I’ve been searching for a lactonic rose creation in which the rose remained fresh and floral without turning into a pudding. Well, Fam is it to some extent, but skewed somewhat with rubbery, vinyl-like tones which are less flattering.
The whole is feather-soft and cuddly, with even the woody notes expressed as powders. The late drydown is so full of air and light it feels like wearing an angel’s clothing. However, I have had a less charitable response on other days when Fam just feels like a pale and underpowered rose. I do think it is one of those perfumes to which one has to bring a certain receptivity, otherwise its quietness can be a disadvantage. Needs re-spraying after about 4 hours.
nice. VERY nice. It has been a long time I was looking for an oud rose with a twist.
We all know the combination works. But- some just like black oud by montale , which i like, are too pungent or harsh. Some are too dirty, some too sweet. I wanted an oud rose combination that has that aquiline beauty of the fragrances you smell when the saudis walk by. I wanted natural and lush, but i also wanted saffron and softness without it being overly sugary. This is just the right balance of it all. A beautiful, warm embracing rose saffron oud to make you feel cozy and luxurious.