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New York Intense - Eau de parfum 30ml | NICOLAÏ


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Patricia Nicolaï captures her fascination for the city that never sleeps!

A sparkling opening with bergamot and lemon, supported by a heart note of pepper and clove.

A beautiful duality of freshness and oriental notes, giving it wonderful staying power.

The fragrance's background 

Patricia de Nicolaï shares her fascination for the city that never sleeps with an intoxicating interpretation of her "oriental touch". Fiery zest, pepper and clove are followed by spicy patchouli, accompanied by notes of vanilla, incense and balsam. This fragrance is inspired by the adventures of San Antonio, of which author Frédéric Dard was an early aficionado. 

Here is the olfactory description of New York Intense by Nicolaï 

Top notes: 

Bergamot offers a fresh, sparkling opening, with citrus nuances bringing vivacity to the composition. Lemon essence adds a bright, citric note, contributing to the freshness of the top notes. Mugwort essence brings an aromatic, herbaceous and slightly spicy nuance to the whole. 

Heart notes: 

Black pepper introduces a spicy warmth, bringing a piquant, dynamic dimension to the heart of the fragrance. Clove adds a spicy, aromatic facet, contributing to the complexity of the heart. Chamomile essence can offer soft, soothing floral notes, completing the heart's character. 

Base notes: 

Tonka bean absolute brings a warm, sugary sweetness to the base, creating a subtle gourmand note. Frankincense resin adds a resinous, woody and slightly balsamic dimension to the base.  Musk contributes to the fragrance's depth and persistence, offering a sensual, musky note. 


Overall sensation 

New York Intense is a fragrance that opens with a citrusy vivacity, evolving into a spicy, aromatic heart, then developing into a warm, resinous base. Notes of tonka bean add gourmand sweetness, while incense and musk offer sensual depth. Together, they create a balanced composition, ideal for those who appreciate energetic fragrances with a touch of spicy warmth.



 A direct descendant of Pierre-François-Pascal Guerlain, founder of the house of Guerlain, which was bought by a luxury group in 1994, Patricia de Nicolaï and her husband Jean-Louis Michau created their own perfume brand. Precisely in November 1989, Patricia Nicolaï, one of the first female nose-creators, launched her own business. Her first boutique opened in Paris, the birthplace of perfumes and fine fragrances.  These are entirely created by Patricia de Nicolaï, in a laboratory visible to visitors to the boutique. It was Patricia's wish to show what goes on behind the scenes, how luxury is created and brought to life.

Her love of the profession dates back to the '81s, when she graduated from ISIPCA in Versailles (Institut Supérieur International du Parfum de la Cosmétique et de l'Aromatique Alimentaire). She was also elected President of OSMOTHEQUE, the International Perfume Museum and Conservatory located in Versailles, on the campus of the famous ISIPCA perfume school.  Among her very first fragrances was New-York, the designer's signature scent, considered one of the best olfactory creations in history.

In 2007, she was elevated by the French President to the rank of Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur as the woman perfumer who created her own perfume house.

In June 2015 Patricia received the OLFACTORAMA ENTHOUSIASME" award for her fragrance New York Intense, the eau de parfum version. In 1997 Patricia NICOLAÏ released her first Eau fraîche "Eau d'été", a fresh floral fragrance for men and women. Alongside the perfume collection, Patricia was one of the first to create high quality olfactory background fragrances. Candles, sprays and scented bamboo, including Maharadjah, the brand's iconic home fragrance. To celebrate the brand's 30th anniversary, Nicolaï creates a new fragrance, Baïkal Leather Intense.

The brand's emblematic fragrances are Patchouli Intense and Fig Tea for perfumes and Maharadjah for home backgrounds. Let yourself be seduced by these three unique fragrances.

THE LUXURY: All fragrances are hand-sealed with a black wax that forms a beautiful imprint with the initials PN (Patricia de Nicolaï). They also have a pretty ribbon delicately tied around the box. Each perfume comes in its own black velvet case.


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