Genuine fragrances rebottled by an independent bottler, Perfumista. The fragrance is taken from genuine retail products and is entirely independent of the original manufacturing brand. Perfumista is in no way affiliated with, or working in any form of partnership with, the brand owner. All fragrances are 100% original but will not be supplied in any retail/branded packaging and no trademarks or logos will be used.
Camel is a series of elegant contradictions. Technically, it’s an oriental, but in sidestepping all of the clichés of the genre, it retains a surprisingly brisk, fat-free mien. It features a plethora of rich, sticky notes like dates and dried fruit, but is as dry as a glass of champagne. Frankincense, musk, and oud lend a sinuous exoticism that speaks to the East; yet Camel has a distinctly retro flourish that places it firmly among the flanks of classic French perfumes such as My Sin and Arpege.
We sense several shifting layers of scent in Camel, all of them fascinating. First, a topnote of dried fruit dipped in green frankincense sets the pace: resinous, rich, but also dry, tart almost. Imagine the steamy sweetness of dried apricots and plums laid out in a souk, pricked by the waxy sourness of preserved lemons and pickled mangoes just beneath. The mouthwatering notes of the opening give way to an animalic floral heart – a none-too-clean jasmine and orange blossom whipped into a soapy, leathery froth by civet and musk. All this is spread over a gritty amber drydown that manages to smell like the friction between hot sand, cold soap, and silk sheets. Although Camel strikes us as more Madame Bovary than Scheherazade, it nonetheless manages to capture the contradictory nature of the camel, itself permanently poised between froideur and rage.
All products are produced to order. We typically specify two clear working days from the date of order for production and dispatch on the third day for ALL orders. This is intended as a guide and production can slip during busy times of the year. If your order is time sensitive, please contact us for an accurate production and dispatch time frame.
Occasionally we may not have sufficient volume from a single bottle to complete your order. To avoid mixing bottles, we will wait until we have sufficient stock to produce all your order from a single bottle. Again, you will be notified by email if this is the case, and a full refund will be made if this creates an unacceptable delay for you.
Postage Times & Delivery
All standard orders are dispatched using Royal Mail Second Class Signed For. A tracking number for each order is available upon request and items can be tracked at https://www.royalmail.com/track-your-item.
Royal Mail quote an aim to deliver all orders within 2-4 working days (not including the date of collection) but this is not guaranteed. Perfumista is not responsible for the delivery times once the order has left our premises.
If you are not in at the time of delivery the postman/courier will generally leave a card to say that the parcel has been taken back to the depot where you may pick it up/ request a re-delivery.
For the 1st Class Postage Option, Royal Mail aim to delivery all orders within 1-3 working days (not including the date of collection) but this is not guaranteed and are still subject to the two clear working days for production and dispatch on the third day.