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28 de mai de 2017

Sultan Pasha Thebes Grade 2 (English)


If trying to reproduce a scent based on your olfactory perceptions is a challenge, trying to do this with legendary fragrances is even more. You have the risk of not being able to truly evoke what have enchanted you and being criticized by not being able to really achieve it. But then, if there are people which is able to reproduce on a piano a music based solely on its melody, i believe that there are people that can do the same with perfume and Sultan Pasha could realize it on Thebes.

I guess that the success here is how touched he was, from what it seems, when he felt Djedi. I believe its the case of love, of being touched by something so incredible to us that we hold so tight to the details of the memory that we are able to reproduce it bit by bit.

I had a chance to try vintage Djedi some years ago due the generosity of a perfumer and i can understand why it is able to evoke such a passion. It is unique among vetiver based fragrances on the darkness it seems to push and put at center. Sultan describes this as decaying process started on a bright and luminous impression but i think it's more a transformation of beauty from its bright side to the dark side. It is something that seems to embrace the magic, the unkown and the fascinating at the same time it is rooted on a different kind of beauty.

Even with the less expensive grade of Thebes what you get is a wonderful reproduction of a rare scent. The driest, somber and almost animalic facet constrasting with the drier vetiver dominating aroma that modulates the floral facets is simly fantastic, longlasting and very interesting. There is something here that seems unique too, an almost leather osmanthus shade that seems to lurk in the background and a perfect element to be added to the idea. If you never smelled Djedi and always wanted to know how it would be i really recommend trying this one.