I wanted to start a whole new swath of fragrance reviews on this site and thought that I’d start with an offering from one of my favorite design houses, Yves Saint Laurent. YSL has several classic scents under their belts for both men and women but it is not content on relying on old staples and continues to crank out great colognes. In this post, I want to take a closer look at the highly popular La Nuit de L’Homme, and give my opinion as to whether or not it is worth a try.
Other YSL Reviews: L’Homme Libre, Body Kouros, L’Homme
Notes include: cardamom, bergamot, vetiver, lavender, cedar
Try it out: Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit De L’homme Eau de Toilette Spray, 3.3-Ounce
The first impressions that I gather from La Nuit is how utterly perfect it seems for nighttime wear. I mean, there are plenty of great smelling colognes but this is just built for a night on the town and for getting close to the ladies. It’s a sweet scent that doesn’t venture off into the super candy-like aroma, rather, it remains steadfast in its masculinity.
It is such a balanced offering and I think that is part of the reason that it is so good. It smooth, not overpowering, and it has an alluring mystery behind it. I would say that this is a date night type of cologne and not a bold nightclub standout such as 1 Million. Also, where 1 Million is more energetic and youthful, La Nuit De L’Homme is classy and refined.
Projection wise, it’s not a fill the room scent. It is subtle but still noticeable to those in your immediate presence. I don’t find its longevity to be anything spectacular either, it will usually last for what you need it to do (6 hours of solid performance and then maybe 2 more that it has faded a bit). Overall, though, I have to recommend this scent. It is sexy and pleasing and generally very well-liked by women. Give it a try for yourself.