Une Nuit Nomade - Extraordinary Perfumes with High Recognition Value

Tuesday, 11. August 2020

Une Nuit Nomade - Extraordinary Perfumes with High Recognition Value

Lush date trees, green oases, a cool sea breeze and fragrant bouquets of flowers - the founders of the French niche perfume brand, Une Nuit Nomade, Alexandra Cubizolles and Philippe Solas, wanted to capture this feeling of "One Thousand and One Nights" and a slow-paced lifestyle. The "Une Nuit à Bali", "Une Nuit à Montauk" and "Une Nuit à Oman" captured just this. Each perfume composition provides a unique olfactory experience, allowing the wearer to drift away to faraway lands. We sat down with Alexandra Cubizolles and Philippe Solas to find out more about the brand and their impressive perfume creations.

What distinguishes Une Nuit Nomade's creations from mainstream fragrances?

Une Nuit Nomade belongs to the family of designer perfumes, which are a very rare breed. We love to tell stories and pay special attention to the formulation, quality and selection of ingredients contained in our perfumes. We do not try to please everyone, but rather, aim to create favourites through the uniqueness of our fragrances and to seduce a different audience.

Which of the fragrances do you identify with the most?

I would say Ambre Khandjar. It is a true oriental perfume that remains part of my olfactory family at heart. This perfume is powerful, amber in colour with sweet notes that I love, and the leathery aromas give it a lingering effect that I particularly like.

What does perfume mean to you? What do you associate with it?

There is always a connection between perfumes and memories. This is the magic of fragrance, of the scent. Consciously or unconsciously, it is reminiscent of a moment of happiness, a smell that has shaped my mind. And it's a great way to reassert your personality and mood, too. This is the reason why I like to change up different scents. If I had to combine the scent with perception, I would certainly speak of sensuality.

If "Jardins de Misfah" and "Murmure des Dieux" were pieces of clothing, what would they look like?

"Jardins de Misfah" would be a long, colourful tunic with a V-neckline and a patchwork quilt made of materials enclosed by a large leather belt and that gently moves in the wind. "Murmure des Dieux" would be a pretty linen shirt in faded pink that you can wear all day long - even on the beach.

What is the biggest challenge when a new fragrance is being created?

Once the perfume is selected and completed, the hardest step is to bring it to our customers and hope that they have the same perception as we do - that they are captured by the same story, and especially, that their sensations lead them to believe and accept it.

Are there any scents that are out of the question when creating a new perfume?

As more time goes by, we become more daring with our creations. The most important thing is that our perfumes remain original yet wearable. But there are actually notes that we are less comfortable with, such as very fruity, maritime, and ozonic notes. But perhaps tomorrow there will be an accord embodying these notes that we like very much.

Can everyone wear any scent that suits them or does perfume have to match their personality/character?

A perfume is not an obvious or easy choice as it says a lot about you. But as I said before, this often leads to an enjoyable event, consciously or not. There can be impulse purchases: "I smell it, I love it, I buy it". It usually takes time to find the perfume that suits you. Wear, wear again, etc ... I am a believer in giving the perfume time to blend with the wearer. It has to suit you, much like a business card. Choosing a perfume just because you like the brand doesn't make sense to me.

Spray a cloud of perfume in the air and walk through it or apply the scent directly after taking a shower? Do you have any tips about where or how to best apply perfumes to prolong the scent or make it more effective?

I'm more in favour of wearing perfume on my skin because that's where it develops best. Everyone has a different pH value, which means that a fragrance can always develop very individually. Spray on your wrists or neck, sometimes in your hair. Never rub your wrists together after spraying as this could break up the molecules. A perfume can be decanted like good wine. The shelf life of perfume also depends on its formulation. But I also like to spray it on an item of clothing that I will wear the next day because the smell of the faded scent is a wonderful feeling.