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Something unexpected happened this week… I received the most beautiful box and prints. An entire collection of prints captured by NARS’ Founder and Creative Director François Nars. The prints were made as a contrast in dark and light and sensuality; they are breathtaking. Beneath the prints was a brand new fragrance — a first, from NARS.
Audacious Fragrance is François Nars’ first-ever signature fragrance. I am actually surprised that it took this long for him to launch a fragrance, but it was worth the wait.
Audacious Fragrance was designed in partnership with Olivia Giacobetti whom is known for her “nose”. The scent was created as a study of contrasts, where light meets dark and sensuality meets individuality.
The bottle is stunning; it is sleek and sexy. It is heavy.
The fragrance itself consists of top notes of White Frangipani and smoke of incense with Tiare flower and Sandalwood. It is described as a scent “to arouse an aura that is uniquely minimal, modern, and unexpected.It is the embodiment of audacity. Provocative. Evocative. An eau to expression.”
I feel that it is a beautifully warm and seductive scent that is not overpowering whatsoever. It has a bit of musk in the base notes and that gets me every time.
I am not someone who reaches for a fragrance that often because I don’t want to smell like I am wearing perfume. I just want to smell nice. Audacious Fragrance does not have you smelling like you are wearing a perfume or fragrance, but it does leave you wondering why you are smelling so nice and subtly sexy.