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Aziyade Parfum d`Empire for women and men

Aziyade Parfum d`Empire for women and men
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Total people voted: 342
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I have it: 172 I had it: 53 I want it: 238 My signature: 2

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warm spicy
sweet
fresh spicy
fruity
aromatic
cinnamon

Aziyade was presented in 2008 and named after the book known also as Constantinople by Pierre Loti, half-autobiographic novel based on a diary written by a French officer in Greece and Istanbul in autumn and winter 1876. The book tells a story of Loti's forbidden love for 18 year old Aziyade, a girl from harem, as well as about his friendship with Spanish servant Solomon.

Perfume Aziyade was created to interpret love, passion and erotics, as a perfume of pure extasy. It opens with pomegranate, crystalized date fruit, almond, orange and dry plum with spicy accords of cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, Egyptian cumin, incense, vanilla, Madagascar vanilla absolute, patchouli, musk and labdanum. The perfume is available as 50ml and 100ml edp. Perfumer is Marc-Antoine Corticchiato.

Perfume rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 342 votes.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Orange Almond Pomegranate Plum Dates

Middle Notes
Caraway Ginger Cinnamon Cardamom

Base Notes
Patchouli Musk Vanilla Incense French labdanum Tobacco

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This perfume reminds me of  
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L’Enfant Terrible
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Aziyade Fragrance Reviews

Jyrhara
Jyrhara

I love love love this one! Fresh, juicy and spicy. I don't see it as a winter scent, I'm wearing it at the beginning of summer and I find it very refreshing. I have no problem with cumin (it's milk that smells like baby poo on me...) so I guess that's the polarizing note. The coca-cola effect reminds me of a very different fragrance I also love, Serge Noire by Serge Lutens.
Anyways, for me Aziyade is a sexy fragrance for a cool summer night out, and I'm strongly tempted to buy a full bottle even though my collection has already passed the planned total :-p

May
30
2016
smaghoreshi
smaghoreshi

ادكلني ميوه اي – ادويه اي – صمغي
رايحه Aziyade با حسي ميوه اي – خوراكي با رايحه پرتقالي وكاراملي و رزيني و شيريني خشك و نه چسبناك ، بلكه متعادل كه باعث دل زدگي نميشود ، آبدار و شاداب و غليظ ، شروع مي شه .
در مرحله بعد به همراه بوي ميوه اي ، رايحه تند و برجسته زيره شروع ميشه و دارچين اونو تند تر ميكنه . بعد كم كم رايحه هاي چوبي و بالساميكي و تنباكو و بعدش هم ادويه و پچولي هم ظاهر ميشن . تمام رايحه ها با توازني بي نقص و با حسي سرزنده و پويا ، روشن و لطيف هستند. نت توتون ، در اينجا حسي لطيف و نرم ومخملي و پودري داره كه با همراهي حس خاكي پچولي واقعا رايحه اي ظريف و تميز رو درست كرده كاملا واضح و قابل تشخيصند. بوي ميوه اي و كمي گلي رو بطور مدام داريم و اين حس بهاري ، به طراوت و شادابي كار اضافه كرده .
پايان عطر بسيار ماهرانه طراحي شده ، خصوصا اينكه مشك در اين مرحله خودش رو انيماليك ظاهر ميكنه . حسي انيماليك مشكي و كثيف كه البته به هيچ جه زننده نيست. ولي اگر از اون دسته افراد هستيد كه از رايحه هاي صمغي – ميوه اي – بالساميكي زود خسته ميشيد ، موندگار بودن اين رايحه تا آخر كار، ممكنه خسته تون بكنه .
اين عطر بطور يقين ، توجه هر كسي رو تحت تاثيرخودش قرار ميده چون عطري شرقي با رايحه ادويه هاي سنگين و بسيار عالي و پيچيده و چند وجهي است و همه نتهايش رو ميشه حس كرد. به نوعي يادآور كارهاي شرقي سرج لوتنز هست.
رايحه اين عطر به سليقه بويايي بنده خيلي شرقي و جدي و كلاسيك و مخصوصا تكراري هست و نميتونه گزينه ايده آلي براي استفاده ام باشه. ولي با در نظر گرفتن سطح بالاي ساخت و كيفيت ، يك شاهكار است.
پخش رايحه اين ادكلن متوسط و موندگاريش بيشتر از متوسط است .

May
07
2016
shushkin
shushkin

WOW! this juice is gorgeous. My first thought was Tom Fords Plum Japonais. Its a pretty good dupe that possibly has a touch less plum. All deep spicey plummy deliciousness. The first notes to assail your nose have to be the cardomom, ginger, cinnamon, dates and plums. Its very intense spices with fruity sweetness. Over time you get some orange and other fruits. It makes me think of Christmas.
Moderate sillage and excellent longevity. A perfect unisex fragrance.

Apr
06
2016
zenazur
zenazur

Cumin and cardamom are pungent here! If you can handle the loud opening, "Aziyadé" will take you on a trip to the mysterious marketplaces of North Africa, where the air is rife with cries of snake charmers, folk singers, and spice vendors popping out of alleys. You are bound to get lost but that is the fun of it. Not a safe perfume! Thick and addictive.

Feb
13
2016
smellslikedimond
smellslikedimond

A most interesting fragrance. I find it quite unique. I don't get any similarities in feelings to Frapin 1270 nor Feminite De Bois - both on my fave top shelf. They are much sweeter. I get a burst of pomegranate citrus freshness and then the cumin/caraway notes barge in and go to war immediately and in your face. I didn't pick up cardamom nor plum - two of my fave notes since the other spices drown it out for me . At least initially that's my take. I will update if that changes.
There is a woodsy smoky quality blanketing all this that I think I find intriguing (it reminds me of camping)- but its alas too far out of my comfort zone and more of a oddity rather then a fume I would wear.
I laugh at the taco seasoning reference below. I can see that for sure and the bubblegum feelings (I think that's actually the caraway? but who knows)

Aug
06
2015
lilalina
lilalina

An Arabian kind of scent, similar to Brecourt Farah although less sweet.. Similar to L'Enfant Terrible.. It's not a very unique scent but beautiful nonetheless.

Jul
22
2015
woodlandwalk
woodlandwalk

Aziyade opens with a fruity bubblegum scent with noticeable sweaty cumin. (I think the bubblegum note is pomegranate as others here have pointed out, which doesn't smell like this in real life, but does in fruit drinks where I think grape or something is added)

The cedar/spicy part is reminiscent of Serge Luten's Feminite du Bois but this bubblegum note is pretty strong till after 20 minutes, at which point this smells even more like FdB. So I've decided to try on FDB to compare.

FdB is more cedar woody with less spice, also quieter and less animalic - like Claret or Shiraz wine compared to Aziyade's new-world ripe fruitiness. I like FdB's dark damson plum more.

Aziyade's spicy cumin is very naughty and noticable,sharpened slightly with cardomom, but I already find Feminite du Bois' sweaty spicy/cedar/plum sensual and don't feel I need to go any farther along that route, a bit boring of me maybe!

I do love cumin though, in cooking and in perfume, but I prefer the way it's handled in the Hermes classic Eau d'Hermes where it's sweatiness is paired with sunny lemon and a hint of leather, which makes it less 'smutty'!

I like Aziyade, because I like fruity spicy/woody perfumes, but FdB is still my favourite, personally. So Aziyade is well worth trying if you like fruity/woody/spicy/animalic perfumes (though it really is very similar to FdB so maybe don't bother if you have that already)

Sillage moderate, longevity maybe better than FdB but the dry down is more earthy and obvious

Jan
28
2015
nitschevo
nitschevo

relative_perfection send me a sample of this (thank you again!) and I just dapped a little drop on the back of my hand.To me this smells like spice markets and Christmas. Will report back as soon as I know more about dry down etc. but so far I like! Unique smell that's probably perfect for fall and winter :)

Oct
12
2014
freakypirate
freakypirate

The opening is truly magical-- fresh fruits, dried fruits, sweet dates, pomegranate, ginger. All very gourmand notes. Then the spices turn up the volume. More ginger, caraway, cinnamon. The final blast is cumin, on a warm, smooth, smoky base.

Performance is good: sillage is moderate to heavy, longevity is long (about 6-7 hours).

The cumin, unfortunately, doesn't work on me. It makes me smell like I had a good curry dish the day before, and haven't had a shower yet. I can understand how this may be attractive to some (I love Musc Tonkin by the same house, speaking of BO), but this is not a very pleasant fragrance to me. It just makes me feel dirty-- not sexy dirty, but in desperate need of an armpit wash!

However, this is a masterpiece perfume, very complex and daring. Give it a try and see if it works for you. I wish it worked for me!

Sep
21
2014
Hoxx
Hoxx

What a beauty this one can be if it matches your skin chemistry! I tried it plenty of times and I got mixed results from it.

This is an oriental dream. Dried fruits - and a lot of them, heavy spices, vanilla and woods and musks in the drydown. The one thing that differs heavily depending on when I try it is an amount of caraway/cumin I get. Sometimes I can feel it in a regular amount and then it's in harmony with cinnamon and cardamom, making a great 'coating' for the dry sweet plums and dates of the opening. Sometimes, though, it gets overwhelming and its sweaty quality makes its presence known by smothering everything below. What you get depends on the season and weather, but mostly on your skin chemistry.

Like every PdE, Aziyade has great longevity, sillage, projection. It is unique, opulent and heavy. However, this is the one creation of Corticchiato I find so polarizing - none of his scents are safe by definition, but this one is the most unpredictable and as heavy on spices as anything I've tried. Like some fellow reviewers said, this is a definition of niche perfumery and, for me, a work of art, even if it gets out of control sometimes.

9/10

Sep
18
2014
SundayMorning
SundayMorning

Its a house , with walls made of a vanilla,tobaco & almonds. Inside this house theres a big christmas-baking going on. Comforting, relaxing.

Sep
14
2014
Lana148
Lana148

The first time I smelled Aziyade, it took my breath away. I literally had a "moment", some "brain ecstasy". It felt like the most beautiful thing I've ever smelled and it satisfied all of my senses.

This seldomly happens to me. I was so exited and ready to dump all of my fragrances just for this one:)

Anyway, after a little while the fragrance took a big turnaround on me and all I was left with: a very smelly armpit on my whist. I wasn't ready for such a let down. I am not afraid of cumin and skanky fragrances, but this was way too much!

So, I am sad, but still not giving up, maybe one day my chemistry will change and work a little better with an amazing Aziyade.

Aug
30
2014
Cochlea
Cochlea

Dangerously intoxicating. I wore this for 2 days straight, I literally poured the sample vial on me. It was probably offensive for others around me but I was so excited to try this out. The opening is sweet, spicy, sticky honey plum and dates. As the liquid dries I sense the pomegranate, it gives the scent a little tang, giving it bite. The dry down is incense.
I adore the cumin here, don't let it put you off of trying this scent out. The cumin here reminds me of the soft body odor of a lover coming back home to me after a long tough day at work. The use of the cumin lends to the sensuality of this scent.
It is a love it or hate it scent, so test it before you buy. Lovers of orientals will probably love this.
This is a heavy, heavy scent, the sillage is so good and the longevity was about 8 hours! This belongs in my collection!

Aug
18
2014
2746cstreet
2746cstreet

Does anyone else feel like this smells like a Yankee Candle store during the Christmas shopping season?
I don't hate it, but it smells more like a scented candle than a perfume.
I think I am just not a fan of these syrupy-fruit + potpourri spice blends.
This is very reminiscent of several Lutens scents I have tried.
Bubblegummy pomegranate, orange, very sweet spices, sugary dates. I don't really get incense, musk, patchouli or anything to put the sweetness in check.

Jul
06
2014
Colin Maillard
Colin Maillard

Fruity, exotic, edible opening of sweet orange hardcandy, with a round, resinous caramel base. Sweet, but very balanced and dry – no "liquid", cloying milky sweetness. The main note is a juicy, dense, spicy fruity-floral note, like in Lutens' Arabie but less opulent, more balanced, still rich but not "that" rich and syrupy. Gradually a beautiful woody/balsamic accord with fir balsam and tobacco notes comes up, you also feel the spicy note and a patchouli vibe. All works with flawless harmony like a well-executed opera concert, all components are alive, dynamic, bright and vibrant. The tobacco note is subtle and silky, dusty and powdery like pipe tobacco, really elegant and discreet, keeping the scent earthy together with patchouli. The fruity-floral accord never fades out completely, so the composition is constantly freshened with this uplifting springy feel, keeping it lively and juicy without becoming syrupy or sticky (which is good). Must admit I personally like this, although I am not a fan of this type of spicy-resinous-candied notes, but the composition here is just brilliant; the only "cons" are the fact that the drydown is quite subtle, light and a bit generic on the synthetic side (but pleasant, and persistent), and that of course you have to "really like" the resinous-fruity-balsamic accord, otherwise it can become boring and cloying quite quickly.

7,5/10

Jun
15
2014
emily7
emily7

Hot and spicy, sharp to almost pungent and sexy, sexy, sexy.
On my skin it's mainly - cumin, cinnamon, plum, dates - placing it clearly into the genre of fragraces like Femme Rochas (reformulated version), Shiseido Feminite du Bois, SL Arabie and even Amouage Jubilation, except this is a rougher (raw even) unisex variant.
If you enjoy such notes, you will surely find Aziyade smelling interesting and provocative - like some exotic, carnal, oriental fairy tale.
But, if not into intoxicating spices and fruits, robust, loud fragrances in general and - most importantly - the biggest fan of cumin - this will be impossible to wear (big sillage, great longevity, too).

Drydown is a bit flat, though.

May
12
2014
AveParfum
AveParfum

So intriguing. In the beginning I mostly smell strong fresh ginger root with a heavy hand of cumin. I love the blend of spices. Later on, I smell tobacco and perhaps some dried dates. This perfume makes me think of faraway places...distant lands. Oddly enough, it doesn't make me think of a particular country or region. What comes to mind is an ancient fictional place, like on the show Game of Thrones.

When I first applied it, it smelled like cola. This is how fresh ginger root smells on me (when used in perfumery. Of course I don't wear the actual root). I thought about where I had smelled this before, and I remembered Arunima by Strange Invisible perfumes. These two perfumes share similar notes. I like Aziyade better though, more complex and lasting on the skin--probably due to the fact that this perfume contains synthetics, whereas Arunima is 100% natural.

Hours into wearing it, I smell a lot of vanilla and hot cinnamon. The beautiful thing about this perfume is that the drydown does not become boring, like completely vanilla and cinnamon. It retains its beautiful complexity the entire time. This house has really impressed me with what I have sampled thus far.

May
11
2014
kiviivi
kiviivi

Wo ho this seriously EPIC and it smells like... horny girl, this is just epic blend of plum cumin dates and oranges, dean i wish they made it in mans version

This Baby is serious Elixir of sensual Attraction

Apr
08
2014
alberto1964
alberto1964

I'm an animal and I wear this perfume! A lusty explosion of sensuality, heady spices, waterfalls of cumin, cinnamon and fruity notes: sex is now!
A masterpiece.
10/10

Mar
28
2014
Q80
Q80

this perfume is Inspired by the Bengal part of the Ancient Mongol Empire, as the perfumer said worm and animalic, i personally see it from the first spray top note as a smell of someone who is sweating from gym or any hard activity and sprayed some fruitti perfume on without having a bath specially when it dries, the fruit goes out and the sweat remains still but lighter.
and later, the base note, it smells like armpit.
not my type of perfumes.

Mar
03
2014
rschmidt65
rschmidt65

This is one of those perfumes that smells completely different up close than at a distance. Catching wafts of the trail, it smells like all the sweet fruit - dates, plums and a touch of smoky incense. It's very beautiful and maybe a bit reminiscent of the drydown of Mitsouko. Coming in for a sniff though is an entirely different matter. Then it's all about the spices of which cumin is the predominant one. The next morning the spices are gone and the fruits have settled into a gorgeous skin scent. This is my favourite part of Aziyade and I can't help constant wrist sniffing. If this were all there was to it, I would buy a bottle without hesitation but catching whiffs, wanting more and sniffing only to get a bunch of cumin doesn't work for me. Too bad!

Feb
03
2014
hadassa
hadassa

This is definitely one of the most impressive perfumes I have tried. It's a heavy and glorious spicy oriental par excellence.

Complex and multifaceted, it's like a hologram, showing all its exquisite and expensive smelling components throughout the time it lasts on the skin, which is 6 to 10 hours.

I was looking for a plum perfume, but AZIYADE is so much more than that. Do you see the composition pyramid of it? It's spot on. All these notes are there, and your nose will get them all. The only thing I don't sense here is almonds, but I might be anosmic to it.

The overall impression from AZIYADE is that its style calls up the orientals of Serge Lutens. Basically I just find these two houses very similar in their approach to perfumery. Anyway, AZIYADE to me is a better take on this genre. Whereas both ARABIE and FEMENITE DU BOIS (that I feel in AZIYADE from time to time) smell repulsive on my skin (ARABIE like a cheap and untidy restaurant, FdB like cats' litter), AZIYADE just blooms with all its opulence on me.

I'm not saying that it's a tribute to SL's bestsellers, not at all. It just has a similar spirit. If you have ever smelled Arabie, Femenite du Bois, and Rousse, you might get a couple of already experienced whiffs from AZIYADE. But, to me, it is far more elaborated and deep, and complete.

The animalic note here is quite strong, reminds me a bit of a smoother Musc Koublai Khan, - musky and dirty, but not repelling. MKK is a big sweaty and hairy man, and AZIYADE is just a bad girl who has advisedly chosen not to shower before a date with her lover... There is a famous anecdote about Napoleon and his Josephine. This musky note is about that I think.

Well, anyways I don't find it wearable for me personally, as it is a very "dressy", serious and classic perfume. It does not resonate with my inner self, but I still appreciate the high level of this work. It's a masterpiece. Try it. Even if you won't wear it, for your nose that will be a great olfactory lesson.

Jan
31
2014
angel6
angel6

the cumin note is too much for me , again I find this is more suitable for a guy. I would not buy it.

Jan
15
2014
blaiseantoine
blaiseantoine

very precious perfume in the parfum d'empire collection ,this is a warm spicy and fruity concoction to bite sniff after sniff ,it really impressed me a lot and asap i'll go for a full bottle




7,5/10

Dec
28
2013
ian85
ian85

Incredibly warm and sexual. We french use an expression to tell someone we want him (or her) : "j'ai envie de te croquer"...
This fragrance is really oriental, gourmand and addictive.
Hot. Masterpiece.

Dec
08
2013
Ziggy2012
Ziggy2012

I was nervous about trying this because of the cumin note and how it might work on my skin. This is a fascinating and exotic fragrance which I really like.

The opening is a blast of oriental spices, mainly cinnamon, cardamon, some ginger and a subtle fruity sweetness. Unusually for me, in a fragrance with so many components I can still actually pick up on almost all of them within the accord. The cumin is there but in the background and is not unpleasant. At that stage it just adds depth and character.

The drydown seems to me just a toned down version of the opening with the cumin note in the background more noticable, but not in a bad way. Animalic sounds too strong a word to describe it, it's 'human'.

Marc-Antoine Corticchiato has achieved something remarkable. What is fascinating is that each time you sniff it on skin over the next few hours, even from one minute to the next, one or other of the notes seems slightly more noticable, and so it is always subtly changing.

Imagine being on holiday in the East and having spent some time in the heat walking, or perhaps at the beach. You walk to the bazaar where in the cool of some shade, you sit at a table outside and sip some cardamon flavoured chai and near you there are stalls selling various spices and fruit. There are people walking past and what you see is interesting and pleasing. You keep noticing a very attractive stranger.

It has good projection and reasonable longevity. It seems unisex to me, but is probably not a scent for work or formal.

The fragrance is exotic, oriental, somehow sensual and evocative. Always subtly changing. Definitely worth trying if only to appreciate how a perfumer can create a very complex accord that subtly changes all the time, but still retains its structure and conjures up the East

Dec
08
2013
full_of_colours
full_of_colours

Aziyade is very well done but the strong association I get with fruit chutney prevents be from seeing it as something I can wear on my skin. A savoury gourmand!

Nov
23
2013
Arrogant_Cat
Arrogant_Cat

Aziyade is one of my favourite spicy perfumes.
I like my orientals sweet, rich and spicy and Aziyade definitely delivers.

I find this fragrance to be exotic and slightly elusive but if I was to describe I would say it smells like plum jam spiced up with some delicious Middle-Eastern goodies such as cumin, cinnamon and with candied orange peel thrown on top. Gourmandish and very complex.

I don`t think it`s a crowdpleaser though - cumin and heavy spices can be very polarizing so I mostly wear my Aziyade when I`m at home or applied with a light hand just to make sure no one around me will choke on it.

Sillage is geat and so is longevity. I think it`s a must try for oriental lovers.
Price is not cheap but compared to some niche lines it`s quite down-to-earth.

Also I don`t detect any similarities between Aziyade and Serge Lutens` Arabie. They are both spicy but while I dislike Arabie because to me it smells like Indian curry, Aziyade is a fascinating oriental beauty and a delight to my senses.

Sep
09
2013
Bbjr
Bbjr

This is a thermonuclear cumin bomb! I also get a bit of a celery smell and that somewhat ruins it. This stuff is very strong and I don't recommend it as a scent to attract the female persuasion. Might do nothing but scare the living sh#* out of them. The BO scent is there but the cinnamon does seem to make it a bit more spicy. Not sure yet about this one.

Sep
05
2013
Roge'
Roge'

Aziyade aka post-sexual intercourse scent.

- It's impossible to take one's opinion regarding this fragrance(including mine)
- Catered to a mature niche audience. Only for"niche noses".
- It would be preposterous for me to recommend this to anyone.
- Educate your nose to cumin before trying.
- So complex that it's quite possible that no two reviews will be alike.
- No matter how much you love this fragrance, it's so daring in a way that you will always feel insecure when you wear this.

I like when a perfumer goes left...two thumbs way up!

Jul
22
2013
Gabriellitjie
Gabriellitjie

It's the fruit that gets to me first, then the cumin. Hmm, it does to a certain extent convey what has been mentioned by others - a touch of the sweaty armpit. Maybe to convey passion? It is certainly very different from my other perfumes. I looked in vain for a trace of almonds, cardamom is strongly present. Interesting - by and large a smell with strong individuality. In my perfume collection this will be the "one who walks alone", my other orientals (spicy or otherwise) don't smell anything like it. Yup, definitely interesting.

Jul
03
2013
Mooniq
Mooniq

On my skin this is the most disgusting scent I have ever smelled. Burning, sticky, spicys - and very maleish. After 30 minutes I smell sweat - maleish sweat..
thanx Allinug for a sample =) Not for me.

På min hud är denna den mest vedervärdiga doft jag nånsin känt. Brända, skarpa kryddor och väldigt manlig. Efter 30 minuter så doftar min arm manlig stickig svett.. usch...Inget för mig.
Tack Allinug för provet. =)

May
24
2013
octobersun
octobersun

Warm, spicy, exotic, sexy, addictive, sensual, outstanding and gorgeous. Absolutely love this. Aura and silage - perfect, lasts for ever as well. I just can't express enough how delighted I am right now, as a proud owner of this treasure.

May
13
2013
meama
meama

31)Like a Lutens style perfum it's a concentrated of dried fruit coated with oriental spices treated with yet more brutal and incisive approach. The opening is heavily lemon and orange, with a bitter printing and medicinal brandy, which merges immediately with warm spices, cinnamon, cumin, ginger and cardamom, creating a striking instantaneous simulation of Coca-Cola . Plum, almond and candied date then took over, with a sweet and syrupy sweetness, which continues with notes of vanilla, patchouli, incense and labdanum, creating smoke and caramelized atmosphere as a black licorice melt.
Perfectly unisex, highly sensual and terribly addictive.
Another great success of this wonderful nose that is Marc-Antoine Corticchiato which I can not even blame one poor creation.

May
08
2013
Fragmeister
Fragmeister

This is a rich, spicy fragrance with lots of depth and real character. The cumin note is quite strong but is complimented by the sweetness of dates and cinnamon. I don't smell any patchouli in it at all. This might be considered a gourmand if you're a fan of Indian food, but not in the sense that you'll smell like a curry. It's more near Middle-Eastern than that. It's fruity, bright and slightly sweet but perfectly wearable by a man. If a delicious, sweet but still savoury Moroccan meal was turned into a fragrance, this is it. 7/10

Feb
13
2013
Jack_Hunter
Jack_Hunter

Totally exotic fragrance with a big dose of plum with dates and fruits. Within this mix is a touch of cumin giving the scent a slight dirty body odour scent mixing in with the fruits.

There is a lot going on within this composition with hints of ginger, patchouli and other notes all vying for your attention.

All in all if you like exotic fruity scents that is complex and interesting then check this one out.

Feb
05
2013
fillifelle
fillifelle

I have READ the book "Aziyade" by Pierre Loti. Its actually not published anymore, if I am not wrong. So it was hellishly difficult to get a copy in my country.

Anyway, this review is for the perfume, not the book. But I have to say that the first whiff of it did bring me back to the atmosphere of the story. Of illicit affairs, narrow streets in the medina, boisterous markets selling spices, lovers' whisperings through the intricate window mesh of mashrabiyas...

The woman named Aziyade in the book is little more than a girl, cloistered in her harem, married to a much older man that is enigmatically never much present in her life. Thus begins a tender affair with the French soldier. One that is marked by petulance and passion. She is egoistical, selfish, sexual, vulnerable. The perfume does channel that, I think.

It does smell exotic alright, and a little reminiscent of Indian restaurants.

But its never vulgar, nor sweaty. I don't understand why people associate cumin with sweat. In many Indian homes, they put out a whole platter of cumin to scent the room. And if you've ever smelled the real thing in its aromatic splendour like that, you'll be able to appreciate the scent. What I'm afraid has happened is that cumin has come to be associated with bad perfumes or the smell as is secreted in perspiration, but that's not what it truly is!

Nov
09
2012
aschiffm
aschiffm

i was expecting this to be more of a dark spicy perfume but i was definitely mistaken! it is by contrast- fruity and bright, although dusty. i smell a lot of the plum, ginger, oranges. definitely a daytime fragrance, maybe for fall since it has a backdrop of cinnamon. the cinnamon comes out more as it goes along and it gets more smokey but still is a weird bright/dust smell.

it kind of smells like armpits mixed with bathroom cleaner to me. not a fan of this one.

Sep
03
2012
Espi
Espi

Aziyadé is supposedly PdE's sexiest fragrance. Wore it mostly alone in daytime, but when I could finally show it to DH.. he approved of it :)
At first I disliked the smell of it, but it grew on me and over the many hours it lasted started to like it quite a bit.

Jul
06
2012
Jayne58
Jayne58

I spritzed on my sample and settled down to read the NST review of this, which spoke of cola spilt over a leather jacket. I really like Aziyade, it's great fun. Cumin is my friend, smelling clean, dry, piquant and a little dusty, witness my fondness for reformulated Rochas Femme and the now discontinued Theo Fennell Scent, so I'm loving the spicy blast. The cola (I understand from what others have said, this is the pomegranite - a note that I am quite unfamiliar with) fizzes merrily away at the top along with some juicy citrus. The dried fruit provide a richness to the backdrop and the warmth from a healthy dose of cinnamon reminds me of another winter favourite, Jungle L'elephant. Aziyade is likewise a winter scent and it is already spring, so I won't be going for a full bottle, but I might see if I can get my hands on a larger decant later in the year.
......

1 hour later, where are you going Aziyade? Come back, come baaaack ....

May
05
2012
tulpe
tulpe

got this as a sample. It is such a sensual perfume, really very outstanding, a must have for oriental lovers! First i feel a blast of citruses in cardamon, and after few moments there comes plum into this intoxicating company. Base is also lovely, on my skin its incsense with a hint of pachouli and vanilla.
I think it would be most lovely on summer nights and in autumn, sure ont my wishlist, as i love spicy perfumes

May
02
2012
ian85
ian85

Aziyade, je t'aime! Puissant, sensuel, addictif. Les charmes de l'orient dans la moiteur des corps. Torride : 10/10

Mar
04
2012
Darker Than Black
Darker Than Black

I think I'm a girl who can wear oriental scents and they suits me very well. But Aziyade is too much for me. It's too yammy in a foodish way. And Aziyade has a hidden sexual nature with a lot of cumin, spices and sweet fruits. Too hot for me!

Feb
20
2012
pb0330
pb0330

one me, the only thing i can smell is cumin. while i like the spice in my food, i do not want to smell of it, so this one is not a keeper for me, glad i only got a sample.

Feb
11
2012
sherapop
sherapop

Parfums d'Empire AZIYADE is a woody oriental which opens slightly sour but soon thereafter smooths out into a rather spicy, slightly sweet composition suitable for lads and lasses alike. The wood notes are dark and seductive, and there is much less “pulverized incense effect” than in WAZAMBA. Actually, the wood seems more like oil-burnished mahogany or cherry or teak than carbonized incense. There is a bit too much cumin (and carob?) for my taste, but I'm sure that many oriental lovers will appreciate this creation.

Jan
28
2012
sky76sky
sky76sky

Post-Christmas I had a week of sniffing delicate, light & airy waif-like scents - full of whimsy & sweet floral breaths....& then I cracked open my test vial of Aziyade from Nanano & it almost blew my head off!

Aziyade took me straight back to Christmas...not my festive week but one amped & ramped up to theatrical standards - red & gold, velvet, jewels, spangle, spices, candied fruits, brown sugar, ... eat up eat up!.....mulled wine, burning logs, pot pourri, fancy linens, oranges studded with cloves, port, plums in brandy...pass the indigestion tablets!

This scent is a mini disconected movie: drift past a crumbling theatre: old-fashioned waxy red lipstick, hot lamps, scented candles, greasepaint, divas. Now skip back to a saccharine childhood & add some super-sonic Big Red Cinnamon chewing gum, a can of flat cherry cola & a plastic doll head.....turn the volume up, up, up & you will experience the whirlwind of the over-confident Aziyade.

If she were a woman she would be large & sexy, with red lipstick, an artsy scarf, slightly drunk, bejewelled & festooned in glamour from head to toe, the life & soul of the party, dahhhrling, mwah, mwah.

But, for all its overt opulence & quirky overload I ended up with a soft spot for Aziyade. She is fun. Ok, she tends to out-wear me but I like her punchy attitude, daring me to be loud, proud & dramatic.

Like fancy dress, it is better to be whole-hog than half-cocked.

Jan
08
2012
Migotka
Migotka

This is definitely my favourite scent from the line.
Slightly similar to Wazamba, which for me was unfortunately too heavy and spicy and abundant in the notes I am not all that fond of.

Aziyade is really delicious, fruity-incense-spice. Actually now when we are so close to Christmas, it really fits in with the festive spirit. The first part here is all about fruit, cinnamon and cardamon, fruit dipped in hot syrup, spiced up and served hot. Then we get the lovely incense and vanilla and earthy patchouli. So not all that foody, but definitely had got the gourmand accords in there.

The lasting power and sillage are very good (4 hours and counting).

Nov
30
2011
galex
galex

This is an extraordinary scent. It starts with a lot of lovely fruity notes. But after a few seconds I smell sweat. I think it's the cumin. A pinch of cumin is good (especially in oriental dishes) but not such a lot in a perfume.

Sep
09
2011
kdlehr
kdlehr

out of all the 12 samples I had from this perfume house , this is the one I am indefinably going to buy
I cant add anything else as all the positive comments has been said already
I love it Its just beautiful.
I am not as experienced as you guys but this is just heavenly

Sep
04
2011
Silhouette_
Silhouette_

Whenever a reviewer says that a particular fragrance makes them happy, I tend to cringe and fear that the perfume in question is of the cutesy, annoying and uninspired sort. Well, today the joke seems to be on me, because Aziyade does indeed make me happy. I'm not jumping for joy or smiling feeble-mindedly at strangers, but it just does make my day slightly better. The plum combined with vanilla and cinnamon are just sweet enough to make me think of a delicious dessert.

Since to my experience most men love an authentically edibly sweet perfume on a woman, I'd say there's a fair number of blokes out there who would even consider licking Ann Robinson if she wore something like this.

Jul
03
2011
drBatson
drBatson

Great travel campfire in pine mountain wood - on me. Casts a spell

Feb
13
2011
prot72
prot72

My signature fragrance… best of the best. Nothing is like this masterpice. Sweet, fruity, juicy and FULLLLLLLLLLLLLLL of spices. Mysterious like trip to the orient.

Feb
07
2011
Adrien02
Adrien02

I am instantly intrigued by the description and must sample... I wonder will it transport me to mysterious, sensual wonders of the mind's eye? Let's see. . . At first application I am smitten. I savor this fragrance for at least 10 minutes before I remember I'm supposed to be writing a review. Ok, I am intrigued but have to reapply as I have missed the opening. (Forgive me) At second application I stay focused enough to tell you I am mesmerized by the spices. I never saw the pomegranate . If it was there it was just a whisper. I can imagine a simmering pot of sugar and water, vanilla, cinnamon, shredded fresh ginger, candied orange rinds, (not marmalade-y), dates and prunes. I guess that's the dry plum mentioned. Add vanilla and cinnamon to taste. As these are melding together the bad boys patch, musk, incense and frankincense make their appearance, softly blending with the simmering pot ingredients. So artfully blended the lines between, top note to dry down are lovingly blurred.
Applause! Applause! Mr. Corticchiato, take a bow!

Nov
09
2010
fpih
fpih

This was my favorite out of all the samples I recently ordered. Spicy, warm scent full of cinammon. To me this is a comfort scent, perfect for cold weather and easily wearable all day long. The lasting power is quite good, as with all PdE perfumes but is not as loud as others. It does remind me of Frapin 1270 as another reviewer mentioned, but I like this one better, because it's not as sweet. Cinammon and spice lovers should definitely try this one.

Oct
18
2010
guest_ras
guest_ras

love this perfume,to that's what perfume is all about - adventure, exotic, mistique... Something so different from boring everyday stuff you get on highstreet. Love it

Sep
04
2010
yvashche
yvashche

Being obsessed with exotic Eastern scents, I first sampled this one because of its name and story. But I realized that the notes really complement each other wonderfully and though this is very sweet and sticky, there is a slight darkness, which makes this one of my favorites.

Jan
08
2010
guest_
guest_

I love it, but mostly upon spraying it. and the first fifteen minutes or so. It's just delicious and sexy, seems to fade away quite quickly and does not linger. i wish it did. I've been a Magie Noir wearer for years, and this just stole my heart.

Nov
09
2009
Mitsouko
Mitsouko

In Aziyade is as abundance of oriental fruits and spices, that it reels in head. I feel, as if fly on me nectar orange, peaches, pomergranate, I feel, as if I have charged my body coriander, pepper, caravay. Scent is baroque, is like smell Dionizos drink . It very abundant , hedonist, heavy, joyful, full oriental luxury perfume. Vey thick , notes are crowded. Is clear smell of sweat ( cummin?), but is not unpleasant smell. It can be erotic perfume, as framer author of smell Marc-Antoine Corticchiato, though for me more erotic is a bit hard, no too pleasant, for example - mysterious Mitsouko. But what - problem taste, but Aziyade is fine, because is juicy, very color and unusually cheerful. I do not know , if I will buy Aziyade, because it's loud and provoking. But is very fascinatis...

Aug
30
2009
9154mf
9154mf

When I first sprayed this for at least 20 minutes or so, I thought, why does it smell like a nutty lemonade? I think it might eb the crystallised dates which, especially when first sprayed, give it that 'fizzy' scent. Anyway after an hour or so out come the cinnamon and other spies and this combined with the subtle sweetness of the opening notes, smells lovely. It has impressive sillage. I don't have a problem with the cumin. As for the vanilla/patchouli musk drydown, well it's there but only very faintly in the background. But still it lends a nice deep sensuality to the blend. It doesn't smell totally unique to me, it reminds me a bit of Sushi Imperiale (which I also have) and Frapin 1270. (I've never smelt Dinner by Bobo). All in all a nice sensual oriental fragrance. Luckyscent's description is, once again, spot on.

Aug
18
2009
parisa
parisa

Why pomegranate, why??? It would be just great without it. Resionus, with dried plums, very much like Femme Rochas EdP (not EdT), but that pomegranate makes it smells like Coca Cola poured over dried plums.
Still very good, but without that Coca Cola note, it would be really perfect.
Btw, I don`t detect any cumin here, but I don`t get it in Femme either.

May
16
2009

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