My very first comment here, long I thought about which fragrance to choose for this. Once I made my choice, I also wanted to find the time to do this scent justice. That's what I'm trying to do now, while my baby slumbers next to me and her scent, mixed with a hint of "nude", floats around me. This blend is - if you'll pardon the expression - simply divine.
In the summer of 2020, my first child was born, a little girl. I blame it on the hormones and the ongoing, wonderful breastfeeding relationship that I can no longer smell almost my entire stock of perfumes, in fact there are currently exactly 5 that I wear in rotation, but only sprayed on the back of the neck and dosed more sparingly than usual, since my baby is supposed to smell the purest mommy scent. "Nude" belongs to this elite.
"La Nuit Tresor Nude is a daytime scent for me. I deliberately do not say everyday fragrance, because this sounds somehow negative for me. In the evening, I can imagine him rather less, simply because he is too bright and dazzling for the "dark" hours, even if he likes to drive away dark thoughts. In the opening I smell most the bergamot, pleasantly fresh and a very little tart it comes along, the peach has covered itself with a silk cloak, because this is not as pungent as in some other fragrances. Almost immediately the coconut joins in for me, which is creamy fresh and velvety at the same time. I love coconut and everything that smells and tastes like it, which is why "Nude" had my attention from the start. I'm happy to say I smell this coconut note until the very end, it gets creamier towards the end. To my surprise, the Damask rose is not so overwhelming here, I always find rose fragrances very difficult on me and leave them alone when in doubt. But here it blends expertly into the scent so it doesn't give me a headache. Maybe the aquatic notes are responsible for the fact that I remember so much the sea and the iridescent shells, which I admired for hours on my last holiday to Egypt 3 years ago and could lose myself in daydreams. However, the scent is never aquatic-blue, thankfully! If "Nude" had a color, it would be the delicate iridescence of a seashell interior. No glitter, no ballyhoo. For hours I can perceive the fragrance, despite a maximum of 2 sprays, well on me. When I crawl into bed with my daughter in the evening, usually dead tired, and "Nude" was allowed to accompany me during the day, I can still smell coconut and the pleasantly gentle finish of benzoin and vanilla, which lays itself dry and warm on my skin. In the morning, when my daughter greets me - albeit far too early - with her stunning toothless grin, I still smell "Nude" on my pillow. This scent is a soul comforter for me without coming across as melancholic, it somehow makes me feel meeker, and God knows I don't have a calm temper :-D Given to me as a gift for Christmas 2020 by my husband, after I brought home several test strips of different perfumes, and he initially liked "Nude" even better than I did, it somehow completes me olfactorically since I've been a mom, along with its dark, spirited sister "A la folie", which I'll report on another time.
So, my baby is waking up, and I'm still by the sea in my mind :-D when this crazy time is over, I'll show her in due time, carrying "Nude" for sure. Shortly again smell her little head, and on goes the crazy mommy everyday ^^ Thank you Lancome, for this indescribably beautiful fragrance.