Inspired by Armani Prive Rose D'arabie, this is a sensual oriental fragrance that is a majestic ode to the essence of the rose.
Rose Arabian opens with a rubbery Oud and slightly jammy rose duo, supported by flashes saffron spice. This is framed by sweet, balsamic notes, from vanilla and coumarin to sensual harmonies of golden amber, sandalwood and patchouli.
As the composition moves to its early heart the rose grows in strength as the Oud slowly recedes, gradually replaced by relatively sanitized patchouli and a vague synthetic burnt woody accord.
Both the honeyed facets of rose oil and the sharp freshness of synthetic rose alcohols blend well with the opulent and warm accords.
Its bright top notes belie the richness of the composition, which comes mainly from vanilla and amber, with warm, sweet violet further enriching the accord.