Shadow Play Trio 

Nishane is definitely on fire because they released three perfumes this year and each release is very promising. To me, one of the three stands well before the others and that’s why I am focused to review it. However, to understand the context, there should be a word about Shadow Play collection.

Karagoz and Hacivat are the lead characters of the traditional Turkish shadow play, popularized during the Ottoman period and then spread to most nation states that comprised the Ottoman Empire and most prominently in Turkey and territories of Ottoman Empire. The central theme of the plays are the contrasting interaction between the two main characters. They are perfect foils of each other: in the Turkish version Karagöz represents the illiterate but straightforward public, whereas Hacivat belongs to the educated class, speaking Ottoman Turkish and using a poetical and literary language.I am a huge fan of Nishane Istanbul. They have something very raw, something very exotic in their composition and that makes them attractive. It’s interesting how Europeans will always stay fascinated with Orient. Hacivat is the most “European” scent from Nishane. It is smooth on the skin as some super fine wool or cashmere. Good job by Jorge Lee, showing that he can do well-balanced perfumes.

Nishane Hacivat

It touches me into heart. That’s the type of the creation that I adore, chypre-woody. The perfume is worthy of a gentleman that appreciates good opera and knows the difference between super 120s and 150s wool on his suit. There is fruity sweetness just loud enough to make you appealing (I usually hate announced fruity notes in perfumes). What I especially like is the woody cocktail in the base that makes you think of exquisite molecules. Very clear, bright, luminous composition. This perfume is a Turkish on the European side of Istanbul (entering BMW). It’s simple, I love it very much.


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Juraj, BL’eauOG

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My name is Juraj Sotosek-Rihtarec and I am the only person that runs this BL’eauOG. BL’eauOG is the play of words meaning “blog” and “eau” which means “water” in French, allusion to “Eau de Parfum” for example, and you read it simply as “bloog”. I started my blog several years ago and I imagined it as a place where I can express my critics on the world of fine perfumes. You can find new perfume reviews, interviews, articles about the perfume and something very interesting – video campaigns I did for perfume brands and olfactive dinners which I regularly do (dinner inspired with perfumes). I studied two Masters, one in Croatia and second one in Paris, which enabled me to become the insider of the industry. Life in Paris changed my opinion about perfumes and consequently, my taste changed. I am most proud of being a TED lecturer. I hope you will enjoy this blog and my articles on perfumes.