Taraq

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Oriental spicy

Taraq is a slightly sweet, vigorously spicy, somewhat earthy, and an intensely profound fragrance. Its sweetness originates from its opening notes of plum, dried fruits such as dates, rose and amber. The spicy and peppery point stems from its saffron notes which also brings a scent of a mixture of honey and grassy hints reminiscent of hay with a somewhat slight metallic and tarry pitch.

The earthy point of Taraq principally derives from the combination of patchouli and agarwood (oud). The main chemical component of patchouli oil is pachulol, which gives it its woody, moist earthy scent. The agarwood note is similarly woody and earthy and moreover, smoky, and slightly animalic.   Finally, together with the additional notes of leather, musk, amber and sandalwood Taraq is not only earthy, but also incredibly profound.

Top notes: Plum, saffron, dried fruits.

Heart notes: Rosa, dried date, leathery accord, oud.

Base notes: Pachuli, sandalwood, musk, amber.

Nose: Daniel Josier

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Description

Taraq

Taraq is an olfactory representation of a cultural fusion between the Middle East and Spain. The matraca is a percussion musical instrument of the idiophone family. It consists of a wooden body or board to which are attached movable hammers, which can be made of wood or metal, which are responsible for hitting the wooden body.

The matraca is used in Spanish churches during Holy Week, in the past it was used to silence the people on the days of the Passion or to wake them up during matins. Also during Holy Week, some penitential brotherhoods play rattles during the procession.

The name ‘matraca‘ comes from the Arabic hârraqa or hârraq, which refers to a large cargo ship (the ratchet). The term could be an onomatopoeic word, based on the creaking of these heavy ships. The arrival of the matraca in Spain was made possible by the Arabs, as the word matraca comes from the Arabic “mitraqa“, meaning hammer, and “táraq“, meaning to strike.

Taraq is the new signature perfume from The Perfumery. Of the Oriental-Spicy olfactory family, Taraq is a slightly sweet, vigorously spicy, somewhat earthy, and an intensely profound fragrance.

Its sweetness originates from its opening notes of plum, dried fruits such as dates, rose and amber. The spicy and peppery point stems from its saffron notes which also brings a scent of a mixture of honey and grassy hints reminiscent of hay with a somewhat slight metallic and tarry pitch.

The earthy point of Taraq principally derives from the combination of patchouli and agarwood (oud). The main chemical component of patchouli oil is pachulol, which gives it its woody, moist earthy scent. The agarwood note is similarly woody and earthy and moreover, smoky, and slightly animalic.   Finally, together with the additional notes of leather, musk, amber and sandalwood Taraq is not only earthy, but also incredibly profound.
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Additional information

Size

Eau de Parfum 100ml, Eau de Parfum 50ml

Olfactory group

Oriental

Gender

Man and Woman

Nose

Daniel Josier

Country

Spain

Perfumer

Daniel Josier

Daniel Josier is one of the best exponents of a new generation of perfumers who follow in the footsteps of the great Spanish noses. Trained at ISIPCA in Versailles and after having worked hand in hand with Jean Claude Ellena, he began in 1987 in the world of perfumery being responsible for major accounts for the creation of essences such as Haaman & Reimer (now Symrise), a German multinational for the creation of perfumes, contacting companies such as Sara Lee, UniLever, L’Oreal. Puig, and LVMH.

In 2004 she started working for Iberchem, a company responsible for the creation of perfumes for the Spanish market. Since 2008, she was responsible for the French company Expressions Parfumees for Iberia (Spain and Portugal), with clients such as Puig, CH, Rabanne, Ricci, Prada, Valentino, Yves Rocher, L’Occitane, among others.

Finally in 2014, Daniel Josier decided to take the big leap and create his own signature signature perfumes that transport the consumer to a true olfactory experience. The names of their creations can make us think of classic fragrances, nothing could be further from the truth, behind each scent hides a real surprise and nothing is what it seems, they are creative, modern but without stridencies and adapt to our skin in a perfect symbiosis.

Daniel Josier has his own brand Daniel Josier, but he has also been the creator of other perfumes in Renier Perfumes, Comporta and Creations Aromatiques. All available in our shop The Perfumery.