Furusiyya (Foo-roo-shee'-ya) Brown Incense men's eau de toilette by Abdul Samad Al Qurashi is one four moderately-priced offerings in the Company's Incense Series which was developed to celebrate the "true legacy of Arabian horses where the knight captivates the heartbeats with his presence and his personality". While we acknowledge the generations of splendid horsemen from Saudi Arabia's past, fortunately the edts in this series smell wonderful and nothing like horses. ASQ uses coumarin as an ingredient throughout this Series which does provide a note of sweet freshly cut hay, which we suspect may be where the connection lies.
Brown Incense is a men's Oriental edt with the most prominent oud note in the Series. The oud combines with cedar and amber to form a sturdy base under top notes of iris, jasmine, orange flower and sweet hay. While a bit heavier than Black Incense for men, Brown Incense is still a wonderful and airy sophisticated daytime fragrance that works well in the office or in social gatherings. Like Black, we find Brown to have moderate longevity which is greatly enhanced when layered over many other ASQ perfume oils such as ASQ's Amber Jewels and Royal Amber Spirit AA, to name just a few. As with the other EDT in this series, Brown Incense is an outstanding standalone fragrance but we find it is even better when worn over a rich oil base.