After all these years this is still one of my favorite perfume. It's unique. There is not another one like this on the market. I discovered it in Vancouver after a cruise. I took a look at The Perfume Shoppe, who was at a mall nearby my hotel, were I stayed. I'm a passionate perfumista so I was intrigued. Naz, the lovely, knowledgeable shop owner (she is a great nose), matched me perfectly with Nuit Noire on what my perfume preferences (Shalimar) were at the time. Nuit Noire is all I expected and more. Yes, it’s animalist, oh so sensual, full of funk and darkly delicious, but it presents itself in a soft and delicate manner, that is quite surprising. Nuit Noire is not a muscular panther stalking it’s prey, it’s a purring house cat that softly warms one’s lap, Yes, it’s a beastly little thing, but is isn’t wild – it is comforting, loving and beautifully smooth. It was discontinued for several years to my chagrin. I am happy to say that they put that jewel back on the market. I’m thrilled as is it is one of my signature fragrance I love to wear.