NŌSE PERFUMES FRAGRANCES
OFFICIAL BRAND INTRODUCTION
The NŌSE perfumes brand returns to the phenomenon of the “authentic spirit” and reinterprets the story of the fragrances that tell about the essence of humanity through smells. Coniferous forests and grassy meadows, burning frosts and warming furs, summer gardens and May thunderstorms – in each bottle there is a small history of one’s life, which many know about, but can never solve it to the end.
Today we have compiled the most beautiful alphabet from our point of view, consisting of hundreds of different aromas in order to accurately convey our perfumery vision.
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First time I’ve heard of NŌSE perfumes was through Brian @noseknowsnonotes who has reviewed the Meadow Tea fragrance on his Instagram page. I was glued to the screen reading his review.
Everything about the initial description was telling me it smells like summer at home. And it does. Ever since I had my bottle given to me by Brian, I am using it sparingly on the moments when nostalgia hits. Last year I was offered an opportunity to sample the full collection and the brand has sent me the discovery set featuring their 9 fragrances. 6 of those are permanent range and three are created in collaboration. I will covet them here briefly including their notes. If you click on the names you can read more about these on the NŌSE perfumes website.
After discovering everything thoroughly for over a year. I’ve accumulated a lot of thoughts that I would like to share with you. And yes I am biased, because the house of NŌSE Perfumes is very dear to my heart. It embodies my youth memories and the environment that is very similar to where I grew up. So yes, I applaud the perfumer who has been responsible for this range.
It is not a collection that is known for following footsteps of traditional perfumery groomed in landscapes of Grasse or Cambridge. There is this raw, real art representing flora and atmosphere of a different half of the European continent. Places where winters are cold and summers are short-lived; places overfilled with people seeking better life. Everything is presented as it is, and most beautiful linden blossom accords (my favorite smell from home) are found right here, in this collection.
Meadow Tea: Ahibero, Monarda Fistulosa, Linden Blossom, Green Tea Absolute, Poplar buds, Vanilla, Cistus, Ambergris
Morning Rowing: Chinese geranium, English mint, Aniseed, Clove, Clary sage, Benjoin, Sandalwood, Incense, Amber
Day Off: Italian tuberose, Black Pepper, Virginian Cedar, Olibanum, Benjoin, Oak moss, Ambergris, Labdanum
Have a Nice Day: Turkish rose, Indian rose, White grapefruit, Myrrh, Ylang-Ylang, Saffron, Clary sage, Benjoin, Juniper berry, Vetiver, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Leather
Lumberman: British Cannabis, Absinth, Thyme, Elemi, Frankincense sacra, Mimosa Cathechu, Black Pepper, Cambodian oud, Castoreum, Leather, Sandalwood, Tobacco absolute, Vetiver
Another favorite of mine. It is everything in a bottle. Wood panels on the walls in fancy restaurant at the seaside. It is the smell of hot stones in the desert and campfire at night. It is also the smell of sandalwood chips in the burner at my friend’s home who gets them shipped straight from India so there is that soft hint of spices there.
To me this is definitely most challenging to describe and you may think wtf, things are clashing. But no, they are not. P.S. teleports you into different scenarios, ones you’ve experienced before so my bet is for everyone trying P.S., it will create totally different atmosphere, unique to your memories.
You know the song that goes “green green dress, blue blue sky…” NB is as green as it gets right off the start. So much so that you are at first battling the idea of an old painting. The beautiful powderiness of iris and greenness of mimosa and linden blossoms are star notes for me here. Even though I do occasionally catch whiffs of English Lavender that is more dry in nature, I don’t experience this fragrance as floral at all.
To me it is the beautiful green panorama of some place cold, with long summer nights and lots of fresh dew on the grass. A place I have not yet visited. Misty Ireland? I would not know for sure since I’ve never been there. Really beautiful and one of a kind take on linden trees in the open air.