Sunday, March 2, 2014
Kuznetsky Most by Novaya Zarya ( Henry Brokar )
Not long ago, I won three bottles of Novaya Zarya Colognes at auction. They were dirt cheap and between 90 to 100ml bottles. One of them was this Eau de Toilette bottle of Kuznetsky Most. The other two were "Crazy Rain" and "Casino".
I've had occasion to wear all three for full wearings and have to say that they've kind of grown on me. No, they're not sleepers that anyone needs to go hunting down, but they're a bit more enjoyable than I had anticipated them to be. For the price point and functionality ( work rotation frags ), they get the job done and are understated. These Russian masculines are just as good or possibly superior to, some of the better known el cheapos I own from the past.
Kuznetsky Most is assuredly flawed. It's also tuned politely so the imperfections aren't flaunted. It's pleasant enough and a casual aroma as well. It opens with a surprisingly nice rendition of sharp citrus, mild pepper, woods and wintry spice. This accord lasts about 5 minutes on my skin and is the best part of the wearings. It's a vibrant and uncomplicated greeting that I only wish stayed around longer.
Sillage is moderate with longevity approximately 3 to 4 hours on my skin with heavier sprays. A positive-neutral rating from Aromi for Novaya Zarya's "Kuznetsky Most" and a strong suggestion to sample before purchase.