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Nicolaï, Parfumeur-Créateur

Haute Provence

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Launched in 1992 by French fragrance niche Nicolaï Parfumeur-Créateur, Haute Provence eau de cologne is a flawless gem of a summer fragrance that showcases ‘true lavender’, the lavender that grows in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence.

The Haute-Provence Lavender Essential Oil PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) is the most prized by perfumers, like Patricia de Nicolaï.

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Cologne Sologne

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Launched in 1989 by Nicolaï Parfumeur Createur, Cologne Sologne is one of my favourite colognes. Colognes are the perfect scent choice for summer days and the last few years have seen colognes make a big comeback. But for me, they never went away.

Uncomplicated, refreshing and light, colognes are an invigorating pick-me-up on hot, sticky days and have become a beauty classic for men and women in Europe.  

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Rose Pivoine

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Launched in 1998 by French niche line Nicolaï Parfumeur Createur, formerly known as Parfums de Nicolaï, Rose Pivoine is, according to their website  “A rose and peony explosion in a green June garden!” any time of year.

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Carré d’As

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Carré d’As is an aromatic fougere (French for fern), but it’s a fougere with a twist. The traditional men’s fougere recipe* calls for citrus in the top notes, followed by a strong dose of lavender, a classic aromatic note in perfumery, which is then followed by coumarin, which smells somewhat like fresh hay. Patricia de Nicolai has interpreted Carré d’As as modern fougere by cleverly opening her scent with a tangy pure lime note, and by replacing lavender with ginger and mint, plus a hint of cool melon.
 

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Ambre Cashmere Intense

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Launched in 2015, by Nicolai Parfumeur Createur, Ambre Cashmere Intense is one of my favoutire amber frags.

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Balle de Match / L'Eau De Sport

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Balle de Match / L'Eau De Sport was launched in 2002 by Parfums de Nicolaï/ Nicolaï Parfumeur Createur.

Confused? Let me help. Balle de Match was launched in 2002 by Parfums de Nicolaï. In 2014, the fragrance, and the company, changed their names, so now it’s L'Eau De Sport by Nicolaï Parfumeur Createur. Same juice, different name – get it? But I’m going to stick with its birth name: Balle de Match.

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Cuir Cuba Intense

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I was thrilled when Patricia de Nicolaï launched her new fragrance, Cuir Cuba Intense in late October last year and I couldn’t wait to try it. It was part of the re-launch of her brand as Nicolaï, formerly Parfums de Nicolaï, to celebrate the company’s 25th anniversary.  The Nicolaï website describes Cuir Cuba Intense as a tobacco-leather combination, which dries down into a warm and sensual fragrance.

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Amber Oud

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The traditional amber note is vanilla and labdanum, sweet, creamy, and smooth, but Amber Oud from Nicolaï opens with the freshness of a traditional cologne. Lavender in all its soapy aromatic freshness jumps right out of the bottle. From the note list, I know that thyme and sage are there too, and I soon identify the herbal sage. Spices come up quickly, dusty saffron and cinnamon, and then, there it is, the oud note, but it’s very different from the oud I’ve experienced in other perfumes.

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Vie de Chateau Intense

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Vie de Château, the original EdT version, was created by Patricia de Nicolaï in 1991, commissioned by the Comte de Cheverney (see picture of his little chateau, above). It's described on the website as a fruity chypre. The Vie de Château Intense version was released a few years ago. and the notes are listed as grapefruit, hay, tobacco, patchouli, musk, fern, cut grass, oak moss, vetiver, and leather. Sounds like we’re off to a good start.

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Kiss Me Tender

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Kiss Me Tender was unmistakeably created for feminine skin.
 
This fragrance, an Oriental floral released in late 2010, could be called Patricia de Nicolaï’s homage to heliotrope. I always have heliotrope in my pots – it grows tall, densely green mint-shaped leaves with ridges, and perfect small purple flower clusters which have an incredible fragrance. They smell of sweet almond and vanilla with hints of peppery licorice. it’s a bewitching scent, soft, sinuous, one of nature’s perfect perfumes.
 

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