I have found the next perfume I’ll wear. It comes from the man who brought us Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince)
and Vol de Nuit (Night Flight)
: Antoine St. Exupery. Actually, the perfume was created by Guerlain, but it was inspired by St. Exupery following the novel that he wrote in 1933.
It is described as rare. Daring. Enigmatic.
• Top notes: Bergamot, galbanum, and petitgrain.
• Heart notes: Jasmine, daffodil, and spices.
• Base notes: Wood, iris, vanilla, amber notes, and an earthy forest note.
“Vol de Nuit derives its name from the novel by Antoine de Saint Exupery, which relates the drama and excitement of the early years of aviation. In the novel, a pilot, newly wed, loses control of his aircraft, while his wife in the control tower waits feverishly for a sign of life. Vol de Nuit is a vibrant homage to this moving love story and to women who know how to live with danger.
The design in relief on the bottle represents the moving propeller of an aircraft, while the name is cut out of a circle of gold metal suggesting the propeller belt.” (Source here.)
I had so wanted to read and review the novel for Paris in July. Alas, I could not find it anywhere, and I had to resort to ordering it from a private bookseller. It did not arrive in time for me to review for Tamara’s
and Karen’s Paris in July
, but when it does arrive, I will be eagerly reading it. And giving you the review.
As to the perfume? Perhaps I’ll be lucky enough to receive it from Saint Nicholas this December. (Then again, maybe I’ll just ask for the eau de toilette since that’s not in the triple digits.)