RETRO - Guerlain Shalimar Pure Parfum (Extrait)
Guerlain Vol de Nuit is a classic fragrance created by Jacques Guerlain. Meaning “night flight” it was created in 1933 as an homage to the brave aviators of the 1920s. It is an intense green woody fragrance with a lovely incense vanilla drydown.
Vol de Nuit is an oriental chypre featuring top notes of bergamot, galbanum and petit grain; middle notes of jasmine, jonquil and spices; and base notes of woods, iris, vanilla and amber. This is the eau de toilette, edt version of Vol de Nuit.
From Scentertainer - "The fresh, citrus opening of the Vol de Nuit was made special by adding galbanum, a complex fragrant raw material. Guerlain could have done it in a much simpler way, adding synthetic green notes, but instead, they added natural galbanum, which in addition to green notes gave the perfume a mild rift and musk character. Grand opening! Followed by an even more magnificent floral cocktail of daffodils, violets, carnations, roses, and jasmine. The very base is very sensual and emphasizes the natural sexiness of your skin’s scent, with the dominance of vanilla and amber notes."