Guerlain L'Heure de Nuit
I decided to drop by Saks while out at lunch and this has shown up at the Guerlain counter. I had read that this was something of a flanker to L'Heure Bleue. L'Heure Bleue is legendary of course, one of those benchmark scents that us fragrance lovers adore, but perhaps is a bit of a challenge to people who, well, aren't us.
L'Heure de Nuit is more for them. It's not challenging-it's pretty. It opens with notes that remind me of candied violets, adds in citrus and finally goes to a pillowy almond.
I don't like it at all.
Maybe because I feel that when you name something basically "middle of the night" and color it an inky blue the scent should be a little darker, more goth. This is more of a sparkly pinafore of a scent and for me it kind of just doesn't work.
$270 for 4.2 oz at Saks, where I sampled
Image: my iPhone