Originally Posted by Papi
So sorry to refresh and old thread but I had to.
I went there yesterday and I felt the place is a bit "dodgy". If they are real "Arabian Oud" retailer, I mean, would Dior, Micclef sell half price stock or do 50% off?
On the other hand I acknowledge also that scent is quickly disappearing from my skin
Any views on that company?
I visited Arabian Oud in Oxford St recently and I agree, the place does feel a bit 'dodgy' with what is apparently a permanent half price sale and a really pushy sales assistant (who couldn't get it into his head that all women don't want to smell like Jasmine). I can't complain though, I picked up a little bottle of a pure perfume oil called 'Musk Mutasallik' very cheaply - a blend of white musk, Istanbul rose and Indian wild rose - and it's really quite nice, sort of clean sheets with a lovely sweet, pure rose and strong kind of honeyed dusty muskiness (I'm new to Basenotes, my nose/powers of description are in their infancy). I don't wear it during the day but I find it really comforting to wear to bed..gone from my skin by morning but smells amazing when I catch whiffs of it off my hair if I happen not to wash it that day. So for me good value at 15 quid.
I sniffed a load of other stuff in there that smelt good and interesting..but my nose was already blasted from a few hours in Selfridges, also I don't know enough about what constitutes good quality for these kind of Arabian perfumes & oils. I'll defintely visit again though and have another go.