hand (similarly designed) for one of the most beautiful summer scents, Rochas Eau pour Homme - now smoothed out, and only the number 1881 is jagged into the smooth bottle. Here it is in an elegant blue to black bottle, as befits a beautiful night out.
A beautiful fragrance that could well attract a little more attention here. Just because the Cerrutis are probably sold in drugstores doesn't mean that these are not good scents. In my eyes, more precisely: in my nose, the three cardamom brothers mentioned play in a league in terms of quality (but not price...). Just in the Champ..., äh: Cardamom-Liga.
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KevinGrey
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All-round successful composition of a natural fragrance
The opening is spicy-woody and "woody". Smells a little bit like undergrowth, which will surely be due to the juniper, which accompanies the fragrance well until the end.

After an hour he became a bit more citric. but discreetly citric. A little bit leathery it looks to me in the background now too. A certain "old-fashioned note", which I criticized so much for the basic fragrance 1881, is also present here. Perhaps it is the connection between juniper and jasmine ... Probably this connection existed at grandma's home as well ... But it doesn't bother me. Here the whole composition seems natural and "woody" to me.

After 5 hours he is still there, even if he has become very close. Now it has become more gourmand and nutty and less "woodsy". Also interesting and beautiful.

I like him a lot! When it comes to scent of nature, this marriage is a good choice.

Male he is through cardamom, nutmeg, cinnamon and pepper. Here I could imagine to lay it with a slightly smoky note. That way you could make it look wilder, more natural and masculine. Without masking the juniper, of course.

Can anyone imagine which scent might be suitable for this?
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KLewis

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Spicy!
Very nice fresh-spicy scent that is perfect for the Spring days and Summer nights, but it also has a spicy edge with the pepper and cardamom, making it well-suited for the Fall as well.

Bella Notte Man lasted 4-6 hours on my skin and projected moderately.
A definite try for someone looking for an inexpensive spicy-woody fragrance that manages to stay fresh.
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Smora

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Spice King
Scentrack:
Thomas Dutronc – Comme Un Manouche Sans Guitare

Oriental interplay of spices is the main theme in this composition. Black pepper, cardamom, strong cinnamon, coriander, nutmeg. All these spices are mashed together in one intensive soup that is sometimes hard to isolate a separate spice. Personally, I prefer less spices and more pronounced to feel all the depth separate notes. After this spicy heart the base is somehow shy and mellow. The strongly artificial vanilla note takes the lead, similar to another blue bottled scent – Hugo Boss Dark Blue. This vanilla (like note of vanilla-flavored coke) is accompanied by some musk and woodsy notes. In spite of the strong spicy character of the heart, the composition is very balanced. Even too balanced to my liking. I feel the composition has a potential to be darker and more intensive, unfortunately it is just another middle of road designer fragrance. The spicy heart and vanilla drydown are really nice. In fact, Bella Notte is very enjoyable. I prefer it during summer nights due to its extreme shyness. The main issue of 1881 Bella Notte is poor performance. It lasts only 2-4 hours on my skin with minimal sillage

Rating: 6/10

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Citrus and pepper, for some reason vaguely reminds me of the smell of an ocean.

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