La Nuit 1985Eau de Toilette

La Nuit (Eau de Toilette) by Paco Rabanne
Bottle Design André Ricard
Where to buy
Search on
More
Where to buy
8.3 / 10     81 RatingsRatingsRatings
La Nuit (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Paco Rabanne for women and was released in 1985. The scent is floral-chypre. Projection and longevity are above-average. It was last marketed by Puig. Pronunciation
Search on
More

Perfumer

Jean Guichard

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesArtemisia, Bergamot, Cardamom, Myrtle, Tangerine, Lemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesJasmine, Pepper, Peach, Rose
Base Notes Base NotesOakmoss, Leather, Patchouli, Cedarwood, Civet

Ratings

Scent

8.3 (81 Ratings)

Longevity

8.9 (63 Ratings)

Sillage

8.0 (63 Ratings)

Bottle

7.3 (66 Ratings)
Submitted by Amateur, last update on 20.10.2020.
  • RateRate
  • CollectionCollection
  • ClassifyClassify
  • NotesNotes

Reviews

8
Scent
10
Longevity
10
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
GothicHeart

87 Reviews
GothicHeart
GothicHeart
Very helpful Review    8  
Bad moon rising...
-"You should't have missed the party last night chap!"
-"Why dude?"
-"Cause you lost the chance to feast your eyes on the most stunning woman you'll probably ever see."
-"Really?"
-"Aye mate! She had the most breathtaking angles on her face and the most bewitching curves below it. And she did knew how to play and throw every single one of them!"
-"Gee man! Why didn't you give me a ring?"
-"Cause after she stormed the room, everyone forgot there was a world outside it."
-"Sounds like she did smelled some blood, huh?"
-"Smelled you said? Her scent buddy! Oh my...her scent!"
-"What about it pal?"
-"It was as her scarf drenched in it was wrapped around my face, taking me slowly to oblivion and rendering me incapable of uttering a single word."
-"How did it smell like chum?"
-"Dangerous, profane, sharp, dominant, and hollering "Dare me if you dare!" Like a feral animal's den, which despite the dangers that might lurk inside, it makes you feel an irresistible impulse to enter it. Like nobody's business!"
-"Surely sounds like meaning business."
-"She drunk a truckload, zeroed everyone in, smoked a carton and ripped her clothes off. Everybody, and I mean everybody, stood agape at her naked splendour!"
-"And then?"
-"And then she turned into a werewolf!"
-"A wer..."
-"And gracious sakes lad, she got even more beautiful!..."
10
Scent
10
Longevity
10
Sillage
ScentFan

327 Reviews
ScentFan
ScentFan
Helpful Review    5  
Incredible Oriental Bargain
Out perfume bargain-shopping again, I bought Paco Rabanne's La Nuit, sprayed it on when it arrived today and grew excited. It's a first-class, classic oriental and I immediately started opening and spraying other orientals to see which one it most resembled. Not equally beautiful but different Ciara which has no oakmoss, not the subtler Cartier Panthère of many more notes, not the equally strong of sillage Caron's Infini or the extravagantly beautiful Bal à Versailles, nor Obsession by Calvin Klein. La Nuit smells like itself. The only resemblance to other great orientals is that it belongs with them. Ever since applying it, my nose wants to be nowhere else, though I've sprayed both hands and wrists and arms with these other scents. Guess that's not a fair comparison for BaV since I used only the cologne, instead of the parfum. Same with Panthère. La Nuit is a passionate fragrance that inspires passion in me -- to immediately order a sample of artemisia so I can isolate it in this glorious smell and then to do a sniff fest of full-blown orientals to find out if my nose is just weird tonight or whether this fragrance belongs at the very top of the genre, as I suspect. Meanwhile, I'm ordering a second bottle before I post this in case you make a beeline for google, as I suggest, and this precious sweetheart vanishes altogether ... okay, back! Did I buy 18 other bargain basement orientals from the 80's at the same time, just in case any are similarly sublime? Um...yep! Hmmm...I think I should consider selling Perfume Bonds. Off, newly in love.
1 Replies
LiliumLibido

51 Reviews
LiliumLibido
LiliumLibido
Very helpful Review    7  
Rough and easy
La Nuit opens up on a major chord of Artemisia: Also known as Mugwort, the bitter herbaceous plant was used in the Middle Ages to flavor dishes with its bitter buds and leaves. It was also used medicinally and for smoking. It had to be used sparingly, though: first because it is very strong, second because it is toxic in large doses.

As a top note for La Nuit, its bitterness touches the fruitiness of the myrtle, the freshness of the various citrus, and the the spiciness of the cardamom. The resulting effect is an olfactory paradox, a marriage of contrasting smells that never fails to get attention.

Continuing the theme of one spice through several notes, the heart unfolds a fugue of flowers and fruit, this time connected by pepper: Simple and bold, uncluttered and disarmingly pretty.

The base is where all this artful blending swoops into a cornucopia of powerful notes. All carefully chosen, never upstaging one another, always connecting and celebrating each other, this is a superior example of notes working in tandem, unique from each other yet seamlessly blended and smooth. All surrounded with the barest honeyed warmth, almost an illusion, but definitely there.

So, how does it smell???
Like the oldest, softest, finest leather, worn on bare skin, lived in for better or worse, sueded from overuse, it's a human smell with a strong fauve element, animalic and rough, hiding a deep tender side.
It's a troubling scent, unsettling... irreverent, even. If this were a person, it would be someone who always says out loud what no one else dares to mention.
But if it likes your skin... it will be unforgettable.
An iconoclast among fragrances.
1 Replies
jtd

484 Reviews
jtd
jtd
Very helpful Review    3  
lovely rose chypre
To read other people’s impressions of La Nuit, it is a scent of nostalgia, or something symbolic of an era (the late 70s, it seems, even though it was released in 1985.) I love that scent allows us to make these connections, whether highly personal or shared. To me, La Nuit is evocative of 2007 when I first smelled it. I never got the ‘takes me back’ thing. And having come up in mid 80s New York, believe me I yearn for those good old, bad old 70s. 70s New York was arcadia to the Reagan/AIDS scary 80s.

But I don’t get any of that from La Nuit. It’s the end product of a series of olfactive associations. Start with honey and civet. Honey registers to the nose as richness and starts to smell like piss as it gets concentrated. ( I know this from the comb from the hive that grew in our ceiling last summer.) Civet smells anal and then seems spicy /floral in dilution. Turn the volume up and down on these things and you get a range of strong olfactory ideas.

Set these two on the other principal notes, rose and leather, and the whole thing starts sliding back and forth between wholesome and jaded. Honey brings out the sweet and fruity elements of the rose; civet makes rose arid, spicy and hot. Honey makes leather rich and lavish; civet gives leather the nose-feel of sandpaper.

La Nuit allows others to relish the connection to an era. To me, the associations are a little more abstract. Isn’t it great that a perfume can do this to us?
8
Scent
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Lola82

362 Reviews
Lola82
Lola82
   2  
La Nuit
The leather note is promising but it falls
short due to the green note drydown but it's not merely a disappointment as it seems it becomes more warmer with the presence of amber and spiciness of rose
the drydown is almost like an homage to the 1845 release of Creed's FLEURS DE BULGARIE with it's warm amberic rose scent
but La nuit is more of a modern edgier
and yet less abuse-of-the-power of Bandit or a cigar smoked room like decadence of habanita, La nuit has an
reserved iciness an inner calm that bandit and habanita can't compare with
almost translucent of your soul and of
the namesake La Nuit.

Every scent tells a story every note
that a perfumer puts in each bottle has
a meaning to his or her life story or an
influence to the perfumer and everyone
has their own interpratation of what
conjures in their minds,

Perhaps for me maybe this is an metaphor
of why there's a heavy greenish opening
it has to do with the dominant worldly
woman and naive school girl sheltered and experienced and the two main notes
exemplifies well like the Leather represent the dominant woman and sexuality' and the
greenish note is the school girl yearning wistfully for her.

This is perfume is about repressed desires and a repressed sexuality in a
Bottle.

Statements

Alex1984Alex1984 3 years ago
9.5
Scent
10
Longevity
10
Sillage
8
Bottle
Vtg edp; welcome to the night. Breathtaking and painstakingly animalic chypre. Sultriest flowers, oakmoss, leather, civet. Hot sex queen!
2 Replies

Perfume Classification by the Community


Photos by the Community

by Gold
by Gold
by Gold
by Gold
by Merlina
by Merlina
by Schahram
by Schahram
by pudelbonzo
by pudelbonzo
by Merlina
by Merlina
by Thais
by Thais

Popular Paco Rabanne

Ténéré (Eau de Toilette) by Paco Rabanne 1 Million Privé by Paco Rabanne 1 Million Lucky by Paco Rabanne Paco Rabanne pour Homme (Eau de Toilette) by Paco Rabanne Mētāl (Parfum) by Paco Rabanne Calandre (Eau de Toilette) by Paco Rabanne Olympēa Intense by Paco Rabanne Olympēa (Eau de Parfum) by Paco Rabanne Ultraviolet Man (Eau de Toilette) by Paco Rabanne 1 Million Absolutely Gold by Paco Rabanne Calandre (Eau de Parfum) by Paco Rabanne Olympēa Legend by Paco Rabanne Invictus Aqua (2018) by Paco Rabanne Invictus Aqua (2016) by Paco Rabanne Olympēa Aqua (Eau de Toilette) by Paco Rabanne XS pour Homme (Eau de Toilette) by Paco Rabanne Black XS for Her (Eau de Toilette) by Paco Rabanne 1 Million Parfum by Paco Rabanne La Nuit (Eau de Parfum) by Paco Rabanne Ultraviolet by Paco Rabanne