Sultan’s Reverie

Brand: Alkemia

Scent Description: A modern twist on a medieval Arabic perfume recipe. Green cardamom and cassia steeped in cognac, clary sage honey, dried rose petals and leaves, aged copper distilled patchouli, soft leather, sandalwood, vegetal ambrette musk.

Released: Enchantments D’Amour

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  1. Wow, this perfume oil took me on a journey all over the place. OOB it smelled musky and slightly sweet and it got me all excited. Immediately on my skin it smells exactly like Irish Spring bar soap from my childhood. This is a very distinct smell if anyone else can recall. I don’t know if it’s made anymore. FYI deer hate it. I had an old neighbor that put pieces of the bar soap in little cups all around the fence of his garden and the deer stayed away. This is leaning much more masculine and green but I can’t pick out the individual notes. I think my brain has me stuck on an Irish Spring loop and I can’t think of anything but that. I usually amp cardamon but I don’t know that I’ve ever tried anything with green cardamon in it. I’m not getting my usual cardamon note here. After about an hour this settles down and does an about face turning to the feminine side and taking on a much more traditional perfume vibe. I can smell hints of fragrant rose petals and some sandalwood but the rest of the notes are blended so well that I can’t tell where one begins and another ends. I’m on the fence about this one, I’ve never had a fragrance change so dramatically on me. It wasn’t what I was expecting but I’ve tested this out now three different times and there must be a reason why I keep coming back to smell this. This is lasting between 4 to 5 hours on me in the summer heat. I’m curious to read what others have to say about this one!

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