Hey there people. I hope you had a good start into the year 2017 and partied a lot with your friends and family. Truly, I hope that the goals you set yourself this year will come true and you accomplish what you deserve. I want to start the new year with my scent of the night from the 31st of December to the 1st of January and I hope you smelled badass, new-year style too. ♥
I took a look at the most famous smell out there, on the most famous bottle and now it is turn to take a look at the most famous and hyped name on the fragrance-market. This one is about “La nuit de l´homme“ Eau de Toilette by Yves Sain Laurent. Probably most of you heared about this scent and went into a store to smell it and you made a good decision. “La nuit de l´homme“ itself is a flancor of the original “L´homme“ by YSL and it belongs to a big collection of flancors, which I will touch too.
The original fragrance emerged in 2009 and was created in a collaboration between Dominique Ropion, Anne Flipo and Pierre Wargnye. It is an aromatic and spicy scent with the remarkable note of cardamon on top, which you smell right away when opening the cap. The first spicy touch. Then you get lavender and a hint of bergamot which are the middle notes along with something woody. The overall smell is something spicy, earthy and dirty. It has got some powdery – sweetnes to it as it dries down, which sums up the smell somehow, but is not persistent enough to lead the fragrance in another direction at the start. That makes it stay masculine, yet elegant.
It is the scent of a young, but mature professional or entrepreneur in his 20´s and 30´s. That is the vibe it projects to me. It gives the impression of a strong, extrovert man with power and will to accomplish. All these attributes I imagine fit to the occasions I thought about, where this fragrace works best, but since I described it earlier you might also have a clue already. For me it is definitely an updress, formal or suit & tie fragrance. You spread or project that professional, young authority vibe which makes you noticed, respected and remembered.
NOTE- “ Your appearance and behavior need to match the scent you are wearing. Trying to make it work, you have to understand how you should carry yourself wearing a certain scent.“
Now comes the downside of this new fragrance and with new I mean ´reformulated´. Oh, man, I wish YSL would have stuck with their old form. These changes effected the performance in a bad way. The longevity for me is around 5-6 hours, then I need to reapply and the sillage is moderate throughout the whole lasting-circle.
You see for a perfect fragrance it is not enough to have the best substance. The mechanics and everything around the content needs to be working, too. But in this case the YSL-LA NUIT DE L´HOMME-DNA is just a beast, a lovely and masculine beast, which I like to meet frequently. So do not get me wrong. I still love it!
What do you think about the reformulation and do you have the newer version? Let me know and as always, thank you for reading!
So keep yourself together, work on yourself, make your mind up and accomplish the things you desire. You got a whole year to at least come closer to your dreams, which just want to be grabbed by you. Have an awesome year and smell good with the best fragrances you find.