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Areej Le Dore Plumeria De Orris 5th collection Perfume Review and Score

by Therapeutic Fragrance


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Who? I See Wearing the Fragrance

Israel Kamakawiwoʻole

Where? I Use the Fragrance

When? The Season I Use the Fragrance

All Year Long

What? Occasions or Events I Use Fragrance


Russian Adam


Price Per Millileter

190 30ML

Perfume Classification

Extrait de Parfum

How? I Apply the Fragrance

One to Seven Sprays

This composition is dedicated to the perfect union of plumeria or frangipani, the most gorgeous Asian flower, and orris root absolute, one of the most precious ingredients in perfumery. Top notes: plumeria absolute, natural apricot accord, and orris root absolute Heart notes: sandalwood, vanilla, and synthetic civet Base notes: myrrh, vetiver, and cedarwood

Fragrance Quick Story

Almost like you can see a powder coming from the vaporizer.  It comes across exactly like that. There’s no escaping powder, and it should be that way; it should.  When Russian Adam puts an ingredient in the name of the perfume, you’d better be darn scootin’ sure that the ingredient is going to be featured in all of its glory.  As iris has been taking over my new perfume fascinations, I was most excited for this. I was in California when it was announced, and started nose drooling ever since then.

Fragrance in my opinion compared to Perfume’s Notes

Like mentioned already, orris comes across.  You can flat-out tell he puts some money into this bottle.  If you are not a fan of powder, be careful because of price.  If you have only smelled synthetic powder, this is an absolute-must-sample; it is so different.  Very high quality, pure powder air. It’s like purified air with powder. Your nose doesn’t fill with actual powder, just super clean air with that smell.  The kind of effect of air after rain, except with this beautiful smell. This ingredient does so much to enhance perfumes. In the opening, the orris does overpower the frangipani quite a bit. (I never thought I would be knitpicking about too much orris.)  The apricot is soft behind everything. I can get very soft woods against a light vetiver.  Was expecting a slight incense smell, but this comes across very fresh.  The vanilla and myrrh are what I’m talking about. The swollen thumb on this for me is the civet note.  I personally don’t think it adds to these powerful ingredients; it kind of sticks out just a bit too much for me.  Instead of intertwining and adding some depth to the florals, it really is just a note that is linear, like it doesn’t want to play along.  A slight pee smell from the fragrance. The best synthetic civet note I have personally smelled is from the Au brothers. This really sticks out for me. Again, I think Russian Adam is opening his house up to people who don’t want any animal products in his compositions.  This is the exact reason I have blown so much money with him: his expert use of animal products with florals. Folks, there is no substitute for the real thing, period.  I admire his convictions, but I am only critiquing on what smells and wears the absolute best and then leaving this debate to be had elsewhere. It really makes all these luxurious ingredients feel flat instead of lifting them up, like civet is supposed to. Overall another composition to point my friends to who feel they are missing out on Areej Le Dore (which there are many).  The orris is a shining star, and you can smell some of the best of it ever in this perfume. I would use this marriage of plumeria and orris for layering against other animalic compositions.  I could see it having a tremendous effect. He has certainly got his hands on the best orris I have smelled to date; this is the bar for that.

Bottle Presentation

Company:Areej Le Dore
Perfumer:Russian Adam
Fragrance Family:Floral Aromatic
Classification:Extrait de Parfum
Pricing:$6.33/fluid ml

Therapeutic Fragrance Score Chart

Plumeria De Orris

Experience 12/15
Branding & Originality 5/5
Projection & Sillage 5/5
Longevity 14/5
Composition 17/20
& Price per ML


TOP: 3/10
HEART: 6/5
BASE: 4/10


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    1. I need five wearings anyone who knows me knows what that means. LOL I feel it's more important to get really familiar if I am going to score high. I wasn't going to be quick, but now that there is a part II I will get my take out there. I still need to get through five wearings of Antiquity.

  1. Have you ever heard of fragranceview, the YouTube channel? He's made a fragrance with a natural orris butter, plus all natural ingredients, releasing in December i believe

  2. Who dislike this video? Must be one of the ALD competitors hehe

    This is the standout from ALD 5th collection to me. Have you tried Ensar Oud's Iris Ghalia…it also has a strong orris note.

  3. I have a couple Plumeria trees in my yard, and I LOVE when it blossoms. So when you see Plumeria and Orris, two notes that I am love with right now.. omg, Seems worth the money you pay for it.

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