Ani by Nishane
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Ani is a new perfume by Nishane for women and men and was released in 2019. The scent is creamy-floral. Projection and longevity are above-average.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Green notes, Blue ginger, Pink pepper
Heart Notes Heart NotesBlackcurrant, Turkish rose, Cardamom
Base Notes Base NotesPatchouli, Cedarwood, Vanilla, Benzoin, Ambergris, Musk, Sandalwood



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Submitted by Caligari, last update on 09.10.2019
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Very helpful Review    6
No boudaries...
Under the motto No Boundaries, creative directors Murat Katran and Mert Guzel, in close collaboration with the talented perfumer Cécile Zarokian, created this enchanting fragrance called "ANI".

I ordered it from a perfumery in Biella, Italy. Unfortunately, the first bottle was broken into 1,000 pieces. The perfumery "Ottavianibiella", however, very quickly and generously sent a new one. The defective carton was in my entrance area and gave off a delicious smell. Was very excited until the new fragrance came.

Initially very fresh and tangy: lemon rather small round green limes. Juicy aroma of citrus fruits and a hint of fresh vegetation. This green flow lasts about 30 minutes. Then a fruity rose jostles in between, very delicate. Now the creamy resinous vanilla peeps out. It's different from what you usually perceive it to be: soft as vanilla croissants. No, here's a spicy woody vanilla on the move. Resinous and earthy notes are added. Ani develops woody at times, then earthy and patschoulig again: fascinating. I sniff a fresh Odeur in between.

For me a very portable fragrance, highly recommended
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A work of art with historical significance
Istanbul-based perfume house Nishane has made a name for itself in the perfume scene since Hacivat at the latest. Some of the scents are now also found in the new creation Ani.

In fact, Ani is more than just a perfume, it is an ambitious project that wants to tell a story. At Esxence 2019, one of the founders, Murat Katran, told the story of the origins of Ani in great detail. "No Boundaries" is the motto of this fragrance - it should bring people together with their different cultures.

For this, the French perfumer Cecile Zarokian, who has Armenian roots, was deliberately recruited. It was clear that a certain cultural reference was needed in order to realise this sensitive project. On the one hand, Ani is a homage to the former Armenian capital, which today lies in ruins and would be located in the Turkish-Armenian border region. This is exactly where historical significance comes into play. The second inspiration was the Turkish Armenian folk song Sari Gelin (Turkish) or Sari Gyalin (Armenian), in which a Turkish Muslim falls in love with an Armenian Christian. The motto of intercultural understanding and mutual appreciation far away from any hatred also plays a decisive role. Ani wants to connect people.

Under these conditions, Cecile Zarokian was now commissioned to create a work of art with historical significance. The extent to which the fragrance created has lived up to this noble goal will be described here.

Ani is all about vanilla, but it's a different vanilla than many other fragrances. Vanilla can never be recognized in isolation, it always combines with other scents and chords. The fragrance begins with bergamot and a very dominant ginger note. For a moment, memories of Cedrat Boise come back, only much, much more intense - also thanks to the pepper. The citric chords slowly wear off and we glide together with the masculine and peppy ginger into the next fragrance phase. In the heart, the vanilla becomes more intense and combines with the green notes to a floral fragrance experience that I have never smelled before in a perfume and is truly unique. The currant and the subtle rose chords are added gently and gradually, giving the whole an aromatic-oriental quality, reminiscent of the region the fragrance is known to represent. We find here very long lasting fragrance phases, which merge very gently into each other.

In the base note, the vanilla becomes more and more apparent. Now it interacts with the woody notes - beautifully. This lasts for what feels like an eternity. It is a fragrance that does not want to end and only decays very slowly.

Ani is a loud scent with a huge sillage, so please be careful. It is an Extrait de Parfum, i.e. 1-2 Spühstöße suffice perfectly for the entire day.
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ScentedGent 81 days ago
A Perfect 10/10 in every category. Easily the best release of the year! Glorious!+1

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