This smells strong – and later softens. It is something of an acquired scent for the oud connoisseur. It won’t be everyone’s cup of tea but for those who want to stand out it will probably hit the spot and offer something different. It is a combination of rose and oud but with so much more to add, and so does not smell like just another rose oud scent. In fact it is quite balanced in the blend and every note gets its moment to shine as the scent develops. The price point is often a sticking point for some; usually everybody is delighted with the branding, luxury packing and-solid ceramic gold bottle, but having spent £200 the expectations are notoriously high when it comes to the perfume. If you see it on offer that’s the time to grab it.
A lower priced alternative is Ayesha Ziya Fragrances ‘1’. It similarly contains notes of amber, sandalwood, oud, and rose, yet is half the price retailing at £99.
When all is said and done, it’s the prettiest bottle out of the entire prestige range Ajmal has developed and the scent is definitely not your average – it will stand out. So if you don’t mind splashing out on yourself and a loved one this is one of those that does exude prestige and usually will get a wow reaction.