Thursday, June 18, 2020
To describe this in a nutshell, I'd say that Original is a floral tobacco scent. It reminds me as a less powerful version of Open by Roger & Gallet. It starts off bright and cheerful with a blast of bergamot and green florals, which I am guessing are geranium and violet leaf. It doesn't take long, maybe ten minutes, for the tart but dry tobacco note to bloom, augmented by strong oakmoss. I detect subtle rose and jasmine to soften the tobacco and moss accord, and patchouli to add earthiness. The tobacco and oakmoss, however, remain dominant throughout the scent's duration.
I am surprised at how weak this perfume is, compared to all the other Al-Rehab oils I've tried. I have the roll-on oil version of this, and I find the projection to be rather discreet. Longevity is okay, at about six hours. On my skin, Al-Rehab Original stays polite and close to the skin. It is not a powerhouse. This really surprised me, since all the other Al-Rehab oils I've worn have all-day staying power and billowing sillage.
Although Original is not particularly original or unique, it smells really good. I love the smoothness of this perfume, blending mild florals with tobacco and moss. I just wish it were a bit stronger.
MY RATING: 8/10