Thanks for that great write up Dan. Much appreciated
I actually think I am tempted to buy a bottle of Oud Absolu now. I love the first reformulation. I do like the idea of mandarin being ampted up. I have a sample of Oud Absolu, but somehow cannot detect too much difference ( like you) with the first reformulation. That being said, I am not 'spraying' the vial. And actually, I have noticed that makes a difference in how I perceive the top notes.