Strong, dark, fierce and unrelentingly masculine. These four words desribe my experience with the sample of Pure Oud I have been testing over the last couple of days.
From the first application the oud is present in all its glory. The saffron adds an extra edge to the oud and the combination of these two scents takes no prisoners. Over time Pure Oud changes very little on my skin, the saffron slowly fades and a little sweetrness makes itself present by the 4 hour mark but the main character of the fragrance remains. By the 8 hour mark this is basically a strongish skin scent that smells woody and warm and that compels one to sniff at the point of application. 24 hours later Pure Oud is still there to be found.