Nomad Two Worlds – Raw Spirit Series by Harry Fremont

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Post by Tina G

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Hi APJ,

After writing an APJ article on Desert Blush, one of the fragrances from Raw Spirit, by Nomad Two Worlds, I thought I’d devote a second article to the other three fragrances I’ve sampled – Wildfire, Bijou Vert, and Citadelle.

Nomad Two Worlds: Raw Spirit: 2014

Bijou Vert, Citadelle, Wildfire

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Bijou Vert: Nomad Two Worlds

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Fragrantica gives these featured accords in one line:
Haitian vetiver, grapefruit, mandarin, geranium, lotus flower, black pepper, benzoin, patchouli, cedarwood

Bijou Vert is invigorating, bright and bold, opening with a sharp grapefruit tempered with softer mandarin and an earthy, grounding vetiver. This settles down quickly to a wonderfully open aquatic scent, and one that I’m having trouble describing because it is unlike a combination I’ve come across before. I could put it down to the use of lotus flower, however I can’t help wondering if they have used the whole of the lotus plant – flower, stem and root – as that is what I’m getting from this. It’s like a still water pond, one which is teeming with life but is old, with hints of rich life-supporting sediments beneath the deep water. The aquatic floral over the top is shimmering translucent pink, gently inviting. I do get a lemony and peppery bite later on in the dry down, but really it is the vivid imagery of a living forest pond that is the key to this scent.

Citadelle: Nomad Two Worlds

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Fragrantica gives these featured accords in one line:
Haitian vetiver, marigold (tagetes), pear, bergamot, lemon, spices, amberwood, musk, cedarwood

Marigold listed as a note again had me excited to try this fragrance, how unusual! My memory of marigold is a bitter, earthy little flower, they’re quite distinctive. Citadelle, however, is one of those scents which are greater than the sum of its parts. Like its namesake, the scent opens like a beacon of core strength – the lemon juice, watery pear and touch of bergamot initially taking centre stage as juicy tonic that makes you sit up and pay attention. The spicy wood which follows through has a slighty fetid earthy edge which again I can’t pin down to a single note – it is surrounded by the greenness of vetiver & musk. Maybe that is the marigold? Maybe it is the “amberwood”, another note I’ve not heard of before but is apparently a balanced musk/sandalwood/amber. After 2 hours it has settled into a warm woody/spice with nutmeg predominant. I get no cinnamon at all, just a peppery note. Overall it is a clean, green, fresh and well-grounded fragrance, certainly one to use difficult day when you need a pick-me-up and some head-space.

Wildfire: Nomad Two Worlds

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Fragrantica gives these featured accords in one line:
Australian sandalwood, cream, amber, floral notes, ylang-ylang, jasmine petals, cedarwood, musk

Wildfire opens with cedarwood, sandalwood and generous lashings of sweet jasmine. There is a note listed “creamy amber” which I’ve not heard of before but there certainly is aWild Fire Nomad Two Worlds fire_pit realityintolerant.deviantart smooth creaminess behind the woods and generous florals, with the rise of musk appearing after about 30 minutes completing a radiant golden glowing scent bubble. This fragrance is one of comforting & slightly heady warmth. The wildfire here is one that flickers in a gaze, burns in the soul, and smoulders beneath a warm embrace.

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For more buying information visit Nomad Two Worlds site

Fragrances are $35 for 7.5ml Eau de Parfum rollerball

There are interesting humanitarian and environmentally-conscious aspects to the Raw Spirit fragrance line. Of the four fragrances I sampled all donate part of their proceeds to sustainable agricultural projects – Desert Blush and Wild Fire to Indigenous Australian (Aboriginal) projects, with Bijou Vert and Citadelle supporting Haitian projects. Raw Spirit also have a limited edition fragrance, Fire Tree, with part proceeds reinvested in the Nyoongar community of Western Australia.

Which of the three reads most like you might like to try it?

Tina G

7 comments on “Nomad Two Worlds – Raw Spirit Series by Harry Fremont

  1. Christine W says:

    Elegant and classy packaging! Thank you Tina for your fantastic reviews – I’d never heard of this Australian brand before.

  2. Laurels says:

    Wildfire sounds lovely, and I’d like to smell Fire Tree someday, too.

    • Tina G says:

      Hi Laurels, yes I’d like to try Fire Tree as well, I am not familiar with the plant itself so am curious….

      Tina xx

  3. These all sound great and I was very keen to buy Wild Fire for a visiting friend who is interested in Australian-sourrce fashion.

    BUT!!!!!!

    Has anybody checked their shipping costs?

    $89 to ship two 35ml bottles with in Australia. $93 for Priority, which is what i’d need.

    NO THANK YOU!
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    • Tina G says:

      Hi Greg, I just had a look and there is a statement about their shipping costs in check out, so it seems it is an issue they are aware of. I wonder why it is so high? Perhaps they are geared more towards bulk orders? I’ll give them a call next week and see if they have stockists in the east side. (Just for interest, I was considering a purchase too). Thanks for raising this.

      Tina

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