Nostalgia by Santa Maria Novella
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Nostalgia is a perfume by Santa Maria Novella for men and was released in 2002. The scent is leathery-synthetic. It is still in production.
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Fragrance Notes

Amber, Woody notes, Musk, Patchouli, Tobacco, Vanilla, Lemon, Leather, Styrax, Virginia cedar, Birch, Bergamot, Petitgrain

Ratings

Scent

7.3 (35 Ratings)

Longevity

6.8 (27 Ratings)

Sillage

6.2 (26 Ratings)

Bottle

5.7 (23 Ratings)
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Scent
6
Longevity
6
Sillage
7
Bottle
CaosCalmo
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CaosCalmo
Very helpful Review    8  
A lance for nostalgia!
As a lifelong underpowered user of rusty Dutch bikes, I have to take up the cudgels for this wonderful scent.

You really don't have to be a PS aficionado to enjoy this extremely portable, characteristic and by no means exaggerated little water.

Granted: the top note is original and hits the theme "Mille Miglia". But that's no cambouis, no punch in the pit of the stomach, but even at this stage it's a fragrance, a really pleasing kick and stimulant that has never prompted my otherwise odor-sensitive wife to make any of her dreaded comments. That's art!

At this point, I share the regret that this effect fizzles out a little too quickly and leads into a phase that is undoubtedly less original, but by no means boring, in which the impression of petrol and rubber increasingly recedes in favour of a discreetly vanilla-dominated, but thoroughly distinctive composition. On the other hand, a more persistent top note would quickly be too much of a good thing, at least for me (Russian Leather by Molton Brown goes in this direction and would be recommended to all those who like to bathe in birch tar - for me a complete bad buy...).

In any case, contrary to all well-intentioned advice, this restraint has made the fragrance a very regular companion to the office for me - inspiring, but unobtrusive, perhaps a little bit headstrong, as befits the unnatural office lifestyle that has become second nature.

I like the whole concept: the cult of artificiality from the monastery pharmacy, a memorial stone for an outdated technology, which still stands for the possibility of escaping into nature at any time, therefore: our whole dilemma as a fragrance - if that is nothing.

I think to myself and, while the last scent molecules reach my nose, I ride on my cargo bike to pick up the children.
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jtd

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jtd
jtd
   5  
heir to Fahrenheit
A bit of a tease, this one.  The gasoline/leather top notes  give the expectation of a true gas-pump fantasy. But along with gasoline’s scent, Nostalgia has gasoline’s volatility.  Still, the crackly woody drydown of Nostalgia is a wonderful scent in its own right, top notes or not. And for those of you who like woody fragrances but don't want a warm, harmonious feeling, Nostalgia remains fairly cool, carrying the chill of evaporation that gasoline has on your skin.

Two thoughts. One, this is an interesting option for those still mourning the loss of Fahrenheit’s original formulation. Two, Nostalgia points out that in the language of perfumery, gasoline is a woody note.
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2.5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
5
Bottle
PBullFriend

301 Reviews
PBullFriend
PBullFriend
   1  
savory kerosene
At first, this has a big hit of fuel (not quite gasoline - maybe more like kerosene) that's odd but not displeasing. When it dries down, it becomes smoky-spicy-savory. It's a denser Bulgari Black with more soul. If you're a fan of BBlack's odd rubber or Lonestar Memories'pungent smoke, you'll probably like this. Unfortunately, this doesn't last long on me, but I don't mind spraying it often to enjoy that delicious drydown over again. (If only it weren't so expensive...) (020911)

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