Nishane Afrika-Olifant Extrait is a unisex amber oriental perfume.
Poised halfway between a masculine chypre and a musky oriental, the perfume Nishane Afrik-Olifant exerts a steady fascination over its wearer. But fear not - despite the extraordinary array of animalic notes packed into this scent, it pulls off the remarkable feat of being both richly dirty and a breeze to wear. If you love the mossy funk of old-school masculines like Antaeus, then this will be right down your alley. The structure of the fragrance is quite clever. Instead of a top-down flow of notes, imagine a glowing core emanating concentric circles of rich aromas that strike the nose all at once – rubber, bone-dry leather, fiery balsam, melting tar, bitter moss, musk. There’s also a lot of myrrh, first bathing everything in a haze of smoke and then drying down to a lingering impression of licorice, stone and earth. Everything feels so elemental, and yet, at its core, the perfume Nishane Afrika-Olifant is a super-smooth leather with a surprisingly balmy freshness to it. Citrus and herbs provide lift, and a sweet-salty ambergris spotlights everything with its golden glow. The end result is a fragrance that feels solidly classical, but also animalic in a way that not many modern masculines are these days.
Top Notes: Ambergris, Frankincense, Myrrh, Labdanum
Heart Notes: Castoreum, Civet, Leather, Oud
Base Notes: Muscenone, Thibetone, Muscone, Civetone