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Nishane Hacivat Review: Is it better than Aventus?

Nishane Hacivat
Nishane Hacivat

Nishane Hacivat is a fragrance for men launched in 2017, this is probably the most popular from this entire house as well. And we'll talk about whether that's for a good reason or not.

But of course, this does get compared to Creed Aventus, which is known to be the king of Niche fragrances for men, at least, and it does have slight similarities, but it definitely goes in its own direction.

As far as the retail prices go for the two sizes they come in, which is the 50 ml, is going to run you $290. The 100 ml, is going to set you back $395.

So it is a pretty expensive fragrance, but Nishane is a sought-after Niche house, and they create some great high-quality creations.

This is an Extrait de Parfum, which means has the highest concentration of perfume oil.

So you are going to expect it to have some good longevity.

What does Nishane Hacivat smell like?

Let's first unveil the fragrance notes.

The top notes are Pineapple, Grapefruit, and Bergamot.

Middle notes are Cedar, Patchouli, and Jasmine.

Base notes are Oakmoss and Woody Notes.

From the initial blast of Hacivat, it's going to remind you of Creed Aventus, if you are familiar with that fragrance, It does have that very tart, fruity, juicy pineapple in the opening with this crunchy vibe as well, which is done very, very good. But what also makes it different is you do get a good dose of that grapefruit, which isn't found in Aventus.

But this, all in all, guys, the opening is so fresh, so fruity, and a little bit tart.

Now, at the end of the day, though, this is not a clone of Aventus by any means. It goes a completely different route.

And only that opening, which is short-lived, is the only thing that resembles Aventus.

So do not call this a clone or anything along those lines because it's not. 

Once Hacivat starts to dry down, it turns into a Chypre DNA and scent profile. And that's coming mostly from that Patchouli.

This is a heavy dose of Patchouli. It's very green, very earthy, and you also get a slight floral touch in the backbone of this one from Jasmine, which just adds kind of a nice complexity to it, a little bit more character.

And this is where it starts to differ from Aventus once it gets into the mid and the base, it's completely a different DNA.

Now, I do wish that opening would last a little bit longer because that opening is so fresh and so refreshing. But unfortunately, it does go away within, like, 30 minutes to up to an hour. And you're completely gone away from that pineapple and that grapefruit note.

Now, a lot of people when they smell this, think it does smell very, very smoky.

For me, however, it doesn't come across like that.

There's no Birch like it's found in Aventus, which does come across like a smoky wood.

However, it is very dirty and earthy. I've even heard people say this smells like an ashtray, which I don't resonate with. I don't get that vibe. But it is an earthy fragrance through and through.

Once we make our way into the base, you're going to be left with for hours upon hours because that base is very heavy.

You're going to get this very masculine, earthy, grassy Oak Moss note.

So you have to be a fan of Oak Moss to like this fragrance because the Oak Moss, I would honestly say, is the main player out of all the notes. It stands out the absolute most. And you are going to be left with the Oak Moss for a long time.

Alongside that Oak Moss in the base, you are going to get a nice woodiness that just rounds it out.

I'm not sure what kind of wood it is. It might be that Cedarwood that's listed in the mid does come out a little bit more in the base.

But you definitely get the earthy, green Oak Moss and a woodiness in the base as well. And that's also where it differs from Aventus because, in Aventus, you get a salty Amber green, which I like a lot.

However, when it comes to the scent profile compared to Aventus, I prefer Hacivat.

Aventus, though, I love the way this fragrance develops on my skin.

Hacivat is one of the best Oak Moss dominant fragrances money can buy, in my opinion.

Even though it is a synthetic Oak Moss because Oak Moss has been banned for a few years now.

So you're not going to get a natural Oak Moss. But the way Nishane did it here is so, so good and comes across as very authentic. 

So just to break it down, like I said, in that topper, it's going to be very fruity, slightly tart, and crunchy from the pineapple and grapefruit, which don't last long until it turns very green, Chypre-like from that Patchouli, and a slightly floral, earthy Jasmine.

And then it finally rounds itself off to an earthy base from the Oak Moss and a woody Cedarwood.

It's not necessarily the most complex fragrance. It does have some layers to it that you can detect, and it does change throughout the wearing.

But it does change very, very quickly until it does get into the final base of the fragrance.

I would probably say Aventus is a little bit more complex at the end of the day, even though I do prefer Hacivat.

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How long does Nishane Hacivat last?

Now, this is where things get very, very good for this fragrance, and also a reason why I love it so much.

Of course, it's an Extrait de Parfum, so you expect it to have good performance, especially from the longevity.

I get above-average performance from this one easily. 12+ hours on the skin. Even this stuff does not go away.

Even when you spray it on your skin, you have this oily shine on your skin for hours.

So no complaints from the longevity.

The projection as well was so, so good.

You spray this one on, and you don't need that many sprays, even though I am considered an oversprayer myself.

You walk around, and the scent trail, at least, behind you is amazing. It's out of this world. Everybody will smell you when they walk by or you walk by them.

Be cautious of that. Even though you are going to get a ton of attention wearing this fragrance.

The projection lasted around 4 hours.

When to wear Nishane Hacivat?

This is a very versatile fragrance that can be worn all year round.

All four seasons, you got the fall, the winter, the spring, and it's summer just because of how fruity and fresh the opening is.

It will work in the spring and summer. But also, how earthy and woody it is. It works perfectly in the fall and winter, especially considering how dense this fragrance is as well.

So perfectly versatile. One hundred percent worthy that can be worn all year easily. 

Now for occasions as well. It's also versatile in this aspect.

You could dress this one up, and it will be good. You can dress this one down, and it will work as well.

So it works casually and formally.

If you're just going to the office or if you work a construction job, even you can wear this one.

If you're going to a wedding, you're going on a date, you're dressing up in a suit, you can wear this one as well. It just adapts to every environment. 

For gender and age groups, guys, this is a masculine fragrance without a doubt.

There's nothing feminine about this whatsoever.

It's actually on the extremely masculine side from that note breakdown.

For age groups as well, I think it's versatile too.

I think it works for a younger guy.

But it also works for a mature, older gentleman just because of that earthy Oak Moss, which Oak Moss has been used in so many masculine fragrances for the last 100 years.

It's like a go-to note in that classic kind of fougere Chypre fragrance.

In Summary – Is Nishane Hacivat better than Aventus?

In my humble opinion, Hacivat dethrones the king – it's a new ruler in the realm of Niche fragrances.

With its unique scent profile, versatility, and performance, it outshines even the legendary Creed Aventus.

This fragrance is not just a scent; it's an experience, an olfactory journey that evolves on your skin, leaving a lasting impression.

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