With naturals, yes. Similar to poison ivy to my skin. 😢
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With naturals, yes. Similar to poison ivy to my skin. 😢
At one point I liked the reformulated version better too. Now I like all 3 the same.
I love how he always plays it off like he's not Josh's official spokesman. [emoji12] Love ya Dead!
I have to agree with the comments above. I bought a sample after hearing about it and I'm not impressed AT ALL. To me, it smells exactly like Dior Homme Cologne, Thierry Mugler Cologne and MANY...
I know this is a rather old post, but I just saw it. L'Homme, I must say, in eBay's defense, they can't just have someone claim a fake and let the buyer keep it to "destroy". Ebay doesn't know for a...
Don't drink it Jive.
I got this one quickly after it was released and I was quite impressed. As others have said, it is very well blended, seems to have more complexity than many other designer frags, and smells...
They are a very good quality oil for the price. I will suggest going with at least the middle priced oils though.
On the contrary. Myself and a few others on here can prove if it is indeed real and pure, or synthetic, based on weather it gives us a rash or not. So everyone send us samples to test for you. ;-)
Now that is a tough one. I happened to acquire a tiny sample of pure aged Mysore from one of the vendors mentioned, but that was a personal stash. I don't know where to acquire something of a high...
I've been loving the new Kenneth Cole Mankind, which to me is similar to Fierce, but better than both of these to MY nose.
I agree with all of this.
Agar Aura, Oudimentary, and Ensar Oud. Nuff said.
This. I realize you said no Creeds, but this is exactly what you're wanting.
I love wearing barnyard when it's 100+, but that's just for me. I wouldn't go anywhere like that.
This sounds very promising.
I own and love it. It has an icy cool vibe to it for sure, yet, not in a mentholated way at all. Hard to explain.
Yes, I have ordered plenty from A.A. Any of them would be great, but considering the site is down from now until June 20th, I would suggest Oudimentary as a lower priced high quality option. Their...
Please do yourself a favor and order some samples from Agar Aura. This is exactly what you're looking for.
It is on the site now.
I snagged a bottle of this and like it a lot.
I definitely agree with the last sentence here. Let's support naturals. You will not get better quality than buying from the 3 vendors listed in the last sentence above, and the prices can be just as...
I have found that dilluting pure oud oils in perfumer's alcohol actually kills the top notes.
Very true. But if this is actually due to them using some amount of naturals then it is not a quality control issue, and I welcome the variations with open arms.
Go with Agar Aura for samples. You'll get plenty of wearings out of each. Remember, a little bit of this goes a LONG way, and it'll develop on skin all day. I've never quite understood the perceived...
Phoenicia is located in the U.S. and Agar Aura in Canada. From Phoenicia go with the RealOud or RealOud Feral. Agar Aura makes blends with high quality oud oil, but mostly he sells pure artisinal...
Skip this and go with Agar Aura or Phoenicia for oud.
They're going to have to discontinue it due to the high costs of including so much pure oud in it. Just ask a sales representative.
Yikes indeed. Even using Paypal, they had to force him to respond. He said return it which costed me another $25. 6 months later my mailman arrived with it at my house. It had been refused. Worst...
Agreed. Nothing else compares.
If only they'd make it smell how it looks and not like a cupcake with 10 lbs. of frosting on it.
You might receive it broken or stale and you won't be getting your money back from that guy.
Is anyone able to paint a picture of Incense Pure for me compared to Naomi Goodsir's BdA? I ask because I envision I.P. smelling somewhat similar by the descriptions given.
Hence the fitting username. :-)
I'm wanting to swap this for a bottle of Phoenicia RealOud. Anyone interested please PM me.
This is not a new story with this seller. This same thing keeps happening again and again. It happened to me as well. To those who have had good luck buying here...you are lucky. Please everyone stop...
+1, everything he said. Especially about Tabac Aurea.
The upcoming Phoenicia release "Oud Taiga". Glorious!
I can pick up the hay and the honey if I pay close attention. But the overall scent of it is what I'm speaking of. Those notes don't translate to me that way as a whole unless I'm focused in and...
So very strange how different our perceptions can be. My wife and I get a pretty straight forward "apple pie", "bakery", or as you mentioned..."spiced cake" vibe from this right from the start. Never...
The whole time I'm not wearing anything I feel like I'm wasting the tons of juice that I have by not using it.
I was under the impression Kilian uses no naturals whatsoever. That's what my nose tells me, but of course I could be wrong.
Is anyone else sick and tired of hearing about $500 fragrances being underwhelming and costing $400 too much? Sheeeeesh, what does it take to get some interesting fragrances nowadays. Everything is...
LIDGE should last a good long while.
I have to agree with this. Once upon a time, a certain oud oil dealer sent me my 1st Hindi oud oil and was shocked that not only did I not want to scrub it off, but I picked up on all the glorious...
This. If you're gonna charge that price you need to compete with Phoenicia.
I'm wearing Tabac Aurea again tonight. She did a FANTASTIC job of balancing this out. This could easily be far too sweet for me, but something really keeps it at bay. Someone mentioned above that it...
I'm just now seeing this thread after some time away. Rynegne, you have now experienced a legitimate oud oil. Blended yes, but the real deal. I think you would like Feral just as much. Both are...
Seems like I read an interview where he said it was Norne. He said it is the fragrance he always wanted to make.
I say definitely give Sahara Noir a try.
I like many of those fragrances AND bands.
Huge metal lover and musician here. I do think my love for extreme and abrasive things in general plays into my taste for abrasive fragrances. I've always enjoyed riding fast motorcycles and playing...
The 2 I mentioned above I would recommend because I have them and like them. I haven't tried their more expensive ones, though I'm sure they're very good. I've also tried a few of their Malaysia...
It's probably the best prices out there for decent pure oils.
I have 1 ml. of this one. It's very good for the price. It's somewhat fruity on top, then gets dense and woody on the bottom. I'd prefer it to have turned up and brighter top notes, but it is a very...
Strange. I've never had anything go bad in a plastic atomizer.
FYI, I just returned a fake bottle if GIT to a seller on ebay. 1st one I'd ever come across. It had that outer picture sleeve around the box which was not pictured with the item on the listing.
I didn't stop gagging when I tried Black Afgano until I scrubbed it off. I was very close to throwing up. Now, on the other end of the spectrum...if I remember correctly, the 1st time I tried M7 I...
Puredistance M (yeah, I said that), Invasion Barber (yeah, I said that), Azzaro Pour Homme, and countless others.
Agreed. What a pain in the ass for customer service. They're an online discounter. They don't specialize in custom orders.
Haha...for some reason this is what I love about it.
When it's really hot...GIT and/or Erolfa for me. They're very unobtrusive to the nose when you're already uncomfortable from the heat.
I have to agree with this. While I do love dark fragrances, there's just something gloomy and unappealing about this one. It's the flinty wet basement part of it that I've never enjoyed. I've tried...
Yes, I was quite sure this was the case. It just doesn't smell AT ALL to me like it used to.
I used to like and wear Curve a lot. My wife liked it even more. I don't know if the formula's changed, or my nose has changed, but now when I try it out I just get this horrible almost metallic...
I don't think there's many women out there who don't like Curve to be honest.
At full retail price, it SHOULD contain the real stuff, but I can't believe they're trying to tell you that it does. I wonder if they actually believe that, or are they just deffacating from the...
The reason I say that there is NO oud in Royal Oud is that it does not smell like any oud, from any region of the world, at all. Could the tiniest trace of the real thing be there? Maybe. Could some...
I'm guessing this was for me. The whole story was he asked what kind of deodorant I wear. It is in fact Axe. But he was NOT smelling Axe because I only use the solid under the armpits, and this was...
I told a guy that asked yesterday that it was Axe. It was Tom Ford Oud Wood.
Yes, this is my only complaint about them. But for the $ saved...I don't mind.
Not debatable. There is not.
Wow, I find it very strange you've had such bad experiences with them. I haven't had a single problem, ever.
Too sweet for me.
Why would you pay the $330 from Creed instead of $155 from Fragrancenet? And, I just got a legit (tester) bottle for $119 shipped, so it can be had for even cheaper than $155.
I've bought plenty from Oudimentary. While not as high quality as Ensar, or Agar Aura, they sell pure oils. Not dilluted or adulterated in any way. If you want the real deal at a lower price, they...
I also agree this is an excellent assessment of the fragrance. I also THOUGHT I was getting Nag Champa, but wasn't sure until you said this.
I received a sample of Phoenicia's RealOud the other day. It's not just a realistic interpretation. Pretty much all I smell in it is pure Hindi oil. :-)
So I just received my sample set from Phoenicia. I am now officially a fan. This is what perfumery is SUPPOSED to be. We need more perfumers doing things like this! Oh, and David...if you're reading...
And yes, I do realize they asked about oud "based" fragrances.
You are not wrong at all. This is a wonderful fragrance, and one of the only ones in my recent memory of sampling that doesn't bore me. I like how it wears a lot. It wears like an essential oil in...
I only use Surrender To Chance now. Better prices, super fast, great service.
Correct, but I do wear Lonestar Memories in the summer. :-)
Congrats and enjoy, it's an absolutely delicious fragrance.
1. Don't try Tobacco Oud. 2. Sahara Noir is great.
Not a problem.
You can sample Kritsana Pa from Agar Aura for $27 shipped. You could get 7-10 wearings out of it. It's a gorgeous oil. Slightly floral, slightly fruity, with a fuzzy warmth to it. Oh...and at $260...
Yes, it's plenty to decide.
Wow. If there were a fragrance meant to be sprayed...
I'm going to make a tincture.
I get cherry soda from M7 as well.
This summer I found a full bottle of the Wild Country in a beautiful glass tobacco pipe bottle at a garage sale. Picked it up for a couple bucks! I tried to post a picture but it isn't working.