Originally Posted by Mr. TL
I immediately purchased OI after getting it as a sample with my OL purchase. Both amazing scents, but I'd say OI has this way of sticking around for days. I can always detect this faint sweet note on an article of clothing that immediately makes me do a double take. I've gotten nothing but compliments on both, and have been quite pleased with my purchase.
One thing I have noticed with OI; the dry-down reminds me a bit of "Black Afgano", while LO just gets plain "skanky" on me. It's a very primal, or animal-esque scent that I don't mind at all.
I keep coming back to Leather Oud. The skank factor in the dry down sometimes scares me, as I fear someone close to me would think I smell like, well, old urine perhaps. Wearing Leather Oud a few times again recently, though, after not having smelled it in a good while, I'm noticing two things. First, I LOVE the first several hours of this fragrance. It's warm, butch, spicy, a bit mysterious. Second, the skank effect later on doesn't always fully kick in, and I'm starting to enjoy it, as long as I don't stick my nose right in it. There's something about that spiced honey civet accord which comes across as both a bit lascivious but also warm and snuggly. Anyone else have that response to the dry down?
One thing's for sure: I really admire this fragrance, even if it sometimes still scares me a bit.