Nothing beats a traditional, masculine scent. NAWAF (for Him) is a fantastic example of a timeless fragrance at its best, with a dominant smell of tobacco leaf and other complementary flavors and notes.
If you don’t want to splurge on a signature scent, then this niche release will not even break the bank, yet fully captures and along with other brands that sell for 4 to 6 times its price tag. Here’s more information about NAWAF.
We like to think of this as a ‘gentleman’s club’ fragrance. It’s distinguished and elegant, and definitely well suited to those who like to hark back to the past. It’s defined by:
Smoky hints of tobacco – though we’re not talking cigarette smoke here. Think the full richness of fresh tobacco leaf, which is strong, heady and potent.
Sweetness – the saffron and musk all counteract the mild bitterness of the tobacco leaf, creating a perfect balance.
Woody depth – there’s of wood here lifted by both the agarwood and sandalwood, which conjures up images of walnut-paneled drawing rooms or rustic log-cabins. Pure unadulterated masculinity, in other words.
The ingredients are all sourced from the best quality growers, which is important, especially given the issues with saffron at present. It also makes a difference in terms of scent longevity – simply put, if the ingredients aren’t top notch, the overall potency of the fragrance will suffer.
When people give us a ‘NAWAF review' (comparing ours with the iconic designer eau de parfum), they usually comment on its strong, uncompromising scent. It’s definitely not a fragrance for shy and retiring types!
Although it’s powerful, it’s not over-the-top. There’s subtlety and complexity to it, thanks to the complementary notes of dried saffron, wood and leather. These all serve to balance the high-impact aroma of tobacco leaf, and to take it to more sophisticated, debonair levels.
It’s a great choice of fragrance for the workplace. The combination of flavors gives a real sense of authority, which is ideal when you want to make an impression in an important meeting. We’d also recommend it for evening-time; it’s got the right note of refinement to set off a romantic meal or party with friends.
Some men also wear it as a day-to-day scent, as they feel the saffron and other woods give it a more casual, laid-back feel.
If you love the outdoors, then this is likely to be a sure-fire hit. It features the same smoky, sensual aroma, and the quality of the ingredients means it’ll last you throughout the day.
At the first spray, you’ll notice that intoxicating hit of tobacco leaf coming through. This then settles, letting the subtle sweetness of saffron, musk and tobacco blossom break through. It’s a really pleasing combination, which lasts several hours. Lastly, you’ll detect the tang of dried fruit/leather (which is vaguely reminiscent of warm winter nights by a fireplace) and rich wood.
It’s a versatile, shifting fragrance that gently transforms throughout the day.
If you’d like to extend your eau de parfum collection, Swiss Arabian Perfumes and Fragrances has a wide range of men’s colognes. To browse our collection, simply visit our web store. You can also order sample sizes if you’d like to test them out before committing to a larger bottle.