Are you the kind of person who looks at the dessert list before choosing the appetizers? Well, then welcome to the most sumptuous dessert trolley you’ve ever set eyes on – Dates Delight.
Imagine a gold dish piled high with sticky Riyà dates as plump as a baby’s fist and dripping with raw honey and caramel. Now picture them dunked into a bath of the silkiest crème brulee, thick with vanilla bean underneath and crackling with melted brown sugar on top. Visualize all this dusted with a thick layer of spicy cinnamon. Are you salivating yet?
Thankfully, although this scent is delicious it stops short of total gluttony because of the inedible elements at play. So while the honey and dates may make your mouth water, the coumarin, with its nuances of warm, pungent hay, bitter almonds, and tobacco makes you hesitate to put it in your mouth. Benzoin and labdanum add smoke, leather, and a hint of tar that reins it in even further. Even the soapy little peony note up top whispers, don’t eat me. It’s this level of abstraction that balances the scent, and renders it sophisticated. Fans of Oajan by Parfums de Marly and Ambre Narguile by Hermes will feel right at home here.
Dates Delight Notes
Peony, dates, coumarin, caramel, tonka, cinnamon, honey, labdanum, benzoin, vanilla, sugar