My go-to fragrance this summer has been Anna Sui La Nuit de Bohème, a floral-woody-fruity scent that is redolent of glamour, lavishness and extravagance. The fragrance opens with delicious notes of Champagne Citrus and Midnight Blackberry, and deepens to Gilded Lotus Flower, Rose Petale and the lengthening play of evening with Sunset Oud Wood. As a final finish, it plays out with Cedarwood Heart, Haitian Vanilla Orchid, Indonesian Patchouli, and Golden Amber Resin.
The decorative and extravagant carton is inspired by the swirling, graceful flow of the Art Nouveau Movement of Aubrey Beardsley, Alfonse Mucha, Gustav Klimt and Toulouse-Lautrec and features the Anna Sui signature butterfly, embossed with black and gold filigree against a gold shield. The butterfly also tops the flacon cap of the chic gold bottle.
In June, I met with Anna Sui for her fragrance launch at her SoHo boutique. La Nuit de Bohème is currently available at Beautylish.com and Anna Sui stores, and will be launching on Nordstrom.com at the end of August, just in time for fall!
- Kim Weling