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    Default Madini Oils - An Unusual, Delightful Departure from Western Perfumery

    For a radical departure from French perfumery, featuring unusual dry, woody scents, unique spicy, fruity, florals, and some goregous amber, the Madini oils offer strongly-fragrant, reasonably-priced line of fragrances. These are all-natural, yet they are complex, skillful compositions, not simple essential oils. Edit: Later, with the help of a perfumer, I determined that these are NOT ALL NATURAL, despite the claims by the distributors. Some of them may have high percentages of natural substances. Otherwise, they do contain synthetics.

    Time to challenge your nose? This review takes you from the easiest to the most unusual scents...

    The beautiful, sweet, vanillic amber scents of Sahara, Olive Flowers, and Alma di Alma are closest to the European ideal of Orientals. Olive Flowers is "Mr. Madini's answer to Shalimar" with its amber-citrus-frankincense-opoponax composition, being resinous and vanillic--and utterly gorgeous. Alma di Alma forgoes the woodiness of the resin to create an amber-citrus-musk that is absolutely delicious. My favorite, Sahara, is similar with its amber-citrus-myrrh, comparatively dry/sweet and very aromatic. There is a fascinating note, perhaps the type of citrus, or an unlisted floral.

    A step away from the Western tradition are the spicy-fruity-florals. Azahar is an orange blossom fragrance, but it incorporates an unusual herbal aroma to create an almost dry, soapy, clean presentation. The best part is a musty, resinous base note that elevates this fragrance beyond the typical sweetness that dominates most orange-blossom scents. This note is commonplace in Eastern fragrance/cuisine, yet it will impress us as bold and unique. Don't be mislead by the name of Henna. It is the henna flower that is featured, not the powdered leaves used for dye. This is a highly likeable, fruity (apple/mango), sweet, honeyed flower similar in some ways to Nag Champa. Salma is described as an ancient Saudi blend of spices and amber. The best part is an amazing spicy peach or melon in the base. Autumn is the sweetest of the category, described as Arabian spices but coming off as tangy, fruity, almost candylike and youthful. All were enjoyable.

    Emerging into the un-sweet Madinis, we are introduced to more surpirsing fragrances that are every bit as enjoyable. Soulimane is a complex mix of sunny, dry, lemony, fresh ingredients that impress me as clean, soapy, and spicy, similar to the esteemed Etro Shaal Nur, which recalls the freshness of a man's shaving kit. The list of ingredients is long, including artemesia, coriander, citron, cinnamon, jasmine, clove, carnation, amber, and vanilla. Mokhalate Malaki is listed as an oud-chypre-rose-saffron fragrance, but it defies this description. There is a bitter, herbal, woody opening from the oud, followed by a green, fresh rush of rain, tangy rose, and watery lotus, and perhaps a pungent flower like lilac. Both of these must be tried on the skin to appreciate their truly unique beauty.

    Form here we move into the most unusual, exotic scents--those which offer little or no sweetness. I cannot overemphasixe how interesting and different these fragrances are. They are in the Arabian tradition. Please do not expect sweet perfume. Open your mind and be rewarded.

    Maderas de Orient is a great cedar fragrance, bittersweet, deep, well-blended, soft and woody. The notes feature Atlas cecdar, Oriental woods, and Moroccan blossoms with hardly a touch of sweetness and very rewarding on the skin. Hanane smells like nothing you have ever smelled before. The dark, reddish liquid is strong, pungent, deep, salty, mossy, complex, bittersweet, redolent of dried leaves, and very woody. It is described as a Balsamic composition with a long list of ingredients including, galbanum, tuberose, red rose, jasmine, clove, sandalwood, patchouli, amber, and musk. It smells like none of these ingredients. The development is clever, and it becomes more attractive as you wear it, ending up smelling very outdoorsy, natural, and compelling. Chypre comes out of the bottle dark green-black in color. It is sharp, tangy, clean, dry, warm, very earthy, and somewhat green. To me, it smells nothing like its description as a woody, musky, floral; rather more like green twigs and spruce needles. Again, it needs time on the skin to develop. Santal Blanc was the most unexpected fragrance in the group. Billed as sandalwood "nothing more, nothing less" it is light, dry, pungent, non-sweet, and earthy. If this is what real sandalwood smells like, I have received an education.
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    What an informative and lovely post. These oils sound so beautiful, esp. the spicy ones. I will definitely have a look at the site, and thanks for the great info!
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    Fantastic post... Fingers crossed that they will post to Australia! I"m off to do a goggle search on Madini Oils. Cheers!

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    Great post, Beautiful Bird!!

    My samples arrived today and - having the day off tomorrow - I am going to start the day with a shower and a layer of jojoba oil and dive in....if I can wait that long.

    The names of the fragrances in their match-book style cards are hand-lettered!! :bounce: Don't you love it!

    For those wanting to know more you can go right to http://www.madini.com.

    See you tomorrow! Think we're in for a treat!
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    Thank you purplebird7 for that enlightening write-up. I had not even heard of Madini Oils, but they do sound wonderful.:wave:

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    Madini perfumes are amazingly powerful. Probably four to six times more powerful than an alcohol based perfume.

    I have Azahar (beautiful, clean and simple), Ambergris (definitely not real ambergris, but an interesting amber-ish scent nonetheless - extremely potent), Almhakoutab (strongly herbal and masculine, reminds me of an old cologne I can't put my finger on), and Sahara (a beautiful, dry blend of Amber, Myrrh and Citron - my favourite by far). The last two are probably better for men, but I could see a women pulling off Sahara if it's lightly applied or layered with something else.

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    Purplebird, what a great post you wrote. Thanks!

    You've made me quite interested, so I'm off to the website.
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    Well, of course I couldn't wait and went to bed in Mango and great hopes. (Love mango!)

    First whiff is fresh and green, quickly a flowery fruit appears - but it isn't mango, it's more like a citrusy apricot! And very subtle. With that lovely "Arabian Nights" undertone that I identify as - maybe - frankincense?

    This is a really pretty fragrance, not especially long lasting and not ever mango.

    This morning Shadow on one arm - and Sun on the other! Love Shadow - almost a true fougere with a slight hint of smoke. The site says leather as well - on me it takes a few hours to put in an appearance. Sun has lots of herbs and lavender over woods and reminds me of de Nicolai's Provence only more anchored. I will definitely invest in this one.

    These Madinis are a real find for me - they have the "solidity" and luxe of the old timey frags. Many many thanks to The Purple Bird!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arvydas View Post
    ...I could see a women pulling off Sahara if it's lightly applied or layered with something else.
    Sahara is my favorite. I own it and wear it by itself.
    My first tester came in a swap, and I didn't even know it was from Madini's men's section. It's an amber fragrance, and the Madini ambers are vanilla-like, so I think it is more feminine than masculine!
    And yes, all of these need to be applied lightly because they are strong. They are fairly priced, considering their strength.
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    Here's my idea:

    I am sending these on to Tao Lady. Please PM her if you want the Madini Oils, and she will mail them to the next person who asks.

    In the package, she will put the list of people who want the samples.
    Everyone who gets them, cross her name off and PM the next person for her address. Send it on.
    We will keep going until the samples run out.
    If you want to replenish the samples or try different ones, order some more samples and put them in the mailing envelope before you pass it on.

    Just use a little of each.
    Let's see how long it can go.
    Let's see how many Madini reviews we can put into the directory.
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    These sound really interesting! Thanks for the very informative post - I may just jump in and order a few samples myself! Do you find that jojoba oil helps with longevity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeezeweasel View Post
    These sound really interesting! Thanks for the very informative post - I may just jump in and order a few samples myself! Do you find that jojoba oil helps with longevity?
    Oh do!! Jump! Jump!! :bounce:

    For me - Anglo-Saxon of North European extraction with fair dry skin and approaching eighty and living at the beach - the jojoba certainly helps in releasing the frag and, I would say, with longevity. As I may have said, a suggestion from Ayala who knows a thing or two.

    Another suggestion - take a look at the samples already ordered and if you're jumping all the way in choose something different and keep it going. I'm dying to try Sahara 'cause it's gotten such raves. Was thinking I'd invest in de Nicolai's Provence but think that Shadow may be the better choice!!
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    Finished the day with the remaining two of my five Madini Samples: Four Seasons and Ambar Gris.

    Four Seasons is a mellifluous blend of "every lily of the valley" but much more than a white floral. Deeply sensuous it takes time to develop after opening on a honeyed note. It is sweet without being sugary and is terribly female. Not feminine - female......

    Ambar Gris is said to be of naturally harvested pure ambergris (although a BN reviewer claims it is not - I wouldn't know) and is wonderfully strange. It is a viscous brown liquid and for at least an hour after application smells like the medicine echinacea. But it slowly develops into the most wonderfully smoky, incensed amber that smolders and incites. I must have this frag for the winter!

    Attached is the painting by John Singer Sargent (of whom I am a most ardent admirer!) that it is said to have inspired. Enjoy it all! :bounce:
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    Some of these are good, to be sure, but as for "all natural"? definitely not- they seem to contain any number of synthetic ingreds as far as I can tell

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    I love natural scents wich is a plus for me but as long as it 's refined and can be compared to traditional perfumery in terms of execution and quality.
    I haven 't tried this line but I tested Sage Machado last year which concept "seems" rather similar. I wasn 't thrilled at all, it felt "thick", very linear and not very subtle.
    To me the most beautiful natural perfume line is the sadly discontinued and hard to find Gobin Daude; Seve Exquise, Sous le Buis, Biche dans l 'absinthe and Nuit au Desert are pure gems that have reached cult status, contemplative scents with a certain poetic sensibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin de Grasse View Post
    To me the most beautiful natural perfume line is the sadly discontinued and hard to find Gobin Daude
    What a shame that these are discontinued.
    I'm always looking for a good, natural fragrance.

    Quote Originally Posted by slave2love View Post
    Some of these are good, to be sure, but as for "all natural"? definitely not- they seem to contain any number of synthetic ingreds as far as I can tell
    That is surprising. Talisman assured me that they were natural. Here is a quote from their e-mail:
    "...no synthetics-for those oils that are very expensive, or difficult to acquire (jasmine, gardenia, rose), Mr. Madini has used different essentials to mimic those notes and not synthetics."

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    Finally re-testing the four samples I got and getting my thoughts and words together.

    Kamary -- they introduce it as roses and sandalwood. Not on my skin! The closest smell I can think of is a blend of Hugo (a flask in a green box) and Amarige, although more on a masculine side. Starts with lemon, herbs and greens. Develops into the note I do not find partularly attractive: tropical white and yellow florals mixed with damp woods, but still very Hugo-ey. Drydown: yellow roses and bleached woods, not your usual glorious sandal.

    Mist -- upon initial application, I get a smell of a household cleaning product, and I cannot tell you which one right off the bat. But is grows on me, and probably is the favorite out of the four. Middle notes: powder of Cashmere Mist plus a heavy dose of heliothrope, a hint of insence, acacia flowers. Drydown: darker musk and delicoius amber. Reminds me of the older Jacques Faths. Interesting!

    Tajalli -- it is all about neroli! Nice blend, with a dense wall of citrus blossoms, unpenetrable and proud, with a hint of smokey insence and soft woods.

    Water -- transparent in the beginning with vanilla and persimmon, champaca flowers, lush gardenia. In the middle stages I get cranberry, osmanthus and plum all on the "eraser" background -- sweet rubbery and woody note, but not quite sweet to be playdough-y. Not a single aquatic note: this is the smell of the fountain water at night, in the courtyard of a shakh's palace surrounded by the majestic fruit trees.
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    Here are some reviews. I will be passing my samples on to Purplebird when I am done.

    I have rated the samples from the one I like the most to the one I like the least. For reference, I am a fan of No. 5 and Mitsouko. Fruit notes generally do not work on my chemistry.

    Four Seasons: It smells like a chypre, a very familiar chypre but I can't identify a specific perfume name. It's floral, green, a little woody and soapy. I love this and wish it lasted longer.

    Shadow: It smells like a man's cologne, very green and fresh - maybe a bit of lavender? I like this one too and wish it lasted longer on my skin.

    Ambergris: It's extremely smoky; a pure amber scent with a lot of smoke. One of the best ambers I have tried except it's extremely potent and I would only wear this diluted. It doesn't last long though. If I dab it on my wrists and later wash my hands the scent is gone.

    Sun: To me this smells like white musk or extremely light Egyptian musk. I wouldn't go out of my way to buy this but I think it's approachable and inoffensive. It's also a little floral.

    Mango: It smells like shampoo - L'Oreal Fructis shampoo. I am not a fan of this type of scent but I know that many people will like it. It's not overly sweet, which is a good thing.

    Hope my reviews were helpful!
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    These reviews are very helpful especially in the process of elimination.

    Some I'm thinking of trying; Bouquet, Burberry, Incense, Spring, Nile, Moon, Reihan, Paradise, Violet
    I'm probably ordering 6ml of Alma di Alma and Maderas d'Orient

    Tao Lady, Thanks for the lovely picture. Sargent rocks!
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    Wonderful post! (As always )

    I'm on my second bottle of Alma de Alma! I just love the stuff. I've ordered more samples (mine got passed onto to another Basenoter as well) and I've ordered White Musk, unsniffed, with fingers crossed. I've found that some of the Madini's really don't work for me, but when they do work, they're exceptional. Of the samples I've tried, I enjoyed Kamary (rose & woods), Azahar (orange blossom), Honeysuckle, Mandarine, Coco (coconut) and Reihan (green tea, floral).

    Yesterday I ordered more samples (Fleur de Nuit, Olive Flowers, Framboise, Moon, Nardo, Aicha Aicha, Gardenia, Violet, Vanille) & I will try them & pass them on.

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    Been hanging out on the other Madini thread - posting reviews there too - and only just caught up with this one!!

    Many thanks to Tovah and Mystery Femme and TWolf for those great reviews. I am loving so many of these perfume oils that I have a suspicion I am going to end up ordering TONS of samples rather than FBs!! :bounce:

    Meanwhile - here are two of the 13 samples launched by The Purple Bird which will shortly be on their way to Clemmie!! (One through eight are on the other thread.)

    Henna - came out smelling citrusish and vaguely sharp and dusty. Settled into a haunting floral - lightweight peony with an amber undertone. Rully nice!!

    Autumn - although the ingredient list is short - Arabian Spices - this is not really spicy at all on me (But I don't bring out spicy notes anyway - Bellodgia is quite tame on me) - rather a honeyed amber/musk with a hint of deep rose. Round and slumberous - autumnal without being somber!!
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    The Madini two thread is my fault. I didn't realize I should have posted my review on this thread. I'm sorry I have no clue how to merge them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post
    The Madini two thread is my fault. I didn't realize I should have posted my review on this thread. I'm sorry I have no clue how to merge them.
    Personally, I think it's great we've got two!! There are so many frags to cover and so many different ones being tried that only one thread might be unwieldy.

    Way to go girl!!
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    Thank you Purplebird! I have ordered my 5 samples!

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    I got the samples yesterday (thank you Taolady) and have so far tested 4 of them.

    Sahara - so far my favourite. Richly intense, but with such depth to it...I couldn't stop sniffing this.

    Henna - my daughter said this reminded her of Dove soap - which she loves. This is one she said she'd happily buy, for that clean soapy smell. I agreed, I loved it.

    Chipre - yuck. I love chypre perfumes generally, but this one has a nasty basenote that I can't pin down. It may be just me, or my skin chemistry, but it smells rancid, and that basenote is so tenacious. I want to scrub it off, but it won't go.

    Maderas de Oriente - woody and warm. My husband said "that one smells like you" - I have no idea what this means, other than it suits me. I did like it, and will probably go back to this and try it again.

    So far, 3 get the thumbs up, and 1 gets a very strong thumbs down. Only 9 to go...
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    My samples arrived yesterday. Since at the moment I am exploring florals that is where we are here. Last night I sampled Narciso. It doesnt exactly smell like narcissus,but I think that is a "ghost flower". It does have a similar heady sweet smell to it that was too much for me. Maybe this is a smell that works better as a flower. since I love the intensity of narcissus blooms. I read on the Madini site that the bottles come designed to use only a drop so maybe I overapplied? By 3am I had to get up and shower it off, it had morphed into a vampire bat pee smell, sour and overpowering and too much for the enclosed cave of my room.

    I also sampled Nassim described as ginger rose and citrus, and I liked it quite a bit, but maybe because it was sampled against the strong Narciso I am retesting it now. It is definitely a ginger citrus scent I can't pick out rose yet though.

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    I got bottles of Henna and Alma di Alma. I'm impressed with both of them; this is really good quality for little money. Both remind me of frags I have smelled before; but I can't pinpoint them.

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    If you can compare 'Henna ' to Guerlain; 'Chamade'. I thought they were almost the same. 'Alma di Alma' was very close to 'Miss Dior'. Or was it halfway to 'Dioressence' with a bit of ambergris or patchouli thrown in?

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    Well, the samples are now winging their way to moonlight_flower, and I've made a note of the ones that made the biggest impression on me, and what I thought of the ones that didn't. These are not going to be in-depth reviews, because I don't have the talent for that yet (!), but here's what I thought overall:

    Sahara - Although the notes are citrus, myrrh and amber, I got flowers all the way through this. Really strong, stunningly beautiful fragrance, and one I'll definitely buy. probably my favourite, but that's a toss up between this one and:

    Henna: - My daughter likened it to Dove soap, and I got that completely. Again, one I'd have no trouble buying, and neither would she.

    Maderas d'Orient: Spicy, very pleasant, and somehow I got violets after a while. My husband particularly liked this one on me.

    Chipre: This was vile on my skin. It had a basenote that was just putrid. And it was so very strong, it was difficult to get rid of.

    Olive flowers: Pungent, smoky, a burnt smell about this one. Not pleasant on my skin.

    Santal Blanc - Woody fragrance, it smelled stale almost instantly.

    Hanane: - Started out rather like EL Beautiful, but it had an 'off' smell. I think I picked up rather too much patchouli in this, but I couldn't be certain that was what it was.

    Salma: Fruity, floral, not unpleasant, with spicy amber.

    Soulimane: Complex. Difficult to pick out separate notes - this one smelled rather like a disinfectant on my skin (reminiscent of Dettol!).

    Autumn: Rich, spicy, very warm, absolutely gorgeous. I would definitely buy this.

    Mokhalate Malaki - No. Just no.

    Alma di Alma - I got oranges, but it wasn't a clean fresh smell. It smelled a little decayed to me, and I didn't like it. I know this is popular, but it didn't work for me.

    Azahar - Orange blossoms. Absolutely beautiful, and one of the more subtle fragrances, considering the strength of these oils. Another one I would definitely buy.

    I hope this helps a bit, I know I'm not skilled and talented at writing reviews giving all the notes or describing what the different fragrances reminded me of etc, but at least I know what I liked and what I didn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MysteryFemme View Post
    Ambergris: It's extremely smoky; a pure amber scent with a lot of smoke. One of the best ambers I have tried except it's extremely potent and I would only wear this diluted. It doesn't last long though. If I dab it on my wrists and later wash my hands the scent is gone.
    Their ambergris is not ambergris at all. It's mostly choya nakh (toasted seashells, distilled) and some softer EOs. True ambergris is a modifier, has a soft scent, and if it was in this, would be overwhelmed. In other words, there's no room for true ambergris in this perfume. I have some of the Madini Ambergris I got in '85 or so and it's still as potent as the day I got it. Haven't worn it in years, but my memory is it lasts forever on me. YMMV, of course.
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    I received the traveling Madini oils from Clemmie this morning (Thanks!) & here's my first 2 reviews.

    SAHARA:- Wow, this smells exactly like Dune by Dior on my skin! Took me 15 minutes of continually sniffing my shoulder to realise what it reminded me of, the only difference is Dune gave me migraines, Sahara doesn't...I'm so pleased!!!! Love this unusual fragrance which I never thought I was going to be able to wear...Happy Dance, Happy Dance.

    AUTUMN:- This is sweet, lightly candied fruit that has been tempered with spices. More summer fruits than autumn on my skin & don't expect the spices to dominate, the spices blend in with the fruit. I'd be happy to wear this in summer & early autumn. The only other fruit based fragrance I wear is Ava Luxe's Forbidden Fruits which is a Autumn / Winter (more spicy) fruit scent on my skin.

    So far, I'm very impressed & love the quality of these oils.

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