Yves Saint Laurent – Nu (Eau de Toilette)

Perfume: Nu (Eau de Toilette)
House: Yves Saint Laurent
Perfumer: Jacques Cavallier
Source: Beauty Encounter
Size: 1.5 mL Spray

Now Smell This Notes:
Top: Bergamot
Heart: White Orchid, Black Pepper, Incense
Base: Woody and spicy notes

Date: 6/28/08 Weather: 80 degrees, humid

Comments: Starts with a peppery bergamot blast blast. Then turns woody and quite green. Somewhat sharp and heavy. Spices (pepper mostly) appear within 5 minutes along with a slightly rubbery floral note. 5 more minutes and a pretty, soft incense note appears among the flowers, replacing the slight rubbery note. A slight hint of vanilla smooths it all out. A “wait 10 minutes” scent. For the duration – incense with a slight hint of vanilla. gone in 5 hours.

Date: 10/17/08 Weather: 57 degrees, sunny

Comments: Starts with bergamot and a very strong woody hit. Quite a bit of pepper with a floral note. Begins to smell soapy (almost like new galoshes) at the 45 minute mark. Yikes! I remember liking this stuff! For the rest of the life of the scent – a slightly rubbery, resinous incense. Gone (mostly) in 6 hours. Don’t know whether my nose is off, my skin is off, or this thing is happier in heat. Boo.

Now Smell This
One Thousand Scents
Perfume Critic
I Smell Therefore I Am

~ by Wendy Wickham on June 28, 2008.

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