Nabucco Parfums

Nabucco Parfums are the unicorns.  I kept hearing about them, eyeing them on First in Fragrance, saw that warning about bottles won’t withstand the flight, etc.  Finally ordered them just to see what is possible in terms of getting them across the pond in one piece.

nabucco parfum

This is the offending, beautiful bottle.  Heavy, with a screw-on dabber top.  These are stunning bottles for these amazing little oil parfums.  So FiF lets me know this shipping problem. I ask if they can rummage around somewhere and find some safe bottles to put them in for transit, ship the gorgeous bottles with, and I’ll worry about getting the parfum oil back in them.  Well, yes, they could do that!


Unicorn caught, boxed up in empty Annick Goutal bottles and shipped to me.

Nabucco Amatys Fin Parfum is a gorgeous little gourmand full of heliotrope and pralines and vanilla, etc.  Subtle, soft, warm, it is everything you want in an elegant gourmand.  As soon as I sniffed this, I fell completely in love with it.  Created as a tribute to Nebuchadnezzar II’s wife, who he dedicated the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, it has notes of almond, coriander, heliotrope, vanilla, jasmine, honey, patchouli, violet, blonde woods, musk, amber and pralines.

This is a deeply almost resinous gourmand, the perfect melding of notes.  Olfactoria gave a review of Nabucco Amatys Fin Parfum.

I was going to review other Nabucco parfums, but I’m holding up. I love the other two, but I’ve been entranced by Amatys and just want to leave that right here.

Yes, a drawing for 4 small samples of Nabucco Amatys to four commenters drawn at random.  So have you ever heard the low buzz about Nabucco or just missed it entirely?

  • Fabienne says:

    After reading your review, I order a sample. Wow it’s so very beautiful. I’m not much for vanilla scented fragrances, with the exception of Shalimar. This one I just love. On my skin it reminds me of Musc Ravaguer but without the frou, frou spices.

  • katrin says:

    I’ve missed the buzz entirely, would love to try!

  • pats133 says:

    Gosh – not heard of this line before but would love to try – I love how you seem to find new things.

  • Ingeborg says:

    I have never heard of this brand and would normally not use perfume oils. Howevr, this one does sound tempting.

  • Bridget B says:

    I have never heard of this but it sounds divine!

  • Baroness Octothorpe says:

    This is the first I’ve heard of the brand, but it does indeed sound delicious. Thanks for the draw!

  • flowergirlbee! says:

    i have never heard of it..that sounds so yummy though…

  • CC ... says:

    I don’t believe I’ve heard of this line but it sounds intriguing and the bottle is gorgeous! Would love to try it. Thank you for the draw, Patty.

  • Tena says:

    I haven’t heard of this line, but Jalaine Oils ship in a plain, screw top bottle, and package with the beautiful cut glass decanter.

  • Gigi says:

    First I’ve ever heard of this line. The bottle is to-die-for and I’m a big fan of oils. Thanks for generously offering samples to the lemmings you’ve created.

  • karibub says:

    Uh oh, now we’re all in trouble again aren’t we? I love the bottle and the oil sounds gorgeous so I hope you’ll offer it at STC.

  • Sapphire says:

    I was totally in the dark in these, but this sounds really beautiful. Thanks for the drawing.

  • Sun Mi says:

    I’ve never heard of this brand, but wow you make it sound awesome! I didn’t used to think I liked gourmand scents, but lately I’ve been really interested in trying more. This sounds like it could easily be a winner!

  • Maggiecat says:

    Missed it entirely, but life has been pretty crazy lately. The scent sounds beautiful, but the bottle looks…inconvenient?

  • Spring_pansy says:

    I would love to be in the draw – this sounds gorgeous and right up my alley. No, I’ve never heard of this house before, but I am certainly intrigued now! Thanks.

  • caseymaureen says:

    Totally missed it but will definitely check them out now

  • ElizaC says:

    Totally missed it, but love the idea of praline!!!! Thank you for the drawing!!!

  • Never heard of them but the scent sounds amazing! Would love to try, do they package samples as it seems those could be shipped more safely!

  • SublimiSomnium says:

    I too have never heard of the brand. I love my flacon of Shalimar extrait and would love to try another queenly oil. 🙂 Thank you for offering samples!

  • Janice says:

    I was completely unaware of the line but now I’d like to try all of them!

  • datura5750 says:

    I love perfume oils, and have been curious about this.

  • Winterlude says:

    Never heard of it, but it sounds divine!

  • Kelly says:

    I have never heard of this brand but it sounds lovely.

  • Danielle says:

    I have never heard of this brand, but that bottle is GORGEOUS! Would love to see if the perfume oil is just as good.

  • Lisa Stephen says:

    I don’t know anything about Nabucco, but like everyone else, I’d love the chance to try it! Thanks!

  • Maureen says:

    I have never heard of this line, but the one you reviewed sounds beautiful, and I would love to try it. Love the bottle. Thanks for the chance.

  • filomena813 says:

    I have never heard of them either but am intrigued and the bottles are beautiful! I hope I eventually get the opportunity to try them.

  • Doc Sinister says:

    Never heard of them, but now that I have they sound lovely! I’m glad you were able to get your unicorns.

  • AnnieA says:

    Missed it completely. Love the bottle despite its lack of shipworthiness.

  • HeidiC says:

    Nowhere even remotely near my radar. But I’m a sucker for a perfume with a beautiful story, and I do love the story of the Hanging Gardens (though I think Amatys was his favorite concubine? She was from the mountains and missed the lush growth there). I’m not usually fond of gourmands, but it sounds like there’s enough other stuff in it to keep it from being too gourmand-y. Thanks for working your magic to procure a unicorn!

  • Malinda says:

    Sounds seriously addictive. Would love to try it!

  • Koyel says:

    I missed it completely, but your description really makes me want to try it!!

  • magmat412 says:

    Oh my… this sounds like something that I would just LOVE!!! This is also the first time I have heard of these gorgeous sounding fragrances!! If I happen to fall in love with it, do you think that FiF would ship it the same way to others?!!! Thanks for a great review!!

  • Dina C. says:

    I also was unaware of this line. Please, DNEM into the drawing. Love your description of Amatys. So glad you figured a way to get the juice and the bottle shipped to you. Very clever!

  • deb lacativa says:

    I’m so needing something exotic, something new.

  • Lemoncake says:

    This sounds fabulous….would love to try…have never heard of line. Thanks for bringing it to our attention!

  • Irina says:

    heard from the start- never, ever, was able to aproach- I know I would fell for Amatys from reviews and you’re not making things better….would love to try. thanks

  • Monoatomic says:

    This brand has been off my radar – and I’m sure I would have noticed the bottle if I’d come across it while traveling. The perfume sounds interesting too!

  • bevfred says:

    I missed out on these as well. Amatys sounds divine.

  • AnnJune says:

    I have to admit to being in the dark on this one. That bottle is gorgeous, and love perfume oils. Will have to do some hunting around for more information on the line. Thanks for the heads up!

  • LaDona says:

    Beautiful bottle! I was sorely tempted to buy Agonist The Infidels because of that gorgeous bottle…but came to my senses before I spent 1500 dollars on a perfume that I liked, not loved…in a bottle I loved, not liked. Nabucco looks completely doable…now I’ll be hunting around for one of theirs! You people,( and I mean that in the nicest way,) are killing me!

  • Neva says:

    I’ve read about Nabucco perfumes in a review some time ago and then I looked up their homepage to get more information. Well, that was a complete surprise. One can read it as a story book, but I didn’t find information about the perfumes. The links are well hidden. The whole concept is intriguing and I hope it’s worth the secrecy.

  • taffyj says:

    When I visit FIF, Nabucco Amatys Fin pops up because I keep drooling over it. I never ordered a bottle due to the warnings about its transportation vulnerability.

    So Patty,….were you able to easily transfer the contents back into that beautiful bottle?

  • Jackie b says:

    What terrific customer service you had! It sounds like Amatys was worth the extra trouble. Have never tried this line…off to do research!

  • Nemo says:

    This is my first time hearing about them, but those are beautiful bottles! Amatys sounds intriguing 🙂

  • Danica Radovanov says:

    I have heard of this brand but am surprised that no one carries it here! I love perfume oils, they last so much longer on my skin and have more complexity. This is a stunning bottle. Thanks for reviewing the unicorn!

  • lisaindenver says:

    I admit I was unfamiliar with the brand, and am even more surprised to learn from the Fragrantica database that the first two perfumes – including Amatys Fin – were released nearly 20 years ago! How did I not know about these? I must say that the line looks intriguing, from the composition to the very contemporary – almost sculptural – bottles. No doubt it is worth the hassle of the special handling to admire these on one’s perfume shelf! Hopefully a U.S. distributor will consider carrying them. Thanks for bringing them into the spotlight for us!

  • Rina says:

    I’m shocked they worked so well with you on transit! I must have been absent that day, I’ve never heard of them! The notes sound divine.

  • Caroline says:

    huh, missed this brand entirely. Sounds lovely, even though it can’t be sprayed. Hope STC starts offering decants. You do have a way with the unicorns, Patty!

  • Sonia L says:

    I missed it entirety but now I’m intrigued!! Would love to try.