Tuesday, April 20, 2010

SOTD: Serge Lutens A La Nuit

I used to be iffy about jasmine fragrances. The clean ones were too shrill and the dirty ones were too dirty and too shrill. I was OK with jasmine as a note - my beloved No. 19 has some, and naturally so does Jo Malone White Jasmine & Mint - but not as a focus. The first few times I tried A La Nuit (pre-blog), I was horrified. I was drowning. I suspect that I scrubbed.

The first time I tried it post-blog, I was surprised to find that I liked it, and that it didn't knock me flat. Today, I tried it again, and I like it even more. I don't perceive it as dirty. Or shrill. Or even all that extreme. Perfume deities help me, I find it pretty.

Is it pretty, or is my jasmine tolerance rising to an alarming level? Either way, I love this stuff today.

Review Roundup: Is here.


  1. Jasmine is one of my favourites. But funnily enough I don't like Chanel No 5 particularly. But Jasmine in general is absolutely lovely.

  2. I don't like No. 5 all that much either. I _want_ to, and I can have a great respect for the parfum, but I can't love it.

  3. Your jasmine tolerance is rising to an alarming level. : - ) !

  4. Hey, flittersniffer! Yay! I like being alarming. :)