Wednesday, September 30, 2015

NEW Niche Line Nomenclature REVIEW + Full Bottle Draw (CLOSED)


Nomenclature is a new niche brand launched in September 2015. It is creative directed by Karl Bradl (co-owner of Aedes de Venustas) and designer Carlos Quintero, and is based in New York City. The line premiered with four fragrances, each one highlighting a different lab designed molecule. Mr. Bradl and Mr. Quintero collaborated with perfumers Patricia Choux and Frank Voelkl. The fragrances are called iri_del (Iris aldehyde), orb_ital (Orbitone®), efflor_esce (Paradisone®), and adr_ett (Helvetolide®). According to their website "Nomenclature celebrates design in perfume chemistry by showcasing today’s most inspiring, exclusive molecules"





A little bit more from the website:


noun \ noh-men-kluh-cher 
From the Latin nomenclatura (“calling by name, assigning of names”), from nomen (“name”) + calare (“call”) 


 \ the act of naming 

\ the system, set of terms or symbols used in a particular science, discipline, or art

"You may not know their names, but you’ve smelled them. In fact, you probably smell of them right now. Without them, your fragrance simply wouldn’t exist. While natural essences bask in the limelight, synthetics are the clandestine infiltrators that spark off fragrant revolutions. 

It was the discovery of coumarin that yielded the first modern perfume, Fougère Royale, in 1881. Aldehydes lent their abstract sheen to Chanel N°5. Ethyl-vanillin enhanced Shalimar’s plush cleavage. Hedione® breathed its radiance into Eau Sauvage. And no contemporary scent could do without synthetic musk or the ubiquitous Iso E Super. 

Whether they imitate nature, tease out its innermost secrets or veer off into botanically impossible smells, synthetics are the true building blocks of perfumery. Elegant solutions discovered by scientists, wafting from labs onto skin and into your nose"


iri_del

The featured molecule in iri_del is iris aldehyde. On my skin it is cold and dry. It has an earthy and woody vibe. It has moderate sillage, but clings to the skin for hours and hours. You won't find any powder here. As a matter of fact, I just love this line from the ad copy "In iri_del, Patricia Choux gives iris a contemporary twist by blowing off its aristocratic powdered wig and dressing it up in a slim, sharply-tailored suit"  It was composed by Patricia Choux

orb_ital

The featured molecule in orb_ital is Orbitone. It opens with a brief pale violet. Pepper soon joins in giving orb_ital a spicy nuance. The dry down is woody and slightly incensy, but never heavy. The fragrance is actually light and airy. In the drydown you get woods and subtle incense seemingly giving you a meditative and sacred aura. It was composed by Patricia Choux.

effler_esce

effler_esce is based around Paradisone, and is my favorite of the quartet. It opens with a very bright and uplifting citrus from bergamot and bitter orange. The feel good citrus blend sticks around for a good while, even when the apricot like osmanthus and tuberose emerge. The tuberose is not heady, The tuberose in effler_esce actually brings to mind another fragrance that I love, the Le Labo NYC exclusive Tuberose 40. On my skin effler_esce had the best sillage and longevity of the four fragrances in the line. It was composed by Frank Voelkl.

adr_ett

Helvetolide is the featured molecule in adr_ett. The best way for me to describe this one is simple. Clean crisp white shirt. In German, adrett means “neat” or “dapper” and that is how adr_ett wears on my skin. The fragrance is perfectly named. My skin pulls a lot of iris from adr_ett. It was composed by Frank Voelkl.

The fragrances are in a flacon inspired by the Erlenmeyer flask, as a tribute to the chemistry labs where aromatic compounds are designed. They are 100ml and retail for $165.



Thanks to the generosity of Aedes de Venustas we are offering a nomenclature draw. There will be two prizes. First lucky reader will win a 100ml bottle of iri_del (missing about 12 sprays from my testing) and carded samples of orb_ital, effler_esce and adr_ett. The second lucky winner will win carded samples of all four. To enter, leave one comment HERE not on YouTube or Facebook of which fragrance interests you the most. My apologies, but this draw is US ONLY. Good Luck.

DISCLAIMER: These reviews were based on bottle and samples sent by the company.




40 comments:

  1. Really cool idea! They all sound interesting.

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  2. Since I have a new found love for Iris I think the Iri_del is calling my name, I do like the names they chose for all their fragrances and the bottle is very awesome too. Great job Carlos.

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  3. Wow, I'll be sure to add this to my sample list. Thanks as always Carlos, I'll try to investigate more on iri_del s since I've been on a iris craze lately .

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  4. thank you for this opportunity, carlos! the flask design is wonderful!

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  5. The orb_ital sound amazing. Great review, thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. I'm most interested in iri_del. I appreciate the earthy and woody vibe and it's what I look for in a signature scent. It represents everything I try to be everyday: humble and modest, yet refined.

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  7. That bottle will make a nice center piece carlos. Keep up the good work.

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  8. They all sound very interesting but I really think orb_ital sounds awesome... Great job as always man and an awesome give away...

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  9. Ooh, effler_esce sounds like it is right up my alley! Thanks for the review and the opportunity to try these fragrances!

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  10. orb_ital is ahead by a slim lead over the iris...they sll sound wonderful. Thanks Carlos for the draw! :)

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  11. Thanks, Carlos! I would be interested in adr_ett and that bottle would look amazing in my collection. I'm a chemist you know. ;)

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  12. Cool bottle design- would love to give these guys a try. iri_del and effler_esce sound interesting!

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  13. effler_esce for me please! Thanks Carlos! Cheers!

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  14. I would like to try effler_esce. Love the bottle.

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  15. Iri_del sounds the best to me. I am a huge Iris fan and would love to add this

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  16. as a lover of science, i love these bottles design..thanks so much for the draw.

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  17. Effler_esce sounds wonderful Carlos. Thank you so much for the draw.

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  18. Thanks for the review and draw! Orb_ital sounds nice.

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  19. They all sound very interesting. The effler_esce has notes that are very alluring. Thanks for the review....as always wonderful! Thanks for the giveaway too.

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  20. Thanks Carlos. Your so generous. iri_del sound nice.

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  21. Amazing!!! Great for a scientist like me!! :D
    iri_del Sounds great!! <3

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  22. I see that ultimately the perfumers are starting to reveal the synthetics in their creations.

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  23. Orb_itala because I'm a violet freak, but these all sound amazing and I am obsessed with the flaçons!

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  24. They all sound great...but orb_ital really has my attention.

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  25. They all look interesting. Would love to try effler_esce.

    Keep up the great work

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  26. The iri_del sounds so beautiful. Thanks for the draw!

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  27. Alex Araza sez - always looking for a good citrus in Phoenix, thanks for the review!

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  28. The last one really got my attention...Nice draw

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  29. Orb_ital sounds most interesting to me. Thanks again for the draw. Can't wait for the reviews.

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  30. Great review Carlos. This sounds like a very interesting house.

    Thanks for the draw!

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  31. Thank You Carlos!. Beautiful flasks. Very interesting indeed

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  32. Awesome bottle.....sadly i live in canada

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  33. Carlos, thanks again for another wonderful fragrance/perfumery house spotlight. I will gladly welcome any one of the fragrances you select. I have learned to trust your discerning nose. When it comes to the fragrances, you are truly the "Dapper Don" of the fragrance community! P.S. I always enjoy the "house music" that is cleverly mixed into the soundtrack of your videos.

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  34. I really liked the brand name and the packaging. Iri_del with iris and aldehyde sounds amazing.
    Thanks Carlos

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  35. All sounds really good. Thanks Carlos.

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  36. Amazing opportunity Carlos. Thank you.
    The bottle looks beautiful. I love iris so Adr_ett and iri_del interests me the most.

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  37. Carlos,

    I'm a subscriber who's watched your reviews, but never commented on any I've seen, until now. Nomenclature! Wow! What a name . The definition given on the word nomenclature meaning "art of naming, calling by name, appears to confirm that naming things is important, and even spiritual.

    From a biblical perspective, the first human created by the God of the bible, was given the task of naming all the creatures created by God. See Gen.2:19-20; ! It's a good possibility that the names assigned them, reflected and revealed their charters. What's in a name? It appears everything. : ). Thanks for giving us an opportunity to posses a fragrance from this house.

    Regards. AL!

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  38. Carlos,

    My youtube name is Theluvofg. I meant the names assigned Gods created creatures by the first human, most likely reflected and revealed their characters.

    Regards. AL!

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