Thursday, January 14, 2016
Maze by Al Haramain
For a fragrance with enough listed notes to enable an entire neighborhood to become aromatic, Maze by Al Haramain is a straight up Woody. To be truthful, I'm pleasantly surprised by how linear it is and how good it smells. I happen to really enjoy Woodies, so if they aren't your cup of tea, please avoid this one. I purchased this blind and didn't know what to expect due to the amount of listed notes. Cedar and Sandalwood are front and center on my skin from start to finish.
Maze has enough embellishment from other players to give the woods just enough oomph. This genuinely wears linear on me, so there's no point in describing non-existent accord development. The Saffron helps this along nicely, while the clove and Orange lend a suitable counterpoint.
Sillage is average with longevity approximately 4-5 hours with normal sprays before evolving into a skin scent that lasts a good while. Thumbs up from Aromi for Al Haramain's Maze. As always, a sample wear is highly recommended.