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Secret Notes Boutique Launches Nicolai collection at Doha Festival City

Secret Notes boutique, recently launched New collection from Nicolai’. To celebrate the launch of the new fragrances, a cocktail reception was hosted at the second branch of secret notes in Doha Festival City. Present at the launch were Patricia de Nicolaï, Owner of NICOLAÏ PARFUMEUR-CREATEUR Nabil Abu Issa, Vice chairman of Abu Issa Holding group and Fawaz Al Idrisi CEO of Abu Issa Holding group.

With the opening of NICOLAÏ PARFUMEUR-CREATEUR in 1989, Patricia de Nicolaï and her husband Jean-Louis Michau took an audacious gamble by creating, signing and selling her own perfumes. The era of the auteur in the perfume business hadn’t yet arrived, and being a ‘nose’ (professional perfumer) was primarily a man’s role. 

From the beginning, the house of NICOLAÏ has taken devotion to top quality and complete creative freedom as its credo, maintaining a distinguished elegance that never bows to the diktats of marketing. 

This was the philosophy of the Guerlain family, from which Patricia is a descendant on her mother’s side. She is the great-granddaughter of Pierre Guerlain who, with his brother Jacques as chief perfume designer, propelled their company to success in the first part of the 20th century. 

Over the years, such rigour has captured an audience hungering for beautiful creations. Today, NICOLAÏ PARFUMEUR-CREATEUR is one of the jewels of the independent French perfume industry, whose products are exported around the world. Patricia is now assisted in her creative work by her son Axel de Nicolaï, who is also the enterprise’s director-general for development. For the Nicolaï family values both passion and tradition.

Brief about the new collection:

The latest creations from Nicolai are mainly floral. An olfactory lyricism blossoms in base notes of sandalwood or incense allowing the fragrances to meet the charm of orient.


Oriental Floral Spicy

Powdery floral fragrance based on white flowers – jasmine, tuberose – mixed with carnation and cinnamon. 



Petit-grain bigarade and Pittosporum flower underline the white flower facet of the fragrance. Slightly fruity and aqueous fresh notes are here to bring a harmonious vibration.


Chypre Green Woody

Fans of the chypre genre will succumb to this three-step waltz with a citrus start followed by a blossoming Lily of the valley. Its dusky background of oak moss with a touch of sophisticated iris is the perfect match for strong personalities.


Oriental Floral Spicy

Vanilla and Tonka bean bordered with orange blossom offering all the cosy sweetness of the Orient. A mystical and spellbinding fragrance.

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