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Patchouli Intense Eau de parfum 30ml | NICOLAÏ


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"This wood is a fabulous raw material," says Patricia Nicolaï. In a chord, its role is similar to that of the viola in an orchestra, the instrument that leads all the others.

The base note of sandalwood, amber and vanilla absolute surrounds this patchouli with a wonderful oriental background.

The fragrance's background 

Patchouli is enveloped here in an oriental base, embellished with incense and spices. Patricia de Nicolaï believes that "this wood is a fabulous raw material". In a chord, its role is compared to that of the viola in an orchestra, the instrument that guides all the others. 

Here is the olfactory description of Patchouli Intense de Nicolaï 

Top notes: 

Lavender essence offers a fresh, aromatic opening, with herbaceous notes that can provide a soothing sensation. Supreme orange absolute adds a sweet, luminous citrus note to the fragrance's first impressions. 

Heart notes: 

Geranium essence offers a floral nuance, balanced between sweetness and freshness, contributing to the heart's complexity. Rose brings a rich, elegant floral note, offering a romantic dimension to the composition. Cinnamon essence brings a spicy warmth, completing the floral character with a spicy touch. 

Base notes: 

Patchouli essence, probably dominant in this composition, offers an earthy, woody depth characteristic of patchouli. Sandalwood adds a creamy woody note, bringing a velvety texture to the base. Vanilla adds a sweet, warm sweetness to the base, complementing the patchouli character. 


Overall sensation 

Patchouli Intense is a fragrance that highlights the distinctive character of patchouli. Notes of lavender, orange and geranium add floral and aromatic nuances, while cinnamon adds spicy warmth. The base of patchouli, sandalwood and vanilla creates a warm, woody depth, making this fragrance an ideal option for those who appreciate rich, intense scents.



 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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