Ajeeb Musk by Abdul Samad Al Qurashi
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Ajeeb Musk is a popular perfume by Abdul Samad Al Qurashi for women and men. The release year is unknown. The scent is oriental-animal. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Oud, Amber, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Vanilla, Bergamot

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Scent

8.4 (11 Ratings)

Longevity

8.5 (9 Ratings)

Sillage

7.9 (9 Ratings)

Bottle

6.0 (15 Ratings)
Submitted by Tar, last update on 13.07.2018
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Mantus
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Exceptional depth
Ajeeb Musk begins intensively citric - herbaceous, but also woody - smoky and sweetish - medicinal.

At first you can perceive an intense citric and also herbaceous note, which seems a little bit "refreshing" and is due to the bergamot.

At the same time a very deep woody (for me black and very very old) note is noticeable, which also brings a good portion of smokiness and also has a very light sweet medical touch and comes from the Oud.

And it should be mentioned that oil should not be used on textiles, because on the skin the original looks like diarrhoea and needs a good hour before it becomes "transparent" - thank God it doesn't smell like that :-)

Ajeeb Musk has no real course, he only changes with time.

As it progresses, the sweetish medicinal component retreats somewhat, but not completely, but disappears in the next 2 hours and is enveloped in a strong spicy note that brings with it a very minimal creamy hint and comes from sandalwood.

Some time later the sandalwood mixes with a very warming balsamic, almost resinous - sweetish note, which provides a great "soft" extraordinary depth and is due to the amber.

2 hours later Ajeeb Musk becomes unbelievably earthy, so that one is actually of the opinion to grind just freshly poured earth in his hands and I personally like it very much.

In the last 1.5 the fragrance ends with a delicate sweet - creamy vanilla hint.

Ajeeb Musk is a wonderful companion in the autumn and winter months, and I can imagine him also on a warm spring evening, for the woman and the man over 30 who are looking for a spicy, balsamic, sweet fragrance with an extraordinary depth
In total the fragrance lasts 8 hours on my skin.

The Sillage is conceived in the first hour in such a way that one is perceived very well at the 2 meters and then oscillates in such a way that one is perceived very clearly at an arm length and this is maintained also 2 hours in such a way, before it reduces itself in minimal steps, until the smell finally completely fades away.
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Affordable luxury
Among the scents I’ve tested from this house so far, since the very opening Wondrous/Ajeeb Musk appears to be the most “friendly” by far, this meaning the most versatile, accessible and similar to a “normal” perfume which Western customers may be familiar with (it even reminded me of some Lutens’, even if more exotic and thick). The price reflects this, since it is among the cheaper range of ASAQ – this making it appealing to a broader audience, and quality-wise, probably less charming and complex than others. This does not mean it is not a good scent, though: it’s a terrific oil which doesn’t lack in what makes ASAQ scents so special, which is their natural, rich, dense texture, that here too makes Ajeeb smell thick, “round” and nuanced. Basically, as the name suggests, it is a civilised, refined musk scent with unusual radiant and bright nuances that make it overall smell quite mellow, silky and soft, still keeping it shady and animalic; all wrapped up in a vanillic-ambery warm aurea, with a salty-camphoraceous base that may contain ambergris, plus a nice and earthy patchouli note with dusty cocoa hints, and a beautiful, gentle breeze of flowers (I think I get jasmine and rose) with a balsamic aftertaste. After a while a spicy accord emerges, “brownish” and pungently exotic, smelling mostly like cumin, saffron and ginger. Overall Ajeeb is a warm, exotic, refined Oriental musk-spicy-sweet scent with a mystical vibe all over, mostly expressed by a nice interplay of breezy-colourful notes and shady-earthy ones. The closest reference I may think of is, to some extent, scents like Borneo by Lutens, just richer, thicker, more animalic. As other ASAQ scents, the evolution is long and complex; after a couple of hours it all becomes woodier, spicier and more dry, with a bold salty-organic feel (ambergris again, and perhaps vetiver?), less warm and less soft than before, but still totally classy, elegant and with the right amount of sweetness. Plus, apparently it emerges also a note which was weirdly absent before, that is a citrus-neroli note, and that for a while creates a sort of classic fougère feel (citrus, woods, “dark” flowers...). A sophisticated, warm, unisex, faceted and unobtrusive scent, totally discreet and versatile. As I said, also probably “easier” to love by a broader audience if compared to other more challenging oils. The only flaw is that this oil is quite thick and dark: don’t apply it on bright clothes.

8/10

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Hermesh 4 years ago
Starts with dense musk note which lies between chocolate and soft-earthy patchouli. Becomes flowery, then softer and more ambery.
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