IT ARRIVED and whoa. It’s such a cozy, warm, perfect-for-winter scent. Pat McGrath Celestial Divinity x Midnight Sun Look, Milani Holiday 2020 Lipsticks & Blushes Swatches, Lethal Cosmetics Velvet Dusk Collection Swatches, ColourPop Fade Into Hue Collection Swatches, Tower 28 ShineOn Jelly Lip Gloss Swatches (x9), Curate a Makeup Collection You Love with More Mindfulness (2020 Guide), How-to Buy Less Makeup: Guide to Makeup No-Buys & Low-Buys (2020), How Beauty Brands are Committing to Change + Next Steps. Kafka said it was fairly subtle (the tobacco-smoky note) to her, and I only noticed it in the first hour or so (and it was definitely not *strong* tobacco or smoke to me). Finally, Kalemat transitions into a terrific amber-vanilla-woods/oud scent for the 8 or so hours. Projection is moderate but on the lighter side while longevity is also moderate. Normal-to-Dry skin. Accidentally sprayed too much on my hands somehow when trying to get just a light whiff and oh man was it horrible (to me). The smokiness I noticed in the early stages was definitely not cigarette-type smoke to me (I’m somewhat sensitive to that type of smoke, but I didn’t grow up with smokers), but it wasn’t quite incense-y either. this is by far my favorite perfume ever… despite the fact it is probably the heaviest perfume bottle i own . If anything, I got the sense it cleared my nose right up. I think I must have it now. Once opened, with a pull of the brow nribbon, it opens again to reveal the perfume itself. I’m not too big on smoke, either (growing up with smokers for parents didn’t help), but I surprisingly like it in smoky vanilla scents like Serge Lutens’ Une Bois Vanille. It sounded amazing! Find out more about Kalemat by Arabian Oud, Add your review of Kalemat by Arabian Oud, Hypnotic Poison Eau de Toilette by Christian Dior, Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum by Chanel, Musc Ravageur by Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle, Acqua di Giò pour Homme by Giorgio Armani. Not a lot of product was lost, but, this stuff is STRONG! I can count on one hand the number of times I've put on a fragrance and thought, I could wear this and only this for the rest of my life. There is anyway a secret which bewitches me under this nowadays mainstream (for the niche universe) sugary orientalism and it is a stunning old school chypre hidden substance jumping out at distance as sophisticated mossy/woody-salty/waxy classic glimmer (something a la Estee Lauder, La Perla, Ungaro, classics Fendi/Versace/Armani, feminine Hermes or V&A), a sort of neo-classic twist recently re-introduced in scents a la Tom Ford Arabian Wood or in several Bertrand Duchaufour/Montale/Francis Kurkdjian's musky-resinous new experiments (a chic classic rosey-musky feel to be intended as a long term "fil rouge" with old masterpieces a la Fendi classic or Gianni Versace, an old chypre accord of sandalwood, ambergris, oakmoss, fur and honey). I would say it’s very unisex, really! Mixed with mahogany wood, rosemary flower and cashmere wood. We earn commission from affiliate links/codes. She is awesome if you love in-depth perfume reviews! A classic massive vibe under a more banally "fluorescent" spicy/honeyed/resinous accord (basically an easily runned amber-tobacco-sweet spices-woody resins combination) providing this new fragrance with vintage preciousness and classic complexity. Thanks so much for introducing me to Kafkaesque! Comments that do not adhere to our Light Medium, Neutral undertones. Arabian Oud Kalemat Eau de Parfum ($59.99 for 3.4 fl. I send an email via amazon to Arabian Oud and they said they receive payment from amazon after the customer pays. that’s interesting to note, as ‘kalimat’ is indonesian for word (and now i know where it comes from! I mentioned earlier that it reminded me of Buddhists’ incense burning and that sweet tobacco feel (more strong of the two). I was intrigued by this perfume after reading Kafkaesque’s review. Looking for the best makeup and beauty products? Top and bottom are chalk and cheese, and dont play nicely - like a freshly baked flapjack with crushed fresh basil leaves on it. Thanks Christine!. Hmm, I usually go for girly sweet gourmands and steer clear of any perfumes that has a hint of “masculine” smell. On me they just smell… Off and dirty? There was a general sweetness and rosiness that was most notable for the first few hours of Kalemat with a little spiciness and woodiness. Love your site BTW. Finally, Kalemat transitions into a terrific amber-vanilla-woods/oud scent for the 8 or so hours. I obviously cannot be sure of the percentage contained in this fragrance, but there is an undeniable floral characteristic to Kalemat ... albeit extremely soft. Thank you for your patience! I don’t know if it’s a bad bottle due to leakage and air getting to it, it changed the fragrance? Warm wood and amber notes intermingle perfectly with a slightly sweet vanilla and tobacco accord. Thanks! Gonna order it! I don’t even know if I make any sense, this is long and rambly but again; there you go. This fragrance lasts 12+ hours on my skin (every time) and overall it projects very well, but not quite beast mode. But I need to use up my tremulous perfume collection already. Readers often ask me what are my absolute, all-time favorites, and now you can find my current and long-time favorites all in one place! Yes! SO informative. Are you new to the world of foundation or have you never felt like you've found an ideal shade match? It all comes together very well in a way which can be reminiscent of Tobacco-Vanilla, but it is more complex, and cheaper. Wow…this one is unforgettable! Ironically, I have smelled this before, somewhere. Just purchased on Amazon after reading both reviews (and a few others). I got an added side bottle of oil in it’s own beautiful box also – along with the actual Parfum. HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL! In case you were wondering, the perfumes in question were as follows: Chypre Palatin by Parfums MDCI, Blackbird by House of Matriarch, Lyric Woman by Amouage, and Bois des Iles by Chanel. Like…does it ship from the US? It just looks so lovely. Like it doesn’t remind me of generic men’s cologne in any way, but my guess is if you really love sweeter, more gourmand scents, this might not be quite right for you. This is a double thumbs perfume in my book! but Support us by Sharing It! Look no further than Temptalia's Swatch Gallery. I've smelled many like this,but not as good. It doesn’t really smell… masculine to me? Support Temptalia by shopping the retailers below! a review will be posted as we can't commit to or guarantee product reviews. Hope you can find it! for more basic information like pricing, availability, and so on to make sure your question wasn't This is a beautiful well rounded scent. contact us directly. The price points are really similar and you may like it, as your description reminds me of it. This is less than 20 minutes of spraying it onto my wrists and I really should be going to bed soon so more testing shall ensue. I don’t really like florals, they don’t bode well for me or at least the strong ones. Also Savannah Gardens but sadly that one is no more But I find this one is waaaay too sweet for me. I tried to order this, but they don’t ship to Australia! I never forget a scent…or a smell. I am interested in this one and I love the packaging. On Kafkaesque, she mentioned that the smokiness was “extremely subtle and [seemed] merely to be the effect of other notes, instead of actual frankincense.” If that’s any help!