French niche line Majda Bekkali has launched two new unisex fragrances, Ziryab and Mudéjar.
Ziryab (shown) ~ A woody amber fragrance intended as an homage to the musician and polymath of the same name. "In homage to Ziryab, the perfume is composed in five stages, as the strings of his instrument. The fifth string is an audacity, a gesture of an iconoclastic perfumer: The alliance of the tulip, this watery, transparent, green note, to the rest of the composition "wood of Oud"." Additional notes include saffron, atlas cedar and amber.
Mudéjar ~ A woody floral named for Mudéjar art and architecture. "First, it takes us through the flower garden, the freshness of the citrus makes us the heat softer (spices, wood). We stand for a moment in front of this imposing, mineral building. We seek the protection of its walls and cross its threshold. The darkness welcomes us; a ray of light illuminates the center. A wet smell mingles with the comforting fragrances of woodwork and fumigations." With grapefruit, black pepper, cassis, cedar, musk, sandalwood, frankincense and leather.
Both fragrances were developed by perfumer Richard Ibanez.
Majda Bekkali Ziryab and Mudéjar are available now at First in Fragrance in Germany, in 120 ml Eau de Parfum.
(quotes via ausliebezumduft.de, additional information via majda.cale.it)
Serendipity! Just this morning I was pondering what would be bottle porn for me, and I vaguely recalled that someone out there had created bottles that remind me of a Japanese rock garden. They’re from Majda Bekkali! Thank you, Robin! I find her “sculptures olfactives” fascinating.
I just posted in SOTD that I never buy for the bottle, and then I saw this and thought: “Ooooooh!”
They’re lovely bottles, and she picks great colors too.
“A wet smell mingles with the comforting fragrances of woodwork and fumigations.”
snort. What on earth might the ‘comforting fragrance of fumigations’ be?
Maybe it’s a bad translation, but I assumed it referred to incense, since frankincense is one of the notes listed.
I would think that’s exactly right–remembering also that perfume comes from fumar — through smoke — and I would think that’s where fumigation comes from also.
Note: Beware If the woodwork mingles with a wet smell. Mold can quite literally be deadly.
Well, the water is usually quite far from the wood in Mudejar buildings :^)
Interior (you can imagine the incense burning in the background somewhere):
Hmmm, this was supposed to be a reply to Dilana. As an orphaned comment, it sounds like a code between spies. ;^)
And I like it better that way
Majda Bekkali copyright infringement Ziryab
As a C.E.O from Spanish brand Ricardo Ramos Perfumes de Autor/Granada España I have to communicate to you that you are advertising a perfume by Mrs. Bekkali which if committing Copyright infringement abusing a name from our brand, this product is Ziryab, please feel free to check the European Register of Trademarks and Patetnts to check she is not the owner of the name which is registered by us in the Nice category 3 and was released to the market in 2016, the Madrid registration is already in process.
We are looking forward for you to kindly remove this article from your web site to prevent more future disagreements.
Thank You very much, and sorry for the inconvenience.
Ricardo Ramos Perfumes de Autor
Mr. Ramos, I am not advertising a perfume, I am reporting on it. If you have a dispute with the use of the name, that dispute is with Majda Bekkali, not me. There is nothing in copyright or trademark law which prevents my fair use of the material in question.
I´m not pointing you as the direction for disagreements, you are not doing any favor to Mrs. Bekkali “reporting” a product committing copyright infringement and your opinion about this matter reflects your values and your ethics, at least I hope you got paid from this ¨report¨ enough to pay for a dinner…
I got paid nothing, and am not intending to do any favors for Majda Bekkali or you, especially as don’t know either of you and I have no way of judging the merits of your dispute. I am just reporting on a new fragrance that might be of interest to my readers, and yes, that does reflect my values and my ethics.