Gharaam by Swiss Arabian
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Gharaam is a popular perfume by Swiss Arabian for women and men and was released in 2019. The scent is sweet-oriental. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still available to purchase.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top Notes JasmineJasmine SaffronSaffron
Heart Notes Heart Notes AmberAmber
Base Notes Base Notes Fir resinFir resin CedarwoodCedarwood
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Scent
8.245 Ratings
Longevity
8.740 Ratings
Sillage
8.341 Ratings
Bottle
8.145 Ratings
Value for money
8.933 Ratings
Submitted by Darkbeat, last update on 16.01.2023.
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Top Review 18  
Gharaam or my little prophecy
Meanwhile, I have come across many would-be Baccarat Rouge 540 fragrances.
Some accidentally or intentionally similar and perfectly acceptable, others rather unintentionally, endeavored or failed.
There are some that are more unisex than others, then others that lean well perceptibly to the more feminine or masculine side.
Gharaam by Swiss Arabian is my latest comparison.
Since the direction of the fragrance appeals to me in general, with me the Baccarat Rouge 540 so far but could not quite score and there were also always smaller or larger disturbing notes with many of his "competitors", the search remained unfinished until today.

Until today.
Because now I have found my "Personal Baccarat Rouge 540"!
Joy reigns!

While in the direct comparison BR540 comes rather restrained at me in momentum, Gharaam comes right to the (fragrance) thing. BR540 also seems to me a little sweeter and then emerges after a few minutes just this transformation with him, which makes me dislike him. It becomes very melancholic on my skin. Saffron is not the problem. I could well imagine it's the differently "portioned" parts of jasmine, cedar and amber that just have this effect on me. Especially when jasmine gets too "buttery", I get problems. Mugler's Angel also has such mood pushers in it for me, even though there are other suspects in a completely different scent. But the effect is still the same. And fortunately only a few fragrances have that effect on me. But if they have him, then nothing is to save, even after years of abstinence and renewed attempts not.

So while I'm blithely writing down my impressions here for just a few minutes, BR540 has already hit the valley of misery, and not just with said notes, but also with the sillage and longevity. It's just barely there, but just enough to literally rub its displeasure in my face. BR540 just doesn't like me. And when he's like this, I don't like him either!
And while he finally sneaks slowly backwards out the door away from one arm, Gharaam dances samba on the other!
Exuberantly yet stylishly he makes his rounds and lets his seductive scent swathes around my face and that even after hours, as if I had just let him out of the bottle.
Gharaam has distinctly perceptibly happier notes for me. Its essence is more cheerful and that is also infectious. The one or other droplet of fir resin does him good and his scent thereby runs like lubricated and over hours into the 2-digit range. On clothes even until the next wash.
At no time drops a note, everything remains linear and smooth.
The color of the fragrance water also reflects for me the fragrance impression. Golden as the sun it shines and I could even imagine that BR540 opponents might like the Gharaam, because it is just more cheerful and a bit more elegant.
Quite clear for me is also to classify his fragrance dance in the unisex area. How it eventually turns out depends on the person wearing it and their own skin scent.

After a while, when I run my nose very close over my skin, where the scent lies with its veil close over its warmth ... that's exactly where I perceive a subtle caramel note. Warm, noble and somehow delicious but not edible delicious, but just the highest fragrance pleasure.

Gharaam of Swiss Arabian has convinced me with quite great quality, perfect harmony of the individual notes, the extremely pleasant fragrance character and also the price. Here it is worth a few minutes longer to sit at the PC and compare. Then you can fish for a gem, which leaves a famous name in the shade and shines even in the sunlight.

Gharaam, I dare to predict that you are already one of my biggest fragrance discoveries of this year and remain so!
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Top Review 14  
1001 Nights in Dubai
Swiss Arabian is the native perfume brand of the United Arab Emirates since 1974 I became aware of this brand in 2012, when I moved to Dubai for work at the time and spent the following 3.5 years there.
Swiss Arabian makes among other things dupes to well-known fragrances and from the price-performance ratio, this brand is simply unbeatable. The durability and sillage is extraordinary, on the Gulf is anyway generously perfumed what the stuff holds.
Even the clothes are incense with "Bakhoor" (fragrance blocks).
Discreet, body-orientated waters are quickly lost there.

Now I've made my way back to Dubai, one of my first ports of call was, of course, Swiss Arabian.

One of the new releases of the house is "Gharaam" with five other fragrances it thus belongs to the new "WAAW Collection".

Gharaam is an Arabic unisex name and roughly translates as
Love, devotion, infatuation, devotion.

With Gharaam the house has produced a Baccarat Rouge 540 Dupe, since this is my signature fragrance I have of course not long thought and immediately struck.

Since I have already written a detailed commentary on BR540 and many also know the fragrance, I would not like to go into the fragrance description here but rather describe a brief comparison.

I just sprayed on both fragrances and within a short time BR540 faded away; Gharaam definitely wins in terms of longevity.
The sweet floral jasmine note comes through more strongly in Gharaam and still has a spicy fir resin note among other things, which I personally really like.
The heart note is clearly dominated by amber; warm and radiant like an amber.
In the base, the cedar is more intense and beautifully balsamic-woody.
The characteristic saffron note has turned out a little lighter than in the model or original.
In addition, Gharaam is not quite as sweet as BR540; absolutely unisex suitable and in my opinion a nice companion for cooler days.
Gharaam smells, however, a tad more synthetic than BR540.

Overall, I would describe the scent as an ambery, "golden" cotton candy, I could detect the scent on my jacket for days to come.
Woody-sweet, slightly floral, it even reminds me of the first version of BR540 (before that was apparently reformulated).

Gharaam is more budget friendly -costs half- and so far the best BR540 dupe I've come across.
The sillage is very satisfactory, despite mouth protection and safe distance I could Gharaam at a friend who has also bought the fragrance- very well perceive :-)

The bottle looks decorative with the gold cap and the decorations of the initials of the line (Arabic "waw" letter) and also fits perfectly with the contents in terms of color.

The fragrance is available in Germany as far as I know only online, who knows BR540 and loves, Gharaam can confidently order blind :-)
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JMNJMN 2 years ago
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Smells like a more masculine unisex version of the similar scents, I smell celery seeds in this
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LavioLavio 4 years ago
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it's smell very similar to Baccarat rouge
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