Dark, Mysterious, Complex - and Divine! The moment I opened the bottle and smelled it, I just sat down with my eyes closed and soaked in that divine fragrance for at least the next 15-20 seconds. I don't want to explain anything about its notes, all I can say is this stuff is simply outstanding. Worth every penny, and thank you Abdul Karim Al Faransi for this wonderful creation.
How it smells:
when I first smelled this from the bottle I wasn't keen, but I was intrigued. So I bought a sample. At first, on my skin, this had a dark, mysterious, strong, earthy and animalic and musky smell. The initial projection was very large and it lasted all day long! Later it became more of a strong amber and ash-like spicy smell. If I could paint a picture of this smell I would draw Arnold from the Terminator. When I wear this I feel as if I have engine oil and fresh tarmac steam coming off my upper body, real bad-ass like. It's very strong and I'd recommend a small amount on the first try. I wouldn't say this smell like Black Afgano, but I'd put them in the same group.
Where I would wear it:
Personally, I Love wearing this in the gym, after building up a sweat you really get to appreciate some of the notes in this oil. And, It makes me feel very powerful (like Arny). I'd also think it goes nicely in the winter months or colder evenings. I think it's a little overpowering for a hot summer day unless it's applied in small amounts. I also think this is suitable for an experienced nose and to be worn around people who appreciate niche fragrances. You will stand out, but need to be confident to pull it off and own it.
Top Marks for being unique and mysterious. I ended up buying a full bottle because it was worth adding to my inventory. Mi esposa, she loves it on my skin after a few hours, it's very much an aphrodisiac. I don't wear it all the time, but when I do, it's always a nice experience
Out of the world , I love oud abd Amber basedfragrances and in my honest opinion i have not smelled anything near to this in my life - surorising thing is that this is pure plant based but easily beats any Ambergris based expensive creations of established houses in my dictionary this is Nuclear grade stuff very deep very complex with monster performance: i wish Nr. Anthony thinks of making spray form as well
A really deep and mysterious woody scent.
this perfume is just beyond handsome, especially in the dry down and it's just a pity that it takes so annoyingly long to get there.
This thick, tarry black and myterious aroma will last for days on your skin, this is the longest lasting attar that I've ever experienced except some pure agarwood artisnal oils which I've tried in the past.
If abyss had a smell it would defiantly be it.
A mysterious and endless black thickness of untouchable aroma.
I can't help but try to decipher this mystery that it is.
I'm literally blown away by the overwhelming power of Amber Ash-Sheikh.
Another masterpiece by dear Abdul Karim al Faransi after his best creation "Sheikh al faransi", period.
You seriously need to be really discreet with the application beacuse when your body warms the oil, it's overly strong sillage will scent your entire self just enough.
Love it, definitely ordering a full tola bottle.
I would say this is so far my favorite fragrance from this house.
It smells like a luxurious perfume. Stays on skin for over 10 hours. Use very little dab as it can get very overbearing for some people.