Annick Goutal is one of those fragrances I know well, but have tried few of them, although the brand also has quite a few men's fragrances to offer, but I have to admit that the women's fragrances have much nicer flacons :D
I mean, it's really the case that you can say: "The eye smells with you" here, because it must simply be psychological that you like a fragrance a little bit better if it's also nicely packaged instead of coming in a simple container, isn't that the case? And be honest now and don't call me a bottle victim :D
And you can admit that a scent from a bottle smells much better than if it came from a TZ, isn't it so? D
Anyway, I've come to the women's fragrance Nuit et Confidences. According to the perfumer (and owner of the brand, Camille Goutal, Annick's daughter), the fragrance will conjure images of beautiful evening dresses and sparkling champagne into your head. She herself was inspired to this fragrance by long, danced through nights. So the scent sounds like an evening scent, doesn't it? Well, you'll see if the fragrance is seductive, for example, if you imagine ladies in nice evening dresses on the dance floor...
The fragrance begins quite sweetly with vanilla, with a dash of black pepper. Then one also smells the tonka bean, whereby it fights with the vanilla apparently at the beginning for the predominance, since one can smell sometimes the vanilla and sometimes the tonka bean better. I also smell light, fruity notes in the background, at first these smell like general, sweet fruits, only at the exact smell it should be the bergamot, because I perceive a smell which reminds me of grated lemon peel.
A little later, resinous notes are added, i.e. incense. This makes the fragrance light-smoky and gentle, just as incense is. And this may sound a bit crazy, but for a tiny moment the incense together with the pepper (which, by the way, has become slightly stronger, but not more pungent) also reminded me a little of tobacco. This impression remains rather weak at first, and one must also smell very close to the sprayed area, because in the scent cloud one continues to smell mainly vanilla and tonka bean with the incense.
So, later in the base, the fragrance is still sweetish (but not as sweet as at the beginning), so it is beautiful, naturally powdery and gentle and a little spicy by the pepper. The lemon-like bergamot says goodbye to the base, but now I perceive the tobacco somehow more intensively, strangely, but you know, sometimes you smell certain things, what others don't smell and vice versa. In any case, Nuit et Condifences is a beautiful fragrance, nothing new, but quite nice with an actually existing, seductive aura!
The Sillage and the shelf life:
The Sillage is above average to good. Because you are wrapped in a nice scent cloud, which others can also smell for a while, but I don't find the scent to fill the room, body-hugging but of course not.
The shelf life is just as good, so it lasts nine or ten hours well.
This fragrance comes in a different bottle than the usual ladies' bottles from Goutal. This one is cylindrical and has a nice blue-black color gradient from top to bottom. The label is square and quite simple. At the neck hangs a gold plated chain, which ends in a pendant with the logo of Annick Goutal. The lid is round and transparent. A special feature is the neck. Because there is a nice, dark blue flower, which is also quite big! A beautiful bottle, even if it would have been a bit too simple without the flower.
So, I hope I didn't deter you too much with the last sentence from the description of the fragrance ("..., nothing new,..."). Of course, it is more difficult today to compose new fragrances. And of course many fragrances smell quite similar over time. This also applies to this fragrance. One smells a lot of vanilla and tonka bean, which are present in almost all autumn and winter fragrances, the fragrance is nicely soft and powdery, like so many nice women's fragrances and so on, but otherwise one does not find much new or unusual. But I think that's okay. What do you mean? Because it smells good. Very good! There is nothing synthetic or anything "strange-scented" in it, no other disturbing factors present and in addition the Sillage and the durability turned out well. For me, the fragrance is a very good companion for a great evening, whether to celebrate and dance, or for a nice date, I think you (or actually woman :D), smells with this fragrance so or so good.
The only point of criticism would be the price, because such fragrances are also a bit cheaper to have, and that also from other big fragrance houses like Guerlain, Dior and probably even from Goutal itself. Ultimately, it's just a matter of taste, of course, because a fragrance could also depend on factors such as brand, presentation, bottle, etc., but you can't do anything wrong with this fragrance here if you're looking for something beautiful with sweet and powdery notes :)