Malabi, the queen of Middle Eastern summer desserts, is a milk pudding served chilled and bejewelled by a fragrant rosy syrup. But what always captured the perfumer's imagination the most about malabi was its soft, evocatively sounding name, and its unique fragrant combination of rosewater and neroli. Two noble flowers, yet so distinctively different that it's surprising they would ever get along at all. Rose is open, voluptuous, sweet and feminine. Neroli is prim and proper, restrained, clean, ethereal and otherworldly that you'd be surprised it grows on a tree. And what holds these two together is nothing but pure, botanical musk. This gentle deer-musk-like accord doesn't need arrows, and plays the harp better than cupid: it walks silently and pulls all the strings with effortless fluidity.
Top notes: Bitter Orange, Blood Orange, Cardamom, Coriander
Heart notes: Neroli (Tunisia), Orange Blossom Absolute, Rose Absolute (Bulgaria), Rose Absolute (Turkey),
Base notes: Atlas Cedarwood, Musk Notes, Myrrh
Fragrance Families: Floral, Gourmand