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Le parfum de l'équilibre
Nuit de Feu. Louis Vuitton. Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud. Keywords that evoke associations, opinions and thoughts in many minds. I ask critics now times briefly these "thoughts" to mute.
I like to describe the scent hobby as a journey. One makes oneself on the way with an empty backpack. This backpack is filled and emptied again and again in the course of the journey. You meet companions and companions. You exchange experiences and even get to know yourself. One grows with and at his scents.
In the summer of 2017, I surfed on "For the love of fragrance" as I was looking for a birthday gift. I came across the perfume categories, more specifically the individual fragrances. Much seemed familiar and understandable, but then I read: incense, juchte, leather, balsamic.
My thoughts, "Like, what, wow? There's incense and resins in fragrances?".
A few months and sample orders later, I registered here under the name "Frankincense" (Willi Tonka already existed, sorry, kidding).
I do not want to seem arrogant here, as I have "only" tested about 600 fragrances and I should actually still have a good 100,000 ahead of me. Nevertheless, I am currently experiencing so-called "Pinnacle" moments (explanation: highlights, summits). Meanwhile, I can sound out clear favorites, be it with certain brands or even entire fragrance categories (this definitely includes that I have tested all the candidates relevant to me).
Nuit de Feu belongs to my personal "Pile of Pinnacle". More specifically, it is the best smoky, balsamic, "woodsy" scent for me. Why...?
...Because he is for me (as mentioned in my blog), in balance. It hits the happy medium of wearability and concept. Of courage and restraint. Of perseverance and calmness. Out of quality and serenity. Out of crystallization of individual notes and fusion into a great whole.
It does not matter whether Louis Vuitton launches this fragrance or Areej Le Doré.
I picked up a great definition of Nui de Feu: the scent doesn't smell like you're standing in a burning forest, it smells like a burning forest outside the city. And that, I think, sums it up very well.
Thank you for reading, and thus your most precious gift, time.