Nappa Noir is one of the upcoming releases from Six Scents. It’s a collaboration between Raphael Young, the shoe designer, and perfumer Calice Becker. The fragrance is an urban, chic, feminine leather. With a leather note somewhere between soft suede (Bottega Veneta) and the rougher tannery leather (Cuir de Lancome or Cuir de Russie), it is a perfect balance of plush and edgy. Smelled from a distance, violet and iris notes seem to bloom inside the supple leather accord. Nappa Noir is more than ordinarily special.
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