Narciso perfume released in September 2014, an update on the original For Her released in 2003. Notes of gardenia, rose, musk, vetiver, and cedar. Narciso said of his new creation “I wanted to create an extremely sexy fragrance that would turn a man’s head.”
[pullquote]A perfume is like a piece of clothing, a message, a way of presenting oneself.. a costume.. that differs according to the woman who wears it. – Paloma Picasso[/pullquote]
The original For Her in 2003, while not some amazing creation, did one thing really well, it made a woman smell sexy, and it turned men’s noses as they walked by. Does the new Narciso go one better than that? I’m not sure it does, but it feels a little more defined than For Her. For Her was much more musk-centric fragrance, and Narciso spends much more time on the floral heart. The musk from For Her floats around in it, so it keeps that very sensual feeling.
I think it will win the hearts of the same people who loved For Her, and I’m one of them, and for many of the same reasons. It’s this undefined fragrance that happens to smell great on, but in no way that you can explain more than it makes me feel very feminine.
For Her Musc was my favorite strength of the 2003 creation. Narciso Musc showed up to keep the EDP company in 2014. I also like it more. It’s quieter, more musky, keeps closer to the skin and seems to keep my frilly feminine heart closer to me. The EDP has more projection, the musc is softer.
Narciso Rodriguez has been pretty smart with his perfume launches. Not a ton of flankers, just relies on a solid fragrance that is easy to wear, sexy, has a lot of universal appeal without being as overwhelming as Angel. When he releases his second fragrance for women, he doesn’t deviate from success, just makes it a little different. Enough different that it stands on its own as a fragrance, but still feels like part of the family.
If you’re a fan of For Her, you’ll want to hunt down Narciso for a sniff. If you loved For Her just for the musk, you may not love Narciso, it is definitely more floral.
Winners of the Masque Milano Russian Tea samples – Stina, maneki, Kandice and Ruanne. Click on the Drop Us a Note at the top of the blog, send me your address and remind me what you won. I’ll send you send you a quick confirmation that I got your e-mail instead of it floating aimlessly down my spam filter, and then I’ll get your sample sent out to you.
So let’s do a draw! For Her fan or no? If so, EDT or EDP or Musc? I still remember the arguments over which was better, and the EDT almost always won, which is a weird thing.