Maahir Black Edition

Maahir Black Edition by Lattafa / لطافة
Where to buy
Search on
Search
More
Where to buy
8.2 / 10 65 Ratings
Maahir Black Edition is a popular perfume by Lattafa / لطافة for men. The release year is unknown. The scent is smoky-woody. The longevity is above-average. It is still available to purchase.
Search on
Search
More

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top Notes Pink pepperPink pepper Black pepperBlack pepper SaffronSaffron
Heart Notes Heart Notes RhubarbRhubarb Cade juniperCade juniper LabdanumLabdanum Gurjum balsamGurjum balsam
Base Notes Base Notes LeatherLeather CedarwoodCedarwood PatchouliPatchouli Gaiac woodGaiac wood MuskMusk Tree mossTree moss
Ratings
Scent
8.265 Ratings
Longevity
8.360 Ratings
Sillage
8.060 Ratings
Bottle
9.062 Ratings
Value for money
9.554 Ratings
Submitted by Frankie, last update on 04.02.2023.
  • RateRate
  • CollectionCollection
  • ClassifyClassify
  • NotesNotes

Reviews

5 in-depth fragrance descriptions
10
Pricing
9
Bottle
8
Sillage
8
Longevity
10
Scent
Carlitos01

367 Reviews
Carlitos01
Carlitos01
Very helpful Review 13  
The pyramidal dark scent
Strong scents almost always evoke vivid memories in me. Sometimes I like to tie in some peculiar time frames of my life with some unique fragrances that surprise and mark me as much as some of my more unusual life experiences.
As far as I can remember, I have always had an enthusiasm for ancient history, and Egyptology in particular. Thirty-two years ago, and having been married a year earlier, my wife and I took an adventurous second honeymoon trip through Egypt.
In Giza, I was astounded for the first time, standing before the Great Pyramid. This construction is still by far the largest man-made building in terms of mass and the tallest until a hundred and twenty years ago. After a few minutes of looking at the four and a half thousand-year-old landmark, I decided to enter, despite the huge number of noisy visitors. Of course, I thoroughly explored the inevitable King's Chamber, the Great Gallery and the Queen's Chamber. Due to the numerous visitors and poor ventilation, the interior gets quite damp and makes a high contrast to the dry environment outside.
Before leaving the pyramid, I noticed the tunnel entrance leading to the Underground Chamber, also known as the Chamber of Thieves. I knew it had less archaeological interest and probably had no tourists. The narrow, low tunnel leading down to it was steep and with a gradient of more than 35º. Every now and then, a rough wooden beam nailed to the floor helped to prevent slipping. A dim light positioned every ten meters helped prevent the acrobatic descent from turning into a huge tumble and made it possible to see that the tunnel made a continuous curve. I only encountered a single other visitor making the upward journey. When I reached the final catacomb, I just found an empty room, lit only by a weak lamp. Suddenly the electricity went out for a time that seemed interminable. The darkness was total. I felt buried alive for more than twenty minutes. My imagination tortured me with all the details of mummy horror movies. The silence was sepulchral. Going back up through that tunnel-like trap, and with no lighting at all was unthinkable. It was the darkest and most sinister twenty minutes of my life. When I finally managed to get back and leave the Pyramid, I found my wife in tears and whining to the police that her husband had been kidnapped.

Maahir Black Edition is pitch black! It resembles a smoky black dungeon filled with cobwebs and hiding our darkest yearnings. The darkness around us is renewed with swirls of tar, embers and ash. It looks like a ghostly gothic storm! A little light made by a slightly floral, earthy and sweetish chord does not dispel this gloomy atmosphere.
On the other hand, we cannot remain indifferent before the dark magnitude of this perfume nor fail to appreciate the coherence between the different notes and the distinct phases. At the opening, we are awakened to an intrusion of peppers while saffron prepares a leathery trail. The heart reveals a light earthy pine background concealed by the development of strong notes of leather, smoke, resins and bittersweet balsams. Finally, the base reveals in full a dark leather note made with birch tar and enhanced with tarry guaiac wood and animalistic musk. It is a fantastic, ghostly symphony that accommodates the shadows and curses of an unwary tourist trapped in the claustrophobic chamber under the Great Pyramid.
As some of you may now suspect, I love dark fragrances. The darker they get, the more I appreciate them.

Let me enlighten this perfume with my personal ratings:
___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
- Opening: 10.0 (Impressive spicy opening giving way to an explosion of smoke and balms).
- Dry Down: 9.5 (Just a little less pungent but an impressive dark dryness anyway).
- Longevity: 8.5 (3 sprays last up to 8~9 hours).
- Sillage: 8.5 (up to 6 feet and 2.5 hours of projection, with 3 sprays).
- Uniqueness: 9.5 (the magnitude and smooth continuity of the successive dark phases at the proposed price point, is unique; only a slight resemblance with the much more expensive Terroni may be noticed).
- Wearability: 6.0 (Winter nights outdoor fragrance).
- Versatility: 7.5 (It is quite proper for lively evening and night events. It is intrusive for the office, as well as a day scent, and almost dangerous for sporty events or to use at the seaside: You may use it at any time / any season, if you are alone at leisure and enjoy this fragrance for your own pleasure).
- Price: 7.0 (Only the dark fragrance lovers will deify you!).
- Quality: 9.0 (Well above average especially if you consider its low price. It smells quite expensive).
- Presentation: 9.0 (Surprisingly, a UAE fragrance house proposes us a very acceptable box and a very beautiful and sturdy flask with a good metal cap).
- Price: 10.0 (100ml flask for €23.0, on sale and including tax and shipping).
___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
Overall rating: 8.61 / 10.00
- between 7 and 8 = above average;
- between 8 and 9 = recommended;
- above 9 = definitely not to be missed;

My opinion: A niche-like fragrance proposed by Lattafa that deserves to be a shiny landmark in the universe of very dark fragrances. Surprisingly, the flask is very nice and well crafted. Performance is not huge, but it's above average anyway. The brand's detractors, who normally consider Lattafa a "house of clones", may be surprised by this superb and unique execution.
Do I recommend it? Yes indeed!
Is it worthy of a blind purchase? You cannot miss it if you love dark fragrances. If you are a fresh, aquatic, green or blue scents enthusiast and you don't care about gloomy dark fragrances, keep a safe distance from this dangerous perfume. It will be worse than medieval torture for your skin. My wife hates it. I happen to love it and soon enough, I will buy a backup just in case.

Music: Disturbed - "The Sound Of Silence" (Hello darkness, my old friend...)
5 Replies
9
Pricing
10
Bottle
7
Sillage
8
Longevity
7.5
Scent
Mux7

25 Reviews
Mux7
Mux7
Helpful Review 2  
Most smoky and campfire fragrance
maahir black edition by lattafa is the most smoky perfume you can find with a lot and lots of smoke from start till the end the opening has a black current jam sort of smell and goes to smoky woods campfire smoke that gets inside the camps that type of a smell with a touch of vanilla good longevity
0 Replies
10
Pricing
10
Bottle
8
Sillage
8
Longevity
10
Scent
SirEmmitt

31 Reviews
SirEmmitt
SirEmmitt
Helpful Review 3  
Danzig
This reminds me of listening to Danzig for the 1st time (about 30 years ago...I'm old) in my early teens. It injects your world with a darkness that is unique and intriguing while being slightly scarry and unnerving. I totally imagine this is what Glenn Danzig's house smells like.
Maahir Black is a unapologetically dark smokey fragrance that has no problem being against the crowd. It is dark and smokey like a dying fire. With some incense like resinous notes, dark leather and deep rich woods. It opens with a petrol like note that morphs into a slight balsamic note in the background of the fragrance giving it depth and a shap mysterious quality.
This is totally a heavy metal scent of ever there was one. Throw on a black Misfits shirt and a leather jacket "F" "The man" and there this stuff when ever the frick you want to. And those that don't like it can go away.
0 Replies
10
Pricing
10
Bottle
10
Sillage
8
Longevity
10
Scent
Ilyes

12 Reviews
Ilyes
Ilyes
Helpful Review 3  
Quality price unbelievable
After long time of hesitation i decided to purshace it honestly the first time when i sprayed i didn't liked it , but after 10 minutes i changed my mind i i appreciate it especialy when the animalic notes became strong , the top and her notes are difficults to identify or enjoy , but the base notes are the strong parts of this perfum giving it an impression of a luxury smell at the end of the projection the smell remains correct and similar to its beginning i give it 8/10 sillage , and longevity are powerfull ,
1 Reply
10
Pricing
10
Bottle
10
Sillage
10
Longevity
10
Scent
NikThan

3 Reviews
NikThan
NikThan
1  
A mix that shoudn't go far, yet, it qonquers all.
In an ebony horse headed gorgeous bottle put a little bit of Arrogance Homme Eau De Parfum (vintage version), Black Hascish, and Encre Noire.
Shake them.
Let them reveal completely their secrets inside.
Spray once, twice.
Enough.
Dress in a total black, leather jacket, boots.
Play Wojciech Kilar - Love Remembered.
Now, no one can resist you.
10 in 10.
In everything.
1 Reply
More reviews

Statements

2 short views on the fragrance
David8500David8500 1 month ago
10
Bottle
8
Sillage
9
Longevity
9
Scent
If you like encre noir à l'extreme with a (amouage interlude?) Twist...
Than you will love this. real Quality stuff... Bravo again lattafa
0 Replies
Carlitos01Carlitos01 7 months ago
9
Bottle
8
Sillage
8
Longevity
10
Scent
Tarry black. A smoky dungeon to hide our deep and darkest desires. Carbon dust, charcoal and ashes, spread by a gothic wind. Fantastic!
0 Replies

Charts

This is how the community classifies the fragrance.
Pie Chart Radar Chart

Images

9 fragrance photos of the community
More images

Popular by Lattafa / لطافة

Asad by Lattafa / لطافة Khamrah by Lattafa / لطافة Bade'e Al Oud - Oud for Glory by Lattafa / لطافة Eternal Oud by Lattafa / لطافة Opulent Oud by Lattafa / لطافة Ameer Al Oudh Intense Oud by Lattafa / لطافة Qaa'ed by Lattafa / لطافة Fakhar Lattafa Men by Lattafa / لطافة Nebras by Lattafa / لطافة Ana Abiyedh Poudrée by Lattafa / لطافة Raghba by Lattafa / لطافة Qaed Al Fursan by Lattafa / لطافة Sheikh Shuyukh Luxe Edition by Lattafa / لطافة Oud Mood by Lattafa / لطافة Ramz Lattafa (Silver) by Lattafa / لطافة Raghba Wood Intense by Lattafa / لطافة Ana Abiyedh (Eau de Parfum) by Lattafa / لطافة Ana Abiyedh Rouge by Lattafa / لطافة Just Oud by Lattafa / لطافة Ameer Al Oudh by Lattafa / لطافة