Perfume Review: Miriam Mirani Aqaba Spring
I am not a big fan of fruity-floral scents. There are however some exceptions and Aqaba Spring is one of them. This delectable, joyful fragrance managed to charm even my dark, spices-and-woods-loving heart, which rarely flutters with excitement at the smell of romantic flowers and delicious fruits. Created by Miriam Mirani as a follow up to Aqaba, Aqaba Spring is the credit to its creator’s talent in that it smells both remarkably alike the warm, rich and spicy Aqaba and dramatically different from it. Aqaba was an exotic land in the midst of hot, sultry summer, Aqaba Spring is the very same place but in an obviously gentler season.
This is undoubtedly a sweet scent; however that sweetness is not cloying, syrupy or jam-like. The beginning of Aqaba Spring conveys a pleasant image of fruits and berries (mandarins and blackcurrants) warmed by the sun. As the scent progresses, roses, peaches and apricots become more apparent and they are wonderful together, full of sunshine, of sparkle, of life. Cinnamon, which is evident throughout the development of Aqaba Spring, spicing up and enriching the blend, is especially prominent in the drydown, where it is blended with cloves and vanilla. The presence of spices amid the fruits and flowers is what makes Aqaba Spring so appealing to me and what causes it to stand out among the many insipid, uninteresting, life-less and depth-less fruity-florals.
Aqaba Spring is available at Mirani.com, $55.00-$125.00 depending on the size.
The image is from Mirani.com.