Tom Ford Jonquille de Nuit EDP Perfume Review

Tom Ford Jonquille de Nuit

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.

Marie Wilson

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.

Jonquille de Nuit comes in 2 sizes with prices ranging from $205-$495 at Nordstrom and Harrods (UK).

Victoria’s Final EauPINIONA really pretty “spring” floral that falls flat in 20 minutes. Pretty but I can get pretty for less.

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4 thoughts on “Tom Ford Jonquille de Nuit EDP Perfume Review

    1. It’s not a terrible fragrance and it’s possibly if it were a gift, I’d wear it. But, saying that, I’m sure there is someone out there that would love it more than I do.

  1. This is the only one of the quartet that I didn’t try because, frankly, the prior 3 exhausted and irritated me too much. I had thought that, maybe, possibly, this one might be the best of the lot but, after reading this…. oh dear. The top notes sound lovely on you, but plastic vanilla and powder? And the way the notes seem to go flat and implode onto themselves like building demolition? No thanks.

    As a whole, it’s been a long time since I thought one of the newer lot of Tom Ford Private Blends was worth the price. Absolutely not for this quartet, and I think his new Atelier line is overpriced for what it is, too. That one at least had 1 lovely and 1 decent-ish fragrance, but this Garden collection was terrible across the board, in my opinion. And don’t get me started on the recent & upcoming price increases in general. The Private Blend line will go up to $210 in September, I believe. It may not be Chanel’s Exclusifs price hike in terms of percentages, but that’s only because Tom Ford’s was already so much more for significantly smaller sizes to begin with. Harumph!
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    1. I have now tried them all and none of them wooed me. None were bad but none were great. Like this one, beautiful but didn’t work for me. – I also find that so many of these sort of florals are held together by a vanilla but it’s always an inferior vanilla, drives me crazy.

      I have not tried the Orient Collection yet and honestly, it’s not a priority because I’ve been disappointed by White Musk Collection, this Jardin Noir and Lavender Palm was of no interest to me. I can wear a masterpiece for this price point and that’s what I’ll wear 😉
      I hate to say it but it seems that the line has gotten a bit lazy. The regular collection is much better than the Private Blends in my opinion.

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