Vol de Nuit (1933) Eau de Toilette

Vol de Nuit (Eau de Toilette) by Guerlain
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Vol de Nuit (Eau de Toilette) (Guerlain)
Vol de Nuit (Eau de Toilette) (Guerlain)
Vol de Nuit (Eau de Toilette) (Guerlain)
Vol de Nuit (Eau de Toilette) (Guerlain)
Vol de Nuit (Eau de Toilette) (Guerlain)
Vol de Nuit (Eau de Toilette) (Guerlain)
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Vol de Nuit (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Guerlain for women and was released in 1933. The scent is spicy-woody. It is being marketed by LVMH.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Galbanum, Mandarin, Orange, Orange blossom, Lemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesAldehydes, Iris, Narcissus, Vanilla
Base Notes Base NotesOakmoss, Spices, Orris root, Musk, Sandalwood



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Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 08.07.2018

Interesting Facts

Vol de Nuit ("Night Flight") is a tribute to the homonymous novel published in 1931 and to its author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry who is said to have been a close friend of Jacques Guerlain. For the first time, a significant content of galbanum was used. Vol de Nuit was the archetype for other classic fragrances like Miss Dior, Vent Vert and Chanel No.19, which also used considerable amounts of galbanum.

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Helpful Review    2
Oxygen deprived
Vol de Nuit is an anachronism, albeit a beautiful one. All the critique is somewhat true. Yes, there is a mousse de saxe to it, similar to Caron's Nuit de Noel; less flattering is the likeness to Avon's Timeless, and sitting in the middle of the road is a certain likeness to MPG's Or des Indes in... Read more
Sillage 8.0/10 Longevity 9.0/10 Scent 10.0/10
Helpful Review    4
Late to Love
I am a focuser and it has served me well in life. I brought that approach to my perfume journey, stepping my way through the basic notes and then genres and then houses. One thing at a time. This is why I am late to great and overwhelming loves like Vol de Nuit. A few days ago it was Jardin de... Read more
Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 9.0/10
This is my soul's scent in the way that Arvo Pärt plays my soul's music. Here I am laid bare: spartan resilient resins, warm generous vanilla, spare beautiful florals flying out beyond prettiness. This vibrates celestial, best viewed from the perspective of 10,000 feet. Whereas I remain... Read more
Helpful Review    8
Cosmetics on a shelf ...
I have a sample of Vol de Nuit sent to me by one of the lovely members here at Parfumo. I find myself rather obsessed of late by Iris … both as an individual note and the way it smells in unison with other notes. I've realized that it is very different in older fragrances when compared to the... Read more
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Helpful Review    6
Jacques Guerlain's excellent adventure
This review is for the vintage parfum. The galbanum opening in VdN is one of the best renditions of the aromatic resin in an oriental theme, imho. It makes me close my eyes and take a deeper breath. While galbanum is far from appealing on its own, it imparts a green, spiciness to blends that... Read more
Scent 10.0/10
Fragrance as an experience...
Vol de Nuit feels like another time, place, or state of mind. Born of a vision, an inspiration, the mood of an era gone by - and it manages to remain relevant and intimate to admirers born decades after its creation. It is a very atmospheric fragrance, and in me it evokes a sense of peace,... Read more
Helpful Review    4
I blind bought a 6.8 oz metal atomizer of edt quite a while ago for ridiculously cheap. Best blind purchase to date. Still have 4 oz left!
I love perfume but sometimes I simply can’t analyze a scent and identify its constituent parts. This seems to happen in two particular instances. I can’t deconstruct the fragrances that I wore when I was young. Each exists as a whole, like an object. I would have trouble analyzing Antaeus... Read more
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Bottle 10.0/10 Sillage 2.5/10 Longevity 2.5/10 Scent 7.0/10
Pure Art Deco
The Bottle is beautiful the artistry and craft they painstakingly created with it's Topaz cut and ruched glass cut with gold insignia inside a circle with gold metal Vol de Nuit is the hight of Art Deco and liquid from the fragrance is pure gold. Channels the playboy aviator & eccentric... Read more
Scent 5.0/10
Not Love, merely Like
I was fully prepared to love (and purchase) this Guerlain. Unfortunately, it failed to impress me enough to obtain a full bottle. Regardless, VdN is a must-sample for anyone serious about perfume. I am just starting to understand the "Guerlainade" of Guerlain fragrance, and VdN is... Read more

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