Unlisted Brand • Attar Bazaar - Persian Shafayat • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||83%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy Eyes: Grey
I've never bought a perfume oil for myself and stumbled onto this by browsing a healthfood store. I must say, I am hooked: the staying power is a.m.a.z.i.n.g. If you, like me, are never satisfied with how long perfumes tend to stay on you, try a perfume oil. I may never look back. Just dab a bit on your cleavage and it will radiate all day. I'm not a perfume connoisseur so I'm not going to even try to describe the scent itself, but it is undeniably sexy. I have to second the woman who received unasked for compliments-my first two days wearing this and I got at least three just after hugging people, so I know it's not just that I'm wearing too much. Excited to try some of Attar Bazaar's other oils.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Ooooh... This is nice. This is really really nice. To my nose, it's an aquatic, slightly-clean amber. If you love AB's other ambers (and I do!), but want something a little more subtle (which I don't usually, but being that it's getting hotter out, I'm appreciating the lighter scents), this is a good one to try. It starts out about 85% amber and 15% aquatic, and over 10-20minutes, balances out to about 50/50, with a hint of a slightly sharp, clean note. It's lovely, a new favorite. I can't stop sniffing it. AND I've gotten spontaneous, UNASKED for "yum, you smell good!" comments from my fiance while wearing it. Would I buy it again? Oh yes, I'm planning on it soon. I got this one as a sample, and my wand cap broke, so I'm planning to buy a dram of it. At least. :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Other Eyes: Hazel
Because of the preceding reviews, I had high expectations for this....which were not in the least fulfilled. Boring generically "oriental" synthetic frag oil. Sickly sweet.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Tried this one at Whole Foods today, and I don't have much to add to the two previous reviews. A subtly spicy unisex blend of classic oriental notes that goes through some enjoyable changes as it dries down. The amber is that salty-skin kind of amber (not the heavy kind, at least on me), and that gives it a sensual aspect. The musk is soft and clean. Late drydown is very light, but persistent.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I'm intoxicated by this one. There is a slight soft presence like expensive soap, it just barely enters your nose, (the way soap should, instead of all tickling, attention grabbing; this doesn't bully the other notes). There is a bed of wood and musk, and a syrupy quality that is quite carnal. It is just sweet enough. To me this attar has a nice balance of male and female energy. It is sexy, but not in a way that you couldn't use it for work.(especially if you'd like to innocently smell very sexy while there!) The silage is mild and calm, and provocative in that it makes you want to know more about it. This is the best scentual experience I've had lately. I think it would appeal to most as a fall-winter scent, it's very warm, but I will be reaching for it to enhance sultry days here and there. I've been looking for a sexy, WEARABLE frag that I can bust out regularly- my lifestyle just doesn't support a perfume that demands full hair, makeup, heels and moonlight to be complete. This super affordable gem resonates with quality in the nose. It also lends well to layering. Description from AB says "This superior blend (amber, sandalwood, frankinscense &musk) enlivens the mind and promotes positive thoughts. This scent disperses a mood of appealing confidence and balance." It's all true.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
"Originally produced by Dr. Chishti as his "Private Blend." This superior scent of six first quality oils enlivens the mind and promotes positive thoughts. Containing amber, sandalwood, frankincense and other oils, Shafayat ("The Healer") disperses a mood of appealing confidence and balance. Ruling planet: Sun."
- Attar Bazaar website.
[p]Initially this scent opens with a somewhat too sweet, slightly sharp appley scent that I associate with poppy or opium scents, but after that fades (within two minutes) this oil becomes somewhat floral and resinous, which I attribute to the frankincense and sandalwood. I don't believe there are any actual floral notes in it, but frankincense can have a floral quality to it. Within a half hour, this blend begins to melt more and more into a very personal, cozy, resinous sweet (though more like a dark caramel type sweet than a frosting type sweet) smell that is reminiscent of a vanillic amber with sandalwood. Eventually the scent becomes so soft that you begin to think that's your skin naturally smells like.
Within the first two or three hours, the silage ring extends to about a foot or so from the body, but by the fifth hour, you find yourself burying your nose into your skin to detect it. Nothing about the scent is at all plastic or headshopy - this is an exquisitely blended oil which develops in just as sophisticated a way as the finest European style perfumes, though without the dry quality and unpredictable silage that alcohol based perfumes have.
I find this scent both undeniably sexy and yet soft and comfortable enough to wear in any situation. If I feel dissatisfied or depressed, I just open the bottle and my mood instantly elevates and my senses become sharper. Because of the limited silage, my boyfriend is the only person to compliment me on this scent so far - and I like it that way.
At eight dollars per dram, this is an unbelievable value. It is every bit as gorgeous as a European style perfume though it's a fraction of the cost and wears more pleasantly.