A little dirty, a little clean, a little light and yet a little intense...
Bergamot, rose, juniper, lemon, neroli, sandal, musk
Nouveau typically means new age, and this warm citrus woody blend is new age interpretation of a rich cologne that’s quintessentially masculine and timeless. Signature Fragrances base their creations on the ideology that your scent deserves to be smelt by others. This holds very true in the case of Nouveau, which is a scent for the ‘ones who smell it’ as opposed to the ‘one who wears it’. It is an unusual and bold interpretation of a fresh citrus scent.
Fresh in this scent is interpreted in a classically male, rustic yet refined manner. To me its like the effect of a citrus bathing bar that leaves you smelling fresh like the pure scent of green lemon without any other distraction to overpower this clean and green trail. The opening notes are particularly intoxicating, the bergamot adds a bitter facet to the fresh citrus opening while, juniper adds a green herbal gin-like nuance that gives this scent its characteristic high quality cologne feel. A cologne that’s a true signature, as it lingers on your person for hours if not days, a little dirty, a little clean, a little light and yet a little intense. The lemon is vivid and dense but very unadulterated and frankly quite natural smelling. Rose makes its appearance intermittently, and is rather smoky than sweet in Nouveau. It adds a floral tone that’s almost fruity. I love how I discover newer facets with each sniff and this is the type of scent that does kindle memories. There is subtle tobacco-like accord that lingers subtly but is also quite present, that smells almost nicotinic, like the smell of cigarette in room long after the smoke and the smoker are gone. I’m not sure what creates this unusual chemistry but it pleases me since it is a familiar scent I can remember from my childhood. No I did not grow up in a home of smokers, but it’s a smell that’s distinctly etched in memory and so am able to resurface it. All in all I am quite drawn to this layered masculine unusual warm citrus-woody number by SF London, who have managed to create this memory stirring potion that’s charming, rustic, aromatic, relatable and yet distinguished.
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