Perfume Diary: NEST Midnight Fleur Eau de Parfum

Friday, September 5, 2014
 Good afternoon!

Sephora currently has NEST Fragrances Midnight Fleur Eau de Parfum as a deluxe sample, and I added it to an order a few weeks back. I've sniffed it before in store and didn't care for it, but somehow between then and now I must have decided that it was worth revisiting. Besides, look at that packaging!

I love the plain, sort of quaint bottle paired with the vintage botanical print. It just looks like it belongs under a glass cloche, doesn't it?

When I smell this scent, I'm transported to a lush jungle at night. It's pitch black, the humid hot air is stifling. A bead of moisture forms and trickles down my nose, my hair sticks to my damp skin. I'm completely engulfed in velvety vanilla orchid, pressing in from every direction. This scent harmonizes with notes of patchouli and amber, which thrives in the heat. My nose prickles when I catch something slightly indolic, like an animal somewhere out there in the dark, dangerous and laying in wait. A fresher, slightly green jasmine floats above this jungle scene, taking the edge off an otherwise stifling scent. The one last note I detect it something I don't see listed as a part of the notes - I distinctly smell crystallized pineapple.

Midnight Fleur is quite linear in its composition. I'm glad I wore it now instead of a few weeks earlier under warmer conditions because I think it would have been much too strong and intrusive. Still, I find myself needing just a single dab - a dab'll do ya- to last the entire day.

Longevity: 8+ hours
Sillage: Enormous. Apply with caution.

I definitely think that this scent would appeal to a lot people. It's sultry and sweet, despite being pretty straight forward. If you like Thierry Mugler Angel, I think you will also like this scent.  However while I don't mind this scent, I don't think it is for me. I need more complexity in my fragrances, I want an symphony of scent that I unravel with every single sniff.

When it comes to gift giving season, I'll remember this scent because I think it'd be a crowd pleaser.

NEST Fragrances Midnight Fleur EdP is $65 for 1.7 fl. oz. and $25 for a rollerball.

Do you like any of the NEST Fragrances?

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