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Of oasis treasures and desert frankincense
It is difficult for me to judge how camels smell due to lack of experience. Without anticipating too much, however, the scent of dry, warm animal fur can undoubtedly be associated. Less animalistic than other fragrances, but rather warmly interpreted, I like to assume in favour of the brand and the great design that they are camels.
Camel presents its beginning with a delicate, light-fruity freshness, which quickly disappears from the foreground but remains perceptible for a long time. Oud and dirty ambergris tones characterise a clearly woody, spicy base that remains soft. Animalic - even an existing trace of Zibet - is so fruity-lightly built in that it works exactly as you would expect from a good perfume. Attractive and hidden attractive. Clear but fine oud, a silky smell of smoky, spiced resins and creamy sandalwood stand on one side. In contrast, spicy light fruits, indolish sweet floral wafting of jasmine and a hint of orange blossom and soft ambry notes that perfectly unite. The one oriental desert landscape draw, without which one can imagine name-giving animal only with difficulty.
The classification unisex fits here very well, because he plays skilfully with his femines flowery-fruity and his masculine woody-spicy nature. The two sides are held together by the wonderful animal note, which results from the dirty sides of the notes themselves and from a long-lasting, delicate, yet flaring musk base and civet sounds. And it's this animalism that makes the dry, dusty incense so bearable for me - which here comes across as light rather than smoky. Gives it a base that doesn't stand out, but only enhances the desert character.
Camel reminds me of some scents from the oriental and desert category I know. So for me he chanciates somewhere between the relaxed-meditative 'Oud Stars - Fars', the flowery-fruity 'Oud Stars - Malesia (2017)', the incense-laden 'Sahara Noir' and the spicy-golden 'Oud Shamash'. A combination that combines the peculiarities of these fragrances and combines them with a delicate Oud-Zibet Animalik. As softly glittering as if it simply belonged to the skin. It doesn't fall into the house with the door, it's not a scent you have to get used to in order to like it, it's not an animalistic broadsword that only "real men" can wear, but knows how to please right from the start.
Sillage and shelf life are strong, but quickly calm down to an acceptable level, which is why I find the fragrance to be wearable on any occasion with a delicate dosage. And if you look at the price in relation to the mentioned fragrances, which e.g. come from XerJoff's pen, Camel with 145€/60ml is still in the reasonable niche range.