Sunday, October 18, 2015

Nuits Indiennes by Jean-Louis Scherrer c1993

Nuits Indiennes by Jean-Louis Scherrer: launched in 1993. Created by perfumer Nathalie Feisthauer.

Art Nouveau shades of Gustav Klimt are seen in the advertising for the perfume.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a modern floral oriental fragrance for women. It has a melange of sweet fruit and white flowers on a base of warm ambery vanilla and because of this element, some reviewers consider it to be in the same league as the oriental classics Shalimar and Emeraude.
  • Top notes: aldehydes, mandarin orange, fruity notes, peach, bergamot, lemon
  • Middle notes: tagetes, lilac, jasmine, heliotrope, ylang ylang, lily of the valley, rose
  • Base notes: amber, sandalwood, tonka bean, musk, benzoin, civet, vanilla, cedar

Nuits Indiennes was available in the following products:
  • 7.5ml Parfum Purse Spray
  • 15ml Parfum
  • 3.7ml Eau de Parfum mini
  • 30ml Eau de Toilette
  • 50ml Eau de Toilette
  • 100ml Eau de Toilette


The tall skinny column-like parfum bottle was designed by Susan Wacker. The parfum bottle is topped by a rectangular stopper fitted with a faceted emerald like stone. The bottle is housed inside of a opulent teal presentation box in the shape of an arched column covered in gilded embossing.

The eau de toilette bottles are similar in design, tall, skinny columns with vertical fluting, topped by a brass cap fitted with an emerald colored ring.

Fate of the Fragrance:

According to author Jan Moran, it was called Nuits Indiennes at its original launch in 1993, and then it was renamed and relaunched (thankfully it was not reformulated) as Nuits de Scherrer a year later in 1994. The name change may have been for a copyright reason. Today you can find the fragrance in production as Nuits de Scherrer.

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