"Dubai Has a Niche" makes selection and introduce 10 best winter scents with rich woods and smoky smouldering effect that warm you up, give cozy energising feelings and help to fully experience the beauty of winter season.
1. DIPTYQUE VOLUTES
"During the sea journeys DIPTYQUE co-founder Yves Coueslant took from Marseille to Saigon as a child, he was fascinated by the smell of the Egyptian cigarettes women smoked on the higher deck where he wasn't allowed to venture. The perfumer Fabrice Pellegrin sought out these exotic cigarettes to study their scent, which he softened with a milder, dried fruit and honey Amsterdam tobacco note. The honey facet conjures the waxed gangways and wood-paneled rooms of the ship, while the darker leather facets of tobacco hint at the slightly bituminous smell of the hull".
2. MEMO AFRICAN LEATHER
"Like the bright Kenyan sun above the plains of the Serengeti, African Leather is at once impossibly vibrant and undeniably full of life, a deeply aromatic, richly spiced floral leather with all the soulfulness and natural magnetism of the world's last unspoiled habitat. African Leather opens with a burst of gorgeously vivid exoticism, as stunningly bright bergamot illuminates a wondrous and wild blend of green, herbal spices, cardamom, cumin and saffron combining for a hugely evocative, ruggedly sensual set of top notes. In the grassy, floral heart, wild vetiver combines with a stunning geranium absolute that delivers commanding depth and a feral edge that rolls perfectly into the titular leather, a majestically unpolished, animalic leather that evokes tooth and fur, hide and claw, feeling as savagely regal as the great beasts of the savannah. Take an unforgettable journey with African Leather, and get in touch with your wild side".
3. TOM FORD TOBACCO VANILLE
"In the sumptuous and comforting Tobacco Vanilla, one of Tom Ford's Private Blends, a gourmand, marzipan-like fruit chewiness greets you at the gate — the combination of the scent's multi-faceted cinnamon-vanilla-like tonka note combined with vanilla, cocoa, and dried fruit. But as they hit you, they're joined by mellow, even aged tobacco notes that add a dry elegance and club room gravitas to its subtle sweetness".
4. NASOMATTO BLACK AFGANO
"The fragrance aims to evoke the best quality of Hashish. The result of a quest to arouse the effects of temporary bliss." The Nose. The journey down to the inky heart of Black Afgano is a scent trip only for the daring among you. If you're a lover of light, bright and airy fragrances, then you'll want to stop reading right about...now. Aiming to capture the qualities of hashish (without the police banging down your door), mystery and intrigue has followed this perfume since its inception. Rumors swirled that the debut of Afgano was held up for months due to the necessary procurement and smuggling of the.. eh, “raw material” (nudge nudge, wink wink). But it was definitely worth the wait. For those asking the obvious, no, it doesn't smell exactly like burning hashish... or so we hear, of course. Black Afgano is meant to capture some of the scent qualities and all of the effects of the herb: smoky, smooth and deep; a mellow yet deep and distinct fragrance high. The black colored perfume is a study in how to arouse the effects of temporary bliss, without all the side effects. Rich and hypnotic, with dark and dangerous notes, this is a beautifully relentless and utterly enveloping scent. Black Afgano is a strong smoke and incense fragrance that is surprisingly never overpowering".
5. KILIAN BLACK OUD
BLACK OUD is a part of Arabian Nights collection decorated with luxurious outer carton with the upper plate in golden color and Arabic calligraphy engraving. This is a sophisticated blend of rich woods with immediate introduction to magnetic properties of Oud tree blended with Spice accord (Pepper, Cardamom and spicy-floral Geranium). The scent is intense smoky, enveloping, with hint of "coal-effect". Definitely must-try winter fragrance.
6. L'ARTISAN PERFUMEUR AMBER EXTREME
L'Eau d'Ambre Extrême is the more intense eau de parfum version of the original refined L’Eau d’Ambre. Much deeper and resonant, with spicy top notes and waves of golden amber and spices. If the original scent is red velvet, Ambre Extrême would be travelling in the 1930s, its Golden Age, wrapped in furs, exuding sensual elixirs while circumnavigating the globe . Intense waves of golden amber and spices.
7. AMOUAGE JOURNEY MAN
"Like a Chinese dragon, Journey Man opens with a fiery roar filled with Sichuan peppers and bold spices in a golden, boozy flame. The peppers tingle and gently bite, while a richly fruited sweetness intoxicates you with a cognac note. It's a visual of gold and red, but darkness lurks all around, thanks to swirls of incense, an oud-like cypriol woodiness, and a streak of leathery resins in the base. Tobacco, a sprinkling of cardamom, and the juiciness of neroli orange are the final touches to a complex fragrance that grabs your attention from the start".
8. KILIAN PURE OUD
"Dark, enigmatic, charismatic and moody. No, we're not talking exes— we're talking oud. The rare and precious oil found in agarwood has been inspiring perfumers of late, leading to a bounty of scents based on this compelling note. One of our favorites is this luxurious potion by Calice Becker. She has mastered the critical element of balance – showcasing all of the wonderful strangeness of oud, while taming it just enough to keep it from becoming overwhelming. Pure Oud opens with the dark glitter of obsidian, as saffron swirls over a deep animalic growl, then takes us on a long and twisty journey to secret places: a deliciously murky lair filled with mysterious smoke; a hidden chamber redolent with ink, leather and ancient wood. Make no mistake, this is powerful stuff: the ink is extremely inky, the leather is enveloping and rich, the animalic elements are so vivid that you can feel the lion's breath on your neck— and yet Becker has taken all of these prickly components and spun them into velvet. The end result is so astonishingly smooth and well-blended that you could wear it every day. Oud lovers will adore this, naturally, but this also gets our vote for the oud fragrance most likely to win new converts-- not because it is a simplified version, but because it gets all the complications perfectly right. Magical".
9. XERJOFF MORE THAN WORDS
"As Xerjoff's homage to literature and poetry, More Than Words is proof that the greatest phrases often come from unexpected combinations. Part sumptuous fruity floral, part complex resin-drenched oriental, More Than Words achieves true poetic balance with a composition that celebrates the individuality of its disparate elements without ever sacrificing the captivating blend of the whole fragrance. While an intoxicating accord of sweet fruit dominates the opening of More Than Words, it also indicates the unpredictability to come, with individual moments of smoky labdanum and wood creeping in just enough to surprise and enchant. As the sweetness dries, the fragrance bounds further into exotic territory, with oud and benzoin providing a warm, sensual backdrop. A waxing and waning frankincense brings everything together with such natural precision that it's easy to forget how bold the whole thing really is. Like all great writing, More Than Words is something more than the sum of its parts".
10. AMOUAGE INTERLUDE MAN
"Interlude Man is a spicy – woody fragrance that opens with zesty bergamot, oregano and pimento berry oil, perpetuating intervals of conflict which are countered by aromatic notes of amber, frankincense, opoponax, cistus and myrrh. Eternal notes of leather, agarwood smoke, patchouli and sandalwood in the base add lasting layers of depth and texture. “I interpret what I see and feel into scents. All the social and natural chaos and disorder surrounding us today can be translated to a much more intimate level. The interlude moment is a reflection of all the trials and tribulations one overcomes to attain personal satisfaction and achievement.” He also explained the use of ingredients: “Amouage has established an enviable reputation for re-inventing accustomed scents. Frankincense and Myrrh traditionally smell spiritual and religious but in Interlude, they have been reconstructed to feel contemporary yet sophisticated.” –Christopher Chong".