A dreamy white floral centered around gardenia, the queen of tropical flowers. Nuit Andalouse opens with a sweet, delicate violet that perfectly sets the stage for the euphoric gardenia ahead, like a flower girl dropping petals before the radiant bride steps down the aisle. A sparkling orange note appears, clear and bell-like, which then blends with heady orange blossom, soft creamy vanilla and the luminous gardenia to create a fragrance with the luscious, but airy, quality of a mousse or semifreddo – smooth and delicious, but never too heavy or rich. Created by Cécile Zarokian, this lovely scent pulls off the difficult feat of balancing elegance and charm.
Additional notes feature green notes, ylang ylang, rose, sandalwood, musk and salicylates.
Parfums MDCI Nuit Andalouse can be found now for pre-order at Luckyscent, in 60 ml Eau de Parfum for $250. The bust edition is $375.
Update: see a review of Nuit Andalouse.