When I visited the duty free section at Abu Dhabi airport at the end of 2017 I was intrigued by a particular perfume. That perfume was Aurum Ajmal. I was drawn in by the stunning looking bottle. All gold with gold covered dried flowers in the transparent top section. I’ve long been a fan of Arabic perfumes with their oud-based fragrances and this one didn’t disappoint.
First thing I noticed was how luxurious the bottle looks and feels. It is quite a heavy container and it isn’t made from glass unlike most other fragrances I’ve tried. The gold appearnce gives it an air of sophistication.
This perfume opens up with raspberry and a small hint of vanilla. Once the vanilla fades it’s replaced by sharp notes of gardenia and jasmine. The sharp note fades and is replaced by a very subtle lemon note with a bit of a touch of the musk and amber. The raspberries also fade slightly but happily stick around. This stage of the scent dispersal lasted for around an hour on my skin. Next the lemon disappears and is replaced by the floral tones of jasmine and gardenia. The floral note builds in strength, the raspberry loses strength and the musk and amber continues to be detected, the fruity notes become more noticeable at this stage.
After about 3 hours the fragrance reaches its final phase. A subtle fruity floral with the powdery and woody notes in the base coupled with the amber which has an oud-like quality.
It’s a magnificent fragrance, smells divine and it is definitely an all-day fragrance. On me it lasted around 6-7 hours without re-application.
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