Ma Nishtana 2019

Ma Nishtana by Parfum Prissana
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Ma Nishtana is a popular perfume by Parfum Prissana for women and men and was released in 2019. The scent is smoky-spicy. The longevity is above-average. It is still available to purchase.
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Prin Lomros

Fragrance Notes

SaffronSaffron
AmberAmber
AldehydesAldehydes
FrankincenseFrankincense
MyrrhMyrrh
StyraxStyrax
RoseRose
NutmegNutmeg
Pink pepperPink pepper
CarawayCaraway
Black pepperBlack pepper
CardamomCardamom
CuminCumin
LabdanumLabdanum
CastoreumCastoreum
SandalwoodSandalwood
PatchouliPatchouli
SmokeSmoke
LeatherLeather
Norlimbanol™Norlimbanol™
CloveClove
PimentoPimento

Ratings

Scent

8.354 Ratings

Longevity

8.147 Ratings

Sillage

7.647 Ratings

Bottle

7.941 Ratings

Value for money

7.110 Ratings
Submitted by Maggy4u, last update on 28.11.2021.
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Monsala

17 Reviews
Monsala
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Wonderful incense
It symbolizes the first two words of a phrase that means "why is this night different from the rest of the nights? This phrase appears at the beginning of the four questions, traditionally recited by the youngest member, asked in song form on the Passover.
This composition wants to represent these sacred rites based on incense, wood and spices.
Fragrance for lovers of incense and introspective fragrances. The quality level, composition and balance are here sublimely made. One of my favorites from Prin lomros
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Wayofscent

41 Reviews
Wayofscent
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Incense King!
It's a seductive smoky, spicy incense warmed by nice resins and amber in the dry-down. Definitely a warm spicy scent. It reminds me of church and incense burning with all sort of woods there in the mix.

If you do meditation and contemplation this scent could help you feel more relaxed and chill.

Longevity is 6-7 hours on my skin and sillage is moderate. But surely one of the BEST incense scents I have ever tried!
I am excited to try more from this house!
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Chizza
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Chizza
Top Review    21  
Varied and pleasing
Ma Nishtana from the house of Prin carries above all the Prin-DNA in himself. But not the one from the label Prin, where Mr. Lomros markets his rather daring and rather artistic fragrances, but from his wearable line of perfume Prissana. Häxan is a good example here, which I find extremely suitable for the masses and Ma Nishtana is no different. Mind you: I'm not saying that a fragrance is bad because it is designed for the masses, I'm varying myself, not ambivalent.

Without wanting to anticipate too much, Ma Nishtana is extremely changeable. The fragrance starts with a Badedas attitude, which the allspice turns into a spicy green melange, not too peppery. This phase lasts for a long time, now and then some creatures peep through. This basic tenor then changes and the second and probably longest phase of Ma Nishtana begins.

First of all, you notice the caraway, as it is flanked by a bitter-sweetish something. Yes, it flanks the incense, guides it symbolically through the beginning and then says goodbye immediately.
It remains sacred incense. First I think of Sancti-Eau dela from Liquides Imaginaires but there is no citric note, so that a kindred spirit remains. On the one hand it smells upscale, but then also relatively generic.

Suddenly the incense turns towards the Series 3 of CdG; smells relatively the same. Some see Kyoto as a fragrance twin that I would exclude just like Ouarzate, as they are not so monothematic. But Ma Nishtana respectively this phase of Ma Nishtana does. From memory I would probably compare the Prin product with Avignon.

Overall good but not outstanding. Subjectively, it no longer is. Still, five hours later, I can't smell any incense. Successively a kind of creaminess crept into the fragrance, which slightly irritated me. Now the sandalwood dominates, suddenly the animalism also appears in the form of fine suede. A kind of cocoa aroma forms in this way and reminds me of the bourgeois version of Royal Oud, rough but likeable.

Ma Nishtana is thus an olfactory composition, multi-faceted and extremely divergent in itself. It is also very attractive, although I do not break out in tears of joy. The series is something for Prin fans who find the Prin brand too much.
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Drseid

803 Reviews
Drseid
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Why Is This Frankincense Composition Different From Others?...
Ma Nishtana opens with nose tingling aldehydes and a co-starring church-like, slightly soapy frankincense and dark, stark, smoky-woody accord, with supporting warm clove spice and gentle pink pepper before transitioning to its heart. As the composition enters its early heart the frankincense and smoky dark woods remain still as the focus, now adding a tinge of natural smelling cumin spice and earthy patchouli rising from the base. The composition stays relatively linear through the late dry-down, as remnants of the smoky woods and frankincense remain, adding a hard leathery facet through the finish. Projection is excellent, as is longevity at over 12 hours on skin.

I ended up buying my bottle of Ma Nishtana blind, having sampled nothing at the time of purchase from perfumer Prin Lomros, but hearing raves from multiple noses I trust nudging me just enough to pull the trigger. Now having worn the composition several times (and trying many others from the same nose) I can happily report the somewhat risky buy turned out to be a relative winner. Ma Nishtana at its core is a very solid linear frankincense composition in the vein of Avion and Cardinal, but it distinguishes itself from the pack by the perfumer's skillful use of (the normally dreaded) norlimbanol to create a very believable smoky woods accord that compliments the frankincense perfectly, while infusing warm spice into mix *just* enough to flesh out the bones of the composition while never calling undue attention to them. As wearing incense compositions like this is not a common occurrence (or at least not to this writer) it is a tougher call whether Ma Nishtana is a must buy if you have other similar options in your collection like the ones previously mentioned. That said, limited use aside, for what it is Ma Nishtana is at or near the top of its incense focused class. The bottom line is the $140 per 30 ml bottle Ma Nishtana may have limited use, but smells "excellent" regardless, earning a 4 stars out of 5 rating and a solid recommendation to at least sniff if seeking out a smoky frankincense focused composition.
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Jcelello

3 Reviews
Jcelello
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Jungle Temple Incense
I have found my holy-grail incense fragrance in Ma Nishtana. It does not smell like the airy Catholic-church incense of Avignon or Cardinal. It is like being immersed in a thick cloud of smoky incense in a humid temple where the stuff has been burning without pause for years. With the smoke comes waves of oriental spices and thick amber. Brilliant creation. This projects well and lasts for a long time. It transports me in a way that only a few other fragrances I have encountered on my journey do. Very spiritual. 10/10.
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Asasello
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Asasello
Top Review    10  
What artistic smoke clouds have to do with freedom and slavery...
An exciting fragrance that makes me helpless. This is probably real niche. A fragrance that reveals the mastery of its creator, who is nevertheless very individual. But maybe I'll start with a little background.

Ma Nishtana is one of three fragrances of the perfume artist's new series Gods & Monsters, that's what I want to call him, because he is truly an artist, the perfume artist Prin Lomros under the label Parfum Prissana, which - as far as I'm informed correctly - should be named after his sister. In addition to Ma Nishtana, this series includes NESNÁS QAREEN and MANDARAVA, which have already been presented here by Can777 in a very impressive, poetic and knowledgeable manner. His hypnotic description of Nesnás Qareen prompted me to search for these fragrances, especially since Prissana perfume is probably only available on the Internet. It was really just a matter of maybe getting a sample or two. But while searching for the fragrances I got lost in the internet and finally at an advanced hour, it must have been between 3 and 4 o'clock in the morning - well, I'm probably a little crazy - ordered various fragrances, including samples and a bottle of MA NISHTANA.

Ma Nishtana, according to the website of Parfum Prissana, is the first two words of a phrase that reads: "What distinguishes this night from all the other nights?

With the poetic power and creativity of a Can777, one could certainly connect these words to this fragrance. I alone lack all these abilities, which is why I want to leave it to a sober consideration and leave art to those who master it, for art, in my opinion, still comes from skill, even if many a "work of art" of modern times makes me doubt this conviction.

But before I start into art theoretical considerations, perhaps a last one on the background of the words "Ma nishtana". Wikipedia teaches me that this is probably a Jewish tradition. On the eve of the Jewish Passover, during the festive dinner, one of the famous songs from the Haggadah was sung. The youngest member at the table asked "the four questions" that begin with the words "Ma nishtana..." ("What distinguishes..."). The text is part of the Maggid, the story of the Exodus, the exodus of the people of Israel from Egypt. The questions are intended to encourage children to think about the difference between slavery and freedom. A - as I find - still hot topic in times, when even here in Germany there are more and more people, who obviously yearn for slavery or are simply not aware of the fact that supposed "protest" in an election can also be a way into slavery.

But wait! As always I digress, even more into the political... I ask for indulgence and permission to start again:

It is therefore a matter of celebrating the transition from slavery to freedom and of understanding that questioning, questioning, is already an essential part of freedom, for slaves should not ask questions. One of the purposes of the Passover was to be freed from its inner constraints. This is probably also a spiritual search.

So what does all this have to do with the scent? I know, I honestly don't, but it's a beautiful story that makes you think. If a perfume - or better: its name - can do that, then its name is already well chosen.

But now finally to the scent. But again I reach my limits. But once started, this attempt at description should be completed.

In the beginning I smell smoke, clouds of smoke, I feel transferred to a charcoal burner's hut. My wife says it smells like smoked bacon, and I have to admit that I cannot entirely deny that impression. In the background, however, one can already sense the further development of this fragrance. Saffron, I think, and an anticipation of all those ingredients that are also listed here on Parfumo. But at first the smoking aspect is so dominant that until then it is only a vague, yes, hope, I will call it.

In fact, after 2 hours, possibly 3 hours, the smoke disappears and turns into something floral and spicy that I cannot describe. It is, as Jakobolino described it, a basket full of fragrances that are harmoniously interwoven. I haven't found such a scent before. The smoke however, the smoke never disappears completely, it always stays there. But that's also authentic, because anyone who has ever been to a smokehouse knows that he doesn't get this smell out of his nose so quickly and certainly not out of his clothes.

I must acknowledge this fragrance as a work of perfume art. It seems to me to be a masterful composition. But can you wear such a scent?! Certainly, with a soft spot for niche and a healthy amount of self-confidence. I don't miss the former, the latter... hmm. That decision was taken from me. My wife shows me the dark red map. She doesn't like "bacon on a board" and since she already tolerates some scents from me that she doesn't like, this bottle is allowed to move on, even if its contents are something special in my opinion, to say it: not everyday, for a perfume anyway.
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BoBoChampBoBoChamp 1 year ago
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A unique spicy-smoky Winter fragrance, shifting from bright and soapy to warm and earthy, balanced by a gentle leathery resinous-woody base.

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