Show your recent purchases: pics please!

    Show your recent purchases: pics please!

    post #1 of 11
    Thread Starter 
    Yesterday I got my order from the Zahras Boutique:

    Raghba by Lattafa of Dubai and got 4 samples of:
    - Abdul Samad al Qurashi ~ Zahrat Al Khalij.
    - Swiss Arabian ~ Noora.
    - Surrati ~ Tom Tuscan Leather.
    - Hamil al Musk ~ Sulfaz.

    tajy7ada.jpg


    Are Tom Tuscan Leather and Sulfaz men oils & Noora and Zahrat al Khalij unisex??
    post #2 of 11


    Just got this today while on a roadtrip to the mountains with family and friends.

    Im not a fan of many sprays, but this is Ajmal's Mukhalat Dahn Al Oud Al Moattaq spray (EDP - 60ml) and is one of the few that I am in love with.
    post #3 of 11
    Noora is a common womens name, so i assume its a womens perfume.

    Zahrat al khalij means flower of the gulf n is a term used to describe a very beautiful woman.
    post #4 of 11
    Thread Starter 
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by TagYoureIt View Post

    Noora is a common womens name, so i assume its a womens perfume.

    Zahrat al khalij means flower of the gulf n is a term used to describe a very beautiful woman.

    So, both for women. Thanks!
    post #5 of 11
    That's what the names suggest, of course I'm a guy who actively uses fragrances under the Juliette has a gun name so I shouldn't be the one drawing the gender lines!
    post #6 of 11

    Noora by Swiss Arabian marketed as a women's fragrance. Even the bottle is designed accordingly but I can easily say that it stands on the border of being unisex. I purchased it for my wife and when I applied it to my wrist out of curiosity, I thought that it could very well be a unisex mukhallat with the notes of Saffron, Sandalwood and Vanilla. (I don't think they are pure though, especially when the price is considered) But the more floral notes like lily, honey and rose pushes the fragrance towards the feminine side a bit more.

     

    Zahrat al Khaleej is also a refreshing scent for men. I don't know if women wear it as well.

    It has a very nice, after shave like scent and a very good fit for hot summer days.

     

    Hope that helps.

    post #7 of 11
    Thread Starter 
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Rayiha View Post

    Noora by Swiss Arabian marketed as a women's fragrance. Even the bottle is designed accordingly but I can easily say that it stands on the border of being unisex. I purchased it for my wife and when I applied it to my wrist out of curiosity, I thought that it could very well be a unisex mukhallat with the notes of Saffron, Sandalwood and Vanilla. (I don't think they are pure though, especially when the price is considered) But the more floral notes like lily, honey and rose pushes the fragrance towards the feminine side a bit more.

    Zahrat al Khaleej is also a refreshing scent for men. I don't know if women wear it as well.
    It has a very nice, after shave like scent and a very good fit for hot summer days.

    Hope that helps.

    Thank you! On the ASAQ site Zahrat al Khaleej stands under the rosé section! I like the parfum/rose scent so maybe I'm going to order. But on the other hand I'm "new" I'm the oil world so maybe it's better to sample more and then decide which scents I like.
    post #8 of 11
    Just picked up a 1/4 tola bottle of Khaltat al shaikh abdulla (KASA) by Hind Al Oud.

    Hind Al Oud is a new fragrance house from the UAE. By new I mean within the past 10 years. It is owned by Mohamed Hilal who is a perfumer and designer. He also has designed fragrances for Anfasak Dokhoun and Khaltat Hob.

    This was recomended to me by a co worker who thought my Saif Al Hind by Ajmal was too "old man"

    Its important to note that saif al hind is a mid quality pure indian oud oil, and so has a very strong smell which lasts for hours.

    KASA on the other hand is a blend of (what I smell as) cambodian oud, sandle wood, amber, musk, citrus, and "smokey leather"

    Because of this, the comparison was wrong to begin with, but to humor my co worker I have given this oil a try.

    It is not in your face like a pure indian oud nor is it as refined as say, an indian combodian blend like rabie al omr by Ajmal.

    It lasts, but only for a bit, an hour or so, and even then it is a "low key" type of oil as apposed to a mukhalat such as mukhalat oud moattaq or mukhalat al tharwan by Ajmal or the various cambodian oud based mykhalats by al jazeera perfumes.

    All in all an interesting scent made for a younger crowd im sure (im 35) and not really what I prefer. At roughly 120 USD for a 3ml bottle, its on the lower end of the mid priced mukhalats for a blend that I personally believe is a low quality product.

    The box, packaging, and black and crystal bottle are nice though.


    post #9 of 11
    I tried a few mukhallats from Hind Al oud on a few different occasions when I was in UAE.....I was really keen to try mukhallat alsheikh Abdullah because I heard so many people praise it. It was even sold at Paris Gallery at one point before hind aloud decided to pull out their products and present them in their own unique store and made sure they increased the price too from 375 Dirhams to around 430 for 1/4 tola or 800 dirhams for 1/2 tola.....My understanding from the last time I visited one of their stores is that they will be selling only 1/2 tolas. I tried sheikh Abdullah, sheilkh mohamed, Bint shioukh, Dehn oud seufi. The mukhallats are decent smelling but nothing to be really excited about. I was really hoping for more especially for the price you are paying. The packaging and bottles on the other side is really nice and top quality no doubt.
    post #10 of 11

     

    Oud Fougere from Agar Aura.  This blend is my current favorite.  It is cool, calm and collective.  It evokes a sense of smoothness, richness and darkness.  The oud and combination of oakmoss create a rich sense of almost chocolaty mysteriousness combined with the assertiveness of a dark, full body stout Indian agarwood oil.  The top notes play in a well conducted orchestra of almost a rich, sweet tobacco, rose, artemisia and the light wispy, sweet vanilla vapors of an Indonesian agarwood oil.  From someone who makes my own blends (or attempts to) and knows how difficult it can be to get the notes to play out in a well conducted symphony, I definitely give this blend two thumbs up.  This one is a compliment getter.     

    post #11 of 11
    Thread Starter 


    Bought some cheap Al Rehab oils to try out which oils I like!

    I really like Al Fares from Al Rehab!
    Blanc and Soft from Al Rehab aren't my thing!

    Has anyone some recommendations from ASAQ, having in mind that I like Al Fares!



    Thanks in advance!
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    6/14/13 at 6:04am

    NLtobias said:



    Yesterday I got my order from the Zahras Boutique:

    Raghba by Lattafa of Dubai and got 4 samples of:
    - Abdul Samad al Qurashi ~ Zahrat Al Khalij.
    - Swiss Arabian ~ Noora.
    - Surrati ~ Tom Tuscan Leather.
    - Hamil al Musk ~ Sulfaz.

    tajy7ada.jpg


    Are Tom Tuscan Leather and Sulfaz men oils & Noora and Zahrat al Khalij unisex??

    6/15/13 at 3:01pm

    TagYoureIt said:





    Just got this today while on a roadtrip to the mountains with family and friends.

    Im not a fan of many sprays, but this is Ajmal's Mukhalat Dahn Al Oud Al Moattaq spray (EDP - 60ml) and is one of the few that I am in love with.

    6/15/13 at 3:05pm

    TagYoureIt said:



    Noora is a common womens name, so i assume its a womens perfume.

    Zahrat al khalij means flower of the gulf n is a term used to describe a very beautiful woman.

    6/15/13 at 5:01pm

    NLtobias said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by TagYoureIt View Post

    Noora is a common womens name, so i assume its a womens perfume.

    Zahrat al khalij means flower of the gulf n is a term used to describe a very beautiful woman.

    So, both for women. Thanks!

    6/15/13 at 7:51pm

    TagYoureIt said:



    That's what the names suggest, of course I'm a guy who actively uses fragrances under the Juliette has a gun name so I shouldn't be the one drawing the gender lines!

    6/18/13 at 12:00pm

    Rayiha said:



    Noora by Swiss Arabian marketed as a women's fragrance. Even the bottle is designed accordingly but I can easily say that it stands on the border of being unisex. I purchased it for my wife and when I applied it to my wrist out of curiosity, I thought that it could very well be a unisex mukhallat with the notes of Saffron, Sandalwood and Vanilla. (I don't think they are pure though, especially when the price is considered) But the more floral notes like lily, honey and rose pushes the fragrance towards the feminine side a bit more.

     

    Zahrat al Khaleej is also a refreshing scent for men. I don't know if women wear it as well.

    It has a very nice, after shave like scent and a very good fit for hot summer days.

     

    Hope that helps.

    6/18/13 at 1:30pm

    NLtobias said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Rayiha View Post

    Noora by Swiss Arabian marketed as a women's fragrance. Even the bottle is designed accordingly but I can easily say that it stands on the border of being unisex. I purchased it for my wife and when I applied it to my wrist out of curiosity, I thought that it could very well be a unisex mukhallat with the notes of Saffron, Sandalwood and Vanilla. (I don't think they are pure though, especially when the price is considered) But the more floral notes like lily, honey and rose pushes the fragrance towards the feminine side a bit more.

    Zahrat al Khaleej is also a refreshing scent for men. I don't know if women wear it as well.
    It has a very nice, after shave like scent and a very good fit for hot summer days.

    Hope that helps.

    Thank you! On the ASAQ site Zahrat al Khaleej stands under the rosé section! I like the parfum/rose scent so maybe I'm going to order. But on the other hand I'm "new" I'm the oil world so maybe it's better to sample more and then decide which scents I like.

    6/22/13 at 9:59am

    TagYoureIt said:



    Just picked up a 1/4 tola bottle of Khaltat al shaikh abdulla (KASA) by Hind Al Oud.

    Hind Al Oud is a new fragrance house from the UAE. By new I mean within the past 10 years. It is owned by Mohamed Hilal who is a perfumer and designer. He also has designed fragrances for Anfasak Dokhoun and Khaltat Hob.

    This was recomended to me by a co worker who thought my Saif Al Hind by Ajmal was too "old man"

    Its important to note that saif al hind is a mid quality pure indian oud oil, and so has a very strong smell which lasts for hours.

    KASA on the other hand is a blend of (what I smell as) cambodian oud, sandle wood, amber, musk, citrus, and "smokey leather"

    Because of this, the comparison was wrong to begin with, but to humor my co worker I have given this oil a try.

    It is not in your face like a pure indian oud nor is it as refined as say, an indian combodian blend like rabie al omr by Ajmal.

    It lasts, but only for a bit, an hour or so, and even then it is a "low key" type of oil as apposed to a mukhalat such as mukhalat oud moattaq or mukhalat al tharwan by Ajmal or the various cambodian oud based mykhalats by al jazeera perfumes.

    All in all an interesting scent made for a younger crowd im sure (im 35) and not really what I prefer. At roughly 120 USD for a 3ml bottle, its on the lower end of the mid priced mukhalats for a blend that I personally believe is a low quality product.

    The box, packaging, and black and crystal bottle are nice though.


    7/6/13 at 6:37pm

    mustafa803 said:



    I tried a few mukhallats from Hind Al oud on a few different occasions when I was in UAE.....I was really keen to try mukhallat alsheikh Abdullah because I heard so many people praise it. It was even sold at Paris Gallery at one point before hind aloud decided to pull out their products and present them in their own unique store and made sure they increased the price too from 375 Dirhams to around 430 for 1/4 tola or 800 dirhams for 1/2 tola.....My understanding from the last time I visited one of their stores is that they will be selling only 1/2 tolas. I tried sheikh Abdullah, sheilkh mohamed, Bint shioukh, Dehn oud seufi. The mukhallats are decent smelling but nothing to be really excited about. I was really hoping for more especially for the price you are paying. The packaging and bottles on the other side is really nice and top quality no doubt.

    7/14/13 at 3:36pm

    edward t said:



     

    Oud Fougere from Agar Aura.  This blend is my current favorite.  It is cool, calm and collective.  It evokes a sense of smoothness, richness and darkness.  The oud and combination of oakmoss create a rich sense of almost chocolaty mysteriousness combined with the assertiveness of a dark, full body stout Indian agarwood oil.  The top notes play in a well conducted orchestra of almost a rich, sweet tobacco, rose, artemisia and the light wispy, sweet vanilla vapors of an Indonesian agarwood oil.  From someone who makes my own blends (or attempts to) and knows how difficult it can be to get the notes to play out in a well conducted symphony, I definitely give this blend two thumbs up.  This one is a compliment getter.     

    9/8/13 at 5:07am

    NLtobias said:





    Bought some cheap Al Rehab oils to try out which oils I like!

    I really like Al Fares from Al Rehab!
    Blanc and Soft from Al Rehab aren't my thing!

    Has anyone some recommendations from ASAQ, having in mind that I like Al Fares!



    Thanks in advance!