Ma Nishtana 2019

Ma Nishtana by Parfum Prissana
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8.1 / 10 95 Ratings
According to EssenceVitae Research Team A popular perfume by Parfum Prissana for women and men, released in 2019. Furthermore The scent is spicy-smoky. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.
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8.195 Ratings
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6.732 Ratings
Submitted by Maggy4u, last update on 24.04.2024.

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Chizza

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Varied and pleasing
Ma Nishtana from the house of Prin carries above all the Prin-DNA in himself. But not the one from the label Prin, where Mr. Lomros markets his rather daring and rather artistic fragrances, but from his wearable line of perfume Prissana. Häxan is a good example here, which I find extremely suitable for the masses and Ma Nishtana is no different. Mind you: I'm not saying that a fragrance is bad because it is designed for the masses, I'm varying myself, not ambivalent.

Without wanting to anticipate too much, Ma Nishtana is extremely changeable. The fragrance starts with a Badedas attitude, which the allspice turns into a spicy green melange, not too peppery. This phase lasts for a long time, now and then some creatures peep through. This basic tenor then changes and the second and probably longest phase of Ma Nishtana begins.

First of all, you notice the caraway, as it is flanked by a bitter-sweetish something. Yes, it flanks the incense, guides it symbolically through the beginning and then says goodbye immediately.
It remains sacred incense. First I think of Sancti-Eau dela from Liquides Imaginaires but there is no citric note, so that a kindred spirit remains. On the one hand it smells upscale, but then also relatively generic.

Suddenly the incense turns towards the Series 3 of CdG; smells relatively the same. Some see Kyoto as a fragrance twin that I would exclude just like Ouarzate, as they are not so monothematic. But Ma Nishtana respectively this phase of Ma Nishtana does. From memory I would probably compare the Prin product with Avignon.

Overall good but not outstanding. Subjectively, it no longer is. Still, five hours later, I can't smell any incense. Successively a kind of creaminess crept into the fragrance, which slightly irritated me. Now the sandalwood dominates, suddenly the animalism also appears in the form of fine suede. A kind of cocoa aroma forms in this way and reminds me of the bourgeois version of Royal Oud, rough but likeable.

Ma Nishtana is thus an olfactory composition, multi-faceted and extremely divergent in itself. It is also very attractive, although I do not break out in tears of joy. The series is something for Prin fans who find the Prin brand too much.
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Asasello

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What artistic smoke clouds have to do with freedom and slavery...
An exciting fragrance that makes me helpless. This is probably real niche. A fragrance that reveals the mastery of its creator, who is nevertheless very individual. But maybe I'll start with a little background.

Ma Nishtana is one of three fragrances of the perfume artist's new series Gods & Monsters, that's what I want to call him, because he is truly an artist, the perfume artist Prin Lomros under the label Parfum Prissana, which - as far as I'm informed correctly - should be named after his sister. In addition to Ma Nishtana, this series includes NESNÁS QAREEN and MANDARAVA, which have already been presented here by Can777 in a very impressive, poetic and knowledgeable manner. His hypnotic description of Nesnás Qareen prompted me to search for these fragrances, especially since Prissana perfume is probably only available on the Internet. It was really just a matter of maybe getting a sample or two. But while searching for the fragrances I got lost in the internet and finally at an advanced hour, it must have been between 3 and 4 o'clock in the morning - well, I'm probably a little crazy - ordered various fragrances, including samples and a bottle of MA NISHTANA.

Ma Nishtana, according to the website of Parfum Prissana, is the first two words of a phrase that reads: "What distinguishes this night from all the other nights?

With the poetic power and creativity of a Can777, one could certainly connect these words to this fragrance. I alone lack all these abilities, which is why I want to leave it to a sober consideration and leave art to those who master it, for art, in my opinion, still comes from skill, even if many a "work of art" of modern times makes me doubt this conviction.

But before I start into art theoretical considerations, perhaps a last one on the background of the words "Ma nishtana". Wikipedia teaches me that this is probably a Jewish tradition. On the eve of the Jewish Passover, during the festive dinner, one of the famous songs from the Haggadah was sung. The youngest member at the table asked "the four questions" that begin with the words "Ma nishtana..." ("What distinguishes..."). The text is part of the Maggid, the story of the Exodus, the exodus of the people of Israel from Egypt. The questions are intended to encourage children to think about the difference between slavery and freedom. A - as I find - still hot topic in times, when even here in Germany there are more and more people, who obviously yearn for slavery or are simply not aware of the fact that supposed "protest" in an election can also be a way into slavery.

But wait! As always I digress, even more into the political... I ask for indulgence and permission to start again:

It is therefore a matter of celebrating the transition from slavery to freedom and of understanding that questioning, questioning, is already an essential part of freedom, for slaves should not ask questions. One of the purposes of the Passover was to be freed from its inner constraints. This is probably also a spiritual search.

So what does all this have to do with the scent? I know, I honestly don't, but it's a beautiful story that makes you think. If a perfume - or better: its name - can do that, then its name is already well chosen.

But now finally to the scent. But again I reach my limits. But once started, this attempt at description should be completed.

In the beginning I smell smoke, clouds of smoke, I feel transferred to a charcoal burner's hut. My wife says it smells like smoked bacon, and I have to admit that I cannot entirely deny that impression. In the background, however, one can already sense the further development of this fragrance. Saffron, I think, and an anticipation of all those ingredients that are also listed here on EssenceVitae. But at first the smoking aspect is so dominant that until then it is only a vague, yes, hope, I will call it.

In fact, after 2 hours, possibly 3 hours, the smoke disappears and turns into something floral and spicy that I cannot describe. It is, as Jakobolino described it, a basket full of fragrances that are harmoniously interwoven. I haven't found such a scent before. The smoke however, the smoke never disappears completely, it always stays there. But that's also authentic, because anyone who has ever been to a smokehouse knows that he doesn't get this smell out of his nose so quickly and certainly not out of his clothes.

I must acknowledge this fragrance as a work of perfume art. It seems to me to be a masterful composition. But can you wear such a scent?! Certainly, with a soft spot for niche and a healthy amount of self-confidence. I don't miss the former, the latter... hmm. That decision was taken from me. My wife shows me the dark red map. She doesn't like "bacon on a board" and since she already tolerates some scents from me that she doesn't like, this bottle is allowed to move on, even if its contents are something special in my opinion, to say it: not everyday, for a perfume anyway.
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EnomisCVD

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One of the best incense fragrance
Ma nishtana is heaven for those who like ecclesiastical incense.
Resinous and a bit spicy (cloves first and foremost).
Very very interesting! I like it because although it is incensed it doesn't give me that sad churchy "moist" feeling.
Prin never disappoint again!
Very high quality at a good price.
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Monsala

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Wonderful incense
It symbolizes the first two words of a phrase that means "why is this night different from the rest of the nights? This phrase appears at the beginning of the four questions, traditionally recited by the youngest member, asked in song form on the Passover.
This composition wants to represent these sacred rites based on incense, wood and spices.
Fragrance for lovers of incense and introspective fragrances. The quality level, composition and balance are here sublimely made. One of my favorites from Prin lomros
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Pized

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Not just incense
I'm often coming back to this, also because of its incredible and constant evolution. Aldehydes are strong in the first half an hour, then they fade into some sweetness, and then some animalic notes (Castoreum) emerge and evolve until they completely fade into incense. This all happens on an ever-changing background of incense and spices.
I'm usually not much into such aldehydic / sweet / animal presences, but this is so well-balanced that I recommend it to any perfume enthusiast. It's one of Prin Lomros' masterpieces, probably.
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AarsethAarseth 6 months ago
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Nice dark smoky resinous woody incence based frag, however neither i consider it an eclesiastic incense neither i find it good 4 its price.
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RachelgRachelg 10 months ago
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The 4 Questions. Swirling plumes of incense, nutmeg + patchouli. Here the smokiness cranked way up. A powerful + witchy fall/winter scent.
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BoBoChampBoBoChamp 3 years ago
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A unique spicy-smoky Winter fragrance, shifting from bright and soapy to warm and earthy, balanced by a gentle leathery resinous-woody base.
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