Le Temps d'Une Fête (2006)

Le Temps d'Une Fête by Parfums de Nicolaï
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Le Temps d'Une Fête is a perfume by Parfums de Nicolaï for women and was released in 2006. The scent is floral-green. The production was apparently discontinued.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesOpoponax, Galbanum
Heart Notes Heart NotesHyacinth, Narcissus
Base Notes Base NotesPatchouli, Sandalwood, Oakmoss

Ratings

Scent

7.3 (81 Ratings)

Longevity

7.2 (60 Ratings)

Sillage

5.9 (54 Ratings)

Bottle

6.9 (48 Ratings)
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ColinM

516 Reviews
ColinM
ColinM
2
Decent!
Le Temps d'une Fête by Nicolai opens as a quite delicate, “spring” herbal-floral scent with galbanum, something sweet-balsamic, a dry, somehow shady woody-mossy and almost musky undertone (I guess given by the darker shades of jasmine and narcissus) well contrasting with the general feel of bright and green-clean gracefulness - jasmine is quite "clean" and tamed down, no "indolic" aftertaste for me. Initially the scent has quite a whispering tone, this meaning it’s rather thin and delicate (but not light or too close to skin), bearing a pleasant kind of discreet and luminous refinement. Then, as times passes it develops an interesting and well-executed transition towards darker and woodier territories, almost landing on a chypre-sque drydown, with dry and shady hints of oak moss. Something doesn’t work that well, though, and I don’t get what precisely: it’s cozy, nice, pleasant and effortlessly elegant, even hiding some nice surprises during its evolution... but at the same time it smells a bit unsubstantial, artificial, plain and somehow tamed down. Better than “meh...”, but still not a “wow” for sure.

6,5-7/10
Rickbr

190 Reviews
Rickbr
Rickbr
Helpful Review    2
Fantastic Classic Chypre,
This is certainly an amazing classic structure, but exactly the narcissus of my dreams. Instead of being the central part on this party, it shares the stage with the other notes, at a kind of one of those classic balls that everyone seems to dance at the right pace together. It starts with a generous dose of bitter, green and inky galbanum freshness. Then, very quickly you notice a gorgeous floral aroma. It has fruity traces, honey aspects and a kind of subtle animalic suggestion, something more naughty that seems to project close to the skin. Altough it doesn't have gardenia, i smell a kind of fruitiness that is typical of gardenia accords on fragrances. The narcissus is tricky here because it seems balanced to push, at one end, its jasmine nuances and, at the base end, the powdery opoponax aura the absolute has once it dries down on skin. The base is mossy, woody, what you would expect on a very well composed classic chypre, a comfort dose of oakmoss, patchouli, with sandalwood giving it usual woody creamy aroma and opoponax providing a nice slightly sweet and fruity resinous end.
5.0 5.0 5.0 6.0/10
Tessa

79 Reviews
Tessa
Tessa
Helpful Review    5
Calm celebration.
I purchased Le temps d'une fete in the eau de toilette version. It is a pleasant scent, reminiscent of the celebration of spring. Imagine yourself in the fields, one spring day, when the grass is sending the first blades out of the soil, when the trees show up the first buds, the air is clean and you feel like celebrating the renewal in nature. This is the scent.
Unfortunately is a short lived celebration.
My favorite perfume from the line is Odalisque and the New York for men. My husband is loving it and I will write a review in his name.
jtd

484 Reviews
jtd
jtd
Very helpful Review    6
crispest springtime scent
It seems that we all agree on the notes in LeTemps d’une Fête, but we characterize the fragrance differently. Galbanum, hyacinth, narcissus, incense. But I don’t get dark, animalic or mossy. The florals are utterly spring-crisp, fresh and dewy. The water-like green florals combine with an equally green resinous aspect (galbanum, mastic) to give LTdF its cool snap and smartness. All the bits come together to give the feel of spring: moist, sappy new growth wood; young grass; newly sprouted bulb flowers.

I understand the comparison of LTdF to Guerlains’s Chamade. They share a number of notes. But in tone, they feel nowhere near each other. Chamade’s languid, oily green/yellow October is miles from the April of LTdF’s new growth. Compared to LTdF’s just-sprouted-this-morning freshness, Chamade doesn't feel so much ripe as aged. LTdF’s real point of camparison in the Guerlain line is Habit Rouge. In both fragrances, opopanax and florals combine to strike a similar timber (sound, not wood.) Both share a high pitched harmonious range, but one with great richness. Opopanax together with either orange blossom (HR) or narcissus (LTdF) gives both fragrances that gorgeous 9/10ths harmony - 1/10th dissonance that keeps me listening closely.
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Michali

13 Reviews
Michali
Michali
Helpful Review    2
Joyfull and sunny
TRUE LOVE.
this perfume
makes me happy and
making me breath and
take life in.
amazing staying power

Narcissus big time.
Hyacinth
green
sunny
energising.
On me at list it is strong.

Uniqe
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TIA1971 3 years ago
A wonderful fragrance...after two hours...I don't want to wait such a long time...+1
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