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La Fumée Arabie

$6.00

Launched 2012 by British indie perfume house Miller Harris, La Fumée Arabie is part of their La Fumée Collection, which is built around is La Fumée. Flankers often get a bad rep, just like movie sequels - think The Godfaher Part III - but some of them can be quite fabulous, like La Fumée Arabie.

La Fumée Arabie opens with labdanum, fresh at the start then morphing into a warm leathery, richness. It’s flanked by spices: sweet-tinged cardamom, woody coriander and earthy cumin. It’s pungent, aromatic and woody. That labdanum moves to the heart and links with a note of incense. Together they give this EdP a deep, dark richness that really defines the fragrance for me Cedarwood, spicy and resinous, boosts the woodiness of La Fumée Arabie and then there’s the birch tar – it’s burnt rubber aspect is held in check so that it’s smoky more than it is tarry. At the base, oud keeps it resinous and thick. I was pretty happy getting lost in La Fumée Arabie at this stage and then, it got better – yes, better! - with a note of rose – floral, fruity and feminine it adds a note of rich beauty that complements the resinous/smoky/spicy/woodiness of the fragrance. A touch of sweetness from vanilla seals the deal.

La Fumée Arabie is so well-blended, there’s no harshness or sharpness. The woodiness here is dry and rich with a strand of labdanum that goes right to the drydown.

Notes: Labdanum, cardamom, coriander seed, cumin, incense, cedarwood, birch tar, oud, rose absolute and vanilla.

Type: EdP

Parfumeur: Lyn Harris
 

Price: $6.00
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