Hey Posse, We have talked before about what a sucker I am for a fabulous bottle, right? Well, Anna Sui always does killer stuff. Back in 2018 I talked about Live Your Dreams here on the Posse. Probably not aimed at 50+ gay dudes but nevertheless I adore them. La Nuit de Bohème EdT has been on my radar for a while. I kept seeing it pop up and wondered if the bottle was even remotely as fab as the pictures. It had spent some time in various shopping carts but never made it to checkout because I’m trying not to blind buy. Anyway, my birthday was coming up and I bought myself a pre-loved bottle of a friends Sale Doc on FB. IT ARRIVED! So for my birthday tomorrow I’ll be wearing my new (to me) fragrance!
Jérôme Epinette is the perfumer that has signed this fragrance. You’ll probably know the name but not remember what he created. Byredo Encens Chamber, M/Mink & more, Olfactive Studio Flash Back In New York, quite a few Atelier Cologne and Ylang Ylang Espresso for Floral Street. He has also done quite a few Anna Sui.
By The Way: Here we are on the very first ZOOM POSSE! It was excellent fun. Everyone got to tell us their online handle, SOTD and where they are from. SO GOOD to put faces to comments. We played some PERFUME TRIVIA. Then we all met each others pets. POSSE peeps are the best. Look out for our next one.
La Nuit de Bohème EdT by Anna Sui 2014
Parfumo gives these featured accords:
Top: Champagne, Citrus notes, Blackberry
Heart: Lotus, Rose, Oud
Base: Cedar, Haitian vanilla orchid, Indonesian patchouli, Amber
The first thing I need to say is that the price point here is budget. I never expected to get a famous niche or mass-tige quality fragrance for my small investment. All I hoped for was a sensational bottle and a fragrance that wears nicely. Here in Australia we can get 50ml brand new for around US$17, so you can see my expectations were low.
The note list looks fun.
Here’s how it smells for me. The champagne and blackberry are quite photo realistic and work much more harmoniously that I thought they would. A zingy, fizzy youthful opening with only a very slight squat on the berries, nice.
The heart is REALLY interesting. I don’t know if it’s that we’ve been talking here on the Posse recently about tomato leaves or not but I get the distinct waft of them hiding in the background. While lotus itself doesn’t appear (I only really know the roots anyway because Jin uses them in cooking) but I do get a cool dewiness and hints of jammy Bulgarian roses.
The base doesn’t really show me any of the named notes. It’s a warm, sweet nothing that lingers for a couple of hours, better on clothes than skin.
So La Nuit de Bohème EdT is a winner. The fragrance is nowhere as wonderful as the bottle but it smells good and I know I’ll wear it. Especially as spring is approaching. Perfect birthday fragrance. Sweet, uplifting and nice. I’m happy.
Do you have or know any of the Anna Sui line? Maybe you’ve tried La Nuit de Bohème EdT?