Amber Rose By Kannauj Perfumery: “it is an enchanted journey of the soul into a mysterious dimension of divinity.”
Smell Profile: From the first sniff, my mind got blown away due to the sheer complex nature of this composition. Imagine you are in a remote hilltop monastery doing meditation surrounded by smoke arising from incense burning. The blast of Shamama Amber right from the first sniff will transcend the whole experience like you are walking into a flower bed. Saffron is very prominent, and you can easily detect it, and it feels like your field in the saffron valley of Kashmir drinking saffron scanted spicy Khawa. Cambodian Oud plays a critical role by taming down the animalic and fecal nuances of Hindi Oud, which helps blend well with Taif Rose to give smells like you are eating Gulkand (Indian Rose Sweet). Smoky and Bakhoor notes will be like icing on the cake.
It is a complex composition and fantastic work of craftsmanship, and you can easily detect the different notes in this perfume.
Performance: I have been using this perfume for the last two days, and it gives me 12+ on my skin, and it will stay weeks on clothes. I can still get strong Ambery Aoud Rose on my clothes even after 24 hours, and the whole room smells like you’re in some monastery.
Weather: This one will be a good companion for the winter months, but you can still pull this one during the fall season.
Versatility: I don’t give any gander to smell; whatever you like, wear it. This one will be for sure unisex. As my mom liked it, she took this bottle from me and asked to get another bottle for me. The best thing about this composition is that even non-oud lovers’ people can pull this easily.
Occasion: During Festival or marriage session or any high-profile event where you want to mark your impression.
Blind buy: If you love oriental fragrances and looking deep, the complex art of work, then you should buy.
Price Point: Around Indian Rupee 11999/- after discount and approx. 165 USD is a well-deserved price tag for this unique perfume.
Final verdict: 10/10 in all above sections.