Rahaba Eau de Parfum
Rahaba Eau de Parfum is a fragrance by ANFAS. The notes of this fragrance are orange, gin, pineapple, Damask rose, Grasse rose, orris, tonka bean, sandalwood, vanilla, amber, almond, tolu balsam
Rahaba is the Arabic word for openness, especially the openness required of a host. In Arab culture, the role of host is taken very seriously ? and Rahaba is a scent that reflects the generosity of spirit required. It opens with a beguiling mixture of fresh and dried pineapple, mimicking the tray of sweetmeats typically offered to you upon arrival. A fizzy lemonade note injects the scent with ferocious sparkle and joie de vivre. There is a touch of gin, too ? but it’s more a fresh, outdoorsy juniper note than anything truly boozy.
This barrage of vibrant, fruity, and fizzy notes are the interlude to a soft and restful bouquet of rose, which, lightly dusted with iris, lends a discreetly powdery texture to the scent. However, like a host who welcomes everyone with equal grace, both men and women alike will find Rahaba tremendously inviting. The bright candied pineapple and floral notes fade away slowly over a blond, freshly-cut woody accord that maintains the scent’s sparkling feel. The drydown is curiously airy and salty, a nutty tonka bean holding it all together at the spine. Rahaba is, in its final hours, a mélange of tart fruity notes grafted onto a hugely spacious ambery musk ? perhaps Ambrox ? that expands the scent to room-filling proportions without losing any of its delicacy.