I couldn't resist an offer on eBay recently and the 10ml Roll On has arrived today. Price was 15.00 Euro. It's called "Agarwood" - Real attar from agarwood (oud), destilled with sandalwood oil on jojoba oil base. 100% natural - no synthetics.
Now here's my impression:
The smell right after application is unbearable, smells disgusting, I think it's the jojoba oil which is responable for this mess. Aaarrrghhh! I only smell pungent jojoba oil with some woody undertones.
After fifteen minutes there's finally a distinctive oud note coming out which is projecting quite well and lots of sandalwood going on. The sandalwood is very close to the skin and gives the oud note a pleasant base. I like this kind of sandalwood, could be of a better quality, but the longer the scent lingers, the more sandalwood I get. More and more sandalwood, less and less oud. After one hour the show is over.
Having tested some Montales (Black Aoud, Royal Oud, Oud Cuir d'Arabie, Oud Queen Rose, Oud Lime) I know a little goes a long way and lasts almost all day. Somehow a 100ml bottle doesn't make sense with Montale, but the attraction of Oud Lime, Cuir d'Arabie or Black Oud is well worth the price IMHO. Maybe I'm looking for decants first .....