Dzhari (2011)

Dzhari by Phaedon
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Dzhari is a perfume by Phaedon for women and men and was released in 2011. The scent is earthy-spicy. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesDate, Malaga wine, Tonka bean
Heart Notes Heart NotesLoam
Base Notes Base NotesCashmeran, Sandalwood, Cedar

Ratings

Scent

7.4 (53 Ratings)

Longevity

6.6 (44 Ratings)

Sillage

5.9 (47 Ratings)

Bottle

7.0 (46 Ratings)
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 03.06.2017
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Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 8.0/10
Helpful Review    5
The temptation of wine and dates
“She took down a round mat from the wall and spread it out on the floor. She removed the casserole from the fire, opened a small cupboard recessed in the wall and took out a toasted barley roll and two earthenware soup plates… …the tiny cupboard also contained a sip of wine, which they drank, and several fully ripe dates for the sweet tooth. For some time, both remained silent and watched the fire, which was about to go out. Their minds rose and fell, danced with the dying flames.”
-The Last Temptation of Christ by Nikos Kazantzakis

The first time I tried Dzhari I really was reminded of this passage. Kazantzakis not only describes all the elements found in Dzhari but I have the same visceral response to his words and the perfume. The Malaga wine accord is very tannic and the first spritz of Dzhari always has a slightly astringent, mouth puckering effect. The date accord has a deep, rich, molasses sweetness that balances and lifts the drier elements of the fragrance. The terracotta notes act in such a way that you smell the tactile and visual qualities of an unglazed clay pot; dusty, dry and earthy red. Finally, the smokiness of the fragrance brings all the elements together and you envision yourself in a little town somewhere on the eastern Mediterranean coast sitting fireside, warm and relaxed, sipping wine and eating dates.

Dzhari may be the most unusual gourmand fragrance I’ve come across. Admittedly, my description might make it difficult to imagine wearing this as perfume. Some might find it challenging. However, while the wearer might perceive all the individual elements of the fragrance, my sense is that others experience Dzhari as a deep, rich, earthy incense perfume rather than anything they would recognize as gourmand.

Dzhari is a unique fragrance that deserves to be on every perfumista's/perfumisto's bucket list. By the way, thanks to Dolby for writing such an excellent review (below). It enticed me to make Dzhari part of my wardrobe.
Bottle 10.0/10 Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 8.0/10
Helpful Review    7
Simply Yum
Gourmands always spell out pink marshmallow, caramel goo, tutti fruity & company right?
Wrong.
Here is one for grown ups, with its austere packaging and serious, albeit exotic name.
Handy if you want to indulge in a guilty secret, as it camouflages its earthly delights to perfection.

So, how does it smell?
Well, could have fooled me that it was a spicy amber to start with.
Great, but not that unusual.
Pay attention and a rich and opulent date note soon emerges from the depth of an ancient terracotta pot.
Another one where less is more.
The accord is simply beautiful, moreish, and simply delectable.

This is the sticky date pudding of the fragrance world, kept in check from turning too sweet by a raw clay-like edge.
Soft, conforming, and classy.
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