Nicolai Cap Neroli (2018) {New Fragrance}

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French niche perfume house Nicolaï has introduced a new unisex fragrance called Cap Néroli (Neroli Cape), a composition said to be solar, evocative of seaside holidays on the French Riviera, while also hinting back at the popular perfumery tradition centering around the orange blossom note since ca.1850 in France...

Perfumer Patricia de Nicolaï signs this latest of her eaux de toilette, which she has imagined to smell like a lighthearted comedy in three acts, corresponding to the three main stages of the development. The opening is a "ballet of agrumes" with a green aromatic facet of mint and rosemary; the essence of petit grain bigarade serves as a preface to the arrival of neroli in the heart.

At the core of the perfume, and besides the "majestic neroli", beloved by Grasse perfumers, you have jasmine and ylang-ylang, accompanied by "eau de brouts", the latter which is the leftover of the distillation of orange blossom, and in order to achieve an effect of airiness. The base rests on oakmoss, musk and amber.

SRPs: 44€ for 30 ml; 125€ for 100 ml; 250 ml + a 15 ml travel spray for 250€.

See also Miller Harris Le Petit Grain for a scent featuring eau de brouts.

[Source: press release]

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