Being a delicate flower, a rose loses its fragrance rapidly once it is picked from the field. Similarly, a rose oil may lose its most fragile notes if stored for too long. Freshly distilled rose oil is renowned for its superior aroma. And so, in order to ensure the preservation of every intricate, exquisite note of this purest Indian rose oil (again, distilled exclusively for Areej le Doré), it was used only a few days after its distillation. Precious, pure rose oil was personally collected from India by Russian Adam after the distillation. It was then cured by him in traditional camel leather bottles, according to an ancient tradition, in order to remove the remaining moisture. An incredible amount (nearly two kilograms) of this fresh, pure precious oil was used for Malik Al Taif. Current fragrance regulations in certain countries do not allow the use of rose oil in quantities over 4% in any given blend. In this perfume, however, where the aim was a rose-centered composition, Russian Adam used around 40% of pure rose oil. The result offers a truly unrivaled level in terms of olfactory refinement, satisfaction and perfection. Oud oils… There are four types of natural and pure oud used in Malik Al Taif, hailing from three different countries: Cambodia, Laos and India. A touch of a very sweet Cambodian oud and highly animalic wild Laotian oud enhance the base of this composition. Two varieties of classical Indian oud, both with leathery and smoky character, reside in the heart, which is sweetened with saffron. The combination of the finest rose oils and intensely animalic oud brings to life an unparalleled olfactory experience. It may be a classic combination; yet, using ingredients of a quality that is truly fit for royalty, it is an olfactory journey on a whole different level. Musk absolute… A one of a kind, dynamic, exclusive absolute from legally harvested, wild Siberian deer musk was created in Moscow, by one of the perfume gurus, especially for Russian Adam. It is the first ever deer musk absolute that we have encountered, due to the difficult production process, extremely low yield, rarity of raw materials and nearly prohibitive high cost. Shockingly, it came out almost solid in texture and pink in color! Unlike a typical maceration of deer musk, the absolute contains a deeper character, richer body and its strength is explosive. Because of the potency of this ingredient, only a small amount was used, so that in the final composition, during the drydown, it makes itself evident as a song instead of a shout. Siam benzoin… Along with a touch of a secret synthetic fixative, Russian Adam used top quality, smooth, silky rich Siam benzoin. This heady resin wraps all the notes in its dark boozy, vanillic character and mellows the steady aromatic flow of this composition, giving it long lasting power. Malik Al Taif is an oriental-style perfume, focusing on rose, which is one of the most pleasant natural aromas known to mankind. The sillage and projection of this perfume is superior, causing the earer, and the people surrounding him, to feel as if they are walking through rose fields in an Arabian desert oasis. Malik Al Taif. The queen of roses… for the king of perfumes. A truly royal Arabian Nights experience.” – a note from the brand.