Walimah is Areej Le Dore’s tribute to the beautiful union of two souls from different corners of the globe. It is a celebration of a man and a
woman who, by the grace of God Almighty, have found love, peace, and joy in each other: Russian Adam and his Indonesian princess.
Rugged, harsh, sharp, wild, and unapologetic character is infused and softened with a delicate, sweet and beautiful female wisdom. A harmonious balance of heavy, masculine, smoky, and wild animalic notes of Russian deer musk, castoreum, and royal Bengali oud, enriched with lush, feminine Indonesian magnolia flowers, tuberose, and mouth-watering cocoa, sprinkled with bits of luxurious, fragrant saffron and warm cinnamon.
The top notes of Walimah explode with blooming Indonesian florals. One thousand fresh, yellow champaka flowers, distilled by Russian Adam himself, add unmatchable quality to the aroma, resulting in some of the most realistic flowerfalls one could possibly imagine. The combination of rare, steam-distilled magnolia otto and magnolia absolute flashes from the top of this love elixir, adding a feeling of pure, raw, and captivating love. A touch of unique, fruity Indonesian tuberose and narcotic ylang-ylang form an olfactory bridge that takes us to the heart notes of this composition.
A high dose of precious tobacco leaf absolute is the main player here. Dry, warm, and sensual, it represents the sensation of comfort and relaxation. It graciously embraces royal oud from the Bengal mountains… extraordinary agarwood oil distilled from the highest quality, organic Bengal, incense-grade wood. This oud is multilayered, deep and regal, containing spicy nuances, and is of a quality that has most likely never been used in mass perfume making. It is then coated in Indonesian cocoa, exotic saffron, and soothing cinnamon, further increasing its depth.
The base is built of one-of-a-kind Java vetiver absolute extracted in 2010. This is a rare material with a thick, smooth aroma that is unusually deeper than any vetiver I have had the pleasure of experiencing thus far. It is heavy, with a velvet touch of earthy chocolate, dry tobacco leaf nuances, and a rich, resinous, slightly smoky feel. It is further boosted and fixed with tolu balsam and the finest labdanum absolute from India.
Wild Siberian deer musk maceration pervades this thick oriental blend. Legally harvested from a huge, highly-matured deer, this musk displays a raw and wild scent with distinct, sweet, dark chocolaty qualities that perfectly match the personality of this composition. This blend falls into the same category as our previous oriental star called Ottoman Empire and is the current personal favorite perfume of Russian Adam.
Walimah, a marriage of heady florals and masculine, slightly animalic notes, can be enjoyed by both genders equally. It is especially recommended for those in love with sumptuous, floral, sophisticated oriental blends.