The legend surrounding King Nebuchadnezzar II of ancient Babylon was the inspiration behind this spicy, woody creation. He was a king of the Neo-Babylonian Empire, who reigned c. 605 BC – 562 BC, and is credited for building the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.
Possibly built in 600 BC, the gardens are believed to have been a remarkable feat of engineering: an ascending series of tiered gardens containing all manner of trees, shrubs, and vines. The gardens were said to have looked like a large green mountain constructed of mud bricks.
Legend has it that Nebudchanezzar, sensitive to the signs of the universe during the vernal equinox, closed his eyes and opened his mind, strangely aware of an echo reverberating in the haze of his dreams. The cosmos revealed to him that he would be the architect of a project to be experienced by future generations. In the shimmering depths of his mind, Nebudchanezzar envisioned the plans for a creation to be undertaken by three of his worthy companions. This was how, in 570 BCE, the sumptuous Hanging Gardens of Babylon came into being. The King composes from them Parfums Fins - the botanical culmination of his architectural work.
Top Note: Bergamot, Grapefruit, Frankincense, Rosemary; Heart Note: Carnation, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Rose, Myrrh; Base Note: Vetiver, Lignum Vitae, Balmy Notes, Ambergris
This powerful extrait delivers a rare intoxicating experience that is transcendent and rich. Heavy with the purest aromas originating from rare ingredients, Nabucco parfum fin is a collector's dream. Nabucco scents are described to be an artistic revelation, ones that are meant to be experienced through mind, body and soul. My personal encounter immediately drew me to the hard geometry of the glorious flacon and an interesting juxtaposition of something severe with something delicate. The severity of the bold and heavy chrome rendered glass body and the softness of a spherical cavity that encases the delicate gold juice inside come together to form the most unique visual experience.
As I began to smear only a drop of the 'potion' on my unscented wrist i could already smell a sharp citrus opening created by bergamot, grapefruit thats made more aromatic by the frankincense (olibanum). Rosemary provides a dry spiky effect, and leads the way to a fragrant floral heart thats soft and spicy. Rose and carnation are fresh and are accentuated by the myrrh creating an incense feel in the heart. The fragrance boasts of longevity for days, as experienced by me on my own skin. And remains strong and consistent with heavy balsamic accords from resin and amber that create a rich sweetness.
Nabucco projects very well and simply radiates off of the skin....it displays all qualities of the perfect signature scent. Though the price point may refrain you from using this too frequently.
In cooler weathers, and on a long night to a large event....as this one is strong, rich and lasts really long.
Exclusively distributed in India by In The Know ITK - Haute Parfum, www.intheknow.co.in
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