Very nice. Oud Malaki reminds me a little bit of Tom Ford's Oud Wood, but I actually think this is better, at least in terms of performance. Oud Malaki starts out with a dry, spicy tobacco and smooth, synthetic oud. I'm not using the word "synthetic" negatively here--it's just to describe the type of oud note that this fragrance incorporates. Most fragrances use synthetic oud as opposed to the real stuff that is found in oud oils and attars, and smells completely different. Anyway, the beginning is spicy and substantial without feeling heavy, and the oud note is exceptionally smooth. It melds seamlessly to skin and radiates a warm, mellow glow that only a well-produced oud note can achieve. After an hour or so, Malaki transforms from its spicy tobacco and woods beginning to a rich amber base. The amber reflects tones of benzoin, vanilla, and caramel. Traces of its opening notes remain leaving their accent upon the amber and this is how the fragrance persists for the remainder of its time. Projection and longevity are both excellent (10--12 hours beginning with about 2-3 feet of projection).
Overall, Oud Malaki is an easy and comfortable wear. I was expecting something sort of "fancy," but it's not...and that's a good thing. It seems completely appropriate for a casual night out in the fall and winter months, but could just as easily be dressed up for a formal occasion. It's more cozy and homey than opulent, but it's also elegant and of an obviously high quality. If you enjoy Oud Wood, Maison Francis Kurkdjian's Oud, or fragrances such as Halston Man Amber or Ambre Sultan by Serge Lutens, then Oud Malaki is definitely worth investigating. Thumbs up for this absolute success from Chopard.
What a bang for your knock!another oud scent that is probably these days mod and now i am waiting for 1million oud and lacoste L_12_12 oud!!!OUD MALAKI and NOBLE VETIVER are the best men created by CHOPARD. this scents a rich spices and heady woods. Sultry, Strong,Sweet, Provocative, Warm,Bold and balanced.
OUD MALAKI is a heady woody spicy scent.exotic ingredients such as artemisia and grapefruit for refreshing spiciness and tobacco,leather,oud and woodsy notes for a touch of unexpected swagger mix with lavender for a composition full of the intrigue of other lands.the dry down has a deep alluring however i expected something more deep.
OUD MALAKI is for men are not afraid of their sensuality.I dont recommend it for the faint of heart at all.It emites a sense of mysteriousness and makes people wonder.classic guys with high style and subdued taste in scents will apperciate.This evening scent is definitely for cold weather.
Longevity?Noticeable on my skin.
Wow! Elegant, refined, and worthy of the Chopard name. I actually like this a little better than Creed's Royal Oud AND YSL M7 Oud Absolu .. and that's saying a lot. It's simply easier to wear and is just plain amazing. I'm no scent snob, but I will tell you I own the other Oud scents listed above and this one is simply more wearable. Period. I love the instant blast of incense followed by the powdery undertones and ultimately the Oud makes itself known. It's closer to Creed's formula than M7. No medicinal notes, but simply a gorgeous and elegant scent that captures attention. If you pass someone, especially a woman, expect heads to turn. It happened to me! What else could you ask for?
For an Oud, this is a nice one, without the heavy hardness of some other Ouds.
I sit this in with my creed royal Oud for softness and wearability everyday, as it's whole smell is neat, precise and clean.
The bottle is nice, and hits towards the whiskey notes that I find in the dry down. The good thing is I get None of the lavender. Also none of the tobacco, or at least not that smoky harsh Tobbaco that comes from some other frags.
All in all this is a great chopard. Probably their best, as it's worlds apart from their other cheaper fragrances.