Hi guys. I'm torn between these two fragrances. to those who already have sampled these, which do you think is well worth-owning? or at least, which would you buy first?
To me, both are excellent and both worth having. I bought PoaL when it came out and I have oud ispahan, which came out later, on my to-buy list.
To me, they feel different. Rose Ispahan is a smoother, more traditionally (in the middle eastern sense) oud-rose combination, supersmooth, slightly sweet, with the resinous, mineral, and woody aspects of oud in evidence.
So it's smooth, but rich and more exotic (to western noses at least).
In constrast, I see PoaL as a modern powerhouse. It's a rose with lifted by a potent woody amber, similar (but much better) than many modern masculines. Extremely radiant. So in the end I think it's whether you want something more modern-masculine, or smoother and sweeter.
BlackAOUD is similar to POAL? sure? i am really new to this and still need to buy POAL but your opinion is somewhat really different than i am reading all online..Poal even have AOUD?