Series Four - Nappa Noir 2012

Series Four - Nappa Noir by Six Scents
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Series Four - Nappa Noir is a perfume by Six Scents for women and men and was released in 2012. The scent is leathery-animal. Projection and longevity are above-average. The production was apparently discontinued.
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Calice Becker

Fragrance Notes

Comorian ylang-ylangComorian ylang-ylang Violet leaf absoluteViolet leaf absolute VioletViolet TobaccoTobacco Coffee CO2Coffee CO2 Indonesian patchouliIndonesian patchouli Florentine irisFlorentine iris Speculaas cookies Cistus absoluteCistus absolute StyraxStyrax Nappa leatherNappa leather Birch tarBirch tar SaffronSaffron VanillaVanilla SerenolideSerenolide

Ratings

Scent

9.03 Ratings

Longevity

9.33 Ratings

Sillage

9.33 Ratings

Bottle

5.86 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 20.04.2022.

Interesting Facts

This fragrance was initially not officially available on the market, but was released in a limited edition in 2021.
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Reviews

7
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
6
Bottle
8
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Landshark321

270 Reviews
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Leather and violet nuanced with sweets, well done!
Second wearing of the brand new 2021 Six Scents release, Nappa Noir, first conceived of some nine years ago and finally available to the public. The name conjures dark leather, and “floriental leather” descriptor seems very apropos. For me, the leather and violet factor prominently into the opening in particular, yielding a sort of “black leather jacket with tar violet” vibe that’s fairly sharp but becomes more balanced over time, giving way to some of the sweetness (resins, vanilla, cookie) emerging as part of the mix over time. As it dries down, the blend feels less sharp and the leather somewhat smoother. Violet is still a part of the mix, but it feels more like a mélange of leather, violet, resins, vanilla, and ever so slightly, patchouli.

Overall, though, it never ends up feeling predominantly like a gourmand; it feels like a leather-with-violet tempered by gourmand and resinous notes, a juxtaposition that works effectively, taking some more acerbic notes and counterbalancing them with something sweeter and more familiarly comforting.

Fans of violet should adore the opening and fans of leather should enjoy the fragrance as a whole. I’m definitely not a fan of violet (but enjoy it as fragrant note sometimes, as in Green Irish Tweed) and though I have many I love, I still consider myself to be relatively picky about leather in fragrance, but as a leather fragrance with a prominent violet note, Nappa Noir is very well-executed and provides an option for cold weather that I find very useful, a powerful wake-up call in the morning that is nonetheless sophisticated (and unisex) for the evening.

Like the other recent Six Scents releases, Nappa Noir is available in a 30ml size at EDP concentration and is very reasonably priced, at $78, comparable to the pricing of Ascent, Urban Tropicalia, and #087 (at EDT), and is sold through the house website. And it performs the best of the lot, very impressively loud during its opening hour and then with robust longevity thereafter.

7 out of 10

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