Neriko by Agar Auraby Therapeutic Fragrance
Who? I See Wearing the Fragrance
Where? I Use the Fragrance
When? The Season I Use the Fragrance
All Year Long
What? Occasions or Events I Use Fragrance
Price Per Millileter
Extrait de Parfum
Up to 6 Hours
How? I Apply the Fragrance
Where the first rendition took us to a bath house, now we are cleaned up, with the designer jeans on and headed out to a sake house. Different herbs and adult aromatics; this one is a storied one in my collection. Japanese whiskey instead of wheat made from rice (think a sake-whiskey mix). Spiced aromatics that are green. There is some coriander and caramel honey with darkened plum, smoky fruit. I have been to the houses where they have specialty high-heat charcoal grills. Think of putting apricot on the spigot and cooking it. The smell you would have afterward with the shot of whiskey sake is what you get here. Camphor settles in during the middle of the wearing, and it’s clean feeling with a minty medicinal touch on it.
It settles into more of an herbaceous wood fragrance from here on out, while the booze slowly settles off. The sandalwood transitions down into a smoky creaminess that is sweet and amber like with the spices blending in. Overall, this perfume is outstanding. It transitions and gives vibrant notes that are clear and profound. You can tell Taha has worked with these before. It is punchy in all the perfect ways, and oud is the structure of the perfume. Like oakmoss is to a fougere and chypre, the oud is to this category. We need a name for this, but for now, let’s call it “Saura.” This is its own category. Boozy Malay spices and oud. Make no mistake; this is the perfume to have.
|Fragrance Family:||Woody Incence|
|Classification:||Extrait de Parfum|
|Longevity:||Up to 6 Hours|
|Short Description:||Boozy Oud|
Therapeutic Fragrance Score Chart
& Price per ML
Highest score EVER!? Or have you had a 98?
It's tied with three others at 97. Presentation would of pushed it over the top:) Not that it's bad we are just knit picking at levels this hi, haha.
@Therapeutic Fragrance because of this score I just pulled the trigger on the samples from a buddy. Since I missed out. I'll be happy AND mad if I love this one because its teetering on the edge of what I'm comfortable paying for full bottle for 25ml haha
Really wish you had a chance to try Kinam Attar. But this and another are worth the price just to know what's going on. Yeah the more you get into oud this is the range for the good stuff and it can go up like crazy from here LOL.
@Therapeutic Fragrance hey Brandon what’s the other 3 that have received that score of 97? Also will you ever consider doing a q&a? Always wondered what you do for a living outside of your love for perfumery.
I did do a q and a a year ago got two questions lol. Ill think of doing it again.
Did you get the whole collection?
I did. Didn't but the samples just the got the bottles, LOL
I see michael harness wearing it! Lol
I can't believe this one. It's chilling how good the booze is.
It's true, incense does have that green hue. But it's own category of smell? Wowy. That mic drop look was epic Brandon. ???? Worthy of Miyazaki is next level stuff. Dude's a genius.
Love that you know about Miyazaki indeed. Thanks for the words as well.
This sounds amazing… And I chase down anything with Plum. I'm gonna have to look for this…. Thanks Brandon always bringing the best of the best ????
Just because of this it will go quick. I would start emailing Taha now.
That said let me ask is this not something that'll hit his website. Do you have to request it or pre order.? Forgive me if this is a novice question.
Some people are getting them. But official word I have heard is October 30th. It would not hurt to shoot him an email. Some of these guys are old school.
Good info…Brandon thank you for taking the time brother I appreciate it. ✌️
Dude this one is amazing and so far I love all 4 of them for very different reasons definitely planning on getting a bottle of each.
Nice, this is my favorite of the four it has really captivated me. Oh there is a close second as well????????
@Therapeutic Fragrance what is your close second Brandon
Hi Brandon ???? so delighted to know you've been enjoying Neriko!
Since I got a lot enquiries about the plum flesh aroma.. its basically a combination of Davana and strawberry. Davana alone is intensely peachy but the strawberry tincture pulls it in the direction of red = plum.
By the way, there's no camphor in any of the 2nd Collection perfumes ???? high end Thai oils tend to have camphorous and mentholated notes, which is why even high grade woods when heated actually give a cooling sensation (I discussed this many years ago here https://www.basenotes.net/threads/410039-Recommendation-for-oud-chips?p=3585794&viewfull=1#post3585794 ). Neriko has LOTSA Thai oud, and Agar Attar is deliberately heavy on the far far eastern oud flavors (also high in cooling/mentholated/minty notes), to introduce a little-known genre of oud in the market as a whole: Indonesian islands ouds. ????
Awesome stuff, excited to try some of Taha's beauties!
Both of you are inspiring. I really hope you get to see what's going on here as well.
It's interesting, I have to admit it!
LOL, did you get the bottle of this? Thought you were going with the Chypre.
@Therapeutic Fragrance No, just buy Agar Parisien. I didn't see your review of Neriko hence the interest. If it wasn't for a vet bill that made me almost faint, I'd have bought Neriko too