Huitième Art Fareb is one of those fragrances that I would lump in the same category as Dior Eau Noire and Serge Lutens Arabie. And this category would be “smells like grandma’s house”. These are foody, spicy scents that remind me of grandma’s suppers.
Fareb opens as a spicy cumin laced curry over dried fruits. Yes, it’s armpit fruits. And yes, I like this. I pick up on dry but honeyed woods and some ginseng funk – earthy dankness. The heart seems cedary/astringent woods. The base is creamy and reminds me of peaches, maple syrup and vanilla. It’s the dessert that follows the meal. With my maple syrup/immortelle issues, this is where the perfume lost me but I’m sure gained a few fans.
*Fareb is a great fragrance but I’m overly sensitive to the immortelle. Even though this is a “comfort fragrance” for me, I can’t wear it and won’t wear it. My issues with immortelle get in the way.
Notes listed include immortelle wood, leather, cumin and ginseng. Launch date 2012. PERFUMER – Pierre Guillaume
Give it a try if you like perfumes like Serge Lutens Arabie, Dior Eau Noire, Piroutte Essentials Victory Honey, and/or Frapin Speakeasy. Fareb is unisex.
Fareb has average projection and longevity.
The 1.7 oz bottle retails for $125 at Luckyscent. Samples are also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Ground cumin, dried fruit and maple syrup. One of my most detested aromas is maple syrup. This one is not for me but if you like stuff like SL Arabie or Dior Eau Noire, give this a try.
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