So what does it smell like? There are no published notes on this composition,it was described as "colorful , riotous, untamed" and the "essence of the far East" "made of a very rare amber", so it is classified as an oriental fragrance for women, but I would need a sample of the perfume to tell you what it really smells like.
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- Base notes: ambergris
In a 1922 newspaper advertisement, the perfume was described as "a ruby colored liquid, with a pungent, sweet odor"
It was suggested that you blend Afghani with other Babani perfumes such as Yasmak. Blend two parts of Ligeia with one of Afghani.
Arizona Republic, 1924:
"Babani's Afghani is colorful, daring. It is for your moods of rebellion and fire. Do you have a frock of startling color or amazing cut? Or a sport costume of superb swagger? Then match these toilettes with Babani's Afghani. It is a perfume of reckless good style. $2.75, $7.00."