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    Nemo by Cacharel

    Nemo opens with a walnut-like accord, mixed with nutmeg and cardamom spices deftly blended using a very subtle implementation. Just detectable underneath the light spices is an initially supporting cedar incense that grows stronger as the scent enters its heart phase eventually becoming the star. The woody incense is joined by a slightly sweet labdanum and supporting patchouli tandem. During the dry-down, the labdanum grows as the woody incense diminishes; giving the dry-down a resinous amber quality that dominates the now relative skin scent. Projection is below average and longevity is average.

    Nemo is an incredible scent, plain and simple. I expected an 80s crude and bold powerhouse type of scent (even though Nemo was released in the late 90s), and instead got a very subtle well-blended and highly polished lightly spiced woody incense and labdanum driven scent that is much less sweet than many other have indicated, just enough to effectively soften its already smooth nature even further. The amber-like dry-down really sneaks up on you as the transition between the cedar and the labdanum is handled exceptionally well. The bottom line is this is an outstanding composition by Jean Bethouart that should never have been discontinued. While prices for the limited remaining stock are increasing by the day, Nemo is definitely worth the investment, earning a stellar rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 and an easy "buy" recommendation.

    10th November, 2012

Loving perfume on the Internet since 2000