Lily Of The Valley
Atkinsons 1799 – Oud Collection – His Majesty The Oud
The powerful scent of an energetic king, His Majesty the King mirrors the life of the royal protagonist King Faisal I, confidant of the infamous Gertrude Bell and loyal ally of Lawrence of Arabia. King Faisal I was born a leader, and has gone in the history books as a legend in Arab history. Descended from Bedouin princes, he became famous well beyond his country’s borders for his charm, fighting spirit, and negotiating skills. It is Faisal’s energetic charisma and natural elegance that serve as the prime movers behind this epic masterpiece of a scent, a scent that may one day rewrite fragrance history in the same way as its nation-building inspiration once did.
To start with, an intense volley of smoke combines with Laotian oud to form a sour, smoky, woody accord that enchants and makes one gasp aloud. This smoky duo is soon lapped at the edges by a translucent tea accord, the finest Lapsang Souchong with its tarry and leathery notes singing in perfect harmony with the oud and smoke tune. Leathery notes, musky cedar, and creamy sandalwood drum up a heavily sensual aura around the wearer, carrying him or her off into a smooth dream of a base, soft and dripping with oud and vanilla bean. His Majesty the King is for confident men who can carry off a strong, virile fragrance and who appreciate the intense but refined aromas of oud, incense, and smoky woods. This is a scent with as focused and penetrating a gaze as the legendary King Faisal I.