I rarely consider what perfume I want to wear based on where I am going. I only see this as an irrelevant limitation. Usually my choice of scent comes from within, from something I want to say to me mostly, it is an underscore of my mood. And to be perfectly honest, I find preoccupation with what others will think about the way one smells as a bit shallow.
Smelling Nishane Mūsīqá Oud however put me in a strange frame of mind. It is a very different oud, one that plays down oud and creates an imposing bitter-sweet ambiance. It also inspired me to write why we shouldn’t actually try to wear perfume to please others or to be alluring. Charm comes from within and no amount and type of perfume can mask personality flaws.
Sample provided for evaluation by Essenza Nobile
Notes from Nishane: grapefruit, amyris, cypriol, oud, saffron, amber, oakmoss, sandalwood, guaicawood
Notes from my nose: swimming pool water, blue shoe varnish, dark chocolate, oud