Palais Nizam (2015)

Palais Nizam by Wiener Blut
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Palais Nizam is a popular perfume by Wiener Blut for women and men and was released in 2015. The scent is spicy-leathery. It is still in production.

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Saffron, Prune, Brandy, Bergamot, Leather, Davana, Cistus, Oak wood



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Imperial Sightseeing, or: The attempt to create an order
When Franz Ferdinand of Austria decided at the end of the 19th century to spend a somewhat longer holiday in the British colonies together with his noble entourage, he of course also found himself in the then still exotic India, riding elephants, hunting tigers, shooting coins and visiting important people in magnificent palaces, including the sixth Nizam of Hyderabad in his magnificent Chowmahalla Palace. Then they did what they did, drank fancy spirits and smoked expensive cigars under the noble arcades.
<font color="#ffff00">-= proudly presents As far as the history, which WienerBlut and Pierre-Constantin Guéros based the fragrance on, completely in the sense of WienerBlut founder Alexander Lauber, who spent much time to study the fragrances of Vienna of the old imperial and royal empire, he is even said to have acquired old cosmetic sets from the Habsburg family. WienerBlut on Palais Nizam continues: "A hint of brandy in the top note evokes images of cut crystal carafes on richly decorated silver trays. Noble saffron, fruity davana blossoms and earthy patchouli create an exotic contrast to the classic theme of vintage leather and dark woods." The scent should reflect the colonial splendour of the palace.
This specification is irritating if one applies the manufacturer's philosophy that their fragrances whisper rather than scream, unfold dynamically at close range due to the high degree of natural ingredients. This is exactly my perception of "Palais Nizam". This fragrance is so quiet and elegant, its components are so round and balanced that I associate it with the attempt to create an order, a thought that does not seem too distant in connection with colonial imperialism. In colonialism, of course, the emphasis is all the more on the "attempt", as order by definition is a very complex, ultimately very individual affair.
"Palais Nizam" begins with a perfectly harmonizing chord, building on the basic tone, the dark, old leather, harmoniously swinging with the cistus rose, also leathery, a little sweeter the Labdanum. Directly above it, Davana and prune oscillate harmoniously fruity, bright purple, in the service of the leather, just like the brandy which enhances the brilliance of the colors of the fruits and which makes the bergamot dance on top for a few minutes like drops of water on hot Teflon. Here really no component plays itself into the foreground.
Soon brandy and bergamot fade away, soft leathery-spicy-sweet saffron sounds, dark woods swing even deeper in the chord, the sound shifts into the spicy leathery, then again into the sweet resinous, the lilac fruits discreetly cloud around the soft harmony, very close, connecting with the carrier, disappearing after five to six hours.
The order here seems almost collectivist, as if the fragrance only wants to please, not to offer any points of attack, to avoid possible criticism from a powerful colonial lord in order to remain in the image of the fragrance, or to be a harmonious calm in the chaotic everyday life of the wearer. This might be the perfect leather scent for some, a 10 for others it might look arbitrary and good for others, an 8 maybe. I've opted for the middle.
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