Phaedon Dzhari is named after the winds that blow over the Libyan desert. And I think this is a perfect name for this woodsy oriental fragrance. It’s warm and dry like the dessert.
Dzhari opens as clay and sandalwood. Now, a lot of online reviews mention the dates/dried fruits. On my skin, the fruits are extremely subtle but there is a sweetness. It’s not like a stewed fruit sweetness (like in many Serge Lutens) but more like sweet earth, like clay. The heart is boozy like dried, fruit-scented shisha tobacco paired with incense woods. Dzhari dries down to a rich, sweet tobacco-like tonka bean with red wine sediment.
I’m still upset that Phaedon discontinued my favorite lilac, Rue de Lilas. But, I’ll forgive the line for keeping Dzhari. It’s a warm, boozy oriental with a breezy sheerness. So many in this genre are “thick”, which is fine but it’s nice to see a sheer, light interpretation of this theme.
Notes listed include date accord, Malaga wine, tonka bean, sandalwood, cedarwood and terracotta accord. Launched in 2011. PERFUMER – Pierre Guillaume
Phaedon is a line of EDTs and this wears more like an EDT. Projection and longevity are average. I actually like the lighter density of Dzhari. There are similarities to perfumes like Serge Lutens Arabie but it’s not as overwhelming. This makes Dzhari an excellent choice for warmer climates and “daily” wear.
The 3.4 oz retails for $125 at Osswald.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Sweet earth and sandalwood. It’s a sweet, woodsy oriental. One of the best from this line, in my “eaupinion”.
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*Sample obtained by me. Product pic from Fragrantica. Mara Corday from westernmovies.fr.