Darkbeat's Perfume Blog
Thanks to eBay I have met Abu_Al_Hifs, an amateur and independent perfumer, who works the incense as a teacher. I have spoken several times with him, and he is a kind and communicative person, and his perfumes…. amazing, at least, the ones I know.
Abu_Al_Hifs is a nickname of yours that he uses as a nickname for his eBay account, so there really is no brand name, or perfumer, or anything, he is an anonymous person who loves perfumery and works it in an amateur way, but with the utmost respect and professionalism, making perfumes by hand with natural materials, so you can get an idea of the type of perfumes they are.
They are attar perfumes, somewhat expensive for the quantity that is offered, usually 3ml, but after trying them, you can tell that the quality is paid, and that small amount, can last a lot, some of the ones I have tried are so dense, that they seem honey. And it is highly recommended not to smell them directly from the bottle, they are very concentrated and do not smell the same as when they are applied to the skin.
I talk a little about the perfumes I have:
Notes: Cistus, Mastic, Cinnamon, Galbanum, Sweet Myrrh, Incense, Amber & Cedar.
I love this incense, it is a fairly linear aroma and it literally smells like what its name implies, but it is not a cofrade incense in the sense that it is the aroma of Holy Week, No, it is the aroma of the interior of an ancient church in active, where incense is burned, and this sacred smoke is mixed with old wood and wet stone. hallucinatory!. The duration is quite good, and the wake is moderate. A dark and dense aroma, but full of spirituality…. An authentic beauty.
Top Notes: Angelica, Frankincense & Spicy Notes.
Heart Notes: Woody Notes, Amber & Incense.
Base Notes: Myrrh, Sandal & Ambergris.
It looks a lot like the previous Church Incense, but, this time, much more resinous and sweet, and like the previous one, it is a deep, dense and dark perfume, although this one, a tad brighter than the previous one, and another great aroma of incense that elevates your spirit. The duration quite good with moderate wake. I love!
Notes: Woody Notes, Amber, Incense & Spicy Notes.
This has nothing to do with the perfume of the Armani private collection, it is a thousand times better, obviously, for my taste. It is an amalgam of woods and resins, sweet, spicy and dry, with smoky nuances, precious. It is an almost linear aroma, except that, as it dries, the aroma becomes warmer and woody, losing those spicy nuances. The duration is very good, the wake is moderate. Another perfume that I love.
Notes: Spices, Lotus, Incense, Borneol, Amber, Spikenard & Sea Shell extract.
The beginning of this perfume displeases me a tad, it is a very beautiful floral incense, but in the first minutes of life it has a touch like salty and moist, like mollusk dried by the sun, which I do not quite like, but it is little thing and it is quickly solved, from there, it is a beautiful floral incense. The final drying is very similar to that of Bois D’Encens. The duration is very good, the wake moderate.
Top Notes: Bergamot, Lavender, Neroli.
Heart Notes: Incense, Rose, Geranium, Clary Sage.
Base Notes: Woody Notes, Tonka, Patchoulí, Ambergris.
A classic fougere of a lifetime, but with a touch of incense in the middle part very beautiful. It comes out with a prominent lavender, to quickly wrap itself in a geranium-rose with shades of incense, on a woody, earthy and slightly warm base, very classic. I am not a lover of the aromas of classic barbershop, but this one, with that touch of incense, although slight, is beautiful, I like it, it is not bad, but it is not the one that I liked the most. Moderate duration and moderate wake.
Top Notes: Bergamot.
Heart Notes: Incense, Jasmine, Tuberose, Clove.
Base Notes: Woody Notes, Amber, Oak Moss, Sandalwood, Musk.
I, who do not commune with chypre perfumes, take off my hat with this one, I love it! But it is also true that I do not feel it as a classic chypre, but rather, as a mixture of chypre with spicy and resinous oriental. Perfumes like Taboo, Youth Dew, Shalimar and even vintage Opium come to my mind… At the start, memories of the aforementioned perfumes come to mind, but as it dries, it becomes more woody, earthy, green and musky. To not be a lover of this type of aromas, this is quite beautiful. The duration is moderate and the wake equally moderate.
If you like this type of perfume, I recommend that you take a look at its eBay profile, where you will find many more perfumes, and if you have any questions, you can consult it, it is a very generous and kind person. I personally recommend these handmade oils.
Today the package has arrived, and I have not yet been able to test them in conditions, but I will tell you the first impressions that are causing me;
As I mentioned earlier, these perfumes have the appearance of last, with a small spray on the wrist the diffusion is very noticeable, so, in the absence of more thorough testing, the first impression is good in this regard.
In general, there is no doubt that they are molecular perfumes with very linear aromas, but they are not bad, they smell great, and for the price they have, they are more than good.
They are risky perfumes, and for those who are curious about how a certain molecule smells, it is great, because isolating the notes, the molecules are clearly appreciated.
The bottles are very small in comparison to the box that contains them, but in the hands they are not as crappy as, at first glance, they seem in the images.
ZARA C4SHMER4N: bergamot, cashmeran and tonka beam.
It is a sweet woody with spicy nuances. The bergamot is felt in the first instants, but disappears very soon, leaving a woody aroma, spicy and very sweet, for a good dose of tonka bean. It is not an exceptional aroma, but it smells good and has good performance.
ZARA 4MBR0X: musk, ambrox and cedar.
This has a very alcoholic outlet, then it smells of woody musk, it is not a clean musk, it is strange, it smells like stale wood with mushrooms, a warm and moist tinge, with salty and minimally sweet tones. Then, there are moments that remind me of the aroma of tobacco leaves drying in the sun, with those rough and bittersweet touches, which, together with the cedar wood, produce a medicated and strange woody aroma, which not everyone would like, but there is no doubt that it is, at least, original. In general, a woody and musky fragrance with sweet hues and medicines, I could even say that with animal tones, in short, a very original and risky perfume for what Zara normally takes out.
Performance is not bad, although the wake is a little loose, but do not take this data to crack table because it is a preliminary impression of a small sample in the forearm.
ZARA C0R4N0L: cardamom, coranol and cedar.
This is my favorite by far, it smells like a hallucinate. The output is loaded with cardamom with woody tones and shades like smoked vetiver, which I love, a pity that this output happens in a plis, because it is beautiful. Then we have an aroma of cedar wood wrapped in a kind of balsamic and spicy halo that I love, it even seems to include beautiful floral nuances.
The performance as a first impression seems to be good, although his wake is moderate pulling down, but do not pay much attention to this fact because I have not yet been able to test conditions, it is only a first impression with a spray on the wrist.
One thing is clear, and that is that they are original perfumes, and as such, not for all noses, so try them before making the investment, although, with what they are worth, it is worth risking.
Sorry for my bad english.