Originally Posted by chill123
I've been wearing this a lot recently and am surprised by the number compliments I get. I especially love the smoky dry down. It's brilliant.
Are there any similar scents which have the 'smoky' note more pronounced without the oud?
That smoky note is the oud.
A lot of people don't realize oud oil comes from the oud tree. Before the oil comes the wood which we fumigate.
Thats exactly what you're smelling in Oud Ispahan & Leather Oud.
Then later on oud oil can be extracted - oud oil being 99% of what oud based perfumes relate to.