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Littlered 7 years ago 4

A rich, diverse blend
A rich blend of fruit, spice, and sweetness. The citrus and black current are the most apparent, with a small dose of coconut, all sprinkled in just a little bit of spice. The middle notes give the lighter top blend a lovely creaminess but don't take it anywhere near heavy territory. Oud is not overt but it is noticeable and lends the necessary depth to complete the structure.

I think this solid composition is completely genderless, and stands apart from the other Nejma offerings. In fact, all that I have tried from Nejma have their own personalities which each add different qualities to the line. A nice compact range of fragrances to explore.
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Littlered 7 years ago 5
8
Scent

Modern fragrance, classic feel
I really like this. I bought it blind but knew from the notes I couldn't go wrong here. The bergamot is bright on top with a nice, smooth, light leathery feel coming in soon after. All the while, the narcissus and geranium banter back and forth to keep this bright, lively, and interesting.

Nejma Four reminds me of an old school yellow floral with some spicy kick. It actually has a vintage feel to me - I like to think it's what a vintage would have smelt like when it was new, with quality ingredients, classic floral notes, and thoughtful execution.

I am slowly working my way through the Nejma line and the quality is unquestionable - definitely worth trying.

Littlered 7 years ago 3

Another one if you like leather
This is a sophisticated, minimalist fragrance for those who enjoy subtle chypres. White is a very fitting colour for the bottle, which is solid and heavy - a bit of an art piece in my opinion, and is in keeping with the minimalist theme. It's quite stylish in a timeless sort of way.

The perfume continues this classic feel. It's very smooth, chic, and contemporary. The fruit and florals are very dry, tart, not sweet, but they are there. The suede and woody notes give the fragrance its depth and lasting power.

Overall, it is subtle but people will definitely notice it on you. It's very smooth and smells clean - in a new leather kind of way.

I find it similar to Trussardi for Women, sharing its powdery, leather, and woody qualities, but without the spice, and with subtler florals.

Littlered 7 years ago 2
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Scent
7.5
Longevity
5
Sillage

A floral gem
Dior-Dior starts to bloom almost immediately on the skin - the LOTV, jasmine, and narcissus are very soft, plush, and luxurious, and these carry and carry. These initial wafts are like sniffing a bouquet with a perfect balance of each floral note. It's like a bed of flowers was deconstructed, then put back together in perfect harmony in this perfume. That is skill. It starts to take on a soft, creamy feel, not vanillic, but sort of buttery or resinous I suppose - the amber notes? - and this gives some weight to the florals. Hints of oakmoss start to come through, just enough to balance, but it stays fairly subtle.

There is neither too little nor too much of anything here and the blend is seamless. The perfumer has taken a few simple, beautiful notes and made them into a gorgeous, elegant gem of a perfume. It's uplifting, refined, inviting, and profoundly lovely.

Littlered 8 years ago 4

Warm and spicy with depth
This is my impression of the EDP. I haven't tried the EDT so I can't comment on it. The EDP is a gorgeous dark amber in colour, and the scent is just as wonderous. I initially had samples and had to have a bottle.

Basile is a beautiful, authentic spicy fragrance with depth. Care was obviously taken in constructing this as the notes cascade harmoniously throughout the different stages. And how it sparkles! Rich, yet not heavy in any way. The citrus is juicy and introduces Basile with a gorgeous glow. The cinnamon and clove soon arise and add more depth. Faint menthol characteristics underline the top notes - apparently there is juniper and pine in Basile, though they are not listed here. The florals are subtle at this point.

The next stage is where the true beauty happens. Fresh woodiness soaks up the citrus/spice blend and creates the body of the fragrance. The florals have now emerged, lacing the woods and spice, they carry on and stay well into the drydown.

Deep, longlasting, excellent sillage but not overwhelming; it's very warm and inviting actually.

The smell of autumn and the changing tree colours set the perfect mood for wearing Basile. Simply gorgeous! I recommend for anyone who wants a citrus with depth and loves woods and spice.

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