This has a sweaty like aroma with rugged rough leather...nothingsweat about this. its bold and aggressive that's all you need to now about this.
Duro by Nasomatto, 2007
Rated #1477 in Fragrances
Strong opening. Right away I can sense that comparisons to Dark Aoud are merited, but for better or worse, Duro has a maraschino cherry on top. The oud shining brightly in the center happily keeps things far from gourmand, and certainly more masculine than not. In the drydown, the grenadine fades but never quite disappears. On the whole, it delivers a strong (but not massive) and slightly sweet oud note, even with a hint of powder after a while. Very likably simple. In comparison, Dark Auod is definitely louder, more aggressive, leathery, astringent, and overall medicinal. Duro seems a little more welcoming and friendly. But it is still an oud, so keep that in mind if oud is generally not your thing. Now, if you are wondering if oud is your sort of thing, both Dark Aoud and Duro are excellent. Sample both. While they are distinct enough, they might be duplicative in the wardrobe of a non-oud obsessive. (These comparisons are based on a side-by-side wearing.) Duros longevity on me was in the neighborhood of 5-6 hours, becoming a very nice skin scent for a few hours beyond.
I don't know what it is but this fragrance has some kind of aggressiveness to it I cannot stand. This is the kind of fragrance you just want to wear if you're properly dressed in a suit, not something you could rock in a casual outfit. A must test before buying.
Nasomatto's Duro is now five years down the road from it's release and has certainly won it's share of admirers and detractors alike. My recent estimation of Duro suffers no doubt from my having previously tested the more recently released Nasomatto Black Afgano and because the two fragrances bear some similarities in their notes. An incensey oriental vibe is common to both scents but Black Afgano has that delicious sharp spicy balsamic sweetness that is so fresh and appealing and never cloys. The oud that features so prominently in Duro is a rather nice one but when Duro and Black Afgano are experienced side by side Duro unfortunately seems as dull as a doornail. Maybe this is what Jacob Marley wore. Black Afgano is a distinctive composition, of that there is no doubt. It wins hands down over big brother Duro every time.
Don't disregard the notes about the strength and sillage of this cologne. It is powerful. I have very dry skin and I literally consume colognes. They're almost all gone within an hour, but this one stays around forever. Whenever I try this I can't help but think of a Dr. Pepper that's been left out in the sun. It has a syrupy (cough, soda, etc.) that I can't get around. Then someone's come along and tried to toughen it up by giving it some spice. Other's keep referring to it as brutish, etc. It reminds me of the guy who is not the brute, but oh so wants to be.
This is definitely synthetic in nature, to be precise it smells like synthetic aquilaria(oud) + camphor oil. This smells exactly like a $5 Synthetic Aquilaria concentrated perfume from Kelkar(India) which is used to make incense(agarbatti) sticks.
This is powerful. Not for the timid. Right out of the gate there's the leather and woods. Not sure what spices. This really does smell like aoud. This is drier without the roses and band aid smell. Very masculine. Not sure I could wear it everyday though. Strong stuff.
Medicine. Beautifully fragrant medicine of the cough-relieving kind. That is the initial impression I get from Duro. More so than the similar medicinal association attributed to YSLs M7 (which, to my nose, is more of what they have in common than outright smell). This impression stays with me for about 2-3 hours before the real beauty of Duro begins to emerge, without much evolution however. There must be something in the oud and its interplay with what resins are in Duro, that give off the mineral-like medicinal accord. Duro is woody and at the same time leathery and, with ambient warmth, slightly animalic. At times I get accords similar to wood-smoke doused by a very light drizzle. This is one frag I really love. Duro is the brute it is widely said to be. Its longevity is phenomenal (18-24 hours). Certainly, being extrait strength, a little goes a long way and needs to be applied with slight trepidation. I do not think the nose(s) behind Duro, or any Nasomatto for that matter, had mass appeal in mind when it was conceived, blended and bottled. It will only appeal to a niche of fragrance users. I feel privileged to belong to that niche. This is one very good scent. Quirky, but good.
Love this one... Really stands out, I would hardly call this unforgettable. The longevity is excellent and the scent is great. I really don't dig wood notes but for whatever reason I like this, and this entire scent is wood based pretty much. Great stuff...I am more into sweets \ gourmands, and this really suprised me.
The longevity is fantastic. You can spray some in the morning, work out, wash your wrists, and you'll still have the scent. I also discovered a great mix between Duro and Creed Green Irish Tweed. The smell was intense and immediate! I had compliments all day, I would suggest you try it and see what results you get. This is a great scent for the masculine man.
Duro by Nasomatto, 2007
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