Unlisted Brand • Miriam Mirani - Jewels of Aqaba - Midnight Sun • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||66%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I regret the day I bought it. The reviews are not even close to the scent. The bottle arrived broken, and leaked all over. Horrific start! Right then I knew that I made a mistake...The store replaced it, and my new bottle is fine. But it's extremely strong, soapy and to be honest, not pleasant.
I can imagine some people might enjoy exotic spicy and oriental fragrances, It is definitely not me. I was expecting more like a blend of mild spices and pleasant flowers. Maybe something like Amor Amor(hard to desribe, *sigh*)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Red, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Exquisite, elegant, and strikingly gorgeous. This fragrance definitely satisfies my romantic hopes for the Aqaba line. Midnight Sun is the sexiest out of all the Aqabas, and it's also sensual, and mysterious. I definitely associate this fragrance with Mirani's themes as the olfactory evocations of the ancient secret love of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. The first blast of Midnight Sun reminds me (oddly) of Passover wine, which may not be something one would want to smell like. However, it connotes festivity, and appreciation of life, for me. This initial blast of booze doesn't last more than a few seconds, and then the fragrance becomes its unique, seductive self. Midnight Sun has sandalwood like the classic Bois des Iles (parfum) sandalwood, which stays throughout all stages of wear, and enhances all the other notes. A spicy gardenia blends beautifully with a deep, dark rose, and bright, heady orange blossom. The tuberose haunts in unison with the sandalwood, making this unusual perfume irresistible. A beautiful creation. Like all the Aqabas, the packaging is exquisite: a woven cane box containing a tinted glass, jeweled bottle; a collector's delight.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
For a perfume with an exotic name, nothing about it is very exotic at all. I'm getting straight fresia and/or tuberose. Very, very sweet. It sort of reminds me of Rosine's Mea Culpa, only it lacks Mea Culpal's complexity; it goes on linear and stays that way. A very simple, goody-two-shoes type of scent. It reminds me of Avon ladies and mall moms and SUVs and other things nonthreatening. Do try before you buy, because it is a sweet white floral.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Midnight Sun is my favorite of the Aqaba line. Raincheck's review is right on the money when she describes it as "a bowl of heavy, deep-purple grape juice filled with rocks." The opening is particularly interesting because it really does capture the scent of wet stone, something that reminds me of watering the shrubs and flowers in our rock garden with a hose when I was a child. There's a tiny bit of spice in the fragrance, just enough to prove that it's related to Aqaba. Mostly it's grape-ish until the drydown, when it becomes soft and dryer sheet-like. I can understand the references to Spring Flower. It also bears some similarity to Poison, although it's not as shrill. Very nice.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
If this fragrance would just stay as exciting as its spicy and floral beginning in which I smell distinct notes of, among other things, tuberose, and the absolute nicest orange blossom I have ever smelled! But, it does not. As it dries down, the notes become all jumbled in this namby-pamby sweetness. Eight hours later, I can barely smell a little sandalwoody sweetness. For something that begins GLORIOUSLY (really), its dry down is unmemorable-- bland even. Love the name, though.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I decided to break away from trying to find my HG scent of a powdery floral (still haven't found the perfect one) and try an something different. How smart am I???? THIS IS GLORIOUS. SUBLIME. It's a deep, elegant exotic scent, a teensy bit floral. I was surprised to see the comparisons to Creed's Spring Flower, I thought this was much deeper and rich, not as "fresh" as Spring Flower (though I am a fan of Spring Flower, as well). I will say my husband was less than enthused (but he likes spicy & loud Chanel-like scents, which I don't), but HECK, I LOVE myself with this on. I can't stop smelling myself! Hubby already "bought" (meaning I bought) me Keiko Mecheri Loukhoum for Valentines, but I think this will be in order for St. Patricks Day! Or April Fools Day. Nah, I can't wait that long to have this. Wait, isn't Presidents Day soon? YES!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is a truly lovely fragrance, and although I usually think of Freesia as a daytime scent, this has a true night time appeal. Cool and very slightly smoky at the opening. At first the gardenia and tuberose emerge clearly, but with a strange breezy undercurrent--maybe even a little smokey. The white florals remain creamy while freesia takes center stage. At the drydown I get more of the orange flower, adding a cool crispness to the composition.
This becomes a soft floral musk, completely sensual, but not at all overpowering. This is the sort of fragrance that rewards people for getting close to you. I absolutely adore it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Midnight Sun is a great every day fragrance that is completely unique in its own right. It is not too strong but it has staying power and lasts throughout the whole day. The scent is a nicely floral that is earthy, sweet and slightly spicy. The finish is warm and powdery...very comforting. It is just what I reach for when I am getting ready for the office, or a nice dinner out. This perfume has the ability to grab passers by by the nose and ask the age old question "What is that you're wearing?" This is going to be a classic someday. Midnight Sun is in this writers opinion the best of the Jewels of Aqaba scents by Miriam Mirani.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
All of the Jewels of Aqaba are beautiful additions to the Aqaba line. Midnight Sun is described on the website with this poem:
"Rubies and Pearls of Love
In Sails of Scented Winds
In Whispers of a Midnight Sun
Queen of Sheba and King Solomon
Lost in the Sands of AQABA"
Fragrance Notes: Gardenia, Freesia, Damask, Rosei, Orange Flower, Rose, Indian Sandalwood, White Musk and Tuberose. I really enjoyed this fragrance and the best way I can describe it is a bowl of heavy, deep-purple grape juice filled with rocks. This is what it smells like to me. EDIT: I agree this does have the same sweet, grapey quality as Creed Spring Flowers and a few other of the Creed line. However, it is earthier and darker. It is also my favorite from the three Jewels.