Originally Posted by d4N13L
I bought from zahras:
1) Tom Oudh 12ml = $17
2) Tuscany Leather 12ml = $17
3) Surrati Black Aoud 12ml = $20
4) Swiss Arabian Mukhallat Malaki 1 - 12ml = $25
Total - $92
Not a great deal, and all blid (except black aoud, that i bought to know if the homage is better and longlasting than the original)
I will back here when they arrive
I received yesterday my 1 tola bottles of CPO, (Concentrate Parfum Oils, or Pure Parfum). I only take a sniff from the bottles, i did not use it yet.
I found Black Oud by Surrati very close to the Montale Black Aoud, at least in the sniif at the bottle.
I liked the others too, but i dont know the originals to compare.
Tom Oudh is very woodsy and sweet, i liked a lot, my favorite from the oils that i received.
Tuscany Leather has good quality, but i did not liked it, its a kinda leather that i hate (reminds the leather of Leather Oud by Dior Private Line, but in the Dior there are the oud and some sweetness, here there are only the leather that i dont like)
Mokhalat Malaki is very different, kinda herbal?
Originally Posted by DuNezDeBuzier
Last Fall, while working through a 4ml sampler of TF Oud Wood, I bought a tola of Ajaml Musk Ghazelle II and a 100ml bottle of Surrati's Oudy Woody from Zahras. Samples included Surrati's Black Oudh and Tom Oudh.
Call me a philistine, but the good thing about not having such a discerning nose:
- tom oudh is 'close enough' to the TF for my purposes
- black oudh is 'close enough' to Montale's (yes I have a bottle)
- all, whether TF or Surrati, resonate to the lab synthetic Oud/Agarwood one can get from places like perfumer's apprentice. real oud - agarwood oil sourced from reputable places referred to in the group discussions area of this site have an altogether different smell.
I went back for more Oudy Woody. At $27/per bottle, I liked it enough to have some fun with it and will likely be experimenting and adulterating portions with rose oils etc. in the future. The funny thing is, you can expect answers up and down the spectrum with such subjectivity. Check it out for yourselves.
And please don't get me wrong. If you possess a good nose maybe the TF and only the TF will give you the satisfaction you're looking for in this scent.
What is the difference between Tom Oudy and Oudy Woody?
Also, this 27usd 100ml is for the edp right?
Cause my Pure Parfum Oil cost 17usd for only 12ml (1 tola)
General experience with the blend is very good. Fantastic quality and a very fair price.