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    Default Al Rehab fragrances

    Today, I've received:
    • Prince
    • Al Direyah For Men
    • Aseel
    • Dehn Al Oud
    • Khaliji
    • Saat Safa
    • Sultan Al Oud
    • Sultan
    • Rasha
    • Lord
    • Secret Man
    • Dehn Amber

    I also received Tom Oud by Surrati.
    I'm having a lot of fun with these oils.
    Al Direyah is similar to YSL L'Homme, and the 12ml bottle looks very pricey.
    Lord is very strong and woody/clean smelling.
    Tom Oud is similar to Tom Ford Oud Wood, but stronger.
    Dehn Al Oud is fecal, smells like cows leather and poo... MKK lovers must try this one.
    Rasha is feminine, sweet and long lasting.
    Saat Safa is very interesting, strong and has similarities with Black Aoud but they are not twins.
    Aseel is Aoud Rose Petals, to my nose.
    I bought all these at zahras dot com, and I'm happy with the friendly service.

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    Al Rehab is great quality at a bargain price.
    I have 7 CPOs and planning to buy more from them (bought mines from Al Rashad).
    My CPOs are 6ml.

    Please talk about the others that you have bought.


    Mines

    Aseel - Montale Red Aoud less sweet
    Silver - Silver Mountain Water
    Khaliji - Sweet green fragrance. Reminds me Carrera Pour Homme
    Roses - Almost pure roses
    Red Rose - Very feminine roses with body cream accord. Reminds me Bulgari Pour Femme
    Dehn Al Aoud - Sharp, dry rancid resinous woodsy smell.
    Mokhalat Malaki - Similar to Dehn Al Aoud.

    I will buy from them again, liked very much the experience

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    My nose says stop for today.
    The fragrances are great, my only concern: could these products be dangerous to our health, as they don't follow European or American rules?

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    Stephan:

    Thanks for the descriptions. I'm very interested in trying arabian perfumes, but they're hard to smell here in the US.

    Re: your question, you probably know the opinion of most BNers on IFRA regulations...

    Besides, I would assume that, apart from a few expensive perfumes made of natural materials, Arabian perfumery buys from the same big bad aromachemical companies that write the IFRA regulations. I don't think there's any aromachemical company in the Gulf.

    cacio

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    VERY hit and miss for me. Khaliji is absoltely beautiful and had my girlfriend making a comment on how good it was (she's hard to please as I smell different every day). And Silver is a pretty good alternative to SMW but for a fraction of the price. I also have Sondos, Aroosah and Aseel which are more as you'd expect from this house and are a bit too much for me.

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    Default Re: Al Rehab fragrances

    I've got Silver, Aseel and Khaliji, I find them a little bit over the femenine side for my tastes, but nonetheless, I do regard them as quite original. Boosh, what about Sondos and Aroosah? Why are they a little too much for you?

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    I've tried some Sultan Al Oud & some Dehn Amber before going to bed.
    First one was good smelling but second one smelled really dirty.
    Now, after one night, Sultan Al Oud smells dirty and Dehn Amber smells heavenly.
    Fascinating!

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    Zahra's gifted me the Dehn al Oud and Oudy. These are great to have around. To me, Dehn al Oud = leather and Oudy is similar to By Kilians Pure Oud.

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    I've worn Dehn Amber to work.
    Lasting power is excellent.
    First 2 hours are dirty, but after I get Amber Extreme Prada, but much more powerful!
    Lovely!

    Tomorrow will be ... Secret Man.

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    Default Re: Al Rehab fragrances

    Silly me. Saw the title and thought, "Hmmm, what would someone wear to a detox facility?"

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    Default Re: Al Rehab fragrances

    Quote Originally Posted by noirwest View Post
    silly me. Saw the title and thought, "hmmm, what would someone wear to a detox facility?"
    lol!

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    According to a friend of mine who happens to be a Base Noter, it is named after perfume junkies in serious need of rehab.

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    Default Re: Al Rehab fragrances

    "They tried to make me buy Al Rehab, I said, NO NO NO."

    Actually, I said "yes" and bought Silver. As others have mentioned, a terrific alternative to SMW. To be fair though, one of my co-workers said it smelled "offensive" and "like rust." I just said "NO NO NO" to him. :P

    I'd be curious to know how "Golden," "Superman," and "For Men" smell. Anyone ever try those yet?
    Last edited by atrac; 5th September 2011 at 09:28 AM.

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    I found a decent selection of Al Rehab stuff in a couple of Islamic stores on Devon st in Chicago. I didn't buy anything, but I'll be looking at this thread for ideas.

    I smelled a couple randomly (the seller opened the bottle), but as usual with oils one need to put on skin. I got a couple of small minis (with the dreaded, horrid, roll-on). Al Aqsa is a confused fresh resinous floral, though there are some interesting notes (like some sort of burnt resin in the heart). Jasmin is an unpleasantly soapy jasmin.

    cacio

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    I have Aseel... it's way too much for me and smells "synthetic". Luckily, for $7 inc. shipping I don't feel too bad about this blind buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorje123 View Post
    I have Aseel... it's way too much for me and smells "synthetic". Luckily, for $7 inc. shipping I don't feel too bad about this blind buy.
    Agree. I liked it though, iff compared to the bland releases so in fashion.

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    Default Re: Al Rehab fragrances

    Oh? Where do you get these for $7 shipped? The only places I can find have them for $7 plus shipping (making them around $10 a piece). Thanks!

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    I clicked on this thinking Yes! I do, as a matter of fact, need Rehab from fragrances.


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    Didnt want to start a new thread. Wanted to say thanks to the members of basenotes for introducing me to this house. Me being Muslim, my parents wore very similar Arabic oils when I was a kid. I managed to find a nearby Islamic store and picked up Aseel. Really enjoying this one, and I am definitely going back for more. Thanks BN!!

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    Sorry to drag this thread up once again but I need help.
    I've recently come across Al Rehab fragrances and ordered a couple, first up was Saat Safa which I adore, after doing some research I found many positive views on Aseel so ordered a bottle of that too...sorry to say I didn't like it one bit.
    I'm not a rose person (so I now know) and it is heavy on the rose.
    On order I now have Khaliji, Mokhalat Al Rehab, Silver, Aroosah & Bakhour.
    I've not tested these out yet but am already planning ahead.
    So can anyone tell me which of Al Rehab fragrances are not dominated by rose and are more woody orientals?
    Many thanks.
    (EDP only as I can't use oil due to it making my sensitive skin break out horribly)

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    My favorites are:

    Silver - A very citric version of Creed's Silver Mountain Water
    Sultan - A very fresh masculine fruity scent with a strong dry woody base
    Superman - Spicy Clove/evergreen/sweet amber
    Mokhalat Al Rehab - a sweet floral ambery oud
    Taifi - a high pitched rose with a dark dry Oud / woody base
    Roses - tart Bulgarian Rose and nothing else
    Khaliji - citrus, Rose, cumin, and woody basenotes

    There is another one with "Attar" in the name, but I cannot remember.
    Last edited by DULLAH; 11th February 2012 at 01:21 AM.
    Currently wearing: Royal Mayfair by Creed

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    Personally, I cannot recommend Al Rehab. Most of their formulations smell rather...synthetic. Very inexpensive, which is only a small point in their favour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DULLAH View Post
    My favorites are:

    Silver - A very citric version of Creed's Silver Mountain Water
    Sultan - A very fresh masculine fruity scent with a dry woody base
    Superman - Spicy Clove/evergreen/sweet amber
    Mokhalat Al Rehab - a sweet floral ambery oud
    Taifi - a high pitched rose
    Roses - tart Bulgarian Rose
    Khaliji - citrus, Rose, cumin, and woody basenotes

    There is another one with "Attar" in the name, but I cannot remember.
    Any thoughts on Arooq Al Oud, DULLAH?
    - Expect the unexpected

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    Aroosah arrived today, first quirt I thought it smelt like Calandre mixed with toilet duck
    An hour later it was lovely and smelt like a cross between Rive Gauche Intense (femme) and Rochas Femme.
    Eight hours later I can still smell it on my wrists even after washing the pots, so longevity is great.
    I'm still waiting on the others, although I've since ordered Balkis as well.
    I'm a bit gutted I can't order the oils as I'm sure they're even better.

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    I tried Bakhour, which I guess is for women. It's not bad at all, a fruity/spicy/floral woody frag, perhaps with a touch of synthetic oud (I'd guess). It seems strong too. I haven't given it a full wearing so my initial impression is that it's worth the less than $10 I paid (total) for 35 ml.

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    Well, for what you pay, you shouldn't expect anything less than synthetic. It really boils down to whether or not you like the finished product (disregarding synthetics).

    I haven't been keeping up to date with Al Rehab because they're even more prolific than Montale (seriously)! A couple of months ago, I tried a chocolate Al Rehab that reminded me of Chocolate Greedy but lighter and better executed. I also tried one I think called Amber Oud that smelt like your typical amber/oud combo oil (think Arabian Oud) but very well done.

    A couple of nearby shops I know are always getting new stuff in. In addition, I'm constantly discovering ones that can't be found anywhere over the net. The thing is, I can't be sure if any of these 'vintage' oils have turned.

    Next time I'm in these shops, I'll try and take a couple of photos.

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    I just bought a 3ml bottle of the chocolate Al-Rehab, called Choco Musk. I much prefer it to Montale's Chocolate Greedy, which is too crude and OTT. It actually smells closer to a decent cocoa absolute, IMHO.

    Anyway, as promised, here are some photos.


    A bunch of newer 3ml releases:



    From left to right (spelling may be inaccurate for one or two):

    Dehn Amba
    Al Hanouf
    Al Nourus
    Sandal Rose
    Choco Musk
    Elena
    Mukhallat al Bahrain


    Mainly newer 6ml releases:




    A few obscure Al-Rehabs:


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    Quote Originally Posted by DULLAH View Post
    My favorites are:

    Silver - A very citric version of Creed's Silver Mountain Water
    Sultan - A very fresh masculine fruity scent with a strong dry woody base
    Superman - Spicy Clove/evergreen/sweet amber
    Mokhalat Al Rehab - a sweet floral ambery oud
    Taifi - a high pitched rose with a dark dry Oud / woody base
    Roses - tart Bulgarian Rose and nothing else
    Khaliji - citrus, Rose, cumin, and woody basenotes

    There is another one with "Attar" in the name, but I cannot remember.
    Attar mubakhar is the one i couldn't remember. It's a sweetish ambery, greener/piney unspiced version of aseel. Like if you mixed Aseel with Mokhalat al Rehab and pulled back the spiciness.


    Quote Originally Posted by Flaconneur View Post
    Any thoughts on Arooq Al Oud, DULLAH?
    Ordered a sample from Zahras finally...I'm hoping it is less "fuel & furniture-y" than Oudy Woody by Surrati.

    And I agree about Choco Musk...a bargain cocoa scent.

    Any opinions from those who have smelled Sandal Rose or Mukhallat Al Bahrain ?? I'm going to walk over to Devon on wednesday and search for a ton of the newer ones including those two....can't recall the smell of Mokhalat Dubai either and wanna recall that one.
    Last edited by DULLAH; 11th February 2012 at 01:21 AM.
    Currently wearing: Royal Mayfair by Creed

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    DULLAH, I found Sandal Rose to be rather bland and uneventful. I originally expected a lot more.

    Mukhallat Al Bahrain is honey sweet and very pleasant, and smells better than other Al-Rehab mukhallats I've tried. However, I think that the drydown was a little unsure of itself but I can't be completely sure.

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    Have Aseel, use it as a room spray.

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