A powerful composition with a strong peppery opening with hint of dark honey, leather and earthy musk tones. It develops into a deep dark musk and incense overtone with subtle green and dark honey tones. Once in a while a whiff of spicy cinnamon pops-up (maybe Cassia). Later some powdery tones come in accompanied by subtle woody, minty and green tones.
The longevity of this fragrance is great (on my skin 12+ hours). The sillage is quite heavy and easily fills a room. So a little goes a long way.
All is all a lovely creation which suits me very well.
FR: Un parfum prononcé, exactement ce que je cherchais.
EN: A strong fragrance, exactly what i was looking for.
salaam alaikum great product great fragrance in this price not too strong not too soft good powdery fragrance of musk.
This is high quality fragrance the best Black musk very very long lasting
AKAF continues to surprise me. At first I was wary of this, from a Westerner's perspective. I'd tried black musks in the past and they just didn't work on me. Too "hippy dippy", too much like an incense stick to actually wear as a perfume. This one is sort of like that, but better. Smoother. Obviously higher quality. A honeyed, floral, smoky, fruity sweet mixture that is very pleasant to the nose, and not at all offensive or "dirty". The honey note (as usual with AKAF perfumes) is very prominent and anchors the fragrance, supporting the other notes and smoothing out the vetiver. Still though, I'd recommend this as something to enjoy for yourself rather than to impress others. It's a very calming scent to be sure, but it's very projecting, and will get you noticed. Those unused to old fashioned attars might wrinkle their noses as you walk past. But if you've never tried a black musk before and you're curious, this is a perfect choice.