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The Khareef is an Arabic term for a weather phenomenon in Oman that is unique in the Middle East. This monsoon rain is caused by surface winds. These lead - thanks to humid air and rainwater - to a considerable cooling and are responsible for the special weather situation in the coastal province of Dhofar.
The moisture that accumulates in the middle of the Dhofar landscape rises and condenses on the slopes of the Qara Mountains. During this time the mountains are covered in thick fog and the khareef falls mostly as a steady and fine drizzle. This weather phenomenon is also responsible for the much more moderate temperatures around the paradise for nature and animals. The temperatures stay between 20 and 25 degrees. The nature-breathing landscape is covered by fog and rain in a cool white veil of mist, which makes everything green and blooming.
With "Meander", Mackenzie Reilly created an authentic image of this phenomenon. The fragrance starts on my skin with very delicate incense. Iris and narcissus quickly join in, reigning over my head and heart and withstanding the base. I love the daffodil idea, it reflects the fine softness, the minimal sweetness of drizzle and supports the wet and humid green of lush, breathing nature.
In general, "Meander" is more the morning fog than the oriental, Amouage-typical buzz. The fragrance doesn't think much of projecting the whole day and meanders rather subtly in a silvery way. I also find little smokiness in the base, no resins, a misty green iris remains the main protagonist.
It is only very spicy if you press your nose on the back of your hand. From a distance it radiates a spiritual, inner peace, which I like very much. I can't analyse anything other than iris and narcissus out of the total work of art, if I didn't know about its other ingredients.
"Meander" is inhabited by a green iris spirit of the unfathomable, which I have fallen for ad hoc. The composition is so harmonious that I actually like to follow the marketing images of Amouage and just fly away. Uplifted by the Khareef, far above the province of Dhofar in Oman - as far as the spirit carries me!