This scent, according to a coworker, contains all that is embodied in a well-heeled old estate full of antiques. A slightly musty but refined start, with definite earthy overtones, makes one think of libraries full of old volumes and drawing rooms furnished with very old, fine woods that have been lovingly oiled and cared for over time.
This is indeed a darker sort of scent, one that lends a slightly mysterious and old-school-sophisticated air to the wearer. I choose it on days that I want to be perceived as someone who really knows whereof they speak.
Old money, wood, patchouli, and definitely a unisex treat.
Every scent I have tried from this house surprises me. They seem to be well-crafted works that can stand with any other high-end niche maker. Oudh Noir is no exception. It's certainly not as potent as pure oud oil, but it does no harm to the note. Rich and earthy, slightly sweet, and a little feral. To my nose, the oud is layered wonderfully with patchouli and vetiver. I also get something a little sweet and herbaceous. Maybe juniper berry. A dark, intriguing and sexy scent, better for nightime than day IMO. Listed here as a feminine but it is truly unisex.