Magnolia Night Ode to Gobi. Unisex. Natural Perfume.
An improbable Magnolia tree offers its flowers to the night, by the light of the stars, in the profound solitude of the Gobi desert. Like an Ode piercing the silence, its magical scent recalls of countless lives and times passed, love and betrayals, futile crusades, the blood and iron, from the mystic Samarkand to the imperial Chinese palaces or the skyscrapers of Hong Kong, all long gone or soon to be in the sands of Gobi. The Magnolia Ode, like the last song of the swan or the dark night of the soul, is a story of passion, anger, solitude, danger and courage. A song born from pride and pain, the claim to freedom and dignity in the dark hours when one is intrinsically alone, the call from a soul to the creation. Gathering one’s strength for an abysmal inward emotional dive into one’s heart and conscience, feared, delayed though unavoidable, from which one may remain lost but eventually emerge scarred, changed maybe, but above all existentially enriched.
Magnolia Night Ode meeting another soul would be the story of two solitudes embracing moments of unbound passion infused with power battles, admiration, repulsion and unconventional eroticism in a dangerous and obsessive attraction.
Pink Magnolia Blossom in spring
The alchemy of the Chinese Magnolia, Bulgarian Lavender, Australian Rose Myrtle and Egyptian Geranium flowers and leaves magnified by Brazilian Copal and caramelized in lavender honey. African, Indonesian and Australian precious woods, Namibian Omumgorwa Resin, and Peruvian Palo Verde improbably spiced up with Cambodian Kampot Long Red Pepper and Clove result in a mysteriously deep, dark and daring composition. Like a Samarkand pomegranate, which sublimed dark red juice would turn into a dangerous, addictive, semi-poisonous magical potion. Its oniric accords find resonance in the enigmatic litchee, the exhuberant guava, the powdery violet leaf and the ineffable mineral choya nakh, as smoked in a beach-washed seashell under the moonlight, resembling the sands when seas turn into deserts in earth geologic history.
Closest olfactive family
Balsamic, Caramelized, Woody, Floral and Gourmand.
For deep emotional work, moments when courage is needed or unconventional passion.
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||22 × 15 × 6 cm
|Natural Plant-Based Perfume Content
Complete Set with Stone Decorative Sculptures (caps and holder) for Glass Spray Bottle 30ml /1.0 fl.oz & Glass Roll-On 9ml/0.3 fl.oz, Glass mini roll-on 1.8ml/0.06 fl.oz, Sample Card glass mini vial 1.8ml/0.06 fl.oz
|Customized Gold & Silver powders
Gold & Silver Mix, Gold Dust, Gold Filaments, Gold Flakes, Gold Mix, None, Silver Dust, Silver Flakes
|Customized Engraved Gold Label
None, With both name and engraved edition number, With engraved edition number, With engraved name
Silk Road Garden
|Year of creation
Art Collector, Phyto-Care, Sensorial Experience
Balsamic, Caramelized, Floral, Spicy, Sweet, Woody
Gourmand, Pheromons-like/Aphrodisiac, Playful, Primeval/Wild, Seductive/Passionate, Spiritual/Ethereal
|Skin type & Cultural roots
Alcohol (Alcohol), **Parfum (Fragrance), Aqua (Water), Ximenia Americana (Ximenia) Seed Oil, Mel (Honey), Glycerin (Vegetable Glycerin), Tocopherol (Vit. E), *Benzyl Alcohol, *Benzyl Salicylate, *Cinnamal, *Cinnamyl Alcohol, *Geraniol, *Citronellol, *Eugenol, *Limonene, *Linalool.
* Occurs naturally in essential oils
** Essential and vegetable oils and extracts
100% natural plant, honey and beachwashed seashells. No synthetic fragrances. Vegetarian.
All NadiaZ products are made with Virgin Vegetable Oils and GMO free. No chemical preservatives, parabens or mineral oils. Patch tested on humans. No animal testing.
NadiaZ perfumes may contain 15-150 plants which bear unique active ingredients and interact with each other in NadiaZ holistic compositions. The featured plants are a selection of some of them for you to discover. Please check the menu NadiaZ Ingredients to learn more about the brand repertoire. NadiaZ is involved in research on the specific phytotherapeutic properties of indigenous plants, however perfumes enter in the cosmetic category and not in the medicinal one, which is why legislations do not make it possible to describe those on this website or the brand documentations. Feel free to google them or check on Wikipedia to get more information, or send an email for specific questions.
Magnolia (Michelia alba):
The Magnolia flower distinctive poetic shape that predates the apparition of the bees has inspired numerous artists and is a symbol of feminine sweetness and beauty in China. Its potent fragrance is creamy, sweet with a touch of acidity, easily overpowering any perfume composition. Lesser known is the essential oil extracted from its leaves which resemble in scent to the flower but with richer woody and darker notes.
Omumgorwa Resin (Commiphora tenuipetiolata):
Traditionally used as a perfume called Omove and as a soap by the Himba people in Namibia known for their reverence to beauty and the incredible skin care living under harsh weather conditions, this resin only forms after after a tree has died naturally and is thus sustainably harvested. Its smell, between candied date and freshly made caramel, is just amazing.
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia and subgenus):
Lavender is highly prized worldwide for its unmistakable floral fresh and woody scent reminiscent of the fields in Tuscany or Provence. Its scent and therapeutic profile depends on subgenus and species as well as on the altitude, with Bulgarian High Altitude Lavender being arguably one of the finest. NadiaZ blends various lavenders in order to reach more complex and rounder scent profiles. In aromatherapy, Lavender is used an an anxiolytic, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory agent. Lavender contains linalyl acetate that may cause contact dermatitis on predisposed people.
Copal (Protium hepytaphyllum):
Also called Breu Branco in Brazil, it is a resin the tree naturally exudes from its trunk as a mean to protect itself against parasites or scratches caused by animals. It is initially a shiny white substance with a rather mineral somewhat spicy scent that dries up and solidifies with time. The shamans from the Amazonian forest use it for religious ceremonies the same way incense is being used in churches, or they make a medicinal topical preparation by mixing in oil for skin cicatrization and respiratory diseases. Copal makes an excellent natural fixative in perfumes due to its natural stickiness.
Palo Verde/Palo Brea/Incenso (Parkinsonia Praecox):
Palo Verde is a tree from tropical America, particularly the Sonora Desert. Yellow fragrant flowers appear in early spring. Its gum also called Goma Brea has seen recent research demonstrating the same usage as for Arabic gum (from the acacia). It is therefore accepted as a food additive in Argentina. The gum present a sticky texture with a yummy sweet and spicy aroma reminiscent to gingerbread.
Lychee (Litchi chinensis):
The lychee has long been considered as a delicacy in the Chinese Imperial Court and is one of oldest cultivated fruit. Its texture and floral aroma and its highly seasonality contribute to give this sumptuous fruit a treasure character. It is now grown in various countries in Asia as well as in South Africa and Madagascar. To capture it scent is nevertheless one of a natural perfumer toughest challenge.
Choya Nakh is a very rare indian traditional distillation of dry roasted seashells collected on the beach. The oil bears a unique smoky-oceanic aroma. In natural perfumery it is used in Russian leather and temple perfumes.
Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens):
A deeply aromatic essential oils with rose and minty overtones is extracted from the leaves of this highly prized Geranium species. It is known since ancient times for its relaxing and calming properties, as well as for menstrual pain. Due to its high geraniol content, Geranium may cause allergic dermatitis with chronic inadequate exposure. As a fragrance, some exquisite and ultra-refined Arab pastries incorporate a few drops of the hydrosol.
Rose Myrtle (Leptospermum peterrsonii var B)
Rose Myrtle essential oil is from a very rare Australian plant with an uplifting aroma fresh, fruity with a gentle rose note.
Kampot/Long pepper red (Piper longum):
Kampot Pepper takes its name from the province of Kampot in Cambodia. The red peppercorns are harvested by hand at full maturity. Less spicy than the black pepper, it develops powerful aromas of red fruit and honey.
Guava (Psidium guajava):
Guava belongs to the family of Myrtaceae and is the quintessential tropical fruit with an exhuberant, powerful musky aroma that instil energy. It is considered a “superfruit” as it boosts with vitamins (C, B,A) and flavonoids (beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein and cryptoxanthin).
Ximenia Oil (Ximenia americana):
Also known as African Sour Plum and originating from the Southern Africa Savannahs, this oil has a unique honey-like consistency and is extremely moisturizing. It is an excellent fixative for perfumes, thus creating lasting aromas.
NadiaZ promotes artistic creativity in all its forms and particularly Tribal Art. Your perfume pack comes with beautiful and unique artpieces of Shona Stone carved in Zimbabwe in the form of Shona Perfume Spray Bottle Caps and Shona Roll-on Holders for your collection. Unless specified otherwise, NadiaZ will choose which design to send you based on our collection.
The Shona Stone Sculpture
Zimbabwe has received worldwide acclaim for its captivating stone sculpture art.
Using hand-crafted Shona stonework as part of the NadiaZ perfume range incorporates the uniqueness of man-made sculpture, creating a sense of playfulness for the collector, and bringing Perfume to the world of Art.
Read more about The Shona Stone Sculpture.
With each purchase, NadiaZ will provide you with a bottle of Copaiba Ritual Baby Hair Serum, that is most perfect to occasionally use to bring shine to your Shona Stone Sculptures, similarly to waxing antique furnitures does. The serum unique capacity to build a shiny protective layer and respect the stone porous nature is primordial. NadiaZ does not recommend the use of any other product on your Shona Stones as it may result to damaging their surface.
Immortality Botanical Resin Art
Visit our page on Immortality Botanical Resin Art to see these beautiful art pieces that come in your perfume pack. Immortality Botanical page link. Ask NadiaZ if you would prefer Immortality Botanical Resin Art pieces in your pack and we will inform you on availability and options. Those art pieces are unique, made by hand by two Italian artists especially for NadiaZ on demand base.
Being ultra-concentrated and plant-based, this perfume is very special, creating a long-lasting scented layer marrying with the skin. So spray from a distance, on skin not exposed to the sun, leave 4 mins —until the alcohol evaporates— and only THEN smell. For a fainter scent or for sensitive skins, apply to clothes.
Shake before use to avoid blocking the spray pump. In case of blockage, remove the pump top and rinse well with water. Remove the shona stone lid first since this is not fixed to the cap. Once the bottle is empty, the stone can be removed from the cap and used for decoration and in art collections.
For external use only. Do not use on children and, as a precaution, avoid using perfumes during pregnancy as well as in the presence of children below 2 years old. Many essential oils can cause photosensitivity therefore do not use on skin exposed to the sun. All perfumes contain volatile substances; asthmatics may be best advised to test their reaction first, to apply in a well-ventilated place, and to choose roll-on applicators. Note that this is one of the most potent perfumes in the collection. Do not use every day! Wear this perfume for special days or nights, or alternate with other NadiaZ creations to diversify your exposure to valuable yet powerful plants constituents. Do not use on light colored fabrics; for coloured fabrics, test first on a small patch, and spray from a distance after mixing well to avoid oil staining.
Contains tree nuts, kernel and unrefined virgin seed oils. May have been in contact with bee and dairy products. Contains Parkinsonia Praecox (Palo Verde/Brea) gum, Geranium and Lavender oils that may trigger contact allergies in predisposed people. A slight tingeling is normal and due to the pepper content, use with parcimony and space the days of use. Allergens occur naturally in essential oils; to prevent allergies, it is recommended to use in reasonable quantities, alternate perfumes, or apply on clothes. Likewise, it is recommendable to reduce all other sources of allergens at home (ambient perfumes, deodorizers, scented candles, harsh detergents, etc).
NadiaZ Limited Edition Concept permits to offer you an incomparable range of customizations, to make your bottle truly Yours or for a thoughtful gift. Creativity and Quality are at the core of NadiaZ principles to meet the needs and priorities of customers for beauty and for a greener footprint.
Decorative Gold & Silver Powders
A range of pure certified Gold and Silver powders is available as an add-on to your perfume to give it that extra-shine and playfulness. Gold & Silver powders do not contribute to the scent, are completely safe for the skin (they are in edible grade) and will simply deposit without sticking while spraying the perfumes. While it is without contest a mesmerizing addition, please remember that the powders may at times block the pump mechanism, so always shake the bottles before spraying, and that your perfume in itself is worth more than gold. You can choose from any of the powders below by providing their name with your order and mix up to two kind powders. Silver has a shelf-life of 2 years.
NadiaZ Perfume Glass Bottles
France, with its long tradition of luxury perfumery, is the place NadiaZ has elected to source its perfume bottles, made by Pochet du Courval, a four-centuries-old independent family business and world leader today in luxury glass, renowned for its purity, clarity and brilliance.
Thanks to the irreproachable quality, these bottles offer a perfect seal with the pump mechanism, preventing contamination or spillage of the precious perfume content. Small variations in geometry make for an attractive non-standardized appearance.
NadiaZ choice for glass rather than crystal is founded on ecological and health hazards grounds. Crystal contains a certain amount of lead that confers its shine. However it is a highly toxic substance for all forms of life. Crystal manufacturers have found solutions to mitigate the negative effects; nevertheless NadiaZ prefers to limit the widespread use of crystal. However, would you wish a taylor-made glass or crystal bottle, NadiaZ will research solutions amongst its network of glass artisans to meet your desires.
Glass Gold Engraving
Bottles labels displaying the name of the perfume are engraved with 18 carats Gold by Swiss engravers. As long as the inscription is not scratched, NadiaZ can recycle your bottle would you wish to send it back for collection or for refill. Would you have a special request for a personalized text , send us a request and we will study the options with you.
NadiaZ opted for a beautifully designed and printed solid luxury cardboard box to package its perfumes. The choice of cardboard over wood or plastic makes it a better recyclable and transportable product. Moreover the interior velvet foam can be removed for a reuse of the box. While the foam cannot be recycled and is necessary to ensure the products safety during transport, NadiaZ continuously searches for ecological solutions that are aesthetically fit to convey the brand luxury feel. NadiaZ also designed an extra-luxury stone box matching the brand Shona design that can be made on order.
Stone Plate Gold Engraving
A stone decorative plate is the perfect accessory to enhance the mysterious nature of NadiaZ Shona Stone art-pieces. NadiaZ elegant black stone plate is engraved in pure gold with the brand magnificent floral astral logo.
Two sizes are available, large for a complete collection display and small for exhibiting up to six pieces. Would you wish to engrave a different inscription, just let us know. NadiaZ recommends black stone for its purity, sobriety and match with Shona Stones. However, would you specifically request a different stone color, we will search it for you.
Immortality Petrified Wood Art
Visit our page on Immortality Petrified Wood Art to see these beautiful natural art pieces to enhance the beauty of your Perfume Collection.
NadiaZ collects petrified wood art pieces carefully selected for their beauty and the way they marry with NadiaZ Perfume Collection artistic designs. Using petrified wood slices as exhibition platters confers to your perfume collection an inimitable aura of sheer luxury and serenity. If you would like to acquire a petrified wood slice, contact NadiaZ for a list of our current collection or for us to seek the perfect piece. Remember, acquiring a petrified wood piece entails a responsibility as it makes us the depository of Life Heritage.
Store in a dark, dry and cool place. This is a natural product subject to small variations in color, scent and texture. This product is highly inflammable; keep away from any flame or heat, no not spray on an open flame or other ignition source. Keep out of reach from children. In case of ingestion, consult a doctor immediately.In case of contact with the eyes, rinse immediately and consult a doctor. Use before expiration date (24 months).