With one eclipse behind us and another one on the way, the time in between feels rather tense and sensitive, yet buzzing, even sizzling!
And I am kicking off this February properly – with three new serums from a French niche brand Nejma Collection. Their perfumes are inspired by the Far East and the Oriental Fairy tale about a beautiful, radiant woman called Nejma and her love story. Hence, the name Nejma meaning Lucky Star.
Today I would like to introduce you to Nejma 7, Le Parfum D’Alice, and Le Delicieux.
The other day I shoved a chocolate-coconut cake into the oven and went off to try out the Nejma 7 on my skin. This beauty is one of the seven sisters in the Oud Collection – one of the seven different fragrances based on Oud. So, here I was, rocking Sister Seven, enjoying the freshness of citrus at the beginning, quietly listening how it will develop on my wrist, when a bomb of cacao and coconut hit me! There was so much happiness in this gourmand juice! …and then the timer for the cake went off 😀 I literary could not believe the weirdest and most delicious coincidence 😀 Yep, my kitchen and my wrist smelled so alike!
..Nejma 7 is a wonderfully sweet and joyful fragrance, developing really nicely on the skin. Oudy patchouli helps to calm it a little bit for the evening, so the dry-down is purely divine…
Le Parfum D’Alice is my most favourite one from the trio.. It accompanied me through the whole day today and there was never a dull moment. Every time I sniffed my wrist, I was experiencing something totally new.. Every time…
The composition of this fragrance to me is a true masterpiece.. It firstly blossomed on my skin with a bunch of fruits and berries. The next thing I new, the juicy sweetness was blending with joyful peonies and roses…
During the day I felt was like I was at a party, the Mad Hatter’s party 🙂 And there was Alice – like the best friend – laughing, smiling, dancing with me, running wild or just staying still, and watching birds fly by…
And slowly, over time, when the base notes started appearing, I was yet again pleasantly surprised, calmed and re-freshened with touches of vetiver and my beloved patchouli… Funnily enough, I still could not figure out the last addition to this beauty – something known to the very core…but so so quiet…so gentle…like a whiff of warm woody aroma coming from very far away… like a dream that slowly dissipates from your memory upon waking up…leaving just a trail of softly pleasant feeling. Cognac oak barrel… What a surprise!
And finnaly, I am closing the night with this sweet juice in a white bottle – the delightfully delicious Le Delicieux.
It is so lovely and comforting.. It reminds me of warm sunny evenings in spring, walks on the beach.. sand running through my toes..
And mandarins, loads of mandarins!… 🙂
Even the coldest beaches in Ireland can transform into something cozy, warming, magical..
Oh, sweet vanilla!
(…There’s a sudden cold gust of wind out of nowhere… So playful! Patchouli?… Sneaky!…)
Then again I am back to soft caramel and touches of rose, like diving into fluffy clouds…
Let me just stay there in that beautiful candy-pink dream…
Good night, beautiful people!… Sweet dreams…
On another note, if you fancy a good read (probably with another cup of tea… 🙂 ), I have found this very interesting interview with Nejma’s perfumer Alice Lavenat. It is fascinating to know a little bit more about the person behind the fragrance, their background, their reasons for certain choices, etc. Definitely worth the read 🙂
P.S. As there is no official stockist for Nejma in Ireland just yet, ordering online from their own website is as easy 🙂 http://nejmacollection.com/shop/
P.S.S. A huge thank you to the team behind Nejma Collection for the perfume samples. I truly enjoyed getting to know this Lucky Star 🙂 ❤