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The Goddess of Sandalwood
Nüwa lastest formulation is not what your usual Roja Dove fragrances tend to be.It isn't a luxurious chypre,a wonderful oud blend or a frankincense masterpiece for that matter. When it first touches the skin one tends to get a bit shocked.Because apparently Nüwa is a very simple fragrance.It stays liniar somehow,and only a few notes unfold. Oh boy but how those notes are! I've always been in love with sandalwood,the good one,that in White by Puredistance and that one in the old formulation of Xerjoff's Richwood (the new one doesn't impress) and Nüwa has the best possible.It opens with a burst of natural citruses and right after the roses follow. Jammy roses,bit gourmandish from the sweetness of the benzoin resin,but nevertheless the most amazing rose de mai scent,followed up by the sandalwood.I have no idea if this is the famous Mysore sandalwood,but it better be for that price tag. So we have citruses,and the famous rose sandalwood concoction. That's about it.But trust me when i say that even though in the very beginning Nüwa doesn't amaze by complexity or the richness of those so many notes in Roja's creations,it is a gorgeous fragrance,and the quality of the ingredients used makes it that way.One might sniff the place where was sprayed over and over again and that in my opinion is not bad at all.Does Nüwa worth the pricetag? Yes,definetly,cause if your choice is of the other similar ones you might pay pretty much the same.