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Ankh (2008)
by Scents of Time

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Ankh information

Year of Launch2008
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 13 votes)

People and companies

HouseScents of Time
PerfumerClaudine de Vogel

About Ankh

Ankh is a shared / unisex perfume by Scents of Time. The scent was launched in 2008 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Claudine de Vogel

Reviews of Ankh

I've been lucky enough to have obtained most of the vintage and discontinued fragrances that I love to wear , but this scent is impossible to find at any price...I was also lucky enough to obtain a 10 ml decant several years back from a fellow Basenoter...on the very first whiff I took I was immediatly captivated and thought...hmmmmm...must get a bottle of this...not being able to find a bottle of this is why 10 ml lasted me so long...i used it very sparringly , taking my time to enjoy it...alas , as I write this , I am enjoying the last couple of sprays...firstly , this overall has the profile , charactaristics and quality of an attar...the difference is it is EDT strength , as far as i know, so it doesn't have the thickness/richness/opulence of an attar...what it does have is that multi-dimensional/layering effect and the way notes pop in and out among other aspects...love incense , resins , spices and woods and this fragrance does a great job of checking all those boxes...OK... Enough of that ...let's move on to the scent itself...opens fresh and uplifting...a kind of citrus/resin/incense accord...sweetens and deepens...get one of those attar effects i mentioned , as different notes and effects start drifting in and out...a liitle honey...a touch of cinnamon...a smidgen of pepper...a sprinkling of some flowery smells...smells exotic and somewhat mysterious...oriental for sure...hard core oriental...after going through a kaleidiscopic-cornucopia of a seamless flow of accords this settles to a final resting place of a sweetish/resiny sandalwoodish incense...I will miss you...
21st May, 2018
Woodsy green oriental. Very nice opening that's not too off-putting with medicinal or "perfumey" qualities. Excellent bergamot there. A mix of herbs and woods in the heart and base almost and just barely almost makes it a "potpourri" fragrance as in it smell like generic lavender spices. Yet there's something in the base that's holding everything back and letting them develop slowly. As the scent approaches drydown, a smokey accord wafts up with a semi-sweet green incense and sandalwood accord making for a unique and pleasant experience.
10th November, 2009
Top: Sicilian bergamot and lemon, lime, junper, pink pepper
Mid: Myrtle, cypress, lavender, geranium, jasmine, cassia, cinnamon, nutmeg, black pepper
Base: Benzoin, labdanum frankincense, myrrh, sandalwood, vetiver, birch tar, cedar, guaiacwood, accord of honey, tobacco and vanilla
This is a truly excellent scent, a woody oriental that I can whole-heartedly endorse. It is a very dry scent with pepper-spice, incense, and old stones/mineral notes.
The citrus notes of the opening are good, but predictably brief. Myrtle and cypress give green, coniferous notes. So far, it is light and refreshing, but then it develops some really interesting spicy-earthy elements. The sandalwood is well done, quite authentic. The birch tar is smoky and tangy, and cedar and guaiac are good and woody. The hints of tobacco and vanilla are not problematic for me. They are not sweet nor heavy. They give an earthy tang which, combined with the spices, creates an old-stones note that I find pleasant. Romantically, it suggests the atmosphere of an old pyramid tomb. The scent here is like Eau D’Italie, but with less citrus and more stony character. It is most intriguing, and I like it very much.
12th May, 2009 (last edited: 23rd October, 2014)

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