It smells more like rose and plum than the oud I'm used to. Better suited for a woman than a man. But it's harsh and strident. Not for me personally. Better for a dedicated niche of oud fans than the average consumer.
I dont know how people can describe this as suitable for a men. it is heavy on the rose. It is reminiscent of Portrait of a Lady, which is about £50 cheaper and far better scent. Bond No.9 has synthetic elements come across which mare the scent and all in all it is too sweet. It smells like an Indian "Paan" Shop. Sweet, heavily cloying and full of roses, and musk.
I cannot believe this is anyone's favorite or ultimate scent. It is annoying, leaves you with a head ache, and people who smell it think of it a cheap air freshener, you know the one, with the roses, in the 70's, and 80's. Horrible horrible scent. I bought this on the reviews, and let that be a lesson to me, never by a fragrance, especially for this price blind. Luckily I did get it for £100, however I think that I overpaid by £100 for this rubbish, on a auction site, where testers are not allowed but apparently are if you get my drift.
I have worn this on a two occasions, and on both occasions, I cleared the tube and bus. Nobody wanted to sit next to me or within proximity to me. Its also deadly potent to, just two sprays and its goodnight Vienna, only you will be most likely to spend the bed room, or building alone!
the most beautiful fragrance in the world for me. I cannot live without this one.
It is so beautiful and elegant...
Powerful, sensual and full of charisma.
This is my signature scent..thank you so much Bond No. 9 for making this piece of art.
The beginning and end is oud - intense, rich but not dark, on the brighter side and not too synthetic. Later rose notes are added, a hint of harsher vetiver and wood notes. Simple, straightforward and convincing. Excellent silage and projection with a longevity of over eight hours. An oud for the bright side of life.
What more can I say other than absolute perfection on my skin. I love everything about this fragrance. Great projection.
Each and every time I wear this I get raves and compliments. Definitely my Signature scent. Plum and Rose are heavy here and not for a man with a faint heart. It is what it claims a New York sort of Oud.
05th May, 2014 (last edited: 25th February, 2015)