was a term used in the medieval Arabian tradition to refer to perfumes
created using the most precious aromatics - typically ambergris, musk,
and oud being the star ingredients.
Today, there are many products in the Arabian perfume market featuring
the name Ghaliyah, but none of them bear any resemblance to the
Ghaliyah formulations of old.
Agar Aura is proud to present the only
ghaliyah in the market right now that utilizes techniques that are
ancient yet yield amazing results.
The formulas that were referred to include those used for creating
ghaliyah perfumes made for the likes of Harun Al-Rashid, Mamun
Al-Rashid, and other royal dignitaries of the Abbasid court, as well as
the formulas recorded by Abu Nasr Al-Cohen, the medieval Jewish-Arab
Featuring authentic deer musk, the
highest quality ambergris, and oud that we literally made for a Sultan (his
majesty Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei), Ghaliyah Al-Molook is
not a simple blend of different essential oils. It is a precious gem,
not just because of the ingredients used but also due its exotic and
It utilizes the forgotten techniques of
maceration and enfleuraging that were used back in the day for optimal
aroma extraction. The base of ambergris, musk and oud was carefully
embellished with precious floral and spice extracts used by the
ambergris... enfleuraged and
macerated musk... enfleuraged, macerated and distilled oud... could
anything be done
to make it any better? You bet! Although these techniques are ancient,
their implementation for making Ghaliyah Al-Molook was modern. The use
of pure ambergris absolute of pharmaceutical grade purity instead of
raw ambergris, triple-filtered musk carefully enfleuraged and
macerated using digitally controlled heating, and high grade
artisanally extracted oud as well as macerated sinking grade agarwood
make an amazing recipe even
Forget about modern-day perfumes that
feature ambergris, musk, or oud "notes". Our ghaliyah has nothing to do
with those; this is the real
stuff blended to perfection.
one bottle per customer.
ingredients list: sinking grade agarwood powder, agarwood oil, deer
musk, ambergris absolute, frankincense oeloresin, frankincense oil,
moringa, vintage Mysore sandalwood, rose, Indian jasmine sambac, Indian
What others are saying about this product:
Ok, Ghaliya.. I don't even know what to say other than you REALLY should consider another release of it :)
I have a love-hate relationship with animal musk: meaning I've disliked
all but one (and that one was a commercially blended product, which
probably implies synthetics), until I've tried Ghaliya. Ahhh-mazing!
People have mentioned "buttery"; it is sooo smooth and delectable, the
scent seems to literally roll off your skin. It has the olfactory
texture of coconut butter left at room temperature. Interestingly, with
my skin chemistry, the musk is light, and purrs gently front and
center, but on my kid's wrist (he tailed me around begging for a
swipe:-), it transforms into a deep, chocolate coffee tango of agarwood
In closing, I would just like to say PLEASE make more of this
otherworldly concoction!! I'm quite certain there are ranks of people
ready to get their hands on a bottle:) I'm certainly regretting missing
that opportunity :(
had a very happy day: first in the morning, the Ghaliyah arrived. Wow,
wow wow... I seriously consider giving my oud collection away and trade
it a second and third bottle of Ghaliyah!
The scent opens with mysterious notes... I guess it´s Malaysian oud, as
it reminded me a bit of the softer notes of Kemewahan and Cantik Candan.
But when the musk comes through all I want is to drink in the scent...
Soon the ambergris adds just a hint of sea spray and it softly supports
the musk, and then jasmine shines through-- the floral notes are
I had only applied a tiny swipe (as I always do when I get to know a
new oil) but I think, tomorrow "tiny" will not do!
This stuff is too good to be true -- a shame that full bottles are already sold out, and now only samples are available...
Oh my god, this is so
amazing. I have never smelled anything like this! This attar really
smells like something from the past. This has become my new favorite
all time attar. You are a true genius brother Taha, and if you have any
more great ideas that bring the past back to life, I'm mostly certain
that I will probably be loving it, haha.
Just been wearing the Ghaliyah for about an hour and this is a very
smooth sweet musk with a little woodiness. I can't detect any spice,
rather just buttery smooth goodness. So far this is hands down the best
musk fragrance I've come across. I even like it more than Bait Al
Ateeq. Cool work dude :)
Ghaliyah Al-Molook is masterfully crafted. The techniques that where
artfully employed in making this attar give it an unusual depth and
Swiping a bit of this precious alchemical elixir will provide you with
hours of olfactory pleasure! At first it is all about oud....quickly
followed by the musk. Somewhere in the mix I pick up a very subtle but
pleasurable tobacco note. In the background I perceive a deliciously
spicy floral jasmine wrapped up in the oceanic depths of
ambergris.....always smothered in the most lovely musk note I've had
the pleasure of smelling. As the attar unfolds the frankincense, rose
and spices make their presence known, supported and anchored by the
musk and Mysore sandalwood. The oud seems to impart a woodiness to the
dry down of Ghaliyah that is absolutely magical.
This is the attar I've been searching for! No single note dominates or
is out of place in this blend. Not a single off putting note from start
to finish. All the ingredients to my nose are of the highest quality
and couldn't possibly have been mixed any better! Great projection and
a very unisex scent make this a must have for any fine fragrance
This is probably the finest perfume I've ever tried, and not just by a
little bit. Sure, it's expensive but unlike many niche perfume houses,
the price is justified by the sheer quality and expense of the
ingredients used. Please save me a 3g bottle, this is a must-have!
I wore Ghalya to the Masjid today and ma Sha Allah. You have got
something wonderful here. The floral opening notes are very well
balanced and the ambergris is very pronounced giving it brilliance and
softness. There is a lot of smokiness but not overwhelming midway and
the musk which was much harder to ascertain in the beginning starts to
emerge giving it a slight edge/a welcomed dirtiness so to speak. The
oud is the enigma in this combination for it envelops everything and
yet it does not stand out even at the dry-down stage. Was it a hindi or
a Malaysian oud if I may ask? This scent straddles a curious
fence between western and eastern perfume refusing to be categorized.