Al Jana by So Oud is another surprise from this interesting luxury niche brand created by the master perfumer Stephan Humbert Lucas. It is an ode to the note of anice which represents the olfactory backbone of this perfumed fatigue as surrounded by aromatic herbs, hints of boozy notes (vodka??), spicy fruits, ylang-ylang, citrus and woods. The main accord is in my opinion represented by a boozy ylang-ylang/anice connection which is spicy and barely fruity (slightly plummy in effect, at least for a while). As typical in the SoOud's style the aroma is wet, aromatic, boise and fruity. The ylang-ylang/spices/tonka connection provides a sort of exotic effect which is one of the main olfactory traits of this dreamy juice. The coolness is plain, finally cedary and durable (anice, cypress, aromatic herbs) providing a tenacious woodsy undertone throughout. The aroma is pleasant though not unique, I detect indeed a resemblance with another exotic fragrance i particularly appreciate, i mean Must de Cartier Pour Homme Vert Anis (and also the classic Must de Cartier Pour Homme) which shares with Al Jana the notes of citrus, anise, woods, spices and tonka (probably also ylang-ylang), just Al Jana appearing more aromatic (if possible) and alcoholic on my skin. I detect also a bunch of Etro Anice's nuances but the latter appears more floral and musky/ambery while Al Jana stands around basically sharper, wet and woodier. Great longevity and medium projection. Thumbs up.