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Narcotic V / Narcotic Venus
by Nasomatto


Narcotic V / Narcotic Venus information

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(based on 49 votes)

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PerfumerAlessandro Gualtieri

About Narcotic V / Narcotic Venus

The company say:

Narcotic V is the result of a quest for the overwhelming addictive intensity of female sexual power.

Narcotic V / Narcotic Venus fragrance notes

Reviews of Narcotic V / Narcotic Venus

Summery flowery thingee...nothing to really capture my and vague greenery with a lame attempt to spice things up...smells like one of hundreds of slight variations on your standart mall fragrance...meh
07th July, 2020
On paper, I got a big, bright, slightly sweet tuberose, which made me happy. On skin, however, it doesn't work out for me.

It opens with a big, meaty tuberose, with lots of bubblegum like sweetness and some soft spices. It doesn't have the greenness of Carnal Flower, or the tropical, lush headiness of Moon Bloom. It's more of a perfumey floral mix, led by the tuberose. What ruins it for me is the presence of a woody aroma chemical of some description. I don't know which one it is that bothers me, but when I encounter it it is unmistakable. I first recognize it by its expansive, nose tingling quality, which is closely followed by a strong alcohol scent, like ripping open a sachet containing an alcoholic wipe. In Narcotic V its use is subtle (unlike, say in Sauvage, where it's all I can smell), but it's distracting enough to bother me. The clash between the fleshiness of the tuberose and this sterile alcohol note is just weird and unpleasant. I suppose if this particular woody aroma chemical doesn't bother you this may be a very nice tuberose, but I'll stick to other options.

ps: this fragrance is the olfactory equivalent of miss Piggy; a blonde and pink diva that is a little bit obnoxious.

pps: it gets better in the deep dry down .
24th February, 2019
Can't stop smelling my wrists. This perfume is just gorgeous. If you love tuberose and other musky rose type florals (and scents like Frederic Malle's Carnal Flower and Terry de Gunzburg's Rose Infernale for example), then you will probably love this as well. Mysterious and sexy, yet not overpowering.
21st December, 2015
Powerful tuberose floral, feminine and exciting

I'm new to reviewing perfumes, so I'll give a novice's impression: This is a beautiful, not-too-sweet yet POWERFUL take on tuberose florals. To my nose, it seems pretty universally flattering, sophisticated, and doesn't smell significantly different from first application to dry down. Four hours later it's still barely there. I was told at the store by the sales clerk that, according to the perfumist, this is "what every woman should smell like." I'm always suspcious of that kind of gender essentialism, but this is a very well-made perfume, definitely my favorite in the Nasomatto line. I gave it four stars because I prefer something other than flower power in a perfume. That said, it could easily be a five for someone else.

Pros: Wonderful composition, not too sweet
Cons: You have to want nothing else but lots of strong florals

30th May, 2013
Loved Scientia's review - it's always so nice reading someone's description of a fragrance they truly love. You get to see the fragrance in its ideal form, through the eyes of passion.
This is indeed a wonderfully voluptuous tuberose, sensually floral. And she hit the nail on the head when she described what for me is its strength, of the notes being "so intricately interwoven that they form a new note altogether".
I too, was wowed with how the tuberose seemed welded to indefinable notes I couldn't tease apart, which achieved a level of sensuality not on their own, but as a composite note, something new, quite narcotic.
I don't consider it dark or smoldering - tmn it is pure sensuality, something harder to achieve. This is surprisingly lovely, and very feminine.
04th October, 2012
Narcotic indeed. “A drug (as opium or morphine) that in moderate doses dulls the senses, relieves pain, and induces profound sleep but in excessive doses causes stupor…” (courtesy Merriam-Webster). ‘Narcotic’ is probably the very least of the claims that could be made of this perfume. As an avowed and congenital tuberose addict (I chose tuberose fragrances long before I knew anything about tuberoses, or about fragrance notes), it’s natural I’d want to try this; what was unexpected was the depth of instant addiction to which I tumbled at first (second, third…sixteenth) sniff. Twining, voluptuous tuberose layers over a dark, thrumming summons of a scent—spice, animal, smoke so intricately interwoven that they form a new note altogether, one which might well recall the scent of burning opium. And yet the scent is too insistent, too immediate for the slow, somnolent drift of the opium-smoker: “Narcotic Venus” is olfactory heroin, hitting your frontal lobe in a swift, swelling wave that drags you under and keeps you drowning in its pull. Sillage is moderate, endurance is exceptional…Five stars? Yes. And my firstborn.
23rd August, 2012 (last edited: 29th August, 2012)

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