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Narciso (2014)
by Narciso Rodriguez

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Narciso information

Year of Launch2014
GenderFeminine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 61 votes)

People and companies

HouseNarciso Rodriguez
PerfumerAurélien Guichard
Parent CompanyShiseido > Beaute Prestige International

About Narciso

Narciso is a feminine perfume by Narciso Rodriguez. The scent was launched in 2014 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Aurélien Guichard

Narciso fragrance notes

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Reviews of Narciso

I had to visit a number of stores in order to test this particular perfume - it has taken a complete backseat to the recent launch of Narciso Rouge, Poudree, and the pink For Her bottles. While I'm not a fan of the For Her perfume, I found Narciso to be very agreeable. Totally inoffensive and can be worn by anyone.

Touted as a 'powdery' perfume, it doesn't have the overwhelming powder notes that I usually detest. I enjoyed the musky wooded dry down the most as it has a most delicious almost candy floss scent after a bit that continually has me mushing my nose onto arm to keep inhaling the scent.

While there is nothing earth shattering about Narciso, this is one of the mainstream perfumes out there that I plan to eventually purchase a full bottle of.
03rd July, 2018
Narciso Eau de Parfum continues the tradition of Narciso Rodriguez's beloved white musk, but this time, contrary to the For Her and Essence lines, the musk in Narciso takes the back seat.

The notes in Narciso seem to be consciously kept undefined and non-realistic. The opening is a dewy, refreshing, even sharp floral that reads more like watery magnolia than gardenia to me, but as a milky, even nutty undertone develops over time, the abstract floral accord gradually shifts towards the direction of gardenia.

Because of its overall nebulous nature, Narciso evolves in an incremental way: the floral sweetness is little by little taken over by an opaque woody amber, further underlined by the prune-like tart-sweetness of rose. While I can understand the aesthetic of deliberately maintaining an artificial, non-natural feeling in a composition and appreciate it in a few innovative fragrances, unfortunately in Narciso, the sharp synthetic cedar, the densely opaque amber, the creamy white musk, and the nebulous sweet floral, all together create an combined effect of plastic doll out of laundry, a smell and an image that I don't particularly enjoy.

The late dry down sees the woody amber fading away, allowing the signature clean patchouli and white musk combination of the For Her series to surface and to stay until it completely disappears after about 10 hours. The sillage is mostly moderate throughout.

Being a fan of the previous For Her and Essence lines, I had high hope for Narciso. But in the end, the Egyptian musk that I find utterly memorable in For Her plays only a minimal role, and the amorphous and intentional artificial interpretation of floral and woody amber, while interesting on paper, eventually rub me the wrong way in execution. Suffice to say that Narciso is not my cup of tea. But I can understand how its opaque, nebulous nature can be seen as a mysterious, enveloping aura. If you enjoy modern clean abstract fragrances in general and are looking for a warm floral ambery musk, you may want to give Narciso a try.
09th June, 2018
NR's trademark musk layered with gardenia. Super-smooth and somewhat linear, but with decent projection and excellent longevity. It's easy to wear anytime and anywhere and is completely inoffensive - I'm aware this makes it sound like the perfect bland office scent, but it really is much more than that. It's *almost* as good as NR For Her EDT - there's a certain sparkle to For Her which is missing from Narciso, but what it lacks in sparkle, it makes up for in texture, being smooth right from the start and entirely without the screech or hairspray quality that some Big White Flowers can have. It's a great early spring frag - soft, warming musk with a promise of voluptuous blossoms.
13th June, 2017
Is my sample gone wrong? I smell alcohol in the opening, then a weak floral and some musk, and then nothing. Is it fresh to the point that you almost don't smell it? The little I smell is very generic. Disappointment.

The eau de parfum is way better. Beautiful floral with a vintage feel.
02nd May, 2017 (last edited: 08th January, 2018)
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14th April, 2017
I've tried many times over the past couple years to jump on the Narciso For Her bandwagon, and each time my nose firmly refused to detect a single note after the initial but brief blast of florals.

Then I gave Narciso EDP a try, and not only can I smell it, it's so terrific that I bought a full bottle at full retail price--something I don't think I've ever done with a modern-day mainstream release.

The scent is a bit of a changeling, at least in its initial phase. Sometimes it starts off as a sparkling, slightly metallic but clearly defined gardenia; at others it’s a high-pitched, nose-searing chemical soup of florals and musks that takes about an hour to calm down. Once it does, the gardenia and musk is joined by a cinnamon-ey rose and the composition becomes much more elegant. While it doesn’t seem to have much throw, it does remain very assertive on my skin and fabric, one of those compositions that wafts up randomly throughout the day, prompting your brain to wonder what in the heck smells so good.

But it’s the dry down that most fully showcases this perfume’s genius. The first couple of times I wore it, I only thought I’d hit its true bottom, which to my nose didn’t smell that much different from the middle phase.

Boy was I was wrong. You have to really wait for it, at least six hours. That’s when the spicy rose is joined by some soft woods and a hint of vetiver (the gardenia still humming along in the background) and together they manage to create this strange, creamy burnt marshmallow-like accord that is one of the most gorgeous perfume codas I’ve smelled in a long time.
09th December, 2016

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