Nuit de Longchamp (2008)Eau de Parfum

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Nuit de Longchamp (2008) (Eau de Parfum) by Lubin
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Nuit de Longchamp (2008) (Eau de Parfum) is a perfume by Lubin for women and was released in 2008. The scent is floral-chypre. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesCardamom, Nutmeg, Tunisian orange blossom, Sicilian bergamot, Ylang-ylang
Heart Notes Heart NotesBroom absolute, Florentine iris, Moroccan jasmine, Mysore sandalwood, Turkish rose
Base Notes Base NotesOakmoss, Labdanum, Patchouli, Peru balsam, Tolu balm, Haitian vetiver

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Scent

7.2 (105 Ratings)

Longevity

7.7 (81 Ratings)

Sillage

6.5 (77 Ratings)

Bottle

8.4 (87 Ratings)
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Serenissima

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Greatly helpful Review    9
It brings back a Night of tropical Splendor ..
It's actually a shame that I choose a line from Cole Porter's "Begin the Beguine" as the title; but I admit: I can't think of anything better to describe this nocturnal spell appropriately.

Lubin's "Nuit de Longchamp" (thank you Turandot!) seduces you into a summery Paris: the gallop races in Longchamp are over; betting and all the excitement around the Hippodrome are already a thing of the past. Everyone now knows whether "place and victory", "two-weather" or "three-weather" were worth it or not.
"The Winner Takes It All", wasn't it?
The racecourse empties, peace returns there.
But the hotspots of the spectators are different: the usual clientele of the "rich and beautiful" is there; even the "Adabeis" do not have to be renounced. What would this world be without it?
The summer evening is full of glamour, more or less fascinating people and heavy scents.
Let us leave them, these so differently glittering beings, to themselves and walk a few steps into the nocturnal park.
Here we are welcomed by completely different, no less noble scents: a potpouri of delicate orange blossoms, magical ylang-ylang and fruity bergamot is skilfully seasoned with cardamom and nutmeg.
A fine prelude that flatters the senses and awakens the desire for more.
The almost viscous scent of flowering broom with its slightly tart appearance goes wonderfully with this entrée and opens the scent gate for iris, rose and balsamic slightly erotic sandalwood: they all appear in their most beautiful scent robe and pay homage to the woman wearing "Nuit de Longchamp".
Of course, the "white goddess" Jasmine with her golden face should not be missing; she attracts the components of the base note in a particularly charming way.
Oak moss and vetiver, heavy and earthy green, are accompanied by the resinous, slightly stubborn Labdanum.
Balsamic notes prepare for the golden-brown shimmering beauty Patchouli: this time rather elegantly polished and not truffle-brown and earthy.
They all form a splendid finale to pay homage to the woman who is surrounded by "Nuit de Longchamp".
Charm, grace, elegance and a lot of enchanting femininity can be seen here.

This is the first fragrance of this brand that I consciously wear and my heart and my senses succumb to its magic for quite a long time.
May the races in Longchamp be over for today, too; this noble fragrance night is currently experiencing a climax in me.
That's why my trophy goes to Nuit de Longchamp!
(Did I mention that I'm fascinated by canter racing?)
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Puttin' On the Ritz
I don't know why, but as soon as I got a good whiff of this fragrance on my skin I pictured Fred Astaire in tails and top hat in "Blue Skies". "Spending ev'ry dime / For a wonderful time"...as the song suggests, is the feeling of opulence and giddy glamour that I associate with this composition. It is a joyful jaunt beginning with bergamot and orange blossom- twirled in with cardamom and nutmeg, at which point, the star of the show has my full attention! Just then a smooth slick refined Turkish rose reminds us that we are still civilized and we must all hail our taxis one arm wave at a time. Suddenly this is smooth, dapper and boiling over with class. Broom and balsam mingle suggestively, getting deep and contemplative and by hour 3 this scent has kicked off its heels in exchange for Brandy Alexander, Midnight Blues clubs, shifting to a mellow 'Mood Indigo'. By hour 5 this is a subtle whisper under the moonlight. Nina Simone is crooning "Wild is The Wind'. Oblivion will soon follow, after this last embrace of cardamom, labdanum and balsam no doubt. As usual, Lubin does not disappoint if you are looking for a unique complex and transformative fragrance. Fine foot work, indeed.
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More like Arpège than perhaps even Arpège!
When I selected a completely random sample vial from my queue today, labeled only NUIT DE LONGCHAMP, I knew absolutely nothing about the perfume, not even that it was really launched not by Longchamp but by Lubin. Nearly immediately upon donning this creation, I said outloud: "Arpège". Needless to say, I was surprised. What was ARPEGE doing in a vial labeled NUIT DE LONGCHAMP????

I had requested this sample along with an order from Aedes a while back and do not remember having known anything about it then either. I was just interested in trying a perfume called NUIT DE LONGCHAMP. Now that I've looked into the history a bit, I understand why--or rather how--it can smell so similar to ARPEGE: both were launched in the early twentieth century. This is a reconstruction by Lubin of the original perfume.

Clearly there are aldehydes present in this composition, just as in ARPEGE. I have no idea why they are not listed among the notes. (Another reviewer compared this perfume to Amouage DIA, which I take as further confirmation, since to me DIA is an aldehyde bomb.) From there it's a topsy-turvy tumbling and waning and waxing of tons of notes. In the end, however, whatever the differences in suggested notes may happen to be, these two perfumes smell an awful lot alike. There is a deep dark woody quality and some orientalia along with a fairly strong mixed floral component--not abstract floral notes, which have become much more common than not in recent mainstream launches, but the scent of actual flowers--but the aldehydes are always there quite prominently and adding that extra vintage-smelling oomph.

In a side-by-side test to determine whether my memory was not deceiving me, I confirmed that in fact NUIT DE LONGCHAMP smells much closer to ARPEGE than to any perfume launched since. This is a throw-back to the 1930s (ARPEGE was launched in the 1920s), and is only going to work for people who love vintage perfume and aldehydes--and, well, ARPEGE! People who already own bottles of ARPEGE, which appears to have been serially reformulated, might want to try this composition to see how far ARPEGE has changed. It is quite similar to the liquid in my bottles, but they are not too recent.

This composition smells like perfume used to in the olden days, before the advent of sweet laundry scents and fruitchouli and SSRI frags, and smelling it reminds me how much we are conditioned by and habituated to whatever happens to be currently in fashion. I am quite sure that many younger perfumistas would dislike this as much if not even more than CHANEL NO 5. But it's a great opportunity for those who'd like to travel back in time, as the reconstruction of this classic perfume by Lubin seems to me to be really quite good. The soapy iris, the oakmoss, the aldehydes... these are all important parts of what used to be considered perfume.
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