Hiya Posse Peeps! A few years ago I went to the Aqaba site and bought their sample set. They arrived at the same time as a few other things and in the way that I work they got lost and forgotten. Recently trolling some of the discounters Jewels of Blu came up on the ParfuMaria site on discount and I remembered that I had the sample set here. Cue madcap searching. It all got very slapstick around here but in the end I triumphed over the disorganisation and I found the one I was looking for.
The internet says: Aqaba is a Jordanian port city on the Red Sea’s Gulf of Aqaba. Inhabited since 4000 B.C., it’s home to the Islamic-era Fort and the adjacent Archaeological Museum. Its beach resorts are popular for windsurfing and other water sports, and the area is a top destination for scuba divers, with notable dive sites including the Yamanieh coral reef in the Aqaba Marine Park, south of the city.
Jewels of Blu by Aqaba 2007
Jewels of Blu by Vito Lenoci
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Peach, Apricot, Rose de Mai
Heart: Ylang Ylang, Egyptian Jasmine
Base: Vanilla Bourbon , Patchouli, Tibetan Musk
Fruity roses open, they are sheer and radiant. I can feel them jumping off my skin. Sheer, like looking through a crystal. I was expecting much richer, more Middle eastern heft and thickness but Jewel of Blu is light as a feather. A very reserved fragrance that instead of storming in, picking you up by the neck and shaking you walks in, calm and poised, sits politely and asks for black tea with lemon. Al through the fragrance I get a hint of patchouli and tobacco as I notice the fragrance after some time of neglecting it, a moment of olfactory recognition and gone.
The heart maintains a softly fruity wash over a very prim floral bouquet and dry down is clean, pretty and unassuming musk with still a soft fruity backdrop.
Jewels of Blu but I can see why it’s not a huge hit amongst the perfumista community. I can imagine it being a lovely go-to day to day wear fragrance for some young girl or a woman who wants to smell nice but doesn’t really want to be fully fragrant.
Have you tried the Aqaba fragrances?
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