Hi there Posse. Let’s talk about my Tendre Nuit. A while ago I saw that Isabey was doing 15ml Travel Size. As someone with enough perfume to last 100 people over 100 years it excites me when something 10-20ml comes along. Yeah, it’s a more expensive per ml shopping experience. Why spend the extra money for 100ml? That means you’ll wear it a few times and then it will probably go back in its box, in another large box, in the cupboard? 15ml also means it’s perfect for travelling, right? Excellent size for a carry on.
Tendre Nuit by Isabey
Parfumo gives these featured accords:
Top: Almond, Pink pepper
Heart: Rose, Rose absolute, Ambrette seed
Base: Ambroxan, Benzoin, Cashmeran, Vanilla
Interestingly Fragrantica calls Tendre Nuit an Oriental Floral but Parfumo names it a Sweet Synthetic. Both are applicable, and I know the problem with the word Orient, but Sweet Synthetic sounds ghastly.
The almond/pink pepper opening is jazzed up by some indefinable fruity sugariness. Like those hard candies that purport to have a flavour but are just sugary something something something. It’s sweet, pretty and glossy but with the dry almond fleshiness it adds nuance and grounding. Not particularly tender or nocturnal.
The heart is good, I like the way ambrette and almond work together here. The rose doesn’t really show much for me. Maybe it’s my skin/nose but I’m not smelling any of me rose reference points, garden or scent.
Vanilla, almond, musk and some soft focus woods make up the dry down. It makes itself known around the hour mark and stays puffing quietly away for ages. A subtle warmth on my skin that isn’t quite a skin scent but maybe a freshly bathed, just out off the bathroom skin scent.You know, skin plus?
Leaning femme but excellent dude wear too. I like the way Tendre Nuit makes me smell for the whole ride. You can see there’s already quite a bit of air enemy 15ml Travel.
On seeing the Isabey Travel Pack I’m kind of bummed that I didn’t get that. How freaking cute is the set and I can imagine it being perfect for adventures. Also good for throwing one in your purse/messenger. The variety is fairly femme oriented but I would still rock the lot.
Patty also mentions Isabey Gardenia in her Gardenia post.
Could you see yourself wearing something pretty like Tendre Nuit?