Nest Black Tulip Eau de Parfum ($72) is a new warm floral fragrance that Nest introduced for Spring 2017 which contains notes of black amber plum, pink pepper, and Japanese Violet. I had a Sephora Gift Card burning a hole in my wallet and this as well as a few of the Nest items on sale at Sephora.com ended up in my cart, you know a girl needs backups!
I’m a fan girl of Nest’s tooth-achingly sweet floral fragrances. I don’t really love floral fragrances but Nest is a wizard, an absolute wizard with florals and truly creates some unique blends.
Imagine my surprise with Nest Black Tulip arrives and it quite reminded me of Miss Dior Cherie. But don’t worry, it has delightful dark, decadent, and edgy way about it that will capture your attention in a major way.
Steampunk: a subculture that consists of elements of science fiction intertwined with a mixture of the Victorian era’s romantic elements. This is in fact the embodiment of Nest Black Tulip Perfume. When I smell this I think of tightly laced corsets, frilly petticoats, with steam fogged distressed googles and a wrist cuff watch. It’s a contrasting fragrance that’s dark, sultry, and decadent yet also soft, feminine, and flirty. A come hither concoction of notes that are extremely sexy and provocative.
On opening Nest Black Tulip is a floral gourmand that resembles Miss Dior Cherie. If you’re anything like me you might step back slightly after misting and curl your nose up as the first mist is dark and pungent. Pink pepper tickles your nose but within seconds a very interesting amber note comes out to play that reminds me of a spiced vanilla of some sort. Don’t get your hopes up as it dies away quickly and you have to be really on your sniff game to smell that initial note. Within a few more seconds, the scent showcases the fruitiness from the dark plum with a every so slight bitterness that quickly gets taken over my a wave of warming amber. A very slightly powdery layer overtakes the fragrance but never overwhelms. My nose struggles to identify the violet as amber and plum really dominate here. During the dry down those notes continue to dominate and even hours after application you’ll still capture sweetness of dark ripe plum with that warm, comforting slightly masculine amber. It’s a very sexy fragrance that wears close to your skin and has a nice long linger without being overpowering or intrusive. I’d liken it to contrasting combination of light and dark elements that make up Miss Dior Cherie.
Nest Black Tulip is a keeper. I wouldn’t call it one of Nest’s more unique offerings simply because it reminds me a lot of Miss Dior but I would say it’s a lot more wearable. I have a love/hate relationship with Miss Dior. It can be an overwhelming fragrance at times. Nest Black Tulip seems to capture the essence of Miss Dior but on a lighter more wearable scale that’s much, much more dark, sexy, and unique.
Very much a keeper!
I loved it and highly recommend checking out if you’re a Nest lover just a fan of sexy gourmand florals.
Nest Black Tulip is available now at Sephora.com.