Tres Nuit 
Armaf (2015)

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Tres Nuit by Armaf

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Tres Nuit is a men's fragrance launched in 2015 by Armaf

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There are 17 reviews of Tres Nuit by Armaf.

Can't approach the freshness and natural qualities of Green Irish Tweed, but it's a good facsimile. The verbena and iris blend into a bright, punchy opening. What starts as sharp and pungent (and more 'in your face' than Green Irish Tweed), in the drydown, as the lavender and violet enter to soften the blow - it would be hard for the uninitiated nose to detect the subtle differences between this $20 bottle and the $250 bottle.

Having tried a number of Armaf clones now (CDNIM/Aventus, Craze/Pegasus, and now Tres Nuit/GIT) - I think what they nail is the sillage. Although sticking your nose right onto an Armaf-sprayed arm isn't the most pleasant experience in the world - with sharp, tacky, synthetic notes abounding - when their fragrances dry down, the scent trail you leave behind are almost identical to those left by their more expensive counterparts. Compliments received will be exactly the same.

To me, this makes Armaf fragrances an excellent value for the money, and can satiate the wearers who can't afford or simply refuse to spend Creed/PdM prices.

Heavier, thicker, and less 'blue' than Cool Water. The more I wear Tres Nuit the more I like it. It is in the neighborhood of the previously mentioned Cool Water by Davidoff, Green Irish Tweed by Creed, and Aspen by Coty. Tres Nuit is not a true clone of any of these, however. I would consider it more of a 21st century homage to the category, of which the others are all of 1980s origin. I guess in a way it could come across as a 'mash up' of the others since it does share facets of each.

A bit of the lemon verbena hangs on through the mid of lavender and violet and leads to a classic musk/sandalwood base. Performance is very good and it does project well. I think it's youthful enough for those in their 20's and certainly office worthy and can be worn year round. The bottle is a bit goofy and unwieldly and creativity may be required to fit neatly in a tray of other bottles.

As with Armaf fragrances in general this is a very budget friendly bottle to buy and I think still in the high 20s to upper $30 range at most. If you like any of the other frags this is frequently mentioned with you will like Tres Nuit. It's not new ground, to be sure but for me still not redundant. Thumbs up.

Beautiful fragrance that is as refreshing as a cool Spring day. I've never sampled GIT but Tres Nuit is one of the favorites in my collection. The lemon verbana, violet and sandalwood are all there creating a winning combination that's perfect for Spring and Summer. Sits close to the skin but others around you will notice. Expect complements.

Never tried GIT but Très Nuit is a nice enough scent. It's just that the lemon verbena in it is not quite my thing. Feels a bit dated wearing it.

I am also guessing the Creed has more ambergris in it and is thus superior. I can't really detect any ambergris in the Armaf. But Tres Nuit is certainly not a bad scent.

Armaf Tres Nuit (2015) surprised me a bit with the way it tackles the subject at hand, which is allegedly to clone Creed Green Irish Tweed (1985) based on countless remarks from the "cognoscenti" online. Well, I have to say that unlike Armaf Club de Nuit Intense (2015) and its mission to outdo original smoky batches of Creed Aventus (2010) in every practical way that matters, Armaf Tres Nuit feels less like a clone with a oneupmanship fetish and more of an alternative to the subject that could also sit beside it in a wardrobe without feeling redundant. This feat is achieved by doing some re-equalization of the key facets found in Green Irish Tweed, then taking some nods from its big mass-market designer offspring Davidoff Cool Water (1988), and finally doing something unique to Tres Nuit iteslf to make a fragrance that could either replace everything mentioned or add a variation to their theme instead. Considering the performance of this stuff versus the money you spend on it (from a discounter), Armaf Tres Nuit may just be the best value out of what's available in its psuedo-genre. Naturally, if frugality isn't part of your modus operandi when buying fragrances, nor performance forsaking everything else, Armaf Tres Nuit does feel more crudely whipped together in way you may find unappetizing, at least in its opening moments versus everything else to which it could be compared. The curved "rocker" bottom to an otherwise solid and enjoyable bottle (I actually dig the faux leather and metal buckle) may annoy some, but taking into account the extreme heft of the bottle, I'm sure it's fine. Armaf is no different from many other houses from this part of the world, where overly-heavy and complex-looking bottles are just part of the perfume culture itself.

The opening of Tres Nuit hits like a bastard child of Green Irish Tweed and Cool Water, which is similar to what Coty Aspen (1989) does when it goes on skin initially, except that Tres Nuit is made the Middle-Eastern way for maximum "FragBro" sillage cloud. You get lemon verbena and the aquatic dihydromyrcenol note right up front, plus the calone-1951 fruity vibe from Cool Water in the mix. Tres Nuit does this without the tacked-on coniferous elements of Aspen, which is where they differ from each other, but the lavender that Aspen and Cool Water share is also in Tres Nuit, alongside Green Irish Tweed's iris note. The ionones overall are really amped up in Tres Nuit, so the violet Green Irish Tweed is known for also shows up in heeps within Tres Nuit, but with the less-seen fruity configuration as well, as if the perfumer just decided to throw them all in there and stir. The lavender, violet, and fruitiness come to dominate before long, which is where Tres Nuit begins departing from all of the things you could compare it to, becoming its own scent in the process. The base is ambroxan, javanol sandalwood, and pops of amber and evernyl to merge the Green Irish Tweed and Cool Water concepts together yet again, but another divergent turn is taken when a big slug of galaxolide musk shows up in the finish. For those familiar with it, Galaxolide is the "laundry musk" that was heavily featured in the original scent of Tide laundry soap of the mid-century (and is still found in it today), plus can be found heavily dosed in Wings for Men by Giorgio Beverly Hills (1994). I personally enjoy the painfully 90's laundry fresh vibe of Wings myself, so this late-stage development adds uniqueness for me, but more "discerning" noses may read it as cheap. Wear time is all day, projection is "don't ask", and versatility is year round all occaision except the night scene where Club de Nuit products would be better. What else do you need?

We can't talk about Tres Nuit without talking about it's extremely "extra" packaging, which like other houses from OPEC countries, tries to convey a sense of opulence and luxury even if priced as a value brand. Such "value" brands from the West are so cost/profit maximized as to appear being of appallingly poor material quality these days (eg. flimsy plastic everywhere), even before you realize the fragrance concentration itself is likely capped at eau de cologne strength, while the entry-level Middle-Eastern brands like AsGarhali or Armaf try to deliver material quality and fragrance experiences more comparable to the higher-end designers and ultra-expensive niche players but at a price the common Joe doesn't have to wince over. It's basically the same market strategy companies like Avon and Coty once employed, until the former became more about makeup and the latter became an umbrella conglomerate that makes more money manufacturing for designers than offering lower-cost alternatives to them. Granted, neither of these two houses were being intentionally derivative of more-expensive perfumes back when they were on their A-game, so that's where the key difference lies. Circling back, the biggest problem Tres Nuit faces as an alternative to Green Irish Tweed is ironically the very thing that kind of makes it more valid from an artistic standpoint: it's not an exact dupe and doesn't feel like it's trying to be one, with the second biggest problem being the overdose of obvious synthetics to get the performance for which Armaf is known. However, I suspect Armaf isn't trying to court the kind of people that think the percentage of detectable naturals present determine the quality of the perfume above all other factors, or else they'd have cheekily added another zero to the price and given a backstory. Thumbs up

I like this fragrance. It is sharp, bright, and doesn't smell like terrible quality. For the price it is good. The bottle is so ugly I could not keep it. Sold it off. Would have kept the juice in different packaging, so neutral. The box was nice.

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