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Mandarava

Heady tropical flowers and oud incense
Floral
Leather
Vintage/old school
Woody
Notesaldehydesamberashbenzoinbodhi treeborneolchampacacinnamoncivetcoriandercuminebonyfrankincensegardeniahimalayan champacaincenseindian oudindonesian patchoulijasminelotusmarigoldmyrrhmysore sandalwoodnagarmothaoakmossosmanthusoudrosesandalwoodsiam benzoinstyraxtolu balmtuberosevetiverylang-ylang

Floral leathers are at times hard to decipher. The floral nuances spread on top of dark woody and resinous materials cross the airy threshold and become dark and mysterious.

This is the case of Mandarava - a totally enigmatic perfume. Firstly, there are so many heady flowers in it: champaca, osmanthus, gardenia, yang-ylang, marigold and more. Each flower has a complex aroma of its own and when combined they become a strange infinite floral boquet.

Secondly, these flowers sit between aldehydes which in perfumery have an effect of frosted glass and distort familiar aromas. Then there is a maze of dark woody aromas: oud, benzoin, incense, Mysore sandalwood and animalic civet lurking in the darkest corners of that maze.

However, all this complexity makes sense eventually. It's not confusing but more of a Russian doll effect, albeit all of the dolls are translucent and the central one is visible behind all the layers.  

For advanced/experienced users of perfume. 

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Notesaldehydesamberashbenzoinbodhi treeborneolchampacacinnamoncivetcoriandercuminebonyfrankincensegardeniahimalayan champacaincenseindian oudindonesian patchoulijasminelotusmarigoldmyrrhmysore sandalwoodnagarmothaoakmossosmanthusoudrosesandalwoodsiam benzoinstyraxtolu balmtuberosevetiverylang-ylang

Floral leathers are at times hard to decipher. The floral nuances spread on top of dark woody and resinous materials cross the airy threshold and become dark and mysterious.

This is the case of Mandarava - a totally enigmatic perfume. Firstly, there are so many heady flowers in it: champaca, osmanthus, gardenia, yang-ylang, marigold and more. Each flower has a complex aroma of its own and when combined they become a strange infinite floral boquet.

Secondly, these flowers sit between aldehydes which in perfumery have an effect of frosted glass and distort familiar aromas. Then there is a maze of dark woody aromas: oud, benzoin, incense, Mysore sandalwood and animalic civet lurking in the darkest corners of that maze.

However, all this complexity makes sense eventually. It's not confusing but more of a Russian doll effect, albeit all of the dolls are translucent and the central one is visible behind all the layers.  

For advanced/experienced users of perfume. 

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