Ok this is my favourite. This one I'm going through at a great pace, I simply love it and all its nuances. It's absolutely beautiful wonderful and very addictive! I get a lot of compliments on this, but I actually get lots of compliments on all the fragrances from AKAF.
I'll be needing more soon
Deborah Lane McGuire - United States
Hind is luscious; spicy and rich. One of the first I bought from this house and still one of my favorites. If you love amber and spices, you will love this.
Samuel Almeida - Portugal
Hind was my second buy from this house, and until today one of my favorites. Mesmerizing and luxurious taif rose with an amazingly beautiful base of creamy sandalwood and amber with a touch of sweetness but not gourmand. Very unisex to me, monster performance easily 10h+ and good sillage, although strong it has a smooth sillage. The best part of this attar happens about 1h after applying, for this price and quality is just amazing.
Juliette - The Netherlands
This is gorgeous! A beautiful oriental rose scent. Makes me feel like I am an arabian princess :-)
Beautiful creation! Starts off flowery, minty and cloves. The transformation between the notes is phenomenal. The dry down is what this oil is known for. Amber and Sandalwood. The experience is amazing. Stays with you for longg time. Great oil to start the Oud journey. With that said, AKAF is a giant killer in pefurmery world.
Absolutely beautiful! This oil truly does take one on a magical journey . Masterfully blended, to me it starts slightly spicy and dries down to a sweet and unique sandalwood/amber. Amazing longevity (8+ hours) and sillage.
Hind is a very high-end take on a classic rose attar. The rose in this case is bright and sumptuous and amazingly strong.
It sits on a base of amber and sandalwood. This attar needs to be applied with a discreet touch. The difference between this and similar perfumes is the quality of the oils used.
Both the scent and the presentation are superb.
Elle - San Francisco, CA, USA
Very enjoyable. Apply in the morning for a beautiful sandalwood drydown in the late afternoon or evening. Smells like laundry musk to start. I don't smell any rose in this. I like it best on a cool, misty night. I've gotten compliments on this one.
On me the most prominent notes are the spicy ones. I only smell the rose at intermittent and unexpected times. Right at the end of the day I get the beautiful amber.
All of the Al Faransi scents are incredibly well blended and are magical in that the journey to the dry down is a long one and its paved with a multitude of smells.
More than just perfumes they're moods... memories....feelings.
I'm still going through the samples I ordered and it will take time as I like to wear the oil a few times before reviewing and choosing which one to buy.
I must say that my 2 favorites were Sultan and Mukhallat El Andalus and I'm heartbroken that they were discontinued. I don't understand why.
Still, it's a pleasure to discover more so I bought new ones!
Again, well done AKAF!
This perfume is amazing, a beautiful rose on a creamy and sweet bottom of sandalwood, wonderful. I only have one sample, and as soon as I finish it, I go for a larger bottle. I recommend it 100%
This one was a hard one for me to rate. I had to live with it awhile before deciding. It's a spicy-sweet fragrance, very candy-like for most of its development. It reminds me of cinnamon "fireball" candies. This spicy sweetness makes itself known for more than an hour before a rather good sandalwood and amber drydown takes over. And as others have said, that's the best part of the fragrance. It reminds me a lot of a classic American cologne from the 1940's that is unfortunately out of production, which also had sandalwood and amber. If that's your sort of thing, give this a try. If anything else, it's very unique and probably unlike anything else out there now.
Very beautiful fragrance high quality and the smell is long lived
One of my favourite AKAF attar. Balsamic and sweet sandalwood. A must have or at least a must try! Real interesting. Great performance too.
Hind is A beautiful and fascinating attar. The opening is sweet and spicy rose candy & the dry down is marvellous its sweet ambery with the touch of woody notes I love it. The longevity is 12+ Hind is one of my favourite attar
I bought this in a 3ml Bottle from the AKAF shop in Birmingham.
How it smells
On my skin, it has an initial smell of spicy rose with a warm amber vibe with great sillage after applying to pulse points. After a while, the sandalwood is more noticeable and the ambery spice is still there. It becomes more of a skin scent after a few hours. The oil is well blended with the perfect proportion of each not making this smell unique and classy. It has a slightly eastern Arabic characteristic, hence the name Hind.
Where I would wear it:
Although I bought this in spring, I imagine it to smell great in the winter and autumn months on a warm scarf and coat to inhale that blissful fragrance on a cold night, it's a really warming smell. I also think it's really nice to wear on a date. To be honest, it's easily worn anywhere anytime.
Great value for money at only £15 for 3ml and a great addition to my collection.
It's unique and not overpowering to other people around you. I find myself topping it up every few hours to keep the projection.