The Scented Hound

Perfume blog with abbreviated perfume reviews & fragrance reviews.

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New York by Parfums de Nicolai

Fragrances have a tendency to take you back in time.  Memories of your past can come rushing forward with just one whiff of a smell.  New York by Parfums de Nicolai is one of those scents.  This is a scent that takes me back to my younger days when I was just discovering my love of fragrance.  I couldn’t afford the best, but always had a few bottles on my shelf.  I don’t know which fragrance this reminds me of, but it reminds me of the early 1980s.  Clean, fresh and masculine this scent opens with a rush of citrus.  It doesn’t take long for that to move into a very gentle woody spice.  But the citrus continues throughout as the dominant note.  This is a fragrance for those men who like to feel comfortable in a scent.  It won’t offend and will probably lend itself to comments of how wonderful you smell wearing it.  Unfortunately it doesn’t have a “wow” factor.  Overall a nice scent, just not an adventurous one.

From the Parfums de Nicolai website:

Top note : fresh, citrus, lemon, bergamot, aromatics note, lavender
Heart : spicy, woody, pepper, patchouli and cedarwood
Base : vanilla, leather and amber

  • Bone Rating:   3 out of 5 possible bones
  • Scent:  Woody, Oriental, Citrus
  • Classification:  Unisex, but leans masculine
  • Expense:   $115 for 100ml EDT