Originally Posted by deadidol
I love it. It's a bit of a gimmicky scent, but it's a total blast to wear. I don't find it animalic at all though -- it's mainly incense and oud.
I find it strong, but I've got a few that are even stronger ;)
I agree here. I get a very thick incense, oud, resin, woody type deal.
I can't speak for Black Afgano being watered down by Nasomatto, but i know for a fact that Duro and Pardon are.
I had a bottle from 2010 that i used once and gave to friend that loved it so much, i just had to give it to him. Then i bought another bottle of BA in 2012. 2nd wearing made me nauseous. I can't explain why. I ended up returning the bottle. Then when Neimans started carrying Nasomatto, i bought BA, Duro and Pardon all at once.
BA is just fine to me. Its got great longevity. And average projection. The bad thing is i don't remember exactly how my older 2 bottles of BA performed. I'm guessing not much different, otherwise i'd remember.
Duro and Pardon have been gimped. I still have my original bottles of these from when they launched. Pardon will melt your face! Just like i like it :D
However the new bottles i bought from neimans were majorly weak. So they went back immediately. I'll have to hold on to what i have left of my origi