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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Areej Al-Ameerat Dehen Al Oud by Areej Al Ameerat

By Marian

The amber of your eyes is melting- soft and doe-like. I want to dive inside your eyes and be swallowed by their radiance. Plums, oozing the splendor of sun-drenched orchids- lusty and ripe, bursting with golden nectar. Dignified balsams, trunks bleeding resin, tower into the pitch-drenched night. Sable cloaked- I bury my nose in your sueded elegance. You are warm like a stag's breath; as regal as a mountain lion. When the moon hangs precariously in the sky, I will nuzzle beside you, and wait for your impassioned embrace to pierce my heart.

Areej Al-Ameerat is a blend of the finest agarwood oils- a Wagnerian symphony of sumptuous elegance, stature and splendor. 7,500 UAE dirhams (@ $2,040.00) for 12 mls.

Another sublime and sensuous scent is Areej's Syoufi Musk. Smoky leather, sparkling mandarins and rose-smothered damsons harmonize to form a warm and luscious blend that is ripe, succulent and scintillating . 1000 UAE dirhams (@$275.00) for 12ml.

Areej al Ameerat is one of the most exclusive shops in Dubai. Perfume purveyors to the elite, Areej al Ameerat specializes in exceptional Dehen al Oudhs from India, Burma, Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia. Their famed Blue Oud is reputed to be “the rarest agarwood in world” and of unsurpassed quality. Custom, monogrammed leather boxes and gold-plated perfume bottles are available for storage of Areej al Ameerat's treasures.

By appointment only.

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Blogger tmp00 said...

shoot. me. now.

12:26 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And then wrap my head in a red scarf and shoot me again.

12:35 AM EST  
Anonymous Marian said...

tmp00 and quinncreative: It's true- the scents, Areej's "accessories", AND the decor of their establishment, are to die for!
Today someone told me hotel rates in Dubai are half price. I am SO tempted.....

1:27 AM EST  
Anonymous Black Orchid said...

No fragrance could be worthy of the evocative power of this poetess. Could she grace us with a compilation of her poems in book form? They are too precious not to have a wider audience.

2:52 AM EST  
Blogger Madelyn E said...

And I will await the power of his trembling caress.. the longing to touch the inner aspect his hand... gripping to the fantasy of serene submission inspired while inhaling these sainted ouds by Areej Al-Ameerat .

This exceptionally written review inspires me to no end.. It redefines the outer limits of our universe.
Dubai, here I come ..escorted on the arm of my most handsome sheikh...( Who else could pay for such a potion)?
The concept of the juxtaposition of sweet summer fruit buttressed by the organic elements of earth and wood is brilliant. It is the interplay of the sultry heat of summer balanced by the inevitable winter freeze. It imagines a garden of celestial not only earthly delights.
I prefer the first oud as I am allured more to wood notes than the leather . These ouds are designed to attract and seduce . They must be magnificent .
Thank you for this inspiring vision of these "genius "olfactory creations.
I am

2:59 AM EST  
Blogger Hanna said...

Your poetic an sensuous description makes me want to try Areej Al-AmeratDehen Al Oud. The price, however..., not to speak of the distance... Perhaps one day. On the other hand, you should think seriously about writing romantic novels or poetry.

7:45 AM EST  
Anonymous Nimue said...

From the mystery and intrigue of the Middle East your beautiful prose describing this oud is outstanding.

This would really be a pipe-dream of desire, something to think and wish on.

9:51 AM EST  
Anonymous Marian said...

Black Orchid and Hanna, Many thanks for your (undeserved) compliments. The perfumes are truly inspired and inspiring!

10:21 AM EST  
Anonymous Marian said...

Madelyn: Wow! Thank you for reading the review so carefully and for putting so much thoughtfulness and care into your comment. "A garden of ....delights" truly mirrors the opulence and succulence of these scents! If you really like woods, I know you would love Areej-Al-Ameerat! I hope you will have the opportunity to try it ;-)

10:27 AM EST  
Anonymous Marian said...

Nimue: It is a mystery to me how so many images can be triggered by mere oils in a bottle! How I would love to know what the perfumer had in mind when creating Syoufi Musk, and that a tree in infected by a fungus can give birth to the voluptuous beauty of Arrej-Al-Ameerat is both intriguing and remarkable!

10:32 AM EST  
Blogger Marina said...

"The amber of your eyes is melting- soft and doe-like. I want to dive inside your eyes and be swallowed by their radiance." I can't over how beautiful this imagery is. Bravo.

11:09 AM EST  
Anonymous Marian said...

Thank you, Marina. The perfumes are really like that~ I can't wait for you to smell them ;-)

11:25 AM EST  
Anonymous Trina said...

These sound phenomenal! I'd love to try them...

1:43 PM EST  
Anonymous Rogelio said...

I never heard of this company before. What a fabulous website. New inspiration everywhere I click. I hope these will become available in the States.

1:52 PM EST  
Blogger Douglas said...

You have once again written words, so utterly stunning and beautiful that a perfumer must hang his head in humility for the art of word may well out strip the very beauty and art of the fragrance it seeks to describe! If this fragrance is worthy of the words you weave on it's behalf, then I want some for my own moonlit pleasures. It must be truly rapturous to inspire such imagery and passion.
Thank You Marian,

2:09 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As always amazing imagery Marian!

Their red velvety shop looks amazing!!

2:11 PM EST  
Anonymous Marian said...

I hope so, too, Rogelio! There are so many I'd like to try! I think their Cambodian oud is next on my list!

3:03 PM EST  
Anonymous Marian said...

Douglas: thanks for your kind words. I'm a big fan of your musk distillations- they are first rate. I can't wait to try some of your own musk blends. Comparing them to the Areej's Syoufi musk will be a real treat!

3:14 PM EST  
Anonymous Marian said...

Anonymous: Doesn't the shop look amazing? They actually have steamer-sized trunks filled with oud chips! I would so love to smell their "Blue Oud". I've burned some Japanese chips, but my experience with burning has been very limited so I don't think I'm experienced enough to be able to appreciate the finest chips. Maybe some day.

3:21 PM EST  
Anonymous Flora said...

What Tom and Quinn said, multiplied exponentially. :-)

Gorgeous, gorgeous, sensuous imagery for such rare perfumes. I would like to dive into all of them!

6:41 PM EST  
Anonymous Marian said...

Flora: They ARE rare in the West, though I expect they have a steady clientele in the ME. How I"d love to walk into BG and be able to try all of their offerings. I wonder if that possibility will ever become a reality...

10:11 PM EST  
Anonymous EJP said...

Great post Marian! I was transported from my living room in snowy New York to an exotic perfumed local this morning. Thank you!

10:27 AM EST  
Anonymous Marian said...

EJP- I hope to take a walk in Central Park while the snow is still fresh. Maybe one of Areej's oils will be my escort ;-)

12:48 PM EST  
Blogger Alyssa said...

Marian, how did you come by what I assume must be a few precious drops of this stuff? Secret source?


2:43 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your scentual experiences. Your description of Areej's Syoufi Musk with its smoky leather and sparkling mandarin blend has aroused my curiosity and might be the signature scent I have been looking for to start off the coming new year.

3:15 PM EST  
Blogger MichaelRad said...

thanks for sharing this exploration of what seem to be some of the worlds rarest fragrances!!

5:10 PM EST  
Anonymous Marian said...

Alyssa- it's possible to place an order via email. Funds are transferable by Western Union or Moneygram.

5:21 PM EST  
Anonymous Marian said...

MichaelRad- you're most welcome! Thanks for your comment :-)

5:22 PM EST  
Anonymous Marian said...

Anonymous: I can't think of a more delightful companion with which to start off the New Year!

Wishing you, and all the followers of Columbina's scentuous blog, many fascinatingly fragrant months ahead!

5:29 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Areej = redolence, aroma, fragrance, sweet pleasant smell, beautiful scent
Al-Ameerat = The Princesses.

2:02 PM EST  
Anonymous Pepper said...

Marian, have a talent (no, a gift) for perfume reviews...and writing in general! I think Areej will soon have you to thank for its rapidly increasing sales in the West :)

I am overwhelmed by their selection (*checks for conversion rates*)

9:52 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good God Almighty! Reviews like this should come with innocent person stumbles in from the plebeian activity of shovelling snow, and reads..this..*fanning self*

-- annunziata

12:23 PM EST  

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