Mysore Incenza is a frankincense amber with gourmand and woody attributes. It is part of Areej Le Doré‘s newly released 7th Collection.
Beauty and the Beast is a dark, sultry, occasionally gourmand, rose-oud fragrance that 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.
Vintage Shalimar, Opium, and Lagerfeld cologne, modern Salome, Ambre Precieux, Tom Ford‘s Tobacco Vanille, eau de parfums versus eau de toilettes from all eras — these may not seem like automatic choices to combine with Indian-style soliflore attars from Areej Le Doré‘s new History of Attar Collection, but that is what I did. And the results were fascinating! In fact, they were significantly better than my experiences in layering various Areej attars with each other — to the point where I’ve discovered a few new fragrance loves.
Based on my experiences, I’d strongly argue that layering the Areej attars with Western mixed or blended fragrances is successful in a way that layering the attars with each other is not. I think the latter is a mistake whereas the former demonstrates how the attars can either fix major structural and raw material problems in a bad scent formula, provide positive olfactory additions to a good fragrance, significantly improve the concentration and body of lighter scents, or some combination thereof. Today, I’ll share with you my various experiments in both genres.