25 de mai. de 2020

Guerlain L'Heure de Nuit - Fragrance Review



L'Heure de Nuit is a descendant of L'Heure Bleue conceived by Thierry Wasser as one of three commemorative re-orchestrations of the 100 years of existence of one of Guerlain's most complex, artistic and admired perfumes. L'Heure de Nuit was originally created under the name Zenith, the time of the summer solstice, and which suits it more considering its evolution on the skin. This is certainly not a fragrance that is dense as an hour during the night.

We have a summer night time here, when the day is still turning into night, and therefore its aroma, although it has a certain warm aspect, is still light. In style, L'Heure de Nuit is simpler, a type of chic minimalism, similar to that found in Mon Precieux Nectar. It is as if Thierry Wasser had combined muscinade, the white musk accord and with floral honey nuances, more evident in Mon Precieux Nectar, and reinterpreted using some main accords from L'Heure Bleue in a more abstract and impressionistic way.

L'Heure de Nuit starts with a quick citrus and sparkling aroma and in a few minutes it already has the sweet aroma, slightly powdery and reminiscent of cherry and heliotrope, supported by the delicacy of an iris immersed in soft citrus flowers. Supporting it there is a musk that creates a discreet base, with vanilla nuances and that remembers, in an adult way, the aroma of marshmallow. I see it as if Wasser used the technique of Apres L'Ondee with the modern notes present in Guerlain perfumes with L'Heure Bleue as inspiration.

The result is chic, lovely and perfect for our time, but don't expect another L'Heure Bleue, that's not L'Heure de Nuit. In terms of other Guerlains, if Insolence is, in a sense, the nightclub granddaughter of L'Heure Bleue, L'Heure de Nuit is the most delicate granddaughter, a participant in high society that attends its events.