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Today I come to Arabesque, a fragrance from "The Merchant of Venice".
So, what's an arabesque anyway? Well... we Turks understand by it a music style (mostly a mix of folk music and pop music), which is especially popular in Turkey and deals with things like (unfulfilled) love, everyday worries, suffering, pain and tears and such things. So actually somehow topics that appear in almost every piece of music or music genre, even in such directions as Death Metal or similar genres, where you either because of the louder music or the smoky-scratchy voices hardly understand the lyrics anymore, especially if you either don't know the genre or listen to these songs for the first time :DD
Soo, then an arabesque is the artistic decoration in the form of tendril ornaments of houses, picture frames, porcelain and many other objects. Especially in the Renaissance the style was used, you know, around the years between the 15th and the beginning of the 17th century, if your knowledge in art history should be rusty, he he.
The fragrance here seems to be more devoted to the form of decoration, as can easily be seen from the plant tendrils on the bottle, but more on this later in the bottle description.
However, he should also spray an oriental scent, but we can see that right now!
The fragrance begins quite well with a sweet cinnamon note, which also reminds a little of amber. The beginning has something of Burberry's London for Men, which is also a really nice fragrance. Anyway, then a clear tobacco note is added, which also smells quite nice, there is a little bit of ginger in addition. I also smell the plum, but probably less intensely than it appears here in the fragrance pyramid (but it's only my perception anyway, and you know that everyone smells different).
Later cedar wood is added, which you can smell out well. Although the fragrance was a little spicy a short time ago, the fragrance is now softer and softer, I think this is due to the benzoin, which is a beautiful resin and slightly vanilla sweetish fragrance. And maybe it's also because of the softness of the fragrance that I can smell the plums much better now than before. The sweetness still seems a little bit like amber to me by the way, that's probably the impression from the mix of all the sweet notes like cinnamon and musk here.
Later the tobacco looks a little more intensive again or can be smelled better again, which makes the scent more bitter, but the scent remains soft because of its soft notes. Generally a very nice fragrance!
The Sillage and the shelf life:
The Sillage is quite good, because you quickly dive into a larger scent cloud, which can then also smell others very well on you, without having to get too close.
Also the durability is top, since the fragrance loosely lasts more than twelve hours.
As always, the bottle has the shape of a vase or (old-fashioned) retro lamp and looks very beautiful. This one is blue and has golden tendril ornaments, just like the definition of an arabesque. The brand name was engraved in the golden neck of the bottle, the fragrance name stands on a gold-plated plaque, which hangs like a chain on the neck of the bottle. The lid is a semicircular structure and is also gold-plated. Looks very nice all in all!
Soo, so, I've been told that I definitely need to test this scent. So he was forced upon me, if you want to put it that way, he he. No, but seriously, the recommendation of this fragrance was really great, because the fragrance really, really smells good. I also like the tobacco note, which makes the fragrance unisex rather than feminine.
Due to its intense charisma and good durability, and the already very great scent, Arabesque has become for me a night scent or a fragrance for the evening, you know, just to smell tasty, but also elegant. It's a fragrance that doesn't get on your nerves, that doesn't have anything synthetic on it and that you like to smell, no matter if you smell it yourself or others, in my opinion it should always go down well! Well, at least in autumn and winter, as it might seem a bit too heavy for warm days.
In any case a very testable scent, so it was good that the perfuma, which kindly sent me a sample, annoyed me so long that I should finally test the scent! :DD
Well then, have a nice evening and see you next time! :)