The House of Armaf has been in the perfume industry for years, over which it has gained a reputation for creating several lines of high quality fragrances for both men and women at reasonable price points- making them well loved by perfume wearers all around the globe.
Although based in the UAE, the House of Armaf also produces many of its fragrances in none other than France, which holds the world’s capital of perfume- Grasse.
From the sourcing of the ingredients to the actual manufacturing and bottling process of their scents, Armaf has earned high praise in the perfume industry and paved the way for their wearers to create a lasting first impression without breaking their wallets.
Their particular Club de nuit collection, which launched a few years ago with “Club de nuit Men”, is popularly known among their followers. The line boasts of 7 fragrances, all of which prove to be exciting wears for the night time.
Being some of their best sellers, we’ve decided to break down each perfume belonging to the collection; from their notes to their suitors, here is everything you need to know about Armaf’s Club de nuit line.
1. Club de nuit man
Top notes: Mandarin orange, Mint, Grapefruit
Middle notes: Cinnamon, Cloves, Pepper, Ginger
Base notes: Amber, Patchouli, Spicy notes, Leather, Woody notes
Club de nuit intense is a woody spicy fragrance for men, also known as a great dupe for Paco Rabanne’s Black XS.
The top notes of the perfume start with a bit of a cocktail; a glass of mandarin orange, mint and grapefruit- refreshing and cooling.
The fragrance takes a turn at the middle note by turning up the heat. In comes the exotic touch of fiery cinnamon, dark pepper, woody cloves and the sharp tang of ginger.
The fragrance deepens at the base with the ingredients. Here, it combines the warm, resinuous airs of amber, the musky patchouli, smoky leather and woody notes- flavoured with a pinch of spice.
2. Club de nuit woman
Top notes: Bergamot, Grapefruit, Peach, Orange
Middle notes: Geranium, Jasmine, Litchi, Rose
Base notes: Musk, Patchouli, Vanilla, Vetiver
Club de nuit woman is a floral, fruity fragrance for women which is known to be the ideal dupe for Tom Ford’s Black Orchid.
This rose based scent starts off with a burst of tangy citrus by combining the best of bergamot, grapefruit and orange, an acidity both added to and sweetened by the complement of the fleshy peach.
The middle notes comprise of a selection of florals; starting with the green and herby geranium, the intense sweetness of jasmine and the gentle touch of rose. Added into is the sweet freshness of litchi- with its juicy scent profile.
The softness of the top and middle notes are then deepened at the base, as in comes musk, patchouli, vanilla and vetiver. Strong, commanding scents that combine together to create one alluringly deep.
3. Club de nuit man intense man
Top Notes: Bergamot , Lemon , Pineapple , Black Currant
Middle Notes: Birch , Jasmine , Rose
Base Notes: Vanilla, Ambergris, Patchouli
Club de nuit intense is a spicy woody fragrance for men, also known as a great dupe for Aventus by the House of Creed. After being released in 2015, it can easily be said that this fragrance is one of Armaf’s most successful- being one of its best sellers.
The top notes of the fragrance begin with the tang of a fruit basket, mixing together the citrusy notes of bergamot and lemon with the sourness of pineapple, finally met with the sweet lushness of the black currant.
Its middle notes take the form of an odd bouquet, with the minty-clean woodiness of birch sitting in the midst of its floral companions; the delicate jasmine and romantic rose- giving the fragrance a touch of softness.
At its base, it is taken a level deeper. The note combines the warm, rich airs of vanilla with the deep earthiness of ambergris, sweetened with patchouli- giving the fragrance a darker, more seductive note.
4. Club de nuit intense woman
Top notes: Geranium, Rose, Saffron
Middle notes: Caraway, Nutmeg, Pepper, Violet
Base notes: Amber, Agarwood, Patchouli, Vanilla
Club de nuit intense woman is a chypre floral perfume for women that is refreshingly clean, and has regularly been compared to that of Tom Ford’s Noir de Noir.
The top notes of the perfume are floral with a touch of spice; mixing together the green of geranium with the powdery rose and richness of saffron.
Moving on to the middle notes, the fragrance heightens in terms of spice. Into the mix comes caraway with its cool, musk, complemented by the heat of nutmeg and pepper. The masculine note is softened by the romantic airs added by that of violet, colouring the fragrance feminine with a little spice.
Finally, the fragrance ends on a deep base note, combining the best of all the strong ingredients. The heat of amber, the earthiness of the agarwood and the sweet fragrance of patchouli recreate a walk in a warm forest- made a little more seductive by a wink of vanilla.
5. Club de nuit Urban man
Top notes: Grapefruit, Bergamot, Cardamom, Mint
Middle notes: Ginger, Nutmeg, Cedar, Lavender
Base notes: Sandalwood, Vetiver, Oakmoss, Patchouli
Club de nuit Urban man is a fresh fragrance made for men, and was released in 2017. This woody, spicy scent is known to be the perfect replica for Mr. Burberry by Burberry.
The top notes of this fragrance are made of a combination of refreshing ingredients that give it the ability to be worn from the day through to the night- earning plus points for versatility. It begins with a citrusy pair of grapefruit and bergamot, soon to be met with the woodiness of cardamon and a cool sprig of mint.
The middle notes combine heat and florals- mixing together the strength of ginger with the green nutmeg and sweet, almost citrusy airs of cedar. This is then met by the unmistakable lavender, giving the spicy note a cool, clean touch.
With the base notes, we delve into the forest. The fragrance mixes together the deep accents of sandalwood with the dry, woodiness of vetiver, soon to be met by the earthiness of oakmoss, and the sweet green airs of patchouli.
6. Club de nuit Sillage
Top notes: Bergamot, Lemon, Lime, Ginger, Black currant, Violet leaves
Middle notes: Jasmine, Iris, Rose
Base notes: Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Musk, Ambroxan
Club de nuit Sillage is another perfume in the Club de nuit collection for men, and is known to be the ideal replica of Silver Mountain Water by the House of Creed.
The top note of this fragrance starts with a citrusy trio of bergamot, lemon and lime. It’s added to by the tang of ginger and the fruity, sweet accents of black currant. Also tossed into this fruit basket are the sweet, romantically powdery notes of velvet- giving it a softer touch.
The middle notes take the shape of yet another bouquet- with the florals of the intense jasmine, cool iris and soft rose taking over.
The base of the perfume balances out its fragile middle notes. Here, we meet the strength of sandalwood, cedarwood, musk and velvety ambroxan, all coming together to create a deep earthy note that adds to the fragrance’s mystery.
7. Club de nuit milestone
Top notes: Fruity notes, Sea salt
Middle notes: Iris, Mandarin orange, Sicilian lemon, Bergamot
Base notes: Musk, Sea notes
Club de nuit milestone is the only unisex fragrance belonging to the House’s Club de nuit collection. This beautifully versatile fragrance has often been compared to Millesime Imperial by the House of Creed, and is considered an ideal replica thereof.
The fragrance begins with fruity notes, making it fresh, young fun and irresistible- seasoned to perfection with just a pinch of salt.
Entering the middle notes, one is met with the cool airs of iris, and offered the refreshing combination of citruses; mandarin orange, lemon and bergamot.
The base of the fragrance is simple and sophisticated. It adds depth to the scent by bringing in a level earthiness through the use of musk, and, as a final touch, adds to it the charm and mystery of aquatic notes.
Overall, the House of Armaf’s Club de nuit collection has certainly proven to be one of its most successful, and can be purchased in the forms of Eau de parfum or Eau de toilette, as well other body products such as shower gels and body lotions through their gift sets.
Out of over 200 fragrances, it is safe to say that this particular collection has stood out the most, and holds several of the high quality Armaf perfumes that now line the shelves of wearers all across the globe.