10th September 2014

Narciso Rodriguez Narciso

Narciso Rodriguez Narciso

Re-Branded Signature (Thomas) copy

Narciso Rodriguez may be a fashion designer by trade, but his name is not only synonymous with beautiful couture, it is also inextricably linked to the world of fragrance.  Rodriguez’s debut fragrance, Narciso Rodriguez for Her (or ‘for Her) has proved to be a hugely popular perfume that evokes the muted colour palette and clean lines of his designs, resulting in a scent that it is ideally matched to the brand that it represents.

For Her’s success has meant that the perfume arm of Narciso Rodriguez has spent a great deal of time experimenting with the fragrance’s signature, resulting in a number of flankers that have been based on for Her, but add new twists or facets not present in the original.  It has taken over 10 years for Rodriguez to launch an entirely new fragrance, not associated with for Her, and the pressure is on for it to be a success.

This new perfume is simply entitled NARCISO and is a perfect olfactory representation of Narciso Rodriguez’s signature colours; white, black and nude.  Perfumer Aurelien Guichard has translated these shades into a fragrance that feels approachable yet luxurious, and clean yet full of depth.  NARCISO is a perfume that feels complete from head to toe and it perfectly captures the essence of the modern woman who adores a simple and unassuming kind of luxury.

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The Notes

Top: Gardenia and Bulgarian Rose

Heart: Musk and Amber

Base: Vetiver and Cedar

 

How Does it Smell?

NARCISO’s most prominent facets are a white musk accord and an abstract gardenia note.  When paired, these notes create a huge stream of bright, white light that appears to fill the room in a remarkable act of diffusion.  This dawn-like effect is surprisingly full of texture and in the initial stages, NARCISO feels milky and glossy, with an almost shimmering texture on top.  Everything feels clean – not sanitary or clinical, but reflectively clean like a recently polished surface gleaming in the sun.

The gardenia at the heart of NARCISO doesn’t portray the sharp, pungent and almost cheesy facets of the flower in nature.  Here, it is blended with the sweetness of rose to create a white floral accord that is lighter and airier than most.  The result is a fleshier and more green take on the gardenia that is striking because it is so different and far removed from what one normally experiences with the flower.

Those musky notes become more prominent in NARCISO’s base, which is essentially a plush bed of fizzy, fluffy and silky musks with the sharpness of vetiver and the dryness of cedar thrown in for good measure.  At this stage, the fragrance becomes much softer and the big volume of that diffusive opening subdues into a subtle skin scent that radiate and hums closely to the wearer.  In the end, NARCISO leaves a supple trail of sugary musk and crystalline amber that really is a joy to wear.

NARCISO isn’t a bold perfume.  It isn’t likely to draw attention for being shocking, striking or even particularly unusual.  What it does do, is present the idea of a pastel shades and purity in a diffusive and enveloping manner.  The result is a subtle and simple scent with a diffusive character – a fragrance that accurately captures the essence of Rodriguez’s colour palette and eye for clean lines.  It may not be as groundbreaking as for Her, but boy is it really lovely.

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We have 3 Narciso Rodriguez Narciso 50ml Eau de Parfums (RRP £58) to give away to 3 lucky readers!

To enter, simply comment below and let us know your favourite fragrance note. The competition closes on Wednesday 17th September. Good luck!

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  • Rachel

    Musk 🙂

  • Elie Badawi

    Musk and amber! 🙂

  • Scentella

    Rose. And vetiver.

  • Colleen Boudreau

    Amber.

  • Clara

    Fizzy, fluffy, silky musk 😀 !

  • sassy

    Rose is my favourite fragrance note 🙂
    This fragrance looks sooo tempting!
    Hope to win 🙂

  • Manides

    Sandalwood and vetiver.

  • Casey Cropper

    Definitely musk 🙂

  • Gia

    rose and musk for sure.

  • NARCISO feels milky and glossy
    Divine! Musk….and a bottle to die for

  • NARCISO feels milky and glossy

    Divine! And that bottle…

  • Kelly glen

    Musk.

  • Vetiver, musk & amber so this would be SO awesome!

  • Mellisa

    sounds amazing fragrance – amber my favourite

  • Muhammad Ameer

    White Musk !

  • Maxine M Partridge

    rose

  • Linda Bilson

    Gardenia

  • Pixie1104

    I love any white floral note, gardenia probably being my favourite but I adore rose too. This sounds magical!

  • Raquel

    Rose, amber and musk!

  • Yoey Davis

    Musk

  • Coline T.

    Rose, of course ! 🙂

  • Jasna

    gardenia, I am also try to grow a couple at home!

  • Vesna Rood

    Musk

  • Eric P

    My favorite note in fragrances would have to be musk.

  • Azra Noir

    Amber 🙂

  • ren fletcher

    Rose- I am a traditionalist 🙂

  • Oz

    The combination of vetiver and cedar!

  • Ajda

    My favourite note is iris.

  • Chris R

    I love vetiver and amber on my wife, both beautiful notes

  • pegasus1975

    patchouli

  • Shireen M

    Musk is my favourite- I’m always drawn to scents that have it as an ingredient!

  • Annette Toomey

    Oh my goodness, where to start ! Ok, here we go…lemon verbena/ thyme – always have a big pot of this freshly planted each year ( it gets woody!) and placed where I can float my hand across on my way into the house. Neroli is comforting, almond reminds me of marzipan ☺️ Heliotrope – always have a big pit of this next to the front Dior to welcome everyone including myself, actually managed to pver winter this one! Lilac…. Ah bittersweet memories of this,had an old lilac tree in the garden when we were children, nothing else of note until mum planted a few bulbs around the base of it, my brother was born on the 28th of May and the tree was in full magnificent bloom, Dad was a coal miner and couldn’t afford to buy bouquets of flowers so I cut a huge bunch of lilac and took it into the local cottage maternity hospital, you could take flowers in those days( I was rewarded with a very quick glimpse of my baby brother through the window, dad proudly holding him up- children unlike flowers were not permitted!). Lily of the valley and lavender still remind me of happy days. Roses, the old varieties still sold by harkness thankfully. Orange blossom- gorgeous, cinnamon – magic, cedar- clean, vetiver- secrets! And lastly I can quite literally drool near a road bring resurfaced with tar and the snell of petrol is so appealing I always fill the car up even when it’s not strictly my turn!….scent, it truly is a gift x

  • Joanne MacDonald

    White musk

  • Etomidac

    Rose / Iris!

  • Alex De Vere

    Jasmine and rose

  • Charlotte Hood

    Cedar 🙂

  • Evelina Skudra

    Mmmm…It must be Gardenia and Amber for me…

  • Evelina Skudra

    Mmm…it must be Gardenia and Musk for me…

  • aisha

    Musk & Amber

  • Irma Tufek

    My favourite fragrance note is honey,patchouli and amber… 🙂

  • Sarah

    Rose

  • Sharon Vos-Arnold

    Musk ♥ I love Narciso Rodriguez Intense Musk & i would love to try this ♥

  • Almina Hrvic

    Rose is my favourite fragrance note

  • Tim

    Ginger

  • KATE SARSFIELD

    White musk and gardenia for me!

  • dragonfly63

    Neroli, Vetiver and Geranium.

  • Donny J

    Musk

  • Danielle S

    Lately, my favorite note seems to be Iris. Thanks for the giveaway

  • Dawn Fairman

    I do love a bit of Gardenia 🙂

  • Insiya Ezzy

    white musk

  • Justyna

    Jasmine – like the one in Dior’s Pure Poison.

  • Mmmm, definitely rose and amber… Sounds divine! @->

  • francesca bedendo

    musk

  • francesca bedendo

    white musk

  • Irina

    great giveaway- thanks; my favourite is amber

  • Jamie K.

    Iris is my favourite by far.

  • Alityke

    I’m a white flower kinda gal. Love For Her and intrigued by this

  • MilDa Rgeete

    Roses

  • Teresa

    Rose, violet and incense are my favourite fragrance notes 🙂

  • Angelic

    Definitely musk, amber and GARDENIA. lovve lovve loveee.

  • Angelic

    Definitely musk, amber and GARDENIA loove lovve lovve!!

  • Maia Pakule

    musk and bergamot

  • Profumina

    I am a sucker for lemony notes. And a classic rose!

  • Smelly Vagabond

    Gardenia and musk for me!

  • Toni

    White musk, Gardenia <3

  • Cybele

    vetiver, gardenia

  • Cybele

    gardenia, vetiver

  • Marco Montandon

    the scent right
    after the rain

  • Francesca Nguyen

    Gardenia, White Musk

  • Willa

    Tuberose

  • Aysun

    Musk and Bulgarian Rose, definitely!

  • Cybele

    vetiver, gardenia

  • Claudia Boros

    My favourite fragrance notes are:rose,lily of the valley,jasmine,freesia and gardenia!Yes, I just love floral fragrances:)

  • oaki

    Musk and amber, my favorites!

  • JoHaigh

    I do love a whiff of Gardenia! But there are so many divine florals….and so many exquisite spices….it’s all about the mix!

  • Tímea Marosan

    Vetiver

  • Bogdan S.

    orange flower, subtle, yet provocative and enticing

  • denisechristou

    musk

  • Ivelina Argirova

    I have the black one, I love it!

  • Sheila Reeves

    Freesia is my all time favourite

  • Tatiana Francisco

    In love with roses

  • Zoe Brown

    Gardenia and also really like amber

  • Zeleena Webb

    Litchi, Peony Pink Berries Vetiver, Patchouli, Ceder

  • Jeremy Rance

    Jasmine and Vanilla always bring back memories of old flames

  • Irene Wright

    Gardenia

  • Yolanda Davis

    Musky scents are my favourites.

  • Danaki

    My favourites would be rose and amber. I also like jasmine, sandalwood and patchouli. It’s really difficult to choose.

  • Elena B.

    white musk

  • Nic

    I love so many – it depends on my mood, day of the week, time of day! At the moment , seeing as it’s evening I’m going to say oud or amber!! Love Escentual and love Your blog CPB!! Mwah x

  • sue norminton

    I love roses, light and sweet

  • rainbow1811

    Musk!

  • Mark Cameron

    Musk 🙂

  • Sam Furniss

    Citrus

  • Amy PJ

    Musk and Amber.

  • SIMONE LEE

    MUSK AND VANNILLA

  • christine dixon

    love daisy its has a sexy kind of smell x

  • jo torrance

    musk

  • Amelia Kennedy

    Musk for me!

  • Sallyanne Gooch

    I love a hint of vanilla

  • thekiss

    I love musky tones

  • Claire Smith

    Floral – especially Rose

  • Deb J

    gardenia

  • Stuart Edwards

    Sweet

  • Emma Nixon

    Freesias

  • Lynn Lewer

    i love vanilla

  • hmd104

    Musky scents are mine x

  • FawcettSA

    A top note of Gardenia how lovely, beautiful smell and they’re such pretty flowers too

  • Kylie meade-richards

    tonka bean

  • Fiona

    Musk and citrus

  • Maxine

    vanilla, as long as it is not the only note as it can be overpowering, but I love the hint of sweetness it brings

  • carolinedavison

    I love vanilla or fruity scents.

  • Amy Halliday

    Vanilla – old classic

  • winnie

    baby powder 😀

  • Kelly Hazell

    jasmine

  • emma walters

    peony

  • thomascomp

    White musk

  • susiebaby1

    Jasmine

  • Joanne Baldwin

    It depends, different notes go with different moods and seasons, but in general I love musk notes in a fragrance 🙂

  • Emma Hawkins

    musky scents and vanilla

  • Carol Gould

    Gardenia would be my favourite but cedar as a base is always a bonus x

  • Frances Heaton

    Patchouli

  • Karen Barrett

    Gardenia for me

  • Margaret guest

    a light citrus smell not too heavy

  • Michelle Ba Bamber

    Verbena for me I love it

  • anthony harrington

    Musk, for both my Wife and myself

  • Karen Howe

    patchouli

  • diva1977

    rose

  • Dale Askew

    Musk and amber, my favorites!

  • suzyq99

    Cedar

  • Love florals – so fresh!

  • mary heald

    Roses for me

  • PAMELA HUTCHINSON

    Sandalwood and musk

  • Claire Nutman

    Jasmine is lovely and the classic musk!

  • Val Swift

    Gardenia

  • Kristy Leanne Brown

    Mine would be lilies

  • Susan Marshall

    Citrus notes are my favourite

  • Sharon Shazbaz Wallis

    Musk does it for me!

  • Louise Payne

    vanilla

  • Janet King

    Oriental Vanilla

  • Claire Blaney

    Sandal wood for me <3

  • Lorna Kennedy

    Rose and Amber 🙂

  • FionaLynne Edwards

    I love a bit of citrus so anything lemony

  • Cathy Gordon

    Love a subtle Musk undertone

  • Stephanie Louise

    Jasmine

  • falconer99

    It depends how I feel. Cedar at the moment.

  • liz denial

    Jasmine & Freesia

  • justinecushion

    Love Vanilla, such a fresh, sweet smell

  • Adele Hill

    Jasmine

  • Hilda Hazel Wright

    I don’t think I have a favourite, I like different fragrances for different moods or occasions and picking out one note would be hard because its the overall effect of how it blends with the others that makes it lovely…or not. I really like Narciso!

  • angela sandhu

    Gardenia

  • Laineyflo

    Amber

  • scarletblackbird

    I love florals particularly Rose

  • downingarms

    Lavender.Always has been.Always will be.

  • Vicki A Smith

    My favourite is rose

  • M Norton

    Musk

  • Alison Turner

    Jasmine,Honeysuckle and rose are my favourites but I love vanilla too

  • Justine Meyer

    white musk for me

  • sharon mead

    vanilla

  • Gary

    I like the smell of White Musk. x

  • Paula Phillips

    Gardenia.

  • Gemma Snell

    white musk

  • Ben Audsley

    i love the smell of jasmine!

  • sandian31

    Love Gardenia but also Rose so both come top with me

  • Sharon Fordham

    Vanilla

  • Madeline Connolly

    i love the roses

  • Pm Liu

    Bergamot smells really nice

  • Helen Kate Greaves

    Cool Water – invigorating!

  • sarah birkett

    I love the smell of vanilla especially in body cream

  • Caroline H

    Grapefruit for summer, leather for winter.

  • sarahfleck

    Freesia, Jasmine and Lavender.

  • Andrew Sparks

    Grey Vetiver

  • kathleen hooper

    I absolutely love White Musk! xx

  • Michelle Ptak

    Citrus notes are my absolute favourite x

  • Lisa Colliins

    Sandalwood

  • Vakhida

    Musk

  • Kim Newsome

    Lavender

  • Paula Hepburn

    Lilies and neroli oil

  • foz

    Floral notes

  • Kasia Lewandowska

    Vanilla – as I love warm, sweet scents

  • Tracey Ryder

    musk

  • Catherine A Bell

    white musk

  • Emily

    Floral – rose

  • Victoria

    jasmine 😀

  • Sue King

    Defo Gardenia and musk.

  • Bianca Franks

    I love Gardenia! x

  • Alana Walker

    Orange and vanilla

  • luijojo

    Musk is my favourite

  • Rose, without a doubt!

  • Becky I

    Jasmine or sandalwood

  • Clairmse Dukes

    I adore Gardenia

  • Mary Hutton

    Love musky scents

  • samantha sugden

    musk

  • Elaine Savage

    amber

  • Rebecca Jackson-Makin

    Iris

  • Katie Cliff

    Jasmine

  • Kel Curtis

    Top: Gardenia and Bulgarian Rose

  • Ali Thorpe

    If I see Rose, Vetiver or Patchouli in a fragrance, I instantly try it as these notes usually bring something to scents which draw me in 🙂

  • Kay Adams

    Gardenia musk.

  • John MacLean

    incense

  • Sarahann

    Has to be Vanilla for me! I love it!

  • shirleyharpley

    White musk and gardenia.

  • Rebecca Duffy

    Jasmine or Gardenia 🙂

  • Jodie Crossley

    gardenia!

  • snarepuss

    white musk 🙂

  • Diana

    Jasmine 🙂

  • kimberleyjohnson

    Vetiver and Cedar, woody warm smells

  • salsquiggle

    Gardenia.

  • Barbara Handley

    I have always liked Gardenia. Added to Musk should be a lovely combination.

  • chirag

    musk

  • Lisa Williams

    I love white musk, such a pretty key tone

  • Aimee

    Bergamot 🙂

  • Sarah Lewis

    Floral

  • Alison

    Musk

  • vicky gargett

    musk for me

  • Mary Martin

    Gardenia

  • Lynette Furber

    Gardenia

  • Kirsty Wriglesworth

    My favourite is Rose x

  • Sarah Bates

    Definitely musk xx

  • Keshia Esgate

    Love berry notes

  • karen ruby

    musk & amber

  • Patricia Avery

    I love floral notes such as gardenia and rose 🙂

  • Lauren Hamilton

    love amber 🙂

  • leanne williams

    White musk and gardenia.

  • Karen R

    I love rose 🙂

  • jenrogers

    Musk – I love it

  • nutunit

    Musk

  • joanne thomas

    Rose Gardenia and jasmine, i love floral fragrances

  • Allison Dorrian

    amber

  • Jacqueline Fawcett

    I absolutely love floral notes such as honey suckle, orchids & jasmine. Smells divine! 🙂

  • bonners

    Musk

  • Cybele

    vetiver and gardenia

  • Sarah Hughes

    Amber

  • Vicky

    Vanilla 😀

  • Emma Harris

    White musk and gardenia 😀

  • ray

    musk

  • Heather Jenkinson

    I love the earthiness of Patchouli

  • marie carr

    love citrus fragrances

  • laura Youlden

    definitely the musk 🙂

  • lornakennedy

    vanilla 🙂 x

  • Gillian Holmes

    Citrus

  • atmss

    jasmine

  • i love floral scents and white musk

  • Cecelia Allen

    My favourite is orange blossom but I also love sandalwood, cedar and Lavender,

  • Denise

    has got to be the Musk and Amber, how sultry 🙂

  • Samantha Cooch

    Musk

  • George Worboys Wright

    Vetiver

  • Julia Wulff

    Jasmine

  • Caroline James

    I like vanilla notes in my fragrance.

  • White musk

  • Jennie Jackson Mse

    I love floral notes

  • Paula Harvey

    Vanilla for me – such a classic note!

  • Barrie Phillips

    Musk and Amber

  • Kirsty Norton

    I love amber!

  • Heidi Brown

    hmmmm sweet vanilla

  • Eleanor Wigmore

    Musk but also like vanilla and jasmine.

  • Austin Phillip

    Vetiver and Cedar

  • Helen Allan

    Cedar

  • Jules Hird

    Patchouli is a wonderful scent

  • LadyChelington

    Sicilian Bergamot

  • Bergamot <3

  • Jo C

    Musk! Just divine! 🙂

  • SingingSilver

    Vetiver

  • tishist

    Smoky notes

  • amyjbeckett

    I love the smell of rose as it reminds me of my great aunt. She was nicest person I have ever met and we also used to get 50p when we visited her. – But i adored spending time with her.

  • Viv Baird

    I love Jasmine

  • Stuart Dunlop

    White Musk

  • LyndaJ213

    I love Jasmine its such a gorgeous scent

  • Zoe Dennett

    got to be musky scents

  • jason

    cedar

  • Shelley Jessup

    I have a few favourites which I look out for when researching a potential new scent & they are Jasmine, Rose, Vetiver. I would class my perfume personality as a romantic.

  • Sarah-Jane Laycock

    Gardenia and Bulgarian Rose – what a heady, beautiful combination x

  • Jen Everdecreasingcircles Engl

    Fresh and zesty

  • LeanneR

    Always amber 🙂

  • jujugaboo

    Vanilla, smells yummy

  • Laura Louise H

    def vanilla

  • Lisa Conway

    Rose

  • Soraya Rodrigues

    Musk

  • Mary

    I tend to fall all over fragrances that have amber and musk in them!

  • Abi Kitson

    Love gardenia!

  • Helen Garner

    I like fruity notes

  • Kerry

    Cedar

  • cornishgirl

    I love floral fragrance notes and my favourite is rose

  • Michael

    cedar / vetiver

  • purpleshoes1

    citrus notes

  • jillwebb

    Rose

  • Danielle Vedmore

    Anything with roses in

  • juliebooth

    Jasmine

  • Mandymse Eakins

    freesia

  • isabelle smith

    insolence

  • Laura Asplin

    Musk definately

  • Olivia Helliwell

    I’m a patchouli girl at heart, but most of my fragrances have a heavy dose of White Musk too. Despite that, Narciso isn’t like anything I own and I love it for that. Simply gorgeous! 🙂

  • Pete McLaughlin

    Natural, woody smells like sandalwood

  • lyn

    Vanilla and freesia

  • robinson131

    White musk

  • kat walsh

    sandalwood

  • elisa wright

    Jasmine

  • Katy

    lillies

  • Portia

    Gardenia

  • Naz Mse

    I love flowery smells, like Rose.

  • Husna

    Such a sophisticated, elegant and floral scent! It’s hard not to fall in love with it!!

  • Husna

    My favourite note has got to be Bulgarian Rose …it’s so uplifting and refreshing yet nice and light and not too bold and striking which is why I love it! <3

  • Noah Kristensen

    Gardeina and tuberose 🙂