Niche House Ex Nihilo has made two major announcements for this summer of 2022. To start off, the house will kick-start their Quintessence line which will be Ex Nihilo’s first foray into Extrait de Parfum experimentations. Fans will be reacquainted with two iconic fragrances, Outcast Blue and Fleur Narcotique but this time in Extrait de Parfum form.
This new collection will showcase a stronger version of their Eau de Parfum counterparts, further highlighting each character through a boost in notes for more intensified editions of this iconic scent. Quintessence will come in a glossy, dark blue-inspired bottle for a more intense representation
Top: Saffron, Black Pepper
Heart: Lily of the valley
Base: Agarwood, Vetiver, Sandalwood, Tobacco, Oakmoss
“OUTCAST BLUE re-invents itself through a quintessential essence for an ultimate thrill.
The Extrait de Parfum exalts the strong character of OUTCAST BLUE, ready to transgress the rules.
Perfumer Jordi Fernández boosted its base notes with a powerful Agarwood and adorned it with an overdose of the most textured ingredients to create a rebellious sillage on the skin.”
Top Notes: Bergamot, Lychee, Osmanthus
Middle Notes:Jasmine, Freesia, Peony, Orange Blossom
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Moss, Musks
“FLEUR NARCOTIQUE, the iconic creation by French perfumer Quentin Bisch, re-invents itself through a quintessential essence.
The Extrait de Parfum expresses the most sophisticated and intense personality as seen by Quentin.
To do so, he intensified the hypnotic heart of floral notes with a mesmerizing Peony and adorned it with an overdose of blooming ingredients for an everlasting effect on the skin.”
Top Notes: Bergamot, Sage
Middle Notes: Blackcurrant
Base Notes Vetiver, Tonka Bean, Ambery Woods
On the other hand, Ex Nihilo looks onwards just as much as they embrace their history. This summer, the house has cooked up a completely new and invigorating scent for men under the name Speed Legends to celebrate their Le Mans Classic line. This new sleek-looking fragrance aims at embracing modern male sensibilities and perception of speed and power and what it means to be masculine, with emphasis on speed and competition. Keeping up with the theme of speed, a blend of notes were brilliantly selected for Speed Legends.
“To celebrate Le Mans Classic, EX NIHILO connects history and modernity through SPEED LEGENDS
a new woody freshness.
Inspired by the timeless quest for the adrenaline of speed, the creation takes up the challenge of new masculinity. Like a race against time, a fusing Bergamot takes on Blackcurrant for an overwhelming start. Then, the roar of the wood: Vetiver mingles within the intensity of Ambery Woods, leading the race full speed. A sweet Tonka Bean takes the last turn, offering the fastest lap.”
EX Nihilo’s new fragrances are available in 100 ml on the official website.