Malik Al Taif (2018)

Malik Al Taif by Areej Le Doré
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Malik Al Taif is a new perfume by Areej Le Doré for women and men and was released in 2018. The scent is animal-floral. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesTaif rose, Indian rose
Heart Notes Heart NotesIndian oud, Saffron, Deer musk absolute
Base Notes Base NotesMysore sandalwood, Amber, Benzoin siam

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Scent

8.4 (20 Ratings)

Longevity

8.6 (19 Ratings)

Sillage

7.9 (19 Ratings)

Bottle

8.9 (15 Ratings)
Submitted by Ravenous, last update on 27.09.2019
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Edarggniknis

19 Reviews
Edarggniknis
Edarggniknis
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Beyond tastes
«Mukhallats» are the most reworked blends in perfumery. There is something special about its profile, about its vibe, about its odor... Its grandiosity & misty vibe at once (without forgetting «that» yearned touch of intimacy) attracts people of both sexes from all over the world for generations. It is simply a transversal smell, an inner will, a kind of palisade. Does Malik al Taif bring something remarcable to all this genre? Well: Quality & skill... In that order. And there're some better rose blends around, like Dixit & Zak's Charbagh and maybe Roucel's Amorem Rose for Shalini, but that is it. This work has over 40% of rose oils in it, but somehow it doesn't conjure an obvious middle eastern aura, but clearly indian or even southeast asian. Yes. Its opening is strong & dirty [neither fecal nor banyard: dirty], dense & a bit swampy as well; I love this type of overtures, which in this case lasts around one hour until both roses are surpassed by the three wonderful ouds; and then, the regal amber...
6.5/10
DubaiDuft98

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opposite peculiarity
Expectations and reality will quickly uncover the error. The main chords are
Balsams listed thus vegetable secretions of the balsam trees and other balsam plants. These are at best only very easy to recognize. Saffron triggers a bitter sensorium in the top note.
Amber belongs to the oriental group and has a warm, slightly powdery, erotic, animal tonality, is heavily constituted in Malik Al Taif.
Musks, amber and roses write the surroundings.
I can understand very well that many have associated this perfume with a cow steel.
I don't want to judge this negative or positive.
Rose petals always set the tone in every note. Oud I can perceive at most only rudimentarily, remaining in the background. Musk pushes any wood notes back into the waiting loop. The musk has
animal and on the other hand a radiantly sweet smell. In the fragrance composition of Malik Al Taif it can be assigned to the hair-like smell

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Maggy4u

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Taif: A Royal Audience
Malik al Taif. When Malik is usually translated as king and ruler in the male form, Areej le Doré speaks bluntly of the queen of Taif roses. In fact, he had only the petals of this rare subspecies in Taif carefully harvested before sunrise and distilled in the traditional way to start processing almost 2kg of Royal Taif Rose Oil - just for this fragrance - in no time at all. TWO kilograms!

Apart from the worldly equivalent of this amount of rose oil, the tenfold higher concentration of the oil in the fragrance (40%) is decisive. Ten times because 4% of the oil was set as an upper limit for IFRA's sphere of action. Unfortunately, many synthetic fragrances do not show this concern. But back to the rose.

Russian Adam quickly realizes that his rose saffron Oud is something special. The rose dances impressively fresh and with such massive naturalness on the skin, as if we were sitting in the midst of flowering sticks. Or to put it another way: This is how a bee must feel in the Royal Taif.

The fragrance radiates rose red and warm. Indeed, kidnaps us to the imaginary place of an oasis in the desert, on an Arabian night. Preserves the moment of flower harvesting, but also evokes schemes of Arab dreams and romantic stories.

Slightly dark tones appear relatively quickly under the floating rose petals. Woody, minimal leathery, oud oils play in combination and create structure and, olfactory, further Arabic connotations. The rose always remains in the centre as the celebrated queen. The animalistic tendencies of oud and musk absolus are skillfully - yes, almost nobly - restrained. The oud itself supports the musk in its animalism. This, attributed to the natural musk, is complex, but never irritating or vulgar. So we don't have to go to the riding stable of the oasis to experience everything. Rather, musk and oud, the counterparts of the fragrance, perhaps more masculine than masculine, appear. The beautiful saffron gives its sweetness and further conceals the pure power of the "dark powers". He's like the rustling clothes between two lovers. Hiding and yet also revelation at the same time.

With every movement the fragrance projects an incomprehensible aura around me. Fits only surreal into the autumn world of Germany. And yet he touches deeply. Is scale breaking in its radiance and opulence. But at the same time also very pure in its essence.

One of the best rose saffron ouds of our time.

On closer inspection, it is more than just a reference. Not only because the purely mathematical facts of the concentration of aromatic oils, this could formally dictate. Despite its royal claim with just 8 ingredients, it is simple and unbelievably authentic at the same time. He's bursting with strength and yet he wants to embrace you. He takes you with him and yet creates a calm, pleasant feeling.

It is certainly the interplay of opposites that actually become one in this fragrance that makes Malik al Taif a shining example of perfume art.

I can therefore recommend this fragrance to anyone who thinks they want to make peace with rose ouds as "mainstream in the niche". Every fan of oriental scents. Anyone who wants to bring a little more glamour to the beginning grey of the German autumn.

Welcome to the audience in Taif.
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