Serge Lutens Veilleur de Nuit was launched in 2016. A unisex oriental fragrance with notes of cacao, vetiver, civet, tuberose, dark chocolate, castoreum and musk. It is a pure perfume and in the Oriental floral fragrance group.
Serge Lutens Veilleur de Nuit in the Section d'Or is a luxury line from Serge Lutens. It began with the launching of L'Incendiare ("The Arsonist") which was the first pure parfum from Serge Lutens as well as his first foray into the use of oud in one of his fragrances. This line was named Section d'Or (Golden Section) to describe a breakaway, a separation from his current line of fragrances. This exclusive collection is the brand’s ultimate creation and when it comes to choosing the ingredients to be used in each of the scents, only the finest quality is used, no expense spared. This is Serge Lutens at the culmination of his art.
from Patty at perfumeposse
"Serge Lutens Veilleur de Nuit is the newest in the very upper end priced Section d’Or collection. Notes include cacao, vetiver, civet, tuberose, dark chocolate, castoreum and musk. You know, I sometimes can ignore these things or at least not care overly much whether I smell them or not until they publish a list of notes like that. Then all bests are off, I’ve got my credit card out and kicked up full throttle internet searching. It’s the perfume equivalent of a perfumista in heat. Really, civet, castoreum and cacao? Now we are digging where there are perfumed taters...
Back to Serge Lutens Veilleur de Nuit. The open is chocolate – thick cocoa, like the kind you get in Paris. The drydown starts to surface some of the other notes, the cacao steps back a bit, and I get a slightly chocolate-dusted tuberose musk. This is what I think of as the second phase.
I had to reapply instead of going by memory, so I’m waiting for the next phase, but my skin is full of those Bottega Veneta Parco Palladiano things. It’s distracting. They are interesting, but I’m covered in them and have completely forgotten which is which. This will need a lot more time to nose-thumb through them.
Back to the last phase, which is my favorite, though the open is lovely because the smell of cacao is something I love. This never turns over into the cacao civety castoreum smut-fest I was hoping for, but it’s beautiful and something I love to wear. Rich, a little decadent, smooth, a little inky. I can’t think of anything else quite like it. Not even commenting on the price tag. It’s a lot, it’s a parfum and well. I got nothing else. I still really love it and find myself putting it on regularly even in this soul-sucking heat."
from nstperfume - ""In us, the night works. My guard watches himself there. Without knowing too much why, a soft-bitter disorder makes its pulse pound."
Built around a somber agreement of sweet and slightly bitter chocolate, this fragrance brings an animal note and a sensual heat."