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Afrika-Olifant by Nishane

Afrika-Olifant by Nishane
Gender: Unisex
Release date: 2014
Brand: Nishane

Key Notes of Afrika-Olifant

What Does Afrika-Olifant Smell Like

Afrika-Olifant by Nishane opens with a warm and potent scent that comes from the labdanum note. You could also detect an ancient, almost mystical quality to it, courtesy of frankincense and myrrh. A faint whisper of ambergris adds an interesting maritime aspect to the overall scent. As the perfume starts to unfold, there's a deeply animalic touch that emerges, primarily due to the presence of castoreum and civet notes. A hint of leather adds a textural complexity to the mix, while oud brings a tone that is compellingly dark and deep woodsy aroma. As the perfume settles, it reveals a base that is persistently animalic, and this is attributed to the dominant civettone note. Muscenone® and muscone contribute to a musky undertone, but it's subtle, providing a soft, skin-like finish to the blend. Overall, Afrika-Olifant is a scent that explores the raw and wild facets of nature, from resinous forests to untamed wilderness. Its stark animalic heart is its defining characteristic, making it a scent that is likely to leave a lasting impression.

Review of Afrika-Olifant

From the exotic house of Nishane comes Afrika-Olifant, a bold, vivacious perfume that gleefully crosses the gender divide. This is a scent that speaks to a mature, confident audience, making it a favorite amongst men who appreciate a blend of dynamism and subtlety in their fragrances.

Afrika-Olifant is not a shy perfume. It announces its presence with authority but without ostentation. Its animalistic and spicy notes are pronounced, but not overpowering, creating a scent that suggests a juxtaposition of strength and gentleness. The resinous, leathery and woody undertones add depth and complexity to the perfume, while its smoky, oriental and earthy notes give it a mysterious and alluring quality.

Ideal for fall and winter, Afrika-Olifant is a perfume that thrives in the cool, crisp air. It’s perfect for evening outings and night-outs, where its robust yet understated profile sets the right tone. However, it's not just for special occasions. It can transform the mundane everyday moments into something a little bit more intriguing.

While Afrika-Olifant's longevity and sillage set it apart, the scent might not be for everyone. Its bold notes could be too intense for some, particularly those seeking a lighter, more subtle perfume experience. Additionally, considering its premium price point, it might not appeal to those seeking value for money.

In summary, Afrika-Olifant by Nishane is a perfume for the confident, mature man with a sense of adventure and a love for the unconventional. It's daring, complex and slightly unconventional, a scent that leaves a lasting impression without trying too hard.

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