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Darling Nikki by Vilhelm Parfumerie

Darling Nikki by Vilhelm Parfumerie
Gender: Unisex
Release date: 2017

What Does Darling Nikki Smell Like

Darling Nikki by Vilhelm Parfumerie starts with an initial fresh, citrusy smell derived from the Sicilian mandarin orange, introducing a mouth-wateringly sweet yet tart sensation. This is quickly followed by the spicy kick of black pepper, adding an edgy, bold character to the perfume. The top notes are rounded off with a dose of blackcurrant, bringing in a subtly sweet, fruity undertone to the mix.

Progressing into the heart of the perfume, the aroma takes a unique turn, introducing a nuanced spiciness from the saffron that is warm, exotic, and slightly honey-like. The inclusion of carrot seed imparts a slightly earthy, nutritious note, subtly infusing the fruity-spicy combination with a hint of vegetal richness.

As the perfume settles down, the base notes take a deeper, more sensual path. The scent of leather infused within the blend adds a rich, animalistic, and slightly smoky appeal. The tonka bean inserts a rich, vanilla-like sweetness, smoothing out any harsh edges while the wood smoke lends an evocative, slightly charred, smoky aura to the finish. Overall, Darling Nikki presents a scent that is a heady mix of fresh, spicy, fruity, floral and woody elements, infused with an undertone of leathery smokiness.

Review of Darling Nikki

Darling Nikki by Vilhelm Parfumerie is an interesting mix of spicy, fruity and floral notes, with a dash of smoky, sweet freshness that appeals to both men and women. While it is marketed as a unisex fragrance, it notably leans more towards women in its appeal.

The fragrance opens up with a lively burst of Sicilian mandarin orange, immediately luring you into its world. Its heart of saffron and carrot seed hits you with an unexpected yet harmonious blend, offering a fresh perspective on typical spicy scents. Underneath, a layer of leather, tonka bean, and wood smoke provides a sophisticated foundation that is both warm and comforting.

Darling Nikki is a perfume that isn't afraid to be different. It's a scent best suited for fall and spring, taking advantage of the transitional seasons when the air is crisp and the leaves are changing. It shines in casual settings, making it an excellent choice for a leisurely day out or a spontaneous night out with friends. But it doesn't stop there. With its diverse characteristics, it can also fit into a more formal or business setting.

However, while it has a respectable longevity, its sillage leaves something to be desired. Those around you might not be able to appreciate the scent unless they're quite close. And while it's not necessarily a steal, its unique blend of notes and versatility justify its price tag.

In conclusion, Darling Nikki is a bold, unconventional scent that isn't for everyone. But for those who appreciate its unique blend, it offers a delightful olfactory experience.

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