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From the Arabic word for rise ISHRAAQ pays tribute to the many nuances and shades of wild that resonate within the core of our existence. As humans our souls are silently connected to the wild around us; the chirping of birds, the song of crickets and the jagged splashes of waves crashing against the shore line…The wilderness is an orchestra our soul is intrinsically tuned to; its crescendo pure and freeing. ISHRAAQ celebrates nature’s wild ingredients utilising age old methods in a manner not experienced in modern times…giving rise to an exhilarating olfactory experience.
ISHRAAQ is a creation that brings to the modern world a perfume experience found in the compositions and styles of the courts of the Sultans and Amirs in the golden age of the Islamic Empire. Each Amir had several perfumers competing to produce the best of fragrances with no budget restrictions. Multiple talented pupils were at their service to grind, pound, filter, macerate and prepare whatever the master perfumer required. This race for excellence meant history’s most exquisite fragrances came from these perfumers, the likes of Al Ghaliyah which perfumers still try to mimic today.
ISHRAAQ was composed on the foundation of this heritage. Utilising the finest of natural wild ingredients, from animalic to florals and woods to resins, no money was spared. The aim was to produce a fragrance forming the crown jewel of any perfume lover’s collection, one that will embrace, engage, and be your companion and turn-to fragrance on every important occasion.
ISHRAAQ opens with regal wafts of middle eastern incense wrapped in Cuban sheets of cigar. Sprinkled with the spices of the east; cardamom, cinnamon, saffron and clove. It is carried forward like a silver feather on a soft breeze of animalic musk and frankincense. It wraps its warm myrrh arms around you in a close embrace and you then notice the Oudh and woods, what a sophisticated embrace! You are revisited by musk and touches of rose and ylang ylang deepening into a sensual whisper of musk and ambergris before settling into a luxury bed of Oudh and spice.
ISHRAAQ is your companion, your friend, your support, you can trust Ishraaq will rise to the occasion every time.
With every single ingredient prepared in the precise Al Shareef methodology, each component is elevated to a complex state of sophistication with multiple dimensions to provide the ultimate olfactory indulgence. Ishraaq rises to the occasion every time.
Top: Cardamom, Rose, Ylang Ylang
Middle: Musk, Ambergris, Lubaan, Myrrh, Spice
Base: Hindi, Indonesian and Malaysian Oudhs, Leather, Oriental Resin, Vetiver, Cedar
The fragrance of middle eastern royalty, natural, niche and luxury.
When used in a perfume composition, Oud is most often a base note, which tends to remain on the skin long after the others dissipate. Since they form the perfume’s foundation, base notes are very rich, heavy and long-lasting (up to six hours and more). They serve to enhance the scent of other ingredients; and, in some cases, they impart a fragrance all their own. While most wood notes are known for their earthy qualities, Oud provides a pleasant sweet scent and is often featured in a synthetic version because it is so costly to harvest.