Nocturne Alchemy: Adele

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NAVA Adele

Gold Alexandria Sea salt, Gold Peach Skin, Crystal Vanilla, Kobalt Vanilla and a kiss from Moonstone.

Hello. It’s me.

While this scent review has nothing to do with the fantastic singer-songwriter Adele, it does share the same name. Adele was a limited edition fragrance from NAVA’s Art of Love collection, and it is quite sought after because it is apparently a holy grail peach scent. It took me a while to track a bottle down; will it be worth it? This scent is no longer available, but it could always be brought back during a Resurrection event.

In the bottle: Fragrant vanilla. It’s a lovely vanilla blend, because NAVA does vanilla very well, but where’s the peach?

On the skin: Oh my lord. This is glorious. The peach absolutely blossoms on the skin, and its the most realistic, juicy, ripe peach note I’ve ever smelled. The vanilla forms a sweet base for it, and while I can’t smell the salt itself, I feel like its there to cut some of the sweetness. It’s so creamy and sweet, but not really gourmand; it has this extreme elegance to it. If the Peaches of Immortality from Chinese mythology were a perfume, they would be this.

TL;DR: Juicy peach with soft vanilla. Simple, but done perfectly. Exquisite. 7/5.

Nocturne Alchemy: Crystalline

NAVA Crystalline

A thick viscous Vanilla that comes on soft and subtle then creates a cacophony of a beautiful cloud of vanilla purity. It is not a food vanilla, but a vanilla that makes you feel at peace, tranquil and right with the world.

Nocturne Alchemy (aka NAVA) is known for their vanilla scents. There’s Snow White, Moonstone, Pyramind Vanille and more. But I think the most famous of the bunch is their Crystalline scent. I’m a vanilla girl, so I knew I had to try this one and an extremely kind redditor sent a sample of it to me for free with some other items. Crystalline is currently unavailable as the NAVA shop is currently closed, but it will be reopening soon.

In the bottle: I’m kind of freaking out because this smells very similar to the beloved but discontinued scent Solstice Scents Cenobite, which is my favorite vanilla scent of all time. This one is less boozy, but that’s the main difference.

On the skin: This is definitely the closest dupe I have found to Cenobite. There are a couple of differences between the two, however. Cenobite is stronger and boozier with more throw. Crystalline is lighter, sweeter and more ethereal. Its’ like Cenobite’s innocent little sister. My only complaint with this scent is that it is a little lighter and more subtle and I like my vanillas with more strength. But Crystalline is truly a magnificent vanilla, and I highly recommend it if you like vanilla or sweet scents.

TL;DR: Rich, sweet vanilla. Similar to Cenobite, but lighter. 5/5.