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 (184 Ratings)

Longevity

6.8 (128 Ratings)

Sillage

6.0 (126 Ratings)

Bottle

7.5 (121 Ratings)
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 14.10.2019
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Intrepid

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Intrepid
Intrepid
12
Reformulated! Total disappointment!
Shaal Nur has been reformulated and is at most a pale shadow of his former character.
Super sucks!
All that secret reformulation COTTING ME!
Real!
Shaal Only had something of its own, there were few similar fragrances.
Every now and then I took him out and enjoyed him very much.
A few days ago I bought a new bottle and was very disappointed.
The fragrance in the new design hardly smells like the fragrance
which was still available to buy about 8 years ago.
And so it has been with many older fragrances in recent months and years,
that I wanted to buy.

Warehouse field v. Warehouse field,
Obsession for Men v. C. Klein,
Rocabar v. Hermès
and so on...
They're not the same scents anymore!
And it annoys me immensely that the manufacturers change their recipes and sell us new fragrances under the same name!
Am I the only one? That's actually cheating.
A new fragrance was supposed to be labelled. Or am I exaggerating? Anyway, Shaal Nur has been changed. I hab´ sprayed it on a few times,
but you can really forget him!
I still have a little rest of the old scent and can compare both directly.
This oriental warmth is gone, the slightly citric note in the earlier head has given way to a now artificially sweet fruitiness. Also he is a little more herbaceous.

ETRO, shame on you!!!!

I can't give any rating here, because I can't distinguish between the old and the reformulated scent in the rating.
Actually, Parfumo should also have a section for reformulations or another possibility where users can comment and express their opinions on obviously reformulated fragrances, or a
Clearer possibility to be able to warn against reformulations
(and most of them in my opinion don't come close to the original and as I read again and again in the forums and commissions, I'm not the only one who notices reformulations).

If I had learned more about the reformulation of some fragrances on Parfumo,
i would NOT have bought many more fragrances and would not only have a lot of money
but, what matters more,
i could have saved myself some disappointments and trouble.
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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.

7,5-8/10

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