Mysore Incenza is a frankincense amber with gourmand and woody attributes. It is part of Areej Le Doré‘s newly released 7th Collection.
Russian Adam‘s new Ambre de Coco, Malik al Motia, and Le Mitti (petrichor/rain) fragrances will be today’s focus. They are part of Areej Le Doré‘s Seventh Collection and The History of Attars series, though I want to stress that these ones are blended, mixed-material, sprayable eau de parfums, not concentrated soliflore attar oils. That said, several of the new releases, including today’s Malik al Motia jasmine-focused fragrance, incorporate the solifore floral attars, Gulab and Motia, so you might want to read Part II of ALD Attar series which describes their scent, if you haven’t already.
At the end of this review, I’ll briefly discuss the remaining four EDPs in the collection (Beauty and the Beast, Gul Hina, Mysore Incenza, and Al Majmua) and explain why I’m going to skip covering two of them.
Fragrances with real ambergris are not the norm in the fragrance world, so I was excited to try Les Indémodables‘ Ambre Supreme, created by the famous Antoine Lie.
After trying it, I’ll say this as a hardcore amber lover: I wouldn’t run a marathon or climb Mt. Everest to get my hands on it.
Rose Aqor, Oud Ulya, and Vanilla Barka are three of six new attars that Amouage has launched recently in an attempt to straddle the richness, glory, popularity, and complexity of its old legends and the increasingly draconian restrictions placed on perfumery in the eight or so years since IFRA forced Amouage to retire its original olfactory beauties. Do the new additions live up to the greatness of old? No. Do they come across as real, authentic attars? Also no, in my opinion. Are they terrible? Well, it depends on which ones you try and your personal tastes. Are they worth the money in question? That answer, like most things involving perfumery, cannot be anything but purely subjective and individual, but I will tell you that I personally have a lot of issues with these new “attars.”