Scentbird, Inc., New York, NY 10001
Starry Nights description
One of the best things about camping is being able to sit back in your tent and watch the stars come out, one by one in blazing arcs of ancient light, like cut diamonds spilled slowly from a black velvet case. And if you lie still enough, you can feel your whole body turning with the curvature of the earth. Then there’s that disorienting moment when you feel your body falling into the vastness of space to join the stars.
Montale’s Starry Nights is what that vertiginous moment smells like – it begins with a soft rush of lemons, apples and bergamot, still sweet with their own sugars. A giddy moment of childlike yumminess, not sour or pithy, that gets you out of your head quickly so your senses have room to expand. The fruit winks open like the first stars after sundown, one note after another until your nose is filled with their mesmerizing sweetness. Starry Nights has one of the most exhilarating openings of Montale’s entire line, and truly soars when the rose and jasmine in the heart bloom slowly underneath it.
The rose and jasmine florals in the heart of Starry Nights burn all the residual sugar in the top notes into a bright, shining sphere of delirious energy, which dissipates quickly but not before your senses are completely dazzled. This is where you can feel the small of your back leave the floor of your tent to rise and greet the sky.
Rich, lush, white and red floral tones float your body gently on the night breeze for an hour or two, before the patchouli’s dry dust combines with the sticky, warm caramel in the amber to gently lower you back down to earth on more sugary-sweet sensations. There’s also a little puff of powder blended in with the base notes to make sure your landing is serenely pleasant and pillow-soft.
Starry Nights is a sugary flight of fancy with long, flowing, powerful wings of jasmine and rose. It will wrap up your senses in a bright constellation of sweetly spun exhilaration, so just let go and feel your body float among the stars.