Nuit de Bakélite

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Nuit de Bakélite by perfumer Isabelle Doyen is an interpretation of the nocturnal flower tuberose. It hints the premise (seed) of a narcotic lady ..... Green, obsessive & addictive.

"Tuberose sap, peeled tuberose, tuberose in a cage made of green and leather, a focus on the small peduncle that connects the flower to the stem, the sound of plastic when several stalks of tuberose tangle, the wild majesty of the Persian tuberose." – Isabelle Doyen.

Isabelle Doyen

angelica, violet leaf, galbanum, orris, karo karounde, tuberose, leather, davana, styrax, tobacco, labdanum, guaiacwood

Fulfillment & Shipping

We provide free shipping for USPS orders $75+. 

Ministry of Scent offers shipping to the United States through USPS Ground Advantage and UPS. We process and ship orders within 1-4 days, major holidays excluded. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at

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Sample-only Orders (including Sample Sets)
USPS Ground Advantage*
Standard Shipping
(orders under $75)
USPS Ground Advantage* or UPS Ground  (depending on destination)
Free Shipping
(orders $75 and over)

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3-Day Shipping
UPS 3-Day Service



*Ship times vary. All products ship from California, shipments can take up to 5 business days to the East Coast. 


We do not accept returns of perfumes, simply because perfumes can't be resold once they've been opened and used. We encourage you to order samples before purchasing full bottles of perfume. And here's the good news — with every sample purchased, we'll send you a coupon code that allows you to redeem the cost of the sample and sample shipping if you buy a full bottle of the fragrance you tried (in other words, you get $10 off).

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Sample Orders

Samples are designed to help you evaluate scents you might want to later purchase as a full bottle. You may order one sample per fragrance, up to 15 total in a single order. Samples are non-refundable.

For sample orders, please check your packing slip for a special code that will allow you to redeem the price of samples and sample shipping when purchase full bottles of the scents you sample ($10 off full bottles).

Complimentary Samples

We provide complimentary samples with $75+ full bottle purchases. You may request up to 3 samples with any qualifying order. Please use the Order Note section on the Shopping Cart overlay to let us know which complimentary samples you would like. We'll try to provide the scents you've requested, but substitutions may occur if items are out of stock. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Nuclear tuberose

An alien tuberose from a distant planet, dressed in suede and cellophane. It is fluorescently green, with bitter, aromatic top notes that soften into a powdery white floral that is surprisingly approachable given its synthetic namesake, but nevertheless set at an unsettling volume. Nuit de Bakélite smells clinically free of dirt but has a pungent, chemical edge. This is a campy take on tuberose that hints at a domesticated, simmering radioactivity under its surface-more like a cabinet of uranium-glazed Fiestaware than a bomb. Scary but beautiful, and unquestionably impressive.

a flirty, escapist punch in the face

Nuit de Bakelite's sillage rocket-launches tuberose to the ends of the room. It's so intense at first you can't help but laugh, but don't worry, it's softens! Then you get introduced to the greenery, the 80s plastic accessories, the leather pants, the strong opinions, and someone with big hair is smacking their gum while a haunting record plays in the background. NDB brings a mischievous spring to your step. It's weird as hell, it's delightfully escapist, it's clever, and it's unexpectedly wearable if you're down to embody it. Smell this once or twice and you'll remember it distinctly, forever. This is what people mean when they talk about perfume as an artform.


If you’re not a fan of really strong pepper, don’t buy this. I sprayed it once and I can still smell it in my house 1 week later.

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