Sheikh Shuyukh Luxe Edition 2015

Sheikh Shuyukh Luxe Edition by Lattafa / لطافة
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Sheikh Shuyukh Luxe Edition is a popular perfume by Lattafa / لطافة for women and men and was released in 2015. The scent is oriental-sweet. Projection and longevity are above-average. The production was apparently discontinued.
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Main accords

Oriental
Sweet
Spicy
Gourmand
Woody

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
RoseRose SaffronSaffron CinnamonCinnamon
Heart Notes Heart Notes
CaramelCaramel PatchouliPatchouli
Base Notes Base Notes
AmbroxanAmbroxan VanillaVanilla AmberAmber Woody notesWoody notes
Ratings
Scent
7.8220 Ratings
Longevity
8.5202 Ratings
Sillage
8.2205 Ratings
Bottle
7.3197 Ratings
Value for money
9.2166 Ratings
Submitted by Michael, last update on 20.02.2024.

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Azahar81

35 Reviews
Azahar81
Azahar81
Helpful Review 6  
Deliciously smoky.
By way of personal experience I will say that I had never tried Arab perfumes. I blind bought Sheikh Al Shuyukh because of its reviews and because I wanted to try something different. My first impression when I smelled it on my wrist was not pleasant, but I decided to leave it and let it sit on my skin. From time to time I felt it and each time with a different nuance and I asked myself "where does this delicious smell come from?", until I could no longer stop bringing my wrist closer to my nose.
It is addictive and has something that hooks you and smells very, very delicious.

At the top you can feel the saffron and cinnamon very strongly. The rose, I perceive it, a little further ahead. It is like an oasis before the intensity of the spices.

Patchouli is very powerful, but caramel balances that power. I also perceive a nuance of honey and sweet raisin wine. Until you feel a smoky but at the same time sweet vanilla, which ends up hooking you. And just when you think the parade of aromas is over, you encounter delicious, creamy sandalwood.

When you use this perfume it is like being in a wooden house, wood that smells new, with the fireplace lit. I perceive it to be very cozy and warm.

It has a great sillage, with very good performance and extraordinary longevity, almost twenty-four hours on my skin.
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Elysium

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Elysium
Elysium
Very helpful Review 7  
A Superstar's Lingering Scent Trail
If you are also reckless like me, and you read my impressions, you should know that I am a blind buyer because I enjoy the surprise and excitement of the unknown. Sure, not completely blind, but I often rely on notes and chords and then rely on my instincts. The positive reviews here and on YouTube drew me, and when I saw the low price, I couldn’t help but order it online. Lattafa has a few scents named Sheikh Al Shuyukh, which I still need to get, and this one is Luxe, which features a rich and delicious caramel sauce. You will be surprised to find how this smells like natural caramel made of high-quality butter, toasted and melted white sugar, a pinch of cream, and a healthy amount of salt. And I want to stress white sugar since brown sugar and molasses are used for making butterscotch and toffee. Plain white sugar doesn’t have a strong smell on its own, but the real magic happens when it’s heated. Eerie enough, caramel seems not to be a purely American-made confection, as there are believe that Arabs discovered the caramel around 1000 AD; they called it “kurat al milh,“ i.e., sweet ball of salt. Therefore, what is better than an Arabian scent with a touch of caramel?

Sheikh Al Shuyukh Luxe is the typical Middle Eastern style fragrance, solid and smooth, well rounded, and never pungent. The opening is intoxicating, like a boozy drink, a flavoured Armagnac with creamy amber and spicy nuances. A blast of sweet, rosy, and tangy cinnamon oozes at first. Followed by a detectable rose, balanced by the lovely, hay-like fresh saffron flower. The dark red spicy powder is not as medicinal as in other Middle Eastern fragrances. I get lots of oud sap along with rose or whatever smells like oud, as that note does not show anywhere. However, not the typical rose-oud combo. There is a twist here; the earthy oud is prominent while flowers and spices walk a few steps behind it. The first minutes are all about sweet booziness with a honeyed, waxy tinge, enjoyable and not obnoxious. Some people liken the initial aroma to a waxing salon’s smell because of the beeswax with the resin used there. The rose leads here, not too feminine, though you must like the rose to appreciate the fragrance.

If the opening act is intriguing, the middle one is even better. I mentioned a pink-oud pairing with a twist, and that’s because of the caramel, a smoky and incensed caramel, toasty and not to be confused with burnt sugar. You must smell it to understand how good and beautiful dark oud feels when mixed with salted caramel. The scent begins to develop complexity in terms of smell, like the granulated sugar that melts when the heat increases and releases a nutty aroma. The smokiness and sweetness get more depth when dirty patchouli kicks in. The scent projects, and a kind of mysterious warmth wraps my body.

And then comes the last act, where the scent softens to a woody and amber veil. Cedarwood adds a pencil shavings vibe to the creaminess of blond sandalwood. The vanilla gains thickness and its dustiness expands and joins the oud and the woods. A beautiful base full of powdery amber and sweetness, with a smoky oud background. The nearly chocolaty caramel turns into burnt sugar. Now it’s patchouli’s turn to lead the race; very earthy and sweetish, so you have to like patchouli too to appreciate the fragrance. What about amber and ambroxan? Well, the former is clean, no question about it. Instead, the latter shows up with salty and musky facets, not dominant and not on par with #Sauvage and all other modern releases.

Sheikh Al Shuyukh Luxe has the same intensity and power as Montale’s perfumes without being a copy of them. It is a deep, dense, cold weather fragrance I will wear throughout the cutting chilly nights outdoors here in Italy. Not recommended in summer, as it might be annoying. It projects easily for a few hours and lasts many hours as a skin scent. I sprayed it on my backhand and pillow before going to sleep, and the warmth of the amber tinge lingered the day after. It seems the strongest and best performer among all the Lattafa items I’ve tested. The sweetness in there makes it a fragrance with a slightly feminine slant. Enjoy this great, dreamy jewel if you are a man with a penchant for sweet, cozy, and gourmand colognes.

I base my feelings and opinion on a bottle I have owned since December 2022 (BC M81.0301291, PD 03.2022)

-Elysium
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Polarrfox

47 Reviews
Polarrfox
Polarrfox
Helpful Review 2  
Very sweet caramel mixed with saffron kingdom
This is one of my favorite ones, because everytime I use this fragnance, I have to open my window for a while, because I tend to have headaches if I do not do this :-D So its kind of an adventure.
At first, lets say, its kind of similar to Safeer al Oud.
In this one, definitely more earthy and heavy notes are based. First feeling is definitely bitter caramel poured with not very sweet vanilla, and in the end surrounded by heavy, earthy patchouli.
Then, after maybe 2-3 hrs, more soft notes come to their place. Romantic roses are doin´ a battle with also soft woods. And again - caramel, but this time soft, less bitter, it reminds me some caramel candy.
This one is a really gourmand piece of luxury, in the end very heavy, with a typical bitter-caramel with vanilla aroma.
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Darkbeat

350 Reviews
Darkbeat
Darkbeat
Top Review 7  
Creamy and vanilla candy
This perfume is very similar to Oud Mood (OM) of this same house, the only appreciable difference is that this changes the Oud for woody notes, and adds ambroxan and cinnamon. In general, a "OM" more restrained, sensual and easy to dress.

The start is a safflower rose and vanilla with shades of caramel, beautiful. This beginning is not as intense as in "OM", here it is more restrained, more sweet and not so aggressive, feeling a sweet rose with spicy nuances, very pretty. Then, from this beginning, the perfume becomes linear, compact and shows us a whole, a vanilla caramel with earthy and earthy nuances, on a background of ambers woods, warm and creamy, that will make the mouth water the most greedy , and despite its sweet notes, it is not a cloying perfume, or oppressive, on the contrary, it is sensual, cozy, and of an arabesque, exotic beauty. To me, personally, I love it, and that I am not very fond of sweetness, but the treatment of the sweetness in the perfumes of this house, is so exquisite, that even the most reluctant to the sweet could take it without problems. To have a little closer idea about its aroma, I could say that it would be like the EDT version of "OM" with touches of cinnamon and without the depth of the oud, although, yes, with a performance far superior to that of a common EDT .

The performance is not comparable to an EDT, unless it is a very special one, because this magical elixir stays on the skin for more than 10 hours, with a very high wake in the first hours, and then gradually decreasing to moderate. A performance a bit lower than "OM", but, still, a job of champions.

Night perfume, from cold and temperate climates, and if possible escape from the heat, because I do not even want to think what this has to be with heat, my mother ...

If you like oriental sweet and resinous with a floral touch, a perfume to consider, with an excellent quality / price ratio. 100% recommended.

Sorry for mi bad english.
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Sakura69Sakura69 2 months ago
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Awful scent, barnyard-Oud like. It stinks. Major disastrous blind buy
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Azahar81Azahar81 9 months ago
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I bought it blind and what a delight. Saffron, cinnamon, date liqueur, caramel, vanilla, sandalwood and smoked woods. Totally an addiction.
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ElysiumElysium 1 year ago
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A precious Iranian saffron, with alcoholic nuances of Armagnac aged in cedar wood barrels with hints of burnt caramel and dusty vanilla.
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Amazon1975Amazon1975 2 years ago
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Ambroxan heavy. In the realm of Swiss Arabian shaghaf oud although not as thick.
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