Like Istanbul itself, the masterful creations of Nishane straddle the line between Europe and Asia, synthesizing the palettes and traditions of both in the service of dynamic, modern perfumery. And so it’s unsurprising that Nefs, conceptualized as the line’s flagship oriental scent, wouldn’t be content to simply recycle the genre’s standard spicy floral opulence, but would instead strive for a new, modern oriental- an East-meets-West portrait of refined luxury to sway even those who dislike oriental fragrances.
Keep in mind that when we say luxurious, we mean it- this is Nishane’s most indulgently constructed fragrance yet, with authentic aged oud, exquisite harvests of rose, jasmine, and osmanthus, and a vibrant, saffron-led spice bouquet. Gently sweetened with honey and the balanced booziness of whiskey, the florals and spice stay lively on the skin, subverting any associations of oriental scents with oppressive heaviness or vintage stuffiness. A rich, smooth, gently gourmand woodsy base adds a sensual touch of modernity. Like a breeze blowing from the east across the Bosporus, Nefs is an exquisite oriental that bridges the gap between civilizations.