Serge Lutens Tarab is a chypre that was released in late 2020. It was originally only available at Harrods in London.
From the notes - "a golden lustre to outplay the contrast between light and shadow... Lifting off the ground, it sets off a blissful trance, through which the music takes flight and the body gets lost in dance. In Arabic, this state of delicate rapture and heightened senses is called 'Tarab.' Expressed in two notes, its essence is musical."
Tarab is an interpretation of an ancient perfume from India called Shamama, centered around agar wood and rose. Notes of Cambodian oud, Turkish rose, cypriol, cedar, pine needles and patchouli.
From Persolaise - "It’s almost as though Tarab is a deliberate attempt to prove that the force of oud-based structures can be made less expansive, that it can be ‘lowered’ right down to the level of one’s skin — that its hypnotic allure can be reserved only for those who are permitted to get very, very close indeed. Conceptually, this is apt, given that the scent has been inspired by the mesmeric, trance-like effect of a certain form of Arabic music. Its power flows not from grand gestures but from a harmony shared between player and listener: an experience reserved only for those willing to surrender themselves to it."