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Noa Noa Otto Kern for women

Noa Noa Otto Kern for women
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female 25- 25+
male 25- 25+

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Noa Noa by Otto Kern is a Chypre Floral fragrance for women. Noa Noa was launched in 1990. Top notes are mint, mandarin orange, cassia, galbanum and grapefruit; middle notes are sandalwood, patchouli, balsam fir, orris root, jasmine, heliotrope, cedar and rose; base notes are tonka bean, amber, musk, benzoin, oakmoss and vanilla.

Perfume rating: 3.70 out of 5 with 49 votes.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Mint Mandarin Orange Cassia Galbanum Grapefruit

Middle Notes
Sandalwood Patchouli Balsam Fir Orris Root Jasmine Heliotrope Cedar Rose

Base Notes
Tonka Bean Amber Musk Benzoin Oakmoss Vanilla

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This perfume reminds me of  
Desirade
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Return
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Colors de Benetton
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Noa Noa Fragrance Reviews

HeavyBeatsUK
HeavyBeatsUK

First impressions, this is very masculine like a men's fragrance. It smells like pine and oakmoss. I would only wear this if I didn't have anything else to wear. The sillage is heavy so it's wearable.

The drydown makes me warm to the fragrance a little, it mingles with ones natural scent. It's still green but softer than before with a touch of sweet citrus. It's leathery and sweet.

But I don't think this smells anything like the old red cap Dolce & Gabanna pour femme.

Mar
14
2015
amelie
amelie

@Migalex, I don't think you can find Noa Noa anymore. I had it long ago, still have a silk scarf that I got as a gift.

May
18
2014
Migalex
Migalex

I love love love this one. It is strong strong, strong, amazing scent. I have had a miniature for ages and wanted to buy a big bottle. Does anyone know where I can find it?

May
18
2014
perfumecritic
perfumecritic

I have to echo all the other reviewers, this fragrance is truly incredible. Immediately it reminded me of the surprising depth of Benetton Colors for women, the original. This fragrance has much more citrus and cassis in the opening but the drydown is wonderfully similar. For anyone who loves Orientals with a bit of a 90's citrus burst in the opening and a complex base that is worlds away from the current batch of fruity florals, you have to track this one down. Instantly one of my all-time favorites. It just feel so incredibly easy to wear...and so me. And it also oddly calls to mind Roma Uomo by Biagiotti.

Sep
20
2013
passionata20
passionata20

06.august 2013

I hate to repeat, BUT like the previous reviewer wrote: HOLY MOLY!!!

Just one spray of this vintage beauty and i am blown away! Monstorous sillage and we are talinkg about EDT! Very green and full on grapefruits in the opening!! It INSTANTLY reminded of "D&G" by Dolce&Gabbana in vintage formula. The classic red cap from the 90´s. Oh my! I wouldn´t be so sure if i didn´t make a side by side comparision. I do have vintage DG in EDT and PDT and they all smell very very close to "Noa Noa". The notes might be different but the scent is very similar in the opening, i don´t know how it is possible (i have original vintage spray "Noa noa" EDT full size bottle, so not refiiled and very good preserved)

I repeat the opening is all about strong grapefruit and galdbanum, there is a nice minty undertone. I think it is even the peel of grapefruit in here. For those ones who like galdbanum it is a great fragrance. The note of Galdbanum is very dominant in here.
But the middle stage is bit different from DG, where DG turns into more soapy scnet, this one has that great opening of DG all the way forward. No soap in here. Just a light addition of heliotrope, sandalwood and the most delicate patchouli accord. This "Balsam fir" is unknown note for me, but somehow i know it is present, since there is that sharp yet creamy feeling during middle stage.

The closer to the drydown the more oakmoss and benzoin it has. Yet that grapefruit is still here. As well as galdbanum. I am glad that the patchouli is extremly light in here, otherwise i think it would be too much of everything in one bottle. The very drydown is actually not my favorite part since that´s when it shows it´s cologne side (mind me , but there is a strong green notes, oakmoss, benzoin, galdbanum and jasmine mix of notes after all). after 5-6 hrs it smells sour and has that typical male cologne note. I wish SO much it wouldn´t be here, BUT this fact makes it very possible to wear this fragrance for men as well. It doesn´t turn soapy like DG and that´s why even more suitable for men. NO VANILLA in here, sorry ladies. :)

I am really glad i finally had a chance to get my hands on this great find and it will be standing amongst my very much treasured fragrances that i would not use often probably, but when i need a kick, i will definitly use this one. It has that sharp catch and very invigorating feeling, prepare to be noticed since it is not common or trendy kind of perfume nowdays, but yet extremly attractive. And the sillage is great! Stays on for approx 8hrs on my skin (just one spray)

I give my high praises to this fragrance.

(tested during hot summer day, 25+ Ć, northern european area)

UPDATE (12hrs later): i have to correct myself, but there is a distinctive vanilla note in the drydown. This fragrance just amazes me: when i thought after 6 hrs that this cologne scent IS the very drydown it happens that much later it dries down to soft vanilla base. Still clueless how is it possible. :))

Aug
06
2013
queenkey
queenkey

I bought this a few years back in FL, at a perfume shop that carried discontinued fragrances. I believe this is the original with the little description paper inside the box. They list the notes as this:
Passionfruit
Cassis
Grapefuit
Orange, Jasmine, Ylang ylang, Rose, Honeysuckle, Orange Blossom
Basenotes:
Sandalwood, Patchouly, Vetiver, Vanilla, Ambergis, Musk and Civet.

It smells wonderful. It does make you think of an island. It not over aquatic, which makes it an exotic chypre scent. Sillage, good! I have the edt.

Sep
04
2011
kastehelmi
kastehelmi

This is a rich-smelling powdery, ambery scent.It is mildly sweet, and the heliotrope, rose, and jasmine are all percievable. There are many notes, as you can see, so smelling it uninformed, it will smell uniform, the notes are not all clear and easy to pick out. It is attractive in a way, even if don't like it. Patchouli is a strong allergen for me, and I don't like too much powder. It is not for me, but I wouldn't mind smelling it on the right person.

Nov
19
2009

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