Nanette by Nanette Lepore: A Review
Nanette by Nanette Lepore is an affordable dupe of Parfums DelRae's Bois de Paradis.
Nanette is a pink peppered rose with a big bushel of almost ripe blackberries. It settles into a powdery neroli note. In mid-drydown you pass glimpses of rose petals, violets and muguet.
Bois de Paradis is an intoxicating mixture of shimmery french roses, dangerously ripe blackberries and figs. Fig is a very comforting perfume note. It smells like hay or dry grass with a creamy coconut center.
The sillage cloud is great. Bois de Paradis just wafts and orbits all around you. It is a "siren call"perfume. It beckons admirers and compliments. It is truly deserving to be called a great classic fragrance.
Nanette might not have the allure and magic of Bois De Paradis. There is something that is stopping it from achieving similiar greatness. It could be the lighter touches of floral notes. It could be that the blackberries are of a different grade of quality. I am might be a kook...but the blackberries do not seem to be as dark and twisted as Bois de Paradis. In the end it could be the glaring omission of the fig. The drydown for both fragrances is a heavenly mix of spices, incense, and ambery woods.
I have gone through 2 bottles of Bois de Paradis. I am patiently waiting for a beautyhabit sale.
I caved on a roller ball bottle of the Nanette fragrance at Sephora.
The 1oz bottle retails for $48.
The 2.5 oz bottle retails for $68.
The roller bottle retails for $18.50
Bois de Paradis is located at Luckyscent. It retails for $135.
Disclosure: This product was purchased by the reviewer in Sephora.
Credit: Blogdorf Goodman