Imperial Arabia

Imperial Arabia by Swiss Arabian
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Imperial Arabia is a popular perfume by Swiss Arabian for women and men. The release year is unknown. The scent is sweet-smoky. The longevity is above-average. It is still available to purchase.
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Fragrance Notes
Top Notes Top Notes GrapefruitGrapefruit LavenderLavender
Heart Notes Heart Notes LeatherLeather TobaccoTobacco OudOud
Base Notes Base Notes AmberAmber OudOud
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Scent
8.313 Ratings
Longevity
8.213 Ratings
Sillage
7.813 Ratings
Bottle
6.116 Ratings
Submitted by Irini, last update on 27.04.2022.
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Bottle
10
Sillage
10
Longevity
9.5
Scent
Pedito

13 Reviews
Pedito
Pedito
3  
For the price, it’s a well assembled perfume...
Granted, it's totally synthesized, I mean c'mon, Imperial Arabia is $30 dollars US... 'but' this is an incredibly cool perfume! To the point that I'm beyond impressed with this creation. Yes I love Swiss Arabian perfumes but not everything from them. Some are hits and some are straight up misses that end up being a hot synthetic mess. This though, it's something to buy.

Imperial Arabia is strong... it's thick and it is penetrating. This is basically in so many words an incredibly musky apricot hookah tobacco prior to being smoked as when you remove the sticky soaked tobacco from it's packaging, smoke, the vapor smoke that's not fully atomized by the burning hot coal but still creates 'smoke streams' but far more like the vapor trails from smoking hookah. It's weird, this is hookah before being smoked and while being smoked and after being smoked with the ash in the coal tray. This perfume is so awesome you don't even know. It’s very musky as well as in black musk, ‘not’ white musk, keep that in mind because the sillage on this is super heavy and I’m certain like 15 feet away. The far dry down is very ashy/smoky like. It’s like burning hookah tobacco over a hot coal with oud chips from beginning to end. Really beyond impressed with this creation because it’s legit, it’s life like! I am an avid user of holding my face 2” over a burning agarwood chip lying on hot coal and I’ll tell you, this is pretty damn close... kudos to this.

The perfume is deep and fruity and super musky in it's dry down that resembles a black musk accord that lasts forever on the skin well past a whole day. It's pretty much a very neat, and I mean very neat 'incensy' note that resembles an actual burning incense wood chip, it's so awesome that Swiss Arabian has created this merely from synthetics. This is followed by a genuine oud note, apricot fruit, suede and vanilla. I do believe that this is Swiss Arabian's take on one of the Rasasi perfumes that contain oud, leather and apricot as well. I think it's Tobacco Blaze. I haven't smelled this yet but both of these perfume's pyramids are similar.

The flacon and box are ugly and cheap as all fuck but the atomizer is top and sprays out an unnecessary amount which is a complete recipe for disaster because this shit like for real only requires a few ‘drops’. I don’t think this should be atomized because it’s for real, fills a room and is strong as fuck. The color and design of the flacon don't fit this scent one bit. The flacon should be black and sleek, masculine looking and honestly, this perfume should be $100. It’s a one off from Swiss Arabian.

The scent itself is balanced, quite enjoyable and furthermore, very complex. Very 'very' addicting to the extreme. It's comforting and warm. It's just not versatile in the least. This is like a going out at night on the town to be bombastic kinda perfume which for me, is pretty much never. This is a niche smell. It's a guilty pleasure of mine that I slather on at home after a nice warm bath. I don't have the guts to wear this outside of my home yet as Imperial Arabia is very demanding with a heavy presence and forever silage. This is a 75% denatured alcohol content in an eau de parfum concentration so the sillage, lasting power and projection are never ending. I'm going to say a late fall/winter perfume for cold weather and going out to the swanky bar nightclub scene while dressed handsomely because as mentioned before, this is a very strong perfume that is for sure decidedly masculine in feel and could never, ever be a daily wear let alone worn in the day time. I’m certain the 100mls is a lifetime commitment. Drops people, for God sakes ‘drops’!

Really love this, great scent. Swiss Arabian did a fabulous job on this one...
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8
Bottle
8
Sillage
9
Longevity
8
Scent
Emorandeira

372 Reviews
Emorandeira
Emorandeira
0  
Great leather/oud/fruity combo
I cant understand how this saudíes and emiraties brands are able to produce such good perfumes for such a fair price while the designer brands make every time worse and more expensive fragance. Un the last time i am not buying more designer fragances, now i only buy this kind of arab fragances and some niche because at least i can get some quality.

What i smell the most un this perfume is the Peach. At the opening i can get a very intense leather note but It becames subtle during the dry down to leave the protagonism to the fruity vibes. So for me this is overall a fruity fragance. I makes me think un other fragances like tuscan leather by Tom Ford, because of the mix of leather un fruit (changing the Raspberry for Peach what makes the fragance more weareable); huberta by keksey berwin, with this mix of fruits, leather and oud (and shurah which is almost the same), ir nudiflorum by nasomatto. The dry down makes me remeber of kirke by Tiziano terenzy ir even a bit to erba pura by xerjoff.

The performance is just great, very good longevity and moderate yo heavy projection. Therefore i think this is better for a night use during cold weather. I find It unisex but the opening is maybe a bit more masculine. I think that this is a very good purchase for only 18€/100ml!

Scent: 8
Longevity: 8
Sillage: 7
Quality/price: 10
Versatility: 6
Originality: 7
Global: 8
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8
Bottle
7
Sillage
8
Longevity
8
Scent
Darkbeat

192 Reviews
Darkbeat
Darkbeat
Helpful Review 4  
Amazing leather very fruity
It is an oriental fragrance of Arabian fragrance, with leather, woods and beautiful fruit notes. In spite of having an Arabian essence, it has an execution that does not clash anything in the West, I think it is not an aroma difficult to appreciate and can easily taste. Its fruity notes are exquisite and domesticate its load of leather and woods very well, making it extremely wearable and easy to dress.

There is a certain part of this perfume that reminds me of the start of Tom Ford's Tuscan Leather, and only at the beginning, but with a much higher fruit load, where the apricot is very present, sweetening it to a certain extent, and reducing the rawness of the leather, recreating a sweeter and more versatile aroma than Tuscan Leather.

The start is a ripe and juicy peach with a spicy touch. In a short time, this fruity note lowers in intensity and fuses with lavender, creating a very aromatic, soapy and slightly fruity aroma, in which you begin to feel, in the background, slight strokes of leather. From here, the leather and the apricot increase in tone and are made with the aroma, showing us a very fruity leather, a mixture of leather and apricot, precious. This is where it looks like the Tuscan Leather exit, but as I said, the leather here is more docile and less rough, and the fruit load is greater, which makes it much sweeter and more fruity, but in general, If you know the Tuscan Leather outlet, you can have an idea of ??its aroma, although, here, with a few slight nuances, by the root of Orris, which you will not see in Tuscan Leather. Then, the wood and musk are added to the aroma, which, together with a slight residual leather feature, offer us a background, woody, a bit smoky, something dirty and animalic, but nothing important, where the last death rattles revel a ripe fruit.

Personally, I liked it a lot, it's unisex, but with the balance tilted a tad towards the masculine. A perfume that enjoys a very good performance, staying in skin for more than 9 hours, with an intense projection in the first hours and then lower to moderate. Nothing to object to in this aspect.

Its use is more of cool and temperate climates, perfectly usable both in winter and autumn or spring, and especially at night, although this is very relative, since it is a perfume that I want to wear during the day, and can bring warmth and sweetness, to the cold winter mornings, or the cool autumn and spring afternoon.

Perfume of ridiculous price for the quality and the performance that it offers, highly recommended for those people who like sweet Orientals with prominent notes of leather, wood and fruit.

Sorry for my bad english.
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EmorandeiraEmorandeira 3 years ago
8
Bottle
8
Sillage
9
Longevity
8
Scent
Something between tuscan leather TF, huberta KB, nudiflorum N, erba pura X, and kirké TT. Peach, leather and oud. Great performance!
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Carlitos01Carlitos01 3 years ago
5
Bottle
8
Sillage
8
Longevity
8.5
Scent
Ugly flask but very commendable fragrance. A very decent oud-leather-amber combo, somewhat similar to Shuhrah.
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TerenteTerente 4 years ago
8
Bottle
7
Sillage
8
Longevity
9.5
Scent
Nice perfume! Similar to Wajid Farah - Enigma.
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