Areej Le Dore Malik Al Taif

by Therapeutic Fragrance

SCORE: 90

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Who? I See Wearing the Fragrance

Where? I Use the Fragrance

When? The Season I Use the Fragrance

All Year

What? Occasions or Events I Use Fragrance

Perfumer:

Russian Adam

#malikaltaif

Price Per Millileter

190 30ML

Perfume Classification

Pure Parfum

How? I Apply the Fragrance

1 to 5 sprays

A very fruity oriental (Like a juicy fruit meets a cup of chai tea, if it is such a thing) touch of citrus off the top. Saffron delicately latches on to every whiff. A very sweet leather if there is such a thing develops quickly and hangs around for a couple of hours. Its movie season and to play off of the movie that should of won the golden globe A Star is Born. The star I am referring to is the Royal Taif Rose. To it’s credit its always been a star but not in western culture or prefurmery. Not to this level. I swore I wasn’t going to buy another oud and rose combo, you think it is so overdone and then eastern perfume masters show you rose is not what you grew up knowing in Western fragrance. There is so much more to learn. There are so many options to pair correctly, we haven’t learned this with other ingredients but still need to learn lessons on the rose and this is one of them. Over 40% of the composition is rose in this Because of IFRA/EU standards only 4% is aloud if made in the UE Supposedly the rose petals were picked by the most delicate of hands at the perfect time of day. Another pure rose oil was used and Then cured in traditional camel leather bottles. Whatever it took to get this scent in the bottle I am sure is under appreciated compared to the mass manufacturing of synthetics pumping out into the malls and designer boutiques across the world. From Areej Le Dore: Oud oils… Cambodia, Laos and India. A touch of a very sweet Cambodian oud and highly animalic wild Laotian oud enhance the base of this composition. Two varieties of classical Indian oud, both with leathery and smoky character, reside in the heart, which is sweetened with saffron. The combination of the finest rose oils and intensely animalic oud brings to life an unparalleled olfactory experience. It may be a classic combination; yet, using ingredients of a quality that is truly fit for royalty, it is an olfactory journey on a whole different level. Musk absolute… A one of a kind, dynamic, exclusive absolute from legally harvested, wild Siberian deer musk was created in Moscow, by one of the perfume gurus, Siam benzoin… Along with a touch of a secret synthetic fixative, Russian Adam used top quality, smooth, silky rich Siam benzoin. This heady resin wraps all the notes in its dark boozy, vanillic character and mellows the steady aromatic flow of this composition, giving it long lasting power. Back to me: Huge Kudos to Russian Adam for acquiring this rose and using it in such a luxurious composition. It could of been kept private and this is one extrait that is available on Areej Le Dore’s website and is worth the asking price. The drydown you can get a sense of the awesome sandalwood used a nice buttery yumminess that is medicinal in its whiffs. Carried by musk and benzoin with Amber undertones. Very Oriental. I could picture the genie in or prince even in Aladdin wearing this one. Reminds me of being on a magic carpet ride. Thank you Russian Adam for putting your art on display and giving the world a chance to savor these ingredients.
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Bottle Presentation

Company:Areej Le Dore
Perfumer:Russian Adam
Classification:Pure Parfum
Pricing:$6.33/fluid ml
Country:Thailand
Year:2018
Sex:Unisex
Hashtag:#malikaltaif

Therapeutic Fragrance Score Chart

Malik Al Taif

Addictiveness
& O.G. Factors
13/15
Projection & Sillage 5/5
Longevity 5/5
Composition 22/25
Ingredients
& Price per ML
22/25

FRAGRANCE

TOP: 10/10
HEART: 4/5
BASE: 9/10

SCORE: 90

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34 comments

  1. I like your relaxed style and also, just noticed what else you have covered on your channel so far. So you have another subscriber! 🙂 Looking forward to seeing more from you, Brendan. :Y

  2. I just bought Baikal Gris and the Russian Oud and Russian Musk Attars. I cannot decide between Malik Al Taif and Koh-i-Noor. I really like rose fragrances and have around 7 already but Malik is like the epitome of a rose perfume and so dense, I love it. However, Koh-Noor is something that is very unique, at least for my collection, (I also own full bottles of Indolis, Russian Musk, Flux De Fleur, and 9ml vials of Russian Oud and Waimah). What would you suggest between the two, or what is your take on Koh-i-Noor? Thanks.

    1. Kohi-I-Noor is awesome, that being said with the collection you have it looks like you might end up with both. Owning both I would choose the Malik Al Taif over Koh-i-Noor just because of the 40% rose in it. I have lot's of rose fragrances in my collection but this thing still stands out above them all. That's my opinion, but you can't be wrong with either one.

  3. Hey,
    Nice review. I have the bottle of Malik al taif. It is most synthetic smelling rose ever. I am in search of the best natural rose fragrance and I finally found it. Rose by new brand Dixit and Zak fragrances is super crazy. Absolutely mind blowing. Never sniffed anything in my entire 44 year journey of natural perfume collection.

    Please try It out brother.

    1. Well hold on to that bottle you will be able to sell it for sure. The way this rose plays off the skin and heat I would definitely have to disagree it changes to much over a synthetic rose. I know I have heard a reviewer make the same assesment, but I am pretty sure he only has a sample and never admitted to even fully wearing the fragrance. Upon a full wear of synthetic rose it chokes me out, the rose scent never fluctuates as it does in Taif. They do use synthetics and on my skin Oud Luwak so far is the only one that it really bothers me in.

  4. Really nice review. I'm waiting on a sample of this before I take the plunge. How does this compare to something like Oud Fleur or Oud Ispahan? I didn't mind the former, but the latter was incredibly off-putting to my nose.

    1. So definitely sample the two you mentioned are supremely well blended, but when it comes to the ingredients it's not even close. If you have those spray one are with one of those and the other with Malik al Taif and you will be able to tell the quality right away. The others are meant to be crowd pleasing with there abundance of synthetics, but Malik is a personal fragrance that I wear for myself. Must love rose and stronger scents.

    1. This one especially if you are into rose at all, if rose is any bit of nussance to you go for the ambergris in Baikal. Totally different scents. I am dropping something here for you that I am reviewing this week. Walimah has no business being left in my opinion it is some of his best work. I easily put it in my top three for the entire house. I know it's expensive but what you get is worth more than he is putting in todays bottles, it is a true treasure. It never really got hyped and waited and waited because of how much it was to buy. Just got mine today, I own the attar in the crystal as well number 007.

  5. Really been diggin your channel lately. Got a sample of this recently after watching this. Spellbinding! Found a gem of a decant store in my city with lots of Areej, vintage fragrances (tons of Guerlain).

    1. Therapeutic Fragrance Atlanta. The Perfumed Court. “You take the red pill – you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes…”

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