Monday, 26 December 2011
Nuit de Noel
I hope you are enjoying your holiday! Let’s have a perfum-y Christmas-post today, shall we? It seems rather suitable. I could say that I have eagerly waited to try this perfume until Christmas Eve, but that wouldn’t be quite true. I did try it before, just to make sure I liked it, but I have waited until now to talk about it. Nuit de Noel was released by Caron in 1922 and in case your French is lacking (mine is very rusty) it means Christmas night. It has a bit of a romantic story; it was created by Ernest Daltroff for his lover, who loved Christmas and its scents.
Notes: Rose, Jasmine, ylang-ylang, sandalwood, saxon moss, musk
I was a bit surprised that I liked it as rose and jasmine really isn’t my scents at all, but if I didn’t knew about those notes I would never have thought they were there. It’s a rather low-key perfume, spicy but not at all overpowering. I find both those qualities very suitable to wear on Christmas. Like no other holiday, Christmas is the one I most connect with various scents; gingerbreads, hyacinth, mulled wine, the tree- I don’t need a perfume that is too loud and knocks out the holiday. But its spicy warmth is in perfect tune with Christmas own perfumes, without actually smelling especially Christmas-y. Several reviewers have likened it with the embers of a fire and it conveys the idea of this perfume very well. A perfume with cinnamon and cloves would probably smell very nice, well, I know it smells very nice, as I have some, but it would very easily be too much. I prefer the understated loveliness of Nuit de Noel and can well imagine using this for just Christmas.
Don’t forget my vintage perfume giveaway- it doesn’t end until New Years Eve.
(Picture sources: http://perfumeshrine.blogspot.com/2011/03/frequent-questions-how-to-date-caron.html