Hayat by Kemi / Al Kimiya
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Hayat is a popular perfume by Kemi / Al Kimiya for women and men and was released in 2014. The scent is woody-spicy. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still available to purchase.
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Main accords

Woody
Spicy
Oriental
Resinous
Animal

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes Bitter orangeBitter orange Bulgarian lavenderBulgarian lavender SaffronSaffron
Heart Notes Heart Notes CardamomCardamom CinnamonCinnamon AmberAmber
Base Notes Base Notes CypriolCypriol CedarCedar PatchouliPatchouli OudOud
Ratings
Scent
8.3177 Ratings
Longevity
8.9168 Ratings
Sillage
8.5169 Ratings
Bottle
8.8150 Ratings
Value for money
6.453 Ratings
Submitted by ParfumAholic, last update on 30.01.2023.
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5 in-depth fragrance descriptions
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HIRH
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Very helpful Review 14  
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This oud scent wanders between different worlds. It can be worn in the same way in summer and winter, but in a different way with a different effect.

The fragrance opens with masculine-tart lavender and fruity saffron as well as lots of oud. A few spicy notes emerge over the course of the fragrance, but mainly oud. The presence of lavender continues to decrease.

The oud is a typical Kemi-Oud. Unrestricted animalism. The muff notes are suppressed by the other ingredients so that they are not disturbing. Therefore I assume that the spicy notes are not supposed to determine the character of the perfume, but only cancel this muff note. The result is an authentic, beguilingly anal oud without the olfactory characteristics that are often ridiculed by western noses as a stable smell.

The fragrances are in their combination rather sweet than tart. Which means that you can also wear this fragrance in summer - who would have thought it? Due to the tart character and the saffron it even cools down a little.

In winter the perfume has a completely different effect. It's still not sweet, but the bewitching animalism of the oud has a completely different effect. It's no longer cooling at all, but warming instead. The lavender doesn't feel cool anymore, but like a warm lavender tea, whose scented vapour rises into the nose. Warming and quite round.

Overall, I have the impression that Kemi Hayat is going in a similar direction to the XerJoff Alexandria series. Only without Rose and instead with a clearly more present and beguiling Oud.

Durability and sillage are well above average, definitely more Extrait de Parfum than Eau de Parfum level.

Conclusion:
Animalistic year-round oud with undreamt-of qualities. My new lavender scent. Intoxicating and sensual at the same time. Recommended to buy. Cheers!
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Mischa99
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Helpful Review 5  
...in the antique shop, the old wood floor creaked loudly under the bear claws...
After my statement 8 months ago I wanted to test Hayat again with some distance. A certain scent, which I had never smelled like that again, had become engrained in my mind. After spraying it on, Hayat almost smells like glue with a slightly animal note. It took about a quarter of an hour for the great woody scent to shimmer through. At the beginning the perfume looks slightly sweet and fresh (Lavender?). I also noticed a berry note. But the scents disappear within the next hours. A very heavy woody/resinous scent develops (almost like furniture polish) which really tickles the nose. I wonder if this could really be oud, I have never smelled anything like it in any test. Maybe the molecule 01 was added ? The smell does not seem natural to me because it is so intense. It fascinated me so much that I had to smell my clothes all day long. The smell lasts for 2-3 days on fabric. Since I know some other smells in the meantime and my smell perception has probably changed a little bit because of that I simply have to increase my rating by half a point to 9. If the price wasn't that high I would surely strike. So I'm looking for a cheaper oud fragrance that smells so great and woody.
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Beautiful Oud
Hayat met me in a perfumery when I asked which oud scent they could recommend.
That's how Hayat came into my presence.

It starts out quite pungent, extremely strong, to be precise, one perceives extremely much lavender. The lavender remains from beginning to end, but it becomes less and less present or more suppressed by other notes. The oud note seems to me to be very pure and clear - also animalistic. From the base on the oud seems to vibrate through fully.

The composition is wonderful, unique and of high quality. The oud is perfectly coordinated with other nuances. One of the best oud fragrances I know, besides that the oud seems to be of natural origin, in a small amount, but still present.

The durability is very good - lasts easily 12 hours with heavy projection.

The packaging is beautiful and simply high quality.

Everything is right here - one of the best Kemi fragrances!

Test it without fail :-)

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Denim86

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Denim86
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Helpful Review 4  
Full on throttle.
What an amazingly beautiful creation. .

Many people compare this to Tom Ford Oud Wood, and i will too, by saying that this is the Big, bad, Bold brother of oud Wood. . He rides a Harley and has zero f’s to give. He is authentic and is not shy to show it. The oud in this, is so beautiful. .

Respectfully to the masterpiece “Oud Wood” itself.

Not really an in-depth review, But there was not enough space in the: statement to write this.
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BobbyGee

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Hayat
A fragrance created under the banner of the Italian brand Sergio Momo (the same from Xerjoff, Sospiro, or Casamorati) where the creative nose was Chris Maurice.
Hayat (Arabic. Life) is one of the coolest elegant ouds from the "cheaper" category. I don't mean fragrances that have only as much in common with oud as the name.
Personally, it reminds me of Oud Assam (Rania J).
The beginning of the fragrance is quite bitter, lavender-spicy oranges, which are hammered (and not the other way round) into a beautiful-sounding oud combined with woody notes.
Over time and quite quickly ... the scent of illuminated orange bitterness gives way to darker smoky-woody-agar notes, then the warmth smoothes out and so it lasts, lasts and lasts.
I don't sense any fecal oud notes in it, and the fragrance for me takes on a rather elegant and rather masculine sound.
Longevity and projection at a high level.
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PerfumeaholKPerfumeaholK 2 years ago
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9
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woody animalic, beautifully done. Also most wearable from Kemi's line. Has very lovely piney touch to it
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 2 years ago
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Lavender starts very pungent but softens over the life of the scent. The oud is of an enormous quality, earthy, slightly animalic.
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BoBoChampBoBoChamp 2 years ago
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9
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8.5
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Initially pungent and fresh-spicy, this slightly animalic, spicy resinous-woody Mid season fragrance, settles to a dusty earthy-woody base.
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Finerthings8Finerthings8 2 years ago
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This is smells very good.it is actually very familiar profile from Middle eastern parfums.so nothing new here but quality ingredients used
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