Here at last... and by (much) popular
With bucketloads of Pencerahan forming its oppulent
base, and infused with molten frankincense oleoresin, you know this is one special oil.
And of course there's much more...
Enfleuraged with the smoke of sinking
grade agarwood, sandalwood, benzoin and frankincense, Cordoba is more along the lines of
its predecessor Marrakech
in that the focus is on western resins like omumburi and Egyptian
But with Cordoba, the radical departure
lies in the fact that it contains citrus extracts: lime and orange, two
of the primary fruits of Spain.
As well as cedar, a key ingredient in western perfumery.
The smoke of the woods and resins gives
it an undeniably eastern feel, but the cedar and citruses give it the
European touch missing in eastern perfumes.
Cordoba was once the
center of scholarship, modernity, and an exemplary model of of a
society that boasted cultural tolerance, attracting people from all
over Asia, Europe, and Africa. It was the melting pot of the Middle
Sadly, now its legacy is all but
forgotten. Our Cordoba attar is a tribute to the legacy of this
once-glorious city: the harmonious unity of east and west.
Please note that all of
our previous Smoke
Infusion Series attars sold out very quickly. We made a very
large batch of Cordoba, but there's no way to predict how long it will
others are saying about this product:
is so comforting and I could bathe in it. I have always been a
fan of tobacco notes and the blend of smoky oils makes me think of the
aroma of fine tobacco (even though I am not a smoker) but without any
burnt notes, just that warm, almost floral aroma.
heavy on the Pencerahan oud, so if you liked that, I think this is a
safe purchase. To me, Pencerahan was all about dry, piercingly clear
woodiness. The oud is accented with frankincense. The citrus aspects of
the frankincense are punched up by the addition of the lime and orange
in the opening. I don't burn wood or incense, but I would imagine this
smells like some very expensive burning bakhoor. The drydown loses the
citrus and adds cedarwood notes.
Overall, very relaxing and meditative mood. Lighter on the sillage than
some, but still quite long lasting. Very friendly, even to people who
aren't acquainted with oud. I blind bought the FB and am pleased I did.
Cordoba is out of the world! It is not for this world.. you wear it for
your journeys in the spiritual world! :)
I like to put Cordoba during prayers... just calms you down! Amazing
I am glad I purchased a bottle right away without sampling.
Loving the Córdoba and will take all three bottles you have set aside...
I should have ordered the 3.75 gram size.
I'm almost certain that I detected a note of what smells like
camphor--sharp and cooling--gliding across the surface of the deeper
scents. An hour or so later, this same scent had transformed into an
unmistakable sweetness. I can sense the Sandalwood coming through. I'm
actually very enthralled with it, and I can't seem to keep my nose away
from my wrist--a common problem with this hobby.
The Cordoba reminds me of
Baghdad with the Penceran that sweetens it up a bit. Not quite as
smokey and more mellow as well. It must be the cedar and smooth
cool blend of resins that makes the whole mix "swirl" in a pleasant
concoction of mellowy incensy bliss. Reminds me of cool summer
nights, driving around with a full moon light dripping through clouds
of thick fog way past midnight. The sweet smell of distant scents
coming out of the dark forests full of live oaks, spanish moss, thickly
resinated conifers and cedars with distant flowers such as gardenia,
vanilla and cinnamon drfiting through the open car window on the thick,
heavy fog rolling in off of the ocean.