Originally Posted by Primrose
I was under the impression that all the Juliette scents were interpretations of rose notes. I naturally thought..oud AND rose.
I have Citizen Queen (in the bullet roll-on, which looks like a 50 cal. round...LOL!) and I adore it. I might spring for the EDT some day as I like this.
I understand Ricci has hired Francis Kurkdjian to do these scents!
Well yes, they are all rose scents, and yes obviously it was expected to be a rose and oud combo
. ... But I was hoping for perhaps a little more, something perhaps a little different, so as to differentiate a little from all the countless others. Perhaps use a different type of rose note (like a yellow one, or (?) !), or a slightly different type of oud (there are many to choose from!), or add some more other interesting notes not found in the other rose/oud compositions so far, so as to give the composition something different. ... But no such luck ! It really does just smell pretty much like all the other rose/oud combos I've tried lately. If I were blindfolded, I would not have been able to tell them apart ... I mean that similar !
("Heynow" is spot on with his description, it is pretty much like a softer, less intense Black Aoud. With half the "punch" and half the longevity. And yes, I suppose it is therefore a little more "wearable", and not so "in your face". Which would be a welcome feature for some. ... But I would definitely say. if you already have Black Aoud (or similar), you would not need this one too !)
Basically what I'm saying is, if you already have one of the better fave rose/oud combo's in your 'drobe. This one will not be needed as a second one. There is nothing setting it apart to warrant having this one as well ! ....
If it's your first though, then it's nice enough as an example of the "genre". Though I still think there are better ones already.
It actually does not seem or feel like a Kurkdjian scent either actually. ... I certainly wouldn't have guessed this was one of his compositions, had you not mentioned it !
... (I had actually been wondering who composed it ! )