With years of expertise to its name, the House of Armaf definitely deserves all its glory, most of which comes from their ability to replicate some of the most iconic fragrances in the industry at a better cost. Apart from the dupes, the house is also known for its own unique line of scents that have reached the shelves of many across the globe, and so we’ve compiled our list of our top 5!
Although the competition was close among all of the House’s great fragrances, the ones below have proven to be the most popular.
1. Le Femme
Top notes: Gardenia, Plum, Bergamot, Oranges
Middle notes: Lily of the Valley, Rose, Jasmine, Saffron
Base notes: Patchouli, Vanilla, White Musk, Woody notes
Le Femme is a chic, summer fragrance for women that’s perfect during the day- also known for being a dupe of the well loved but discontinued Cherry In the Air by Escada. This sweet scent has a melange of the fruity and floral- starting from its top notes with the warmth of the gardenia tossed in with the rich plum and citrusy tang of bergamot and oranges. It’s followed by a bouquet of middle notes, bunching together the lily of the valley, rose and jasmine with a dash of sweet, earthy saffron. Finally, ending with an earthy base, with the strong notes of patchouli and vanilla resting in the clean airs of the white musk and wood.
Top notes: Geranium, Rose, Saffron
Middle notes: Caraway, Nutmeg, Pepper, Violet
Base notes: Amber, Agarwood, Patchouli, Vanilla
Club de nuit intense is a chypre floral perfume that is refreshingly clean, ideal for the day time, and has regularly been compared to that of Tom Ford’s Noir de Noir. The top notes begin with the florals, geranium and rose, heightened with a touch of saffron before moving on to its spicy base of caraway, nutmeg, pepper and added violet for a softer touch. The fragrance ends on strong base notes of the honey-like amber, woody agarwood, sweet patchouli and warm vanilla- a rich treat to the senses.
3. Tres jour
Top notes: Green tea, Lemon, Neroli
Middle notes: Tuberose, White flowers, Jasmine
Base notes: Cedar, Musk, Patchouli, Vanilla
Tres Jour is a floral woody musk fragrance for women, and is considered to be the dupe for Givenchy’s Ange Ou Demon Le Secret Elixir. The fragrance starts off with the relaxing notes of green tea, lemon and neroli, an effect slowly heightened in its middle notes as the florals come out with a combination of tuberose, white flowers and jasmine. Tied together by its base, Tres Jour ends in wood, musk and rich flavour with its final notes of cedar, musk, patchouli and vanilla.
Top notes: Bergamot, Red fruits, Marine notes
Middle notes: Violet, Sandalwood, White wood
Base notes: Vetiver, Musk, Ambroxan
Club de nuit is a fresh, fruity scent for both men and women. The fragrance opens on a bittersweet note with the freshness of the bergamot and fresh fruits, salted with the oceanic airs of its marine notes. Following next are the middle notes taken from a walk through the green, with the velvety violet softly blanketing the creamy musk of sandalwood and the serenity of the white.
Top Notes: Bergamot , Lemon , Pineapple , Black Currant
Middle Notes: Birch , Jasmine , Rose
Base Notes: Vanilla, Ambergris, Patchouli
Club de nuit intense is a spicy woody fragrance for men, also known as a great dupe for Aventus by the House of Creed. The fragrances starts off with a burst of tangy fruits, the citrusy bergamot and lemon followed by pineapple and black currant. In the same spirit of being out in the garden, the middle notes follow with its rose and jasmine, soon to be complemented by the mintiness of the birch. The fragrance closes with the deep, rich scent of vanilla, accompanied by the musky sweetness of ambergris and, finally, the dark and intoxicating patchouli.