WHAT I SMELL: Welcome to the bazaar…Sheiduna’s opening is full of light and glistening peppery citrus and fruits that feel as if they were dried on top of a warm, sun-kissed sand. The perfume is dry, but it has an undertone of a rounded vetiver that sails along the top of an ambered plane tinged with the most beautiful incense. The dried fruits, along with the spice and the warmed florals feel like an invitation to an exotic table set in a tent in the middle of the desert welcoming guests in from a long, hot journey. As the perfume develops, the citrus and fruit begin to make way for a more linear vanilla infused base. The perfume feels very stratified with hidden layers of amber, vetiver, vanilla and myrrh…each feeling separate from each other, but each riding along this magic carpet that glides so effortlessly above the warmed sand dunes which are now becoming cooler as the hot daytime sun is beginning to set. The sweetened patchouli and vanilla really come to the forefront as the perfume cools and becomes more comforting and cocooning. Sheiduna never forces herself on you, but carries you along with mystical enchantment.
From the Puredistance website:
SHEIDUNA is a rich and intense Perfume inspired by the panoramic views and feel of golden sand dunes in the desert during sunset – soft, female curves changing from deep gold to warm, orangey red – embodying a promise of sensual comfort and silent seduction.
Wearing SHEIDUNA, one wafts sensuality, and intense colour waves of Persian rugs touch the senses. The perfect marriage between Sensuality and Style.
Sheiduna notes: Lemon, tangerine, blackcurrant, aldehydes, Bulgarian rose essence, geranium, clove, vetyver, patchouly, amber woody, incense, benzoin, myrrh, tonka bean, vanilla pods and musks.
WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME: Rudolph Valentino as The Sheik…mysterious, seductive and so very smooth.
THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE SHEIDUNA: tempting, mysterious, alluring
BOTTOM LINE: Sheiduna in all of its oriential splendor is a wonderful departure for Puredistance who has some of the most exquisite florals in their line. Sheiduna is the perfect antidote for the pending cooler months as its desert warmth will keep you surrounded by its exotic and comforting mysticism.
- Bone Rating: 4 out of possible 5 bones
- Scent Oriental Spicy
- Nose: Cécile Zarokian
- Classification: Unisex
- Expense: 175 Euros for 17.5 ml parfum extrait from the Puredistance website. 60 and 100 ml sizes are also available. And through November 30th, if you purchase a 17.5 ml bottle of Sheiduna you’ll also receive a 5 ml refillable travel spray as well!
DRAW: Puredistance is offering 3 readers of The Scented Hound a 2 ml sample of this exquisite oriental parfum extrait. The draw is open to all parties around the globe. All you have to do to enter is to:
- Leave a comment below why you are excited to experience Sheiduna or what your favorite Puredistance perfume is, and
- Be a current or new subscriber to the The Scented Hound, and
- “Like” the Puredistance Facebook page
The draw is open until midnight, November 3, 2016, EST. Winners will be chosen via random.org and will be announced on this website.
Sample of Sheiduna provided by Puredistance. Opinions my own.