Updated: Jan 18
Like the title of this post taken from the lyrics of the song, Night over Shanghai, the atmosphere of 1930s Shanghai nights has often been described as exuding a special power awakening the senses. Particularly that of its legendary elite ballrooms like the Paramount ballroom, the French Club or The Metropole.
A source of inspiration for countless artistic creations encompassing not only cinema, photography and literature but also painting, music, fashion and perfumery...
Velours de Nuit N°10, the jazziest evening fragrance
Velours de Nuit N°10 transports you back to the high-class ambiance of the greatest Shanghai ballrooms of the thirties. Imagine the incessant comings and goings of luxury cabriolets and coupés Delage and Bugatti in front of the club entrance, the flash of a beautiful Qipao dress, the whirl of dance, hurrying table boys, swing Jazz music...
Close your eyes and give free rein to your imagination! You are there! The band is playing Helen Forrest’s hit Night Over Shanghai, the peppery and heady smell of cigar smoke mingles with the fruity notes of spirits and the sensual scents of nightlife...
"The peppery and heady smell of cigar smoke mingles with the fruity notes of spirits and the sensual scents of nightlife..."
Velours de Nuit N°10, signed by French nez Bertrand Duchaufour, is a sensual and tantalizing oriental fragrance exuding spicy and dried fruits notes with a distinctive tobacco facet. This evening fragrance, unique and seductive, for women but smelling great on men, is available as 30 and 70ml bottle of Eau de Parfum.
Few words about the song Night over Shanghai
The jazz song Night Over Shanghai has been a key source of inspiration for the creation of Velours de Nuit N°10.
It is from the 1937 movie The Singing Marine, written by Johnny Mercer, composed by Harry Warren and interpreted by the legendary Helen Forrest, the "girl singer" for the most popular big bands of the Swing Era.
Here after the audio link and the lyrics of the song played by Artie Shaw & Orchestra to get you in a jazzy mood!
Made in France
Velours de Nuit No10 is exclusively produced in France in cooperation with the French fragrance company Technicoflor.