Modern Heritage

Modern Heritage by Gissah / قصة
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Modern Heritage is a perfume by Gissah / قصة for women and men. The release year is unknown. The scent is oriental-woody. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still in production.
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Main accords


Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
Black pepperBlack pepper GeraniumGeranium OudOud
Heart Notes Heart Notes
CypriolCypriol IrisIris PatchouliPatchouli RaspberryRaspberry
Base Notes Base Notes
AmberAmber MuskMusk Woody notesWoody notes
8.84 Ratings
Submitted by Eyris, last update on 21.08.2023.


1 in-depth fragrance description

14 Reviews
Helpful Review 4  
Very classy, well done fresh-spicy amber-woody scent.
I first came across this house and fragrance early in 2021 when I received a sample with a purchase from the Middle East. Having never heard of the house before, I did some searching but found little information other than its based in Kuwait and this is part of their luxury line.

Upon trying Modern Heritage, it was instant love. It had some facets that were reminiscent of Frederick Malle's The Moon but wasn't quite as dense or heavy as that scent. In particular, the zesty black pepper combined with the raspberry note gives it perhaps a more balanced opening vs The Moon, whereas that particular fragrance can lean syrupy sweet at times with the inclusion of lychee.

There's also the use of geranium in Modern Heritage which, as many might know, can give a bit of a rose-ish note with some minty freshness. Of course, there's some oud here as in the Moon as well, but let's be clear: while this is in the same vein as the Malle offering, it is its own fragrance and is a much easier one to wear at that. As much as I love The Moon, it's got a spot for those rare and special occasions where this is much more versatile and, therefore, easier to reach for.

As for presentation, the packaging is first rate with a magnetic box (though faux wood) with a black velvety interior. The bottle is heavy and artfully done and the cap is magnetic. The fragrance itself appears to be 77% alcohol by volume and strikes a good balance between longevity and projection (where oftentimes higher concentrated essential oils wear closer to the skin.) I believe this is marketed as an eau de parfum and fits accordingly into the category, projecting nicely off the skin and giving a nice sillage.

All-in-all, this absolutely wonderful fragrance deserves more attention than it's getting. I have tried one other from the house, Odyssey, and found it to be another high-quality scent but perhaps not as attention-grabbing as this one. Nevertheless, Modern Heritage is certainly worth seeking out a sample for.
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