Here I go with another review of one of the fragrances in the disappointed Tom Ford Private Blend Jardin Noir Collection…but I need to say that this one is less of a disappointment.
Jonquille de Nuit opens with bitter greens and little spring lilies and daffodils. And then it turns into honeysuckle, a very real-ish honeysuckle. It’s heady and sweet, has some violet leaf greenness. This turns into an orange blossom. This top and most of the middle is a whirlwind of beauty! However, that honeysuckle/sweet floral that caught my attention vanishes so quickly! My skin is left with a mix of mimosa (violet rose), jasmine and lack-luster floral stuff. Jonquille de Nuit dries down to a powdery floral with an almost plastic vanilla.
I hate it because I was really enjoying the opening and then it all sort of fell flat. It isn’t bad (well, the plastic-ish vanilla dry-down is sort of bad), but it’s not noteworthy…which means it isn’t worth the cost in my opinion.
Notes listed include cyclamen, mimosa, angelica, violet leaf, bitter orange blossom, narcissus, orris and amber. Launch date 2012.
Give Jonquille de Nuit a try if you like straight forward florals or if you like perfumes like HEELEY Ophelia, Serge Lutens Un Lys, Donna Karan Gold, Annick Goutal Le Chevrefeuille and/or Diptyque Olene. Many will associate Jonquille de Nuit with the feminine.
Projection is above average and longevity is average.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – A really pretty “spring” floral that falls flat in 20 minutes. Pretty but I can get pretty for less.
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