Nejma has done a very cool thing and sent us a bunch of Puro samples to give away to you guys, plus they threw in one 1.4 ounce bottle. I’m a huge fan of companies that get the word of mouth concept through the online perfume machine, so I love to see you all support them, especially when they also produce a great scent, which they did.
So I’m going to do a drawing for the bottle when I get back (first part of December), but the easiest way to do the sample giveaway is just the first 15 commenters will get one, and then I’ll draw 8 more people at random just so you aren’t left out completely if you read us later in the day. Now, I can’t send any of this out until the first part of December, so don’t be impatient!
From the Press release:
“On a recent stay in Havana, Christian Bousidan, co-creator of the Nejma perfume brand and great lover of cigars and rum, experienced a magical moment that transcended time; a moment so indefinable and unique that he wanted to share it with others, but could not find the words to do so… If words are not enough, fragrance must rise to the challenge. This unique feeling has been transformed into a perfume that takes us to another place, another time, like an epic novel.
Seated by the Malecón on the terrace of Havana’s Grand Hotel Nacional de Cuba, a Partagas Cigar in one hand and a glass of 7-year-old Matusalem in the other, listening to the sounds of Trova played on an old gramophone by the Buena Vista Social Club, a unique and magical moment was born and time stood still…”
Notes are rum, lime, mint, cactus sap, prickly pear, cinnamon, cigar, mahogany and vetiver. Yeah, it trends masculine’ish, but tobacco scent lovers need not worry, it’s perfectly chick-wear-friendly. A great citrus open to lighten things up before the nice, dark tobacco notes with a great cinnamonkick hit. There’s nothing ground-breaking here, but it’s a well-made tobacco scent, very wearable. I haven’t tried the Puro Intense, but have read that it is even better.
As far as availability, it is exclusively at Aedes. But! I read on Basenotes they launched last year, but that distributor was selling to the gray market, so there are bottles available at discounters still, older stock, which I assume will dry up soon enough. The new distributor is doing a much tighter distribution. Exclusively at Aedes until Thanksgiving, then it goes to Luckyscent, Bergdorf, Parfumerie Nasreen in Seattle, Jacqueline in San Francisco and Perfume Shoppe in Vancouver, Canada $95 for the 1.4 ml bottle, which is really a pretty nifty size.
For those not my friend on Facebook, the Indian Visa arrived on Wednesday!!! I”m officially set. As soon as I got it, I pulled out my suitcase and my very organized list and have everything packed but a handful of items that I need to use until Saturday. Verizon seems to think I’ll have some coverage or maybe good coverage while I’m there since it’s CDMA-ville, and they totally hooked me up so my iPad will use my Droid’s internet service, if available. I hope to post some photos and updates on Facebook, if I can get to it, and will of course write about the whole trip to share with you guys when I get back.