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I first tried this brand at Harrods all on paper and did not really appreciate the perfume, however the scent was has been on paper for ages. After having chat with a perfumista on this site, I decided to give it another try. Hence, I went down to the boutique in Knightsbridge and was welcomed by the ladies working there and I was shown all the perfumes in the first and second generation. I tried Abjar on my skin and absolutely loved it. This is an animalic spicy chypre. I was told all the ingredients were natural apart from aldehydes and there are 600 ingredients. Not sure how they fit all these in the perfume but the end product is indeed stunning. The cost is £895, and the first generation perfume equivalent is Meydan. The bottles are very heavy and comes with a magnetic cap, quality travel perfume holder and high end gift bag. The scent lasted just shy of 24 hours on my skin. Also the musk used is not synthetic, but the real deal. These perfumes are manufactured in Dubai, hence I wouldn't expect them to use synthetic musks. Overall, this is a very well blended sensual, deep complex, musky chypre, deep rich floral spicy oud perfume. I spent my childhood years in Dubai and this is a fitting tribute to the Arabian horses.