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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Vol de Nuit c1933

Vol de Nuit: (night-flight) was created in 1933 by Jacques Guerlain. It was named after Antoine Saint Exupery's second novel 'Night Flight', a fragrant story of love and romance of the first years of aviation.

Every year the Air Force College at Salon-de-Provence orders Vol de Nuit in presentation boxes decorated with the emblem of the French Wings. These are distributed by the Cadets during official visits to other countries.

Fragrance Composition:

What does it smell like? It is classified as a oriental chypre fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: orange, orange blossom, mandarin orange, lemon, bergamot, galbanum and petit grain
  • Heart notes: rose, carnation, violet, aldehydes, narcissus, jasmine, daffodil and spices
  • Base notes: musk, orris, oakmoss, iris, vanilla, amber and sandalwood

Reformulated version:
It is classified as a woody fragrance for women.

  • Top notes: orange, orange blossom, galbanum, mandarin orange, bergamot, narcissus, lemon
  • Middle notes: aldehydes, iris, narcissus, vanilla, violet, Indonesian carnation, jasmine, rose
  • Base notes: spices, sandalwood, musk, orris root, oakmoss


The perfume was housed in the dark smoke colored flacon Rayonnant (extrait) which has a relief of a moving aircraft propeller.

The fragrance was also sold in the Goutte flacon (eau de toilette), the Montre flacon (eau de cologne), the Borne flacon (parfum), the Guerre flacon (parfum), the quadrilobe flacon (parfum) and several different spray bottles over the years.

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