Dixit and Zak Emperor Hind Review + Score All Natural Perfume

by Therapeutic Fragrance

SCORE: 94

Collection Worthy!!!

Who? I See Wearing the Fragrance

Jackie Chan

Where? I Use the Fragrance

When? The Season I Use the Fragrance

All Year Long

What? Occasions or Events I Use Fragrance

Special Occasions

Perfumer:

Dixit and Zak

#emperorhind

Price Per Millileter

260 30ML

Perfume Classification

Extrait de Parfum

Projection

2 Feet Or More

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Longevity

10 Hours or more

Sillage

Long Tailed

How? I Apply the Fragrance

one to five sprays

This brought me back to my Oudh Infini review.  A blast of in-your-face oud that is not apologizing for what it is.  Just being itself in full Beauty and the Beast” mode. There is a blast of Hindi funk that is absolutely stunning.  Like a prized fighter after the big one—all roughed up, bleeding, but victorious and something to behold. That’s what this oud is all about.

Now we are getting a clear accord that I have seen in all three perfumes I have tried from Dixit and Zak.  There is a fresh, clean layer in all three.

HINDI OUD Let’s Talk:

Onchya Shells: Leather and seamalic scent used in incense making in the East, including heavily in Japan.

Comes from the Red Sea all the way back to the days of Moses.  Pretty Cool.

Dixit and Zak do one-off’s.  They have messaged me personally and let me know that.  We have heard this from other perfumers who later gave in and came up with part twos.  I am not for sales tactics that say that to sell out then make more and use the same tactics.  Like the “one bottle left” on ETSY to get you to hit that “Add to Cart” button. I am always watching for the hype train.  

Alright, back to what this is.

Fragrance in my opinion compared to Perfume’s Notes

We have an oud that complements the composition and is the star of the show.  What’s the name, folks? “Emperor Hind.” Hind refers to India, and the River Indus, which flows from Pakistan, but hearing “Hind” will automatically create an association with Hindi oud.  So if you’re going to put it in the name, it better showcase it. And oh, Nelly, does it. This is pungent, funky oud for advanced connoisseurs.  You’re warned, but it is a perfect pairing against what this opens up with and dries down to.

In the opening, on top of the oud, there is a blast of citrus with lemon, pink grapefruit, and sweet orange forming the citric punch.  Pink grapefruit comes across clearly, with a spritz of lemon. Orange helps with the citrus accord and the bright air of the “Dizaide”—see what I did there?

The next note I get very strongly beyond the oud is the patchouli: strong, punchy, and fresh, with champaca as the eye candy.  All of this floats in the air with saffron, and this is Dixit and Zak, so you are going to get the best sandalwood the earth has to offer.  I get a clear Mysore profile in this, which adds another punch.

Finishing out the heart is another animalic accord that I can only tear apart as the onchya shells, hyraceum, and a urinal civet.  The heart sits on a seamalic (seashell animalic) leather. Think light, tan leather with some nice ocean sea shell animalic atmosphere—seriously, it’s there, and it’s fantastic.  The leather is coming from the onchya shells; it’s crazy good. Ambergris adds to this phase and can be detected very clearly here (the top was way too powerful to detect any of this).

Alright, we get three clear transitions here.  The final one you guessed if you kept up on the notes list: incense.  A familiar fresh incense is what you’re left with on the skin for a good four hours.  It’s pleasing to all and somehow all of that majesty spoken of before is gone until another spray.  The spikenard adds a bit of therapeutic feel to the drydown, a medicinal earthy incense, if you will.

Projection is loud—could even reach past two feet. 

Sillage is long tailed; if you walk by someone, they are going to get bliss if they know what’s up.

This will last up to twelve hours, the last four being a soft skin scent on your pillow to wrist, as I like to do.

Overall, this is a well structured perfume using many facets of the old school.  A showcase of biblical and hidden Earth ingredients showing us why they are the standard for perfume structure.  Dixit and Zak are playing at the next level and are not holding back raw materials from us. KUDOS.

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Bottle Presentation

Company:Dixit & Zak
Perfumer:Dixit and Zak
Fragrance Family:Woody Oriental
Classification:Extrait de Parfum
Pricing:$8.67/fluid ml
Country:INDIA
Year:2019
Sex:Masculine
Hashtag:#emperorhind
What:Special Occasions
Projection:2 Feet Or More
Longevity:10 Hours or more
Sillage:Long Tailed
Short Description:Pungent punch seamalics w clean citrus & #Dizaide
Fragrantica Score:4.83

Therapeutic Fragrance Score Chart

Emperor Hind

Experience 15/15
Branding & Originality 4/5
Projection & Sillage 5/5
Longevity 5/5
Composition 18/20
Ingredients
& Price per ML
23/25

FRAGRANCE

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

SCORE: 94

“Collection Worthy!!!”

30 comments

    1. It finally says sold out will see if it stays. I have seen it restocked three times now for anyone reading comments. Keep refreshing that site. They pretty much said this won't be re-made. This might be the differentiation between managing the two websites.

    1. Attar I can recommend is Silsila. This is straight from Zakir on a recommendation as an alternative to Emperor Hind. These are people to get to know. I have three orders with them and my first two are top notch. Everything blew me away. Oud chips for the price I got them. Hindi Tabac out of this world attar with gorgeous tobacco wafts. Brindaban and Rising Mysore are at the top of my collection for what they accomplish as all naturals.

  1. Hey Brandon, I've watched a few of you reruns from early last year. Amazing to see how quickly your following and views is on some kind of positive roll. Wow, what an education you have given me, thank you. I have my 30 mil of 30 million old Amber coming to me tomorrow from Lucky Scents. June 30th, 1906 is ingrained in my memory. I feel like a kid waiting for his first bicycle. Thanks again., I am a believer.

    1. June 30th 1906 is the fossilized Amber added to War and Peace apparently both 1&2. I pick up on this where I became friends with Areej De Dore on Facebook. Btw the Misore Sandalwood is also sold out. I received an abrupt sold out when I asked for another recommendation. I ordered some Civet and must decant from Etsy coming from Canada.

    2. I hate spell check. Drooling for Tigerlust. Funny. I ordered Russian Summer on the ADD website in Thailand but the bottles came from Medford Massachusetts ? I believe it came from the eBay seller Sealed Scents who I received my decant of E O no 2. Nice website

    1. @Therapeutic Fragrance I have only 2 sprays on my left wrist from about 4 hours ago, your description is really helping me wrap my head around this. I'd like to see your impressions as well when you receive the bottle if possible. Thanks!

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