Al Haramain Opulent Saffron Cologne by Al Haramain, Around 3,500 years ago – not long after a massive volcanic eruption created an extremely fertile growing area – humans on the breathtaking coast of the Greek island of Santorini discovered a vivid, beautiful purple flower called Crocus sativus. The flower’s scent would add a heightened sense of life to the area, filling it with a virtuous and natural aroma. Al Haramain Opulent Saffron cologne was launched in 2019 to capture the fragrance of this incredible Aegean region. The top opens with a blend of notes in a gentle yet heady fruity accord. Juicy, plump raspberries add sweetness and a touch of whimsy to the top, while an almost indefinable spicy accord adds a definite masculine feel. The heart is wrapped around a sophisticated and refined saffron blend, bringing a deeply earthy aroma that’s intimate yet perhaps somewhat aloof. Green sandalwood lends a bit of smoke to the middle. A very animalic leather in the base is extremely compelling, while raspberry smoothie lends more playfulness and amber is both sensual and comforting.