A Special Mother’s Day Series on Vintage Perfumes: A Brief History of Vol de Nuit and Narcisse Noir

First in a 3-part series for Mother’s Day from Jan Moran.

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Bestselling Perfumes of Yesterday and Today

Vintage perfumes are rich in history, and their formulas have seduced decades of admirers.  These beautifully crafted fragrances are what I call the tried-and-true, as beloved today as when they were first introduced. They might be hard to find, but you’ll find it’s worth seeking out these perennial perfume favorites.* (see below)

This is the second in my series of vintage perfume posts.

Vol de Nuit by Guerlain (1933) – Another timeless classic from Jacques Guerlain, Vol de Nuit is a spicy, ambery Oriental scent designed for the elusive, assertive woman, and is one of the most sophisticated scents from the House of Guerlain. The sensual blend opens with fresh notes of mandarin and bergamot. Orange blossom and jonquil bloom in the heart, while vanilla, spices, and sandalwood create an aura of mystery.

Vol de Nuit, French for “night flight,” is presented in…

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