Al Basel by Swiss Arabian
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Al Basel (Swiss Arabian)
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Al Basel is a popular perfume by Swiss Arabian for men and was released in 2014. The scent is citrusy-sweet. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesLemon, Sage
Heart Notes Heart NotesTolu balm, Black cardamom, Cinnamon, Praliné
Base Notes Base NotesPatchouli, Black amber, Rosewood, Leather



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Submitted by Hermesh, last update on 11.11.2018
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Bottle 7.0/10 Sillage 7.0/10 Longevity 8.0/10 Scent 7.0/10
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Subtly wicked seducer!
Mmmmh, ... uuuuuh, aaaah, ooooh ! What the hell is that? Never smelled before, such a mixture - really strong this fragrance! ... and he also makes strong, and attractive, and beautiful ... Oops? No, no, we don't want to go that far ;-) But start further ahead:

As a fan of citric scents I had to come across this Al Basel at some point. And yes, it starts with a fresh and fruity lemon, but immediately accompanied by sage, which contributes a tart flavour - a great team. These two make up about 60-70% of the fragrance, carried by a leathery-smoky base, along with a pinch of gourmand Orient through cinnamon and praline. Absolutely fantastic, if only I weren't so sensitive to smoke. Because there is a lot of "wickedness" coming over, which seems smoky rather than leathery. But maybe that's exactly what makes this H & S hammer so attractive?!

Al Basel is clearly a quality fragrance and would have to have many more followers if only it were better known. While in the beginning all the scents mentioned above were roaring loudly, but quite differentiated, and could be sniffed out individually, after about half an hour they mixed to an extraordinary and very finely balanced melange, which is very attractive - also driven by the cardamom, which now gets through a little stronger. In the first hour you could also think of this fragrance as a slightly pushy-sweet club fragrance, which, worn by its smoky leather, makes you masculine. But... why not? Because somehow this Al Basel has something of everything anyway and should therefore please many:

It is sweetish, but not too sweet, and also fruity and fresh. He is masculine, but not overdrawn, and at the same time still slightly oriental, yes by this touch almost sensual. In addition, it becomes more pleasing after about an hour anyway, when everything setstles more and the elixir becomes increasingly milder. The first sweetness is out and also the smoking-leather is less courting for attention, while now the soft amber is more noticeable. The further drydown remains as expressive as linear, and (on shirt) laa long lasting with up to 10 hours - with good projection. In a statement I would describe this successful Al Basel as follows:

Valuable citric-herb/sweetish-oriental-smoky/masculine scent, especially suitable for going out.

Conclusion: Even if the smoky flavor is not quite mine, I can only warmly recommend this finely tuned and distinctive fragrance, which so skillfully combines so many things. Because his attractive mixture is truly unusual and suitable for the daredevil party lion as well as for the smart gentleman. So if you like it both fruity-sweet and sensual-masculine at the same time, you can use this

subtly wicked seducer !
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Bottle 9.0/10 Sillage 8.0/10 Longevity 9.0/10 Scent 10.0/10
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Herb-fresh lemon in a noble leather coat
It seems I am the first (and hopefully not the last) to comment on this great EdP scent in detail here. Before, I had not possessed or tried any scent of Swiss Arabian. I can only guess why he's called Al Basel. The manufacturer apparently makes no secret of his origins (Swiss Arabian) and perhaps dedicates the fragrance to his hometown Basel. But well, it's not that important.

I'd like to start with the optics, the bottle. The form is simple and the green shines in a rich green, which comes across very friendly. The arabic characters lend the optics the typical oriental flair and fit in my opinion very much to the green.

Let's get down to business. The fragrance brings a fresh, bitter lemon to the top note. Not the toilet note known from some citric scents. No, the sage makes it very pleasant. It doesn't take long and spicy notes are added, due to cinnamon and cardamom. As a result, the fragrance increasingly rowing into the more elegant lane without, however, losing the pleasant, slightly bitter lemon sage composition. Here - I find - also the Orient crystallizes out.

This tasty alliance enchants the wearer for about two hours until the wooden amber-leather faction intervenes. The duo gives the whole an even nobler character. This delicious chord of tart, spicy leather seems to linger on your skin forever. The shelf life and Sillage are damn good. After nine hours, my environment can still perceive him. It's not uncommon for scents from the Orient.

In addition to all the positive abundance, 100ml of this delicacy is available for a good 20€ at Notino. A mega price-performance ratio! So a blind purchase does not hurt either (I dared to). All in all, a very successful fragrance for the whole year
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