Gritti Noctem Arabs by Gritti Perfume. From 2014, Gritti Noctem Arabs is an Oriental woody men’s and women’s fragrance with oud, balsamic, tobacco,
woody, and musky main accords. This scent works best during fall and winter nights. It has top notes of tobacco, patchouli, and Virginian cedar. In the middle are sandalwood and oud notes, with base notes of amber, myrrh, and musk providing support.
Niche perfume house Gritti was founded in 2010 by Dr. Luca Gritti, who comes from a storied
Venetian family. The brand pays tribute to its ancestors, namely Alvise Gritti, who was a Venetian ambassador to the Ottoman Court in the 16th century. Born in Istanbul, Turkey, Alvise was well-traveled between Venice and the Far East. His adventures influenced his interest in alchemy and perfume, with his recipes being used as the basis for modern fragrances. Dr. Gritti is the nose behind the brand’s scents. Alvise was also known as a merchant and a scholar, and his father was the 77th Grande Doge of Venice.