While many Areej Le Dore scents boast fabulous vintage appeal, Antiquity is more than just a name- the fragrance consists of around 70% beautifully aged and absolutely unique antique materials dating from 1920 to 1985. The use of such refined, mature ingredients results in a truly remarkable experience that allows the wearer to be transported to a golden era of perfumery.
Antiquity opens with a delicious, radiating, silky smooth peach aldehyde and dry bergamot bursting with spicy and woody facets. In the heart of Antiquity is a complex and beautiful carnation accord dating back to 1920-1930. Spicy, warm, lush florals morph from red to blackest black, swallowing the wearer into infinity. On the periphery, angelica root essence adds to the spiciness and enhances the incredible depths of carnation. Further beyond lies a touch of pure and wild mysterious Cambodian oud. Whispers of dark and resinous tobacco notes, molasses and a banquet of dry plums and berries burst with unmistakeable, incense-laden, soft oudy nuances.
The core of the composition is planted firmly upon three types of vintage patchouli oils from a long ago era. Each one of these oils could easily stand alone, a fine perfume in its own right. Chocolaty, earthy, smooth and refined, they shine exponentially brighter in combination with Areej signature ingredients: amber resin and deep green, Indian oakmoss. Vintage Cuir de Russie accord, combined with aged muskatone tincture, creates a gentle touch of velvety, worn leather. Entwined are silky threads of ambery oakmoss, all woven into an intricately detailed base.
The perfectly matured, aromatic substances in this composition all share a touch of the mysterious… an antique aroma that can’t be replicated with newer materials. Thoughtfully combined, they produce an aura that can hardly be described in words; they must be inhaled, lived and experienced to be truly understood. This is the scent of a bygone golden era of perfumery. This is the scent of Antiquity!
Peach aldehyde 1930, Bergamot 1940-1950, Carnation 1920-1930, Cambodian oud 1975, Angelica root 1930-1950, Patchouli 1940-1950, Cuir de Russie accord 1930-1950, Muskatone 1930-1950, Patchouli 1985 and 2017, Amber resin, Oakmoss