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Lattafa Asad: BETTER than Sauvage Elixir? (Reviewed)

Lattafa Asad is a Middle Eastern cologne for men released in 2021. Since launch, Asad has been described as a clone of the successful Dior Sauvage Elixir. As a huge Elixir fan this made me interested to try it for myself. Now that I’ve tested it, it doesn’t completely measure up to Elixir. However, it does come very close! Read on for more detail.

What does Lattafa Asad smell like?

Firstly, Asad contains several accords – including cloves, pepper, licorice, pineapple, vanilla, amber, and woods.

The scent begins with a blast of cloves and pepper. Clove isn’t even officially listed as a note, but its presence is undeniable. These two combine to give off a strong, spicy warmth.

This isn’t your typical risky explosion of exotic Middle-Eastern spices, though. It smells stable and never becomes overwhelming.

Spicy cloves are noticeable from the outset

The licorice accord comes in soon after. Displaying a thick, chewy texture, this is where comparisons to Dior Sauvage Elixir ignite.

There’s also a slight pineapple smell that underpins the mixture. It’s not as pronounced as the grapefruit in Elixir, but it does produce a subtle fruity sweetness.

As the scent progresses, the strong opening notes pull back and the deep base notes emerge. It starts with vanilla and amber that let out sweet, mellow and powdery aromas.

Powdery, warm amber

Woods drift into the picture as Asad fully dries down. They contribute a dry, composed backbone that the earlier notes rest upon.

In summary, Lattafa Asad smells like a very warm spicy scent with sweet soft touches. Then it starts to smoulder. Afterwards, enticing, mellow notes including amber come to the forefront. It draws many comparisons to Dior Sauvage Elixir. However, Asad lacks the bright, fresh, and lavender aspects that make its counterpart more balanced.

Check out the comments from this reviewer:

I own this and tested Sauvage Elixir on a test trip today. Had a giggle at how close they are, crazy. Main difference is SE has more of a deodorant/aftershave/fresher vibe, Asad has a spicier, warmer twist (maybe it’s the clove?). But that’s only when you really get your nose up to it to spot the difference, on first sniff they smell exactly the same to me.

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The performance of Asad impressed me

The performance of Asad is impressive. However, it does stop short of the monstrous longevity of Elixir. Nonetheless, that’s not something to be ashamed of.

Specifically, Asad projects moderately from skin for the first 4 hours, before sitting closer for a final 6. Therefore, expect about 10 hours of total lasting power.

Additionally, you’ll get even more strength when spraying on clothes. So careful fellas. Unless that’s what you’re after of course.

A killer in cooler weather

Asad is a winter-leaning fragrance. Although, it’s also suitable for moderate days year-round. Furthermore, I find it does its best work in the evening.

In those conditions, wear it during date night, bar hopping, and social gatherings. Its brooding essence will have you smelling unlike any other bloke around.

After something more daytime appropriate and casual? Asad’s sparkling sweet relative, Lattafa Khamrah, is a worthy option.

In Conclusion – Lattafa Asad

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I’m impressed. While not a direct replica of its Dior counterpart, Lattafa Asad does come close.

It features a ton of what makes Elixir great, including dark, warm and rich spiciness. Nevertheless, Asad turns different during the dry down, leaning into deep and composed attributes.

Add in respectable performance and cap it off with a shockingly affordable price.

Asad won’t be leaving my collection anytime soon.

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I want to hear from you. Let’s keep the conversation going in the comments. What are your thoughts on Lattafa Asad?

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