I just received a pack of the Scented Djinn’s line of perfumes, and I am very impressed with Sahar—This is seriously quality juice!
Something about it reminds me of Thai food-in the best way possible—that sour lime and woody/sour/aromatic lemongrass-ginger combo is true to life here. So, as an adventure in sinaesthesia suggestion, I’d say give this a go the next time you go out for Thai food! I bet that would be awesome….
Sahar boasts a citrus/lemon/bergamot sharpness on top of a round, full floral/green accord that is truly luminous. On me, the white flowers come out, and create that Fracas-like yeasty butteriness that I love oh so much—but unlike Fracas, which is full-bore floral, this is green and fresh! Sweet, tart, woody, lovely, yes….
I do not think of the Sahara Desert when I smell this—rather, as I said, of Thai food and fresh, sour, green things. It is not a dry fragrance, as its name might lead one to believe, but rather, a moist and lush affair.
In the drydown—some hours later, which is a pleasant surprise for an all-natural perfume, I get a quite beautiful woody accord—cedary, with a bit of the dusty lushness of sandalwood—but the sourness remains as well. It is rich, deep, and mysterious, something to draw in admirers and invite lovers!
the bottom line: a true work of art, this!
Kipling’s illustration of djinn lifting up the palace from his just so story “The Butterfly that Stamped” courtesy of http://boop.org/jan/justso/butter.htm
lemongrass pic: Hakcipta Mohamed Yosri dan dibebaskan di bawah GNU Free Documentation License