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This year I’m celebrating spring’s arrival with Hacivat, an extrait de parfum by Nishane.

It’s the pineapple note that got the perfume world in a lather when Hacivat was released, drawing immediate comparisons with Creed’s Aventus, a men’s chypre which also features pineapple and bergamot in the top notes, but the two are quite different. Hacivat is brighter and more natural-smelling, much more contemporary in the way it wears on skin, with its mesmerizing but elusive waft. Expect compliments when wearing Hacivat!

Two spritzes, one at my neck, one shared on wrists, and I’m ready…the opening citrus notes of limey bergamot and tart grapefruit blend smoothly with fresh-cut pineapple, creating a sunny accord. It all smells so natural, and as the scent deepens, it sweetens becoming slightly more fruity with what I think at first is blackcurrent, but then later realize is actually cedar. 

As the opening slowly moves into the heart, white jasmine adds a creamy floral shimmer to the pineapple accord, the cedar note deepens, and just the perfect amount of patchouli adds an earthy richness. The pineapple note segues into a woody accord in the base where it still flickers in the background, and the dry-down slowly unfolds soft woody notes, creamy and powdery, balanced to perfection by the bitter green of oak moss. 

Hacivat exudes sophistication and confidence, but at the same time wears lightly on the skin, is understated but smells deliciously complex. The scent smells so natural and unforced, one application lasts all day and the sillage is exceptional. The waft is not strong or over-powering, but it is elusive, and so magnetic, so unusually beautiful that it gets noticed and remarked on by so many people whenever I wear it.  

Notes: bergamot, pineapple, grapefruit,, jasmine, patchoulicedarwood, clearwood, oakmoss, dry timberwood

Type: Extrait de parfum

Perfumeur: Jorge Lee


Price: $7.00