Monday, July 12, 2010

sahar

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. File:Serai.jpg

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!

CREDITS:

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

7 comments:

  1. Hey! Sahar! Thank you so much for reviewing her. I love how you've described her so perfectly. No, she's not a desert, but an oasis where "moist and lush" suit perfectly.

    Thank you again ~

    Justine

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  2. Glad you approve! The oasis makes perfect sense! I'll add that to my mental landscape of images/associations for this fragrance! Thanks again for sending me the stuff to try! I am slowly working my way though.....

    Yours, LBV (Sarah)

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  3. Anyone new here, visiting per Justine's recommendation? If so, I'd be thrilled if you became a follower! I promise more reviews of Scented Djinn fragrances.....

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  4. Justine is one of my Fave Perfumistas! Love to see her getting her due. :)

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  5. love to give it! And cool perfume site yourself, by the way, Dabney. I need to explore it a little further.

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  6. Interesting review - sounds like something I would love. 'Thai food and fresh, sour green things.' Well said!

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  7. You very well might! It is quite nice!

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