Oud and rose. A combination that's quite common and yet most
perfumes that utilize it fall short in doing it justice.
Our Layali featured oud and rose, and the sheer
quality of its ingredients put it in a category of its own. But
in crafting Layali, the aim was to bring out the notes already
present in the Cambodian and Indian ouds that were used in the
blend. Rose was only a secondary ingredient.
Al-Jazzab, on the other hand, is cloud nine for rose
The crisp alluring fragrance of Bulgarian rose otto dominates
the top notes, whereas the warmer, sensual and opulent Egyptian
rose permeates through the heart and base of the fragrance. The
careful mix of both types of rose essential oils ensures a very
rich rosiness that is present from start to finish.
In this reformulation of Al-Jazzab, no less than seven
wild-harvested oud oils from six different countries were used.
The careful marrying of these oud oils alone bequeathed it a
remarkably complete perfuminess, and the healthy dose of rose
further enhances that. Accents of black pepper, leather and
smoke gives it a warmth that vividly contrasts with the crisp
top notes of rose and camphor.
Dab some on and go for a stroll. Prepare to experience the Pied
Piper phenomenon first-hand.
I love it without any reservations because it is an awesome
mukhallat and you can tell it is made with very high quality
ingredients. Right now I notice dark chocolate and smokey
notes, and the roses are just beginning to emerge. It will be
a treat to see how it evolves. I will definitely buy from you
I’ve tasted rose petal jam that was so delicious I had to hide
the spoon to keep from devouring the entire jar but I never
encountered a man-eating rose until I smelled Agar Aura’s
Al-Jazzab! It’s more crimson than dahlias, more velvety than
coxcombs and far more brazen than the spectacular
birds-of-paradise flowers that are flaunted in many exotic
bouquets. Indian oud adds dark, lusty, animalic seductiveness
to the winking, lemony liveliness of Damask rose, while
spikenard struts down the Red Carpet with haughty herbal
roughness. Most mesmerizing of all is the balsamic, honeyed
sweetness of the glamorous, Moroccan varietal whose harvest is
celebrated every May during the Festival of Roses in El Kelaâ
M’Gouna. Although this vixen perfume may be way too wanton and
wayward to wear during the day, it’s a perfume whose
prickliest thorns I’d most willingly embrace at any hour if it
meant that I could cozy up even closer to its sultry,
provocatively disturbing scent. Although the voluptuousness of
the scent makes me think of it as a woman’s perfume, it’s
woody and leathery backbone make it equally at home warming
the neck of my beloved.
I did not expect to fall for this, but did pretty much
immediately (the name is well chosen. ha!) My favorite
mukkhalat so far (by anyone) has been your areej. but
al-jazzab, with its rose and wood and smoke (and delicious
earthy dirt) has vaulted right to the top.
I didn't even have to open the package to get a whiff of the
rose in Al-Jazzab! It really is something else! I mean I knew
I was going to like it, based on the rose and oud combination,
but I didn't know I was going to LOVE it! Could end up being
my most favorite mukhallat I've purchased from you, I may even
like it more than Idaino Dento.
I just put on the Al-Jazzab, it strikes me as a bold, dark,
rich and sweet, spicy and rosy fragrance. Definitely more rosy
than Layali as you said in your description. I really like it!