In the German forum one member offered free samples including shipping to ten Parfumo members in exchange for reviews for this beautiful scent. I was among the lucky number and after browsing my translations I find I have only fulfilled that contract for the "other half" of the site so here goes:
This is the fourth member of the series "Les Parisiennes" I had the opportunity of testing and as with most Guerlain scents I am impressed how well-crafted they are while retaining lots of individuality. Nuit d'Amour is a bit quieter than Liu or Mon Precieux Nectar without a lot of surprises in the development. The name might indicate a passionate night, but the perfume doesn't play the lead, it only orchestrates the background ... it is not the smell of an opulent orgy, initially it just hints at a potentially intimate encounter.
It is a spring eve and starts off with a little liqueur, I smell somthing like lychee on the spray head, but not on my skin. Soon enough flowers start sprouting and together with an early whiff of musk make full-nosed promises of a gay night. There is pepper but its character is not stinging but almost woody, bringing out the violet all the better and making it more exciting.
The heart is sweet and heavy as befits a passionate scent, it reminds me of confectionery with nutmeg and cardamom without the stickiness. With that development it solidly leads the way from a business dinner towards an exciting date, but of course such categories are there to be transcended by perfume lovers. This is the heart that I missed in the scent of the day before I wrote this review [Zync Bombshell] despite their similarities otherwise. The scent culminates in an almost rosy impression of white musk. I cannot distinguish the sandalwood, possibly because of the iris.
This increasingly powdery quality forms the base and stays for many hours. Interestingly it also has a sweet honey/beeswax note that reminds me more of a Prada finale than the Guerlinade.
In her German review Sonjoschka muses that the powdery quality of Nuit d'Amour indicates a night of very tame, restrained, intimate passion. I agree partly: while I do not think it is the perfect olfactory representation of a fling picked up at the Disco, I can imagine it portraying lots of passion between lovers who know each other intimately. But then it seems the scent stayed longer on my skin than hers.