Al-Kimiya is a new niche line from Sergio Momo of the Italian brand XerJoff. They debut with 8 fragrances: Hayat, Kemi, Layla, Luna, Jãbir, 'Ilm, Elixir and Tempest.
Hayat (shown) ~ "Arabic word means "LIFE" All things in the universe were formed from only four elements: Earth - Air - Water - Fire. According to Aristotle, aech [sic] element had a shpere [sic] to which it belonged and to which it would return if left undisturbed." With bitter orange, lavender, saffron, cardamom, cinnamon, amber, cypriol, cedar, patchouli and oud. In 100 ml Eau de Parfum, €340.
Kemi ~ "The ancient Greek word may have been derived from a version of the Egyptian name for Egypt, which was itself based on the Ancient Egyptian word kême. Furthermore the word Al Kemi means "Egyptian art" since the Egyptian called their land KEMI and they were believed to be the most powerful magicians in the world." With cedar, oud, gurjum, caramel, castoreum, civet, sandalwood, vanilla and woods. In 100 ml Eau de Parfum, €340.
Layla ~ "Arabic: NIGHT. Various studies and formulas were conducted at night since Astronomy had an important influence over the alchemic process and solutions." With clove, nutmeg, ylang-ylang, cedar, amber, patchouli, musk, sweet and vanilla notes. In 100 ml Eau de Parfum, €290.
Luna ~ "In ancient Latin and Italian: MOON. Alchemy and Astronomy were closely connected. Traditionally each of the seven celestial body [sic] of the solar system known by the ancients were associated with a precise metal. The MOON was associated with SILVER." With lemon, mandarin, apple, mango, herbal notes, currant, apricot, incense, spices, cedar, jasmine, rose, iris, leather, amber, musk and vanilla.
Jãbir ~ "JABIR IBN HAYYAN was considered the "father of CHEMISTRY", introduced a scientific and experimental approach to ALCHEMY. He introduced experimentation, invented teh alembic still and retort, many chemical processes such as filtration and substances such as distilled alcohol. He also estabished the perfumery industry. The word ALCHEMY itself was derived from the arabic word AL-KIMIA." [sic] With pink pepper, freesia, violet, rose, muguet, peony, vanilla, patchouli, vetiver, musk and oud. In 50 ml Extrait de Parfum, €325.
'Ilm ~ "Arabic. KNOWLEDGE is the Islamic term for knowledge. It explain the study and development of sciences during the golden age of Islam." [sic] With aged Assam tea and notes from Bangladesh and Laos. In 50 ml Extrait de Parfum, €320.
Elixir ~ "Elixir of life, also know as elixir of immortality and sometimes equated with the philosopher's stone was also said to be able to create life." [sic] With floral notes, copaiba balsam, estragole, cade, cypriol, labdanum, oud, gurjum and amber. In 15 ml Attar, €240.
Tempest ~ "The Tempest is the most alchemically influenced of all William Shakespeare's work, steeped as it is in alchemical imagery (dying Kings and sons, Ariel as the spirit Mercurius etc.) with Prospero as the archetypal Magus." With fresh notes, bergamot, lemon, orange, petitgrain, lavender, elemi, ginger, cedar, cypriol, gurjum, cashmeran, jasmine, rose, patchouli, sandalwood, vetiver, musk, amber and oud. In 15 ml Attar, €240.
Al-Kimiya Hayat, Kemi, Layla, Luna, Jãbir, 'Ilm, Elixir and Tempest can be found now at Essenza Nobile in Germany.
(quotes via alkimiyaperfume, additional information via essenza-nobile.de)