╠ Simplified and shortened fragrance classification:
About half a minute alcoholic, white wine like
Brown sugar, vanillin, caramel tones, smooth, slightly powdery woods
Myrrh, olibanum, roasted, smoked liquorice (= liquorice /= myrrh)
╠ Range intensity (projection & sillage):
(4-5 of 10) rather weak for an Arabic perfume.
Very linear. Only when applied directly, one has an alcoholic, ethereal effect.
The heart note is also not of long duration and quickly merges into the long-lasting base, which has a good fixation.
6 hours min.
Still perceptible the next day, because of the smokiness, which is very concise and stands out.
╠ Flacon & exterior design:
Flacon looks very valuable and is made of very thick, heavy glass. A brown wood grain is printed on three sides. At the back, the bottle is transparent and you can see the Arabic writing on the front. The lid is made of very heavy, solid plastic with a wooden look on the sides and a gold metal effect on top and bottom. The spray button is not specially made, but it serves its purpose. Lid closes very tightly, so that the bottle can be lifted by the lid without falling down. The packaging is partly printed with gold metallic arabesques, which remind of the splendid decorations of mosques. Packaging is also partially embossed with wood texture. On the inside of the packaging there are countless Lattafa brand logos next to each other (tiling). Packaging is much larger than the flacon. This sits wobble-proof in a cardboard device. For the price very beautifully processed.
The name is a misnomer!
I was also a little disappointed and had imagined the scent differently. Comments and scent pyramids cannot represent the scent as it is subjectively perceived by the individual. There is no wood in the classical sense and it is not necessarily 'intense'. Myrrh, myrrh, more myrrh and desert (resin) bushes! Myrrh smells similar to liquorice! I have a bottle of myrrh extract for comparison.
I think you have to wear it more often to like it On some days I perceive more the vanilla notes, on others only the licorice and smoky aspects. This very linear fragrance isn't bad, but it's very special and unusual.
I also think about what to put in the headline, so that one can judge the scent already from it.
For lovers of single malts, whiskeys and other spirits matured in wooden barrels, this fragrance will be worth a try. (Holy) smoky, resinous, woody, crunchy, dry-warm. Like a freshly burnt oak barrel.
Another association would be something like a pirate ship, the 'flying Dutchman' or an orthodox church, where the incense was being waved.
For dreaming, meditating, watching a suitable film, going to church, drinking whiskey or cigars in the gentlemen's room. Absolutely no party scent!!!
You can probably use it to perfume a winter coat, a man's room or an old library.
More like winter, if worn in public. By Arab standards an evergreen Any time you put it on for yourself.
╠ Age recommendation:
╠ Similare & Scent Twins:
see suggestions from Parfumo
Pirate ship, ghost ship, whiskey, gentlemen's room, burnt oasis in the desert, liquorice, myrrh, incense, orthodox church, Byzantium, Greece, resins, burning bushes, single malt, whiskey cask, arabesque, church visit
Oud and other ingredients not perceptible. Apparently only serve to round off the overall composition.
A lot of myrrh (liquorice note), a lot of incense and for the newcomer to fragrance 'charred wood' noticeable.