Maison Crivelli Hibiscus Mahajád Review: Delina’s Cool Cousin

Welcome to my Maison Crivelli Hibiscus Mahajád review!

Maison Crivelli Hibiscus Mahajád is a sophisticated and crowd-pleasing powerhouse of a fragrance. 

Hibiscus Mahajád has a juicy, fruity rose vibe similar to that of Parfums de Marly Delina, with the addition of a subtle leather note that adds some depth.

Value for Money

Hibiscus Mahajád is an extremely high-quality, juicy, fruity, floral fragrance in the same family as PDM Delina.

I have not typically been a big fan of rose fragrances in the past, but Hibiscus Mahajád has won me over!

Hibiscus Mahajád has eternal longevity and extreme projection. This beauty is a beast!

Maison Crivelli Hibiscus Mahajád Review

✓ Pros

  • Extreme longevity and projection
  • Crowd-pleasing, juicy, vanilla rose fragrance
  • Unique and stands out

✗ Cons

  • Some find it overpowering
  • Expensive
  • Some don’t enjoy the leather note

What Does Maison Crivelli Hibiscus Mahajád Smell Like?

Maison Crivelli Hibiscus Mahajád opens with sweet and slightly tart, fruity hibiscus tea. The leather note is present immediately, but it is not overpowering at all. I personally don’t usually enjoy leather notes, but in Hibiscus Mahajád it is subtle and blends in incredibly smoothly.

The sweet vanilla and rose notes are also present in the opening, creating a mouth-wateringly juicy, fruity, hibiscus rose masterpiece.

As Hibiscus Mahajád dries down, the tartness and the leather note dissipate. It becomes warmer and softer, with the vanilla really shining through alongside the rose and hibiscus.

  • Notes: Hibiscus, Damask Rose, Black Currant, Pomegranate, Vanilla, Cassis, Leather, Spearmint, Ambrette, Cinnamon


This beauty is a beast! Hibiscus Mahajád has nuclear longevity, lasting well over 12 hours, with strong projection for the majority of its longevity.

When to Wear Maison Crivelli Hibiscus Mahajád

Hibiscus Mahajád is a very loud, head-turning fragrance. This is one to wear when you want to be noticed!

If you do choose to wear Hibiscus Mahajád to the office, or in enclosed spaces, be very light-handed with the application.

Hibiscus Mahajád works year-round and is a beautiful choice for any season. It is strong enough to cut through the cold, but juicy enough to be refreshing in the warmer months.


Hibiscus Mahajád is expensive. This is a high-quality niche fragrance crafted with high-quality ingredients. As stated by Maison Crivelli: 

“Most of the natural ingredients used in our perfumes are carefully selected from special partners, then hand-picked and transformed. This delicate harvesting protects all the fragrant qualities of the plant, particularly for the Centifolia Roses grown in Grasse, sandalwood, vanilla, iris butter, Egyptian jasmine and blackcurrant buds.” [1]

About Maison Crivelli 

Maison Crivelli is a niche perfume house, founded by Thibeau Crivelli. Thibeau was born and raised in France and has also spent 10 years living in various Asian countries. He developed a deep appreciation for nature and the plantations of raw materials used in perfumery.

His journey provided experiences including, “Smelling scorched sandalwood on the slopes of an erupting volcano, zigzagging across a cocoa plantation on a motorbike, tasting absinth under the Northern lights, or crossing a field of iris on the edge of the desert.” [2]

Crivelli shares these experiences through his perfumes while maintaining a commitment to sustainable and nature-friendly production. All of Maison Crivelli’s fragrances are cruelty-free and contain no animal products.


Is Maison Crivelli Hibiscus Mahajád vegan and cruelty-free?

Yes! Maison Crivelli fragrances do not contain any animal products and they are not tested on animals. 

Is Maison Crivelli Hibiscus Mahajád unisex?

Yes! All fragrances are gender-neutral and Maison Crivelli specifically markets their fragrances as being gender-neutral. Hibiscus Mahajád may lean toward the traditionally feminine side, as a fruity floral, but the addition of the leather note adds some depth to the fragrance. As always, anyone who enjoys fruity floral fragrances is free to enjoy them!

Who is the perfumer behind Maison Crivelli Hibiscus Mahajád?

Hibiscus Mahajád was created by Quentin Bisch, the skilled master perfumer who has created countless timeless masterpieces, including Parfums de Marly Delina.

Can Maison Crivelli Hibiscus Mahajád be worn year-round, or is it more seasonal? 

Hibiscus Mahajád is a great choice for any season. It is strong enough to power through the cold winter days, and juicy enough for spring and summer heat.

Can I buy a sample of Maison Crivelli Hibiscus Mahajád before splurging on a whole bottle?

Yes! This is a fragrance that I would highly recommend sampling before buying. It is a beauty, but at its price point, you want to be sure you love it before committing.

You can buy samples of Hibiscus Mahajád from Scent Split and Twisted Lily. These are both well-known and trusted retailers of niche fragrance decants.

Final Thoughts

Maison Crivelli Hibiscus Mahajád is a masterpiece for any season. This juicy, fruity floral fragrance is well worth putting your nose on at least once and is a fantastic addition to any collection.

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**Fragrance note infographic obtained from