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I freaking LOVE THIS FRAGRANCE!!
I mean... I like/love many other fragrances, and there are still many I haven't smelled yet. But this Royal Oud is just out of this world I think. VERY classy, refined, elegant. I feel like I should be making a million dollars a day while wearing this.
I don't have a very developed nose so i'm not gonna detect very subtle nuances on many fragrances, but RO, to my nose, is almost perfection!
10/10 when it comes to smell
Sprayed it yesterday, lasted about two hours or so, which is a little annoying considering some Oud fragrances last much longer... but my nose gets tired very quickly with most fragrances anyway... maybe it was still projecting and I just couldn't smell it.
But again... this is a masterpiece!
Royal Oud is one of those scents that I like, but regret buying a full bottle. Longevity is above average, but my nose just gets tired of it after a while. The only other cologne I find this happens with is Tobacco Vanille. I guess the word is "linear" -- it pretty much smells the same throughout its stay. Looking to sell my bottle.
^^ I agree with you guys. Wasn't sure if it was an issue I was only experiencing myself or everybody. This is too bad!!
I'll have to experiment a little bit and see if I can make it last longer... spray more, closer to skin, in difference places, moisturizing... I just can't give up on it like this!! haha :)
No longevity problems with Royal Oud. And i do not agree that RO is generic. RO not smelling as oudy as some would want is not so much a problem with RO, but with expectations. There is oud in Royal Oud, but if one wants oud stronger, go Montale. Oud in RO is like a famous actor in an all-star cast. The name on the billboard does not take all the glory. In the large fragrance market there are many for whom the (low) oud level in RO is sufficient, hence its continued success in spite of criticisms here.
^^ For sure.
In Morocco, I grew up smelling oud pretty often. Most of it is burned directly to scent up the house. But most people only know oud through fragrances and oud oil, when burning up the Oud itself is as big of a tradition as wearing it.
I definitely feel the Oud in RO, it's just not the same oud scent as people are used to from fragrances. It's subtle, but it's there.