Yesterday my wife and her visiting cousins came home from the mall (in Denver, Colorado), and one of the cousins had purchased this:
It's Tres Nuit (pour homme) by Sterling/Armaf. Basenotes seemed to have nothing about it (not a common occurrence 8-). Google Sterling Tres Nuit and some pix of British Sterling appear (lol). The cousin was told it was oil based. The writing on the bottom of the box was mostly Cyrillic with a few lines in Arabic script, and a blurb in English.
Unfortunately the box is no longer available. The cap was defective (she barely looked at it and it broke), so today we went back and exchanged* it. The meta-brand is Sterling Parfums, and the brand (one of five) is Armaf. On visiting their website at http://www.sterlingparfums.com, one sees that the other brands are Estiara, Cosmo Designs, Hamidi Oud and Perfumes, and Tayyib. Their facebook URL has a .ae extension (Arab Emirates?), and I thought I saw their location as Dubai, but I can't find it now. Their mission is to be "the regions [sic] specialist in the manufacture and distribution of fragrances with diverse brands catering to a global audience."
Anybody know anything about this line?
Anyway, the store was out of Tres Nuit, and the cousin exchanged it for something else, and then
* I bought the bottle, defective cap and all, for a tester price ($39). What the heck do I have? It starts fairly complex, and IMO dries down to something fairly simple and sweet--ish. According to the website, top notes are Lemon/Verbena/Iris, middle are Lavender/Spicy Accords/Violet, base are Ambergris/Sandalwood.