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Noctem Arabs (2014)
by Dr. Gritti


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Year of Launch2014
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
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About Noctem Arabs

Noctem Arabs is a shared / unisex perfume by Dr. Gritti. The scent was launched in 2014

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I am drawn to oud perfumes in the manner of an addict – I know that most won’t really satisfy when all is said and done and are often lacking in originality, but I’m promiscuously kissing them all hoping for that rare encounter with a prince. Some of the not-quite-princes I’ve kissed along the way have turned into lifelong friends. And to my surprise some of the best Western ouds I’ve come across don’t actually turn out to have the unusual pairings of notes that sound so intriguing and that might take the oud theme in a different direction. No, it’s the perfumes that focus on the star that win out time after time. Does this say more about my tastes than about the perfumes themselves – who knows?
At any rate, I am pleased to announce the arrival of another near-prince – a maybe. Gritti’s Noctem Arabs has a superbly realized oud construct that is the main attraction – I am reminded of vintage M7. Except this has a dark and chewy bitterness at its core. It’s the kind of oud that is polished, sharply dressed and one you can take anywhere without fear of offending one’s company.
The clever trick in Noctem Arabs is the use of a lovely soft, diffusive musk that propels the perfume’s throw – it gives an aura with no harsh edges, tremendously civilized, yet others will smell it on you. It is well and truly present but without getting up anyone else’s nose. The backing to the oud is well integrated woods – cedar and sandalwood. Again that sounds ho-hum, but the skill of the blend and the decent quality of the materials (none of screechiness of some of the woody aromachemicals) makes this trio truly lift off.
Sadly I have to admit that it is less impressive in the later stages, when it wears close to the skin (unless involved in physical activity) and the central oud accord gets a bit flatter.

11th March, 2016

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