I'm absolutely loving Kemewahan. I didn't know what to expect from the 'liquid wood' descriptions, but I think something like this is what I was looking for right from the start of my oud journey. The dark, rich, yet smooth woody smell that has a very nice undertone of sweetness, and almost reminds me of dark chocolate.
There is also some slight overlap from Agar Attar which I also really enjoy. I'd love to douse myself in this stuff and smell like this for a week.
This is a rich and smooth smelling attar. I can't seem to keep my nose off of my wrist, and I haven't genuinely felt like that about a fragrance in 2-3 years since I started with this hobby. This definitely feels like a 'holy grail' type of scent to me.
Everything about this is quality. I get a bit of tobacco, leather, slight smokiness in the beginning, and a dominant woody note, but merely listing off notes would be doing a disservice to this Attar, you have to smell it for yourself.
It is one of the most masculine smelling fragrances I've ever had the pleasure of smelling. It is also soothing to my senses, it feels relaxing and meditative. It feels ethereal as well.
It projects soft-moderately when applied to skin(wrists), but the longevity is quite good. I've fussed around with applying varying amounts and seem to get 8-12 hours from it.
To me, this is not just a scent, but an experience!
04th December, 2014 (last edited: 15th December, 2014)
Pine Needles with Vetiver and Resin in the background
It opens with an intense smell of pine needles, with vetiver and resin hiding in the background. This in itself is evocative of pine trees in winter, so it makes sense when people mention that this scent is great in winter. I personally find this scent is perfect in summer with the cooling camphorous effect of it, something along the lines of menthol or vicks vapor rub.
Filles definitely provides an interesting dynamic of eliciting memories of winter, yet being suitable physically for summer.
Now the bad thing is the longevity is only about 4 hours on me, with projection only lasting about 2 hours and then the scent becomes a skin scent. The basenotes are also meh.
Pros: Sharp, Cooling, Wearable in summer
Cons: Projection 2 hours, then a skin scent. 4 hours longevity"
Nope, stay away
To me, this smells like a Terre d'Hermes flanker. I don't like TdH, it smells like orange dish soap to me, this smells like something similiar. All i get is oranges, citrus, and sandalwood. It isn't a disgusting scent by any means, but an Amouage scent shouldn't have to be described as such in the first place. Was expecting something far more unique. I don't get oud, rose, jasmine, or any of the like.
It is simply an average, generic scent you'd find in a department store. I'd give it a 5/10. Sample this one to be sure.
Cons: Average, generic, department store fragrance"
Mmm, this fragrance is simply amazing. It opens up with a sugary sweet blast of honey and cinnamon(which stay all the way to the drydown) which is very pleasing, gourmand lovers will really like this. As the fragrance matures, you start smelling more amber(I think the amber in this one smells like rum+raisins and it has kind of a gummy feel to it, very pleasant), and you also get some sweetened tobacco, along with some other dessert spices. This one isn't easy to label, as it starts as a gourmand, and ends as an oriental
This isn't an overly complex cologne, but it's the best blended one I've ever had the pleasure of smelling. It is thick and the longevity, projection, sillage are superb, but it has a quality transparency to it where it doesn't become cloying. This is the best comfort cologne in my opinion. It's also very sensual and evokes feelings of sitting in my comfortable blanket, eating an apple pie in the middle of a frigid, Canadian winter.
You might think that it sounds silly to pay $235+ to 'smell like an apple pie', but it really does feel like an otherworldly experience to me, and is worth every penny. 10/10 scent, a masterpiece.
I think I just sent my magnificent secretions flying everywhere. This stuff is great! Cloves, cinnamon, vanilla, and a bit of musk. God damn this stuff is sexy, sensual and just straight smooth, and a hint of dirty in there too, whenever I get a whiff of this stuff off of my wrists I get a great smile!
Not overrated in my opinion, worth the hype, AND $225 .
Well then. I don't know what it is about this scent, but first time I used it, the lemony scent obliterated my nose. As In I couldn't even properly smell the scent for a few hours. I was shocked to be quite honest.Throat felt funny and tingly as well. Upon second application today it seems average at best. It doesn't last overly long on my skin. 2 sprays on the wrist, one on my shirt and it lasts 4 hours, others can smell it on me for about 6.
The smell is nothing special to me either. If you enjoy aquatics, and overly prominent lemony fresh scents--this is for you.
3 year later update!
This is probably my most used fresh scent. I think the sharp topnotes have been toned down slightly over time, and I really enjoy that. The musk+yuzu lemon makes this an amazing summer scent, or when you just don't know what to put on. The hotter it gets, the better it smells.
I haven't smelled too many aquatic/woody scents that smell like this either, so it gets points for uniqueness, and it has great versatility. 9/10 overall.
03rd August, 2011 (last edited: 16th November, 2014)