This reminds me of Black Aoud by Montale, made with rose and Musk instead of rose and Aoud. Very strong rose like Louban, but with a strong sharp ink-note. I like it but not full bottle worthy.
Black Line opens with a nicely balanced duo of sweet-spicy rose and medicinal oud in the familiar style of the Montale line. I find the opening reminiscent of MFK’s Oud Silk Mood.
Gradually, the astringent and medicinal aspect fades as the sandalwood assumes a more prominent role.
The sandalwood remains, but is covered, tide-like, by a warm mixture of white musk and amber. At this phase, the fragrance becomes thick and sweet compared to the cool astringent opening. The transition takes hours and is smooth and seamless.
After 10-12 hours, Black Line lies close to the skin, but stirs and projects if you move and/or your skin warms up. It is sweet and pretty scent at this stage. After a shower and a night’s sleep, I can still clearly smell it on my skin.
Although there is nothing groundbreaking or attention-grabbing about this composition, it smells and feels like quality ingredients, and it’s very pretty without being delicate or particularly feminine. There’s something addicting about its quiet competence and beauty.
The opening of this fragrance is a popular sweet and musky rose followed by strong patchouli note and also spices and sandalwood.
Rose is strong and sweet like many rose based fragrances that you can find these days on the market.
The white musk here smell dirty and almost animalic.
The animalic feeling of the scent isn't like civet, it's different.
Have you ever touched sheep's skin? if you do, you will smell kind of a dirty and sticky smell on your hand!
This fragrance has the same feeling but it's much weaker and it's very interesting that if you sniff it up closely you can't detect this smell, but if you smell the scent cloud around you, you can feel it.
It's not bad but it's kind of a different animalic note.
The patchouli note give the scent a sharp edge and slightly earthy feeling.
The sandalwood here is a little bit medicinal at the start. something like "Montale Dark Oud" but it's weak and also settle down and loose that medicinal vibe pretty quick.
There are some spices in the scent too but they are in the background.
The opening is OK but it's familiar and I've smelt this combination before.
The mid and base of this fragrance is not that different. you will get just more white musk.
Projection is good at the start but the scent will die on you're skin pretty quick and longevity is around 4-5 hours.