New York Intense 2014

New York Intense by Parfums de Nicolaï
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New York Intense is a popular perfume by Parfums de Nicolaï for men and was released in 2014. The scent is spicy-citrusy. The longevity is above-average. It is still available to purchase.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesLemonLemon
PetitgrainPetitgrain
BergamotBergamot
ThymeThyme
MugwortMugwort
Heart Notes Heart NotesLavenderLavender
Black pepperBlack pepper
CinnamonCinnamon
CloveClove
CamomileCamomile
Base Notes Base NotesOakmossOakmoss
VanillaVanilla
StyraxStyrax
FrankincenseFrankincense
MuskMusk
CivetCivet
CastoreumCastoreum

Ratings

Scent

8.4255 Ratings

Longevity

8.3226 Ratings

Sillage

7.8230 Ratings

Bottle

7.7203 Ratings

Value for money

7.649 Ratings
Submitted by Cassandra, last update on 15.10.2021.
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Kurai

103 Reviews
Kurai
Kurai
Very helpful Review    4  
Intense indeed
Upon spraying this perfume leaves a high quality impression. High end sophistication. Old school fougère comes to mind, but that wouldn’t do it justice. There’s a lot more going on in New York. Intense. A number of plots.

Particularly in the first 4-5 hours the scent morphs smoothly between sparkling citrus, an aromatic pepper-clove heat and an exciting base of moss, vanilla, resin and animalic musks.

What prevents me from giving this a greater score is the late drydown, after 6+ hours, where the moss and musk fade out and the oriental Guerlainesque vanilla takes over. Still a pleasant quality scent, just not how I wished the plot would end.

This perfume and its older sibling New York are rather similar. To my nose the Intense version is more pepper less clove, more civet less resin. Both have excellent performance.

I love that Nicolai offers 30ml bottles. Will get one of NYI for sure, if not a 100ml. Nicolai has surely impressed me with this one. Time to get familiar with the rest of the collection!
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JoHannes
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Top Review    31  
Pictures of a lively summer party in the garden of the Cistercian abbey of Sénanque
[From Lemon Harvest to Oakmoss Landscapes] A beginning strongly reminiscent of Bergamask by Alessandro Gualtieri: freshly harvested, juicy, overripe lemons gently wrapped in an oakmoss-soaked cloth, placed in a large basket for storage, and set on the feast table with its white linen quilts

[From petitgrain oils to thyme fields] The oily juice of freshly squeezed, sweet and tart bitter oranges is garnished with a sprig of thyme and placed in large stone jars with the lemons. Snatches of memories of classic fragrances from the 70s and 80s instantly pass me by: an Equipage flashes briefly, a whiff of Eau Sauvage blows by and many other familiar scents from times gone by. Also Bois du Portugal by Olivier Creed. And here, New York Intense becomes an "old" fragrance that has made its way into the 21st century: that citrusy, pithy herbaceousness accompanied by the juicy fruits with a fine-animal oakmoss underpinning.

[From Lavender Landscapes to Styrax Woods] The overripe southern fruits, prayed on mosses and herbs, are wafted by the intense, velvety, almost floral smell that comes from the lavender fields behind the Abbey. From the sacristy of the abbey, there is also a whiff of the styrax that the friars smoked during their evening Mass - and it gives me pause for a moment. Before the feast becomes roaring:

[From civets to beavers] A couple of civets prowl among the revelers, occasionally jumping up on the table, perching on the revelers' laps and having their fur scratched - purring with pleasure. In the little stream at the edge of the meadow a couple of beavers are building a wooden dam. Their smell and the smell of the damp woods surround the hustle and bustle of the celebration. It is dawn. The cool night mingles with the sweat of the revelers.

[Draufschau] New York Intense is a successful homage to the great oak moss citrus fragrances of the 70s and 80s of the last century. Striking, set, self-confident. A fragrance that knows what it wants, a fragrance that knows what it can do. One that stands there - and remains standing. A great fragrance.

[Name] Rarely could I associate less with the naming of a fragrance than with New York Intense. Although: perhaps Patricia de Nicolaï, the niece of the great Jean-Paul Guerlain, wanted this fragrance to be understood as a greeting from Provence to the gentlemen of New York society. It would be worth a question.

[Poetry]When meal begans
(from: The Way of Love and Death by Cornet Christoph Rilke)

Als Mahl beganns. And became a feast, hardly knowing how. The high flames flickered, the voices whirred, confused songs clinked from glass and shine, and at last from the ripened beats: sprang the dance. And all were swept away. It was a ripple in the halls, a meeting and a choosing, a parting and a finding, a shining and a blinding of lights, and a swaying in the summer winds that are in the dresses of warm women.
From dark wine and a thousand roses the hour rushes rushing into the dream of night.

(Rainer Maria Rilke)

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Carlitos01

320 Reviews
Carlitos01
Carlitos01
Helpful Review    6  
A tale about Nicolaï, Guerlain and an after hours New York City
Patricia de Nicolaï is the founder of Parfums de Nicolaï and its master perfumer. As if that weren't enough, she is also President of Osmothèque, the world's only perfume archive and an international research institution dedicated to preserving the history of perfumery. In 2008 she was also honored with the French Legion of Honor award.
The Guerlain perfumery family is still very much alive, even though the Guerlain brand has long been taken over by the fragrance eater LVMH. And what does Patricia de Nicolaï have to do with the Guerlain tradition? She was born into it with blood ties. Patricia is a true Guerlain family member by her mother's side. She is the great-granddaughter of Pierre Guerlain who, together with his brother Jacques, led the Guerlain company successfully as chief perfume designer at the beginning of the 20th century. She is the niece of Jean-Paul Guerlain, the last member of the Guerlain family to take on the role of the master perfumer in the Guerlain house. Patricia de Nicolaï refused to have any connection with LVMH and founded her own perfume business in 1989 together with her husband Jean-Louis Michau. She took a bold risk by creating, signing, and selling her own perfumes. It was quite a challenge because the era of "Parfums d'Auteur" - or "niche perfumes" if you will - had not yet begun. The position of master perfumer was also seen primarily as a male role. The couple's goal was creative freedom and quality and their creations should never be dominated by marketing guidelines. This was also the past philosophy of the Guerlain family in running their perfume business.

Paris is not New York and vice versa. However, both are very intense in their own way and both live after hours. When I first heard about Parfums de Nicolaï from New York Intense, I immediately recalled the Statue of Liberty standing in the middle of the Hudson. A brushstroke of French art and design as part of the New York image. The statue is beautiful, eye-catching, loud, and supposedly smelly because of the Hudson River. So it is this perfume by Nicolaï, although probably more nose-catching than eye-catching.
Patricia created this fragrance as an homage to "the city that never sleeps", a metropolis that has always fascinated her. According to Patricia, New York Intense is her intoxicating oriental signature.
The scent opens with a citrus burst. In the midst of bergamot and lemon one encounters an impressive "Citronnier" petitgrain heavy note. Traditionally, petitgrain was distilled from the unripe bitter orange fruits. Today branches and leaves are bound to be used more often. It smells heavenly! It's green, sparkling, and with a distinctive orange blossom accent. It's a bit like neroli, but maybe a bit bitter and greener.
The perfume body is almost all about black pepper. It gives you a touch of warmth, but also surprisingly fresh and woody. It harmonizes wonderfully with the citrus notes. The presence of a strong clove note ensures a comfortable feeling and prepares the nose for what is still to come.
The base is mainly a very earthy oakmoss, but it is framed by vanilla, frankincense, and balsamic oriental notes. Light notes of musk, civet, and castoreum, horn round off this bouquet with a carnal and seductive note.

Start spreading the news: New York Intense
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Opening: 8.5 ( green and sparkling citrus with a bit of herbs to blend with pepper and cloves)
DryDown: 8.5 (an oriental feeling, with oakmoss framed by vanilla, frankincense, and balms)
Longevity: 8.0 (3 sprays can last up to 8 hours)
Sillage: 8.0 (up to 6 feet, and 2 hours of projection with 3 sprays)
Exclusivity: 8.0 (similar vibes, almost family ties with Bois du Portugal and Lalique pour Homme Lion Eau de Parfum, although a bit more seductive)
Portability: 9.5 (Not perfect, but close to. You may use it in any type of weather)
Versatility: 9.0 (Above average for a lot of heterogeneous situations. Perfect for the office)
Praise: 8.0 (It will gain you a lot of respect but not effusive cheers)
Quality: 9.5 (high-quality ingredients, solid bottle, good atomizer)
Presentation: 8.0 (the traditional Nicolai bottle design)
Price: 6.0 (Top quality for a price; 100 ml 165 € in various retailers)
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Overall grade: 8.27 / 10.00
- between 7 and 8 = above average;
- between 8 and 9 = recommended;
- greater than 9 = don't miss it;

Opinion: A bottle filled with class.
Don't buy it blindly. It's too expensive so give it a try first.

Music: Frank Sinatra - New York, New York
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Siebenkäs
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Siebenkäs
Top Review    28  
Line 4
Today he wore New York Intense.
Did it actually make sense to name a perfume after a city
after a city that smelled intense enough itself?
Actually, he might want to say something about the different
Scents of the city in his new novel.
But then again - what for?
In the end, it would distract too much from the actual
Plot. Which was hard enough to understand,
at least for normal people.
In any case, he liked the smell.
That of the perfume, not that of the city on the Hudson.
That's why he had sprayed it again before he got on the
Line 4 tram to go to Fröhlich Street to Fröhlichstraße. Conveniently, in the depths
of his Barbour jacket was a bottling of it. A friend
had given it to him, an architect and art connoisseur
from southern Germany. One of the few people
on whose judgment he gave anything.
He sat back and looked at the bit of
Lake Zurich that was visible in the light early evening haze.
He liked the self-consciously lemony, spicy aura of this
Fragrance. Its somehow powerhousy, oriental
Hints. Very much so. There was a lot happening at once -
like in his books. At the same time, almost old-fashioned
Men's freshness and complex spice with clove, pepper
and cinnamon hints, stabilized by very restrained
taken animalic associations.
And of course this quite controlled patchouli note,
at which he had to think involuntarily of Burt Bacharach.
Funnily enough, also of Lou Reed.
He almost enjoyed the tram ride. Anyway, it was
faster than a taxi at that hour. And it made him feel
good feeling, cleaner he felt.
He had just spent a whole hour talking to his editor
talked, in the bar of the Crown Hall.
A little glass of Yvorne Grand Cru he had drunk
and nibbled those inevitable little nuts.. they gave you there with everything.
In the end, he couldn't shake the feeling that this
Man was one of those people who just didn't understand everything didn't understand everything.
If he had taken care of the film rights with this guy in
Fröhlichstraße, he would go back
back to Germany. And without first
to Bern, to Kornfeld possibly
a cheap expressionist or a Bissier or a Bissier The financial situation was at the moment anyway not completely
unrelaxed. He might, after all, in two months' time
at Christie's when things were more stable.
He looked at his well registered horsehide
shoes. It annoyed him that the waxed lace-
senkel were almost gone again. Did you get hardly
somewhere in exactly this color and at Alden took
it took forever until an order came in. Almost a
Reason to wear only Monks.
At the Feldeggstraße stop, an elderly woman
got on got on and sat down opposite him at the window. She was
very simply dressed and held a basket on her lap,
from which lettuce and radishes peeped out.
Briefly he tried to imagine how they might
new novel. Would she be able to relate to anything in it? be able to relate to it? Or perhaps a few details
be able to gourmetize that his hero, who was a
Connoisseur and bon vivant of the purest water,
appreciated so much? appreciated so much? Probably not.
Perhaps, he thought all at once, perhaps one should
the film version a little more - well - affable?

The older woman now leaned slightly towards him.
"A fine scent it is..." she said, waving
a hand some air from his direction.
Astonished, he looked at her more closely. She was quite poorly
dressed, her grey-blue, polka-dotted dress looking more like
a sort of smock apron.
"If you don't mind, I'll tell you what they like about this
Perfume... As I gauge it, you like the
Vintage character it brings with it, as it were, right off the bat in New."
Now he was wide awake. Of course she was right - but how
could she have known?
"Well, it's no wonder. This perfume is quite
independent, but it is inspired by the very
Classics from the 80s that people like you. Chanel
Pour Monsieur Eau Concentrèe, Tiffany for Men, Heritage,
maybe also Bois du Portugal, the old Rive Gauche and
quite a few more. It has the power of that fragrance era and yet plays
its own tune, doesn't it?"
He just nodded. Quite gobsmacked.
"A semi-oriental fougère with some chypre genes,
that's one way to put it, I think. Classic, almost already
clichéd-masculine notes, but the creamy and delicate
powdery are countered, also by a certain
Sweetness. That's one thing..."
"You're right... very right... and the other?"
"There's a lot more. But what is remarkable is simply the
whole high quality of the various components.
Almost a bit shameful for other brands, when
one considers times, as gladly the Ifra as a reason cited
for changes in fragrance character. New York
Intense smells like Ifra never existed..."
"I never thought about that before..."
"But you can if you want to..."
"Yeah, sure... And the name - why New York?"
He spoke to her now as if to someone who might be able to answer all
Questions could answer.
"Well, names... But there are references, if you
think of the character of the city... At the same time, the
Nucleus of the United States, if you will,
so historical depth. And at the same time a very modern,
still somehow innovative-looking cosmopolitan city,
no matter what is true or just image maintenance. And, even
if this may sound worn out - a melting pot
of nations, cultures, lifestyles. Just as the
Fragrance melds disparate notes...
"Well, yes, I'm with you there..."
"But I have to get out..."
She got up and went to the door, which was just swinging open.
Only now did he notice - he had long since passed his stopping
station and was approaching the terminus
Tiefenbrunn station.
He decided to just sit tight and get off on the
Return trip this time to get off in time.
The slightly sweet, somehow indulgent and clearly
nostalgic drydown surrounded him now.
Vanilla brought something comforting into play, something
that could cushion childish nagging tones just as well as oak-moss
Roughness.
Possibly even arrogance, know-it-all-ness.
Anyway, she couldn't have called it Paris, that would be
rather a name for Bel Ami. Berlin also not, London
just as little, because despite lavender was here too little
really British.
No, New York - that was getting there all right.
But just who had this lady been? He realized
all at once that in his memory he already
as a lady.
Somehow she seemed to him like a character from one of his
Novels. At the same time, he couldn't shake the feeling that
quite fictional himself.
Although he was too young for it, he liked it at times,
to compare himself to Woody Allen.
Another New York reference, isn't it?
The train squealed loudly as it rounded the bend, it sounded
almost as if it were trying to shatter cherished clichés.
He caught a glimpse of the lake, the water clear
and shimmering purple-bluish, but in some places,
where the clouds seemed to sink deeper into it, it looked
strangely green-olive, like a soup that someone
had to spoon out.

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Felsn
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Felsn
Very helpful Review    16  
yes the big apple rooft :)
yes I take over times
and tell times
from the city that never sleeps

new york new york intense

yeah right - ask all the fans
then you know what you call me from now on
because you know me now and from now on only
you're only going to be running around broadway smelling good

i am the perfect mixture of hard and soft that's why my aura makes it across the pond classic modern everything comes at the same time
when patricia hands you the bottle in anticipation
ayayay - yes quite right from nicolai

new york new york intense

mugwort oak moss and biebergeil
fuse in the nose to salvation
you too come on the journey of discovery because
the chances are good and together we go steep

the big apple is calling and if you try me
be sure I'm as good as my reputation
the madame who created me will gladly provide you with
a sample the proof

;)

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i must admit that I was amazed at the first test of new york intense from the house nicolaï in retrospect not bad - because I did not know the score list in advance and could honestly not believe that I liked him so much after I've looked at the various fragrances.
i have it actually not at all with animalic notes - there's then with me personally experience quite quickly in the nasentilt as with quite a few harsh oud or guaiac wood compositions.

here, however, we have some of my end opponents united and they please me.

so once again the lesson - own nose rules - it can't be said often enough and i think if you too are that bit biased at such compositions new york intense could be a real exception.

especially even if you like, for example, real perfume classics this is a pretty cool and timeless interpretation transferred into modern times.

from therefore - ran to the test much fun thereby and perhaps he convinces yes also you. i am already very curious about your impressions and invite you gladly to share them with me in the comments.


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WildGardener

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WildGardener
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New York, New York, so good she made it twice
An urbane oriental, it starts with aromatics and runs down to a lightly spiced body.
New York Intense is a fine work, the sort of thing you would expect from a member of the perfume patriciate; but while I appreciate the quality and skill that went into its slowly moving transitions, the fact is it doesn't work for me.

4*

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Tempcore

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Tempcore
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Love It or Leave It
Pepdal nailed it with the title of his review; it shares other qualities with a big a city as well. It's big, it's loud, and many will say it's also smelly. What are you gonna do about it? Well, now it's time to make a decision.

If you're just visiting New York Intense from a decant/sample, then you might very well decide to go home, wash it off, and spray something fresh. Thank you for visiting.

However, be prepared for some divisive opinions should you decide to stay, love it, buy a bottle, and decide to wear it on a regular basis. Now what do you do?

Are you going to allow the mean people with their mean words tell you what to wear and send you scrubbing? Or do you have enough confidence to keep wearing it regardless of what they say?

Longevity is until scrubbed and sillage is at arms length with the density varying on your sprays. Two should be enough to be able to smell it on yourself and enjoy it throughout the day.

I love it.
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Pepdal

226 Reviews
Pepdal
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The scent that never sleeps
When you are first deciding what to sample from the house of Nicolai, it is almost inevitable that New York Intense enters calculations. Is it really as good as everyone says? Here are my thoughts and as always, thank you for watching.


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Ovaissaleem

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Ovaissaleem
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New York Intense
Notes: Bergamot, Lemon, Cloves, Thyme, Cinnamon, Black Pepper, Pimento, Lavender, Vanilla, Oakmoss, Vetiver, Musk, Civet and Castoreum

Now this is a classy fragrance. Starts of fresh and green with Bergamot, Lemon and Thyme followed by spices Black Pepper, Cinnamon and Cloves. Drydown is sublime, Vanilla, Oakmoss, Vetiver, Musk and hints of Civet. This is based on NYC, the city that never sleeps, you can say this fragrance never sleeps as well. Sophisticated, classic, and retro and glad to own this one. Definitely gives me that nostalgic vibe, taking me back to when I was in NYC.

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FvSpee
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FvSpee
Top Review    35  
New York sketches
The color of the perfume and the shape of the bottle are a perfect match: a bright, luminous fragrance. Uncompromisingly hard, smooth, angular (and that despite the lavender powdery texture).

100% classic and 100% modern and surprising. I like such opposites
A fragrance from which you can pick out every single one of the specified notes (with the exception of oakmoss and vanilla perhaps) exactly, at least if you know it. Smells of lemon like a lemon, of lavender like a fragrant sachet, of chamomile like a tea bag, and and and and.

The division into head, heart and base notes is arbitrary. However they manage to do this, the animal gland trilogy (musk-cibetgeil) from the base jumps at me in the first minutes, oh no, seconds (and even primarily there) and I take the lavender from the heart note most clearly in the wonderful (perhaps the most beautiful thing about the fragrance) Drydown, which after 8 hours is still skinny, but extremely clear, like a second skin of animal lavender latex, holds out
I think he's sexy. The little nose by my side, however, örgs. Pity.
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Finerthings8Finerthings8 5 months ago
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I love the green opening,animalic touches.unfortunately it was tad sweet for me when vanilla kicks in.Orher then that it is very good offer
Shafkat82Shafkat82 8 months ago
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Classic barbershop type with lemony twist ...
Syzygy73Syzygy73 1 year ago
Good but it’s no Bois De Portugal. Slightly stringent citrus up top with a woody-incense dry down. Nice, but nothing to shout about.
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Carlitos01Carlitos01 2 years ago
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A well-blended citrusy fougére but not really unique. It resembles the Lalique Lion roars and the whispers from the "Bois du Portugal".

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