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    Default NEW: Parfums De Nicolai - Cap Neroli !





    Cap Néroli ‘on the French Riviera’ is a tribute to the bitter-orange cultivation of the Côte d’Azur.

    I imagined the scent of a point of land running into the sea and having the sweet name of Cap Néroli!’ - Patricia de Nicolaï.


    "This Eau de Toilette is a three-act play performed in a natural setting, like an open-air theatre perched on a hill plunging into the Mediterranean.

    The overture is a ballet of citrus enhanced with rosemary and mint, while a prelude of bitter-orange petitgrain essence heralds the arrival on stage of the majestic Neroli flower.

    Small in stature but powerful in scent, this radiant bloom is escorted by a bouquet of jasmine, ylang and eau de Brouts which come together in a delicated-paced choreography.

    Oakmoss, plus a hint of musk and amber, provide a finale like a bottle cast into the sea with an intoxicating message inside" - a note from the brand.



    Top: petitgrain bigarade, orange, mandarin orange, rosemary, mint
    Heart: neroli, jasmine, ylang-ylang, orange blossom
    Base: oakmoss, musk

    Cap Neroli is available in amount of 30ml Eau de Toilette, 100ml Eau de Toiltete and 250ml Eau de Toilette + 15ml refill spray.


    Cap Neroli was launched in 2018. The nose behind this fragrance is Patricia de Nicolai.
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    Default Re: NEW: Parfums De Nicolai - Cap Neroli !

    Sounds like a winner. Thanks for the info.
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    Default Re: NEW: Parfums De Nicolai - Cap Neroli !

    Liking the notes. Likely redundant in my wardrobe but still keen to sample.

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    Default Re: NEW: Parfums De Nicolai - Cap Neroli !

    Just purchased this. Looking forward to receiving it.
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    Default Re: NEW: Parfums De Nicolai - Cap Neroli !

    when received and worn, let us know what you think.
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    Default Re: NEW: Parfums De Nicolai - Cap Neroli !

    Will do!
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    Default Re: NEW: Parfums De Nicolai - Cap Neroli !

    Sounds right up my street, although that might depend on how noticeable the moss is.
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    For me, this is definitely a summer fragrance. You def smell the orange, and it is slightly juicy but bitter at the same time. Then the orange blossom kicks in. Pretty nice perfume!

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    Default Re: NEW: Parfums De Nicolai - Cap Neroli !

    Quote Originally Posted by colourblind View Post
    For me, this is definitely a summer fragrance. You def smell the orange, and it is slightly juicy but bitter at the same time. Then the orange blossom kicks in. Pretty nice perfume!
    You have gotten me even more excited awaiting its arrival to my house.
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    Default Re: NEW: Parfums De Nicolai - Cap Neroli !

    Have come to love this fruity floral. Light, refreshing, and inoffensive.
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    Default Re: NEW: Parfums De Nicolai - Cap Neroli !

    Has anyone else purchased this? Would love to hear your thoughts whether positive or negative.
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    Default Re: NEW: Parfums De Nicolai - Cap Neroli !

    I'm waiting for my 30ml to arrive from Twisted Lily. Hoping to get it by next week.

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    Default Re: NEW: Parfums De Nicolai - Cap Neroli !

    Quote Originally Posted by gunmetal View Post
    I'm waiting for my 30ml to arrive from Twisted Lily. Hoping to get it by next week.
    Please remember to return and share your thoughts.
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    Default Re: NEW: Parfums De Nicolai - Cap Neroli !

    Hey Hednic,

    I've been giving this a bit of wear and so far I'm pleased with it.

    Its feels like a complete version of Hermes Neroli Dore to me. I adore the crisper Hermes version but its a very simple composition, poor performer and high price tag for a cologne (which is what it was meant to be).

    Neroli Cap has a more sharp herbal top (a bit old school smelling), and the mid smells like a slightly warmer version of Neroli Dore. They both share this tea-like neroli with a bit of dirty/ banana-ish undertone. I suspect its might be ylang ylang but I'm not certain. The dry down is interesting, the scent sneakily transforms into a neroli-ylang ylang combo with slight musk. Its not white musk but its not dirty either. Eitherway the dry down is quiet but richer then the Hermes version (it doesn't smell like laundry musk which is a plus).

    Its a like but not a love. I've always wanted Neroli Dore in my wish list but I think Neroli Cap is the better fragrance. So I'm satisfied for now with having this in my collection.

    edit. I don't smell any obvious oakmoss which is a real downer (I love moss!)
    Maybe its too well blended but its not detectable on my skin.
    Last edited by gunmetal; 15th April 2018 at 03:04 AM. Reason: I forgot to mention the oakmoss!

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    Default Re: NEW: Parfums De Nicolai - Cap Neroli !

    Enjoyed reading your impression on the Nicolai and glad that for the most part you experience was positive.
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    Default Re: NEW: Parfums De Nicolai - Cap Neroli !

    Quote Originally Posted by gunmetal View Post
    Hey Hednic,

    I've been giving this a bit of wear and so far I'm pleased with it.

    Its feels like a complete version of Hermes Neroli Dore to me. I adore the crisper Hermes version but its a very simple composition, poor performer and high price tag for a cologne (which is what it was meant to be).

    Neroli Cap has a more sharp herbal top (a bit old school smelling), and the mid smells like a slightly warmer version of Neroli Dore. They both share this tea-like neroli with a bit of dirty/ banana-ish undertone. I suspect its might be ylang ylang but I'm not certain. The dry down is interesting, the scent sneakily transforms into a neroli-ylang ylang combo with slight musk. Its not white musk but its not dirty either. Eitherway the dry down is quiet but richer then the Hermes version (it doesn't smell like laundry musk which is a plus).

    Its a like but not a love. I've always wanted Neroli Dore in my wish list but I think Neroli Cap is the better fragrance. So I'm satisfied for now with having this in my collection.

    edit. I don't smell any obvious oakmoss which is a real downer (I love moss!)
    Maybe its too well blended but its not detectable on my skin.
    Many thanks for your impressions. I'm eager to try this one.
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    For me this was love at first sniff. My favourite summer scent, I love how it's mostly floral-green, and not citrus heavy. It's so smooth. It's so pleasant. It's perfect for me.
    It is exactly what I was looking for and I'm very happy when I wear it.

    Ah! My neroli holy grail. Perfect scent with perfect performance.
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    Default Re: NEW: Parfums De Nicolai - Cap Neroli !

    Quote Originally Posted by Pallas Athena View Post
    For me this was love at first sniff. My favourite summer scent, I love how it's mostly floral-green, and not citrus heavy. It's so smooth. It's so pleasant. It's perfect for me.
    It is exactly what I was looking for and I'm very happy when I wear it.

    Ah! My neroli holy grail. Perfect scent with perfect performance.
    It's always nice to hear when someone has found something that they are truly in love with. Their excitement and enthusiasm is palpable.
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    Hednic have you, or anyone else, tried Neroli Intense?
    I found it while browsing fragrantica. It's available on the website but I couldn't find it in a boutique.

    https://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/...nse-51514.html

    Since I love Cap Neroli so much I'm tempted to blind buy this one.

    https://pnicolai.com/en/boutique/neroli-intense/
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    Default Re: NEW: Parfums De Nicolai - Cap Neroli !

    Quote Originally Posted by Pallas Athena View Post
    Hednic have you, or anyone else, tried Neroli Intense?
    I found it while browsing fragrantica. It's available on the website but I couldn't find it in a boutique.
    I have had it for about three weeks now. It's very nice. If you like neroli this one is for you. Intense is not a misnomer for this fragrance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    I have had it for about three weeks now. It's very nice. If you like neroli this one is for you. Intense is not a misnomer for this fragrance.
    I very much preferred neroli intense to cap neroli. It was sweeter, less sharp than cap neroli. One of my fav neroli fragrance which made me fall in love with this ingredient once more after being ruined by le labo neroli

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    How does it compare to Cap Neroli? I actually adore it's green biterness.

    How prominent are the ingredients in Neroli Intense? Is there anything apart from the eponymous oil?
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    Default Re: NEW: Parfums De Nicolai - Cap Neroli !

    Quote Originally Posted by Pallas Athena View Post
    How does it compare to Cap Neroli?
    I think our colleague above "colourblind" pretty much hit the mark - it's sweeter and less sharp than Cap Neroli.
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    I love Patricia Nicolai. I think I love neroli.
    I'm gonna blind buy Neroli Intense!
    I hope the bottle arrives before the last warm day.
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    Default Re: NEW: Parfums De Nicolai - Cap Neroli !

    I love Cap Neroli too. Quite similar to neroli Portofino in the opening phase but with much better longevity and a much richer and heavier base. It becomes a different fragrance from NF really after that initial phase. But I’ve written Nicolai a couple times through the website asking and haven’t heard back so I’ll ask here. Does anyone know if they use phthalates?




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