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KianJafari 4 years ago 2
9.5
Scent
10
Longevity
10
Sillage
9
Bottle

The Aston Martin leather
To me Roja Dove is a genius perfumer and artist who creates his masterpieces in a very extremist pleasant way. "M" from Pure distance is an absolute luxurious leathery fragrance opens with very nice citrus notes.

The bitter facet of bergamot is a great prelude, preparing the audience for smelling a spicy-leathery scent. Although Roja created this titan using so much spice, the indispensable role of the rose in the heart could not be denied, where it gives a great and pleasant softness to the whole body of the fragrance. This is the stage you may imagine your self in a luxurious suit driving an Aston Martin, smoking a cigarette which has got vanilla as its flavor with a bouquet of roses bought for you lover on the seat.

In the dry down stage you may smell the clue of a lovely note that has been keeping you busy all through different stages from the very beginning of the perfume. Yes, that is the cinnamon which is used so artistically in this perfume in order to present a concept of a rich gentleman. Like most of Roja's creations, this is one of the best ever, benefiting a very long range of longevity and very chick sillage.

KianJafari 4 years ago 3
9
Scent
6
Longevity
6
Sillage
8
Bottle

dusty-sour- leather
Beside Ombre, Chambre Noire is my favorite reference of Olfactive studio house. The first impression of this perfume is undeniable, where it introduces a very unique scent. However, after minutes pass a way, the perfume becomes a very ordinary one showing no vessel of that great opening.
The perfume opens in a dark spicy-leathery atmosphere reminding an old room, furnished by unique and leathery sofas, woody beds, and crowded book shelves. Unlike many perfumes, the most interesting part of this perfume is the head, where the accord made by papyrus, leather, pepper, leather, and patchouli is so fascinating and mysterious. But, I couldn't find any bold strengths in the heart and the base of the perfume that not only is counted as a niche scent but also does smell very typical like designers perfumes. The perfume has got no good sillage or longevity, is upper medium in it's scent though. However, in wet and humid weather the perfumes shows a complete different characteristic representing a very nice smell in heart and base with a notable longevity.
I tested it in a humid weather where i fell in love with this perfume, but when i came back to my own country and city, which is dry I got another result. So, I highly recommend trying this perfume in places full of humidity where the leathery notes could be expressed in a more dominating way.
As a compliment, I love the vanilla used in this perfume which plays an indispensable role in balancing the scent.
To me Chambre is counted as a respectable dusty-sour- leather showing lesser longevity than most of the leathery based niche perfumes.

KianJafari 4 years ago 2

The pleasure of sadism
My favorite in HDP refrences is 1740, which literally captured "Marquis de Sade" in a bottle. It reminds me "the Quills", a movie narrating Marquis de Sade ideas. It is so odd as "Marquis de Sade", fascinating, sensual, tough (because of the leathery and labdanum notes, but soft at the same time (because of vanilla and cardamon) like "Marquis de Sade's" characters, and unforgettable at last. Patchouli has never been revealed so poetically in another perfume as it was happened in 1740. Smokey, Leathery, woodsy, and so earthy, harmonized with dry fig note so artistically. The opening of the perfume is a duality between harsh notes and powdery notes. However, I will call the powdery beginning as a bitter one. The very moment you wear this perfume, you may feel a heavy shadow surrounding your whole body. That could be called the devilish side of Sade which could be so fascinating an tempting at the same time. After half an hour, the spiritual side that owes this spirituality to notes such as cardamon and coriander arises and lets you feel the bright side of the perfume as well. This could be counted as the stage that you may either fall in love with or will hate this perfume. Now, Patchouli has been harmonized nicely with leathery, citrusy, gurmand accords, the result of which starts dancing in Elemi resin. In the dry down stage you may smell tobacco leafs, and smoky leather which could be nice ending for this perfume. lastly, although it is not that masculine as the color suggests, it still could be one of the best patchouli based perfumes that you may want to give a try.

KianJafari 4 years ago 8
9
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
9
Bottle

The king in Serge's perfumes chess screen
I would like to write this review as a tribute to one of my top 10 favorites perfumes. Chergui means "Eastern", so you should expect kinda Eastern scent from this masterpiece, which is not only very rich but also so attractive and dusty like historical Eastern ruins. The perfume opens as a gourmand-oriental where the honey dominates, composing remarkable accord with amber, musk, and rose. To my nose, the rose and the honey are responsible for the elegant sweetness in this lovely perfume. In the mid stage, you may encounter a great smell of tobacco leaf giving kinda gentleness and power to Chergui. This perfume is so rich like an eastern Bazaar where you may smell all the fine ingredients. The paramount point about Chergui is that this perfume comes and goes like a dream. It never disappoints you by exaggerations and shouting, yet it comes like a breeze, dancing under your noise and keeps you waiting until the next blow. The leather note is not that much strong, so vital though. It made a strong base for the total gourmand-woodsy-oriental fragrance which you can smell all through different stages of this perfume. It is counted as one the oriental fragrances, yet one of the most attractive one, since there is no clue of deep oudy tones or very rich animalistic notes. Generally speaking, Chergui is a very chick warm-spicy-oriental-woodsy perfume that you may fall in love with the very moment you give it a try.

KianJafari 4 years ago 1
8.5
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle

The meaning of balance
Lumière Noire pour homme from Kurkdjian's empire is one of the most paradoxical, yet the most balanced perfume I have ever met. Once it opens with the very sparkling floral notes, it starts murmuring the dark spell of the woods and spices under your nose. To me the most attractive thing is that all the notes are presented together, and they construct a very lovely scent which is not only extremely captivating but also unforgettable. Moreover, in this perfume rose is the best supporting actress who plays a very crucial and sensual role, fading in and out all through this movie. As the name suggests, where ever you have the light you will have shadows as well. To me, this perfume is much like a philosophy talking about proportionality. Lumiere noire shows you the lights and the shadows (patchouli) made by those lights in a remarkable artistic way. Literally, all the notes used in this perfume are in their most balanced shaped, especially Cinnamon and cumin which are used commonly for exaggerations in lots of perfumes. Lumiere Noire is the old play of the shadows on the curtain. Give it a try.

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