The Shadow Play Collection
“SHADOW PLAY” launched in 2017, NISHANE got the main inspiration from the traditional shadow play which is also known as shadow puppetry, an ancient form of storytelling and entertainment which uses flat detailed cut-out figures (shadow puppets) which are held between a source of light and a translucent screen. The cut-out shapes of the puppets sometimes include translucent color or other types of detailing. A talented puppeteer makes the figures appear to walk, dance, fight, nod and laugh and express their distinctive personalities...
Traditionally Shadow Plays star three main characters -
HACIVAT is a tribute to elegance, competence, and love of art.
ZENNE is a tribute to beauty, self-confidence, and flirtation.
KARAGOZ is a tribute to wittiness, straightforwardness and sincerity
The creative directors Mert Güzel and Murat Katran dreamed of bringing the legend of Karagoz & Hacivat into the today’s world. Under the inspiration of their playful characters, the perfume trilogy has been created together with the perfumer Jorge Lee. Just like the theme of these shadow plays, the main objective of NISHANE was to emphasize the contrasting interaction of the people that we can see in every single culture. Excerpts from official press release....
Mert Güzel and Murat Katran, are both passionate lovers of mysterious exotic aromas and capture the magnificence of rare essences in all Nishane creations.
Hacivat derives its name from the elegant character, who is poetic and articulate and a lover of all artistic things. Considering this is a masculine offering from the collection, I expected something richly nuanced, arresting and bold with a strong masculine flavour that begs for it to be sniffed again and again. And Hacivat exceeded my expectations far and beyond. The fact that I sit with two strips placed next to me as the scent progressed on them though the night to its current dry down, which almost over 17 hours, says volumes about its performance and high quality composition. I am able to distinctly smell the oak mossy, intense amber speciality on the lines of 'amber xtreme' and ambrocenide that make up its base along with pineapple-citrus hints that make the core of this scent even after the 24 hour mark.
I decided to talk about the base first since its my favourite part of Hacivat, however, its citrus chypre character somewhat reminiscent of Creed's Aventus, is voluptuous and strong.
This scent much like its character-inspiration has a huge personality, with its highs and lows, peaks and depths, effervescence and melancholy, difficult to contain and summarise into one single review which is ironic in terms of how the opal white bottle with grey lettering and a gilded crown bottles this exotic-oriental-classic-evocative juice so masterfully.
Hacivat has all the characteristics to be a signature scent, and has the ability to resonate with a large audience, young, old, classically inclined as well as the modern perfume seekers.
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