The city of Nikolaev is known for many sights. Including the scarlet sails perfumery and cosmetics factory, which was incredibly famous for its products. The enterprise was considered one of the leading in the country. Wonderful aromas could not leave anyone indifferent. For example, the spirits of Scheherazade were very popular.
The fame of this fragrance enveloped cities and countries with its thin trail. Excellent spirits "Scheherazade" admired thousands, even tens of thousands of Soviet women. Their husbands had to remember that Nikolaev is not only a city of shipbuilders.
Perfume "Scheherazade" - sweet oriental fragrance
So, more details. Perfume "Scheherazade" was created by Nikolaev perfumers in the 1970s. They were also produced in this city. The Scarlet Sails plant was known to many women.
This fragrance is oriental, sweet. From under the lid, you can immediately smell the vanilla biscuit. You get the feeling that you are in the confectionery department. Vanilla, sweetness, joy - all this reminds of a distant childhood when you bought a lollipop.
The aroma is pleasant to inhale, everything around is simply saturated with a heady sweet caramel smell. On thethe skin perfume "Scheherazade" give citrus, ylang-ylang, rose, carnation, vanilla, sandalwood, musk. In a word, a rare and interesting fragrance.
Favorite perfumes of Soviet women
When creating the perfume, the workers of the Alye Parusa plant really did their best. Women literally fell in love with these perfumes. This candy mixture on them reveals attractiveness, splendor and charm. Soviet men could always look for the owner of the perfume, smile at her and find a reason to approach and get to know each other.
In general, this perfume was one of the most beloved in the Soviet era. And not at all because many people loved oriental sweet compositions. The perfumes were also distinguished by incredible durability, the ability to carry their splendor for a long time.
Alye Parusa plant has released many wonderful fragrances. But "Scheherazade" exceeded all expectations of the fair sex. This miracle was produced in two versions - in a square bottle and in a bubble. However, this did not change the quality. And the perfume is just perfect. So perfect that even after many years, the fragrance sounds not only harmonious, but even somehow transparent.
The beginning of the fragrance is ylang, very gentle. Even those who do not really like these notes in perfumery (since they often try to solo in the composition, and if they are indicated as secondary ones too), these perfumes still like this perfume. Here these notes are quitemodest, besides, they are combined with no less "educated" citruses.
The fragrance sits on the skin very quickly. You don't have to wait long (unlike other vintage perfumes). After a while, you can feel the very "heart" of the composition - a rose framed by sandalwood and vanilla. Very delicately, cloves are woven into the composition, giving the aroma depth, light sharpness and spice. It is felt in the smell not so much the spice itself, but the carnation flower.
In general, the perfume is designed for those women who love powdery fragrances. They sound intense, lively, but at the same time quite delicate.
There are many such fragrances on the market today, in which the main notes are vanilla, sandalwood, cloves and rose. However, this one is special. Alive.
Many women cannot forget this fragrance, famous in Soviet times. In general, the spirits of "Scheherazade" ("green") are fraught with the memories of ladies about those times. In the 80-90s, almost every young female student had them. Of course, they could not help but like: "tasty", sweet, pleasant. The dark green liquid looked like Tarragon. Although the smell slightly gave off notes of a painfully familiar drink.
And not only female students… High school students also dreamed of having this legendary fragrance in their homes. Happy owners with pride could sometimes allow their girlfriends to be smeared with perfume.
Adult women also used them. In a word, the universal perfume was appreciated by the ladiesall ages.
Memories are negative
Although, like any product, not everyone liked the perfumes of Scheherazade (USSR). There were also critics who in their memoirs call this perfume a real “gas attack” or “Turkish delight”. They treat perfumes with great humor, remembering how a pronounced smell spread throughout the apartment for a long time.
Now it is impossible to find these perfumes on the market, more precisely, it is almost impossible. However, if you try, you can buy everything. Due to nostalgic memories, there are more and more such people today.
True, in the modern "Scheherazade" too sweet notes are not heard. The beginning is quite sharp, peppery. You can feel a slight admixture of iodine, followed by a powerful note of incense. It didn't exist in the original. But in the modern version, it is very noticeable.
In a word, negative or positive feedback… But the fact that Soviet perfumes are strongly remembered by women is a fact that is simply impossible to argue with!