I started out unsure about Shaikhah, then began to like it, then began to love it--to the point I've ordered a box of 6.
Some describe the opening notes as "harsh" or "burning tires" "old motor oil", and it can smell very much like that. But given the chance to settle down and warm on your skin, Shaikhah brings forth lovely fragrant notes as though pulling them forth one at a time from a bag of gifts.
I detect rose, myrrh, orris, spice, musk, amber, and notes my Western nose is unfamiliar with. Shaikhah is addicting.
Reviewed by: Bink from E. KY USA on 10/15/2014