Recieved 2 fragrance's in good time. Musk Aswad & mukhallat al farisi. Both are original scents with authentic oriental style. The mukhallat is strong with a saffron note that reminds me of fresh raw leather fresh out of a tannery, softens into woody dry down. I really enjoy it but not sure its for everyone.
Musk Aswad is great. Fruity,earthy with distinctive musk dry down with ' amber' nuances. Just what I wanted for autumn/winter months.
Really appreciate the artisan vibe Abdul karim has created and I am most definitely a fan and will be coming back for more. Great work Abdul karim and I wish to see your buisness grow from strength to strength.
This Musk Aswad is really good - Rich honey nuances syrupy entirely wearable in western settings - Price and value are out-of-this-world - Highly recommended
This is a beautiful honey leather musk, it's very beautifully and cleverly crafted and the AKAF DNA is instantly recognisable. What Abdul Karim does with his parfum is make them into masterpieces. Fabulous.
Samuel Almeida - Portugal
Dark, masculine, nostalgic.
For some reason I go back in time. This attar makes me travel, not in space but in time, the funny part, I have no idea why but this scent is familiar to me, like a vintage fragrance.
This is a beautiful attar, amazingly strong, high quality black musk. Beautiful plum over a base of slightly dirty vetiver, a bit sweet, musky and dark, I get a bit of animalic notes as well, actually in the dry down on my skin the animalic notes are a bit intense, the only thing that turns me a bit off, but I'm not a big fan of animalic notes, wearing them at least.
Nonetheless this is an amazing fragrance, with a vintage style, powerful, strong and masculine, yet sweet and very well balanced, just beautiful.
P.S: 6ml will last you a long time, since you only need a tiny bit because it's really strong.
Fantastic work with musk. Thick delicious chocolate musk. Its got a fair bit of the animal fur vibe. At this price you get something only the luxury houses in the gulf could produce. The transitions are quick. Its great quality if not the top end stuff (I am talking about 300USD and plus musk attars). Fantastic performer. A great introduction to Musk for beginners as well.
This is a typically Indian attar but of superb quality. The top notes are clear and bright and it morphs into a dark, heavy and deliciously rich composition. Extremely strong, this attar will last all day. The amber and musk notes are very reminiscent of a top quality Indian incense. Beautiful work!
Very rich and extremely strong and long lasting scent. This is a high quality fragrance but its not for everyone. This is a more formal scent, not for everyday usage.
Ohhh my god amazing just little bit and you can muskyyyy and some high quality atmosphere. Some vanilla mix with great amber and very nice atmosphere around you and this atmosphere will continue very long time it may be 8-10 hour up. Thanks
The most precious black amber I have ever smelled. An intense and very very long lasting perfume. Exceptional "Quality / price" product.
marian devadas ( esteve) - london
the most beautiful musk i ve sniffed so far. superbissim attar !
Just a Brilliant attar, superior quality and lasts quite long, reminds of my child hood entering into Masjid-and the calm feeling I felt.
Would recommend for special occasions and not for daily use.
N Keshwani - Atlanta, USA
It was a blind buy since I have faith in this house and this turned out to be one of the best. Fantastic fragrance, long lasting and pleasant.
Have this deep dark wonderful Musk on now. I put it on eight hours ago and it is still projecting. Would buy again and
what a great price! Always superb customer service!
Gilberto @canemalto Di Virgilio - Italia
Tra le varie proposte di Abdul Karim Al Faransi nella categoria Musk (R)evolution, Musk Aswad (che significa Muschio Nero) fu quella che mi colpì di più in quanto unico prodotto di colore scurissimo rispetto gli altri e con piramide olfattiva particolarmente intrigante:
Dark Dry Plums
Indian Khus (Vetiver)
L'ambra usata dal profumiere è una di quelle che paragonate alle ambre da noi conosciute, è la regina delle ambre! Assolutamente narcotica e fa presa in una maniera inaudita. La fragranza è assolutamente in pieno stile orientale, sembra di entrare in una moschea piena di incensi fumosi e resinosi. Questa creazione è degna di nota, meriterebbe un piedistallo.
Bravo Anthony, questo sarà un profumo che non dovrà mai mancare nella mia collezione!
AKAF continues to surprise me. At first I was wary of this, from a Westerner's perspective. I'd tried black musks in the past and they just didn't work on me. Too "hippy dippy", too much like an incense stick to actually wear as a perfume. This one is sort of like that, but better. Smoother. Obviously higher quality. A honeyed, floral, smoky, fruity sweet mixture that is very pleasant to the nose, and not at all offensive or "dirty". The honey note (as usual with AKAF perfumes) is very prominent and anchors the fragrance, supporting the other notes and smoothing out the vetiver. Still though, I'd recommend this as something to enjoy for yourself rather than to impress others. It's a very calming scent to be sure, but it's very projecting, and will get you noticed. Those unused to old fashioned attars might wrinkle their noses as you walk past. But if you've never tried a black musk before and you're curious, this is a perfect choice.
This is high quality fragrance the best Black musk very very long lasting
salaam alaikum great product great fragrance in this price not too strong not too soft good powdery fragrance of musk.
FR: Un parfum prononcé, exactement ce que je cherchais.
EN: A strong fragrance, exactly what i was looking for.
A powerful composition with a strong peppery opening with hint of dark honey, leather and earthy musk tones. It develops into a deep dark musk and incense overtone with subtle green and dark honey tones. Once in a while a whiff of spicy cinnamon pops-up (maybe Cassia). Later some powdery tones come in accompanied by subtle woody, minty and green tones.
The longevity of this fragrance is great (on my skin 12+ hours). The sillage is quite heavy and easily fills a room. So a little goes a long way.
All is all a lovely creation which suits me very well.