Antiquity 2019

Antiquity by Areej Le Doré
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Antiquity is a new and limited perfume by Areej Le Doré for women and men and was released in 2019. The scent is leathery-animal. Projection and longevity are above-average. The production was apparently discontinued. Limited Edition
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesPeach aldehyde, Bergamot
Heart Notes Heart NotesCarnation, Cambodian oud, Angelica root, Patchouli
Base Notes Base NotesRussian leather, Muskatone, Patchouli, Amber, Indian oakmoss

Ratings

Scent

8.8 (17 Ratings)

Longevity

8.5 (17 Ratings)

Sillage

8.2 (17 Ratings)

Bottle

8.8 (18 Ratings)
Submitted by Maggy4u, last update on 14.09.2020.
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9.5
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10
Longevity
9
Sillage
NikEy
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NikEy
NikEy
Top Review    11  
In the aldehyde dance: When everything stops for a moment...
Russian Adam manages to pick me up again. Although he leaves me at a loss as to how to classify them, at the same time he triggers a deep familiarity, a warming feeling of well-being. Not that I associate scents like these with those of my mother, father, grandpa or grandma - on the contrary, Adam's creation does not seem old-fashioned to me at all - rather it is rather a deep primal sound, a murmur inside, which makes many things stand still and conjures up deep peace. It remains to be seen whether the 'antique' ingredients or rather the art of perfumery are really involved instead of this non-existent memory.

Antiquity writes dark leather and overly obvious patchouli as a freestyle of its kind. Whoever expects an extreme at this point will be disappointed. Neither earth (which I personally can't stand at all, and that's why I'm not a patch friend) nor chocolate patch, it's rather a resinous-dusty-dark patchouli note, which I didn't know so far Peach aldehydes as a vintage accord extremely loosen up the fragrance. They bring in a hardly explainable way a floating way and a subtile freshness, appear light fruity and form the construct for me, which makes this fragrance to become what it is. Dragging him out of the dark resinous splint. Which help him to move away from dull-earthy perfumacy to airy-floating lightness. The in between clear fruit aspects flash up and sometimes even seem almost clean.
Musk and oud contribute an animalism that is not faecal but dark and gives the fragrance an unmistakable physicality. Even if the unsweet, almost clean-looking fruit is often in the foreground, some will probably get out at this point. I find the animalism to be clearly within the acceptable range. It also later forms the basis that keeps the fragrance on the skin until the next morning
Great stories are written but remain a mystery. That's how I feel about antiquing. But who cares: what could be more beautiful than simply enjoying the experience reclined and inevitably fading out the analytical side except for a few aspects. Once again, a masterpiece of Adam's...
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Drseid

746 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
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A Bit of Polish Would Do Wonders...
Antiquity goes on skin with a slightly effervescent, chocolatey deep Cambodian Oud with an underlying carnation and patchouli tandem in support. As the composition moves to its early heart, the oud settles down, moving to the background, ceding way to an emergent super-strong animalic, leathery musk that becomes the focal point of the composition through the entire mid-section. During the late dry-down, the musk finally recedes to unveil the powdery amber and oakmoss-driven base but still hangs around, now in support through the finish. Projection is excellent, as is longevity at around 12 hours on skin.

Antiquity is a composition that is a tough one for me to enjoy. The chocolatey real oud driven open gets things going on the right foot, but the leathery animalic musk and deep rugged patchouli driven heart is way over-the-top for this writer's tolerance level. One can certainly appreciate the ingredient quality used here that is obviously top-notch, but the composition is just too rough around the edges, lacking the polish to match. The powdery late dry-down is very ho-hum, with the perfumer choosing to feature the powdery facets of the oakmoss instead its mossy-green quality. One wonders what the end result would have been if the stellar ingredients used here were composed by a more professionally skilled hand. As things stand, the discontinued Antiquity has its moments, showing plenty of potential with some crazy good materials only to ultimately disappoint due to lack of polish and control, earning it a "good" rating of 3 stars out of 5 and a very hesitant recommendation to most unless you like your compositions "rough around the edges."
10
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10
Longevity
5
Sillage
10
Bottle
JackHunter33

57 Reviews
JackHunter33
JackHunter33
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Antiquity
Ahhhh man this is so good. Imagine if you will the most supple brown leather that it could be the inside of a very expensive luxury car. Add chocolate patchouli and bergamot and then wrap the supple brown leather chocolate infused citrus with a heavenly pure carnation accord. Like it was just plucked from within heavens gate and brought to earth for mortal men to enjoy.

And then add the most beautiful Cambodian oud accord with it's multifaceted woodsy and slightly sweet caramel accord for the drydown. Add a few drops of musk and you have a concoction to die for. I love this juice!

Well from two sprays of Antiquity I get all day longevity from 10am to 2am and even in the morning I could smell the basenotes. The projection though not stellar is better than the other three on my skin. So that 30ml bottle is going to last some time.

I have to say I have never worn a scent that has given me such a buzz and has had me walking around all day on cloud nine. Absolutely amazing smelling masterpiece!

Statements

Caca13Caca13 13 months ago
7
Scent
10
Longevity
10
Sillage
10
Bottle
Carnation overload in the drydown, smothers all the other notes sample on skin before making a purchase.

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