Fascinated by the olfactory heritage of the Middle East, Louis Vuitton’s Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud sought to use the most emblematic and luxurious raw materials in his latest composition: notes of incense with an infusion of leather and oud wood. By using ingredients that men have worn since the dawn of time, he weaves emotion throughout, telling a timeless tale that raises the spirit and speaks to the soul.
From the moment Nuit de Feu touches the skin, white incense from Somaliland, transformed by Louis Vuitton in Grasse, bursts forth with dazzling freshness as the spark that lights the flame. At its heart, black incense that has been smoked prior to extraction defines the perfume’s personality: warm, dense and sensual. Shortly after, incense resin exhales its characteristic scent cast in relief by the softness of an infusion of natural leather, Louis Vuitton’s emblematic material. This exclusive infusion made from leather cuttings collected in the historic workshop at Asnières is a keystone of the composition: it links incense with a dominant, musky accord that elevates all the other ingredients as if it were being propelled a little higher toward the heavens. This musk accord envelops it in a luminous, comfortable halo, to which ambrette seed, a real “vegetal musk”, lends earthy accents. In its wake, an exceptional quality of Assam oud – an ingredient found in every perfume in this collection – gives Nuit de Feu an enchanting, woody depth.
Quote: It’s a perfume that does one a world of good. It’s a blend of essential ingredients that have traversed the ages and forged our civilisations. In a world that’s becoming more and more virtual, I wanted to create a perfume that anchors and reconnects us with nature and our collective history.