Arabie Eau de Parfum by Serge Lutens at The Perfume Shoppe.
Many of the Serge Lutens fragrances were inspired by journeys around Middle East. This particular fragrance Serge Luten's pays home to Arabian spice shops. It is an exquisitely warm spicy fragrance, dense and sweet from aromatic resins, temperamental, sunny, yet mysterious like East itself. Precious notes of cedar and sandalwood blend in with sweet notes of candied mandarin, dried figs and dates. Nutmeg, cumin and clove at the heart pervade the composition with hot spicy notes. Aromatic bay-leaf, harsh and pleasant, joins the spices, dwelling in dense resin waves of Tonka, Siamese benzoin and myrrh. The final accord of labdanum joins aromatic opulence into a harmonic wholeness.
Once applied to the skin, the fragrance reveals its sensuality and many rich facets.
Arabie was launched in 2000. The nose behind this fragrance is Christopher Sheldrake.
Notes: Cedar, sandalwood, candied mandarin peel, dried figs, dates, cumin, nutmeg, clove, balsamic resins, Tonka bean, Siamese benzoin, & myrrh