Areej Le Doré
Walimah was created as a tribute to the beautiful union of two souls from different corners of the globe. It is a celebration of a man and a woman who, by the grace of God Almighty, have found love, peace and joy in each other: Russian Adam and his Indonesian princess. A rugged, harsh, sharp, wild and unapologetic character is infused and softened with a delicate, sweet and beautiful female wisdom. The composition conveys this by creating a harmonious balance of heavy, masculine, smoky and wild animalic notes of Russian deer musk, castoreum and royal Bengali oud, enriched with lush, feminine Indonesian magnolia flowers, tuberose and mouth-watering cocoa, sprinkled with bits of luxurious, fragrant saffron and warm cinnamon.
One thousand fresh yellow champaca flowers, distilled by Russian Adam himself, give an unmatchable quality that results in some of the most realistic flowerfalls one could possibly imagine. Rare, steam-distilled magnolia otto and magnolia absolute, fruity Indonesian tuberose and narcotic ylang-ylang form an olfactory bridge leading to the heart notes of the composition.
A high dose of precious tobacco leaf absolute is the main heart note. It is dry and warm and represents the sensation of comfort and relaxation. It embraces royal oud from the Bengal mountains, an extraordinary agarwood oil distilled from the highest quality, organic, incense-grade wood. This oud is multilayered, containing spicy nuances, and is of a quality that has most likely never been used in mass perfume making. It is then coated in Indonesian cocoa, saffron and cinnamon, further increasing its depth.
The base is built of one-of-a-kind Java vetiver absolute extracted in 2010. It is a rare material with a thick, smooth aroma that much deeper than most vetivers. It is heavy, with a velvet touch of earthy chocolate, dry tobacco leaf nuances and a rich, resinous, slightly smoky feel. It is further boosted and fixed with tolu balsam and the finest labdanum absolute from India. Wild Siberian deer musk maceration is infused into this thick oriental blend. Legally harvested from a huge, highly-matured deer, this musk displays a raw and wild scent with distinct, sweet, dark chocolaty qualities that perfectly match the personality of this composition. According to Areej's website, the deer musk is a maceration derived from legally obtained, wild Siberian deer musk grains. These were sourced from a legal institution that buys only from registered hunters who have permission from the Russian government to hunt a regulated number of wild deer per season. Legal musk grains are available in very limited amounts and are typically used only for traditional medicines.
Walimah is a heavy, classical, floral oriental blend with a touch of highly-matured, chocolaty deer musk, and a gentle whisper of animalic royal oud. It can be enjoyed by both men and women, especially those that love sumptuous floral oriental scents and is the current personal favorite perfume of Russian Adam. It features top notes of yellow champaca distilled by Russian Adam, magnolia otto and absolute; middle notes of Royal Bengal oud, tobacco absolute, Indonesian cocoa extract, saffron and cinnamon; and base notes of legally obtained, wild Siberian deer musk, vetiver absolute aged from 2010; Indian labdanum absolute and Peru balsam.
It is an extrait de parfum and 500 bottles were produced.
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