Just received Daarej through Amazon within this week and is my 3rd fragrance from the House of Rasasi (Entebaa and Hawas). This is a hidden gem and I tested on my skin I don't smell the cumin (the cumin is taking a backseat on the dry down), is a sweet/spicy fragrance. Longevity/performance lasted on my skin close to 10 hrs or between 8-10 hrs. And some people can scent the cumin as for me to my nose the cumin is there but slightly not potent. Overall I rate Daarej 8.5/10 and I don't have Valentino V to compare it to. Among my small Rasasi collection Daarej is better of the three between Hawas and Entebaa. Don't sleep on these hidden gems like Armaf and Rasasi I know it can be a hit or miss with them, but for the price is a great value.
Update: Daarej was the scent of the day 12/02/18
Longevity / Performance: 8-10 hrs (atm the Daarej scent is going on 10 + hrs on my skin)
*Varies on skin chemistry
SOTD: Rasasi Daarej: As of 01/19/19
Re-review of Daarej, in my small collection of Rasasi from Daarej, Entebaa, Hawas, La Yuqawam and Tasmeem Daarej is still my favorite Rasasi fragrance. Just love the scent of Vanilla, Tonka bean, Cardamom, and Cumin which dominates the scent from start to finish. Cumin is again front and center it gives Daarej its spiciness and with a hint Orris. Cumin does not give me that body odor smell. It's a sweet beautiful and spicy scent to my nose and is a gem, a must have.
Longevity/Performance: 9/10: Lasted on my skin / skin scent around 12+ hrs close to beast mode