I've tried searching for reviews and seems it's a popular frag. Any good ?. Does it smell like Dark Aoud (Band-Aid) ?.
Thank you very much!.
I briefly smelled Sand Aoud and I was not immediately impressed. I was smelling quite a few things so maybe I needed to focus on it more. It's got great reviews for the most part.
I also tried (and remember) Mancera Black Intensive Oud and I swear it was very similar to ADP Colonia Assoluta. I know it sounds weird but it was a dead ringer for me. I kept wondering why I liked it so much and why it smelled familiar. That was it.
Sand Aoud smells nothing like Black Aoud.
Sand Aoud opens with tart blackcurrants and dusty spice, probably nutmeg or cardamom along with saffron. The fruit note fades very quickly and for me the fragrance is dominated by the spices, backed by a touch of incense and softened lightly by a delicate rose.
It eventually dries down to a sweet, musky, spicy base where the dominant notes are vanilla and musk. The spices linger in the base but have mellowed and are more integrated into the whole.
Oud is used lightly. It can be detected in the middle stage and in the drydown, but plays second fiddle to the other notes, providing sort of a background "drone" rather than contributing to the melody. I suppose the "Band-Aid" smell is there, but is difficult to separate from the tiny bit of patchouli, which floats around in there somewhere, and the incense.
Sand Aoud isn't, for most of its life, a soft fragrance. It's rather forward and slightly aggressive due to the spices and incense, and while it softens during the final stage, it never reaches a smooth, creamy, dreamy texture.
Hi! I bought Sand Aoud instantly after one short sniff & find it fantastic. It seems I`m getting rose-notes where others get the blackcurrent. To me it is more of a dark rose-scent in the manner of Czech & Speake Dark Rose. The floral, spices, patchouli, oudh & woodsmoke seem to be in perfect balance. This scent is a dark floral-oriental-woody with some sparkling minutes at the beginning & an elegant dry finish. It`s a touch sweeter & by far more playful (and less straight) than "Dark Oudh". If you`re interested in an outstanding Oudh-scent it might be worth to take a look at "Oud ImpĂ©rial" by the house of Perris Monte Carlo.
Some posts mentioned it's like Aventus. I have Aventus already and I like it a lot. I don't think I want to add another Aventus vibe.