Brand Parfum d'Empire
Named after the book (and character) Aziyadé, the story tells of the indolent life of a harem at the twilight of the Ottoman Empire. That right there should let you know… Aziyadé the pefume is pure ecstasy and excess in bottled form. Erotic and electric, it opens with the notes of pomegranate, the fruit legend says was born of the god Dionysus' blood. Crystallized dates, almonds, oranges and prunes enhance the pomegranate and draw us into a night where anything is possible… and this is where the spices come in. Cardamom, sweet cinnamon and ginger set up a bed hung with silk and satin curtains and prepare for the entrance of Egyptian cumin. Indian patchouli, vanilla absolute and frankincense attempt to calm the raw sensuality of Aziyadé but they don't quite manage it. Wild, rich and dangerous.
pomegranate, crystallized date, almond, orange and prune, cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, Egyptian cumin, carob, frankincense, vanilla, Madagascar vanilla absolute, patchouli, musk, cistus
from the start, it's a delicate spiced orange-date vanilla, and develops on me as a smoky warm incensed spice blend, very nice