Crystal d'Afrique 2017 Eau de Parfum

Crystal d'Afrique (Eau de Parfum) by David Thibaud-Bourahla
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Crystal d'Afrique (Eau de Parfum) is a perfume by David Thibaud-Bourahla for women and was released in 2017. The scent is spicy-oriental. The longevity is above-average. It is still available to purchase. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top Notes Thai gingerThai ginger Egyptian geraniumEgyptian geranium Ivory Coast bergamot
Heart Notes Heart Notes Tunisian neroliTunisian neroli Egyptian mimosaEgyptian mimosa
Base Notes Base Notes Atlas cedarAtlas cedar Green bourbon vanilla FrankincenseFrankincense Somalian myrrhSomalian myrrh

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9.16 Ratings
Longevity
8.73 Ratings
Sillage
7.73 Ratings
Bottle
9.37 Ratings
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 16.12.2022.
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Shimmering light, gravitational beauty - the crystal from Africa
Many perfumes have a story, only a few tell a story. Crystal d'Afrique takes the inclined tester even in this story, on an olfactory journey through Africa.

A journey without words
Madegassic ginger receives the fragrance traveler with full power and accompanies him until the end deep in the night, the whole fragrance pyramid through. To start with, some citric aspects are perceptible, bergamot presumably. A desert storm of flowers from various parts of Africa follows on its heels. The floral abundance of Africa is overwhelming and very well interwoven, I can hardly make out individual notes. A slight sweetness is probably brought by the mimosa and I can perceive neroli, which is probably also responsible for the slightly "green" facet. Is that jasmine singing in the background, for once not playing first fiddle? These first impressions of a continent are so varied, but it does not stop there, the traveler is assailed with further impressions.
The base notes show up in the background of the floral storm, blurred and restrained at first, then permeating it with successive increases as the storm subsides: Spicy woodiness of the mighty cedar of the Atlas Mountains rises from the base with soft, balsamic warm myrrh, increasingly permeating the fragrance. Nature, history and culture are one in this continent. Beguiling bourbon vanilla mingles cautiously underneath, and for a while extremely dominant resinous-aromatic incense lets the traveler dive into the millennia-old history of this continent with its important empires of earlier times, lets him experience the deeply sacred aspects of African tradition and history, which have shaped this continent until today.
These awe-inspiring impressions keeps the sensual drydown for many hours: noblest bourbon vanilla surrounds itself with gifts of the three kings, frankincense and myrrh, framed by a hint of ginger - to the sensation this is the real "Angelique Encens", or perhaps even better - "Encens Vanille Ange".

Tactile beauty - the bottle
The hand-flattering flacon is made of heavy crystal and was created by hand. Its shape is said to be reminiscent of the sand dunes of African deserts. The round cap is made of Moroccan marble, which has been polished by hand. The flacon stands in a finger-galvanized frame made of handcrafted padouk wood, in which a padded round recess in the lid provides a stable stand without damaging the marble closure or even the engraving plate, which, like the engraving plate on the frame, has a 24-carat gold plating.

The feminine soul of Africa
Crystal d'Afrique is not just a trip to Africa, however. The fragrance was created by a French designer with North African roots. For Crystal d'Afrique, David Thibaud-Bourahla and Clémentine Humeau use only sustainably processed natural ingredients, as far as possible from Africa itself. The quality of the ingredients distinguishes the fragrance throughout, and yet, as an African natural perfume, it has the sophistication of a French perfume.
Symbol of the house Thibaud-Bourahla is an ancient symbol of the Berbers, which stands for femininity, patience and harmony, were with this people but in pre-Islamic times the women of great importance in and for society. So I see this fragrance more on a woman. Crystal d'Afrique is an exceptional fragrance, it allows a glimpse into the deeply feminine soul of a continent. Before my inner eye appears the image of a continent with incredibly many facets, fascinating history, cultural significance, respect-inspiring landscape and exotic beauty.
Just as you can not grasp the real Africa as a "package tourist" on the side, this fragrance with all its facets also does not open up to the inclined tester "just by the way", but it takes concentration and imagination as well as repeated "travel" with the African crystal, so as not to stop in amazement or overwhelmed before the quality and intensity of the ingredients and their interconnectedness or even be deterred by the powerful impressions of the African crystal
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HolscentbarHolscentbar 2 months ago
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beautiful opening. I feel resinous and a little floral. excellent quality. Unisex
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