This fragrance is a rose lover's rose. I do love the occasional rose but I'm not by any means a rose aficionado. To me the open to me seems a bit harsh. A rose lover may say robust. If I was doing a blind sniff test, I would immediately think of one of the Rosines. Not just that it is so rosy, but the complexity in which the other notes support the rose notes. This becomes more evident as the tops mellows out and the mid notes appear. In the middle there is a resemblance to Ormonde Jayne Ta'if by way of the slightly medicinal saffron combining with the orange blossom now joining the rose notes.
The drydown is soft and elegant. Feminine with a soapy, powdery effect.
If you are a rose lover, you won't be disappointed.
The fact that the formula is created using 100% natural ingredients is a great plus, but it is causing some buzz over the inclusion of civet. I don't detect this note, and the musk is very powdery and appears in the soft drydown.
The fragrance name comes from the book by the same name, A.Maze by The People of the Labyrinths. According to the website description, the book "offers an extensive, inspiring visual overview through drawings, sketches and photographs of the collections of the past 23 years and of special academic projects, while also describing the distinctive POTL feeling, the development of the label, sources of inspiration and unique collaborative projects such as The Golden Age Collection (winter 2005/2006) photographed by Erwin Olaf."
Henna, Saffron, Taif Rose, Orange Blossom, Wardia Rose, Agarwood, Sandalwood, Musk, Civet
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