Areej Le Dore as four new releases – Atlantic Ambergris, Oud Picante, Flux de Fleur and Inverno Russo. I have them, I smelled them, and I am in love. I love what Russian Adam is doing here – limited batches with ethically sources raw materials created once. And they are potent and amazing.
We had (operative word) 40 sample sets yesterday to sell at STC, and we sold them all in like a few hours. BUT! I have one sample set I held back for meeeee!!
And you or at least one of you. Here’s the scoop on notes:
- Flux de Fleur – heavy, dark fruity, floral Oriental blend
Top notes: dissolved green and black frankincense; pink grapefruit
Heart notes: rooh of jasmine sambac and yellow frangipani; tuberose absolute, Cambodian oud that is over 10 years old; dark Sumatran oud soaked in coconut water; and Indian amber shamama attar, aged for more than two decades
Base notes: legally obtained, wild Siberian deer musk; castoreum, blue lotus absolute, honeysuckle and henna infusion, vetiver, tolu balsam and benzoin
- Inverno Russo – scent of Russian winter
Top notes: rose alba otto and white pepper absolute extracted by Russian Adam
Heart notes: peach blossom and osmanthus co-absolute extracted by Russian Adam, white frankincense distilled by Russian Adam, white gardenia, white champaka, clove, cardamom, Indian sandalwood, tonka bean absolute, tincture of legally obtained, wild Siberian Musk pod and synthetic civet
Base notes: rare, wild Hainan agarwood oil, aged over 5 years; Indian oud oil, white Indonesian gaharu boya, betel leaf, Virginian cedarwood and benzoin
- Oud Picante – wild, spicy Borneo oud oils may cause one’s heart to skip a beat and bring a truly phenomenal, memorable olfactory experience to one’s life.
Top notes: cumin, cardamom, cinnamon, clove and nutmeg
Heart notes: wild Borneo oud oil distilled by Russian Adam, carrot seed, spikenard, tobacco and coffee
Base notes: opoponax, Bengal sandalwood, muhuhu, costus, fossil amber and labdanum
- Atlantic Ambergris – dances around top quality, white Irish ambergris
Top notes: bergamot, cardamom and a touch of Russian pine
Heart notes: jasmine sambac, white champaka, ylang-ylang, white Irish ambergris, tonka bean absolute, clove and nutmeg
Base notes: violet leaf, orris root, sweet myrrh, oakmoss, nagarmotha and labdanum
If you already know you want a full bottle, you can pre-order them at his website. He will also have sample sets available too, but the shipping will be pricier since they are coming international if you are in the U.S. I love his work.
For a much longer and in-depth review, head over to Kafkaesque. Lots more detail on progression, development, notes. My comment is I love them all. They are unique, beautiful and potent. They are pricey, but you only need a drop. Trust me.
So I can squeak out one small sample set out of mine for a drawing. So drop a comment to be entered. I probably will do an additional drawing once I have full bottles of all of them. I have heard a rumor that there is a Siberian Musk Intense coming later this year. I don’t know if that’s correct or not, but given the potency of the original, I’ll be in nervous suspense waiting for it. So which of the four most interest? I’ll do a drawing from all commenters here for my tiny sample set from my sample set.