Unabashed romance!!! Zenne is an infectious spirit, the kind of love/adoration/lust that makes one throw caution to the wind, hit the dance floor and shimmy-shake until the heart we yearn for is captured. Still, Zenne is not all sugar and spice–thankfully! This unbridled sweetheart opens with distinctly bittersweet aromas: grapefruit is zesty, black currant oozing and dark, while rhubarb is brilliant and ever so slightly vegetal. This triumvirate of opposing energies helps keep the forthcoming floral symphony in tune: Turkish rose is like the finest satin, weighty yet featherlight against skin. Gardenia drips, a golden, creamy honey which flows straight into the searing verdancy of sandalwood. Vanilla repeats the bittersweet verse of Zenne’s top notes, it’s sepia tonality tempering the blistering, saline platinum of ambergris. Musk aids and abets all, providing a comfortable, equal opportunity platform for horizontal play as these elements interact. A decisively rich scent, Zenne is nonetheless lively and luminous. Allow Zenne into your kinesphere and open the door to fabulous fun and flirtation.
About the Shadow Play Trilogy Collection:
The main inspiration for Nishane in 2016 was the poetry of Rumi. In 2017, the SHADOW PLAY collection is inspired by traditional shadow puppetry. An ancient form of storytelling and entertainment, this puppetry is built around flat, finely articulated cut-out figures (shadow puppets) held between a source of light and a translucent screen or scrim. The cut-outs sometimes include translucent color or other types of detailing, and various effects can be achieved by moving both the puppets and the light source: a talented puppeteer can make the figures walk, dance, fight and laugh.
Nishane’s creative directors, Mert Guzel and Murat Katran, dreamed of bringing the stories of Hacivat, Karagoz and Zenne (the lead characters of the traditional Turkish shadow play) to life, through scent, and to explore the contrasting ways humans (or puppets) interact. Energetically, HACIVAT (translating roughly to Ivaz the Pilgrim) celebrates elegance, competence and a love of art. ZENNE is beauty, self confidence and flirtation. KARAGOZ represents both wit and honesty. As these three scents intersect and diverge, we experience a fragrant magic, as big and unpredictable as life itself.