“Nuit Noor is a scent of contrasts, between night and light – noor in Arabic –, power and sensuality, roundness and opulence. A radiant flower embraced by the night, in a shimmering halo of city lights. A fragrant journey to Beirut, the cradle of the ELIE SAAB Couture House… For this new opus, Elie Saab opens the doors of his home in the seaside quarter of Gemmayzeh. At our feet, Beirut comes alive as the night falls. Like jewels, its glittering lights, reflected by the sea, set the dark, velvety sky aglow…
To express the contrast that gives Nuit Noor its name, Francis Kurkdjian revisits an iconic. Oriental accord of rose and woods, creating two complementary notes to translate light and the night. In Nuit Noor, light is embodied by a tender, honeyed bouquet, where a soft, creamy Rose blooms voluptuously… To enhance its radiance, the perfumer blends it with a particularly refined essence of Ylang-ylang from Madagascar, whose narcotic scent suffuses the fragrance with a solar aura. To conjure the night, Francis Kurkdjian has blended a dark accord of spicy woody notes that runs through the composition. Sizzling Black Pepper adds vibrancy to the sensuous facets of the Rose and Ylang-ylang. In turn, it lights up the Incense, whose mysterious tendrils of smoke rise against a majestic, velvety backdrop of Indonesian Patchouli.
A dusky sillage of spices, woods and resins that carries Nuit Noor from dusk to dawn… An icon of modernity in the Middle-East, this lively, vibrant, thriving city is the muse of Nuit Noor.