Thursday, July 16, 2020

Swiss Arabian Jannet El Firdaus



If you're one of those guys who always complains about longevity and projection in today's fragrances being too weak, you should give up on mainstream eaux de toilettes and go with perfume oils.  Jannet El Firdaus by Swiss Arabian is a power monster.  If this frag is too weak for you, then the problem is with YOU, not the perfume.  This stuff is fucking brutal.

Jannet El Firdaus is going to smell quite alien to most wimpy "Western" noses.  Swiss Arabian lists this as a unisex perfume, but to me, this is a Middle Eastern macho man frag hands down.  Yes, it's a bonafide powerhouse.  If you do not like green smelling fragrances, you will hate this.

What we have here is a very soapy scent that seems to contain every green note known to man.  The soapiness dominates, but underlying it all are awesome grass, geranium, oakmoss, pine, artemisia, cypress, and lord knows what other green smells exist on this planet.  There is also a strong smell of broken flower stems in this, so the greenness of this frag is extreme.  Many people will not like this, but I think it's great.  It's a sharp green scent, but with some nice floral notes that give it not only a soapy smell, but make it smooth. 

Don't forget that in the 60's and 70's, soapy colognes were considered to be super masculine, and Jannet El Firdaus carries on that tradition.  This is old school to the extreme, so this is NOT meant for guys who love to rock One Million or Aventus.

The strength of this is amazing.  I actually like to apply this fairly liberally, which for oils, means about 5 or 6 drops.  This is a big, hairy chest frag that I like to have broadcast its scent for a good distance.  Staying power is all day and sillage is nuclear.  It costs very little, so a blind purchase is not a big risk.  If you want something superpowerful and super manly, try out Jannet El Firdaus, because this is a macho frag for sure.

MY RATING:  8.5/10

4 comments:

  1. I’ve been dabbling a bit in perfume oils lately and may just have to add this to my wish list. I find the oils have very good longevity, but unfortunately the projection and sillage tend to be lacking which I guess is generally to be expected with oils.

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  2. Is the box green or red?
    From the website, I can't tell the difference.
    Thanks.

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    1. The red box. The green is a new version they have released this year. It's virtually the same, but in my opinion a little bit softer.

      Then you have the black box: the smell isn't the same, this is really a monster, a smoky-cigarettish beast in the old school tradition and, believe it or not, even stronger.

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