03 Mar How I fell in love with Hawas Perfume by Rasasi
In April 2015, I took my very first trip to Dubai and of course I had to go to the Rasasi Store before leaving. It was on the day before my departure and at this point in time I had already spend way more than I budgeted for the entire vacation but I couldn’t leave without a Rasasi perfume. I remember the Sales Associate assisting me was extremely helpful. After saying no to the first 6 fragrances, he brought out Hawas. I was ready to say no even before sniffing it because the bottle wasn’t as dramatic as the other ones in the store and I am a sucker for a great bottle and presentation. But after he sprayed it on the paper, I was intrigued. I made him spray it on my arm and YES! This was the one! It was love at first sniff.
Getting back to Canada, it was my signature scent until the very last drop which took sometime to get to because you don’t need a heavy hand with this one. I wore it to work almost everyday and it lasted from 9 to 5 and was my biggest compliment getter at the time.
Now forward to 2022, it is back into my collection and guess what? I got a compliment the first day I wore it *dancing*. It is still everything it was the first time but it might not be as long lasting as before or my body chemistry has changed. Don’t get it twisted, it still lasts for a while but not as long as I remember.
It opens up with a burst of fresh apples which moves to the background and you quickly get the citrus notes and a little bit of Jasmine but my favourite part is the praline dry down. The apple and citrus notes mixed with the praline is everything!
Top Notes: Apple, Grapefruit, & Pomegranate
Middle Notes: Jasmine Sambac, Iris Natural, & Citrus
Base Notes: Patchouli, Vetiver, & Praline
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