Very excited to write this review and comparison between the discontinued Valentino V and Rasasi Daarej clone. I have to begin by letting you know that Valentino V is in my top 10 favorite fragrances of all time. It is legendary and sadly, like the famous D&G By, discontinued now.
Valentino V opens up citrusy with aromatic nuances of basil and pink pepper. The heart encompasses elegant cedar, sandalwood, ambergris and musk. The base contains jasmine, heliotrope, cocoa, patchouli, ambergris and vanilla.
Daarej relies on a very nice combination of tonka, vanilla, patchouli and spices. There's a tiny hint of rose in the middle but blended very well and adds a very nice backbone to the scent, barely noticeable. Top notes are cardamom, artemisia and cumin; middle notes are rose and orris root; base notes are sandalwood, patchouli, amber, musk, vanilla and tonka bean