So in the last update, Nocturne Alchemy added three new perfume oils to their Studio Limited (SL) line, and this one, Tibetan Crystalline, was the first one I had to have. I fell for it so hard, I immediately nabbed a backup. Yeah, it's that good. Well, I'll try to dive a bit deeper with it than that, so here we go. Notes are as follows:
Deep incense of Indian Nag Champa Studio Blend (Champa, Indian Sandalwood, Benzoin and Henna), Mesua Ferrea Absolute, Aged Crystalline Absolute, Tibetan Musk undertones and soft spirals of pure Bergamot leaf essential oil.
Well, an ode to the infamous Nag Champa Seahorse? Done by the Cat Goddess Herself, Bastet? It must be divine. So my first sniff in the bottle is pretty much nag champa. With my second sniff, I smell the Crystalline and I think I'm getting a bit of the musk also. Okay, so wet on the skin, I get much of the same. Upon complete drydown, the musk is a bit more fully evident and totally compliments the nag champa, and the Crystalline (vanilla) is purring away in this as well. Can I just say by the way, I am really liking this Tibetan musk? I love musks, and what I'm catching of this is really quite beautiful. This blend is such a delight. The staying power is immense for me. I've had it last all day on me, and sometimes I will catch a bit of this the next morning.
I've seen quite a bit of swooning over this one - it seems to be as popular already as NAVA's famous Nag Champa Seahorse already. I'd venture to say it's already reaching cult classic status! I'm so happy I went ahead and nabbed myself a backup bottle, I can happily slather away now.
By the way, if you are feeling adventurous, I think this will do well layered with many things, as suggested on the Nocturne Alchemy site. I layered it with Bloodstone and it's absolutely stunning. I can't imagine that it wouldn't be equally so with many of their other blends, I was thinking Kashmir right off the top of my head would be swoon-worthy.
I feel like this is a bit short and sweet; but I do want to tell you since I've never reviewed one of NAVA's nag champas yet that they really do some divine nag champa blends. I never expected I could find such a well loved incense done as a perfume oil, let alone done so well as they do it. I am not surprised to find that the magicians in the Nocturne Alchemy studio would do anything well, but I am delighted. I have at this point several different blends with their nag champa and they are all quite unique.