Ulrich Lang Nightscape is a modern interpretation of patchouli. We’ve all heard something like this before in the world of perfumery, “This is a modern rose!” or “This isn’t your grandmother’s chypre!”. When I hear these things, I often wonder, “What is wrong with the old?”. Sometimes I think of what a huge task it is to break fragrance stereotypes and I understand that brands what a challenge. With Ulrich Lang Nightscape, I really do feel it’s a modern patchouli free of any hippie-dippie stereotypes. It’s an urbane patchouli.
Nightscape opens with greens and violet leaves over a soft leather. It reminds me of Bottega Veneta EDP but with more patchouli. What I love about Nightscape is that it has a “sharp” character but it manages to be soft. There’s crisp greens and astringent cedar with this soft suede-patchouli. Nightscape dries down to a soft, cozy patchouli-leather nouveau-chypre musk. This perfume is all about “balance”. It includes so many notes that are associated with old-fashioned fragrances but the final result really is modern.
Notes listed include bergamot, sappy green accord, jasmine, geranium, cedarwood, soft leather, musk, amber, tonka bean and patchouli. Launch date 2009.
Give Nightscape a try if you like soft leathery/suede scents. Or if you like perfumes like Bottega Veneta, Serge Lutens Daim Blond, Dior Homme, Serge Lutens Borneo 1834, Guerlain Myrrhe et Delires and/or Clinique Aromatics Elixir Perfumer’s Reserve. I find Nightscape unisex. I compare it to Bottega Veneta Pour Femme; however, Nightscape is slightly “more masculine” because of the patchouli and cedar.
Projection is average. Longevity is above average. I find this fragrance a nice choice for any season. The greens and crisp florals do well in the heat. The patchouli and suede are cozy in cool weather.
The 3.4 oz retails for $110 at Beautyhabit.– I’m happy to a see niche bottle of perfume of this size going for this price. Samples are also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Patchouli suede. Nightscape is my favorite from the Ulrich Lang line. It’s perfectly balanced.
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