Yesterday I received my full collection of samples from Parfum d’ Empire. This was a wonderful buy in order to check out the entire collection. Very nice packaging and even a hand written note thanking me for my purchase. Good customer service as far as I’m concerned. So to start my venture in sampling, I reached into the bag and chose to wear the first offering I grabbed. So here it goes. Coca-Cola, body odor and prunes were the first things that came to mind when I sprayed Aziyade on for the first time. You wouldn’t think that by my description this would be a scent that I would favor, but in fact is wasn’t so bad. I think the thought of body odor (or maybe a better description would be a musky smell) was the coming from the cardamon and cumin. The cumin especially steps out after a bit and I rather liked it. I would describe this as spicy with a hint of sweetness as it’s not a strong overpowering spice. It is definitely a one of a kind scent. My one disappointment is that it quickly vanished and I had to reapply just a few hours later. Not that I’m complaining, because upon reapplication I quickly traveled through all the layers once again! I think this could really grow on me and become a full bottle purchase. We’ll see.
Aziyade Notes: pomegranate, crystallized date, almond, orange and prune, cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, Egyptian cumin, carob, frankincense, vanilla, Madagascar vanilla absolute, patchouli, musk, cistus
- Bone Rating: 4 out of 5 possible bones
- Classification: Unisex
- Expense: From $75 for 50ml, EDP