Shaal Nur (1997)

Shaal Nur by Etro
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Shaal Nur is a popular perfume by Etro for women and men and was released in 1997. The scent is spicy-woody. It is still in production.

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Perfumer

Jacques Flori

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Blackcurrant bud
Heart Notes Heart NotesKaro-Karounde, Rose, Petitgrain, Orange blossom, Pink pepper
Base Notes Base NotesMusk, Opoponax, Patchouli, Vetiver, Frankincense, Cedarwood

Ratings

Scent

7.9 (179 Ratings)

Longevity

6.8 (123 Ratings)

Sillage

5.9 (121 Ratings)

Bottle

7.4 (118 Ratings)
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Augusto

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Augusto
Augusto
Greatly helpful Review    11
The tarragon that wasn't one.
Hidden exoticism, dark green silence, fir and lemon grass. Lemon, fresh, smoky, green, spicy. When spraying on, I almost always remember tarragon, although there is no tarragon at all. Citric incense. A very aromatic vetiver. Unmistakable, own. No change, medium good radiation. Unisex, elegant but not at all solid, he is too interesting, too different, almost mysterious. Gentle musk makes it creamier and very attractive in the course, I move closer. He's staying.
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ColinM

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ColinM
ColinM
Helpful Review    4
Oriental shades
Shaal Nur opens with a really pleasant and perfectly blended woody-balsamic accord surrounded by citrus notes, sweet spices (nutmeg, cardamom, perhaps styrax too), something smelling like balsamic resins (olibanum), patchouli, a really aromatic whiff of green herbs, other woods and a sort of dry, candied, slightly caramelised fruity touch. A fantastic, solid Oriental symphony played around woods. The vetiver note takes soon a prominent role, and it’s a really simple, solid, “woody” dry vetiver – it almost smells more like clean, sharp cedar. Neither a “inky” vetiver (Encre Noire, Private Label) nor a more conventional salty-zesty one like in men classic colognes. More just, well, “woody” with a shade of “earthy”. A really good, even great scent, perhaps a bit underrated: it’s really compelling, irresistibly rich in aromatic nuances from herbal, to incense, to sweet-fruity-resinous, all blended together following Etro’s evocative and peculiar sort of “exoticism”. It’s modernly synthetic though, but it works perfectly. It is much refined and discreet, deceptively “simple” and understated. The drydown is perfectly good as well, becoming simpler and thinner as hours pass and “focusing” on vetiver-incense-woods combo – perhaps a tad monotonous and conventional after a while (“woods and incense”, again...), but pleasant and elegant enough – just not as fascinating as the previous stages. A refined sort of contemporary love child of Etro’s Vetiver and Messe de Minuit. Fair price.

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