Originally Posted by alaya
Killer_Vavoom - I don't think I have tried saffron, agarwood or henna seed extract scents. Maybe it is worth buying this one. Did you get lime from it? Some people say they can smell it all the way through
OOPS! Sorry, I totally forgot about this thread.
Yes Ayala, I do get lime (we call it banzahir, which is the tiny green lemon with thin and distinctly aromatic peel) all through the pyramid, though it's tucked beneath the louder notes of rose, agarwood (this is oud actually), and the woody base. Mind you, two notes persist alongside the rosy/oud-y accord, which are: somewhat sharp wood (due to the red saffron) and lime.
On a side note, White Oud is, IMO, the softened femme sibling to Aoud Lime.
ps. Traditionally, Arabs of the peninsula longed for lime above all other citrus fruits, orange blossom and Damascus rose (ward jouri of the Cham region - Syria and Lebanon) as they saw in them symbols of the unattainable in their habitat - the arid desert plains. The Damascene rose was introduced to the soil of the Tai'f region in Saudi much later on in history and the result was the sublime Ta'if Rose.