Tuesday, May 16, 2006

REVIEW: Joop! Nightflight (1992)

Notes: Lemon, Bergamot, Coriander, Apple, Pineapple, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Lily of the Valley, Dry Amber, Sandalwood, Cumin.

Pros: The pineapple note really sparkles against the warmer woods and amber. An unusual fragrance that still smells as wonderful as it did when it first launched nearly 15 years ago.

Cons: A complex composition, this might be a little too much for those with simpler tastes.

Reminds me of: Chopard Heaven; DKNY Be Delicious for Men; J del Pozo Quasar

Development: After initial application, the pineapple and apple notes take center stage before quieting down to reveal a floral-tinged woods and amber heart.

Longevity: A winner, folks...lasts forever.

Sillage: Again, excellent, if not a little strong.

Where can I buy it? $26.99 for a 4.2 oz edt spray tester at 1stPerfume.com.

Bottleworthy? Absolutely, for both men and women.

The Bottom Line: Though the name always reminds me of that cheezy 80's late night music video program on USA networks, this is really one of my favorite scents from the 90's - a complete departure from the original men's Joop! in the burgundy bottle. Nowadays, it seems that Nightflight may surpass Joop! in terms of popularity and wearability due to its versatility and understated elegance. I could have sworn that there was also an almond note in Nighflight, and I can almost smell the sweet nutty tones in the base of the fragrance, but alas, its not listed in the pyramid. Overall, a must-try for fragrance lovers and for anyone looking for something a little unusual.

Rating (out of 10): 8
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Have you ever tried Nightflight?


Shannon said...

"Have you ever tried Nightflight?" no, but i'm off to look for it on ebay! LOL

I love the bottle (I love all things blue, you know) and the notes make it sound nice for this summer. Another one that you have tempted me with ...

marlen said...

It's a winner, Shannon, please let me know what you think of it!